Daily Chronicle – ” As a lifelong fan of comic books, librarian Steven Roman said he is honored to be called a superhero. Roman, who works at the DeKalb Public Library, was one of four librarians nationwide to receive a Librarian Superhero award from the Gale Carnegie Learning Center during the American Library Association’s annual gathering June 24 in New Orleans. More than 800 librarians were nominated after more than 5,000 people commented on the organization’s website and Facebook page. From those comments, Gale officials picked four winners, including Roman.”
Washington Post – “Mike Blasenstein and Michael Dax Iacovone, creators of the one-month-only Museum of Censored Art, have received the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for intellectual freedom by the American Library Association, one of the most well-known anti-censorship organizations in the country.
The museum was responsible for showcasing the censored film, “A Fire in My Belly,” by gay artist David Wojnarowicz. The video was originally a part of the gay and lesbian art exhibition “Hide/Seek” at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, and contains an 11-second segment that shows ants running on a crucifix.”
Los Angeles Times – “Rangeview, Colo.’s Anythink library system, which The Times profiled as part of its "Future of Reading" series, is one of five U.S. libraries to win the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for libraries.”
Library Journal – “On Wednesday, the Vasconcelos Program in Mexicoâ€™s Veracruz state was awarded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationâ€™s 2008 Access to Learning Award. The program was cited for its provision of free access to computers, the Internet, and training via all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) equipped with technology classrooms”
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