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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
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
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
'Juneau Votes': New community group to encourage democracy

...really only concerned about the community voting period, no matter for whom the ballot is cast. Juneau Public Libraries director Robert Barr and Thunder Mountain High School teacher Mara Early presented the idea behind Juneau Votes at the Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-13/juneau-votes-new-community-group-encour
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
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
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 director@craigpubliclibrary.org. For more information about the printer...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-02/teens-craig-build-3d-printer-kit
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-07/cbj-developing-social-media-policy
State
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

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