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  1. Donating Ebooks?

    karenmuller's blog Q. Our local library, like so many others, now offers ebooks for loan. Their inventory is not as great as I would like. I’d like to be able donate ebooks I have purchased, just as I would donate paper copies of books I no longer wi ...

    karenmuller - 07/31/2013 - 09:16 - 5 comments - Professional Tools

  2. Coretta Scott King Award Seal Design by Lev Mills

    karenmuller's blog Q. I was recently teaching my students about the various literary awards for children’s writers and was asked an interesting question by a student. I have looked on your website as well as on the internet in general and cannot find ...

    karenmuller - 07/30/2013 - 15:22 - 1 comment - Professional Tools

  3. Top 100 Libraries By Collection Size

    VHAWKINS's blog As you may know, the ALA Library has several pages in its section of the ALA website called “ ALA Library Fact Sheets,” which answer fairly common questions about libraries, with sources noted. At some point in our history (and on Sep ...

    VHAWKINS - 07/30/2013 - 15:22 - Professional Tools

  4. Librarians Who Interview Authors on Television

    VHAWKINS's blog The ALA Library recently responded to a rather specific question: What television programs consist of librarians interviewing authors? We found a good handful of librarian-hosted TV talk shows from all across the country that provide ...

    VHAWKINS - 08/07/2013 - 11:30 - 3 comments - Professional Tools

  5. Librarian Ethnicity

    karenmuller's blog Q. Does ALA have recent information on the ethnic distribution of librarians? A. As reported by the U.S. Census Bureau following the 2010 census, the population of the U.S. is becoming increasingly racially diverse. While the white ...

    karenmuller - 07/30/2013 - 15:21 - 1 comment - Professional Tools

  6. A Number of Children's and Young Adult Books as well as Audiobooks and Ebooks

    VHAWKINS's blog In the newest edition of the Library and Book Trade Almanac ™   (formerly known as The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac) put out by Information Today, Inc., the annual report on book title production now includes audiobook ...

    VHAWKINS - 07/30/2013 - 15:22 - Professional Tools

  7. Dewey or LC?

    karenmuller's blog Q. Which is older, the Library of Congress Classification or Dewey? Which is more popular? A. Quickly, Dewey is older and more popular, depending somewhat on the type of library. But let’s step back to the purposes of a classificat ...

    karenmuller - 07/30/2013 - 15:21 - 1 comment - Professional Tools

  8. Historical Awards

    karenmuller's blog Q. In a few weeks, one of our colleagues will retire. We know she has received several honors from the American Library Association. Is there any place we can research what they are? A. We in the ALA Library—and in the divisions an ...

    karenmuller - 07/30/2013 - 15:21 - 6 comments - Professional Tools

  9. Using Other Sources

    karenmuller's blog Q. Today's been tough.  Kids are coming in with left-to-the-last-minute homework assignments for which they normally turn to Wikipedia.  We're getting them to print resources and our online databases, but do you have sugg ...

    karenmuller - 07/30/2013 - 15:21 - 5 comments - Professional Tools