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Low turnout 'a matter of education'

...In response to the embarrassingly low 19 percent turnout during the 2013 municipal election, Barr, who works as library director for the city, helped found Juneau Votes, a nonpartisan and nonprofit group with the mission to eradicate apathy...
Not polling our weight

...2008 wasn't quite as full."People turn out for ballot measures and that shows," said Robert Barr, Juneau's library director and one of the founding members of Juneau Votes, a grass roots organization with the purpose of increasing voter participation...
Photo: Welcome to the library

...Dawson Construction, center, and Juneau Public Library Director Robert Barr to install one of two bronze sculptures...Dawson Construction, center, and Juneau Public Library Director Robert Barr to install one of two bronze sculptures...
Vandals take aim at new library, shoot windows since April 2014 and is nearly ready to be opened. The opening is scheduled for Oct. 5.Juneau Public Libraries Director Robert Barr encouraged the vandal or vandals to come inside one of Juneau's libraries next time and check out...
How to move a library

...of Saran wrap," Robert Barr, the Juneau Public Libraries director, said of the green colored cling wrap. "And space. They are working in two teams of six. Library director Barr said they pulled staff from the other branches...
New Valley library takes shape

Robert Barr, Juneau's library director, paced the v-shaped outline of where the circulation desk will soon stand in the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Walking...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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