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  1. Las Vegas–Area School Librarians Likely Safe for Now

    Las Vegas–Area School Librarians Likely Safe for Now The elimination of 105 middle and high school librarian positions has been proposed as part of the solution to a $120-million shortfall at Clark County (Nev.) School District, but following two heated p ...

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

  2. Washington Dad Foils Plan for School “Librateria”

    Washington Dad Foils Plan for School “Librateria” A Washington State parent has convinced officials of the Federal Way (Wash.) Public Schools that students who will attend a school still on the drawing board will benefit from a dedicated space for a media ...

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

  3. Meryl Streep Set to Play Librarian in Dewey Film

    Meryl Streep Set to Play Librarian in Dewey Film Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep is reportedly slated to star in the big-screen adaptation of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Streep would portray Spencer (Iowa) Public Library Di ...

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  4. Voters Buck Bleak Economic Outlook to Fund Libraries

    Voters Buck Bleak Economic Outlook to Fund Libraries Fears of an impending recession did not deter voters in many parts of the country from approving ballot initiatives to expand, renovate, or restore library services in their communities. And in several ...

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  5. New Federal Law Requires Schools to Teach Web Safety

    New Federal Law Requires Schools to Teach Web Safety Signed into law October 10 by President Bush, the Broadband Data Improvement Act (Public Law 110-385) requires schools receiving federal e-rate discounts on telecommunications services and internet acce ...

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  6. Branch Closings and Budget Cuts Threaten Libraries Nationwide

    Branch Closings and Budget Cuts Threaten Libraries Nationwide City governments across the United States prepared in early November to slash public library budgets in the wake of revenue shortfalls and dire economic news. Even if the lame-duck Congress pas ...

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  7. Bound to the World, by Barack Obama from American Libraries, August 2005

    Bound to the Word Guardians of truth and knowledge, librarians must be thanked for their role as champions of privacy, literacy, independent thinking, and, most of all, reading by Barack Obama   If you open up scripture, the Gospel according to John, it s ...

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  8. Bound to the Word

    Untitled Document President-Elect Barack Obama keynoted the opening general session at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 23–29, 2005, while a U.S. senator from Illinois. This article, published in the August 2005 issue of American Libraries, is a ...

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  9. Symposium: Complex Games Lead to Complex Thinking

    Symposium: Complex Games Lead to Complex Thinking Modern games aren’t trivial, and librarians who dismiss them as such do their patrons a disservice, presenters told some 215 attendees of the second annual ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Sy ...

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  10. Voters Save Borough Library in New Jersey

    Voters Save Borough Library in New Jersey The voters of Jamesburg, New Jersey, decisively defeated by a vote of 959–564 a ballot measure November 4 asking for their approval for the town to “discontinue the support, maintenance, and control of the Jamesbu ...

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