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  • The Librarian Identity Crisis
    • Authors: George Eberhart
      Abstract: A total of 39,634 failed to vote on the question. Yet of those who did, a majority stated they wanted the executive director to be a librarian. The question is not so much about a skill set but about the relevance of our degree and our profession. It makes one wonder how important the library … Continue reading The Librarian Identity Crisis →The post The Librarian Identity Crisis appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Thu, 17 May 2018 19:17:42 +000
       
  • A Conversation with Author Merrilee Proffitt
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: What made you want to work on this book' I have been passionate about the links between Wikipedia and libraries for a long time. I have been editing Wikipedia pages since 2005 and deeply engaged with its community since 2012. Because of my day job, I could see so many possibilities for librarians to connect … Continue reading A Conversation with Author Merrilee Proffitt →The post A Conversation with Author Merrilee Proffitt appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 May 2018 15:32:26 +000
       
  • Finding Advocacy Allies
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract: In 2015, we—Virginia Beach City Public Schools Library Services Coordinator and Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) Executive Board Member Kelly Miller and Virginia Library Association (VLA) Executive Director Lisa R. Varga—met at a state social function. A few months later, the Virginia General Assembly introduced legislation threatening intellectual freedom. We decided to coordinate our … Continue reading Finding Advocacy Allies →The post Finding Advocacy Allies appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 04 May 2018 15:32:03 +000
       
  • Library Systems Report 2018
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: Academic libraries are looking beyond efficiencies in collection management or improvements in library-provided discovery services. Instead, they are addressing broader education needs by inserting relevant resources into platforms that support the curriculum and enhance their institutions’ research activities. Public libraries seek technologies that improve engagement with their communities. These libraries value reliable and feature-rich automation … Continue reading Library Systems Report 2018 →The post Library Systems Report 2018 appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2018 13:45:31 +000
       
  • 2018 Annual Conference Must-Dos
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: Use the Annual Conference Scheduler to start planning. Speakers who inspire ALA President Jim Neal welcomes Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, filmmaker, immigrant rights advocate, and CEO of Define American Jose Antonio Vargas as his President’s Program speaker (June 24). This year’s slate of Auditorium Speaker Session presenters includes presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin … Continue reading 2018 Annual Conference Must-Dos →The post 2018 Annual Conference Must-Dos appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2018 13:43:50 +000
       
  • Emerging Leaders 2018
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: Initiated in 1997 as a one-year program under former ALA President Mary R. Somerville and revived in 2006 under former ALA President Leslie Burger, Emerging Leaders recognizes the best and brightest new leaders in our profession. It’s open to librarians of any age who are new to the library profession and who have fewer than … Continue reading Emerging Leaders 2018 →The post Emerging Leaders 2018 appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2018 13:41:28 +000
       
  • Notable Dissertations 2018
    • Authors: Anne Ford
      Abstract: How were these dissertations selected' Each year I locate and read the many wonderful LIS dissertations out there via university digital archives and online databases. I select dissertations that have practical implications for libraries. Next I look for a variety of methodologies, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods approaches. Those most relevant to current issues and … Continue reading Notable Dissertations 2018 →The post Notable Dissertations 2018 appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2018 13:39:41 +000
       
  • Bringing Wikipedia into the Library
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: Wikipedia contributors and librarians share similar skills: an understanding of quality research materials, an interest in effective citation and attribution, and clear public communication. Wikipedia’s “sum of all human knowledge” mission also aligns with the service-focused goals of librarianship, where patron access to public knowledge drives both activities. A difference between the two communities is … Continue reading Bringing Wikipedia into the Library →The post Bringing Wikipedia into the Library appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2018 13:38:32 +000
       
  • By the Numbers: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: 39 Years ago that Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week was first observed. In 1990, the week was expanded to the month of May. 1980 Year that the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association was founded. The group formally became affiliated with the American Library Association (ALA) in 1982. 45th Anniversary that the Chinese American Librarians Association celebrated this … Continue reading By the Numbers: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month →The post By the Numbers: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2018 13:37:23 +000
       
  • Newsmaker: Junot Díaz
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: Islandborn is your first book for kids. What was its inspiration' There were multiple inspirations. A lot of it was being a writer with godchildren, nephews, and nieces always saying, “Hey, will you write us a story'” And knowing that I should write them a story, because when I was growing up a kid of … Continue reading Newsmaker: Junot Díaz →The post Newsmaker: Junot Díaz appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2018 13:37:12 +000
       
 
 
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