Magazine article Computers in Libraries

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Magazine article Computers in Libraries

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'"Everyone is always welcomed at the library," NYPL President Tony Marx said. "Free books, free use of computers, educational programs ... We do not want people locked up."'

-'Rikers Island Opens Its First Ever Permanent Public Library,' Andrew LaSane, Mental Floss, July 28, 2016

The U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Carla Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress. She is the first professional librarian to be confirmed in more than 60 years. Hayden is director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore and a past president of the American Library Association.

The New Jersey State Librarian announced that Margaret Nizolek has been selected as the New Jersey State Library's new chief deputy state librarian and director of the State Library Information Center (SLIC). In this position, she will organize, plan, and direct all aspects of SLIC's operations. She served the State Library for 39 years in various positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as the associate director of SLIC and head of reference services. Nizolek started her career at the State Library as a reference librarian in 1977.

The American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy announced that Marc Gartler is the new chair of its advisory committee. He serves at two neighborhood branches for Madison Public Library in Wisconsin, received the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, and was a college library director. He is a graduate of the PLA( Public Library Association) Leadership Academy and holds an M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois-UrbanaChampaign.

LYRASIS announced that Annie Peterson received the Esther J. Piercy Award from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). This honor recognizes contributions in library collections and technical services by a librarian with no more than 10 years of professional experience. …

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