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  1. New York City Budget Proposes Major Cuts to Libraries

    By Gordon Flagg 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 of the 17% funding reduction at a Marc ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 09:53 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. 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. Three days later, it reined in the conversion ...

    admin - 11/13/2012 - 15:04 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. ALA Seeks Exemption for Children’s Books from Anti-Lead Law

    By George Eberhart The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s interpretation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which lowers the permissible level of lead in children’s products and imposes certification requirements, may require libraries ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:06 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Children’s Books Get One-Year Stay from Anti-Lead Law

    By Beverly Goldberg Librarians can breathe a sigh of relief in the wake of a one-year stay of enforcement on having to test for lead in books geared to youngsters under the age of 12. The extension until February 10, 2010, puts an end to the nightmare sce ...

    admin - 11/13/2012 - 15:44 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Google Settles Scanning Suit with Authors, Publishers

    By Beverly Goldberg After two years of negotiations, a settlement has been reached in lawsuits between Google and author and publisher groups over the search-engine company’s scanning of copyrighted books. Under the settlement, announced October 28 and su ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:37 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Boston Chooses Amy E. Ryan for Library President

    By Leonard Kniffel The board of the Boston Public Library offered the job of president to Hennepin County (Minn.) Library Director Amy E. Ryan August 14 after interviewing four finalists selected from a pool of more than 160. Trustees cited her extensive ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 15:36 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Grassroots Group Grows School Library Support in Washington State

    By Beverly Goldberg More than 100 people gathered in the rain at the state capitol steps in Olympia, Washington, February 1 to rally for school libraries (above), despite cold winds and a storm in the eastern half of the state that prevented many from att ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:09 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Grassroots Group Grows Mini-SKILLs Bill in Washington State

    By Beverly Goldberg Characterizing school library media specialists as “an endangered species,” Washington State Sen. Tracey J. Eide (D-Federal Way) introduced a bill January 22 that codifies through a per-pupil formula how many credentialed school librar ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:11 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Minneapolis PL Merges with Hennepin County Library

    By Gordon Flagg Nearly a year after their boards initially approved the merger, Minneapolis Public Library joined the Hennepin County Library January 2. The merger combines Minnesota’s two largest public library systems into a 41-branch operation with mor ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 15:41 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Boston Board Ousts Director Bernard Margolis

    By Leonard Kniffel The Boston Public Library board of trustees voted 7–2 at a heated November 13 meeting not to renew 10-year BPL President Bernard Margolis’s contract when it expires June 30, 2008. Supporters packed rows of chairs in the small meeting ro ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 15:30 - American Libraries Magazine