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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. Eyeing the New Diversity

    An emerging paradigm for recruitment and retention By Alexia Hudson-Ward Workplace diversity management in our field has primarily focused on increasing the number of underrepresented populations among our ranks. Yet, an emerging paradigm shift that eleva ...

    bgoldberg - 08/18/2014 - 16:14 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. 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

  4. Custom Library Book Bikes Roll Out Across US

    Libraries from Cleveland to Seattle have adopted special bike programs to carry books and services around town with old-fashioned pedal power By Chris Francis In Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where winter temperatures reached a record low of –11°F the first we ...

    ssinharoy - 08/13/2014 - 11:13 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Newsmaker: An Interview with Azar Nafisi

    In Iran, whoever goes to jail because of what they write is a hero in the eyes of the people,” author Azar Nafisi says. Through her 2003 memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran, which spent 117 weeks on the New York Times best­seller list, and Things I’ve Been Si ...

    bgoldberg - 08/13/2014 - 10:47 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Supporting Print, Digital, and Mobile

    Multiple platforms in the ALA exhibit hall by Marshall Breeding The exhibit hall at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas provided both a respite from the weather and a chance to learn about the latest developments in library technology. As the world’s l ...

    geberhart - 08/07/2014 - 09:04 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. 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

  8. Left to Our Devices

    What librarians need to know about tablets and mobile apps An excerpt from American Libraries Live In November 2013, American Libraries Live hosted one of its most popular panel discussions, on tablets and mobile applications. The online show—archived at ...

    ssinharoy - 07/22/2014 - 09:26 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. 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 - 4 comments - American Libraries Magazine

  10. 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

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