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  1. 2009 Annual Conference Dining Guide

    Chow Down in Chi-Town American Libraries’ Annual Conference dining guide by Rob Christopher ALA sure picked a great place for its headquarters when it moved here in 1909. Sure, the winters are terrible, and the sticky heat of a Chicago summer is enough to ...

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

  2. Cuts, Freezes Widespread in Academic Libraries

    Cuts, Freezes Widespread in Academic Libraries Many academic libraries are facing major planned or potential budget cuts as the nation’s economic meltdown plays itself out. Online reports and announcements from major U.S. universities show that significan ...

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

  3. DOJ Looks into Google Scanning Settlement

    DOJ Looks into Google Scanning Settlement The Department of Justice, as well as a group of state attorneys-general, is looking into whether Google’s proposed settlement of lawsuits challenging its Book Search project violates antitrust laws. The DOJ’s law ...

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

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

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

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

  5. Lexington Director Imhoff: Scrutiny of Finances Inaccurate

    Lexington Director Imhoff: Scrutiny of Finances Inaccurate “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-L ...

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

  6. Calcasieu Parish Overwhelmingly Renews Library Tax

    Calcasieu Parish Overwhelmingly Renews Library Tax Voters of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, approved a 10-year renewal of a 5.99-mill property tax that provides 93% of the Calcasieu Parish Public Library’s $7.3-million annual budget. The renewal passed with ...

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

  7. Dismissal of Wisconsin Board Members Draws National Censure

    Dismissal of Wisconsin Board Members Draws National Censure The American Library Association has joined publishing and free-speech groups in condemning the West Bend, Wisconsin, common council for not reappointing four library board members after they fai ...

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

  8. Academic Libraries Become All the Rave

    Academic Libraries Become All the Rave University students headed to their campus libraries en masse the week before exams at the end of April, but not just to study: At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Kentucky in Lexing ...

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

  9. San José City Council Defers Library-Filter Mandate

    San José City Council Defers Library-Filter Mandate A debate over the mandating of blocking software for children’s area computers at San José Public Library reached a watershed moment April 21 when the city council voted 7–3 against appropriating $90,000 ...

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

  10. Interview: Andrew Pace Explains Why OCLC’s “Quick Start” Is a Sea Change

    Interview: Andrew Pace Explains Why OCLC’s “Quick Start” Is a Sea Change Interview: Andrew Pace Explains Why OCLC’s “Quick Start” Is a Sea Change The executive director for networked library services at the world’s largest library consortium paints the bi ...

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