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A history of charity: The story of Juneau's Hurlock family

...legacy from henneries to Hollywood in Juneau, where only one original Hurlock now remains.Mayor Merrill Sanford and Library Director Robert Barr presented a certificate of gratitude to Mary's son Larry at the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly...
Donors add to new library, one brick at a time

...brick once the new Mendenhall Valley library is complete later this year. "We've sold 777 bricks," Public Libraries Director Robert Barr announced. "There are a few stragglers we're expecting to fit in, but we definitely have at least...
Craig Public Library a finalist for major award

...and listen to, share and preserve Craig residents' stories."Even just to be a finalist is stunning," said library director Amy Marshall. "There's Brooklyn Public Library, and Phoenix, and LA Public Library - all these really ginormous...
Low voter turnout brings local media together

...KTOO and the Juneau Empire will be teaming up on an important issue: voting. "Many hands make light work," said library director Robert Barr, one of the key organizers of non-partisan group Juneau Votes. Juneau public libraries, the League...
Kenai library one of six nominated for national award

...demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service, exceeding levels of community outreach.Kenai Library Director Mary Jo Joiner said being nominated for such a prestigious award is an honor."I am thrilled Sen. Murkowski included...
Local groups team up to tackle low voter turnout

...round it up to 19.1 percent. That number, at least in part, inspired members of the League of Women Voters and Library Director Robert Barr to concoct Juneau Votes, a nonpartisan organization whose goal is registering and informing voters...
City limps toward sales tax collection goal

...43.8 million goal for FY 2014 is also being budgeted for the coming fiscal year.Also at the meeting, city library director Robert Barr announced a $228,342 grant from the Alaska State Library to help Juneau libraries provide books to...
Historians gain some ground in fight to keep records in Alaska

...National Archives and Records Administration is still set to close by the end of the year.On Wednesday, Alaska State Library director Linda Thibodeau told the Alaska Historical Commission that negotiations are under way to keep roughly one quarter...
Teens in Craig to build a 3D printer from a kit

...and other programs to celebrate the week. For more information about the grant and build project, please contact Library Director Amy K. Marshall at (907) 826-3281 or For more information about the printer...
CBJ developing social media policy

...internal social media policy since 2011. The public libraries have a blog and presence on Facebook and Twitter.Libraries Director Robert Barr said social media hasn't been a burden on staff."We just kind of lump it in to our typical promotional...


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