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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/low-voter-turnout-brings-local-media-to
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-24/kenai-library-one-six-nominated-national-
Art
Breaking ground for books

...finally underway," said Barbara Berg, a former city library director and a lifetime member of the Friends of the Juneau...project a reality," said Robert Barr, Juneau's library director. "Each of those (funding sources) represent dozens...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-22/breaking-ground-books
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-18/local-groups-team-tackle-low-voter-turn
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-22/city-limps-toward-sales-tax-collection-
Local
Downtown Library elevator launch

Join Library Director Robert Barr, Mayor Merrill Sanford and CBJ Library and Engineering staff from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday for the Downtown Library...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-09-29/downtown-library-elevator-launch
Neighbors
Ketchikan starts new chapter with $12M library

...Public Library on Wednesday.McQuerry, who was library director from 1990 to November 2011, said she's thrilled...opening ceremony with local officials, according to Library Director Linda Gens.Until then, the new site at 1110 Copper...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-07/ketchikan-starts-new-chapter-12m-librar
State
Reduced library hours response to city budget needs

...Valley branches of the Juneau Public Library are the result of an effort to cut into a future city budget deficit, library director Barbara Berg said Thursday. Mondays through Thursdays starting Sept. 8, the two branches will close one hour earlier...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090409/loc_489684065.shtml
Sitka OKs expansion design for library

...in the 21st century.The city assembly has approved the design for Kettleson Memorial Library after hearing from library director Sarah Bell and Paul Voelckers of MRV Architects in Juneau, KCAW reported."I think what libraries are evolving...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-16/sitka-oks-expansion-design-library
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-04/historians-gain-some-ground-fight-keep-
State

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