Category Archives: Advocacy

The Central Library Plan Deserves an Educated Public Debate | Seth Baum

I know of no safe repository of the ultimate power of society but the people. And if we think them not enlightened enough, the remedy is not to take power from them, but to inform them by education. — Thomas … Continue reading

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Still Relevant? A Talk With a Librarian | Mark Rubinstein

Cynde Bloom Lahey began working in a library during high school. She received a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Southern Connecticut University in 1989 and has been a librarian throughout her professional life. She is now Programming Specialist at … Continue reading

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Library Service to the Homeless » Public Libraries Online

by Amy Mars on April 26, 2013 34 Public libraries are a primary source of information and refuge for the poor and disenfranchised. However, many public libraries have enacted policies that limit homeless patrons’ access to library resources. These policies … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in Harlem Saturday, March 1st 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Save-The-Date Saturday, March 1st Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in Harlem Harlem Library in Mount Morris Park   Harlem, neighboring uptown residents, and the general public are invited to an upcoming Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Saturday March 1st, at the main Harlem library, on … Continue reading

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AFSCME | The Library: Our Forgotten Pleasure

by Michael Bookman  |  February 20, 2014 Imagine a building with hundreds upon thousands of books, row after row of desks for work and study, and computers linked to dependable, high-speed internet connecting rural and urban communities across the world. Imagine if … Continue reading

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The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie at Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch 3/2/14 1 PM

The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie Join biographer David Nasaw in this Kahn Humanities Lecture as he shares the story of how Andrew Carnegie amassed his fortune and why he committed so much of it to building almost 2,000 public libraries … Continue reading

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Why libraries deserve to be hip – Salon.com

Mary Elizabeth Williams (Credit: track5 via iStock) This afternoon, I’m picking up my younger daughter from school and I’m taking her someplace special. It’s a place she and I can look at works by local artists, where we can read … Continue reading

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National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) | Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) | Advocacy, Legislation & Issues.

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Libraries Expand Support for World Book Night

By Michelle Lee on February 10, 2014 Library participation in World Book Night US is increasing, with libraries hosting launch events around the country for the fourth iteration of the annual April 23 event, which encourages public reading by distributing … Continue reading

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Contact Your Elected Officials

Contact Your Elected Representatives NOW Restore Library Aid Funding in the FY14-15 Budget State library aid is now at 1997 levels, and $20M less than state Education Law mandates. Libraries are a core piece of our state’s educational system, yet … Continue reading

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