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  1. Haiti Rising from the Rubble

    More than two years after the earthquake, the country’s libraries see signs of hope By Leonard Kniffel More than two years after the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, vast numbers of Haitians are still struggling just to return to somethin ...

    admin - 01/29/2013 - 13:26 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Open Access Spreads to Miami University

    By Beverly Goldberg The librarians of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, joined the ranks of the worldwide open-access (OA) movement May 14 by voting to make their scholarly articles freely available in the university’s institutional repository, the Schola ...

    admin - 01/24/2013 - 12:04 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. OCLC Launches New WorldShare Platform

    By George Eberhart OCLC announced the release of a new platform December 5 that will let its member libraries create, configure, and share a growing number of new services and web-based library applications. The new OCLC WorldShare Platform, a shared tech ...

    admin - 01/24/2013 - 12:06 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Wide Backlash Greets Internet Antipiracy Bill

    By Sanhita SinhaRoy Groups from both ends of the political spectrum—and everything in between—have come out against a congressional bill that would require internet service providers to police users’ online activities for potential copyright infringement ...

    admin - 01/24/2013 - 12:07 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Leading By Example: 2011 ALA Award Winners

    ALA award winners stand at the profession’s pinnacle T he individuals and libraries shown here have been singled out by their peers for their extraordinary achievements. These are the highest and most prestigious awards given by the American Library Assoc ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 09:45 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. A Century of Philanthropy: Carnegie Corporation of New York

    Strategic nurturing “to try to make the world in some way better than you found it” By Karen Theroux In 1911, Andrew Carnegie created his last and largest philanthropic institution, Carnegie Corporation of New York, to promote international peace and adva ...

    admin - 01/20/2013 - 10:41 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Renewing Our Mission in New Orleans

    New combined opening session/exhibits kickoff, an extended film series, and a host of authors and speakers are on tap for 135th Annual Conference By Pamela A. Goodes Librarians, library support staff, vendors, and guests will once again bring their econom ...

    admin - 01/20/2013 - 10:28 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Hope Springs Eternal

    The garden of children's literature is always in bloom By Jennifer Burek Pierce At this writing, the world outside my window resembles a snow globe. Despite lingering wintery conditions, I’m thinking of spring. Not just because I’ve tromped through t ...

    admin - 01/24/2013 - 11:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. LSSI Finds More Resistance to Its Library-Management Bids

    Recession-stricken communities fight to retain local control By Gordon Flagg Officials approved an agreement February 8 to keep the city of Stockton, California, running the Stockton–San Joaquin Public Library, continuing a partnership that dates back to ...

    admin - 01/20/2013 - 10:21 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez on Libraries

    In what looks very much like the beginning of a beautiful friendship, Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernández recently visited American Library Association Headquarters in Chicago, accompanied by First Lady Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, to talk wit ...

    admin - 01/24/2013 - 11:41 - American Libraries Magazine