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  1. ReadersFirst Eases the Ebook Experience

    By Phil Morehart After more than a year of development and research, the ReadersFirst Guide to Library Ebook Vendors (PDF file), which compiles information on ebook vendors and their products and then rates them on ease of use and efficiency, is available ...

    PMOREHART - 08/13/2014 - 14:57 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Building the Collection

    By Karen Muller Building the collection is a core activity in any library. A school library collection is built to support the curriculum and provide for voluntary reading; an academic library collection is developed for current and future student and fac ...

    PMOREHART - 07/25/2014 - 12:28 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Libraries Stream toward Roku Lending

    By Beverly Goldberg It’s been two years since the Ephrata (Pa.) Public Library began lending Roku devices—digital video players that people plug into their televisions so they can view on a larger screen digitized programming that is archived online, such ...

    bgoldberg - 06/16/2014 - 16:32 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Ebook Discovery

    The library/publisher “sweet spot” By Larra Clark Libraries and publishers are in the business of connecting readers and authors. Bestsellers make up the majority of traffic in public libraries, but how can libraries, publishers, and others in the ecosyst ...

    ssinharoy - 06/16/2014 - 14:41 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. School Library Ebook Business Models

    Creating licensing partnerships that work By Christopher Harris, Ric Hasenyager, and Carrie Russell Much attention has been paid to library lending, the availability of ebook titles that public libraries can purchase, and the business models associated wi ...

    ssinharoy - 06/10/2014 - 20:00 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. 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

  7. The Practical Librarian’s Guide to Collection Development

    Weeding and acquisition made easier By Abby Preschel Kalan After years of practicing adult collection development skills in a medium-sized suburban public library, I have discovered that specific “shortcut” rules have become second nature to me. I present ...

    bgoldberg - 05/29/2014 - 15:07 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  8. An Interview with Stan Lee

    The legendary comic book writer discusses the role of comic books in children’s literacy and what secret superpowers he possesses By Mariam Pera Over the past century, superheroes have ingrained themselves in society’s collective psyche and permeated pop ...

    ssinharoy - 05/20/2014 - 12:35 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Libraries Find Success in Crowdfunding

    By Megan Cottrell When the Northlake (Ill.) Public Library District wanted to grow its popular graphic novel collection and add a fun element to attract young adults, the staff decided to dream big—really big. As in 9-feet-tall-and-green kind of big. Staf ...

    ssinharoy - 05/29/2014 - 15:13 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Knowing What Readers Need

    Done right, Common Core teaches texts, not tests By Ernie Cox The era of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in American education carries both promise and peril. Pundits readily discuss varied perspectives about CCSS in everything from traditional journal ...

    bgoldberg - 05/29/2014 - 15:13 - American Libraries Magazine