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    Contents of April 2008  American Libraries 12  ALA New Study Reaffirms School Library Value  National Library Week Celebrates 50 Years  MacArthur Funds OITP Projects 18  USA and International  Arbitrator Rules Against EPA in Library Closures  Southern Met ...

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  2. Mesa Schools to Eliminate All Certified Librarians

    Mesa Schools to Eliminate All Certified Librarians The Mesa (Ariz.) Public School District is on the verge of eliminating all 87 of its school library media specialist positions over the next three years and replacing them with support staff. Faced with a ...

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  3. Judge in Harry Potter Lawsuit Urges Settlement

    Judge in Harry Potter Lawsuit Urges Settlement The judge hearing British author J. K. Rowling’s copyright-infringement lawsuit against an unauthorized Harry Potter encyclopedia urged both sides to settle the case April 17. On the final day of the three-da ...

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  4. Finance Director Sues for Wrongful Firing

    Finance Director Sues for Wrongful Firing Former Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library finance director Anil Paul has filed suit in Superior Court of Sacramento County, accusing the library of retaliatory termination after he raised concerns about overpaymen ...

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  5. 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 ...

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  6. 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 ...

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  7. 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 ...

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  8. 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 ...

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  9. 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 ...

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  10. 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 ...

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