Missouri Proposes New ‘Protection of Minors’ Rule for Libraries

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft last week announced a new proposed rule he says will protect minors in the state’s libraries, but librarians and freedom to read advocates say the unwieldy new rule is a "First Amendment minefield." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-10-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Reopen in COVID-19 Hot Spots: Are Library Staff Being Protected?

In considering whether staff are being protected as libraries reopen during the pandemic, we take a look at some Arizona libraries. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-18 10:35:00 UTC ]
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Texas County to Consider Shutting Down Library After Book Ban Ruling

After a federal judge ordered the return of more than a dozen books improperly removed from the Llano County Public Library shelves, the county's commissioners are set to discuss shutting the library down altogether. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-04-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Freedom to Read Advocates Warn of Proposed ‘Book Rating’ Bill in Texas, Rising Book Bans in Missouri

While still in the early stages of the legislative process, the proposed bill in Texas would require publishers to develop a new rating system for books, and would give Texas state officials the power to bar schools from doing business with publishers who do not comply with the state’s directives. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-11-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Missouri Schools are Pulling Books From Libraries After New Law Criminalizing “Sexually Explicit” Material

A new law has led to Missouri school districts getting rid of any graphic novels that could be seen as sexual, including The Handmaid's Tale. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-08-30 17:45:17 UTC ]
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How to Help Libraries Affected by the Kentucky and Missouri Floodings

What public libraries in flooded regions of Missouri and Kentucky are doing for their communities + how you can support them. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-08-16 13:01:51 UTC ]
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Mixed Results for Libraries in Biden Administration’s 2023 Budget Proposal

A rite of spring, the White House budget proposal officially kicks off the congressional appropriations cycle each fiscal year. And this year, library advocates have their work cut out for them. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Tennessee, Missouri Introduce Library E-book Bills; Illinois Bill Advances

Despite opposition from the AAP, library e-book bills are now pending in five state legislatures, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Illinois, Tennessee, and Missouri. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Welcomes SUCCESS Act, Proposed Federal Funding Increases for Libraries

“Congress is getting the message that libraries of all kinds are key to the vitality of communities,” said ALA president Patty Wong in a statement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Star Trek’ and Dr. Seuss Mash-Up Not Protected, Court Rules

The book, titled “Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!”, hewed too closely to the original to be considered a parody under the “fair use” doctrine, a three-judge federal appeals panel declared. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-12-21 19:27:18 UTC ]
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Tennessee Becomes Second State to Propose ‘Parental Review Boards’ for Public Libraries

The bills propose to give elected parental review boards the power to decide which “age-appropriate" materials can be accessible to minors within a public library, with librarians who don’t comply with the board’s decisions subject to prison time. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-28 05:00:00 UTC ]
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A new Missouri bill proposes jailing librarians who provide children “age-inappropriate” books.

A proposed law in Missouri would fine, and possibly jail, librarians who provide books to children that a parental board deemed inappropriate, a policy so extreme that it has attracted national attention. House Bill 2044, or “the Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act,” introduced by... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-16 16:35:23 UTC ]
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Jeremy Corbyn vows to protect libraries from forces of doom.

In a press conference in London earlier today, embattled-but-unbowed leader of the British Labour Party, lifelong democratic socialist, and absolute boy Jeremy Corbyn revealed a dossier proving that the US is demanding that Britain’s National Health Service (a remarkable civic institution born... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-27 16:43:19 UTC ]
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In FY2020 Budget Proposal, Trump Renews Bid to End Federal Library Funding

ALA officials said the president's budget proposal was discouraging, but the bipartisan support in Congress over the past two years gives library supporters "reason to hope.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Judge rules against Northamptonshire library closures

A High Court has ruled that Northamptonshire County Council's bid to close 21 libraries was unlawful. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Europe rules that libraries can lend ebooks like normal ones

Europe has ruled (PDF) that ebooks can be lent out just like their physical counterparts. That is, as noticed by Ars Technica, one copy can be "checked out" by one person at a time. After the lending period expires, that user can no longer use the b... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2016-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Herefordshire libraries would 'cease to exist' under new proposals

All but one of Herefordshire’s main libraries are marked for closure or self service under the local authorities latest proposals. The Hereford Times has reported that community libraries would have to find their own funding for administration and support services in the Herefordshire Council... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Birmingham hopes British Library could protect flagship from cuts

Officials in Birmingham are hoping that a deal with the British Library could help protect the flagship Library of Birmingham from cuts. According to a report in the Birmingham Post, the council is initiating talks which could see the Library of Birmingham become a regional centre for the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Massive cutbacks proposed at Library of Birmingham

More than half the staff at the flagship Library of Birmingham will lose their jobs, while opening hours are slashed, under new money-saving plans proposed by Birmingham City Council. The £183m library opened to great acclaim in September 2013, but new plans will see 100 of the libraries 188... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European court rules that libraries can digitize books

The European Union's highest court has ruled that libraries can digitize books without the permission of copyright holders. The court argues that libraries have the right to provide free information to the public and don't need to obtain licensing if they want to make books available to users... Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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