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  1. Beyond the Barriers

    A quest for real-time gold Jospeh Janes A quest for real-time gold Beeeeeeeeep. Alarm. 4:50. Predawn. Downstairs. Coffee. Eyes... opening... slowly. Countdown. 2,008 drummers, thousands more dancers, singers, athletes from all around the world, a couple o ...

    admin - 10/09/2013 - 10:42 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Google Settles Scanning Suit with Authors, Publishers

    By Beverly Goldberg After two years of negotiations, a settlement has been reached in lawsuits between Google and author and publisher groups over the search-engine company’s scanning of copyrighted books. Under the settlement, announced October 28 and su ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:37 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Boston Chooses Amy E. Ryan for Library President

    By Leonard Kniffel The board of the Boston Public Library offered the job of president to Hennepin County (Minn.) Library Director Amy E. Ryan August 14 after interviewing four finalists selected from a pool of more than 160. Trustees cited her extensive ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 15:36 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Grassroots Group Grows School Library Support in Washington State

    By Beverly Goldberg More than 100 people gathered in the rain at the state capitol steps in Olympia, Washington, February 1 to rally for school libraries (above), despite cold winds and a storm in the eastern half of the state that prevented many from att ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:09 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 2009

    American Libraries Online news stories from 2009 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009 September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 December 2009 ...

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

  8. San Diego Hopes Joint-Use Proposal Saves $20-Million Grant

    San Diego Hopes Joint-Use Proposal Saves $20-Million Grant Almost 10 years and two mayors since San Diego officials first envisioned building a $130-million new downtown Main Library, city officials are scrambling to extend the December 31 state deadline ...

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

  9. Overturn of Patriot Act’s Gag Order Upheld, in Part

    Overturn of Patriot Act’s Gag Order Upheld, in Part A federal appeals court ruled unanimously December 15 that it is unconstitutional to gag recipients of a National Security Letter from discussing its receipt unless disclosure might interfere with “an au ...

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

  10. WorldCat Policy Revision Draws Librarians’ Ire

    WorldCat Policy Revision Draws Librarians’ Ire OCLC’s proposed “Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records,” released November 2 and revised November 5 and 19 (PDF file), has been greeted with a host of critical blog postings and two online petitions ...

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