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By Beverly Goldberg “There’s no better use of limited funds than paying attorneys to harass educators who’ve devoted their lives to helping our children,” Bennett Tramer of Santa Monica, California, said in a letter published May 17 in the Los Angeles Tim ...
admin - 04/25/2013 - 10:48 - American Libraries Magazine
Preventing child sexual abuse in our community By Nancy Sheehan and Stephanie Tournas The news stunned our town of Wakefield, Massachusetts in December 2012: The spouse of an unlicensed home daycare owner was accused of sexually assaulting 13 children bet ...
MPERA - 02/26/2015 - 11:11 - American Libraries Magazine
By Greg Landgraf As mobile devices continue to gain prominence, libraries are recognizing their value in providing service to patrons. “There are a lot of people who don’t have computers who do have mobile devices, and we want to reach them,” said Sheri C ...
MPERA - 02/24/2015 - 16:01 - American Libraries Magazine
Help others find the best ones By Nicole Hennig Often when you are deciding whether to purchase an app, you’ll see a number of reviews for it in the app store. Have you noticed how uninformed many of these reviews are? Anyone who has purchased an app can ...
geberhart - 02/24/2015 - 09:01 - American Libraries Magazine
YA author's first book becomes a movie By Mariam Pera When Kody Keplinger’s first book, The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend was published in 2010, the author was 18 years old. Since then, she has gone on to write three other young adult titles— Se ...
MPERA - 02/20/2015 - 10:43 - American Libraries Magazine
Film programming for public libraries By Kati Irons Film programming is a natural fit for libraries. It’s another tool in our arsenal of storytimes, book groups, and lectures to create educational, emotional, and silly programs for every age and interest ...
PMOREHART - 02/19/2015 - 11:17 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine
Library branches take flight in airports By Timothy Inklebarger Digital resources in the form of ebooks, audiobooks, and other media are beginning to take flight across the country by way of airport library branches. Branches have popped up in airports ar ...
PMOREHART - 02/17/2015 - 11:47 - American Libraries Magazine
Let’s stop reinventing the wheel By Meredith Farkas I have learned so many things from other librarians that have saved me time and a good amount of trial and error. While preparing to implement a chat reference service at my library in 2005, I perused bl ...
MPERA - 02/13/2015 - 09:15 - American Libraries Magazine
Libraries develop programs to serve patrons with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia By Terra Dankowski Tracey Degnan arrives 10 minutes early carrying a suitcase filled with large-print books, illustrations, photographs, name tags, fake passp ...
PMOREHART - 02/09/2015 - 17:34 - American Libraries Magazine
Finding the power in co-mentoring By Kristen Totleben and Kathryn Deiss Everyone can benefit from having a mentor—someone who takes an interest in your growth and development and provides you with experience-based wisdom. In September 2012 we began a trad ...
MPERA - 01/29/2015 - 13:17 - American Libraries Magazine