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  1. LAUSD Doubts that Seasoned Teacher-Librarians Can Teach

    By Beverly Goldberg “There’s no better use of limited funds than paying attorneys to harass educators who’ve devoted their lives to helping our children,” Bennett Tramer of Santa Monica, California, said in a letter published May 17 in the Los Angeles Tim ...

    admin - 04/25/2013 - 10:48 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Intellectual Freedom: A Core Tenet

    By Karen Muller For 75 years, since ALA Council first adopted the Library Bill of Rights in 1939, challenging censorship has been a core tenet of librarianship. The essays in the 2014 edition of Banned Books: Challenging our Freedom to Read, by Robert P. ...

    PMOREHART - 09/15/2014 - 12:42 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Advocate. Today.

    One hour a day makes a difference Courtney L. Young The first few months of my tenure as president of ALA have been amazingly full and rewarding. At once exhilarating, educational, and sometimes exhausting, this time has reinforced one of my own longest a ...

    LBORMAN - 09/12/2014 - 14:53 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me?

    A dozen things no one tells you about library building projects By Tim Schlak In August 2013, Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, completed a large building project: a $14 million, 58,000-square-foot learning commons. I was library director at the ...

    PMOREHART - 09/10/2014 - 17:26 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. 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 Tehran ...

    PMOREHART - 09/09/2014 - 17:53 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Long Nights Build Library Use

    Greg Landgraf The idea of an all-nighter might not hold much appeal past a certain age. Many librarians, however, are using all-nighters to build an enthusiastic audience of student users through the Long Night Against Procrastination. One student at Croz ...

    LBORMAN - 09/09/2014 - 16:30 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. The 2014 Library Design Showcase

    By Phil Morehart Welcome to the 2014 Library Design Showcase, our annual celebration of new and newly renovated libraries. These libraries are shining examples of innovative architecture that address user needs in unique, interesting, and effective ways. ...

    PMOREHART - 09/03/2014 - 15:13 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Eyeing the New Diversity

    An emerging paradigm for recruitment and retention By Alexia Hudson-Ward Workplace diversity management in our field has primarily focused on increasing the number of underrepresented populations among our ranks. Yet, an emerging paradigm shift that eleva ...

    bgoldberg - 08/18/2014 - 16:14 - American Libraries Magazine

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