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  1. Who Inspires You? Submissions

    Your entries for American Libraries' Second City contest She’s the one who gave you your first library card as a child; introduced you to librarianship at a pivotal moment in your life; or served as a mentor and guide in your professional career. He’ ...

    PMOREHART - 01/23/2015 - 15:54 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  2. 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

  3. Mind the Gap

    Early childhood literacy is front-page news By Jennifer Burek Pierce Last fall, I paid assiduous attention to early childhood literacy, striking up conversations on the subject and creating lengthy lists of resources. My obsessive information seeking supp ...

    MPERA - 01/22/2015 - 20:00 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Libraries Transforming Communities

    10 library district cohorts train to listen and connect By Bailey Brewer When Erica Freudenberger, director of the Red Hook (N.Y.) Public Library, set out to make change in her community, she knew she couldn’t do it alone—she would need the community itse ...

    BKNUTSON - 01/22/2015 - 12:06 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Financially Healthy

    Revenue exceeds expenses in FY2014 By Mario Gonzalez Several times during the year, I report back to the membership on the financial health of the Association. Over time, these reports have shown a steady growth in the financial strength and capacity of t ...

    LBORMAN - 01/20/2015 - 18:11 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Everyone's Work

    One plus one often exceeds two By Courtney L. Young Diversity, one focus of my campaign for ALA president, is a programmatic priority of ALA. It includes not only fostering the diversity of the profession but also working to ensure that we are serving all ...

    LBORMAN - 01/15/2015 - 09:50 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Submit Your Architectural Project to the 2015 Library Design Showcase

    By Phil Morehart American Libraries is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Library Design Showcase, our annual feature celebrating new and newly renovated or expanded libraries of all types. The showcase will appear in our September/October 2015 issue. ...

    PMOREHART - 01/13/2015 - 09:25 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Hot Eats for Cold Nights

    A Frommer’s guide to Chicago dining By Kate Silver Chicago and comfort food go together like “da” and “Bears,” and it may have something to do with those bone-chilling winters that rattle the city each year. While the ultimate Windy City comfort foods are ...

    PMOREHART - 01/18/2015 - 11:52 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Second Chances

    Libraries across nation roll out accredited high school diploma program By Kristen Lepore Angie Velasquez discovered on Facebook that Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) was offering a new free service in 2014: an online accredited high school diploma. She ...

    MPERA - 01/12/2015 - 14:12 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. 2015 ALA Midwinter Preview

    The conversation starts here... By Mariam Pera Carl Sandburg famously dubbed Chicago “City of the Big Shoulders” in a 1916 poem. The poem goes on to say, “Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive... and strong and cunnin ...

    MPERA - 01/13/2015 - 10:57 - American Libraries Magazine

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