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  1. San Jose Library’s Filter Report Not Enough for City Councilor

    San Jose Library’s Filter Report Not Enough for City Councilor In spite of the San Jose (Calif.) Public Library’s detailed report on the ineffectiveness of software filtering, City Councilor Pete Constant insisted at a May 14 council meeting that the libr ...

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

  2. Retail Developer Edges Out DCPL Plan to Relocate Main

    Retail Developer Edges Out DCPL Plan to Relocate Main A plan proposed by former District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams to build a new central library on the site of the old convention center has fallen through. Current Mayor Adrian Fenty announced Ma ...

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

  3. Orphan Works Bills Move through Congress

    Orphan Works Bills Move through Congress Both houses of Congress are acting on measures designed to limit the liability of good-faith users of orphan works—copyrighted works whose owners are difficult or impossible to find. The Senate Judiciary Committee ...

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

  4. Libraries Win Second Round against National Security Letters

    Libraries Win Second Round against National Security Letters “I’m grateful that I am able now to talk about what happened to me, so that other libraries can learn how they can fight back from these overreaching demands,” Internet Archive founder and digit ...

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

  5. Congressman Takes Aim at Second Life in Libraries

    Congressman Takes Aim at Second Life in Libraries U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) announced May 5 that he was gearing up to reintroduce the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA), legislation that would require libraries and schools that rely on e-rate funding ...

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

  6. A Library’s Noise Has the Neighbors Complaining

    A Library’s Noise Has the Neighbors Complaining Stillwater (Minn.) Public Library’s new outdoor terrace, a popular venue for weddings and other events since it was added as part of an expansion and renovation in 2006, is drawing concern from neighbors ove ...

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

  7. Maine Town Relents, Maintains Library Support

    Maine Town Relents, Maintains Library Support The town of Woolwich, Maine, whose officials had considered eliminating more than $43,000 in fiscal support for the Patten Free Library in Bath because of the September 2007 firing of popular children’s librar ...

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

  8. Stanislaus County Library Lays Off 94 Part-Timers

    Stanislaus County Library Lays Off 94 Part-Timers Anticipating drastically reduced revenue from a dedicated sales tax and state aid, Stanislaus County (Calif.) Library officials issued layoff notices May 1 to 94 of the system’s 138 part-time staff, effect ...

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

  9. Librarians Join Challenge to Oregon Harmful-to-Minors Laws

    Librarians Join Challenge to Oregon Harmful-to-Minors Laws The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon and the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read Foundation have joined 13 other plaintiffs in challenging two state laws that criminalize the pr ...

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

  10. Oversight Tension Threatens Future of Ontario Branch

    Oversight Tension Threatens Future of Ontario Branch The board of the Windsor (Ont.) Public Library, which voted April 9 to close the South Walkerville branch as a result of a $400,000 budget cut imposed by the city council in February, is rethinking its ...

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