library http://wamc.org en Albany Public Library Gets New Executive Director http://wamc.org/post/albany-public-library-gets-new-executive-director <p></p><p></p><p>On Monday, the Albany Public Library will have a new executive director. Scott Jarzombek, 38, who began his library career in the Albany system, returns June 23<sup>rd</sup><sup> </sup>after leading the library in North Castle in Westchester County. He will replace Carol Nersinger who is retiring. Scott Jarzombek spoke to WAMC about the biggest challenge facing libraries today.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Brian Shields 92786 at http://wamc.org Albany Public Library Gets New Executive Director Library Reorganization Means New Uses For Former Branches http://wamc.org/post/library-reorganization-means-new-uses-former-branches <p>The public library system in Springfield, Massachusetts is being reorganized. It will mean longer hours of operation, but fewer branches. The buildings that are closing as libraries later this year &nbsp;will not be shuttered for very long, as officials today unveiled plans for new public uses.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:40:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 70439 at http://wamc.org Library Reorganization Means New Uses For Former Branches Listener Essay - Big Book Sale http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-big-book-sale <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Mark Nelson is the Volunteer Coordinator of the <a href="http://www.poklib.org/">Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District</a> annual Big Book Sale, which runs from Friday June 14th thru Tuesday June 18 at the Poughkeepsie Business Park on Rt. 44.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Mark Nelson 66911 at http://wamc.org Listener Essay - Big Book Sale "The World’s Strongest Librarian" by Josh Hanagarne http://wamc.org/post/world-s-strongest-librarian-josh-hanagarne <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.worldsstrongestlibrarian.com/">Josh&nbsp;Hanagarne</a>, now thirty-five, first began experiencing symptoms of Tourette’s at the age of six. For the next thirty years, Josh wrestled with that kamikaze pilot, whom he eventually nicknamed “Misty,” short for “Miss T.” The Tourette’s symptoms—verbal and facial tics, body spasms, self-inflicted punches—increased and intensified as he grew older. Moments of calm were few and far between.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64169 at http://wamc.org "The World’s Strongest Librarian" by Josh Hanagarne Pride & Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience at the Poughkeepsie Public Library http://wamc.org/post/pride-passion-african-american-baseball-experience-poughkeepsie-public-library <p></p><p>The exhibit Pride &amp; Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience opens tomorrow at the Poughkeepsie Public Library.</p><p>This nationally touring exhibition, which chronicles the remarkable history of baseball’s Negro leagues and the challenges and successes of African-American baseball players, opens today in Library’s Rotunda area.</p><p>An accompanying program series features lectures that relate the history of pre-integration baseball and the days leading to Jackie Robinson’s efforts to break the color barrier in America’s national pastime.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 54891 at http://wamc.org Pride & Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience at the Poughkeepsie Public Library Vermont Police Say Burglars Redecorate Town Library http://wamc.org/post/vermont-police-say-burglars-redecorate-town-library <p>Police in the Vermont town of Barton say burglars didn&#39;t steal any books when they broke into the town library, but they rearranged the furniture.<br /><br />Vermont State Police say the furniture was stacked in the center of the library floor in a pyramid about 20 feet high. Other furniture was stacked on top of bookshelves sometime between Monday night and Tuesday midmorning.<br /><br />The only thing missing was a date stamp used to check out books.<br /><br />Police say nothing appeared to have been broken or vandalized and there was no sign of a forced entry.<br /> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 45685 at http://wamc.org E-Books and Digital Libraries http://wamc.org/post/e-books-and-digital-libraries <p>The popularity of e-readers is soaring, but you may have trouble finding that hot new title or some digital content at your local library. We hear from a trio of librarians trying to change that.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:55:22 +0000 Joe Donahue 35035 at http://wamc.org