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  1. Audit Request Leads to Friends Fight

    Audit Request Leads to Friends Fight Las Vegas–Clark County Library District has sued the Friends of Southern Nevada Libraries to prevent the Friends from disbanding and disbursing their assets to non-library groups. The action has cost both sides a total ...

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

  2. Hacker Puts X-Rated Tale on Library Dial-a-Story Line

    Hacker Puts X-Rated Tale on Library Dial-a-Story Line A mother and daughter in Contra Costa County, California, received a rude surprise when they called Benicia Public Library’s dial-a-story telephone service May 22. Geri Engberg said that instead of the ...

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

  3. Sacramento Library Board Weighs Response to Scathing Grand Jury Report

    Sacramento Library Board Weighs Scathing Grand Jury Report The Sacramento Public Library governing board held a special meeting May 22 to begin formulating a response to a grand jury report that charges both the board and Director Anne Marie Gold with mis ...

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

  4. Medical Librarians Get Healthy Dose of Social Networking

    Medical Librarians Get Healthy Dose of Social Networking Web 2.0 speakers at the Medical Library Association conference in Chicago, from left: Amanda Etches-Johnson, David Rothman, Melissa Rethlefsen, MLA President Mark Funk, and Bart Ragon. “MLA 2.0,” sa ...

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

  5. City Commission Mandates Library Filters

    City Commission Mandates Library Filters Royal Oak (Mich.) Public Library will install filters on all but one of its adult computers, after the City Commission passed an ordinance mandating the action May 19. The statute overrides a decision by the librar ...

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

  6. Saskatchewan Director Admits to Embezzling $500,000

    Saskatchewan Director Admits to Embezzling $500,000 The former executive director of the Wheatland Regional Library in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, has pleaded guilty to embezzling at least $500,000 Canadian between 1990 and 2004. Bruce Cameron, who h ...

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

  7. Libraries Toppled in Devastating Chinese Earthquake

    Libraries Toppled in Devastating Chinese Earthquake The 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Sichuan Province in western China on the afternoon of May 12 killed more than 40,000 people and left another 5 million homeless. In the week after the quake, the ...

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

  8. Arkansas Library Regroups after Tornado Stops Service

    Arkansas Library Regroups after Tornado Stops Service The Stuttgart (Ark.) Public Library will be closed for several months as it struggles to recover from at least $300,000 in damage caused by a May 10 tornado that cut a three-quarter-mile swath through ...

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

  9. Library Advocates Converge on the Capitol

    Library Advocates Converge on the Capitol More than 400 librarians and library supporters converged on Washington, D.C., May 13–14 for the American Library Association’s 34th annual National Library Legislative Day. They came from as far away as Hawaii an ...

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

  10. Memphis City Council Nixes Mayor’s Branch Closures

    Memphis City Council Nixes Mayor’s Branch Closures A Memphis (Tenn.) City Council budget committee nixed May 14 Mayor Willie Herenton’s proposal to transition the Memphis Public Library and Information Center from a neighborhood-library system to a region ...

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