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  1. Leading from All Sides

    What makes an effective leader? Sometimes it’s not what you think By Joseph Janes I’m in a meeting as I write this. (It happens; don’t tell anybody I work with, okay?) Don’t get the wrong idea … all of our meetings are vital and gripping, and everybody lo ...

    ssinharoy - 04/08/2014 - 09:26 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Public Libraries to Take Center Stage in Financial Literacy

    CFPB announces new Community Education Pilot Project by George M. Eberhart The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced a new partnership with public libraries to help them become a trusted source for unbiased financial education infor ...

    geberhart - 04/09/2014 - 12:49 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Reading Wildly

    One library staff's journey toward excellent readers’ advisory By Abby Johnson Can you provide excellent readers’ advisory without reading widely yourself? This question, posed to my Twitter followers   (whose replies shared a refrain of “No way”), l ...

    bgoldberg - 03/31/2014 - 09:50 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. ALA Leadership Institute Participants Continue to Benefit

    Laurie D. Borman Last August, 40 librarians gathered at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, Illinois, to participate in the first ALA Leadership Institute. Facilitated by ALA past-president Maureen Sullivan and Association of College and Research Libr ...

    LBORMAN - 04/15/2014 - 09:45 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Melvil Dewey, Compulsive Innovator

    The decimal obsessions of an information organizer By Joshua Kendall While most Americans know very little about ALA founder Melvil Dewey (1851–1931), nearly all are familiar with his signature achievement, the Dewey Decimal Classification system, which t ...

    geberhart - 03/24/2014 - 15:09 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Library: The Most Beautiful Word?

    A language wonk weighs in By Arthur Plotnik You might have missed it, but a passage in author Christopher Hitchens’s 2010 memoir, Hitch-22, triggered a happy buzz among library bloggers at the time, and it can still judder the heart of library lovers. The ...

    geberhart - 03/24/2014 - 14:33 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Newsmaker: Ishmael Beah

    After serving as a child soldier in Sierra Leone’s civil war, Ishmael Beah struggled to find hope that he could regain his humanity. His first book, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, chronicles this experience and has led to his work in human rig ...

    MPERA - 12/30/2014 - 10:20 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. The More We Change

    Information and libraries By Karen Muller Libraries have always been evolving, changing, reinventing. One of the American Library Association’s (ALA) current strategic goals is “Transforming Libraries”—a multipronged set of initiatives that will enable us ...

    PMOREHART - 03/18/2014 - 14:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Meet the 2014 Candidates for ALA President

    Two candidates unveil their campaign statements and appeal to ALA members for their vote Maggie Farrell maggiefarrell.com As I neared completion of my library science degree, a professor of mine, Ed Miller, encouraged my class to join the American Library ...

    bgoldberg - 03/17/2014 - 13:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. 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