For immediate release | July 12, 2010

Audio books, how to find a federal job, history of TV news and tips on becoming a chef featured on @ your library website

CHICAGO - Contributor Emma Walton Hamilton’s article on how audio books are hotter than ever and now is the time to ‘get caught’ listening is featured on this week. The website provides information and recommended resources that everyone can take advantage of at their local library. Librarians can use the content posted on the site.

Other new content includes: a piece on finding and applying for federal jobs by Amanda Davis, Partnership for Public Service; the History of TV News, part three, by Mark R. Gould; and tips on finding a job as a chef by Lindsey Compton. is the website for the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign —the Campaign for America’s Libraries, which highlights the value of libraries and librarians and connects people to the free resources at their local library.

Look for other features such as new book reviews from Booklist and Donna Seaman’s interview with author Jennifer Egan, plus much more.

Prepared by librarians and other experts, new articles are uploaded regularly with how-tos and tips for parents, job seekers, teenagers, kids and a variety of other subjects, including the arts and entertainment. Recommended resources are linked to the World Cat database, which provides a list of the nearest libraries where the recommended item can be accessed.

“We welcome you to browse the site to learn about all sorts of interesting topics, but most importantly we encourage you to visit your local library to find out how you can benefit from the knowledge of the librarians and the abundant resources available there,” Mark R.Gould, editor-in -chief of the @ your library web site.

Visitors to the site can sign up for a regular newsletter for updates on new content. Visitors can also follow developments on the site on Twitter, Facebook and on the @ your library blog.

The site is underwritten by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Disney Book Group.


Mark Gould