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Librarian, Henry Miller, and a Honkey-Tonk Pick-Up

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Libraries are the real dea

Steve Lambert – “You won’t find “Death By Internet” in the murder-mystery section of your local public library. You might see it in the librarian’s eyes, however – the look one gives when the end of a good thing seems right around the corner.”

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THE BOOK SHNOOKS ON E. END

New York Post – “Apparently reading is only for rich kids in East Hampton. A Hamptons library director says a local zoning board is blocking the creation of a children’s reading wing — solely because it might attract book-hungry youngsters from lower-class areas.”

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Britain’s most avid reader, 91, has borrowed 25,000 library books

Telegraph – “Louise Brown, 91, has read up to a dozen books a week since 1946 without incurring a single fine for late returns.”

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Library bosses ban Sunday school poster for being too religious

mirror.co.uk – “Library officials have banned a Sunday school leader from putting up a poster they deemed too religious – while their shop offers mints mocking Christianity.”

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Libraries are a Vital Community Resource in the Information Age

IMLS – “The character of library services has changed dramatically with the advent of new information technologies, the continuous development of locally-tailored services, and the expectations of the 21st century library user, according to the first analysis of the Grants to States program by the Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS). The report, “Catalyst for Change: LSTA Grants to State Program and the Transformation of Libraries Services to the Public,” focuses on services provided through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants to State Library Agencies, the single largest source of federal funding for the nation’s libraries and the only library grants that require state-wide planning. IMLS conducted the study to inform the American public, the Administration, Congress and the library community about the program’s contributions.”

Direct to the report

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Elgin library board member banned from library

Daily Herald – “A recently elected Gail Borden Library trustee has been banned for a year from visiting the place that his constituents frequent: the library itself. Randy Hopp, a retired engineer who was extremely critical of the library’s leadership on the way to winning a 4-year seat on April 2009, was banned from library grounds and forbidden from checking out materials after the seven-member board met behind closed doors Tuesday night.”

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Amid criticism, Rutgers officially drops ‘Library Studies’ from school division name

MyCentralJersey.com – “University officials on Wednesday closed the book on a controversial move to drop the words “Library Studies” from the name of its School of Communication, Information and Library Studies. As of Wednesday, the school will be known as the School of Communication and Information, or SC&I, pronounced “sky,” the university said in a statement.

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Should Your Book Be In Libraries?

Book Marketing Maven – “Some authors and publishers worry that having their books offered for free check out in libraries will hurt consumer sales. This is probably more of an issue with fiction than with nonfiction. But many people who check out fiction in libraries are voracious readers who get most of their reading material from libraries and don’t purchase many books.”

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South Dakota Hospital Eliminates Librarian, Provoking Backlash

Library Journal – “Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRD), SD, has ended public access to its medical library and fired its longtime medical librarian, provoking a negative reaction to the decision. In response to a story in the Rapid City Journal June 9, some 67 people wrote about their displeasure with the hospital, bringing up salient points about the nature of libraries and librarians.”

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