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PLAN22 Archibrarians
Greater New York / Hudson Valley Area / Canada
Librarianship meets Architecture -Your Library formed by Your Experience
Interests: Library advocacy, community growth, sustainability, social health and intellectual depth strengthened through excellence in library services. Environments designed to serve community needs. Community based Strategic Planning, coaching librarians to facilitate their library based architectural programming. Advising librarians about energy efficient design.
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The hard working staff and director at Cornwall Public library in Cornwall, New York last evening officially opened their Teen Space to rave reviews. The project was done with a minimal budget and LOTS of volunteer time and materials. It... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Get your Library Advocacy ON! Join us in Washington DC at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C. Tell your legislators what you really think. from ALA National Library Legislative Day is a two-day advocacy event held in Washington, D.C. every... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Chicago PL pushes boundary of "Library Commons". Chicago Housing Authority & Chicago Public Library Partner Up, Bring Mixed-Income Housing and Libraries Together The City of Chicago is "beginning of construction on three innovative co-located housing and library developments being built... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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We need your help to get our legislators to restore State Aid to libraries and library systems that the Governor proposed cutting in his 2018-2019 Executive Budget. If you are able, please join us for New York Library Association (NYLA)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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May your year be peaceful & all your building projects successful! Please Click on this image to see our greeting Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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We are blessed with the friendship of a good woman - who is also an accomplished author - Joanne Oppenheim of 'Dear Miss Breed' and 'The Knish War on Rivington Street' fame. She and I share a passion for all... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Librarians planning your new library or addition, take note. You can do anything you want to do. A story to inspire you. Camila Silva reports in worldarchitecture.org about an exciting program "created by the architect Carina Guedes. Named Arquitetura na... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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from @ACLU This excerpt is from a draft document - Net Neutrality - An Intellectual Freedom Issue being developed by the Net Neutrality Working Group under the auspices of the American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC). I am... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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The acts of looking and seeing are not the same. Look around your library space today. Really look. See anything you like or wish were different? Can you say why? Are you trying to figure out how to optimize your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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We are thrilled to report that we will be presenting our program Communicate Effectively with Your Library Building Design Professionals – Achieve the Library You Need in June at ALA18 in New Orleans. Whether you are preparing the ground work... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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We couldn't be more happy for Joanne who in real life embodies the sage advice, "never give up" and "if you want something done, do it yourself."! CONGRATULATIONS! From The New York Times' 'Front Burner' by Florence Farbicant: "Children’s Book... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Jan Holmquist - (Global librarian: Because libraries make communities smarter.) Shares this report by Julia Chandler - Libraries Taskforce highlighting the exciting news and great visuals from the second week in October during the UK's Libraries Week ScrnGrbCred: Jan Holmquist... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Jan Holmquist - (Global librarian: Because libraries make communities smarter.) Shares this report by Julia Chandler - Libraries Taskforce highlighting the exciting news and great visuals from the second week in October during the UK's Libraries Week ScrnGrbCred: Jan Holmquist... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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ScrnGrb | ALA Email The following text is taken directly from today's Email from DistrictDispatch@alawash.org It bears repeating. In 2016, libraries requested more than $50 million for C2 through the E-rate program At the end of September (2017), the FCC... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
The reader is fabulous. Her skills remarkable. Her performance abilities ripe for training and her voice... well, make sure you go all the way to the end. Click on the video insert below to view a reading for Banned Books... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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goordreads.com Frank Yerby wrote The Treasure of Pleasant Valley. Mr. Yerby was "born in Augusta, Georgia to Rufus Garvin Yerby, an African American, and Wilhelmina Smythe, who was caucasian. He graduated from Haines Normal Institute in Augusta and graduated from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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from princh.com We've heard this in various versions especially this past half year when Federal Funding for libraries in America is under attack. This article (click on the graphic above) articulates 4 core concerns of library users that are well... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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"I am the Executive Director of the Ramapo Catskill Library System a cooperative system that provides services to 47 independent member public libraries in New York State. Public libraries are dedicated to protecting intellectual freedom and providing access to all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Great news for the citizens of Boston. Major funding for BPLibrary infrastructure supports the community well through the 21st Century. Boston Librarians know about the role the Library Commons plays to foster strong community ties in an increasingly polarized America... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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This has just got to be the coolest piece of art this year and timely - as we enter a perilous time when democratic freedoms are under outright attack. "Argentinian conceptual artist Marta Minujín has just installed The Parthenon of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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News from Ontario, Canada: WE SUPPORT PUBLIC LIBRARIES The people of Canada's most heavily populated province are living up to these words, "Investing in Ontario's public libraries is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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from: @demandprogress WAKE UP. from: Battle for the Net Join the movement to STOP FCC enabling the destruction of net neutrality by giving big cable companies control over what we see and do online. This proposed legislation will reverse hard-won... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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This short, exciting piece from Beckett Mufson, http://bit.ly/2r91htH at vice.com has put smiles on art lovers' lips at a time when we can all use a little bit more beauty and thoughtfulness in our lives. "A veritable art history degree's... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at PLAN22 Archibrarians