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  1. The Elusive Library Non-User On-Demand Webinar

    How Can Libraries Find Out What Non-Users Want? People who visit the library infrequently—or those who don’t visit at all—present a special challenge to public library staff.  It’s hard to identify why they don’t use the library, because they typically ig ...

    SHOFMANN - 08/18/2014 - 12:08 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  2. A New Way of Looking at Public Library Engagement in America

    Gaining insight into how libraries fit within American culture By Kathryn Zickuhr and Lee Rainie The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project has intensively studied the changing world of public libraries for the last three years. The first stage of our res ...

    ssinharoy - 06/10/2014 - 10:48 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Referenda Roundup

    An overview of how states performed on 2013 ballots By Kathy Rosa One of the ways we measure the support for public libraries is through the success or failure of local library referenda. We look back on the previous year cheering the wins and also wonder ...

    ssinharoy - 12/30/2013 - 16:26 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. PLA at 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

    Midwinter Institute: Who We Are, What We Do, Why It Matters: Our Distinctive Purpose Friday, January 30 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM (Lunch Included) Location: Renaissance Blackstone, The Train Rooms *room change* Event Code: PLA1 Would you like to learn about a sim ...

    SHOFMANN - 11/18/2014 - 16:09 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  5. How to Handle Controversial Programming

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop By Mariam Pera On Saturday, ALA's Public Programs Office and Office for Intellectual Freedom presented “Managing Challenges, Maximizing Impact: Policies and Practices for Controversial Programming.” Using the “ Muslim ...

    bgoldberg - 06/29/2014 - 15:21 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Reforma President’s Program on Climate Change

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop By Michele LeSure Isabel Espinal, president of Reforma: the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, and Omar Poler, of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, copre ...

    bgoldberg - 06/29/2014 - 21:59 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Goldfinch, Bully Pulpit, win Andrew Carnegie Medals

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The ...

    bgoldberg - 06/29/2014 - 09:44 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. INVESTING IN AMERICA'S LIBRARIES

    Bill Davison, CEO At SirsiDynix, we remain completely focused on supporting the success of libraries around the world. Therefore, we’re proud to partner with ALA to help libraries retain their place as pillars of their communities. From the BLUEcloud Suit ...

    BMUELLER3 - 05/22/2014 - 14:05 - Offices of the American Library Association

  9. Academic Price Hikes: Predatory or Parasitical?

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue In the animal world, there are many ways two species can interact. They may compete. They may partner. They may form symbiotic relationships. Or one may prey on the other.  That leads me to the topic of acade ...

    bgoldberg - 06/02/2014 - 11:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. ALA Unveils Shortlist for 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals

    geberhart's blog The Scoop The awards honor excellence in fiction and nonfiction The American Library Association announced on April 7 the six books shortlisted for the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The medals ...

    geberhart - 05/13/2014 - 10:50 - American Libraries Magazine

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