A Nevada sheriff responded to a local library considering support for Black Lives Matter by posting a critical open letter. In it, the sheriff said any support for the movement also supports violence and anti-police behaviour. He also told the library that it shouldn’t bother calling 911 and wished staff […]
Becoming an entrepreneur or starting a small business can come with many financial challenges. While most of us associate libraries with childhood memories of borrowing books and DVDs, libraries today are actually being used more and more by budding businesspeople. At their local branch, entrepreneurs can attend business and resume […]
Streaming service Kanopy was founded by Australian Olivia Humphrey in 2008. It lets users stream movies for free using their library membership. Humphrey told Business Insider Australia the platform focuses on “thoughtful” films. Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage for more stories. Olivia Humphrey, founder of online streaming service Kanopy, doesn’t […]
Someone keeps hiding an Idaho library’s books that criticise Trump or promote progressive values, putting them in obscure parts of the library where people can’t find them. Coeur d’Alene Public Library staff haven’t been able to figure out who has been moving the books over the past few months, but […]
Georgia Tech recently finished the first phase of a major renovation to its campus library that resulted in more than 95% of its physical books being moved to an off-campus location. The move is making way for more spaces for seating, rooms for student collaboration, and multimedia studios. It signals […]
Before ebooks, Kindles, and the rise of the internet, there were libraries. Of course, libraries are still around today. But as they update their cataloging systems to computers and phase out books that are falling apart, some of their history – and the histories of their patrons – is lost. […]
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VIDEO: The New York Public Library announced they have completed its conveyor system for requested media. The $2.6 million system uses 24 carts to truck books through the library's 11 stories to the Rose Reading Room. Here's how it works, and what it's like to ride inside one.