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  1. Libraries and MOOCs: Providing Solutions for Alt-Higher Ed

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country and libraries and librarians are watching this development carefully. This series of four webinars will help librarians gain an understanding of the complexity of the MOOC “movement,” learn how ...

    CMCCONNELL - 09/17/2014 - 11:18 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  2. Every Voice Makes a Difference: Frontline Advocates

    Frontline library advocates work at all levels in all types of libraries—public, academic, school and special—and are the internal/external face and voice of the library. They can tell the library’s story and deliver the library’s message at their comfort ...

    JFALCON - 04/01/2015 - 16:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Transforming Libraries

    Visionary professor R. David Lankes, author of  the award-winning “Atlas of New Librarianship,” and Barbara Stripling, Co-Chair of ALA President Molly Raphael’s Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities initiative, presented a free webinar on Thursday, ...

    JFALCON - 04/03/2013 - 10:51 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Passing the Community Engagement Baton

    “Passing the Community Engagement Baton: A Conversation with ALA President Molly Raphael and ALA President-elect Maureen Sullivan,” hosted by ALA 2013-2014 ALA President Barbara Stripling, features an unprecedented conversation among ALA leadership, focus ...

    JFALCON - 04/03/2013 - 10:35 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Engaging Communities Through Controversy

     Diane McNutt and Jane Light, Silicon Valley Reads, will describe this library’s "one book-one community" program in Santa Clara (Calif.) County. Its 2012 program, "Muslim and American-Two Perspectives," featured two books written by A ...

    JFALCON - 04/03/2013 - 09:46 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Rolling the Dice in an Academic Library

    Game nights help students feel at home by Jayne Blodgett and Peter Bremer Academic libraries usually take their mission seriously, and at the University of Minnesota Morris' (UMM) Rodney A. Briggs Library, we’re no different. We offer research assist ...

    ssinharoy - 12/01/2014 - 12:46 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. A Home to the Homeless

    Libraries offer refuge and support to those in need and help foster a new community approach to homelessness By Ellyn Ruhlmann Just before 9 a.m. on a Tuesday in Madison, Wisconsin, people line up on the corner outside Madison Public Library, waiting for ...

    ssinharoy - 11/24/2014 - 13:32 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Mentoring Opportunities

    Mentoring benefits both the new librarian and the experienced professional as each learns from the insights and perspectives of the other.  This page presents information and resources to help you learn more about these transformative experiences. ALA Men ...

    Anonymous - 07/06/2015 - 09:03 - Libraries Transform

  9. 1840

    That same year as Harvard developed the card catalog, 1840,  the University of South Carolina opened the first separate academic library building. There had been university libraries before, but they were housed in multi-use buildings. The University of S ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:41 - About ALA

  10. 1840

    The first library card catalog was created at Harvard in 1840. "Until the eighteenth century, when French revolutionaries took inventory of French libraries on the backs of confiscated playing cards, library catalogs were merely lists written or prin ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:41 - About ALA