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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. “Innovative Booth for Libraries” at SXSW [Sponsored Content]

    KBANE's blog The Scoop Kim Massana, CEO – Innovative While I was in Indianapolis at PLA, Innovative’s Joe Murphy, Director, Library Futures, was in Austin, Texas at the well-known South by Southwest (SXSW) conference where emerging technology leaders ...

    KBANE - 04/16/2014 - 08:36 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Revealed

    admin's blog The Scoop ALA today announced six books as finalists for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published ...

    admin - 05/23/2013 - 09:45 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  8. 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

  9. A Novel in 30 Days

    Libraries embrace NaNoWriMo By Phil Morehart In November 2013, 310,095 writers embarked on a mission to pen a 50,000-word first draft of a novel in one month. That’s approximately 1,667 words every day for 30 days. The challenge is the crux of National No ...

    PMOREHART - 11/01/2014 - 20:00 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. #ALLive: Self-Service Software and Devices

    By Mariam Pera Self-service software and devices were the focal point of the September 18 episode of American Libraries Live (AL Live). Panelists Karen McPheeters, director, Farmington (N.Mex.) Public Library; Mary Johns, director, Siouxland Libraries in ...

    MPERA - 10/22/2014 - 11:04 - American Libraries Magazine

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