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Library Journal: Inside Track

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When Disparate Tax Bases Mean Weaker Libraries, Is it Time To Forge a County District?
In the suburban counties of Long Island, NY, there's a huge disparity in library service, and in some communities where service lags, households ar...

Sacramento Library Usage Boom Can't Be Unqualified Success
While use of the Sacramento Public Library (SPL) has steadily increased in the last fiscal year, according to the Sacramento Bee, that still c...

Was a Speed-Texting Librarian Hampered by Technology?
It's not surprising that Joanna Axelrod, a youth services librarian at Escondido Public Library, CA, couldn't quite win a $50,000 speed-texting com...

Another Public Library Tests the Kindle, Sort Of
The Rancho Mirage Public Library (RMPL), CA, is the second public library (to my knowledge) that has decided to offer the Kindle eb...

Ray Bradbury Op-Ed Blasts Long Beach Main Closing
Ray Bradbury blasted the proposed closing of the Long Beach Main Library to help balance the city’s budget, calling it a “heartbreak an...

Sacramento Board Rejects Grand Jury; Friends Official Rejects Board
It's no surprise that the board of the Sacramento Public Library (SPL) has rejected a grand jury’s report slamming the library on m...

From the Oregon Library Association, Concern About Outsourcing
Libraries in southwest Oregon have been through some significant gyrations recently, as cessation of timber payments led to the closure of the Jack...

DC Public Library Won't Cut Hours, Jobs After All
Last week, we reported that the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) faced a potential $2 million budget cut, with attendant loss of hours an...

In Long Beach, the Newspaper Supports Closing the Main Library
I reported last week on Long Beach, CA, Mayor Bob Foster's plan to close the Long Beach Public Library's Main Library downtown and at the sam...

Libraries That Rocked The House
On July 26, the crowd at downtown Cleveland's House of Blues went wild as 13 rockstars rushed the stage. It would perhaps be more accurate t...