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  1. Emerging Leaders Poised for Action

    By Laurie D. Borman What’s it like to be selected an Emerging Leader? Find out about this year’s class of 56 up-and-coming librarians in our cover story. Once again this year we’re featuring each Emerging Leader on trading cards, which will be available a ...

    LBORMAN - 05/05/2014 - 13:16 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. The Constant Innovator

    When library workers expand their horizons, so do libraries By Megan Hodge A superior way to innovate is to gather a varied mix of people to think about problems and solutions in much the same way that variety enhances a species gene pool. But getting eve ...

    bgoldberg - 03/11/2014 - 17:00 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Just a Game?

    Library gamification encourages engagement and learning By Meredith Farkas Everyone grows up playing games. Whether it’s hide-and-seek, checkers, or Angry Birds, gaming pervades our culture and is an indelible part of our childhoods. Online gaming has bec ...

    bgoldberg - 02/24/2014 - 09:23 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Contagious Marketing

    How libraries can get more word-of-mouth buzz By Peggy Barber We live in a world of communication clutter. From the internet to endless TV commercials, newspapers, magazines, signage, the inside and outside of buses—ads are everywhere. But consider: What ...

    geberhart - 02/10/2014 - 14:51 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Taking Aim at the Reality of Guns in Libraries

    By Beverly Goldberg It’s been just over a year since 26 people were shot to death shortly after the school day began at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. As it often does in the wake of a mass shooting, the national dialogue post–Sandy ...

    bgoldberg - 02/21/2014 - 12:38 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Open Access Everything

    Libraries are making scholarship accessible to all By Meredith Farkas With the growing cost of higher education, declining library budgets, and the crisis in scholarly publishing, it can sometimes be difficult to feel optimistic. Looking at the creative e ...

    bgoldberg - 12/23/2013 - 20:00 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Newsmaker: Kathleen Shearer

    In August 2013, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and two other groups launched a Joint Task Force on Librarians’ Competencies in Support of E-Research and Scholarly Communication. Its first ...

    geberhart - 12/02/2013 - 13:04 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Continuous Learning

    By Karen Muller Funds shift, coworkers leave, a new director arrives. Such unexpected job changes may require you to learn a new skill—fast. In my experience, I feel as though I can learn nearly anything from books. Even if I need to take a class, watch a ...

    PMOREHART - 11/26/2013 - 16:47 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Special Exhibitor Offers

    Mailed to registered attendees plus more than 43,000 opt-in readers You can showcase your products, promote special offers, and tell attendees where to find your booth on the exhibit floor Read more...   Next Steps Download the 2013 American Libraries med ...

    admin - 11/27/2012 - 13:37 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Advertising Information

    Welcome Advertisers! Reach current and future library decision makers through our suite of products — make American Libraries print and electronic publications the focus of your library marketing plans.   Reaching the nation’s most engaged librarians and ...

    admin - 11/27/2012 - 13:43 - American Libraries Magazine