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  1. Working Knowledge

    A Monthly Column about Life on the Job By Mary Pergander American Libraries Columnist Mary Pergander is director of the Deerfield (Ill.) Public Library. Send comments or questions to working@ala.org. Column for June/July, 2008 This and That Holding Down T ...

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

  2. The Greenwood Publishing Group Award for the Best Book in Library Literature

    An annual award consisting of a $5,000 honorarium and a citation of achievement to honor the best book published in library literature. This book may help library professionals in the areas of management principles and practice, understanding and applicat ...

    admin - 03/06/2012 - 16:20 - Awards & Grants

  3. Batavia Relocates Planned Parenthood Link

    Batavia Relocates Planned Parenthood Link Batavia (Ill.) Public Library has moved a link to Planned Parenthood’s Teenwire sex education website from the “Young Adult” page on BPL’s website to the general health section of its “Web Reference” page. The boa ...

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

  4. ACLU Challenges Expanded FISA Powers

    ACLU Challenges Expanded FISA Powers President George Bush signed into law July 10 the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, a bill expanding legal authority for wiretaps by spy agencies that has been hotly debated since the February expiration of the Protect Amer ...

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

  5. Colorado Book Thief Sentenced

    Colorado Book Thief Sentenced Thomas Pilaar, 34, who pleaded guilty in May to stealing thousands of items from Denver Public Library and the systems in nearby Aurora, Arapahoe County, and Douglas County, was sentenced July 8 to 10 years in prison and $53, ...

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

  6. Highsmith Purchased by W. W. Grainger

    Highsmith Purchased by W. W. Grainger Library supply company Highsmith, headquartered in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, has been purchased by Lab Safety Supply, a direct-marketing subsidiary of Chicago-based facilities maintenance supplier W. W. Grainger. Term ...

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

  7. California Wildfires Threaten Several Libraries

    California Wildfires Threaten Several Libraries Two libraries in central California were forced to evacuate staff and materials because of the facilities’ proximity to the wildfires that hundreds of state and federal firefighters as well as brigades of vo ...

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

  8. Task Force on the ALA Election Process & Guidelines

    ESTABLISHED:  By the ALA Executive Board at the 2008 Midwinter Meeting CHARGE:  Review existing ALA policies related to ALA elections and campaigning for ALA office; Review the Guidelines for Candidates for ALA Office document as approved by the Executive ...

    admin - 02/15/2012 - 03:28 - Member Groups & Communities

  9. Task Force on E-Member Participation

    ESTABLISHED: By ALA Council at the 2007 Annual Conference CHARGE:   To examine existing documents and develop recommendations to adapt ALA policies to help the Association move forward with effective-e-participation practices; to survey current and planne ...

    admin - 02/15/2012 - 03:28 - Member Groups & Communities

  10. New York City Budget Maintains Six-Day-a-Week Library Service

    New York City Budget Maintains Six-Day-a-Week Library Service New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city council leaders reached an agreement June 26 on a $59.1-billion budget that will keep the city’s public libraries open six days a week. Although i ...

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