From GFJ’s Digital Archives: “The Great Wilno” aka “The Human Cannonball” is fired from a cannon 250 feet into the air (and thankfully into his net) during the annual E-J Workers Labor Day celebrations. The event took place in front of an estimated 50,000 spectators at En-Joie Park (behind U-E High School) on Sept,. 2, 1946.
New York State funding for public libraries is now as less than 1994 levels. Please contact your state legislators and ask them to increase funding for our libaries!
The Tompkins County Public Library is seeking a full-time Librarian I for the Youth Services Department. Duties will include working with Youth Services staff on all aspects of collection development including the selection and management of children’s fiction, nonfiction, and young adult fiction, providing friendly and exceptional references services to children and parents, assisting patrons…
The George F. Johnson Memorial Library announces the following positions. These are temporary (18-month) professional and para-professional appointments in our Public Computing Center. The PCC is scheduled to open this fall, with funding from a federal government American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) award. Public Computing Center Director (Librarian…
The New York Library Association’s new rating guide to NYS legislators is out. See how your legislator rates on library-related issues: http://www.nyla.org/images/nyla/documents/LibraryVotingGuide-2012.pdf
GFJ has started digitizing parts of its collections. We started with old local newspapers, a treasure trove of local history and genealogy. The collection will eventually be expanded, but 1855-1915 issues are now available at: www.endicott.advantage-preservation.com
The report reaffirms that library technology services have created opportunity for millions of Americans.