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  1. The Price Is Right at Unite for Literacy

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue How would you like 100 free ebooks for children, ready for immediate MARC upload to your catalog? Librarians have long known our extraordinary contribution to early literacy. And research from 2010 tells us t ...

    bgoldberg - 04/02/2014 - 10:42 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. ALEC on Telecommunications

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue Here’s the problem: To compete in today’s economy, you have to be wired. And of course, more and more of our library services are digital. But in many communities across the United States, the communication c ...

    bgoldberg - 02/07/2014 - 15:54 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Another Apple Ebook Lawsuit

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue Here we go again. The same state attorneys general who sued Apple in 2012 for allegedly conspiring with Big Six [now Big Five] publishers to inflate ebook prices are now seeking triple damages. The total soug ...

    bgoldberg - 02/04/2014 - 10:52 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. New Immigrants

    In 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that 13%, or over 40 million people, in the U.S. were immigrants, defined as people residing in the U.S. who were not U.S. citizens at birth. This is about the same percentage as when ALA published The Polish Immi ...

    karenmuller - 04/02/2014 - 11:22 - Professional Tools

  5. Catching Up Over the Holidays

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By Alan S. Inouye New Year’s week was a good time for me to catch up on work (or at least attempt to become less behind!). Accordingly, there are a few recent developments and upcoming events involving the Digital Content a ...

    bgoldberg - 01/06/2014 - 13:49 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Extending Our Reach: Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement

    Effective and Proven Tools for Library Service to Poor and Homeless People "Extending Our Reach: Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement" is designed to help librarians and library staff create meaningful library services for people who ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 04/02/2014 - 11:12 - Offices of the American Library Association

  7. For Love of the Written Word

    LBORMAN's blog The Scoop By Mary Mackay The count is in: The official wrap-up last week of the 32nd Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) in the UAE reported that 900,000 visitors had browsed more than 400,000 titles on display in Sharjah’s Expo Cen ...

    LBORMAN - 11/20/2013 - 11:52 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Google Book Search: We’ve Come a Long Way

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By Carrie Russell It was almost 10 years ago that ALA members started to discuss Google’s plan to digitize the collection of several research libraries to create a book search database. I recall a lot of grumbling about the ...

    bgoldberg - 11/19/2013 - 16:32 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. ALA Moves Forward in Ebook Arena

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content Wrap-up of the Virtual Town Hall By Alan S. Inouye More than 700 librarians, publishers, and media representatives participated in the American Library Association’s Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks October 23. ALA President Bar ...

    bgoldberg - 10/29/2013 - 17:45 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Children's Day/Book Day- El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día)

    ALA Events Celebration Monday, April 29, 2013- 19:00 Children's Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), is a celebration of children, families, and reading and held annually on April 30. The celebration emphasizes ...

    RBERQUIST - 02/03/2014 - 14:33 - Conferences & Events

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