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  1. Learners for a Lifetime

    Reflecting on a year of work and inspiration By Barbara K. Stripling A career in librarianship constantly challenges us to reimagine our roles and revitalize our knowledge to meet the evolving nature of the information environment and the changing needs o ...

    LBORMAN - 06/02/2014 - 13:59 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Don’t Let It Stay in Vegas

    By Laurie D. Borman June means the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, and this year we’re going to Las Vegas. The conference program is packed with speakers and programs, so flip to our preview to get the latest information on what’s happening. While y ...

    LBORMAN - 06/02/2014 - 12:38 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. A Taste of Las Vegas

    Where to eat on and off the Strip Laura Daily Buffets, 99-cent shrimp cocktails, and cigarette smoke-choked “gourmet rooms” once defined the Vegas culinary scene. The goal: Feed gamblers quickly so they can get back to the slot machines and roulette wheel ...

    PMOREHART - 06/02/2014 - 12:47 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. ALA Las Vegas Annual Conference & Exhibition

    Preview what Las Vegas offers attendees in 2014 By Mariam Pera It’s been more than 40 years since ALA held its annual conference in Vegas, and many things have changed since then. But the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, June 26–July 1, still br ...

    MPERA - 05/29/2014 - 12:44 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. MOOCs

    Two takes on how massive open online courses (MOOCs) may affect librarians and library services By Paul Signorelli and Amanda Hovious Point Paul Signorelli, Learning advocate and consultant, active MOOC participant Are MOOCs here to stay? Why? MOOCs do ap ...

    MPERA - 05/29/2014 - 15:03 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. More than Words

    Tips for effective instruction with screencasting By Meredith Farkas Five years ago, I wrote about the value of screencasting software—software that films the action on your computer’s desktop—to create instructional videos on how to use the library and i ...

    bgoldberg - 05/27/2014 - 16:17 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Library Passport Program Wins Miss California

    By Mariam Pera Miss California USA recently visited her local library. In preparation for the 2014 Miss USA pageant on June 8, Cassandra Kunze needed to renew her passport, and she did so at the passport office at the Civic Center branch of the Chula Vist ...

    MPERA - 05/28/2014 - 14:13 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  8. The Practical Librarian’s Guide to Collection Development

    Weeding and acquisition made easier By Abby Preschel Kalan After years of practicing adult collection development skills in a medium-sized suburban public library, I have discovered that specific “shortcut” rules have become second nature to me. I present ...

    bgoldberg - 05/29/2014 - 15:07 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Connecting Latinos with Libraries

    Experts recommend new strategies for reaching out to Latino patrons, and two public libraries prove these techniques work By Ellyn Ruhlmann Gloria Velez waited 13 years to immigrate to America from war-torn Colombia, where one-third of all residents live ...

    ssinharoy - 05/29/2014 - 15:07 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Businesslike Management

    By Karen Muller Anyone who has worked in nonprofit management for any length of time and participated in planning meetings has heard the exhortation, “We should be managed more like a business!” The following selections offer guidance to libraries who wan ...

    PMOREHART - 05/20/2014 - 17:20 - American Libraries Magazine