library services – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 17:06:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://savemynjlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png library services – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ 32 32 Clarkson University Libraries First University Library to Complete Sustainable Libraries… | News https://savemynjlibrary.org/clarkson-university-libraries-first-university-library-to-complete-sustainable-libraries-news/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 16:45:14 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/clarkson-university-libraries-first-university-library-to-complete-sustainable-libraries-news/ Potsdam, NY, March 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clarkson University Libraries has just become the first university library to complete the rigorous Sustainable Libraries Initiative certification program. The academic certification program encourages collaboration with other campus sustainability efforts and reaches beyond the university to position the university library as a resource and leader in broader […]]]>

Potsdam, NY, March 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clarkson University Libraries has just become the first university library to complete the rigorous Sustainable Libraries Initiative certification program. The academic certification program encourages collaboration with other campus sustainability efforts and reaches beyond the university to position the university library as a resource and leader in broader community resilience.

“Participation on various university committees over the past few years has helped us position Clarkson University Libraries as a critical agency in the campus sustainability mission. We know that environmental sustainability is at the heart of Clarkson’s business. The University has consistently achieved gold ratings from the Higher Education Sustainability Monitoring, Evaluation and Rating System (AASHE STARS). The mission of our libraries says: “Incorporate sustainability issues into all of our practices. From our perspective, this statement sets the tone for all faculty and staff to align their decisions, big and small, with environmental best practices, consideration of social equity and accountability. financial,” said Dean of Libraries Michelle Young. .

With all campus facilities working together to reduce waste and find ways to recycle as much as possible, there is a collaborative and transformational vision for sustainability that fosters new ideas. Newly renovated spaces on campus, including the libraries, feature Energy Star-qualified computers and appliances, LED lighting, and energy-efficient HVAC systems and low-flow plumbing fixtures. Clarkson University uses the Siemens tracking system to compile and monitor energy consumption across the campus. There is a 12-acre, 2-megawatt solar field to generate clean energy for the campus.

Libraries purchase paper products ensuring the highest possible recycled content and ban polystyrene products. Reusable utensils and dishes are used in the library kitchen. In addition to environmental sustainability, Clarkson University Libraries’ commitment to fiscal responsibility, community engagement, and social well-being is essential to meeting the full triple bottom line definition used by the SLCP. Both within the library and across campus, there is a stated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. This has been demonstrated by actions such as the creation and publication of an anti-discrimination reading list, Expanding our Worldview, which includes a reading list and multimedia resources to help students consider new perspectives and challenge to find a broader context to understand the experiences of others.

Recent space renovations at Clarkson University Libraries have focused on their physical space and storage. Creating more study spaces and small groups accessible to the public resulted in a reduction in storage of 1.25 miles of print journals. With more archives available electronically, the library has maintained access to most of these holdings without the need for physical space. Limited space for printed materials is both a challenge and an advantage. The libraries’ willingness to try an innovative open floor plan earned them the respect of faculty, colleagues, and university administration and helped promote the library as a modern institution on campus. The challenge of holding limited print resources has led to marketing and outreach efforts that seek to redefine library services for their campus community. Libraries participate in campus events focused on sustainability. Together with the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, they are planning an Earth Day celebration this year.

The Sustainable Libraries Initiative will continue to pilot its academic library certification program with a full national rollout of the program expected later this year. To learn more about the Sustainable Libraries Initiative, click here: https://sustainablelibrariesinitiative.org/

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Donation will help rebuild West Lexington Public Library Branch https://savemynjlibrary.org/donation-will-help-rebuild-west-lexington-public-library-branch/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 00:37:21 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/donation-will-help-rebuild-west-lexington-public-library-branch/ The Marksbury Family Foundation has committed the main donation for the fundraising campaign LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Public Library and the Lexington Public Library Foundation announced Wednesday that the Marksbury Family Foundation has committed the lead donation for the fundraising campaign to rebuild the corner library branch. from Versailles Road and Village Drive. […]]]>
The Marksbury Family Foundation has committed the main donation for the fundraising campaign

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Public Library and the Lexington Public Library Foundation announced Wednesday that the Marksbury Family Foundation has committed the lead donation for the fundraising campaign to rebuild the corner library branch. from Versailles Road and Village Drive. In recognition of the foundation’s generosity, the new facility will be named the Marksbury Family Branch when it opens in 2024, according to the library.

The library purchased the site in late 2020 after renting the facility for 15 years, with the intention of demolishing the current building.

A new two-story facility will replace it with nearly triple the space available for library services. The new building will include community and study rooms, a dedicated classroom, craft space, outdoor reading area, expanded adult and children’s spaces, and a drive-thru window where customers can pick up and return the borrowed material.

The Library estimates that it will serve approximately 1 million visitors per year at this location.

The Library Foundation has pledged to raise $5.3 million to support this $17 million project through a public-private partnership.

The Marksbury Family Foundation, founded by Davis Marksbury, invests in innovative projects that provide lasting opportunity and change the lives of individuals and communities.

“We are thrilled to invest in this community-wide resource, which provides countless educational resources for everyone in the greater Lexington area,” said Logan Marksbury, president of the Marksbury Family Foundation. “Our family has been very fortunate and we love providing new opportunities for others to succeed through our Foundation.”

The Marksbury Family Foundation has supported the University of Kentucky, the Lexington Leadership Foundation’s Woodhill Community Center, the Blue Grass Community Foundation’s Good Giving Challenge, and many other projects in educational and entrepreneurial spaces.

This donation is the largest commitment in the history of the Lexington Public Library Foundation, which has supported our public library system since 1997.

“The Library Foundation’s fundraising success is a testament to the commitment of our donors and the impact of the Lexington Public Library system,” said Erin Serrate, Chair of the Library Foundation Board of Trustees. . “Like the people it serves, the Library has unlimited potential, and our role is to ensure that the Library has the financial resources it needs to meet the educational needs of our community.

The Library Foundation supports new projects, capital needs and specialized programs. Recent investments include Destination Kindergarten (with the PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great initiative), the Eastside Branch (contributing $1.3 million to the project), and the Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab, which will open later this month.

“Our library system thrives when our community comes together,” said Executive Director Heather Dieffenbach. “We are grateful for the support of the Marksbury Family Foundation and the leadership of the Lexington Public Library Foundation. Together, we will accomplish great things to support the citizens of Central Kentucky. For more information about the project or to get involved, please visit www.lexpublib.org/village.

For general information about the Lexington Public Library, their programs and partners, please visit www.lexpublib.org and their social media pages @lexpublib.

Follow the Library Foundation on Facebook at @lexingtonpubliclibraryfoundation or visit www.lexpublib.org/foundation.

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Clarkson University Libraries is the first university library to complete the Sustainable Library Certification Program https://savemynjlibrary.org/clarkson-university-libraries-is-the-first-university-library-to-complete-the-sustainable-library-certification-program/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 19:36:37 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/clarkson-university-libraries-is-the-first-university-library-to-complete-the-sustainable-library-certification-program/ Clarkson University Libraries has just become the first university library to complete the rigorous Sustainable Libraries Initiative certification program. The academic certification program encourages collaboration with other campus sustainability efforts and reaches beyond the university to position the university library as a resource and leader in broader community resilience. “Participation on various university committees over […]]]>

Clarkson University Libraries has just become the first university library to complete the rigorous Sustainable Libraries Initiative certification program. The academic certification program encourages collaboration with other campus sustainability efforts and reaches beyond the university to position the university library as a resource and leader in broader community resilience.

“Participation on various university committees over the past few years has helped us position Clarkson University Libraries as a critical agency in the campus sustainability mission. We know that environmental sustainability is at the heart of Clarkson’s business. The University has consistently achieved gold ratings from the Higher Education Sustainability Monitoring, Evaluation and Rating System (AASHE STARS). The mission of our libraries says: “Incorporate sustainability issues into all of our practices. From our perspective, this statement sets the tone for all faculty and staff to align their decisions, big and small, with environmental best practices, consideration of social equity and accountability. financial,” said Dean of Libraries Michelle Young. .

With all campus facilities working together to reduce waste and find ways to recycle as much as possible, there is a collaborative and transformational vision for sustainability that fosters new ideas. Newly renovated spaces on campus, including the libraries, feature Energy Star-qualified computers and appliances, LED lighting, and energy-efficient HVAC systems and low-flow plumbing fixtures. Clarkson University uses the Siemens tracking system to compile and monitor energy consumption across the campus. There is a 12-acre, 2-megawatt solar field to generate clean energy for the campus.

Libraries purchase paper products ensuring the highest possible recycled content and ban polystyrene products. Reusable utensils and dishes are used in the library kitchen. In addition to environmental sustainability, Clarkson University Libraries’ commitment to fiscal responsibility, community engagement, and social well-being is essential to meeting the full triple bottom line definition used by the SLCP. Both within the library and across campus, there is a stated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. This has been demonstrated by actions such as the creation and publication of an anti-discrimination reading list, Expanding our Worldview, which includes a reading list and multimedia resources to help students consider new perspectives and challenge to find a broader context to understand the experiences of others.

Recent space renovations at Clarkson University Libraries have focused on their physical space and storage. Creating more study spaces and small groups accessible to the public resulted in a reduction in storage of 1.25 miles of print journals. With more archives available electronically, the library has maintained access to most of these holdings without the need for physical space. Limited space for printed materials is both a challenge and an advantage. The libraries’ willingness to try an innovative open floor plan earned them the respect of faculty, colleagues, and university administration and helped promote the library as a modern institution on campus. The challenge of holding limited print resources has led to marketing and outreach efforts that seek to redefine library services for their campus community. Libraries participate in campus events focused on sustainability. Together with the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, they are planning an Earth Day celebration this year.

The Sustainable Libraries Initiative will continue to pilot its academic library certification program with a full national rollout of the program expected later this year. To learn more about the Sustainable Libraries Initiative, click here: https://sustainablelibrariesinitiative.org/

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Seattle Council Floats Using Seattle Public Library as Emergency Homeless Shelter https://savemynjlibrary.org/seattle-council-floats-using-seattle-public-library-as-emergency-homeless-shelter/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 23:17:42 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/seattle-council-floats-using-seattle-public-library-as-emergency-homeless-shelter/ The Seattle City Council has expressed interest in using the Seattle Public Library as an emergency shelter for the homeless. This idea was proposed on Wednesday when newly appointed Seattle Chief Librarian Tom Fay provided an overview of operations to the council. Councilor Lisa Herbold led a survey in Fay to determine the library’s position […]]]>

The Seattle City Council has expressed interest in using the Seattle Public Library as an emergency shelter for the homeless.

This idea was proposed on Wednesday when newly appointed Seattle Chief Librarian Tom Fay provided an overview of operations to the council. Councilor Lisa Herbold led a survey in Fay to determine the library’s position on the use of its space for emergency shelter capacity.

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“Does your plan consider the possibility of opening as a shelter – not using your staff, but using staff who can serve people staying in a shelter?” Herbold asked.

Herbold said the process would be structured the same way Seattle City Hall was used during the pandemic as a group shelter when the building was not otherwise in use. The Salvation Army staffed City Hall in 2020 with 70–80 accommodation beds on the lower levels of the building.

The council member further explained that the shelter would only open when the libraries do not have enough staff for traditional use, such as during a winter storm. In this case, she speculated that it might be possible for nonprofit staff to run the building as a collective shelter.

“The answer to that particular question is ‘no’ in the sense that if we’re going to open a building, the public expects library services to be offered from that building,” Fay replied. “It’s something that our staff are qualified and able to do, and that’s why we generally won’t consider it in our operations. Trying to maintain comprehensive services obviously requires qualified librarians to maintain the operations of the building. “

“I would say a lot of our buildings wouldn’t lend themselves to this simply because of their size,” Fay continued. “Most of them are quite small and don’t have any open spaces that could really accommodate that. I know the shelter at City Hall is quite large and wide open. It’s not something we considered at this point.

Fay added that libraries appearing to be open but also being used as shelter space could become a point of confusion for the public.

“It would be more problematic for us because they would have expectations of library services that couldn’t be delivered,” Fay said.

“At the start of the pandemic, Seattle Public Libraries saw an urgent need for people who depended on public restrooms, many of which were closed,” council member Herbold wrote to MyNorthwest.

“They responded by partially opening up five buildings, so people could use the restrooms, even though library services were unavailable. Libraries are owned by the City. We need them to bring a flexible spirit to the table during extreme weather emergencies. Staffing constraints caused some libraries to close during our last storm. When these closures occur during life-threatening events, why can’t some libraries operate as day warming centers, staffed by non-librarian staff? »

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New Books and DVDs Are Coming to Milford Public Library – InkFreeNews.com https://savemynjlibrary.org/new-books-and-dvds-are-coming-to-milford-public-library-inkfreenews-com/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 16:00:36 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/new-books-and-dvds-are-coming-to-milford-public-library-inkfreenews-com/ Adult Book Club winner Gail Weybright. Register today. Photo courtesy of Milford Public Library. Press release MILFORD – February is the perfect time to curl up with a good book or stay indoors and watch a new movie with your family. The Milford Library regularly receives new books and films. Here are some recent arrivals. […]]]>

Adult Book Club winner Gail Weybright. Register today. Photo courtesy of Milford Public Library.

Press release

MILFORD – February is the perfect time to curl up with a good book or stay indoors and watch a new movie with your family. The Milford Library regularly receives new books and films. Here are some recent arrivals.

New DVDs include: “Spencer;” “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”; “Tom and Jerry: Cowboy Up!” ; “”The Addams Family 2;” and “Birds Like Us”.

The adult books added in February are: “Will”, by Will Smith; “Baseball 100”, by Joe Posnanski; “Flying Angels,” by Danielle Steel (large print); and “Reckless”, by Selena Montgomery.

Teen Books: “In Every Generation”, by Kendare Blake and “Anatomy of a Love Story”, by Dana Schwartz.

Children’s books: “Northwind”, by Gary Paulsen; “Cornbread and Poppy,” by Matthew Cordell; and “The Love Is Here”, by Mike Malbrough.

DVDs coming soon to Milford Public Library: “Eternals”; “Ghostbusters: Afterlife;” “King Richard;” and “House of Gucci”.

Look for adult fiction by Tracie Peterson, Janet Dailey, JA Jance, Jonathan Kellerman, James Patterson, Stephen King and Dean Koontz which will be available before the end of the month.

Book club for adults

The theme for this year’s Adult Book Club is Oceans of Possibilities. The club is open to anyone over the age of 18 and listened, you can enter a weekly draw to receive a prize. Books may be from the library or those you have purchased privately, but library staff suggest that you try reading materials that are new to you. You could earn a $25 gift card just by enjoying books, e-books, or audiobooks. Enter today for your chance to win.

The last day to submit a photo of your pet dressed as a sea creature is February 19. Any creature you find in the ocean is a possible costume for your pet. It can be a costume that you made or that you bought. All photos must be submitted by 6 p.m. on February 19 at [email protected] The winner will be chosen by library staff. The contest winner will receive a $50 gift card to PetSmart.

Virtual Winter Storytime

Sign your kids up for this story, craft and snack session. The library is offering two virtual Story Hours — one at 10:30 a.m. and the second at 1:30 p.m. Miss Trisha will read stories that go with the themes: penguins and polar bears; Winter sports and children’s author, Mo Willems. Storytime packages can be picked up the week before each storytime. You will receive an email reminder with a link to story time and a list of things you need to complete the craft in the package (scissors, glue, etc.). Call (574) 658-4312 and register your children for story time today.

Part-time job offers

Like many other businesses during COVID, the library has experienced a staff shortage. The library has two part-time openings. Both are 29 hours per week and start at $9 per hour. One evening (until 8 p.m.) per week and at least one Saturday per month are required. The first position is in the children’s department. Duties would include being a partner in story time and taking care of any delays.

The second position is for a shared clerk, which means you will work two days upstairs in the adult and teen departments and three days in the children’s department. You will learn how to catalog children’s materials and promote library services through newspaper articles and social media. Applications are being accepted now. Apply at the adult loan counter.

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FG will build the National Library prototypes in 12 states https://savemynjlibrary.org/fg-will-build-the-national-library-prototypes-in-12-states/ Mon, 07 Feb 2022 05:38:39 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/fg-will-build-the-national-library-prototypes-in-12-states/ Posted February 7, 2022 The federal government said it would build 12 prototype libraries in selected states to improve library services and promote reading culture among the nation’s youth. Speaking at the inauguration of the prototype building of the multi-million naira library in Ilorin, Kwara State, National Librarian Prof. Chinwe Anunobi said the library will […]]]>

The federal government said it would build 12 prototype libraries in selected states to improve library services and promote reading culture among the nation’s youth.

Speaking at the inauguration of the prototype building of the multi-million naira library in Ilorin, Kwara State, National Librarian Prof. Chinwe Anunobi said the library will stimulate research and deepen the culture of reading in Nigeria.

Anunobi, who officially handed over the project site to contractor Cagewox. Net Limited, at a brief ceremony in Ilorin on Thursday, commended the administration headed by President Muhammadu for prioritizing the development of the library program in Nigeria.

She explained that the mandate of the National Library is to have a branch of the National Library in all the states of the Federation, saying that there are currently 33 branches and of these, 12 are running a prototype while 22 operate in temporary offices. .

She revealed that the National Library was not present in four states: Anambra, Zamfara, Kebbi and Delta because the states did not show interest, just as she commended the government of Kwara State for having provided land for the construction of the National Library Building in the State. with minimal cost.

She lamented the poor reading culture among Nigerians, especially the youth, which Anunobi said was responsible for the high rate of exam misconduct perpetrated by students and candidates in schools and public examinations across the country. .

“I want to emphasize that this is a question of value system. We cannot only blame young people, we also blame parents and society because if society changes its habits: valuing the knowledge that is hidden in written documents in paper or electronic form, young people will follow this line”, a she added. noted.

Anunobi said the results proved that many people develop dementia (a usually progressive disease marked by the development of multiple cognitive deficits such as memory impairment) very quickly because they don’t read to broaden their horizons.

“The only way to do that is to educate schools, the public and the hinterland, the hard to reach to read and that’s what the National Library is doing.”

She said it was unfortunate that even some parents encouraged their children to commit exam fraud knowing full well that the “godfather” was there and all that was needed was to get the certificate. “For these people, the third class of university is not a challenge.”

Anunobi warned the project consultant and contractor to ensure value for money, saying government approval of the project was not easy, adding, “It was another thesis defense after my PhD. , in particular to defend the competence and capacity of the consultant. and the contractor to carry out the mandate. »

She said she would not accept any shoddy construction, urging them to justify the trust placed in them while instructing officials at the National State Library branch to closely monitor the project in order to s ensure that a dignified edifice is built for the people of the state. .

A deputy director and head of the Kwara State branch of the National Library, Alhaja Olabimpe Olani, said she thanked God for the “dream come true”, noting that the journey to handing over the site to the contractor for the start of the works was a very tight but scary, “why because, I prayed that this land would not be taken over like the previous ones that were revoked.”

She noted that the location of the new library building in the New State GRA (Government Reserve Area), would create accessibility for members of the public and surrounding communities to make maximum use of the library.

The project manager, Yazid Umar of Cagewox Net Ltd, promised to deliver quality work and to abide by the terms of the agreement, including completing the project within two years and handing it over to the government.

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Camp Verde Community Library Observes National Library Lovers Month – Sedona.Biz https://savemynjlibrary.org/camp-verde-community-library-observes-national-library-lovers-month-sedona-biz/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 20:30:53 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/camp-verde-community-library-observes-national-library-lovers-month-sedona-biz/ By Carson Ralston Green Camp News – National Library Lovers Month, each February, is dedicated to people who love libraries because of the people and stories they encounter within their walls. The Camp Verde Community Library is especially grateful to library lovers who volunteer their time, energy, and expertise to welcome and serve our community. […]]]>

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By Carson Ralston

Camp Verde Community LibraryGreen Camp News – National Library Lovers Month, each February, is dedicated to people who love libraries because of the people and stories they encounter within their walls. The Camp Verde Community Library is especially grateful to library lovers who volunteer their time, energy, and expertise to welcome and serve our community. Nancy Raistrick was one of those amazing volunteers. She started volunteering at the library over 12 years ago and would still come 6 days a week if it hadn’t been for the downfall of Covid 19.

Nancy Raistrick
Nancy Raistrick

Nancy showed up faithfully at the staff entrance from Monday to Saturday around 8:30 am. She didn’t have a key, so she knocked on the door and waited patiently for someone to let her in. She brought the books from the book depository, set up the computers at the front desk, and prepared to greet each library patron. who walked through the front door. During her volunteer tenure at the library, Nancy could have easily saved over 500,000 books with her own hands. In addition to checking the books, she helped clean, sort and put them away. She knew that at the front desk she was the face of the library, so she was always cheerful and friendly with everyone she met.

With an eye for detail and an inquisitive mind always seeking to know why behind any instruction, Nancy became adept at spotting items that were out of place, misplaced or had an error that needed to be corrected. Her affinity and love for craftsmanship has also made her invaluable. Nancy used her technical and creative skills to repair library materials. In the 10 years she has repaired broken or damaged library materials, she has repaired over 11,500 items, saving the library from throwing items away and incurring replacement costs.

As a library lover, Nancy was a natural advocate for library services and enjoyed teaching others how to use library resources. She knew the details of children’s programs, such as Storytime, STEAM Hour and Movie Matinees; teen programs, such as Game Night and Book Clubs; and adult programs, such as Music in the Stacks, computer classes, and health and wellness programs. If anyone had a question or needed help finding something, Nancy wouldn’t give directions. She accompanied them to the computer or to the shelves and taught them how to find what they were looking for.

Nancy’s family can tell you about the many other ways Nancy influenced and delighted them, how she volunteered for the American Legion, and how much she meant to all who knew and loved her. We at the Camp Verde Community Library can only say that we all miss Nancy. Not just for what she has done for us, but because her example has inspired us and her presence has blessed us. It is with deep respect that we dedicate National Library Lovers Month, February 2022, to Nancy Raistrick, extraordinary volunteer!

The Camp Verde Community Library is located just off Montezuma Castle Highway at 130 Black Bridge Road, Camp Verde AZ. For more information on library programs and hours, visit the library’s website at www.cvlibrary.org or call 554-8380.

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The multi-billion naira National Library headquarters building remains derelict https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-multi-billion-naira-national-library-headquarters-building-remains-derelict/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:02:09 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-multi-billion-naira-national-library-headquarters-building-remains-derelict/ DESPITE the statement by the Federal Government in June 2021 that the completion of the derelict National Library of Nigeria (NLN) headquarters building, worth billions of naira, would be taken over by the Trust Fund for the higher education (TETFund), work has not yet started on the site. Education Minister Malam Adamu Adamu had revealed […]]]>

DESPITE the statement by the Federal Government in June 2021 that the completion of the derelict National Library of Nigeria (NLN) headquarters building, worth billions of naira, would be taken over by the Trust Fund for the higher education (TETFund), work has not yet started on the site.

Education Minister Malam Adamu Adamu had revealed that more than 50 billion naira was needed to complete the National Library edifice which had been under construction since 2006, some 16 years ago.

Investigations by the Nigerian Tribune revealed that the contract for the construction of the National Library Headquarters located at Plot 35 in the Central Business District, Abuja was awarded to Messrs. Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) in 2006 at a cost of N8.590 billion. The project was to be completed within three to four years.

However, some 16 years later, contractors are not on site despite the building being nearly 44% complete. It was also found that the project, at the stage where it is currently abandoned, has gobbled up around N11 billion and due to inflation and cost of materials, the contract has been reviewed several times.

Adamu, while noting that a whopping N50 billion was needed to complete the NLN headquarters, a project that had been abandoned since 2013, cited lack of funding as the reason for its abandonment.

According to him, in 2013, under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, the cost of the project was increased to N18 billion, but the works were however stopped at the end of 2013. due to insufficient funding.

Adamu said, “In the recent past, I have received a number of inquiries from members of the press, expressing their concern over the massive ‘abandoned’ National Library headquarters here in Abuja.

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“Let me say unequivocally that the Buhari administration has made it clear that it will not abandon any project initiated by a previous administration deemed to be in the public interest.

“We have set up a committee to evaluate the project. This committee submitted a 50 billion naira bill. We forwarded the report to the Public Procurement Office for further assessment. The BPP’s recommendation will be forwarded to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for consideration.

Meanwhile, the Director of Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Ben BemGoong, had issued a statement on June 28, 2021, in which he stated that: “The Federal Government has approved the taking into responsible for funding the National Library project through the Higher Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).

“More than 50 billion naira is needed to complete the project.

“Speaking in Abuja, when the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) headed by its President, Prof. Innocent Ekoga, paid a working visit to the Ministry, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Sonny Echono, (now retired from the federal civil service), said the critical step taken by the government is to reposition library services in the Nigerian education sector for effective service delivery.

“Echono recalled that work on the National Library has stalled for years due to insufficient funding, adding that efforts to bring in the private sector to complete the project have not yielded results.”

The new NLN Librarian and Chief Executive, Professor Chinwe Veronica Anunobi, also reaffirmed the federal government’s commitment to the completion of the project, saying discussions were underway in line with the government’s directive for TETFund to take over. the completion of the project. the project.

The Nigeria Tribune audits also revealed that only N50 million was earmarked in the Federal Government Budget 2022 recently enacted by President Buhari, for the construction of the NLN building.

It was however found that prior to the directive for TETFund to take over the completion of the abandoned project, the financing plan was done in such a way that out of the 50 billion naira required to complete the project, 11 billion naira had already been spent and the remaining N39 billion. has been divided into three for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023.

NLN headquarters was tasked with looking after the consultant’s budget for 2021, 2022 and 2023 while the federal government would release money for the contractor.

Although TETFund Executive Secretary Professor Suleiman Bogoro confirmed the government’s directive for his agency to take over the construction of the NLN headquarters, it was not possible to confirm when work would begin in earnest.

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22 Things to Do at the Sedona Public Library in the Village in 2022 Independent Verde https://savemynjlibrary.org/22-things-to-do-at-the-sedona-public-library-in-the-village-in-2022-independent-verde/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 07:13:52 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/22-things-to-do-at-the-sedona-public-library-in-the-village-in-2022-independent-verde/ The new year has finally arrived and 2022 is shaping up to be a great year. We settled into our beautiful location in the old Big Park School Library at 25 West Saddlehorn Road. We are excited about the opportunities our new library branch has to build community. Here are 22 things to do at […]]]>


The new year has finally arrived and 2022 is shaping up to be a great year. We settled into our beautiful location in the old Big Park School Library at 25 West Saddlehorn Road. We are excited about the opportunities our new library branch has to build community.

Here are 22 things to do at the Sedona Public Library in the Village in 2022. How many items can you tick off your list?

  1. Meet your friends for coffee and a chat.

  2. Check out a book written by a local author.

  3. Place a heart on the Tree of Kindness donated by Sedona Kind.

  4. Read the Wall Street Journal, the Arizona Republic, or the Red Rock News.

  5. Access the free Wi-Fi on the terrace while enjoying the spectacular view of the red rocks.

  6. Work remotely from one of our small conference rooms.

  7. Check out the latest issue of Consumer Reports.

  8. Add a piece to the puzzle.

  9. Scan documents to your email or USB drive using Library Document Station.

  10. Sign up for an appointment on Tech Tuesday to learn how to download free e-books, audiobooks and e-magazines from our digital collection.

  11. Learn how to create a playlist, place reservations, and freeze and unfreeze your reservations in Aspen Discovery, the new YLN online library catalog.

  12. Browse section 641.77 to find a recipe book for your new air fryer.

  13. Suggest an item to buy.

  14. Share your favorite children’s book with your grandchild.

  15. Admire the indoor and outdoor plants tended by the Sedona Area Garden Club.

  16. Post a flyer for a non-profit organization on the community bulletin board.

  17. Donate items for the pantry. The donation box is located near the loan office.

  18. Download the YLN app and use it to find other library locations, view your library account, and access the digital collection.

  19. Check your library items using your library card in the self-checkout system.

  20. Make an appointment for free notary services on Wednesdays.

  21. Browse the bookstore shelves and buy books to support Friends of the Library.

  22. Support your library by joining FOL, being a sponsor, making a donation, or all of the above!

This list is just the beginning of many library services at the Sedona Public Library in the village. As we head into the New Year, we hope to offer Arizona humanities programs, community book discussions, and other programs in the village. More information to come. Staff and volunteers are there to help; we look forward to assisting you with your library needs.

To ensure the success of the Village of Oak Creek, the library needs your financial support. The Sedona Public Library is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. To make a tax-deductible donation to the Sedona Public Library in the village, please visit sedonalibrary.org/donate or send your check to 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336. Be sure to designate your donation at the Library of town !


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Milwaukee Public Library Promises to Expand Services to Teens in 2022, Including More Creative Spaces | WUWM 89.7 FM https://savemynjlibrary.org/milwaukee-public-library-promises-to-expand-services-to-teens-in-2022-including-more-creative-spaces-wuwm-89-7-fm/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 22:11:57 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/milwaukee-public-library-promises-to-expand-services-to-teens-in-2022-including-more-creative-spaces-wuwm-89-7-fm/ Milwaukee City Librarian Joan Johnson said a program to get Milwaukee teens to use library resources to help them with their studies and careers is developing in early 2022. the Connected Learning Program for Teens started about five years ago. The Mitchell Street Library has a makerspace and community kitchen for a culinary arts program. […]]]>


Milwaukee City Librarian Joan Johnson said a program to get Milwaukee teens to use library resources to help them with their studies and careers is developing in early 2022.

the Connected Learning Program for Teens started about five years ago. The Mitchell Street Library has a makerspace and community kitchen for a culinary arts program. Johnson defines a makerspace as a room, “where people can come in and create their own content. For Mitchell Street, we focused on the people who create audio and video content, and the people who create graphic arts.

Johnson said the Mitchell Street Library provided hardware and software.

She said that a new makerspace at the Good Hope Library focuses on industrial design and features a laser cutter and a 3D copying machine.

A soon-to-be-available makerspace room at the Washington Park Library will focus on information technology, including computer coding and robotics.

The town librarian said other libraries have sewing machines to help people create content.

Johnson said planning for a new Martin Luther King library includes hearing from the neighboring community about what they want in a creative space. The new King branch is slated to open in fall 2023.

Johnson said the Milwaukee Public Library’s efforts to involve more teens also included hiring of more than 30 teenage interns. She said workers in paid positions “help us develop programs for their peers.”

Johnson said the current starting salary is $ 15.00 per hour and the incentive salary range for residents of the city of Milwaukee is $ 15.45 per hour. Applications and high school transcripts must be submitted no later than 4:45 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022.

For more information: mpl.org/TeenInterns

Left to right: Joan Johnson, City of Milwaukee Librarian, Cavalier Johnson, Acting Mayor of Milwaukee, and Jennifer Webb, Head of Library Services at the Washington Park Library, discuss the Teen Connected Learning program at the Washington Park Library.

Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson joined the City Librarian for a tour of the Washington Park Library on Thursday. He said library programs that engage young people “keep them off the streets. It’s an impact on public safety,” Johnson said. “We’re talking about making investments upstream to stop some of the things that we’re seeing backwards, in terms of public safety and involving people in the justice system.”

Acting Mayor Johnson also spoke of his long personal use of libraries, including a brief period when he was afraid to go to the library.

“I had borrowed a book on Batman and lost it. I thought my fine was going to be astronomical. But luckily they forgave him and I got a new library card years later, ”Johnson said.


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