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  1. Libraries Now More Than Ever

    Keynote address, “A 21st-Century Vision for Libraries” conference, October 13, Islamabad, Pakistan By Leonard Kniffel The message of the American Library Association can best be summarized in one word, a word we all understand, a word that holds us togeth ...

    admin - 01/20/2013 - 10:45 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Mexican Library Association President Jesus Lau on International Engagement

    A tireless crusader for international cooperation and exchange, Jesus Lau is currently serving on the Governing Board of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. At IFLA’s August conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, he talked wi ...

    admin - 11/29/2012 - 12:55 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Quake Shatters Chile’s Public Library Services

    By Carol Erickson Nearly two weeks after a devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile, library officials in the Department of Public Libraries of Chile’s Directorate of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (DIBAM) are still trying to determine the exte ...

    admin - 11/21/2012 - 11:41 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Library Community Rallies to Aid Earthquake-Stricken Haiti

    By Beverly Goldberg In the days following the devastating 7.0 earthquake that all but toppled Haiti’s capital city and other population centers, news is slowly becoming available about how Haitian libraries and their staff members fared. The library commu ...

    admin - 11/13/2012 - 16:33 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Author Wesley Adamczyk Documents World War II Soviet Deportation of Poles to Siberia

    With the publication of his book When God Looked the Other Way in 2004, Wesley Adamczyk became the voice for the thousands who suffered a fate little known on the west side of the Iron Curtain. In 1940, author Wesley Adamczyk was deported at age 7 from hi ...

    admin - 11/29/2012 - 10:02 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Newsmaker: Mohammad Abbas

    Iraq's parliamentary librarian talks about the new Library Department and the struggle for stability during a time of war and national turmoil. American Libraries Editor in Chief Leonard Kniffel interviewed Mohammad Abbas, head of the new Library Dep ...

    admin - 11/28/2012 - 12:36 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. ABLE in Afghanistan

    Nancy Hatch Dupree has dedicated a lifetime to documenting and preserving Afghanistan’s cultural heritage By Carol A. Erickson Blue-eyed octogenarian and information advocate Nancy Hatch Dupree is a rare bright spot in Afghanistan today. But the impact of ...

    admin - 11/01/2012 - 10:27 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Beyond Books and Bullets

    One librarian's personal account of learning new leadership skills during a deployment in Iraq with the Army National Guard By George J. Fowler One day in 2007 I am head of the Systems Department at the University of Arkansas Libraries in Fayettevill ...

    admin - 11/01/2012 - 09:36 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Yahoo, European Union Announce Digital Library Projects

    By Beverly Goldberg In the wake of Google’s plan to digitize books from libraries and provide access to their contents through its search engine, Yahoo has announced that it would join with the University of California, the University of Toronto, and othe ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:38 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Six Heads of State Propose European Digital Library

    By Beverly Goldberg Following France’s call for European nations to make their library collections available on the internet, six European leaders have offered a proposal for what they called a “European digital library.” An April 28 letter signed by Fren ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:41 - American Libraries Magazine