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Obama unveils presidential library designs

Obama unveils presidential library designs

Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the vision for his presidential library in Chicago, a modern, $500 million project he hopes will be a training ground for future leaders housed in the city that launched his career. Speaking on the city’s south side near the center’s future site, the former President Obama revealed drawings and a … Continue reading Obama unveils presidential library designs

IGNOU aims to create virtual library

Initiative by university, Culture Ministry, Kolkata foundation The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started imparting training to build a large force of library professionals to create a National Virtual Library of India. IGNOU Vice-Chancellor Ravindra Kumar on Tuesday inaugurated a five-day training workshop, organised jointly by the university, the Ministry of Culture and … Continue reading IGNOU aims to create virtual library

Access to education, a must for all in Lagos – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has formally unveiled the State Digital Library, reiterating his administration’s commitment to provide access to education for all. Governor Ambode, who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello at the launch of the Lagos State Digital Library held at the Landmark Event Center, Victoria Island, … Continue reading Access to education, a must for all in Lagos – Ambode

Building a library, brick by brick

MOOERS — The Mooers Free Library Board of Trustees has formally kicked off their “Brick by Brick” fundraising project. The new library building is approaching its final stages for completion, according to organizers, as the Board of Trustees prepares for the library’s 100th anniversary in September. The flooring, lighting, interior doors, bathroom and storage room need … Continue reading Building a library, brick by brick

Library Systems Report 2017

The library technology industry has entered a new phase: business consolidation and technology innovation. Development of products and services to support the increasingly complex work of libraries remains in an ever-decreasing number of hands. Not only have technology-focused companies consolidated themselves, they have become subsumed within higher-level organizations with broad portfolios of diverse business activities. … Continue reading Library Systems Report 2017

Library director celebrating 40 years on the job

Laureen Riedesel is closing the book on another decade of running the Beatrice Public Library, marking 40 years as its director. In the last four decades, Riedesel has worked from two buildings, transitioned from stamping library cards to electronic scanning and witnessed firsthand the phenomenon of several book crazes. Riedesel said she was very lucky … Continue reading Library director celebrating 40 years on the job