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  1. One Product, Many Users

    Finding the widest user experience By John G. Dove Terry Winograd, professor of computer science at Stanford University, is one of the top leaders in human-computer interaction. For a dozen years, he has collaborated with the Hasso Plattner Institute of D ...

    geberhart - 03/11/2014 - 17:24 - 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. Creating a Participatory ALA

    By Barbara K. Stripling ALA is in the process of reimagining itself. We have engaged in conversations with members, Council, the Executive Board, and division leadership to understand what we, as a profession, want from our Association. In a nutshell, we ...

    LBORMAN - 03/03/2014 - 11:22 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Emerging Leaders Poised for Action at Midwinter

    By Laurie D. Borman Whether you braved the weather for the 2014 Midwinter Meeting or not, we’ve got you covered in the March/April issue of American Libraries. Our wrapup gives you the highlights, with links to interview videos that help bring the meeting ...

    LBORMAN - 03/03/2014 - 11:00 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. 2013 Year in Review

    AL editors recap industry highlights from 2013 By the editors of American Libraries Ebooks and Publishers The breadth of ebook titles grew with Hachette opening its ebook catalog to libraries and the other Big 5 expanding the availability of pilot program ...

    ssinharoy - 12/15/2014 - 15:29 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Detroit Public Library Provides Food to Fight Child Hunger

    By Megan Cottrell When Patrice Merritt was asked the number one challenge Detroit Public Library (DPL) faced with its summer reading program, she didn’t hesitate with her answer: hunger. “Our kids come to our library branches starving,” says Merritt, exec ...

    ssinharoy - 02/26/2014 - 11:59 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. 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

  8. A Country of Hope and Promise

    Library development equals investing in people and the quality of their lives in the Dominican Republic By Leonard Kniffel Cafés, bars, souvenir vendors, and street artists line the narrow and densely populated promenades in the old colonial center of San ...

    ssinharoy - 02/18/2014 - 10:43 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Treasure or Trash Heap?

    Weeding is not for the faint of heart By Will Manley A couple of years ago I was giving a keynote presentation at a state library conference in the Upper Midwest when a librarian came up to me with a copy of my first book, Snowballs in the Bookdrop,  publ ...

    bgoldberg - 02/18/2014 - 10:06 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. 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