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  1. New Federal Law Requires Schools to Teach Web Safety

    New Federal Law Requires Schools to Teach Web Safety Signed into law October 10 by President Bush, the Broadband Data Improvement Act (Public Law 110-385) requires schools receiving federal e-rate discounts on telecommunications services and internet acce ...

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  2. Branch Closings and Budget Cuts Threaten Libraries Nationwide

    Branch Closings and Budget Cuts Threaten Libraries Nationwide City governments across the United States prepared in early November to slash public library budgets in the wake of revenue shortfalls and dire economic news. Even if the lame-duck Congress pas ...

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  3. Bound to the World, by Barack Obama from American Libraries, August 2005

    Bound to the Word Guardians of truth and knowledge, librarians must be thanked for their role as champions of privacy, literacy, independent thinking, and, most of all, reading by Barack Obama   If you open up scripture, the Gospel according to John, it s ...

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  4. Bound to the Word

    Untitled Document President-Elect Barack Obama keynoted the opening general session at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 23–29, 2005, while a U.S. senator from Illinois. This article, published in the August 2005 issue of American Libraries, is a ...

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  5. Symposium: Complex Games Lead to Complex Thinking

    Symposium: Complex Games Lead to Complex Thinking Modern games aren’t trivial, and librarians who dismiss them as such do their patrons a disservice, presenters told some 215 attendees of the second annual ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Sy ...

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  6. Voters Save Borough Library in New Jersey

    Voters Save Borough Library in New Jersey The voters of Jamesburg, New Jersey, decisively defeated by a vote of 959–564 a ballot measure November 4 asking for their approval for the town to “discontinue the support, maintenance, and control of the Jamesbu ...

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  7. Early Voting Taxes Library Polling Places

    Early Voting Taxes Library Polling Places Record early-voting turnout for the 2008 election may bode well for civic involvement, but libraries across the country that serve as early voting sites are facing unexpected pressures—and opportunities—providing ...

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  8. Harvard’s Scanning Stance Unswayed by Google Settlement

    Harvard’s Scanning Stance Unswayed by Google Settlement Voicing its dissatisfaction with the terms of a settlement of lawsuits challenging the Google Book Search project, Harvard University Library will not take part in the program’s scanning of copyright ...

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  9. Google Settles Scanning Suit with Authors, Publishers

    Google Settles Scanning Suit with Authors, Publishers 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 settl ...

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  10. Bunny Suicides Complainant Douses Book-Burning Talk

    Bunny Suicides Complainant Douses Book-Burning Talk When her 13-year-old son checked out a dark-humor cartoon collection, The Book of Bunny Suicides, from the Central Linn High School Library in Halsey, Oregon, Taffey Anderson decided that British artist ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine