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  1. Tracking Ebola in Liberia

    By Greg Landgraf The outbreak of Ebola in western Africa poses a serious threat to health in the region. Governments of the affected countries, as well as organizations such as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi ...

    MPERA - 10/03/2014 - 15:52 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. High Tech, High Touch

    The personal touch in a digital world By Meredith Farkas We know that many of our patrons never visit the library and are content using our digital services. Many also don’t ask librarians for help with their research or reading choices. We focus on creat ...

    bgoldberg - 10/13/2014 - 13:36 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. How Libraries Help Kids Stand Up to Bullying

    By Beverly Goldberg Several years ago, a teenage girl approached Kara Watson, librarian at the Carrboro (N.C.) High School for help: Some of her fellow students had added inappropriate remarks to the girl’s unsecured Facebook account during study hall. Wa ...

    bgoldberg - 10/01/2014 - 15:06 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Newsmaker: Marjane Satrapi

    By Phil Morehart Marjane Satrapi is the author of the acclaimed graphic novel Persepolis and director of the film adaptation, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2008. The novel— banned at a Chicago high school in 2013—follows her life as a child in Tehra ...

    PMOREHART - 12/30/2014 - 10:22 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Winning the Space Race

    Expanding collections and services with shared depositories By Lizanne Payne Academic libraries face immutable space problems. On most campuses, library shelf space is finite and even shrinking. Gone are the days when a proactive library director could ar ...

    bgoldberg - 09/25/2014 - 16:02 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Storytime Underground

    A peer-friendly space where youth specialists share practical tips By Abby Johnson Storytime Underground, an informal idea-sharing website where youth librarians can learn from each other, started with Guerrilla Storytime—gatherings of children’s libraria ...

    bgoldberg - 09/22/2014 - 13:22 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Travel Grants for San Francisco

    A selection of grants available for #alaac15 By Mariam Pera Below is an abbreviated list of ALA grants that provide funding assistance to librarians traveling to the 2015 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. Some require ALA and/or divis ...

    MPERA - 09/19/2014 - 11:22 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. The Way I See It

    The importance of the Schneider Family Book Award By Kody Keplinger I was born with  Leber’s  Congenital  Amaurosis, a disorder that causes legal blindness. To some my experience is hard to imagine, but to me, this is normal. I was raised by parents who t ...

    MPERA - 09/15/2014 - 13:30 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. The Case for 3D Printing

    A 3D printer can benefit the library as well as patrons by Jason Griffey When I talk to librarians about 3D printing, the most common question I hear—after the question about printing a gun—is “Why provide this service?” Of the many answers, the most stra ...

    geberhart - 09/16/2014 - 17:12 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Honoring Excellence and Leadership in the Library Profession

    2014 ALA Award Winners By Mariam Pera Each year, the American Library Association (ALA) recognizes the achievements of more than 200 individuals and institutions with various awards. This selection represents only a portion of those honored in 2014 but wh ...

    MPERA - 09/15/2014 - 13:12 - American Libraries Magazine