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  1. Providence Central Library Loses City Funding

    By Sean Fitzpatrick The Providence Public Library board approved May 21 an FY2010 operating budget for the Central Library that is devoid of any municipal support. PPL trustees announced the plan nearly a month after the 131-year-old nonprofit Providence ...

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

  2. Tennessee Schools Sued for Blocking LGBT Websites

    By Beverly Goldberg A Knox County, Tennessee, high school librarian and one of her students, as well as two secondary-school students in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, became the plaintiffs May 19 in a First Amendment lawsuit against the schoo ...

    admin - 11/21/2012 - 10:58 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. On the Line for the First Amendment

    A July 1995 interview with Judith Krug, director of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, who died April 11. The towering champion of free speech and vigorous opponent of censorship shared her views with American Libraries in a conversation with Sen ...

    admin - 11/01/2012 - 09:35 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Stimulate Your Library

    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 turn. By Emily Sheketoff Congress made history with the passage of the American Recovery and R ...

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

  5. Lexington Director Imhoff: Scrutiny of Finances Inaccurate

    By Sean Fitzpatrick “There is a situation going on in Lexington [Kentucky],” says Kathleen Imhoff, CEO of the city’s public library, characterizing an inflammatory article published April 26 in the Lexington Herald-Leader as inaccurate, slanted, and damag ...

    admin - 11/08/2012 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Guantanamo Records to be Preserved at NYU and Seton Hall

    By Sean Fitzpatrick New York University's Tamiment Library and Seton Hall University’s Center for Policy and Research have announced a project to document, preserve, and provide access to legal records and other documents of the Guantanamo Bay Detent ...

    admin - 11/08/2012 - 15:17 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Open Source Public Workstations

    Open source software lowers libraries' cost, environmental impact By John Houser In a time where an economic downturn and concerns about climate change are influencing library managers' decisions, many libraries are looking for ways to save mone ...

    admin - 11/28/2012 - 09:38 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Objection to Google Scanning Settlement Filed

    By Gordon Flagg The consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has sent a letter to the Justice Department asking to delay implementation of the October 2008 settlement of publisher lawsuits over Google’s scanning of copyrighted books. Concerns from more g ...

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

  9. Beyond the Barriers

    A quest for real-time gold Jospeh Janes A quest for real-time gold Beeeeeeeeep. Alarm. 4:50. Predawn. Downstairs. Coffee. Eyes... opening... slowly. Countdown. 2,008 drummers, thousands more dancers, singers, athletes from all around the world, a couple o ...

    admin - 10/09/2013 - 10:42 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Amazon Lets Publishers Silence Kindle Audio

    By Greg Landgraf Amazon released version 2 of its Kindle e-book reader February 24 to fanfare over improvements over the previous incarnation and controversy over a feature that converts text to spoken words. Protest of the text-to-speech feature came fro ...

    admin - 11/13/2012 - 16:05 - American Libraries Magazine