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  1. News Fronts

    Contents of August 2008  American Libraries 14  ALA RadioShack Partnership Aimed at Digital TV  Dollar General Continues School Library Funding  Digital Preservation Definition  Abdul-Jabbar Library Card Month Chair 22  USA and International  Iowa Librari ...

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  2. Child Online Protection Act Gets Third Strike

    Child Online Protection Act Gets Third Strike After a decade of federal litigation and two decisions that were returned to lower courts from the Supreme Court for further review, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals July 22 unanimously declared unconstituti ...

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  3. Gannett Releases Searchable Public Library Trends Database

    Gannett Releases Searchable Public Library Trends Database Gannett News Service released a searchable database July 17 that compares trends affecting public library systems between 2002 and 2006. The analysis used data from the National Center for Educati ...

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  4. 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 ...

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  5. 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 ...

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  6. 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 ...

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  7. 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, ...

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  8. 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 ...

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  9. 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 ...

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  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 ...

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