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  1. Protesting Librarians Shut Down Victoria PL for Three Days

    Protesting Librarians Shut Down Victoria PL for Three Days Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 410 are not reporting to work for three days, effectively closing the nine branches of Greater Victoria (B.C.) Public Library January 16, 18 ...

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  2. ALA Midwinter Meeting Draws 13,600 to Philadelphia

    ALA Midwinter Meeting Draws 13,600 to Philadelphia Sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivered a heartfelt address at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association, January 11–16, in Philadelphia. The athlete-turned-author told a packed house, ...

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  3. Five Libraries Win IMLS Awards

    Five Libraries Win IMLS Awards First Lady Laura Bush and Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Anne-Imelda Radice presented the 2007 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to five libraries and five museums at a White House ceremony Jan ...

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  4. Schlitz, Selznick Win 2008 Newbery, Caldecott Medals

    Schlitz, Selznick Win 2008 Newbery, Caldecott Medals Holding the award-winning youth media books at the Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia are (from left): YALSA President Paula Brehm-Heeger, Coretta Scott King Book Award Committee Chair Deborah Taylor, AL ...

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  5. FBI Whistleblower Answers Questions in Philadelphia

    FBI Whistleblower Answers Questions in Philadelphia Despite a warning from his superiors, FBI Special Agent Bassem Youssef appeared at a January 12 session of the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia with his attorney and answe ...

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  6. Minneapolis PL Merges with Hennepin County Library

    Minneapolis PL Merges with Hennepin County Library Nearly a year after their boards initially approved the merger, Minneapolis Public Library joined the Hennepin County Library January 2. The merger combines Minnesota’s two largest public library systems ...

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  7. FBI Cautions Whistleblower against Giving ALA Midwinter Talk

    FBI Cautions Whistleblower against Giving ALA Midwinter Talk The attorney who represents FBI Supervisory Special Agent Bassem Youssef, chief of the Counterterrorism Division’s Communications Analysis Unit, advised the American Library Association’s Washin ...

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  8. Truckful of Library Materials Recovered from Patron’s Home

    Truckful of Library Materials Recovered from Patron’s Home An Akron woman faces felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property after police hauled more than 1,000 missing books, movies, music, and toys belonging to Akron–Summit County (Ohio) Public ...

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  9. Scieszka Named National Reading Ambassador

    Scieszka Named National Reading Ambassador Popular children’s author Jon Scieszka was appointed by the Library of Congress January 3 as the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Scieszka, the writer of The True Story of the 3 Little Pig ...

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  10. Indianapolis Opening Entangled in Financial Controversy

    Indianapolis Opening Entangled in Financial Controversy A splendid new central library opened in downtown Indianapolis December 9, amid ongoing controversy over who is responsible for $50 million in construction cost overruns and how a frozen operating bu ...

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