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  1. Protests Disrupt White-Supremacist Meeting at Library

    Protests Disrupt White-Supremacist Meeting at Library Police were called to Clifton (N.J.) Public Library’s Allwood branch March 21 in response to a brawl between five protesters and about 15 members of the League of American Patriots, a white supremacist ...

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

  2. Federal Bills Revisit NSLs, Digital Privacy

    Federal Bills Revisit NSLs, Digital Privacy With the Patriot Act due to sunset at the end of 2009, Congress is considering several bills that would collectively impact the ability of law enforcement to access, amass, and warehouse digital data about the a ...

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

  3. Man Gets Life for Raping Child in a Library

    Man Gets Life for Raping Child in a Library A Massachusetts man was sentenced April 2 to life in prison for the 2008  rape of a 6-year-old boy in the magazine room of the New Bedford Public Library, according to the April 3 New Bedford Standard-Times. Cor ...

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

  4. Amalgamating for Advocacy

    by Sally Gardner Reed Trustees, advocates, Friends, and foundations unite in support of libraries! Tough financial times, combined with the exponential increase in demand for library services that they bring, spell perfect timing for the formation of a ne ...

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

  5. New York City Budget Proposes Major Cuts to Libraries

    New York City Budget Proposes Major Cuts to Libraries The three library systems that serve New York City face major cuts in Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s proposed FY2010 budget (PDF file). Representatives from the libraries testified on the likely effects ...

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

  6. Concord Mayor Considers Closing Library to Save Money

    Concord Mayor Considers Closing Library to Save Money Library boosters in Concord, New Hampshire, are decrying reports that Mayor Jim Bouley has been talking about shuttering the city library to narrow Concord’s projected FY2010 budget deficit of up to $4 ...

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

  7. Ohio Principal Judges Magazine by Its Cover

    Ohio Principal Judges Magazine by Its Cover The removal last fall of an issue of a gaming magazine from a media-center collection has attracted the attention of the local teachers union and the American Civil Liberties Union, which has sent a cautionary l ...

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

  8. Stimulate Your Library

    How libraries can benefit from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act By Emily Sheketoff Congress made history with the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), signed by President Obama February 17, and now libraries have their t ...

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

  9. Baltimore Mayor Proposes Cuts to Library Hours

    Baltimore Mayor Proposes Cuts to Library Hours Amid a host of proposed layoffs and city service cuts in Baltimore, Mayor Sheila Dixon suggested March 18 that the Enoch Pratt Free Library cut its branches’ operating hours. The proposed cuts, which would go ...

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

  10. Philly Mayor's Sales Tax Would Avert Library Closings

    Philly Mayor’s Sales Tax Hike Would Avert Library Closings Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has proposed a 1% addition to the city’s sales tax over the next three years that would preserve essential services, including the 11 library branches that he had ...

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