Library News Archives
August 30, 2007
Berkeley Public Library Thanks Board of Library Trustee Laura Anderson For Her Eight Years of Dedication and Commitment
Laura Anderson, who has served as a Board of Library Trustee for the Berkeley Public Library for eight years, will be stepping down after the September 19, 2007, Board of Library Trustees Meeting. Ms. Anderson has served the maximum two terms of four years each.Download press release
August 26, 2007
September 2007 Newsletter
August 24, 2007
While West Branch is Closed for Maintenance, Berkeley READS will provide service at the Central Library & South Branch Library
August 22, 2007
Berkeley Public Library Employee Selected as Spectrum Scholar
Phillippa Caldeira, who has worked as a Library Aide with the Berkeley Public Library for six years, has been selected as a recipient of a 2007 American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship. The scholarship can be used to attend an ALA-accredited or recognized master's degree program in library and information studies.
The mission of ALA's Spectrum program, now celebrating its 10th Anniversary reads: "Improving service at the local level through the development of a representative workforce that reflects the communities served by all libraries in the new millennium." Download press release
August 15, 2007
Berkeley Public Library's RFP for Library Facilities Master Plan Feasibility Study
To view the RFP, go to City of Berkeley Site.
The Berkeley Public Library is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to assist in the development of a 20-year Library Facilities Master Plan (LFMP) feasibility study. The final plan will provide relevant information to allow Library Administration and the Board of Library Trustees to set priorities and develop implementation scenarios. The study should address the following areas:
A. Assess the physical ability of the branch libraries to serve the needs of the community
B. Examine the potential of existing facilities to meet future facility use needs
August 10, 2007
West Branch Closes for Maintenance, September 8 at 6 pm
Berkeley Public Library's West Branch will be closed on September 8, 2007, at 6pm to install a new carpet, receive an interior paint job, and have a new public service desk built. West Branch will reopen after 6-8 weeks.
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August 4, 2007
E.W. Wainwright's African Roots of Jazz // The Social Evolution of Jazz
Tracing the social evolution of jazz from its earliest beginnings to the present day, using musical forms of each period combined with movement, poetry, oratory and audience interaction. Download flyer
For more info on the Jazz Festival go to www.dbjf.org
For this year's full schedule go to http://www.dbjf.org/html/schedule.html
August 3, 2007
Berkeley Public Library Participates in Watershed
Berkeley Public Library will have a table at this year's Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, noon-4pm, in Civic Center Park. Come say hello, pick up some info about Berkeley Public Library, and join the activities.
For further details: www.poetryflash.org
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