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  1. Now Trending: Tech and People News

    By Laurie D. Borman This issue (May 2014) we invited Marshall Breeding to give us a status and trends report on strategic products of the library technology industry. His detailed investigation begins here. He has been reporting on technology in the indus ...

    LBORMAN - 05/05/2014 - 12:47 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Going Beyond Google Again

    Strategies for using and teaching the Invisible Web By Jane Devine and Francine Egger-Sider It seems unlikely that people will give up their reliance on general-purpose search engines or their practice of beginning a search using Google or one of its comp ...

    LBORMAN - 05/29/2014 - 15:21 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Little Leapers 3.5 Launches in Maryland

    Kelechi Nwafor (above) and his mother Chioma Nwafor and Chloe Warwick (right, with her father Mark Warwick) get absorbed in two of Harford County (Md.) Public Library’s (HCPL) iPad minis at the recent launch of the library system’s Little Leapers 3.5 prog ...

    bgoldberg - 05/01/2014 - 11:14 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Asking the Right Questions

    Meaningful assessment for learning By Meredith Farkas Way back when, a library I worked at had a standard survey we gave to every student at the end of an instruction session. It included a bunch of Likert scale questions like “How satisfied were you with ...

    bgoldberg - 05/29/2014 - 15:24 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Keeping Kids in Stitches

    By Beverly Goldberg Youngsters learn how to navigate a sewing machine courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library’s Lorain branch “Sew Lorain Kids” program. Debuting this past fall, the low-tech drop-in maker class has students producing finger puppets, lunc ...

    bgoldberg - 05/21/2014 - 15:53 - 2 comments - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Fired Up for Retirement

    What’s worse than new-roof leaks and dunning a trustee for overdues? By Will Manley Above all, every library director with a standard seven-member board of trustees knows one fact of life: the rule of four. It takes only four votes to get you fired. If yo ...

    bgoldberg - 04/21/2014 - 13:43 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Library Systems Report 2014

    Competition and strategic cooperation By Marshall Breeding The library technology industry saw sharp competition in 2013, with a wide range of products vying to fulfill ever-rising expectations. To better position themselves for this critical period durin ...

    PMOREHART - 05/15/2014 - 17:14 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Newsmaker: Judy Blume

    Famed author discusses censorship, procrastination, and her love of tweeting By Claire Bushey Judy Blume’s books have been favorites of children and teenagers for three decades. Her 25-plus titles include classics like Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret ...

    ssinharoy - 04/15/2014 - 09:50 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Emerging Leaders

    The Class of 2014 By Phil Morehart They’re the new faces greeting you at the reference desk, shelving books in the stacks, and experimenting with fresh ideas behind the scenes. These are the library world's rising stars, the generation that will move ...

    PMOREHART - 06/02/2014 - 14:55 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. An Egg-ceptional Exhibit Benefits Hurricane-Ravaged Library

    Easter eggs of every description, some 5,000 in all, are being exhibited as a fundraiser for Schoharie (N.Y.) Free Library every weekend in April through Easter Sunday. The Mildred Vrooman Easter Egg Exhibit in Schoharie includes elaborate egg-based scene ...

    bgoldberg - 04/14/2014 - 13:37 - American Libraries Magazine