Semester at Sea, a study-abroad program managed by the Institute for Shipboard Education in Charlottesville, Virginia, is making its 100th voyage this fall and University of Virginia librarian and composer Fred O’Bryant has written a concert march to commemorate the occasion. The Charlottesville Municipal Band premiered “MV Explorer,” named for the Semester at Sea ship, at a November 22 concert. O’Bryant is applied sciences librarian at the Charles L.
After a lively discussion at their November 19 library board meeting, trustees of the Ames (Iowa) Public Library voted 6-1 to keep Sex, Etc., a magazine written by teens for teens, in the young adult section of the library. The Ames Tribunereported November 20 that most of the people who spoke up at the meeting thought the library should keep the magazine freely available.
American Libraries is now accepting submissions for our annual Library Design Showcase, to be published in the April 2010 issue.
This is a showcase of new and newly renovated or expanded libraries of all types.
Join us in Boston for these two shouldn't-be-missed events sponsored by the ALA Office for Library Advocacy:
Surviving in a Tough Economy: An Advocacy Institute Workshop, Friday, January 15, 2010, 1:30 - 5 p.m., Boston Public Library- McKim Lower Level, 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116