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The university serves approximately 15,000 undergrads and 2,000 graduate students.  A public institution, Miami University is ranked second in undergraduate teaching, tied with Princeton, according to the 2011 edition of US News and World Report. i The school supports seven libraries on its campus: King Library (the main library), Brill Science Library, Wertz Art and Architecture Library, Amos Music Library, Havighurst Special Collections, University Archives and Western Archives. Together the libraries hold around 4 million books and 1,400 databases, and employ close to 100 staff members READ MORE
Margaret Herrick was the librarian at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (http://www.oscars.org) from 1936 to 1943, and served as the Academy’s executive director from 1945 to 1971. She not only laid the foundation for the Academy’s current world-class research library, she also negotiated the Academy’s first television broadcast, oversaw the transformation of the annual Oscar ceremony into a major televised event, and expanded the Academy’s educational and cultural activities.  The library was named in her honor at her retirement in 1971. READ MORE
The Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, the headquarters of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, was used by several noted Texas authors, including James Michener, Walter Prescott Web, and Jack "Jaxon" Jackson, for research and inspiration. The library and archives opened in 1961 to house and protect Texas' historical treasures and to support and improve library services in the state. READ MORE
Giovanni Tairov wasn’t the least bit upset by what he saw one late-summer morning when he walked into the main branch of the Livingston Parish Library.Between the stacks and next to the computers, a rock band—complete with guitarist and drummer—was jamming, and children were dancing all over the place.It is, after all, a 21st-century library. READ MORE
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 21st Century Skills project underscores the critical role of our nation’s museums and libraries in helping citizens build such 21st century skills as information, communications and technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, civic literacy, and global awareness. READ MORE
By Diana Rivera, Cesar E. Chavez Collection/Coleccion Cesar E. Chavez, Michigan State University Libraries, Michigan Libraries, November/December 2007A major archive of rare ephemera relating to Latinos in film has recently been acquired as part of the Cesar E. Chavez Collection at Michigan State University. READ MORE
As public awareness of environmental issues continues to grow, more and more communities across the country are making eco-friendly public buildings a top priority. Laramie County Public Library, located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is one such facility. Following the guidelines of LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a voluntary program offered by the U.S. Green Building Council, Laramie County recently replaced its 38 year old library with a new three-story, 100,000 square foot “green” facility. READ MORE
On a chilly January afternoon, more than 170 patrons of Kirkwood Public Library enjoyed Emmy Award-winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk’s performance of Scott Joplin, the Ragtime King. Through stories and music, Norfolk chronicled the life of composer and musician, Scott Joplin from his humble beginnings in Texarkana, Texas through his adult life in the early twentieth century. READ MORE
June 7, 2010 was HUGE at Kanawha County Public Library! Jack Hanna and critters were on their way! The excitement was almost too much to handle! How could we get so lucky as to have Jack kick off our summer reading clubs!It all started in November 2009, when whispers of his coming to Charleston began and that we were sworn to complete secrecy. Do you know how hard it is to keep that sort of thing secret???  Fat chance, I thought! But it looks like we did a good job keeping silent on the subject. Toni Blessing of the Charleston Library had an “in” with Jack Hanna’s organization and was able to get him to come here on our behalf. READ MORE
Trinity School, located in Menlo Park, California, is home to the Trinity School Library, an incredible resource with over 13,000 volumes of books and media. The School is “passionate about its library and providing students with a love for books as well as the ability to access, evaluate, and use information in the course of their projects and individual pursuits.”Rebecca Zeren, Trinity School’s librarian, is an expert on Japanese and Korean children's literature. Four years ago, she introduced Kamishibai, a traditional Japanese storytelling technique, into her storytelling repertoire and has been entertaining and inspiring students with it ever since. READ MORE

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