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  1. Grassroots Group Grows Mini-SKILLs Bill in Washington State

    By Beverly Goldberg Characterizing school library media specialists as “an endangered species,” Washington State Sen. Tracey J. Eide (D-Federal Way) introduced a bill January 22 that codifies through a per-pupil formula how many credentialed school librar ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:11 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Minneapolis PL Merges with Hennepin County Library

    By Gordon Flagg Nearly a year after their boards initially approved the merger, Minneapolis Public Library joined the Hennepin County Library January 2. The merger combines Minnesota’s two largest public library systems into a 41-branch operation with mor ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 15:41 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Warrantless Wiretaps Law Extended Until February 16

    Warrantless Wiretaps Law Extended Until February 16 On the evening of January 29, the House and Senate passed by voice vote a two-week extension of the Protect America Act, which had been set to expire on February 1. Originally enacted in August 2007 as a ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Grassroots Group Grows Mini-SKILLs Bill in Washington State

    Grassroots Group Grows Mini-SKILLs Bill in Washington State Characterizing school library media specialists as “an endangered species,” Washington State Sen. Tracey J. Eide (D-Federal Way) introduced a bill January 22 that codifies through a per-pupil for ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Golden Compass Returned to Calgary Schools

    Golden Compass Returned to Calgary Schools The Calgary (Alberta) Catholic School District has returned Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass to its library shelves after ordering its removal two months ago. Calgary was among several Catholic school systems ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Give a Boy a Gun Triggers Challenge in Pennsylvania

    Give a Boy a Gun Triggers Challenge in Pennsylvania A reconsideration committee for Bangor Area (Pa.) Middle School unanimously voted to keep Todd Strasser’s Give a Boy a Gun on library shelves over a student’s aunt’s concerns over the book’s depiction of ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. News Fronts

    Contents of January/February 2008  American Libraries 12  ALA Public TV, ALA Launch Consumer Education Effort  PBS Cancer Education Partnership Announced  AASL Longitudinal Survey Released 20  USA and International  Golden Compass Accused of Anti-Catholic ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. LC Working Group Issues Final Report on Bibliographic Futures

    LC Working Group Issues Final Report on Bibliographic Futures A Library of Congress task force has completed its mission to look at the future of cataloging and other forms of bibliographic control and recommend steps on how the library community can cont ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Library of Congress Places 3,000 Photos on Flickr

    Library of Congress Places 3,000 Photos on Flickr The Library of Congress announced January 16 that it has teamed with the photo-sharing website Flickr to broaden public access to the 14 million photographs and other visual items in LC’s collections. The ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. West Virginia Funding Flap Flops Back to Court

    West Virginia Funding Flap Flops Back to Court The boards of the Kanawha County (W.Va.) Schools and the Kanawha County Library were back before the state Supreme Court in early January to revisit a critical funding issue that had been believed to have bee ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine