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  1. Every Voice Makes a Difference: Frontline Advocates

    Frontline library advocates work at all levels in all types of libraries—public, academic, school and special—and are the internal/external face and voice of the library. They can tell the library’s story and deliver the library’s message at their comfort ...

    JFALCON - 04/01/2015 - 16:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Passing the Community Engagement Baton

    “Passing the Community Engagement Baton: A Conversation with ALA President Molly Raphael and ALA President-elect Maureen Sullivan,” hosted by ALA 2013-2014 ALA President Barbara Stripling, features an unprecedented conversation among ALA leadership, focus ...

    JFALCON - 04/03/2013 - 10:35 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Engaging Communities Through Controversy

     Diane McNutt and Jane Light, Silicon Valley Reads, will describe this library’s "one book-one community" program in Santa Clara (Calif.) County. Its 2012 program, "Muslim and American-Two Perspectives," featured two books written by A ...

    JFALCON - 04/03/2013 - 09:46 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Custom Library Book Bikes Roll Out Across US

    Libraries from Cleveland to Seattle have adopted special bike programs to carry books and services around town with old-fashioned pedal power By Chris Francis In Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where winter temperatures reached a record low of –11°F the first we ...

    ssinharoy - 08/13/2014 - 11:13 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Rolling the Dice

    Who are we, and who are we becoming? By Joseph Janes As I write this, I’m preparing for my annual trip with a couple of dear friends to Las Vegas. This is more nice meal/Cirque du Soleil than bottle service/strip show; we’re the dignified types—though one ...

    ssinharoy - 06/24/2014 - 10:14 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. A New Way of Looking at Public Library Engagement in America

    Gaining insight into how libraries fit within American culture By Kathryn Zickuhr and Lee Rainie The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project has intensively studied the changing world of public libraries for the last three years. The first stage of our res ...

    ssinharoy - 06/10/2014 - 10:48 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. A New Vision of Advocacy

    Reflecting upstream and downstream By Keith Michael Fiels In any conversation with ALA members, advocacy consistently emerges as a number one priority. This coming year, we’re taking a fresh look at advocacy, and our vision for advocacy going forward. Our ...

    LBORMAN - 06/02/2014 - 14:49 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Libraries Transforming Communities

    A project for ALA and all types of libraries By Keith Michael Fiels All around us, libraries are transforming as they adapt to broader changes in the communities they serve and the environment in which they now operate. In the process, librarians have dis ...

    LBORMAN - 05/29/2014 - 15:15 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. President’s Program Q&A

    Andrew Slack on how Harry Potter changed his life Activist Andrew Slack, cofounder and executive director of the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), sees fantasy stories not as an escape from our world but as an invitation to delve deeper into our experiences. H ...

    MPERA - 01/03/2014 - 13:49 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Common Ground

    Meeting spaces of the minds By Joseph Janes There are many benefits to spending one’s life on a college campus: beautiful settings, the rhythm of the academic year, and of course continually being surrounded by bright, energetic students. Each summer they ...

    bgoldberg - 12/09/2013 - 11:20 - American Libraries Magazine