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  1. Wayne State University Turns LIS Program into School

    Wayne State University Turns LIS Program into School The board of governors at Wayne State University in Detroit voted December 3 to authorize the creation of the School of Library and Information Science, effective May 6, 2009. The school will house the ...

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

  2. Philadelphia Still on Track for Branch Closings

    Philadelphia Still on Track for Branch Closings Despite an outpouring of public concern and a cautionary note from city council, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter seems unwavering in his decision to permanently close 11 out of 54 branches of the Free Libr ...

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

  3. Libraries Nix Dissed Christmas Displays

    Libraries Nix Dissed Christmas Displays In separate incidents, the holiday-spirit sensibilities of library patrons have trumped tradition at the Oberlin (Ohio) Public Library and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: The first library heeded pu ...

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

  4. Anti-Piracy Statute Gets Challenged

    Anti-Piracy Statute Gets Challenged A Harvard law school professor has taken on the defense of a 24-year-old Boston University graduate student who is challenging the constitutionality of a lawsuit filed against him by the Recording Industry Association o ...

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

  5. Nashville Mayor Wants City Library to Enfold Media Centers

    Nashville Mayor Wants City Library to Enfold Media Centers Officials of the Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) seemed taken aback by a November 20 press conference Mayor Karl Dean held at Nashville Public Library’s East branch where he announced that t ...

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

  6. FBI Compiles List of Most-Coveted Library Books

    FBI Compiles List of Most-Coveted Library Books Some seven months after charging James Brubaker in the theft of hundreds of books from at least 100 academic and public libraries in the United States and Canada, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has entr ...

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  7. Las Vegas–Area School Librarians Likely Safe for Now

    Las Vegas–Area School Librarians Likely Safe for Now The elimination of 105 middle and high school librarian positions has been proposed as part of the solution to a $120-million shortfall at Clark County (Nev.) School District, but following two heated p ...

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

  8. Washington Dad Foils Plan for School “Librateria”

    Washington Dad Foils Plan for School “Librateria” A Washington State parent has convinced officials of the Federal Way (Wash.) Public Schools that students who will attend a school still on the drawing board will benefit from a dedicated space for a media ...

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

  9. Meryl Streep Set to Play Librarian in Dewey Film

    Meryl Streep Set to Play Librarian in Dewey Film Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep is reportedly slated to star in the big-screen adaptation of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Streep would portray Spencer (Iowa) Public Library Di ...

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  10. Voters Buck Bleak Economic Outlook to Fund Libraries

    Voters Buck Bleak Economic Outlook to Fund Libraries Fears of an impending recession did not deter voters in many parts of the country from approving ballot initiatives to expand, renovate, or restore library services in their communities. And in several ...

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