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Idaho legislation to safeguard Internet use at public libraries wins final lawmaker approval

AP – “Legislation to require library computers to use filtering software to block content deemed offensive to minors has cleared the Idaho Legislature.

The Idaho House voted 69-0 to approve the bill on Tuesday, sending it to the governor’s desk.”

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Can libraries save by sharing services?

DesMoine Register – “Thousands of dollars in operating and administrative costs could be saved if more public library services in the Des Moines metro area were consolidated, backers of the idea say.

Polk County has more than a dozen public library systems with annual budgets that total more than $17 million. The directors of those libraries earn nearly $915,000 combined.

But a recent report on the Des Moines area’s public libraries has yet to spark major action – although service sharing ideas are being tested in Iowa and around the nation as many public libraries confront shrinking budgets despite growing demand.”

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UIMA Digital Collection recognized

Iowa Library News – “Last week, The Iowa Digital Library’s collection for the UI Museum of Art was named ALA’s Digital Library of the Week!”

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Library celebrates new logo, Web site

Omaha World Herald – “The Omaha Public Library celebrated its new logo and Web site Saturday with parties at all 12 library locations.”

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Angel frieze returns to Davenport Museum

AP – “Davenport’s old Carnegie library fell to the wrecking ball long ago, but a cherished piece of that building has returned home.”

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