System Overview: The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System

By Joy Testa Cinquino, Assistant Deputy Director, Development & Communications Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System Welcome to Buffalo, New York, known as the “City of Good Neighbors”. We are extremely pleased you selected this great city and hope you enjoy the sights and sounds of our region. The Buffalo & Erie County Public [...]

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System Overview – Four County Library System: Serving for Tomorrow

By Paul Golaszewski, Community Relations Manager Winter 2013 issue of Trustee Library systems are the statewide infrastructure that hold New York’s libraries together by providing consolidated services, shared programs, and specialized resources that benefit library users, stretch local library dollars, and save money for taxpayers. At the Four County Library System in the south-central region, we […]

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System Overview – Queens Library: Enriching Lives

Summer 2012 issue of Trustee Queens Library is one of New York City’s three public library systems. From 61 community libraries plus a Central Library, seven Adult Learning Centers and two Family Literacy Centers, our library system serves 2.3 million people in one of the U.S.’s most diverse counties. Our workforce of approximately 1,300 dedicated professionals […]

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Things to Consider When Contemplating a Library Renovation

The Library of today is undergoing a transformation. Libraries are no longer simply storehouses of printed material for perusal and borrowing. The proliferation of computer use – desktops and laptops, tablets and e-books – has required libraries to embrace the digital age and adapt. Many will continue to maintain extensive printed collections; however, they are […]

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New York State Board of Regents Accepts 2020 Vision and Plan for Library Service

Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education and Acting State Librarian Jeffrey W. Cannell announced today that the New York State Board of Regents Cultural Education Committee unanimously and enthusiastically accepted Creating the Future, a 2020 Vision and Plan for Library Service in New York State: Recommendations of the New York State Regents Advisory Council on Libraries […]

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Senator Farley Announces Establishment of Senate Library Committee

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C, I – Schenectady) reports that he was named Chairman of a newly-created Senate Select Committee on Libraries. This 19-member bipartisan body was established on January 10th through passage of a Senate resolution.   “This new committee will help the Senate in promoting libraries and addressing their needs,” said Senator […]

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