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Surveillance, libraries and information manipulation

What does the collection and retention of bulk phone records and other personal information mean for the public and for library users? Learn about the ways that personal information and Internet access is managed by the government at “Information Manipulation

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Secrets of cutting-edge libraries

Does your library offer cutting-edge library services? Learn about how four ALA-recognized libraries are using novel and cost-effective methods to leverage technologies to better serve their communities during the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference session “Cutting-edge Technology in Library

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5 libraries awarded National Medals

Last Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Susan H. Hildreth to award exemplary libraries and museums National Medals for their service to their communities. Now in its 20th year, the National Medal is

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The silent dilemma of the digital divide

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, education, government, technology and library experts gathered for “Responding to the Second Digital Divide,” a press briefing that explored the ways that libraries provide Internet access and technology training to their communities. Panelists detailed effective

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Hundreds of library champions gather in Washington for 40th Annual National Library Legislative Day

This week, hundreds of library supporters met in D.C. to speak with their legislators about the importance of libraries. From May 5–6, 2014, more than 420 librarians, patrons, teens and parents met with members of Congress to discuss key library

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