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Rep Holt praises library’s efforts

Representative Rush Holt (D, NJ) joined New Jersey State Librarian, Mary Chute and me at the East Brunswick Public Library.  We were celebrating the new law which opens up federal funding for libraries’ work to assist the unemployed.  We talked

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Banned books take center stage–or main entrance–at ALA Annual

Like baseball it’s a Great American Pastime—policymakers, school boards, and parents alike grappling with issues of censorship and how to reconcile them with our (arguably) more-important First Amendment rights. Just last month, one Tennessee county school board voted to ban

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Great action on the Workforce Investment Act, finally!

The House and Senate have drafted a bill on workforce investment, which acknowledges the work libraries do to help the public gain important employment skills and find jobs—and the legislation allows libraries to be paid for these efforts. Over many

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Federal librarian positions open

Two D.C.-based federal librarian positions opened this week. The application period for both positions spans Thursday, March 20, 2014 to Wednesday, April 02, 2014. One position is for the merit staffing announcement and the other is for external candidates. More

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School libraries need your help

The U.S. Department of Education is looking for peer reviewers for a possible school library grant competition this summer. The federal agency is seeking school librarians, educators, literacy specialists, administrators, digital media education specialists, college or university educators and researchers

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