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  1. Mesa Seeks Alternatives to Plan to Eliminate Librarians

    Mesa Seeks Alternatives to Plan to Eliminate Librarians Reacting to concerns voiced by library advocates over its decision to eliminate all 87 of its school library media specialist positions over the next three years, the board of the Mesa (Ariz.) Public ...

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

  2. Bridgeport Mayor Proposes 25% Cut in Library Budget

    Bridgeport Mayor Proposes 25% Cut in Library Budget Mayor Bill Finch has proposed a $1.1-million cut in next year’s funding for Bridgeport (Conn.) Public Library. The 25% reduction in the operating budget would require laying off one-third of the staff an ...

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

  3. Iowa Senate Rejects Movie-Loaning Restrictions

    Iowa Senate Rejects Movie-Loaning Restrictions The Iowa state Senate voted 31–17 April 23 against an amendment to an education appropriations bill that would have prohibited libraries that receive state funds from loaning R-rated films to children under 1 ...

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  4. Post-Katrina Preservationists Fight On in Gulfport

    Post-Katrina Preservationists Fight On in Gulfport Almost three years after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf of Mexico, a determined group of architectural preservationists in Gulfport, Mississippi, is fighting to save Harrison County (Miss.) Pub ...

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  5. Librarians Classifieds

    Librarians' Classifieds Librarians' Classifieds are a listing of goods and services advertisements that appear in each issue of American Libraries magazine. The advertisements below appeared in the August 2008 issue. For information about placin ...

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  6. Working Knowledge

    A Monthly Column about Life on the Job By Mary Pergander American Libraries Columnist Mary Pergander is director of the Deerfield (Ill.) Public Library. Send comments or questions to working@ala.org. Column for May, 2008 Living the Dream Take a moment to ...

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  7. News Fronts

    Contents of April 2008  American Libraries 12  ALA New Study Reaffirms School Library Value  National Library Week Celebrates 50 Years  MacArthur Funds OITP Projects 18  USA and International  Arbitrator Rules Against EPA in Library Closures  Southern Met ...

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  8. 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

  9. 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 ...

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  10. 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