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  1. Boston’s Margolis Appointed New York State Librarian

    Boston’s Margolis Appointed New York State Librarian The Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department announced October 21 that Bernard A. Margolis has been appointed New York state librarian. The embattled former president of Boston Public ...

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

  2. Hispanic Janitors Arrested at Mesa Library

    Hispanic Janitors Arrested at Mesa Library The Mesa (Ariz.) Public Library found itself briefly touched by the nationwide conversation about immigration reform when the Maricopa County sheriff and a heavily armed group of some 60 deputies and volunteers, ...

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

  3. Teen Sex Guide Withstands Physician’s Review

    Teen Sex Guide Withstands Physician’s Review After a patron’s complaint led to a review, the director of the Galway (N.Y.) Public Library has decided that a sex and dating guide for young teenage girls will remain on the shelves. Hang-Ups, Hook-Ups, and H ...

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

  4. Technology Gets the Human Touch at LITA Forum

    Technology Gets the Human Touch at LITA Forum Science fiction met technology fact at the Library and Information Technology Association National Forum, but it was the human factor—community and collaboration—that reigned supreme. “Technology and Community ...

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  5. Economic Uncertainty Spreads to Library Endowments

    Economic Uncertainty Spreads to Library Endowments The stock market losses that have recently hit global markets might be taking some carefully stewarded library endowments along for the ride. Even as the market began its dramatic mid-September seesaw of ...

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  6. Gunman Kills Fellow Librarian at Texas College

    Gunman Kills Fellow Librarian at Texas College A librarian at Northeast Lakeview College in Live Oak, Texas, was shot and killed at the library October 13 by an adjunct librarian at the school. About 15 to 20 students were in the building when Alan Godin, ...

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  7. Youth Matters

    Who's on Second? Do you know where your avatar is? First, a confession: My Second Life avatar, or virtual persona, is a clueless male clad in the default ensemble of white T-shirt and blue jeans. “He” walks into trees and drops clumsily to the ground ...

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  8. Technically Speaking

    By Andrew K. Pace American Libraries Columnist Head of information technology, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh andrew_pace@ncsu.edu January/February 2008 A New Chapter   Time to move on--at a pace still hectic Serendipity is my second-f ...

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  9. Timber Payment Renewal Won’t Bail Out Oregon Libraries

    Timber Payment Renewal Won’t Bail Out Oregon Libraries Among the extras added into the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, which President Bush signed into law October 3, was nearly $1.7 billion in federal timber payments that had long been soug ...

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  10. Internet Librarian

    By Joseph Janes American Libraries Columnist Associate dean, Information School, University of Washington, Seattle intlib@ischool.washington.edu October 2008 Beyond the Barriers A quest for real-time gold   Beeeeeeeeep. Alarm. 4:50. Predawn. Downstairs. C ...

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