For immediate release | July 20, 2010

Interview with noted Nigerian-born author and poet, audio books, finding a federal job and family movie night featured on @ your library website

CHICAGO - Donna Seaman’s interview with Nigerian-born author and poet Chris Abani is featured on this week. The website provides information and recommended resources that everyone can take advantage of at their local library.

Other new content includes Emma Walton Hamilton’s article on how audio books are hotter than ever and now is the time to ‘get caught’ listening; a piece on finding and applying for federal jobs by Amanda Davis, Partnership for Public Service; tips on getting your family together for a summer movie night; and the "History of TV News, Part Four—the Kennedy Assassination." 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 additional features on the site such as new book reviews from Booklist and video interviews with authors and newsmakers.

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. Each article contains a bibliography and resources consumers can use. Resources are linked to the WorldCat database, which provides a list of the nearest libraries where the recommended item can be accessed.

“The wide range of articles on the site connect you with the resources at your library. We encourage you to visit your local library to find out how you can benefit from the abundant resources there and the knowledge of the librarians, who can quickly and accurately help you find the answers to your questions,” said Mark R.Gould, editor-in -chief of the @ your library website.

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