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  1. Saskatchewan Director Admits to Embezzling $500,000

    Saskatchewan Director Admits to Embezzling $500,000 The former executive director of the Wheatland Regional Library in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, has pleaded guilty to embezzling at least $500,000 Canadian between 1990 and 2004. Bruce Cameron, who h ...

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

  2. Libraries Toppled in Devastating Chinese Earthquake

    Libraries Toppled in Devastating Chinese Earthquake The 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Sichuan Province in western China on the afternoon of May 12 killed more than 40,000 people and left another 5 million homeless. In the week after the quake, the ...

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

  3. Arkansas Library Regroups after Tornado Stops Service

    Arkansas Library Regroups after Tornado Stops Service The Stuttgart (Ark.) Public Library will be closed for several months as it struggles to recover from at least $300,000 in damage caused by a May 10 tornado that cut a three-quarter-mile swath through ...

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

  4. Library Advocates Converge on the Capitol

    Library Advocates Converge on the Capitol More than 400 librarians and library supporters converged on Washington, D.C., May 13–14 for the American Library Association’s 34th annual National Library Legislative Day. They came from as far away as Hawaii an ...

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  5. Memphis City Council Nixes Mayor’s Branch Closures

    Memphis City Council Nixes Mayor’s Branch Closures A Memphis (Tenn.) City Council budget committee nixed May 14 Mayor Willie Herenton’s proposal to transition the Memphis Public Library and Information Center from a neighborhood-library system to a region ...

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  6. San Jose Library’s Filter Report Not Enough for City Councilor

    San Jose Library’s Filter Report Not Enough for City Councilor In spite of the San Jose (Calif.) Public Library’s detailed report on the ineffectiveness of software filtering, City Councilor Pete Constant insisted at a May 14 council meeting that the libr ...

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  7. Retail Developer Edges Out DCPL Plan to Relocate Main

    Retail Developer Edges Out DCPL Plan to Relocate Main A plan proposed by former District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams to build a new central library on the site of the old convention center has fallen through. Current Mayor Adrian Fenty announced Ma ...

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

  8. Orphan Works Bills Move through Congress

    Orphan Works Bills Move through Congress Both houses of Congress are acting on measures designed to limit the liability of good-faith users of orphan works—copyrighted works whose owners are difficult or impossible to find. The Senate Judiciary Committee ...

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

  9. Libraries Win Second Round against National Security Letters

    Libraries Win Second Round against National Security Letters “I’m grateful that I am able now to talk about what happened to me, so that other libraries can learn how they can fight back from these overreaching demands,” Internet Archive founder and digit ...

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  10. Congressman Takes Aim at Second Life in Libraries

    Congressman Takes Aim at Second Life in Libraries U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) announced May 5 that he was gearing up to reintroduce the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA), legislation that would require libraries and schools that rely on e-rate funding ...

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