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  1. 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

  2. Arbitrator Rules against EPA over Library Closures

    Arbitrator Rules against EPA over Library Closures The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (a national alliance of local, state, and federal resource professionals) announced February 28 that a federal arbitrator has ruled that the Environme ...

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

  3. Atlanta Branch Saved from Developer’s Shopping Mecca

    Atlanta Branch Saved from Developer’s Shopping Mecca Trustees of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library voted 8–0 February 27 to keep the system’s distinctive Buckhead branch and reject a developer’s offer of $24 million to raze the building to make way for an ...

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

  4. Windsor Public Library Cuts Halved

    Windsor Public Library Cuts Halved The city council of Windsor, Ontario, agreed February 26 to reduce proposed budget cuts to the Windsor Public Library from $790,000 ($812,011 U.S.) to $400,000 ($411,145 U.S.). The decision to back off from the original ...

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

  5. Idaho Man Revives Joy of Sex Challenges

    Idaho Man Revives Joy of Sex Challenges Nampa, Idaho, resident Randy Jackson, who twice before has complained about the city library having The New Joy of Sex and The Joy of Gay Sex in its collection, has asked the Nampa Public Library Board once again to ...

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

  6. UIUC Rare Book Library Closes Due to Mold

    UIUC Rare Book Library Closes Due to Mold The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rare Book and Manuscript Library—which occupies a vault within the main library—closed February 25 to address a mold outbreak. No more than 5% of the 300,000-item col ...

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

  7. Toronto Library Worker Pleads Guilty to 1969 Chicago Shooting

    Toronto Library Worker Pleads Guilty to 1969 Chicago Shooting A former research assistant at the Toronto Public Library’s central reference library, who had fled to Canada following the shooting of a Chicago police officer in 1969, pled guilty to a charge ...

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

  8. Supreme Court Rejects Wiretapping Suit

    Supreme Court Rejects Wiretapping Suit The U.S. Supreme Court declined February 18 to consider whether plaintiffs who believed they had been spied on without a court order could challenge the legality of such surveillance without tangible proof—even if th ...

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

  9. Tango Ruffles Feathers in Virginia

    Tango Ruffles Feathers in Virginia And Tango Makes Three, an award-winning but controversial children’s book by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson about two male penguins hatching and parenting a baby chick, made more headlines in February when Loudoun C ...

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

  10. Southern Methodist University Chosen for Bush Library Site

    Southern Methodist University Chosen for Bush Library Site The board of trustees of Southern Methodist University unanimously approved an agreement with the George W. Bush Library Foundation February 22 to locate the presidential library and policy instit ...

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