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  1. School Removes The Land as Age-Inappropriate

    School Removes The Land as Age-Inappropriate A review committee at Turner Elementary School in New Tampa, Florida, has deemed The Land by Mildred Taylor age-inappropriate and removed it from its media-center shelves. The committee said the novel, about a ...

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

  2. Town May Withhold Library Funding over Librarian’s Firing

    Town May Withhold Library Funding over Librarian’s Firing Officials in Woolwich, Maine, voted 4–1 April 14 not to place a $43,700 contribution—its share of the operating budget—to Patten Free Library in Bath on the agenda for a town meeting, opting instea ...

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

  3. Librarians’ Outcry Returns “Abortion” to Federal Health Database

    Librarians’ Outcry Returns “Abortion” to Federal Health Database The March 31 discovery by an academic librarian that the administrator of the reproductive-health database Popline (Population Information Online) had placed the search word “abortion” on it ...

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

  4. Family Challenges Two Books over N-Word

    Family Challenges Two Books over N-Word The parents of an 11-year-old student at the Hillsborough County (Fla.) School District’s Turner Elementary School in New Tampa announced in mid-March that they would seek the removal of two media-center novels that ...

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

  5. University Library Donors Default, Sue

    University Library Donors Default, Sue Paul and Irene Bogoni, who had pledged $2 million for an addition to Friedsam Memorial Library at St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) University, have said that they will not pay the final $900,000 of their gift, and have filed a ...

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

  6. Seattle Director Jacobs to Lead Gates Global Libraries Initiative

    Seattle Director Jacobs to Lead Gates Global Libraries Initiative Seattle City Librarian Deborah L. Jacobs, who oversaw the opening of the city’s acclaimed Rem Koolhaas–designed main library, is stepping down July 2 to become deputy director for global li ...

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

  7. 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 April, 2008 Failure to Perform What to do wh ...

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

  8. Sacramento Trio Indicted in Billing and Bribery Scam

    Sacramento Trio Indicted in Billing and Bribery Scam Two contractors and a former facilities supervisor for Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library made their first court appearance April 2, following their arrest the previous week on felony charges in an alle ...

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

  9. Ohio Libraries Under Fire for Program Cancellations

    Ohio Libraries Under Fire for Program Cancellations March was a month that embroiled two Ohio public libraries in charges of censorship from local community groups. In a decision sharply criticized by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, the Clevel ...

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

  10. Book Groups Defend Reader Privacy from National Security Letters

    Book Groups Defend Reader Privacy from National Security Letters Six organizations have banded together to fire two new salvos in an ongoing battle against the use of National Security Letters to obtain information about individuals’ reading habits under ...

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