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  1. LAUSD Doubts that Seasoned Teacher-Librarians Can Teach

    By Beverly Goldberg “There’s no better use of limited funds than paying attorneys to harass educators who’ve devoted their lives to helping our children,” Bennett Tramer of Santa Monica, California, said in a letter published May 17 in the Los Angeles Tim ...

    admin - 04/25/2013 - 10:48 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Referenda Roundup 2014

    An overview of how states performed in the November ballots By Kathy Rosa During the 2014 election year, the ALA Office for Research and Statistics tracked 153 library referenda across 22 states. Of the 126 measures, Ohio and Michigan led the way in sheer ...

    geberhart - 12/16/2014 - 09:06 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. The Convergence of LAMs

    By Karen Muller The missions of libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) converge with a common purpose: preserving our cultural heritage. To fully understand the past, it is important to look at materials collected by LAMs as a whole, with each institutio ...

    PMOREHART - 12/12/2014 - 11:22 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Reading on the Inside

    Programs help incarcerated parents connect with their children through books By Megan Cottrell “Do you still like boxing?” The question startled librarian Dan Marcou. He had been sitting quietly at a small town library outside of the system where he works ...

    ssinharoy - 12/09/2014 - 10:27 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. The Price of Patronage

    The hidden cost of library fees By Jennifer Dewey When I travel, the first thing I typically seek out in any new city is its public library. It gives me immense pleasure to see a thriving library, full of patrons taking advantage of all the materials and ...

    MPERA - 12/04/2014 - 10:06 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Ferguson's Safe Haven

    Library becomes refuge during unrest By Tim Inklebarger School was set to begin in Ferguson, Missouri, just days after the August 9 shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by city police—an event that sparked protests, civil unrest, and a s ...

    PMOREHART - 11/25/2014 - 10:08 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. We Are Global

    Individually and collectively, we make a difference Courtney L. Young As I was growing up, my mother wanted me to know there was a big, wide world out there and to appreciate it, understand it, and be a part of it. When I was a kid, our Army family was st ...

    LBORMAN - 11/18/2014 - 16:02 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. District Library Supervisors Under Duress

    The Lilead Project Survey Results By Maria R. Traska More than five years after the start of the Great Recession, school libraries in the US are in crisis, their budgets constricted and their staff short-handed or nonexistent. Professional staff positions ...

    LBORMAN - 11/17/2014 - 16:06 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. RIP, IPL

    A fond farewell to the Internet Public Library By Joseph Janes I’ve had multiple occasions this year to reflect on the passage of time: 2014 marks 35 years since I went to college (and never left—though I can’t say I wasn’t warned), and 25 years since I c ...

    ssinharoy - 11/13/2014 - 10:08 - 2 comments - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Promoting Access for Blind and Visually Impaired Patrons

    An IFLA manifesto and its strategic importance for American libraries By Mike L. Marlin On June 28, 2013, delegates from member countries of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a United Nations agency, signed the “ Marrakesh Treaty to Fac ...

    geberhart - 11/06/2014 - 08:42 - American Libraries Magazine

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