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  1. An Interview with Stan Lee

    The legendary comic book writer discusses the role of comic books in children’s literacy and what secret superpowers he possesses By Mariam Pera Over the past century, superheroes have ingrained themselves in society’s collective psyche and permeated pop ...

    ssinharoy - 05/20/2014 - 12:35 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. A Moment of Science

    Use a book discussion group to promote learning By Rene Tanner Libraries are places where people can continue their education. However, for a person studying alone, it is often easy to lose momentum. Starting a book discussion can be an excellent way to e ...

    MPERA - 05/19/2014 - 11:08 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. None of Your Beeswax

    Privacy matters, but why? By Joseph Janes This winter, I had the chance to explore an entirely new teaching experience, at least new to me. Along with my good friend Mike Eisenberg, I co-taught a large undergraduate course to 160 sophomores and juniors, m ...

    ssinharoy - 05/29/2014 - 15:10 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. A Novel Idea

    Librarians reimagine book clubs with the help of technology By Apryl Flynn Gilliss Libraries have long embraced the reading public and provided public forums for book discussion, long before talk-show host Oprah Winfrey renewed interest in book clubs in 1 ...

    ssinharoy - 05/29/2014 - 15:12 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Libraries Find Success in Crowdfunding

    By Megan Cottrell When the Northlake (Ill.) Public Library District wanted to grow its popular graphic novel collection and add a fun element to attract young adults, the staff decided to dream big—really big. As in 9-feet-tall-and-green kind of big. Staf ...

    ssinharoy - 05/29/2014 - 15:13 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Knowing What Readers Need

    Done right, Common Core teaches texts, not tests By Ernie Cox The era of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in American education carries both promise and peril. Pundits readily discuss varied perspectives about CCSS in everything from traditional journal ...

    bgoldberg - 05/29/2014 - 15:13 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Media in the Classroom

    Video comes of age by Julie A. Decesare In the past 10 years, the quantity of digitized or born-digital media, especially video, has skyrocketed. Librarians are constantly navigating this digital shift and helping their patrons find their way through it. ...

    geberhart - 05/13/2014 - 14:52 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Libraries Transforming Communities

    A project for ALA and all types of libraries By Keith Michael Fiels All around us, libraries are transforming as they adapt to broader changes in the communities they serve and the environment in which they now operate. In the process, librarians have dis ...

    LBORMAN - 05/29/2014 - 15:15 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

    Standing up for our values By Barbara K. Stripling If you have heard me speak this year, then you’ve heard me repeat this often-quoted saying: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” I thought every library worker already had that mindset, ...

    LBORMAN - 05/29/2014 - 15:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Patrons: Your New Partners in Collection Development

    By Suzanne M. Ward Librarians have always welcomed users’ suggestions for titles to add to the collection. When those titles meet the guidelines on subject matter, format, and price, librarians are happy to buy patron-suggested material. Some libraries ev ...

    bgoldberg - 05/29/2014 - 15:21 - American Libraries Magazine