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    Contents of September 2008  American Libraries 13  ALA Carnegie Corporation Grant to Focus on Public Outreach  Funding, Technology Report Available  ALA Endorses Free Speech Protection Act  17  USA and International  FBI Ties Seized Library Computers to A ...

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  2. Border Location Offers Unique Opportunities for Reforma

    Border Location Offers Unique Opportunities for Reforma President Luís Chaparro called the 452 attendees, including 61 exhibitors, at the Reforma National Conference (RNCIII), part of an extended family. The gathering of the American Library Association’s ...

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  3. EPA Reopens Five Shuttered Libraries

    EPA Reopens Five Shuttered Libraries The five Environmental Protection Agency libraries whose closures in 2006 as part of a cost-cutting measure by President Bush elicited a storm of controversy reopened September 30. In a Report to Congress submitted in ...

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  4. Beleaguered Sacramento Director Announces Retirement

    Beleaguered Sacramento Director Announces Retirement Ending a seven-year tenure amid accusations of mismanagement, Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library Director Anne Marie Gold announced at a September 25 meeting of the library’s governing board that she wo ...

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  5. Libraries Regroup, Reach Out in Wake of Hurricane Ike

    Libraries Regroup, Reach Out in Wake of Hurricane Ike Days before hurricane season descended with a vengeance on the Caribbean and the United States, Jefferson Parish (La.) Library dedicated its all-new Belle Terre branch August 29. The event took place t ...

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  6. Trenton Library Plans to Close All Its Branches

    Trenton Library Plans to Close All Its Branches A potential citywide budget deficit of as much as $28 million has led the Trenton (N.J.) Public Library to develop plans to close all four of its neighborhood branches. Library Director Kimberly Bray announc ...

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  7. Nampa Board Reverses Itself on Sex-Ed Books

    Nampa Board Reverses Itself on Sex-Ed Books The Nampa (Idaho) Public Library board voted unanimously September 5 to return to open circulation The Joy of Gay Sex and The New Joy of Sex in the latest move in a two-year battle between area social conservati ...

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  8. FBI: Suspect Surfed for Bomb Info at Library

    FBI: Suspect Surfed for Bomb-Making Information at the Library The U.S. Department of Justice revealed September 3 that the content of a library internet search was among the pieces of evidence leading to the August 30 arrest of a Michigan man for alleged ...

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  9. Shuttered Hartford Branches Get Second Reprieve

    Shuttered Hartford Branches Get Second Reprieve The Hartford, Connecticut, city council broke into cheers September 9 at the announcement that two state legislators had persuaded the leaders of the state house and senate to give the city library one-time ...

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  10. J. K. Rowling Wins Copyright Fight

    J. K. Rowling Wins Copyright Fight A U.S. district court ruled September 8 that Michigan publisher RDR Books could not proceed with the print publication of The Harry Potter Lexicon, a 400-page reference work by former school librarian Steven Vander Ark b ...

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