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Meet the candidates: Kent Oliver

Kent Oliver Library Director Nashville Public Library USA I am thrilled to be to be nominated by the Public Library Association of the American Library Association (ALA) for IFLA’s Public Libraries Standing Committee.  It has been my privilege to participate as a member volunteer and leader with ALA at many […]

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Net Neutrality No More

By Raymond Santiago The United States Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Internet regulations enacted during President Obama’s administration. These regulations assured a free and open playing field for everyone. Known as Net Neutrality, it prevented large telecommunication companies from treating data on the internet differently. Internet service providers (ISP) […]

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Meet Susan Considine

  Continuing our profiles of those standing for election to the Public Libraries Standing Committee we meet Susan Considine. All those who have nominated have been invited to share their story.     Name:Sue Considine Institution: Fayetteville Free Library. Country: USA What experience will you bring to the role of Standing […]

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Libraries at the Crossroads – New Research Released

A new survey from Pew Research Centre highlights the issues currently facing American public libraries and provides food for thought for public libraries globally. The report show that while citizens believe that libraries are important community institutions and profess interest in libraries offering a range of new program possibilities there are signs […]

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2011 U.S. Public Libraries Survey Available

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has made available a preview of the Fiscal Year 2011 Public Libraries in the United States Survey. Now in its twenty-fourth year, the Public Library Survey gathers data from more than 98 percent of public libraries across the country. In FY 2011, there […]

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Help required by MSc Student

Hartwig Pautz is studying for an MSc in Information and Library Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.   Hartwig has asked for support from colleagues in the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany in writing his dissertation which addresses income generation methods used by public libraries and the […]

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