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Why Complain?

The Associated Press is reporting that Bilingual Material in Libraries Draws Some Criticism </NYT_HEADLINE>

Are There More Books on Coping Through Tragedies?

Even though MUCH went wrong before, during and the aftermath of Katrina, MUCH is starting to go right. Not only are rescue relief efforts, like school openings, going full blast, but groups like the The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)  are working hard, too. YALSA has posted some book recommendations on overcoming disaster and stories of survival for teens.  "Books […]

Law Librarians Helping Out

Visit the Law Librarian Blog for links to a Hurricane Katrina Recovery Web Site for helpful resources. -Amy Bowllan

What About School Libraries?

Here’s some good news for those pessimists who insist on thinking that libraries are a thing of the past. Melissa Dahl from the Sacramento Bee reports that, "despite the Internet explosion, people are still using libraries, and they are doing it more often than you might think. Visits to public libraries have doubled over the past decade, according to […]

Vail School District

  The Vail, Ariz., School District announced its Vail High School in Tucson will become the state's first all-wireless, all-laptop public school. The 350 students at the school will not have traditional textbooks. Instead, they will use electronic and online articles as part of more traditional teacher lesson plans.  Reading, Right-Clicking and 'RithmeticAll Laptop High […]

Katrina Library News

The ALA online is asking anyone with information on affected libraries due to Hurricane Katrina to send an email to,  and The information will be posted on the ALA website. -Amy Bowllan  

Victims of Katrina Find Answers At Local Libraries

Local libraries are becoming a haven of hope for some victims of hurricane Katrina, Hurricane refugees hop online in search of news from home . "Refugees fleeing the deadly aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are moving from the concrete highway to the cyberhighway thanks to local libraries." -Amy Bowllan