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November 21, 2014

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Video Sunday: Pregnant iguanas galore

Video Sunday: Pregnant iguanas galore

This may sound a little crazy, but even though I’m on maternity leave for three months or so, this video made me nostalgic for my system. It’s the rather remarkable Why Libraries Matter short documentary from The Atlantic. Beautifully shot and LOOK! There’s Rita Meade again! Somebody give that gal her own show. While we’re [...]

Queens Public Library CEO’s Compensation in the Spotlight

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The water surrounding Queens Public Library (QPL) President and CEO Thomas W. Galante just keeps getting hotter. Since the New York Daily News published a story detailing his $392,000 annual salary and the pricey renovations done to his office while QPL branches were suffering staff cuts, Galante has consistently denied any wrongdoing, even while other city officials call on him to step down from the post he has held since 2005.

In Sandy’s Wake, Library Systems Help City Keep Students Connected

Photo courtesy of the Queens Public Library.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the New York, Queens, and Brooklyn Public Library have partnered with the city to provide online courses to students displaced from their homes.