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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