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  1. HAPLR Library Rankings Mark 10th Anniversary

    By Sean Fitzpatrick The 10th-anniversary edition of Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR), the annual ranking of over 9,000 libraries nationwide, was published June 30. Compiled by Thomas J. Hennen Jr., director of the Waukesha County (Wis.) Fe ...

    admin - 11/08/2012 - 15:44 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Arne Duncan on Libraries in Economic Recovery

    The U.S. Secretary of Education shares his views on volunteerism, No Child Left Behind, and reading readiness. By Leonard Kniffel American Libraries: With many libraries being forced to reduce hours because of funding problems, just when so many more peop ...

    admin - 11/01/2012 - 09:32 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Court Strikes Down Contra Costa’s Worship Ban

    By Beverly Goldberg A federal district court barred Contra Costa County (Calif.) Library from enforcing its ban on religious services in its meeting room June 19, overturning a 2006 decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed the libr ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 10:36 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Some Nifty 50s

    In commemoration of half-a-hundred columns Surpassing all understanding, this is my 50th column for American Libraries. I thought this was deserving of something special in commemoration, so while I’m not tapped out for ideas—yet—I figured I’d just let th ...

    admin - 01/24/2013 - 12:01 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Tennessee Schools Unblock LGBT Websites Following Lawsuit

    By Beverly Goldberg Just two weeks after the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee filed suit against the Knox County and Metro Nashville school districts for filtering access to digital information about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered is ...

    admin - 11/21/2012 - 11:04 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. DOJ Looks into Google Scanning Settlement

    By Gordon Flagg The Department of Justice, as well as a group of state attorneys-general, is looking into whether Google’s proposed settlement of lawsuits challenging its Book Search project violates antitrust laws. The DOJ’s lawyers have been in contact ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:42 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Open Discovery Interfaces

    These open source OPAC discovery layers allow libraries to experiment freely with their user interface By Marshall Breeding Discovery interfaces allow libraries to offer more modern tools to their users for searching library collections. While the ILS ser ...

    admin - 11/28/2012 - 09:34 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Chow Down in Chi-Town

    American Libraries' Annual Conference dining guide. By Rob Christopher ALA sure picked a great place for its headquarters when it moved here in 1909. Sure, the winters are terrible, and the sticky heat of a Chicago summer is enough to tax anyone’s pa ...

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

  9. Milwaukee Group Seeks Fiery Alternative to Materials Challenge

    By Beverly Goldberg Life grows more interesting by the day for officials of the West Bend (Wis.) Community Memorial Library. After four months of grappling with an evolving challenge to young-adult materials deemed sexually explicit by area residents Ginn ...

    admin - 11/13/2012 - 16:00 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Chicago Public Library Unveils Historic Black Newspaper Archive

    By Sean Fitzpatrick The Chicago Public Library unveiled an archive May 27 that chronicles the history of the Chicago Defender, one of the nation’s most important African-American newspapers. The Abbott-Sengstacke Family Papers encompasses the extensive pe ...

    admin - 11/08/2012 - 15:30 - American Libraries Magazine