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February 2014 | Volume 62 | Number 1
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A Message from the President...
2014 January e-Bulletin President’s Report, from Sara Kelly Johns
Stand Up for Libraries: Participate in Library Legislative Day. $4 million dollars that we worked hard to get added to last year’s state aid disappeared in this year’s Governor’s budget in a year that is supposed to have more available state funding. WHAT? New York’s citizens need stronger, more vital libraries; cutting back those funds is a step back that we cannot let the legislature take.
Ten New York Libraries Receive Grants from NEH for Muslim Awareness
Briarcliff Manor Public Library, College at Brockport, Drake Memorial Library at SUNY Brockport, Hostos Community College Library (Bronx), New York City College of Technology Library (Brooklyn), East Meadow Public Library, Crandall Public Library (Glenn Falls), Mt. Kisco Public Library, Clinton Essex Franklin Library System (Plattsburgh), Saranac Lake Free Library and Utica Public Library are among the 125 recipients of The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), programming grants of $3,500 - 4,500 to host a Let’s Talk About It reading and discussion series featuring some of the materials included in the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys. The selected sites represent 54 public libraries, 47 academic libraries, 11 community college libraries and 13 state humanities councils in 38 states and the District of Columbia.
Wikipedia Institutional Partnerships in New York City
By Dorothy Howard
The number of cultural heritage institutions, libraries, and archives in New York that are editing Wikipedia has been growing at an ever-increasing rate thanks to locally organized GLAM-Wiki (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums, Wikipedia) activities. The GLAM-Wiki movement, inaugurated by librarians Liam Wyatt at the British Museum in 2010, is a project to promote cultural heritage professionals to add the research, citations, and digitized resources to Wikipedia. The key impetus of the project: to promote public access to institutional resources and contribute freely licensed images to the public domain.
Major Owens Remembered
Library Advocacy Day