Archive | June 2010

Institute of Museum and Library Services — Public Libraries Survey

http://harvester.census.gov/imls/pubs/Publications/pls2008.pdf

National and state summaries here on public libraries, including information on staffing, visitation, circulation, computers in libraries, collections and services, and more.  The report was issued in June 2010 but is based on data for fiscal year 2008.  Some interesting statistics:  There were 1.50 billion visits nationwide to public libraries according to the report, and there were 2.28 billion circulations of library materials.

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1957 Crisis at Central High : An Annotated Bibliography of Government Publications

http://wikis.ala.org/godort/images/a/af/Russ-Ziegenbein-occasionalpaper4.pdf

From GODORT, this is a 23-page annotated bibliography of government publications related to the 1957 integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Government Statistics : Frequently Used Sites Related to U. S. Federal Government Information

http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/romans/fdtf/statistics.html

GODORT offers this very helpful page of sites to where statistical information on a variety of topics and subjects can be found.

2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

http://emergency.cdc.gov/gulfoilspill2010/

The CDC offers links here to health resources related to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.

Wireless World Travel Made Simple

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-298907A1.pdf

Information here about your mobile telephone service when you travel abroad.

Accademic Progress Rate – National Collegiate Athletic Association

http://web1.ncaa.org/maps/aprRelease.jsp

This database shows how student-athletes are doing academically at NCAA institutions.

Disaster in the Gulf

http://publicpolicymatters.com/gulfoilspill.html

“BP oil spill-related press releases, statements and reports are collected here in a single convenient webpage.”–From the website.

Quiet In The Library : An Urban Dilemma

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Quiet+library+urban+dilemma/3088935/story.html

This is an article from the Edmonton Journal about a challenge many libraries, especially urban ones, face.