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April 2015 | Volume 63 | Number 2
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A Message from the President...
2015 April e-Bulletin President’s Report, from Geoff Kirkpatrick
April is finally here and it is my sincere hope that spring arrives with it. et time is upon us. I want to thank everyone for the fantastic turnout at NYLA Advocacy Day, and the subsequent record response to the electronic requests for people to take action on the state budget. Expanding our advocacy base beyond library employees and trustees is a major goal for our organization. We know that our message has an impact at the state level. This year’s response was the biggest ever, and I would love to see an even larger response next year.
Did You Know that Film Screenplays are Housed at Binghamton University Libraries?
By: Laura Evans, Metadata and Cataloging Librarian, Binghamton University Libraries
Are you interested in B-movies and Hollywood classics? Have you ever wondered how the first draft screenplay of a film differs from the final version? Are you curious to see handwritten notes from well-known actors, photos from costume designers, and letters from film censors? If so, visit the Binghamton University Libraries’ Special Collections, which is now home to a large collection of original film screenplays.
Former Lives of Libraries: Jefferson Market Branch of NYPL
Originally a courthouse, the Jefferson Market Library has served the Greenwich Village community for over forty years. The building, a New York City landmark, was designed by architects Frederick Clark Withers and Calvert Vaux (who also assisted in the design of Central Park) in a Victorian Gothic style. It was erected—along with an adjacent prison and market—between 1875 and 1877 and cost the city almost $360,000.
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