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  1. D.C. Public Library Weighs Impact of Budget Cuts

    D.C. Public Library Weighs Impact of Budget Cuts The District of Columbia Public Library is weighing the potential impact of its 2009 budget, which calls for the elimination of 74 unfilled staff positions from FY2008, a 14% reduction in its workforce. Ado ...

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  2. Historic Maine Library Destroyed by Lightning

    Historic Maine Library Destroyed by Lightning The Swan’s Island (Maine) Library burned to the ground July 24 after it was hit by lightning during an early morning thunderstorm. Librarian Candis Joyce said in the July 25 Bangor Daily News that in addition ...

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  3. Fired West Virginia Archivist Appeals Dismissal

    Fired West Virginia Archivist Appeals Dismissal Fred Armstrong, West Virginia state archivist for 22 years until abruptly being fired last November, is appealing in Kanawha Circuit Court the dismissal of his case, arguing that he deserves a full hearing w ...

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  4. Working Knowledge

    A Monthly Column about Life on the Job By Mary Pergander American Libraries Columnist Mary Pergander is director of the Deerfield (Ill.) Public Library. Send comments or questions to working@ala.org. Column for August 2008 Working through Grief How to dea ...

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  5. News Fronts

    Contents of August 2008  American Libraries 14  ALA RadioShack Partnership Aimed at Digital TV  Dollar General Continues School Library Funding  Digital Preservation Definition  Abdul-Jabbar Library Card Month Chair 22  USA and International  Iowa Librari ...

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  6. Child Online Protection Act Gets Third Strike

    Child Online Protection Act Gets Third Strike After a decade of federal litigation and two decisions that were returned to lower courts from the Supreme Court for further review, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals July 22 unanimously declared unconstituti ...

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  7. Gannett Releases Searchable Public Library Trends Database

    Gannett Releases Searchable Public Library Trends Database Gannett News Service released a searchable database July 17 that compares trends affecting public library systems between 2002 and 2006. The analysis used data from the National Center for Educati ...

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  8. Working Knowledge

    A Monthly Column about Life on the Job By Mary Pergander American Libraries Columnist Mary Pergander is director of the Deerfield (Ill.) Public Library. Send comments or questions to working@ala.org. Column for June/July, 2008 This and That Holding Down T ...

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

  9. Batavia Relocates Planned Parenthood Link

    Batavia Relocates Planned Parenthood Link Batavia (Ill.) Public Library has moved a link to Planned Parenthood’s Teenwire sex education website from the “Young Adult” page on BPL’s website to the general health section of its “Web Reference” page. The boa ...

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  10. ACLU Challenges Expanded FISA Powers

    ACLU Challenges Expanded FISA Powers President George Bush signed into law July 10 the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, a bill expanding legal authority for wiretaps by spy agencies that has been hotly debated since the February expiration of the Protect Amer ...

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