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  1. 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

  2. Director: Library Diaries Author Invaded Patrons’ Privacy

    Director: Library Diaries Author Invaded Patrons’ Privacy The director of the Mason County (Mich.) District Library contends that he did not violate the First Amendment rights of a library assistant he fired in late July after reading her unflattering boo ...

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

  3. Gulf Coast Braces for Potential Category 3 Hurricane

    Gulf Coast Braces for Potential Category 3 Hurricane Although still several days away from the Gulf Coast, Tropical Storm Gustav has New Orleans and other still-recovering coastal communities scrambling to prepare for what could turn into a Category 3 hur ...

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

  4. City Won’t Seek Jail for It’s Perfectly Normal Protester

    City Won’t Seek Jail for It’s Perfectly Normal Protester A standoff of more than a year ended August 29 in Lewiston, Maine, when city officials decided not to pursue further action against JoAn Karkos, who has refused to return the Lewiston Public Library ...

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

  5. Alaska College’s Shutdown Threatens Historic Collections

    Alaska College’s Shutdown Threatens Historic Collections When Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, Alaska, shut down its operations last year, among the many logistical questions was what to do with the 48,000 items held by its Stratton Library. The oldest i ...

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

  6. Hartford Branch Reopenings Delayed as Officials Squabble

    Hartford Branch Reopenings Delayed as Officials Squabble Officials now say two shuttered Hartford (Conn.) Public Library branches will not be reopened August 25 as planned, due to a continuing squabble between the city council and Mayor Eddie A. Perez. Af ...

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

  7. Conservative Writer Accuses University of Illinois of Access Denied

    Conservative Writer Accuses University of Illinois of Denying Access Following accusations by conservative political writer Stanley Kurtz that the University of Illinois at Chicago blocked his access to documents that might portray presumptive Democratic ...

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

  8. Boston Chooses Amy E. Ryan for Library President

    Boston Chooses Amy E. Ryan for Library President 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. ...

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

  9. Feelings Run High as Funding Falters in Hartford

    Feelings Run High as Funding Falters in Hartford It’s been a difficult summer for the officials of Hartford (Conn.) Public Library, where trustees eased an $870,000 budget shortfall for FY2009 by closing the Mark Twain and Blue Hills Avenue branches July ...

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

  10. Missing Durham First Folio Found?

    Missing Durham First Folio Found? A British man arrested over the theft of a First Folio edition of Shakespeare insists he is innocent. Raymond Scott, 51, walked into Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., June 16 seeking authentication for a 17t ...

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