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  1. Warrantless Wiretaps Law Extended Until February 16

    Warrantless Wiretaps Law Extended Until February 16 On the evening of January 29, the House and Senate passed by voice vote a two-week extension of the Protect America Act, which had been set to expire on February 1. Originally enacted in August 2007 as a ...

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

  2. Libraries Brace for Effects from Latest Florida Tax Cut

    Libraries Brace for Effects from Latest Florida Tax Cut A constitutional amendment overwhelmingly approved by Florida voters January 29 will cut property taxes by some $9.3 billion over its first five years, with dire consequences likely for libraries alr ...

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

  3. Archivist Charged with Hundreds of Thefts from New York State Library

    Archivist Charged with Hundreds of Thefts from New York State Library A New York state archivist has admitted stealing hundreds of historical artifacts beginning in 2002 from the New York State Library in Albany that he sold on the internet to pay for hou ...

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

  4. New Jersey Tax Cap Threatens Dedicated Library Funding

    New Jersey Tax Cap Threatens Dedicated Library Funding The New Jersey Library Association got major support from library users in January with its campaign to send thousands of postcards to legislators opposing any efforts to weaken local library funding. ...

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

  5. Warrantless Wiretaps Law Extended Until February 16

    Warrantless Wiretaps Law Extended Until February 16 On the evening of January 29, the House and Senate passed by voice vote a two-week extension of the Protect America Act, which had been set to expire on February 1. Originally enacted in August 2007 as a ...

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

  6. Grassroots Group Grows Mini-SKILLs Bill in Washington State

    Grassroots Group Grows Mini-SKILLs Bill in Washington State Characterizing school library media specialists as “an endangered species,” Washington State Sen. Tracey J. Eide (D-Federal Way) introduced a bill January 22 that codifies through a per-pupil for ...

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

  7. Golden Compass Returned to Calgary Schools

    Golden Compass Returned to Calgary Schools The Calgary (Alberta) Catholic School District has returned Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass to its library shelves after ordering its removal two months ago. Calgary was among several Catholic school systems ...

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

  8. Give a Boy a Gun Triggers Challenge in Pennsylvania

    Give a Boy a Gun Triggers Challenge in Pennsylvania A reconsideration committee for Bangor Area (Pa.) Middle School unanimously voted to keep Todd Strasser’s Give a Boy a Gun on library shelves over a student’s aunt’s concerns over the book’s depiction of ...

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

  9. News Fronts

    Contents of January/February 2008  American Libraries 12  ALA Public TV, ALA Launch Consumer Education Effort  PBS Cancer Education Partnership Announced  AASL Longitudinal Survey Released 20  USA and International  Golden Compass Accused of Anti-Catholic ...

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  10. LC Working Group Issues Final Report on Bibliographic Futures

    LC Working Group Issues Final Report on Bibliographic Futures A Library of Congress task force has completed its mission to look at the future of cataloging and other forms of bibliographic control and recommend steps on how the library community can cont ...

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