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August 4, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Los Angeles City Librarian Susan Kent defended the library's passive approach to tracking down scofflaws who keep long-overdue materials, but told the library board Thursday it may soon become more aggressive and hire a collections agency. But rather than concentrate on collecting fines from the most egregious offenders--some of whom owe $1,000 to $2,000--the new collections agency should instead focus on recovering long-overdue books and materials, Kent said.
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September 13, 1990 | EDWARD J. BOYER
* Elizabeth Martinez Smith, who earned a reputation for cultivating multiethnic library services in Orange County, has become the first Latino person to head the 63-branch Los Angeles City Library system. "The library has an opportunity to become a haven, a beacon for such a multicultural, diverse community," said Martinez Smith, 47.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2000
Books recommended for young readers by Ilene Abramson, senior librarian for the children's literature department, Los Angeles Public Library: Valentine's Day--Love stories for everyone. Preschool through kindergarten: "Senor Cat's Romance and Other Favorite Stories From Latin America," retold by Lucia M. Gonzalez, illustrated by Lulu Delacre Senor Cat celebrates a little too much at his wedding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2000
Books recommended for young readers by Ilene Abramson, senior librarian for the children's literature department, Los Angeles Public Library: Valentine's Day--Love stories for everyone. Preschool through kindergarten: "Senor Cat's Romance and Other Favorite Stories From Latin America," retold by Lucia M. Gonzalez, illustrated by Lulu Delacre Senor Cat celebrates a little too much at his wedding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Los Angeles City Librarian Susan Kent defended the library's passive approach to tracking down scofflaws who keep long-overdue materials, but told the library board Thursday it may soon become more aggressive and hire a collections agency. But rather than concentrate on collecting fines from the most egregious offenders--some of whom owe $1,000 to $2,000--the new collections agency should instead focus on recovering long-overdue books and materials, Kent said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1994
Nine city library branches damaged in the Jan. 17 earthquake will reopen this summer--in better shape than they were before the quake, officials said. "Because these libraries are closed and some have not had refurbishing for a long time, we're trying to do some work, like new carpeting," said department spokesman Bob Reagan. The branches sustained $1.2 million in damage. Hit the hardest was the Granada Hills branch, which required a new ceiling and roof.
NATIONAL
November 13, 2002 | Megan Garvey, Times Staff Writer
At the boxy brick home of the Los Angeles County Public Library's Paramount branch, patrons attempting to use the Internet encountered a new watchdog software system Tuesday designed to allow unfettered access for adults and varying degrees of access for children. If all goes well, the system will be implemented at all 84 county library branches by year's end. By coincidence, the launch came the same day the U.S.
NEWS
September 4, 1994
The Venice branch of the Los Angeles city library will have access to new computers beginning Tuesday. Two IBM compatibles, equipped with educational and word processing software, will be available with a reservation and identification such as a driver's license or library card. The library system paid $7,000 for the machines.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1996
Video Series Available: Copies of "Something Ventured," a 26-part television series on small business, has been placed in 35 Los Angeles County and Los Angeles City library branches by the Eastern Los Angeles Small Business Development Center. Produced in English and Spanish by Intelligent Communications of Pasadena, the series covers a variety of subjects. Each half-hour-long segment can be checked out individually. Call (800) 450-SBDC for the library locations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1994
Nine city library branches damaged in the Jan. 17 earthquake will reopen this summer--in better shape than they were before the quake, officials said. "Because these libraries are closed and some have not had refurbishing for a long time, we're trying to do some work, like new carpeting," said department spokesman Bob Reagan. The branches sustained $1.2 million in damage. Hit the hardest was the Granada Hills branch, which required a new ceiling and roof.
NEWS
September 13, 1990 | EDWARD J. BOYER
* Elizabeth Martinez Smith, who earned a reputation for cultivating multiethnic library services in Orange County, has become the first Latino person to head the 63-branch Los Angeles City Library system. "The library has an opportunity to become a haven, a beacon for such a multicultural, diverse community," said Martinez Smith, 47.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1994
The Los Angeles city branch library in Chatsworth is scheduled to reopen Monday after undergoing earthquake-related repairs and improvements. The library will be open 12:30 to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays and 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. City branch libraries in Granada Hills, Woodland Hills and North Hollywood will reopen next month. The North Hollywood regional library and Los Feliz branch remain closed.
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