Category Archives: In the News

Closing Tweets

A quick review of the “NEPR Times” Twitter feed (see left side bar, “Library Closings & Related Tweets”), provides an interesting study of the kinds of events that can cause library closings.  Over the past ten days (January 18-January 27), here’s the distribution: … Continue reading

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Libraries Vital in Emergencies

The American Library Association provided a press release yesterday, noting that Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) has succeeded in his efforts to have FEMA designate libraries as temporary relocation sites for their communities following an emergency or disaster.  See the details here:  … Continue reading

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Top 5 Worst Summers

Seems like most of the nation has experienced an abnormal summer. Here in Charlottesville, it was a hot, but dry, so thunderstorms were rare. Our main event was the microburst in June that caused a lot of destruction around town … Continue reading

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Hospital Shooting in Baltimore

See this article,, entitled “Hospital Violence is on the Rise, Health Agency Warns,” by JoNel Aleccia, Health Writer for MSNBC.  Yesterday’s incident at Johns Hopkins is an unfortunate reminder that everyone who works in a health care setting could … Continue reading

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