American Libraries

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 10, November

Cuban Libraries: 30 Years after the Revolution; despite Third World Conditions and a U.S. Embargo, Cuba's Many Libraries Support Development and Provide Culture
Cuban libraries: 30 years after the revolution CUBAN LIBRARIAN MARIA Cristina Santos recalls with pride her first visit to Santiago in early 1989 to participate in a symposium at the city's provincial library. The highlight was seeing the library...
Delinquent Youth Write and Illustrate Their Own Books; Apple Grant Funds User-Friendly Equipment in Detention Center School
Delinquent youth write and illustrate their own books The project was one of 12 that received funding out of 1,350 proposals from the United States, Italy, Guam, Latvia, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Britain, France, Holland, Costa Rica,...
Despite Detractors, Plan for Grosse Pointe PL Clears Council
Despite detractors, plan for Grosse Pointe PL clears council Not even being dubbed a "public nuisance" by Mayor Joseph Fromm last spring has kept Grosse Pointe (Mich.) Public Library from finally winning approval to bring a $7.6 million bond issue...
In Praise of Older Recruits
In praise of older recruits ALA's Planning Committee has correctly identified personnel resources as a critical concern. It's a complex issue, and one component--recruitment--will be much discussed. The evidence of the senses shouts that the problem...
LC Revises Cataloging Priorities to Emphasize Research Value
LC revises cataloging priorities to emphasize research value In a move nearly two years in the making, the Library of Congress has revised its Cataloging Priorities for Monographs, Serials, and Microforms, the internal system LC uses to determine...
Librarians and Other Academics Strike on Three Campuses
Librarians and other academics strike on three campuses Before hitting the books this school year, librarians hit the picket lines with their academic colleagues in work actions against the University of Bridgeport (Conn.); Temple University in Philadelphia,...
Librarians as Money Makers: The Bottom Line
Librarians as money makers: The bottom line WHEREVER THERE IS confusion, wherever things are in a mess, there is an opportunity for a librarian. By seizing such opportunities, many librarians now earn their livings nontraditionally. Some work...
Libraries and Librarians Respond to the Persian Gulf Crisis
Libraries and librarians respond to the Persian Gulf crisis At Presentation College in Aberdeen, S. Dak., head librarian Arvyce Burns is busy cataloging and processing interlibrary loans for her absent assistant, librarian Anita Brick. Brick isn't...
Library Head Blamed for Marine Jet Crash
Library head blamed for Marine jet crash The head of the Technical Publications Library at Willow Grove (Pa.) Naval Air Station is one of two Marines recently discharged after investigators judged them responsible for the January crash of an A-4 attack...
Smaller Increases Than in 1989; Mirroring the National Economy, Librarians' Salary Gains Slowed Significantly in 1990
Smaller increases than in 1989 BETWEEN JANUARY 1989 AND January 1990, the average salary for librarians increased 4.3%--slightly below the increase in comparable occupations reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in the April 1990 Monthly...
Stakes Rise in Lawsuit against N.J. Public Library
Stakes rise in lawsuit against N.J. public library Richard Kreimer now has some high-powered legal help, and the stakes in his lawsuit (AL, Nov. 1989, p. 950-951) against a New Jersey public library are rising. A team of three attorneys appointed...
The Unfulfilled Promise of Resource Sharing; an Examination of Interlibrary Loan Practices Reveals Little Progress toward Equalized Public Library Service
The unfulfilled promise of resource sharing RESOURCE SHARING HAS AT least three components: interlibrary loans, intrablibrary loans between agencies of a single system, and reciprocal borrowing. All involve sharing the resources of different library...
Transatlantic or Transcampus, Librarians Move to New Posts
Transatlantic or transcampus, librarians move to new posts A quartet of prominent librarians are changing addresses and taking on new posts in university libraries and library schools across the country. One address change will only be across campus;...
Union Lobbies City to Fire Library Director
Union lobbies city to fire library director Waving yellow fliers that called for the ouster of Santa Ana (Calif.) Public Library Director Robert Richard, some 80 library employees and other union members showed up at an Oct. 1 city council meeting...
U. of Wisconsin Library Dean Resigns over IBM Contract
U. of Wisconsin library dean resigns over IBM contract Because the university simultaneously negotiated a $4 million deal with IBM and courted a $5 million gift from the company, D. Kaye Gapen's service as a consultant to IBM while she was dean of...
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