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Previous decade: 1980s






1992 - Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America established


1992 - IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) creates Guidelines for Library Service to Prisoners


1992 - The July/August issue of American Libraries uses cover image with members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Task Force (GLBTF) marching in San Fransisco Pride Parade, during the conference that summer; controversy ensues.


1993 - Public Law 103-40, known as the Government Printing Office Electronic Printing Access Enhancement Act, created GPO Access moving the Federal Depository Library Program into the digital era and allowing for the online dissemination of government information.


1994 - November 8, Proposition 187 was passed in California, denying undocumented immigrants their rights to public schooling, non-emergency health care, and welfare. CA Libraries suddenly were required, as service providers, to report "suspected illegal aliens". Many Librarians from the California Library Association worked hard to ensure that immigrants, regardless of national origin or language fluency, have equitable access to all programs and services. Fortunately, Proposition 187 was not enacted into law.


1995 - August 8, 1995 Netscape, the first web browser for the general public is released. It has since changed information accessibility and according to Thomas L.  Friedman in ''The World is Flat'' "the world has not been the same since." (p. 56)


1996 - Book dumping by the San Francisco Public Library


1996 - The begining year of Oprah's Book club


1996 - Presentation of the first Pura Belpre Award presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.


1997 - The television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer premires, giving audiences the character of Rupert Giles, a school librarian by day and force against the undead at night.


1998 - The Charlotte Zolotow Award is established by the Cooperative Children's Book Center in Madison, WI.


1999 - Founding of the American Newspaper Repository


1999 - The Centennial of the birth of Liu Guojun, a 1924 graduate of the Wisconsin Library School, was celebrated with an academic conference at the School of Information Management at Peking University, Beijing, of which Liu had been dean at the time of his death. The conference was cosponsored by Nanjing University, where he first taught, and the Provincial Library of Sichuan Province in Chengdu, which he founded. When the Japanese invaded Nanking (Nanjing) in 1939, Liu and his faculty and students picked up all of their library school they could carry and walked for months to reach Chengdu, where they resumed classes. Liu survived the Cultural Revolution, although he did menial work during that time, but lived to introduce MARC cataloging into China. He was a main inventor of the Chinese Classification of Books and CN-MARC. He is known as one of the founders of modern library science in China.




Next decade: 2000s


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