In an amazing idea, a company in Japan has designed library sleeping nooks and merged them with library shelves into Book and Bed Hostels in Tokyo and Kyoto. Check out the photos of this interesting venture here.
The Cleveland Public Library is adding to its community outreach efforts with a "Book Bike" this summer. According to Scene, the "Book Bike" will be a "traveling library, complete with a checkout station, WiFi access, and a display for informational materials." According to CPL, the "Book Bike" will allow patrons to "check out books, sign up for library cards, and look up books in the catalog." This Summer, the "Book Bike" will join Cleveland Public Library's Book Box at Wade Oval Wednesdays and make appearances at local festivals and parades. For more information, read the Cleveland Public Library's press release.
The Cleveland Law Library recently purchased a number of new books, including Stress Management for Lawyers, the OSBA Legal Technology Conference, and the new edition of Black's Law Dictionary (10th ed.). Other new titles which are now listed in our catalog and which our members can check out and take back to their offices include:
Fiduciary income tax Class action roundup: the latest developments in state and federal court How to prepare for FATCA if you are a nonfinancial U.S. company Trial technology workshop Guardianships Financial planning for lawyers Bankruptcy fundamentals Professionalism, law office management, and client funds management and getting a grip on your student loans 21st annual Bradley J. Schaeffer Real Property Institute: new developments in real property law Effective legal negotiation and settlement Fear factor: how good lawyers get into bad ethical trouble Must-have intelligence for "tenured" attorneys Fifth Annual Great Lakes Antitrust Institute Demystifying employer retirement plans Health care law Introduction to domestic relations practice Finance for lawyers Adobe Acrobat for lawyers Demystifying intellectual property: a guide for the nonspecialist Avoiding malpractice: the good, the bad, and the ugly of legal technology iPad for litigators and fight the paper: the pathway to a productive, paperless law practice
We just wanted to say thank you to everyone who contributed to "A Book of Your Own," the book drive we helped the local chapter of the Federal Bar Association run. With the generous contributions of individuals and firms in town, we collected over 1,300 books for children in elementary schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The books were boxed up and delivered to the children in time for a summer of reading enjoyment. Thanks again!
A great article from USA Today recently chronicled all of the latest efforts to make ebooks and print books available at airports all over the world. This phenomenon apparently started in 1962, when the Nashville Public Library opened a branch at the Nashville Airport. As of today, travelers can check out free ebooks at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the Manhattan Regional Airport, the Philadelphia International Airport, the Harrisburg International Airport, the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan, and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Print reading libraries are available at other locations, such as the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library.
The New York Times reports that hotels all over the United States are adding libraries to their lobbies and bars. Designed as a means to generate revenue from patrons who spend more time in their restaurants and bars, hotels are stocking their shelves with hot titles from current authors. Some hotel libraries are even specializing, like the Renaissance hotel lobby in D.C., which boasts books about presidents and sports. (see picture in the article). As another example, the "Hyatt Magnificent Mile in Chicago completed a renovation that includes a bar stocked with books and magazines and a small number of computers." Some hotels are even creating lending libraries which allow guests to check out a book at one location and return it at another.
Always on the cutting edge of library science, the Cleveland Public Library has launched another local initiative called the BookBox. Located in Ohio City across the Street from the West Side Market, the portable BookBox will allow Saturday morning patrons at the Market Square Park to check out books on "food, cooking, gardening, art, and urban agriculture." Read CPL's Press Release for more information on the BookBox, and click here for a picture of the BookBox.
The ABA has just published a new 50-state survey of legal malpractice law. According to the ABA, "This guide provides a state-by-state review of laws in each state pertaining to the laws of lawyer liability. Each chapter is devoted to the law of each state, written by lawyers in that particular state for easy comparison. Whether a lawyer is involved in litigating legal malpractice actions or merely wants to understand more about these matters, this book is intended to serve as a resource to how the law varies state by state."