Volume 11, No. 11 • November 2014


  • How the Heck Are Libraries Still in Business?

    By Andrew Beman-Cavallaro

    I’m sure you have heard these comments before. “How the heck are libraries still in business?” “Everything is online.” “I can download anything I want to a tablet or smartphone. “ “I can get hundreds of books on my eReader. “ “I can connect with anyone across the globe. “ Valid points. Before I respond please let me say “Thank You” to the supporters of libraries who like them because they like the feel of books, the … Read the rest



  • Economy Adds 214,000 Jobs in October, Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.8%

    October was the ninth consecutive month with greater than 200,000 new jobs, and private employers have now created 10.6 million jobs over the last 56 months. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that both the unemployment rate (5.8 percent) and the number of unemployed persons (9.0 million) edged down in October. Since the beginning of the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons have declined by 0.8 percentage point and 1.2 million, respectively.  However, there is … Read the rest


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