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  1. Once in a Lifetime

    By Jim Rettig If you find the no-frills Billy Goat Tavern on a list of restaurants for the America Library Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, the likely reason is that it inspired and remains true to the 1970s Saturday Night Live “Cheezborger! Ch ...

    admin - 12/05/2012 - 10:28 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Sweet Home Chicago

    By Leonard Kniffel Hardly anyone I know in Chicago is actually from Chicago, born and raised here that is. Most of my friends and colleagues are from someplace else, a lot of us from Michigan. I always tell people back home in Detroit that if the Midwest ...

    admin - 12/04/2012 - 16:36 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Veto Would Wipe Out State Support for Connecticut Libraries

    By Beverly Goldberg Librarians in Connecticut are caught in the crossfire of a budget battle between Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell and the state legislature that could zero out state aid for libraries beginning July 1. Among the programs whose funding would ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:30 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Ohio Governor’s Budget Would Slash Library Funding 30% More

    By Beverly Goldberg Public libraries throughout Ohio altered their landing pages to alert patrons about Gov. Ted Strickland’s draconian June 19 proposal to slash a total of $227.3 million over the next two years from the state’s Public Library Fund. “Tell ...

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

  5. The Download Dilemma

    The demise of the compact disc signals an uncertain future for library sound recording collections. By D.J. Hoek A little over a year ago, I received an e-mail from Cantaloupe Music announcing the release of a new live recording of Brian Eno’s Music for A ...

    admin - 11/01/2012 - 09:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Chicago Crowd a Record

    ALA's executive board calls this conference a spectacular success. By Leonard Kniffel We expect to close the revenue/expense gap in ’09,” said James Neal, chair of ALA’s Budget Analysis and Review Committee, “but the conference revenue picture will b ...

    admin - 11/01/2012 - 09:34 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Hawaii Budget-Crisis Fix Would Close Five Branches

    By Sean Fitzpatrick Hawaii State Librarian Richard Burns has proposed closing five public libraries as of the end of the year to address a $5.7-million cut in funding. The proposal, presented by Burns to the state Board of Education July 9 to address a ne ...

    admin - 11/08/2012 - 15:37 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Clermont County Curbs Service as Ohio Budget Battle Rages On

    By Sean Fitzpatrick In order to plug a $1.9-million deficit left over from the FY2008 budget, the board of southeastern Ohio’s Clermont County Public Library approved July 1 the layoff of 24 workers out of the 10-branch staff of 82 full-time employees and ...

    admin - 11/08/2012 - 15:48 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Education Reform Won’t Spare Washington’s School Librarians

    By Beverly Goldberg Basic education reform came to the state of Washington May 19 with the signing by Gov. Christine Gregoire of a bill (PDF file) that adds a credentialed, but not necessarily funded, teacher-librarian in every K–12 school to the definiti ...

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

  10. Washington Supreme Court Hears Internet Filtering Case

    By Gordon Flagg The Washington state Supreme Court heard arguments June 23 in a challenge to the internet filtering policy of the North Central Regional Library, headquartered in Wenatchee. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in 2006 on b ...

    admin - 11/20/2012 - 09:58 - American Libraries Magazine