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  1. Cataloging as a Public Service?

    The essence of public service is discoverability, the ability for patrons to discover an item. Catalogers and technical services staff are the ones who make this happen. There are many questions associated with these two statements. Does your organization ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 10:50 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  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. Media in the Classroom

    Video comes of age by Julie A. Decesare In the past 10 years, the quantity of digitized or born-digital media, especially video, has skyrocketed. Librarians are constantly navigating this digital shift and helping their patrons find their way through it. ...

    geberhart - 05/13/2014 - 14:52 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Library Design Showcase Submissions Open

    By Phil Morehart American Libraries is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Library Design Showcase, our annual feature celebrating new and newly renovated or expanded libraries of all types. The showcase will be featured in our September/October 2014 i ...

    PMOREHART - 05/30/2014 - 14:07 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Hanging Out with the Tech Crowd

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop By Paul Signorelli Hanging out took on a completely new meaning Friday afternoon in the Networking Uncommons at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. Board members and colleagues belonging to the Library and Infor ...

    bgoldberg - 01/25/2014 - 13:43 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. 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

  7. DCL Ebook Report for October 2013

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content Price points may be looking better for libraries By Christopher Harris The October 2013 Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Report on ebook pricing for libraries suggests that things may be looking up for libraries. Of the top ...

    bgoldberg - 11/06/2013 - 12:06 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Library Bill of Rights

    The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services. I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and ...

    admin - 08/19/2014 - 13:47 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. National Federation of the Blind Assists in Litigation Against Free Library of Philadelphia

    National Federation of the Blind Assists in Litigation Against Free Library of Philadelphia With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, four blind patrons of the Free Library of Philadelphia—Denice Brown, Karen Comorato, Patricia Greblosk ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:32 - Transforming Libraries

  10. E-Books for Education? Not so Fast...

    E-Books for Education? Not so Fast... Much of the coverage of e-book products in recent months—especially Kindle Fire and products based on Apple’s new iBook platform—has focused on the potential of these products to revolutionize educational publishing. ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:38 - Transforming Libraries

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