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  1. 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

  2. Moving Beyond Same-Old

    Outreach that’s way outside the box By Linda W. Braun As I wrote this column, I decided to check my go-to dictionary, the Merriam-Webster, about the definition of “outreach.” It stated: “the extending of services or assistance beyond current or usual limi ...

    bgoldberg - 12/10/2013 - 11:51 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. The Future of Libraries

    Innovating, one step at a time By Barbara K. Stripling Have you noticed a tidal change in public perception about the future of libraries? I certainly have. I rarely hear the gloom-and-doom question from a reporter, “Do libraries have a future in this age ...

    LBORMAN - 11/11/2013 - 12:43 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. America Gone Wrong: A Slashed Safety Net Turns Libraries into Homeless Shelters

    America Gone Wrong: A Slashed Safety Net Turns Libraries into Homeless Shelters A dirty little secret about America is that public libraries have become de facto daytime shelters for the nation's street people while librarians are increasingly our un ...

    HDAVIES - 11/02/2012 - 12:01 - Libraries Transform

  5. Librarians and publishers in dialog

    Librarians and publishers in dialog Kate Sheehan talks to Random House’s Madeline McIntosh The reading ecosystem is evolving fast, even as you read this. Facing the rapid transition to ebooks together, rather than in isolated camps, librarians, publishers ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 13:39 - Libraries Transform

  6. Services to Special Populations

    The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) serves the Association by identifying and promoting library services that support equitable access to the knowledge and information stored in our libraries and provides information and resources on ...

    admin - 05/23/2013 - 09:18 - Professional Tools