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Libraries, Technology, and Politics
"...that digital technology and the Internet were rapidly displacing libraries, books, or even reading. The cliche is less common..."

Oct. 30, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Public Notice: Your Libraries at Work
Plus parties for the environment, and the Dead
"...as they have the last few years, Austin Public Libraries are contributing in a couple of different ways: Beginning..."

Oct. 28, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

"Neighborhood Bound: Austin's Mobile Libraries" & Unbound: Sin Fronteras
"...Conor Walker – to view "Neighborhood Bound: Austin's Mobile Libraries," an exhibit of photographs organized by the Austin History..."

July 10, 2015 Arts Feature

Support Libraries Now!
"...Foundation's mission is to support and strengthen Austin's public libraries. We work to increase awareness about the library and..."

March 4, 2004 Postmarks

More Support for Libraries
"...in this age of discount bookstores and Web surfing, libraries are less and less relevant. The reality is that..."

March 3, 2004 Postmarks

America's Music at Austin's Libraries
Austin Public Library gets noisy for this music doc series
"...At least one of Austin's libraries is going to be a little louder than usual..."

March 26, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Don't Underfund Parks, Libraries

May 5, 2009 Postmarks

Shelf Life Support
As libraries struggle with slashed budgets, communities are asked to take up the slack. Melanie Haupt reports.
"...Libraries are in danger. Many systems across the country face..."

July 18, 2003 Books Feature by Melanie Haupt

Austin @ Large: Balancing the Books
The big hole we need libraries to fill
"...hell, you ask, does this have to do with libraries? Glad you asked. See, libraries are exactly the kind..."

Oct. 22, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Building Cathedrals
Public libraries and schools sustain a common culture
"...pandering to those who believe we can sustain branch libraries without a strong central trunk, that libraries have been..."

Nov. 3, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Ex Libris: New York Public Library
An intimate look inside the venerable institution
"...with executive meetings where policy and the future of libraries are discussed: civic engagement, public/private partnerships, and e-book licensing..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Turk Pipkin's Book of the Every Other Month Club
When you subscribe to this service, you get six volumes, Kenya gets three libraries
"...Kenya, where it will be used to build school libraries. And once the money is in Kenya, there are..."

Nov. 24, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dedicated to the Ones They Love
Dedicated nonprofits become more strategic about sponsorships
"...It's a similar story in the public libraries, where the recession has seen an increase in visitors..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

City Budget: Minimal Slippage
Sparse cuts, few surprises in proposed fiscal document
"...cadet academy isn't planned. And, surprising perhaps nobody, branch libraries could close possibly one day a week – yet..."

July 23, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Giving City Hall the (Small) Business
Small Business Group raises some serious concerns about the city's finacial forecast – in between all the hand-wringing.
"...things everyone can get use out of – "parks, libraries, puppies, and sunshine" – but demand more money be..."

May 9, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Fifth Estate
It's the story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks before they became household names.
"...most notable achievement: the acquiring and releasing of several libraries of American classified documents...."

Oct. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Naked City
The feds want their public documents to become un-public
"...Government Printing Office – ordered the nation's federal depository libraries to "withdraw" and "destroy" selected government pamphlets in their..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Ye Olde Can-Do Spirit
Libraries Branch Out
"...Libraries were the order of the day last week when..."

Feb. 12, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

Longhorn City
Libraries and social services to the rescue?
"...To make up the balance, libraries would be open only one day a week, city..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by the News Staff

Design a Poster, Save A Life
Local ISDs and Cap Metro launch rail safety competition for kids near new tracks
"...the track, as well as private schools and local libraries. See after the break for the full press release,..."

Jan. 22, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Prop PACs: We're Rich, Beeyatch!
"...his wilder side, while the Nancy Pearls over at Libraries for Austin PAC were the only people thoughtful enough..."

Nov. 2, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Library Cuts Run Deeper Than They Appear
Public schools, libraries, and even the attorney general could lose access to services
"...would eliminate funding not only for the Loan Star Libraries program, which delivers direct state aid to many of..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin's Active Shelf Life
Can Our Public Library Keep Up the Pace?
"...public library service can remind us how unusual good libraries really are, how elaborate a commitment they involve, and..."

Sept. 20, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Wreckless Recs?
Garza's Affordability Strategy Slides Into Uselessness
"...impress people. For example, "there's no point using Texas libraries as comparisons, because they're all underfunded," says one Austin..."

Sept. 12, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Update: Fate of UT's Fine Arts Library
Provost OKs recommendations to preserve, upgrade fifth floor
"...Doug Dempster and Vice Provost and Director of UT Libraries Lorraine Haricombe. McInnis was responding to recommendations made by..."

April 11, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Once and Future Library
New library committed to creating community gathering space
"...digital era has altered the shapes and functions of libraries everywhere, and Branch and Gillum (who have worked together..."

Oct. 30, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Checking Out Austin's New Central Library
Yes, the city’s “Library of the Future” still has books, but this 21st century facility is about so much more
"...past 20 years, the ways in which people use libraries have evolved, and the best of the libraries built..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Booking Austin's Library Future
City hopes new Central Library will be global trailblazer
"...progress for a couple of decades," said Austin Public Libraries' Facilities Process Manager John Gillum. The current Faulk Central..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Hightower Report
Support our indie coffee houses; and join the fight against library budget cuts
"...CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA'S LIBRARIES Whoa! I've learned that Laura Bush and I have..."

Sept. 9, 2005 News Column by Jim Hightower

State Budget Wars Spawn Tiff Over TIF
The Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund -- and the have-nots it supports -- fights to avoid an early death by budget ax.
"...body politic. But for those in the know -- libraries, community colleges, rural hospitals, and other longtime have-nots --..."

March 7, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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