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Main branch offers computer tutoring
This year, NOPL is offering free computer tutoring at the Main Library with Judith Patrick, a second-year Literacy*AmeriCorps member.
New Orleans Times-Picayune, 05 March 2009

Librarian's dream job fizzles
Donna Schremser's dream of rebuilding New Orleans' libraries after Hurricane Katrina died a messy political death in September, leaving her jobless and the libraries with what a national library journal calls "signs of disarray".
Huntsville Times (AL), 12 January 2009

New Orleans library chairman Irvin Mayfield has aggressively replaced system's leadership
While nobody doubts that Irvin Mayfield is a passionate ambassador for his hometown and its library, his moves as board leader - at least so far - have only added to the tumult in the system.
New Orleans Times-Picayune, 18 December 2008

Schremser, others leave New Orleans Public Library
New Orleans Public Library director Donna Schremser has resigned after little more than one year on the job.
Library Journal, 02 October 2008

Family histories available at library
The Louisiana Division on the third floor of NOPL's main library has one of the largest collections available of genealogy materials for New Orleans and Louisiana.
New Orleans Times-Picayune, 18 September 2008

Algiers charter schools to resume classes Wednesday
The Algiers Charter Schools Association will resume classes Wednesday, while principals and teachers are expected to report back to help clean up campuses by Monday.
New Orleans Times-Picayune, 04 September 2008

Library's new offerings speaking volumes
NOPL is "rebranding itself to demonstrate that we are not the same old New Orleans Public Library but a more forward-thinking, customer service-centered public agency."
New Orleans Times-Picayune, 28 August 2008

Algiers Point Association
The Algiers Point Association has received a grant from the Algiers Economic Development District to complete a project that is designed to increase tourism and marketing of the West Bank.
New Orleans Times-Picayune, 21 August 2008

Algiers uses reserve water supply after barge crash
Within an hour after Wednesday's barge crash, the Algiers pumping facility -- which provides water to 55,000 households -- was shut down and a reserve water supply was used.
WDSU New Orleans, 24 July 2008

New library projects are an open book
City Librarian Donna Schremser has prepared a brief report of the library's recovery and plans for branches.
New Orleans Times-Picayune, 17 July 2008