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  1. City Won’t Seek Jail for It’s Perfectly Normal Protester

    City Won’t Seek Jail for It’s Perfectly Normal Protester A standoff of more than a year ended August 29 in Lewiston, Maine, when city officials decided not to pursue further action against JoAn Karkos, who has refused to return the Lewiston Public Library ...

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

  2. Alaska College’s Shutdown Threatens Historic Collections

    Alaska College’s Shutdown Threatens Historic Collections When Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, Alaska, shut down its operations last year, among the many logistical questions was what to do with the 48,000 items held by its Stratton Library. The oldest i ...

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

  3. Hartford Branch Reopenings Delayed as Officials Squabble

    Hartford Branch Reopenings Delayed as Officials Squabble Officials now say two shuttered Hartford (Conn.) Public Library branches will not be reopened August 25 as planned, due to a continuing squabble between the city council and Mayor Eddie A. Perez. Af ...

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

  4. Conservative Writer Accuses University of Illinois of Access Denied

    Conservative Writer Accuses University of Illinois of Denying Access Following accusations by conservative political writer Stanley Kurtz that the University of Illinois at Chicago blocked his access to documents that might portray presumptive Democratic ...

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

  5. Boston Chooses Amy E. Ryan for Library President

    Boston Chooses Amy E. Ryan for Library President 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. ...

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

  6. Feelings Run High as Funding Falters in Hartford

    Feelings Run High as Funding Falters in Hartford It’s been a difficult summer for the officials of Hartford (Conn.) Public Library, where trustees eased an $870,000 budget shortfall for FY2009 by closing the Mark Twain and Blue Hills Avenue branches July ...

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

  7. Missing Durham First Folio Found?

    Missing Durham First Folio Found? A British man arrested over the theft of a First Folio edition of Shakespeare insists he is innocent. Raymond Scott, 51, walked into Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., June 16 seeking authentication for a 17t ...

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

  8. IFLA Conference Showcases Québecois Culture

    IFLA Conference Showcases Québecois Culture Canada is playing host to the 74th World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), which convened August 10 in Québec. The annual IFLA conf ...

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

  9. Oregon Libraries Regroup without Timber Subsidies

    Oregon Libraries Regroup without Timber Subsidies On August 9, the town of Tualatin, Oregon, celebrated the dedication of its new $9.1-million city library. Four years in the making, Tualatin Public Library was built thanks to a combination of capital-imp ...

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

  10. Mexico Wins $1-Million Gates Access Award

    Mexico Wins $1-Million Gates Access Award A computer and internet training program designed to help some of Mexico’s poorest people gain educational and economic opportunities has been awarded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2008 Access to Learnin ...

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