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  1. OLOS Columns

    OLOS Columns Columns written by members of the Office of Literacy & Outreach Services, a division of the American Library Association. Outreach areas include:  Adult Literacy, Bookmobiles, Services to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People, Se ...

    HDAVIES - 10/31/2012 - 15:22 - Libraries Transform

  2. It Takes a Community to Create a Library

    It Takes a Community to Create a Library KENNETH WILLIMENT The four-year, four-city Working Together Project sent community development librarians into diverse neighborhoods across the country. Supported through funding agreements with Human Resources and ...

    HDAVIES - 10/31/2012 - 14:19 - Libraries Transform

  3. Storypanda: New iOS App for Kids to Create Their Own Interactive Stories

    Storypanda: New iOS App for Kids to Create Their Own Interactive Stories Storypanda’s first iOS app, Storypanda Books, is now out of beta and ready to help kids read, create and share their very own interactive stories.  The Silicon Valley backed startup ...

    HDAVIES - 01/10/2013 - 15:26 - Libraries Transform

  4. Going Green @your library

    Going Green @your library Environmentally friendly practices for libraries and beyond! ...

    HDAVIES - 11/05/2012 - 15:59 - Libraries Transform

  5. E-books and libraries: An economic perspective

    “ E-books and libraries: An economic perspective,” Stanley M. Besen and Sheila Nataraj Kirby. Prepared for the American Library Association (September 2012) The authors provide an economic analysis of the current environment in which libraries acquire ele ...

    NROSE - 10/12/2012 - 15:51 - Libraries Transform

  6. Brace Yourself: SLJ’s school library spending survey

    Brace Yourself: SLJ’s school library spending survey shows the hard times aren’t over, and better advocacy is needed March 1, 2012 Although digital books may be the rage, school libraries have been slow to join the party. About two-thirds of LMCs don’t ha ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:26 - Libraries Transform

  7. Free Library of Philadelphia Lawsuit Casts a Pall Over eReader Lending Programs Everywhere

    Free Library of Philadelphia Lawsuit Casts a Pall Over eReader Lending Programs Everywhere Four visually impaired Philly residents filed suit this week against the Free Library of Philadelphia. They allege that the Free Library’s new Nook lending program, ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 11:22 - Libraries Transform

  8. National Federation of the Blind Assists in Litigation Against Free Library of Philadelphia

    National Federation of the Blind Assists in Litigation Against Free Library of Philadelphia With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, four blind patrons of the Free Library of Philadelphia—Denice Brown, Karen Comorato, Patricia Greblosk ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:32 - Libraries Transform

  9. E-Books for Education? Not so Fast...

    E-Books for Education? Not so Fast... Much of the coverage of e-book products in recent months—especially Kindle Fire and products based on Apple’s new iBook platform—has focused on the potential of these products to revolutionize educational publishing. ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:38 - Libraries Transform

  10. Mainstream Access to E-Books--What Works, What Doesn’t, and What Is Still Unclear

    Mainstream Access to E-Books--What Works, What Doesn’t, and What Is Still Unclear E-books are an especially exciting development for print-disabled and blind readers because their properties make them ideal for finding alternative forms of access. When an ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:41 - Libraries Transform