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  1. Michigan Librarians Demand Full Funding for Resource Sharing

    By Sean Fitzpatrick Some six weeks after Gov. Jennifer Granholm issued an executive order that would dismantle the Department of History, Arts, and Libraries, to which the Library of Michigan reports, some 500 librarians, genealogists, and other library s ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 12:59 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Library Groups Advise Justice Department on Google Books Settlement

    By Gordon Flagg The American Library Association, ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries have sent a letter to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division voicing their general approval of the pro ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Cash-Strapped Ohio Library Drops Out of WorldCat ILL

    By Beverly Goldberg As part of its quest to close a $14-million shortfall for FY2010, Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library has ended its participation in OCLC’s WorldCat Resource Sharing so it can close the library’s interlibrary loan department. CCPL De ...

    admin - 11/08/2012 - 16:11 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Faculty Strike Leaves University Library Struggling

    By test editor “It is not a happy situation,” said Frank Lepkowski, associate dean and associate professor at Oakland University’s Kresge Library in Rochester, Michigan, after 12 tenure-track library faculty members went out on strike September 3 as part ...

    admin - 11/08/2012 - 16:04 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Hawaii Board Rejects Monthly Two-Day Closures, Furloughs

    By test editor The Hawaii Board of Education failed to approve a proposal September 3 to address a $5.7-million cut in funding by closing all public-library branches at least two days a month and furloughing employees twice a month. The plan also called f ...

    admin - 11/08/2012 - 16:08 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. IMLS Grant Advance Saves Illinois Town’s Only Library

    By Beverly Goldberg The south suburban Chicago town of Robbins will continue to enjoy uninterrupted public library service thanks to the infusion of $25,500 in emergency grant funding it was promised just days before a lack of revenue would have closed it ...

    admin - 11/13/2012 - 15:27 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Cuts, Freezes Widespread in Academic Libraries

    By Leonard Kniffel Many academic libraries are facing major planned or potential budget cuts as the nation’s economic meltdown plays itself out. Online reports and announcements from major U.S. universities show that significant budget cuts may be widespr ...

    admin - 05/30/2013 - 14:24 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Michigan Governor Eliminates State-Library Department

    By Sean Fitzpatrick In a money-saving move July 13, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm issued an executive order (PDF file) to eliminate the Michigan Department of History, Arts, and Libraries. The move will save about $2 million per year and will reorganize ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:32 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Ohio Budget Deal Includes Less Severe Funding Cut

    By Gordon Flagg Ohio libraries have been spared the proposed budget cuts that had threatened to lower their state funding by 30%. However, the biennial budget passed by the state legislature July 13 still includes a reduction in library funding of some 11 ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:04 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. OCLC's Andrew Pace Reveals Plans for Web-Scale Management

    OCLC’s executive director for networked library services explains why “Quick Start” represents a sea change in library resource management The executive director for networked library services at the world’s largest library consortium paints the big pictu ...

    admin - 05/30/2013 - 14:25 - American Libraries Magazine