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I Will Survive
May 15, 2013... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "Some stories of survival leave powerful imprints on human consciousness: a wrist stuck under a boulder; a teenager stranded with only a hatchet; cloned dinosaurs on a rampage. Such images leave us white-knuckled with tense jaws and a ferocious desire to know what will...
Send Me Your Library Cats: It's Time to Recognize Feline Staff Members
May 15, 2013... CATS ARE FREQUENTLY A PART OF THE LIBRARY landscape. Just as they find a nook in shops, cats find a shelf at many libraries and add their feline charm to the service. Other animals have a library role, particularly therapy dogs. But I'm not sure that any other animal rises to the level of...
A Media Message: Moving to Another Medium Makes Books More Accessible
May 15, 2013... IT WAS LIKE RECONNECTING WITH AN OLD FRIEND, one who was wiser and more experienced but also jaded and cynical Years ago, I had tired of his sour observations on our society and culture, but I still treasured memories of his sometimes violent and often sexy adventures. I'm talking about Travis...
KY Library Suits Threaten Funding Statewide
May 15, 2013... Courtroom setbacks handed out to two northern Kentucky library districts have placed their ability to collect tax revenue in jeopardy. The litigation stems from a legal assault launched by six members of the Northern Kentucky Tea Party against these libraries' ability to collect tax money...
Planned Brooklyn Branch Sales Provoke Concern
May 15, 2013... Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is planning to sell two aging libraries that are occupying valuable land and work with real estate developers to include library facilities in residential towers. To BPL officials, it's a no-brainer: not only would the sales eliminate major maintenance bills, the...