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ERIC Number: EJ786505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug-15
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Restoration Moves
Albanese, Andrew; Berry, John N., III; Blumenstein, Lynn; Datema, Jay; Fialkoff, Francine; Kenney, Brian; Miller, Rebecca; Oder, Norman; Rogers, Michael; Williams, Wilda
Library Journal, v131 n13 p40-47 Aug 2006
This article describes how the 2006 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans will long symbolize the significance of libraries and librarians to a convention city--and to the community around it. As the first major convention in the Crescent City since the ravages of Hurricane Katrina ten months earlier, the conference served as a sign of the city's emergence back toward--but hardly near--normalcy. For ALA, which made the gutsy and not completely popular decision last fall to stick with New Orleans, it was a vindication of sorts and a chance to spotlight the library community's commitment to its own. The contributions were many. ALA and others in the library community announced an array of grants. "Library Journal" spearheaded the pro bono restoration and makeover of the New Orleans Public Library's (NOPL) Alvar Street Branch with Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle, Ltd., NOPL, and Baker & Taylor. ALA, Highsmith, and Bretford revamped NOPL's Children's Resource Center. ALA's Hurricane Library Relief Fund hit the $370,000 mark. The H.W. Wilson Foundation announced a $100,000 gift to NOPL. Springer Science+Business Media donated ebooks valued at $1 million to seven of the city's universities. The Southeastern Library Network has $896,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help academic libraries recovering from hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced major grants to support Gulf Coast public libraries in Louisiana and Mississippi.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana; Mississippi