American Libraries 36(3)

American Libraries
Vol. 36 Issue 3 March 2005



News Fronts

ALA
ALA to Launch Online Communities
Petition Candidates Seek Council Posts
AASL Supports DOE Education Plan
Alabama Joint Membership Offered

Washington
President's 2006 Budget Boosts Library Funding
Ashcroft Hints Patriot Act Used
Groups Oppose Drastic GPO Reductions
ALA, ARL File Amicus Supporting FBI Whistleblower

USA and International
Salinas Mayor Launches Campaign to Keep Libraries Open
Ohio Budget Cuts Library Support by 5%
Philadelphia Cuts Staff, Hours
Global Reach
Interview: Straight Answers from MARTHA CHOE,
director of the Gates Foundation's Gobal Libraries Program


Special News Report
LIS Educators Emphasize Opportunity over Angst
BY LEONARD KNIFFEL


Features
Cover Story:
Are You the Librarian?
BY JENNIFER S. KUTZIK

10 Ways to Improve Data Quality
BY JEFFREY BEALL

Fundraisers "R" Us
BY KOREN STEMBRIDGE

Google at the Gate


Midwinter Coverage
Boston Brings Out the Best in ALA

Official Candidates' Statements