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  1. 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

  2. Don’t Let It Stay in Vegas

    By Laurie D. Borman June means the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, and this year we’re going to Las Vegas. The conference program is packed with speakers and programs, so flip to our preview to get the latest information on what’s happening. While y ...

    LBORMAN - 06/02/2014 - 12:38 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. A Country of Hope and Promise

    Library development equals investing in people and the quality of their lives in the Dominican Republic By Leonard Kniffel Cafés, bars, souvenir vendors, and street artists line the narrow and densely populated promenades in the old colonial center of San ...

    ssinharoy - 02/18/2014 - 10:43 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Changes and Connections

    Meeting new challenges together By Ingrid Parent In 2011, I was elected as president of the Interna­tional Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the global voice of the library and information profession. With my term hav­ing ended a ...

    MPERA - 02/04/2014 - 15:54 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Photos from the Exhibit Hall at WLIC 2014 in Lyon

    LBORMAN's blog The Scoop By Laurie D. Borman     IFLA’s World Library Information Congress 2014 in Lyon, France offers a modest-sized but busy exhibit hall. The hall opened Monday to a large crowd sampling new database offerings as well as informatio ...

    LBORMAN - 08/19/2014 - 14:42 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. High and Low Tech at World Library and Information Congress 2014 in Lyon, France

    LBORMAN's blog The Scoop By Laurie D. Borman Sometimes, low tech trumps high tech. At Tuesday morning’s plenary session of IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress 2014 in Lyon, French journalist Florence Aubenas talked about her kidnapping and ...

    LBORMAN - 08/19/2014 - 14:07 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. World Library and Information Congress 2014 Opens

    LBORMAN's blog The Scoop By Laurie D. Borman The theme “Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge” set the stage for the 80th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congre ...

    LBORMAN - 08/19/2014 - 10:49 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Used Ebooks

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue So much hinges on copyright. The doctrine of First Sale meant that publishers couldn’t lock libraries out of the market. But digital works, like software, got swept under licensing agreements, with the power ...

    bgoldberg - 08/08/2014 - 10:54 - 2 comments - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Finding Hope Through Tragedy

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop By Phil Morehart   Paul Rusesabagina’s last name translates to “he who disperses his enemies” in the Kinyarwanda language. There is no more fitting name for the man responsible for saving 1,268 Tutsi refugees from certain d ...

    bgoldberg - 07/02/2014 - 12:08 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. An American in Paris

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By Alan S. Inouye Earlier this week, I had the privilege of talking about US library ebook lending at the Salon du Livre—the Paris Book Fair. Representing ALA, I served on the panel “La Diffusion du Livre Numérique dans les ...

    bgoldberg - 03/28/2014 - 15:21 - American Libraries Magazine

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