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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Don’t Let It Stay in Vegas

    By Laurie D. Borman June means the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, and this year we’re going to Las Vegas. The conference program is packed with speakers and programs, so flip to our preview to get the latest information on what’s happening. While y ...

    LBORMAN - 06/02/2014 - 12:38 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. 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

  7. Now Trending: Tech and People News

    By Laurie D. Borman This issue (May 2014) we invited Marshall Breeding to give us a status and trends report on strategic products of the library technology industry. His detailed investigation begins here. He has been reporting on technology in the indus ...

    LBORMAN - 05/05/2014 - 12:47 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Emerging Leaders Poised for Action

    By Laurie D. Borman What’s it like to be selected an Emerging Leader? Find out about this year’s class of 56 up-and-coming librarians in our cover story. Once again this year we’re featuring each Emerging Leader on trading cards, which will be available a ...

    LBORMAN - 05/05/2014 - 13:16 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Fear of Flying

    By Laurie D. Borman Flying to Philly is the only thing I don’t look forward to when it comes to Midwinter. Flying is not pleasant business. The indignity of airport screening, waiting to board an overcrowded plane, jamming my carryon into the overstuffed ...

    LBORMAN - 05/05/2014 - 12:53 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  10. 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