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  1. FBI Ties Seized Library Computers to Anthrax Case

    FBI Ties Seized Library Computers to Anthrax Case A week after removing two public-access computers from the Frederick County (Md.) Public Libraries’ C. Burr Artz Library, the FBI has obtained a court order to search the machines for clues to their July 2 ...

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

  2. Long Beach Budget Proposes Library Closure

    Long Beach Budget Proposes Library Closure The mayor and city manager of Long Beach, California, proposed August 1 as part of the FY2009 budget the closure of the downtown library to the public while expanding hours at neighborhood branches, as part of th ...

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

  3. Sacramento Board Rejects Grand Jury Report Findings

    Sacramento Board Rejects Grand Jury Report Findings The Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library governing board met August 6 to approve a 21-page response to a scathing county grand jury report that charged both the board and library director Anne Marie Gold w ...

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

  4. D.C. Mayor Finds Funding to Save Libraries

    D.C. Mayor Finds Funding to Save Libraries District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty and Ginnie Cooper, chief librarian for D. C. Public Library, announced at an August 4 press conference that funding has been found to reverse $2 million in projected budget ...

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

  5. Oxford University Halts VTLS Implementation

    Oxford University Halts VTLS Implementation The University of Oxford and VTLS have ended their agreement to implement the Virtua library management system. The August 1 press release from Oxford announcing the decision noted several top-level personnel ch ...

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

  6. FBI Seizes Library Computers; Anthrax-Case Link Suspected

    FBI Seizes Library Computers; Anthrax-Case Link Suspected The FBI removed two public-access computers from the Frederick County Public Libraries’ C. Burr Artz Library in downtown Frederick, Maryland, at the end of July, anticipating their return within a ...

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

  7. D.C. Public Library Weighs Impact of Budget Cuts

    D.C. Public Library Weighs Impact of Budget Cuts The District of Columbia Public Library is weighing the potential impact of its 2009 budget, which calls for the elimination of 74 unfilled staff positions from FY2008, a 14% reduction in its workforce. Ado ...

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

  8. Historic Maine Library Destroyed by Lightning

    Historic Maine Library Destroyed by Lightning The Swan’s Island (Maine) Library burned to the ground July 24 after it was hit by lightning during an early morning thunderstorm. Librarian Candis Joyce said in the July 25 Bangor Daily News that in addition ...

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

  9. Fired West Virginia Archivist Appeals Dismissal

    Fired West Virginia Archivist Appeals Dismissal Fred Armstrong, West Virginia state archivist for 22 years until abruptly being fired last November, is appealing in Kanawha Circuit Court the dismissal of his case, arguing that he deserves a full hearing w ...

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

  10. 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 August 2008 Working through Grief How to dea ...

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