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  1. Public Librarians Meet over Books in Minneapolis

    Public Librarians Meet over Books in Minneapolis In Minneapolis for the 12th biennial national conference of the Public Library Association (PLA), March 25–29, public librarians from across the country and around the world gathered for a week of discussio ...

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

  2. Library Worker’s Firing Sparks Firestorm

    Library Worker’s Firing Sparks Firestorm The firing of a worker at the Tulare County (Calif.) Library two days after she defied a supervisor by alerting police to a patron viewing what she believed to be child pornography has sparked controversy and the t ...

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

  3. Alice on Her Way Gets Waylaid in Washington

    Alice on Her Way Gets Waylaid in Washington Alice on Her Way will remain in the library at Icicle River Middle School in Leavenworth, Washington, but with borrowing privileges restricted to students who have parental consent. Parent Dave Winters objected ...

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

  4. First Lady Laura Bush Discusses Post-White House Agenda with American Libraries

    First Lady Laura Bush Discusses Post–White House Agenda with American Libraries In an exclusive interview at the White House March 19, First Lady Laura Bush told American Libraries that she would definitely play a role in the establishment of her husband’ ...

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

  5. Interview with First Lady Laura Bush, March 19, 2008

    Interview with First Lady Laura Bush By Leonard Kniffel, American Libraries In an exclusive interview at the White House March 19, First Lady Laura Bush told American Libraries that she would definitely play a role in the establishment of her husband’s pr ...

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

  6. Memphis Mayor Announces Closings of Five Library Branches

    Memphis Mayor Announces Closings of Five Library Branches Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton announced March 18 that the city will close five library branches for reasons of efficiency and economy. The closings, along with those of four community centers, will ...

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

  7. Spokane Moms Win State Funding for School Libraries

    Spokane Moms Win State Funding for School Libraries The advocacy of three determined Spokane women has resulted in the first-ever state-level support for school libraries in Washington. A compromise budget passed March 12 includes $4 million, which breaks ...

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

  8. Wyoming Libraries Get Endowment Fund

    Wyoming Libraries Get Endowment Fund The Wyoming State House of Representatives voted 60–0 March 7 to pass the Public Library Endowment Challenge Program. The bill, S.F. 29, which passed the state senate February 21, establishes a $9.1-million endowment f ...

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

  9. $1-Billion NYPL Expansion to Add Branches, Technology

    $1-Billion NYPL Expansion to Add Branches, Technology New York Public Library announced a five-year, $1-billion expansion March 11 with the goal of doubling its number of unique users. Adopted after an 18-month study, the improvement plan has three major ...

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

  10. Boston Mayor, Library Trustees Reach Compromise

    Boston Mayor, Library Trustees Reach Compromise Boston Public Library trustees agreed at a March 11 board meeting to supply city hall with a detailed accounting of how proceeds from tens of millions of dollars in its trust funds have been spent. In return ...

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