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  1. Who Inspires You? Submissions

    Your entries for American Libraries' Second City contest She’s the one who gave you your first library card as a child; introduced you to librarianship at a pivotal moment in your life; or served as a mentor and guide in your professional career. He’ ...

    PMOREHART - 01/23/2015 - 15:54 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  2. 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

  3. Learning Together

    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

  4. Mind the Gap

    Early childhood literacy is front-page news By Jennifer Burek Pierce Last fall, I paid assiduous attention to early childhood literacy, striking up conversations on the subject and creating lengthy lists of resources. My obsessive information seeking supp ...

    MPERA - 01/22/2015 - 20:00 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Libraries Transforming Communities

    10 library district cohorts train to listen and connect By Bailey Brewer When Erica Freudenberger, director of the Red Hook (N.Y.) Public Library, set out to make change in her community, she knew she couldn’t do it alone—she would need the community itse ...

    BKNUTSON - 01/22/2015 - 12:06 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Financially Healthy

    Revenue exceeds expenses in FY2014 By Mario Gonzalez Several times during the year, I report back to the membership on the financial health of the Association. Over time, these reports have shown a steady growth in the financial strength and capacity of t ...

    LBORMAN - 01/20/2015 - 18:11 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Everyone's Work

    One plus one often exceeds two By Courtney L. Young Diversity, one focus of my campaign for ALA president, is a programmatic priority of ALA. It includes not only fostering the diversity of the profession but also working to ensure that we are serving all ...

    LBORMAN - 01/15/2015 - 09:50 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Submit Your Architectural Project to the 2015 Library Design Showcase

    By Phil Morehart American Libraries is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Library Design Showcase, our annual feature celebrating new and newly renovated or expanded libraries of all types. The showcase will appear in our September/October 2015 issue. ...

    PMOREHART - 01/13/2015 - 09:25 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Second Chances

    Libraries across nation roll out accredited high school diploma program By Kristen Lepore Angie Velasquez discovered on Facebook that Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) was offering a new free service in 2014: an online accredited high school diploma. She ...

    MPERA - 01/12/2015 - 14:12 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. An Interview with Diana Gabaldon

    Bestselling author of Outlander series talks about research and the writing process By Mariam Pera Diana Gabaldon reads everything—and lots of it. When she started writing her first book, just for practice, it didn’t even have a genre. More than 20 years ...

    MPERA - 01/09/2015 - 18:20 - American Libraries Magazine

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