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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. Library Systems Report 2014

    Competition and strategic cooperation By Marshall Breeding The library technology industry saw sharp competition in 2013, with a wide range of products vying to fulfill ever-rising expectations. To better position themselves for this critical period durin ...

    PMOREHART - 04/16/2014 - 12:29 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Newsmaker: Judy Blume

    Famed author discusses censorship, procrastination, and her love of tweeting By Claire Bushey Judy Blume’s books have been favorites of children and teenagers for three decades. Her 25-plus titles include classics like Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret ...

    ssinharoy - 04/15/2014 - 09:50 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. An Egg-ceptional Exhibit Benefits Hurricane-Ravaged Library

    Easter eggs of every description, some 5,000 in all, are being exhibited as a fundraiser for Schoharie (N.Y.) Free Library every weekend in April through Easter Sunday. The Mildred Vrooman Easter Egg Exhibit in Schoharie includes elaborate egg-based scene ...

    bgoldberg - 04/14/2014 - 13:37 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. ALA Leadership Institute Participants Continue to Benefit

    Laurie D. Borman Last August, 40 librarians gathered at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, Illinois, to participate in the first ALA Leadership Institute. Facilitated by ALA past-president Maureen Sullivan and Association of College and Research Libr ...

    LBORMAN - 04/15/2014 - 09:45 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Public Libraries to Take Center Stage in Financial Literacy

    CFPB announces new Community Education Pilot Project by George M. Eberhart The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced a new partnership with public libraries to help them become a trusted source for unbiased financial education infor ...

    geberhart - 04/09/2014 - 12:49 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Leading from All Sides

    What makes an effective leader? Sometimes it’s not what you think By Joseph Janes I’m in a meeting as I write this. (It happens; don’t tell anybody I work with, okay?) Don’t get the wrong idea … all of our meetings are vital and gripping, and everybody lo ...

    ssinharoy - 04/08/2014 - 09:26 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Emerging Leaders

    The Class of 2014 By Phil Morehart They’re the new faces greeting you at the reference desk, shelving books in the stacks, and experimenting with fresh ideas behind the scenes. These are the library world's rising stars, the generation that will move ...

    PMOREHART - 04/02/2014 - 11:47 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Reading Wildly

    One library staff's journey toward excellent readers’ advisory By Abby Johnson Can you provide excellent readers’ advisory without reading widely yourself? This question, posed to my Twitter followers   (whose replies shared a refrain of “No way”), l ...

    bgoldberg - 03/31/2014 - 09:50 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Melvil Dewey, Compulsive Innovator

    The decimal obsessions of an information organizer By Joshua Kendall While most Americans know very little about ALA founder Melvil Dewey (1851–1931), nearly all are familiar with his signature achievement, the Dewey Decimal Classification system, which t ...

    geberhart - 03/24/2014 - 15:09 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

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