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LPC Evaluating Rizzoli Interior | Save Rizzoli

    As recently reported, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is now considering an 11th hour appeal to landmark Rizzoli Bookstore’s historic interior. Although the LPC had previously evaluated the exterior of the building, their evaluation report did not examine the … Continue reading

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How Public Libraries Are Solving America’s Reading Problem

  Comment Now Follow Comments We have a reading problem in the United States.  It’s not that people aren’t reading: in fact the Pew Research Center reports that 76% of adults have read a book in the past year.  Even … Continue reading

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This Guy Drew a Cat. You Won’t Believe What Happened 4 Centuries Later. – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Franz Helm’s illustrated manual on pyrotechnic weapons was around for more than four centuries before it went viral. When the German artillery expert wrote the manual, in the mid-1500s, he unwittingly created a piece of media ideally suited to the … Continue reading

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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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Pullman: ‘every school should have a good library’ | The Bookseller

Philip Pullman has spoken out in defence of school libraries, saying it is “very important that every school, secondary or primary, should have a properly staffed, and properly equipped and properly furnished library.” Speaking on Radio 4’s “Today” programme this … Continue reading

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Heather Varughese John on “Dr. X” and Medical Education–The Iago Galdston Lecture at NYAM–Tuesday, March 25 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for the sixth event in the 2013–2014 History of Medicine lecture series, sponsored by the Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine: Dr. Heather Varughese John, Independent Scholar, … 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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The ‘M’ Word – Marketing Libraries Marketing tips and trends for libraries and non-profits Thursday, March 06, 2014 Great Posters, for Free

Do you sometimes see images online and wish you could print them out for your own library? It’s often hard to tell who created the images or what the copyright status is.  Well, here are 2 great posters that promote … Continue reading

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Public Library: An American Commons Thursday, Mar 20, 7 pm Dweck Center at Central Library

March 2014     Library built by ex-slaves, Allensworth, CA; Photo © Robert Dawson, 1995   Public Library: An American Commons Join photographer Bob Dawson and author Pete Hamill as Dawson presents a photographic survey of public libraries throughout the … Continue reading

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The Center for Book Arts upcoming events Spring 2014

Birds of a feather announcements: The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and … Continue reading

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