Posts Tagged ‘LIbrary Renaissance Project’

Imagining the MLK Library of the Future

When I reported on Friday that the D.C. Public Library had short-listed 10 architectural firms to redesign the aging Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, a few architecture insiders reacted with surprise to the list. "Whoa REX and OMA," tweeted architecture writer Amanda Kolson Hurley, referring to the firms of global starchitects Joshua Prince-Ramus and Rem Koolhaas. "Shocked to [...]

Opponent of Mixed-Use MLK Packs Voter Rolls, Wins Library Group Presidency

Robin Diener, the director of the Ralph Nader-backed D.C. Library Renaissance Project, packed a basement room at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library with supporters tonight and trounced the incumbent to become the president of the MLK Library Friends.
The election held unusual drama for a contest for an unpaid library advocacy position. LaToya Thomas, who founded [...]

This Might Be the Most Contentious Library Volunteer Election Ever

Nothing says drama like an election for the leadership of a library volunteer group. Beg to differ? Then take a look at the battle that's shaping up over tonight's contest for the presidency of the MLK Library Friends.
LaToya Thomas, the current president of the group—which advocates for programming, literacy efforts, and attraction of D.C. residents [...]

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