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  1. Book Groups

    karenmuller's blog Q. A new resident inquired whether our library had any book clubs.  The library in the town she moved from supports several and she had found hers to be a congenial way to explore books and reading.  What's involved in startin ...

    karenmuller - 07/30/2013 - 15:21 - Professional Tools

  2. Value of Old Books

    karenmuller's blog Q.   One of our regular library visitors is clearing the attic of the family home now that her parents are deceased.  Where can I direct her to learn more about the value of these books? A. This has been very frequently asked quest ...

    karenmuller - 07/30/2013 - 15:21 - Professional Tools

  3. Oldest University Library

    RGERBER's blog Question: What is the oldest university library? Answer:  According to the Library World Records by Godfrey Oswald, the earliest university library was probably the Buddhist Takshila (Takshashila or Taxila) University, established arou ...

    RGERBER - 07/30/2013 - 15:21 - Professional Tools

  4. Moving a Library

    karenmuller's blog Question:  My library will be moving into a new building next year. The building design work is completed, and construction underway, but we haven’t begun to discuss how we will accomplish the move of our collections. Does ALA have ...

    karenmuller - 07/30/2013 - 15:21 - Professional Tools

  5. Electronic Collection Development

    RGERBER's blog Question:   Is there a collection development policy would address the shift from print to electronic materials, the selection criteria for such materials, and what kind of reference materials should be preferably purchased in electron ...

    RGERBER - 07/30/2013 - 15:22 - Professional Tools

  6. First Library Bill of Rights?

    karenmuller's blog Q. When did ALA first adopt the Library Bill of Rights? A. The first Library Bill of Rights was approved by the ALA Council at its meeting on June 19, 1939, during the Annual Conference in San Francisco.  It was modeled on a simila ...

    karenmuller - 07/30/2013 - 15:21 - Professional Tools

  7. LGBT-friendly Children's Material

    karenmuller's blog Q.   We are beginning an outreach program to address issues of gender in the pre K-3 grade classroom.   We are looking for material for early readers that is particularly adept at portraying non-stereotypical gender roles and that ...

    karenmuller - 07/30/2013 - 15:21 - Professional Tools

  8. Competency Standards for Librarians

    karenmuller's blog Question:  Where can I find the competency standards for librarians? Answer:  ALA has published a list of the Core Competences of Librarianship that "define the knowledge to be possessed by all persons graduating from  ALA-acc ...

    karenmuller - 07/30/2013 - 15:22 - Professional Tools

  9. IT Security Practices

    karenmuller's blog Question: My library is looking to develop an IT security policy. Does ALA have a policy in place that we could review? Answer: ALA does not have a policy for you to review, however I can point you to some resources that may help y ...

    karenmuller - 07/30/2013 - 15:22 - Professional Tools