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  1. Mesa Schools to Eliminate All Certified Librarians

    Mesa Schools to Eliminate All Certified Librarians The Mesa (Ariz.) Public School District is on the verge of eliminating all 87 of its school library media specialist positions over the next three years and replacing them with support staff. Faced with a ...

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

  2. Judge in Harry Potter Lawsuit Urges Settlement

    Judge in Harry Potter Lawsuit Urges Settlement The judge hearing British author J. K. Rowling’s copyright-infringement lawsuit against an unauthorized Harry Potter encyclopedia urged both sides to settle the case April 17. On the final day of the three-da ...

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

  3. Finance Director Sues for Wrongful Firing

    Finance Director Sues for Wrongful Firing Former Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library finance director Anil Paul has filed suit in Superior Court of Sacramento County, accusing the library of retaliatory termination after he raised concerns about overpaymen ...

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

  4. School Removes The Land as Age-Inappropriate

    School Removes The Land as Age-Inappropriate A review committee at Turner Elementary School in New Tampa, Florida, has deemed The Land by Mildred Taylor age-inappropriate and removed it from its media-center shelves. The committee said the novel, about a ...

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

  5. Town May Withhold Library Funding over Librarian’s Firing

    Town May Withhold Library Funding over Librarian’s Firing Officials in Woolwich, Maine, voted 4–1 April 14 not to place a $43,700 contribution—its share of the operating budget—to Patten Free Library in Bath on the agenda for a town meeting, opting instea ...

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

  6. ERT Silent Auction 2008

    11th Annual ERT Silent Auction Goes Hollywood! Items are added regularly as our generous donors step forward. Last day For web inclusion: June 19th / For donations: June 23rd ERT Silent Auction WINNERS! Pay and pickup Monday from 2:00- 6:00 pm ONLY. If yo ...

    admin - 11/08/2011 - 04:17 - Exhibits Round Table (ERT)

  7. Illinois State Librarian Visits School for National Library Week

    Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White visits Chicago's Walt Disney Magnet School April 14 and answers questions from students to kick off National Library Week 2008. More ALA videos available at alfocus.ala.org. ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Off to Fairy Tale Land

    Madalyn Joy Wolff of Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota, in fairy tale garb complete with Snow White purse and gloves, admires the “Storybook Dolls” display at Wayzata Library, part of the Hennepin County (Minn.) Library system. The presentation was erected in h ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:19 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Julie Andews @ Your Library

    Academy Award–winning actress and author Julie Andrews poses April 13, 2008 with her own oversized library card in Los Angeles marking the 50th anniversary of National Library Week. As NLW honorary chair, Andrews spoke about the value of libraries and lib ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:19 - American Libraries Magazine