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  1. Library Design Showcase Submissions Open

    By Phil Morehart American Libraries is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Library Design Showcase, our annual feature celebrating new and newly renovated or expanded libraries of all types. The showcase will be featured in our September/October 2014 i ...

    PMOREHART - 05/30/2014 - 14:07 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Open Access Everything

    Libraries are making scholarship accessible to all By Meredith Farkas With the growing cost of higher education, declining library budgets, and the crisis in scholarly publishing, it can sometimes be difficult to feel optimistic. Looking at the creative e ...

    bgoldberg - 12/23/2013 - 20:00 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  3. One Book, Many Zombies

    How to turn a pandemic simulation into an active learning experience By Troy Swanson and Tish Hayes Zombies now populate videogames, commercials (for everything from cars to Skittles), even spinoffs of classic books like Pride and Prejudice. This fall, th ...

    bgoldberg - 12/10/2013 - 16:03 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. 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

  5. Common Ground

    Meeting spaces of the minds By Joseph Janes There are many benefits to spending one’s life on a college campus: beautiful settings, the rhythm of the academic year, and of course continually being surrounded by bright, energetic students. Each summer they ...

    bgoldberg - 12/09/2013 - 11:20 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Friday Night Library Lights

    To reach sports fans, libraries offer resources to a growing number of fantasy league players By Adam Doster Paul Waelchli loves football. As a teenager growing up outside Green Bay, Wisconsin, he played the sport in high school. Watching Packers games on ...

    ssinharoy - 11/27/2013 - 09:14 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. 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