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  1. LAUSD Doubts that Seasoned Teacher-Librarians Can Teach

    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

  2. Metadata for Image Collections

    Inverse proportions: The quantity vs. quality conundrum by Eddie Woodward Many libraries are eagerly digitizing their materials and making them accessible online. This enthusiasm often stems from patrons, who are excited to make use of the resources on th ...

    geberhart - 07/21/2014 - 15:24 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Building a Pipeline to Education in Azerbaijan

    How library service is burgeoning in the oil-rich nation By Leonard Kniffel There is money in Azerbaijan and plenty of it. Petroleum wealth mostly. Two-thirds of the country is rich in oil and natural gas, and Western companies are tapping oil fields in t ...

    bgoldberg - 07/21/2014 - 14:33 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. E-Content and First Sale

    A question of scarcity and control by Joseph Sanchez Three pressing questions about e-content face the profession: How much content will be exclusively available electronically, how quickly is that developing, and—especially for public librarians—how will ...

    geberhart - 07/14/2014 - 13:42 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Extremism @ the Library

    Propaganda from all sides coexists in select academic collections By Maria R. Traska Bring up the subject of extremist literature and hate propaganda, and the first mental image most people are likely to have is of waves of protesters, livid Holocaust den ...

    bgoldberg - 07/14/2014 - 12:21 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Kindergartners Go to College

    By Beverly Goldberg Kindergartners get a Sneetches  storytime at Fullerton College Library from Acquisitions Librarian Monique Delatte Starkey (left) and Library Assistant Betsy Murray. The children were among 1,800 who came to the campus’s 19th annual Ki ...

    bgoldberg - 07/11/2014 - 12:55 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Through Their Eyes

    Usability testing to create better user experiences By Meredith Farkas Whatever issues I may have had with an unnamed discovery tool as a librarian, I always believed that it was an easier tool for students to use than our OPAC. And then I met Steve (not ...

    bgoldberg - 07/07/2014 - 16:24 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. How to Make the Most of Your Library Career

    Overcoming workplace status quo By Katherine Farmer An excerpt from Mak​ing the Most of Your Library Career, edited by Lois Stickell and Bridgette Sanders (ALA Editions, 2014).   Making your mark Many thoughts percolated in my brain the day I started a ne ...

    CFRANCIS - 07/07/2014 - 16:04 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Beating the Odds: Building a Publishing "Maker" Culture

    Opportunities abound for libraries to connect with communities By Peter Brantley For ebooks, it seems, if all is not well, then it is better than it might have been. For the past few years, ebooks have taken an increasingly larger share of the book market ...

    MPERA - 06/24/2014 - 08:25 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. 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

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