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    The ALA, American Library Association, is the oldest, as well as, the largest library association in the world. I believe the ALA will remain relevant in an ever-changing future. Along as the ALA maintains its central goals, such as, extending and expanding library services, promoting openness and inclusiveness, advocating intellectual freedom, encouraging social responsibility, and placing a premium on innovation, the ALA will remain current in the future. Currently, the ALA promotes diversity, education, and lifelong learning, and those values are significant to the overall health of society. Lastly, the ALA has displayed an ability to adapt its message and mission over time to fit the needs of its members, the library profession, and the…

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    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, is about thirteen reasons why a teenage girl takes her own life. Thirteen Reasons Why was the third most challenged book in 2012 according to the American Library Association, "A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness" (Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books Lists of this the 21st Century). Thirteen Reasons Why should not be banned. The American…

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    personal preferences, does it really make sense to ban a book solely because there is one aspect of it with which you passionately disagree? For many, that is just the reason to file a complaint, lodge a local campaign or sponsor a very public book burning. To some people banning makes sense. In contrast, others find it unfair. Katelyn Hallman does an excellent job of summing up a response at theoddysseyonline.com. She writes, “just because you don’t want your child reading about certain topics…

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    The Patriot Act: A Need For Change The United States Constitution states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause” (Cornell University Law School). These are the rights given by the constitution. America is seen as the land of the free. It is a place where the government is by and for the people, where people’s rights shall be…

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    Collection Statement: The primary responsibility of the Rose County Public Library is to serve the community and employees of Rose County by offering an expansive choice of materials to meet their informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs. Materials selected are based on the criteria that they aid whoever in finding whatever information they are seeking. With this goal in mind, RCPL is part of the Evergreen consortium, RCPL continues to advance and keep current its own…

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    Participatory Culture

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    media thinkers and library researchers. They were evaluated according to relevance, timeliness and accuracy. There are a number of possibilities that libraries can build on in Participatory Culture. In particular, it supports the Core Values of the American Library Association (ALA) especially that of providing access regardless of technology or format, upholding intellectual freedom for all without fear of sanction, and valuing diversity. As grassroots producers increase, it is anticipated…

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    Chadwick The Crab Summary

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    Author Summary Priscilla cummings is the author of many bestselling books. She since she was a little girl always enjoyed reading and writing. She has been an author since 1986 when her first published picture book Chadwick the Crab was released. As of 2012, she has made twenty–one book’s and currently lives in Annapolis, Maryland. She also has two cats both of Author Accomplishments • ABA Pick of the list for Fall (1997) • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan list (1999-2000) • American Library…

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    The Supreme Court case of the US. v. American Library Association occurred in a time when the internet was becoming a widespread, yet widely unadulterated medium. In 2000, Congress introduced the Child Internet Protection act (CIPA), which required public libraries that received funding from the federal government to install a software on their computers that blocked obscene websites. The purpose of this paper is to defend the Supreme Court’s decision to allow CIPA’s software in public libraries…

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    Long before Melvile Dewey came around and implemented his decimal system, personal library collections typically were curated and and managed to some degree by men. Considering that the form of public libraries that gave rise to the ones we have today, did not come into existence until the mid to late 19th century, it is surprising that women were allowed into these institutions. However, even from the birth of the field of librarianship, women had to assert their right to be there. In order to…

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    delegated to the Collection Services Manager in collaboration with the Library Director. Together among a highly skilled staff of catalogers and access and content specialist, Blue Ash’s Collection continues to grow at a healthy rate. Blue Ash stands apart in the library system in part for its strong graphic novel collection for both juvenile and young adults. The young adult graphic novel is a collection with 500 graphic novels while the juvenile graphic novel collections measures at 200…

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