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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. “Innovative Booth for Libraries” at SXSW [Sponsored Content]

    KBANE's blog The Scoop Kim Massana, CEO – Innovative While I was in Indianapolis at PLA, Innovative’s Joe Murphy, Director, Library Futures, was in Austin, Texas at the well-known South by Southwest (SXSW) conference where emerging technology leaders ...

    KBANE - 04/16/2014 - 08:36 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Revealed

    admin's blog The Scoop ALA today announced six books as finalists for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published ...

    admin - 05/23/2013 - 09:45 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Kindergartners Go to College

    By Beverly Goldberg Kindergartners get a Sneetches  storytime at Fullerton College Library from Acquisitions Librarian Monique Delatte Starkey (left) and Library Assistant Betsy Murray. The children were among 1,800 who came to the campus’s 19th annual Ki ...

    bgoldberg - 07/11/2014 - 12:55 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Through Their Eyes

    Usability testing to create better user experiences By Meredith Farkas Whatever issues I may have had with an unnamed discovery tool as a librarian, I always believed that it was an easier tool for students to use than our OPAC. And then I met Steve (not ...

    bgoldberg - 07/07/2014 - 16:24 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. How to Make the Most of Your Library Career

    Overcoming workplace status quo By Katherine Farmer An excerpt from Mak​ing the Most of Your Library Career, edited by Lois Stickell and Bridgette Sanders (ALA Editions, 2014).   Making your mark Many thoughts percolated in my brain the day I started a ne ...

    CFRANCIS - 07/07/2014 - 16:04 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Beating the Odds: Building a Publishing "Maker" Culture

    Opportunities abound for libraries to connect with communities By Peter Brantley For ebooks, it seems, if all is not well, then it is better than it might have been. For the past few years, ebooks have taken an increasingly larger share of the book market ...

    MPERA - 06/24/2014 - 08:25 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Rolling the Dice

    Who are we, and who are we becoming? By Joseph Janes As I write this, I’m preparing for my annual trip with a couple of dear friends to Las Vegas. This is more nice meal/Cirque du Soleil than bottle service/strip show; we’re the dignified types—though one ...

    ssinharoy - 06/24/2014 - 10:14 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Through the Google Glass, Dimly

    As media ecosystems shift, how libraries respond will determine their survival By Roger E. Levien Young librarians beginning their careers this year will retire in 2054 from public libraries vastly different from the ones they enter. A continual storm of ...

    ssinharoy - 06/23/2014 - 16:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. The Myth of Busy Summers

    Youth librarians serve kids, parents, and advocates all year long By Linda W. Braun When library staff members serving youth tell me how much busier they are when school is out for the summer (and in preparing for students’ vacation time), it makes me a l ...

    bgoldberg - 06/23/2014 - 11:44 - 6 comments - American Libraries Magazine

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