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American Libraries
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ISSN (Print) 0002-9769
Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • Advancing Digital Equity
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract: Larra Clark, deputy director of PLA and the American Library Association’s Public Policy and Advocacy Office, moderated the event, joined by Betsy Fowler, director of Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Library; Misty Hawkins, director of Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System; and Julie Walker, state librarian for the Georgia Public Library Service. As nearly every aspect of … Continue reading Advancing Digital Equity →The post Advancing Digital Equity appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:17:45 +000
       
  • International Innovators
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: The Presidential Citations began as an initiative of former ALA President Loriene Roy (2007–2008). Presented by the International Relations Round Table, the awards recognize exemplary services and projects that draw attention to the potential for library services to create positive change, demonstrate sustainability, and provide a model for others. The winners are: Fran Galovic´ Public … Continue reading International Innovators →The post International Innovators appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:15:13 +000
       
  • Bringing Books to the Desert
    • Authors: Sallyann Price
      Abstract: Among the camp’s adult population, literacy is low: 79% of its residents are from the agricultural region of Dara’a in southern Syria, where people are typically less educated than in a metropolis like Damascus. Before the Syrian civil war, Syrian schools and universities were considered among the best in the Arab world. Resourcefulness and creativity … Continue reading Bringing Books to the Desert →The post Bringing Books to the Desert appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:14:42 +000
       
  • Responding to a Threat
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: Take the Cologne Archives in Germany, for example. The archives building was constructed in 1971 to hold myriad materials, some of which date to 922 AD. The building was located in downtown Cologne next to a tunnel that was being excavated for a subway line. On March 3, 2009, construction workers noticed large cracks appearing in … Continue reading Responding to a Threat →The post Responding to a Threat appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:13:48 +000
       
  • Newsmaker: Yaa Gyasi
    • Authors: Sallyann Price
      Abstract: One of the central themes of Transcendent Kingdom is the tension between science and faith. How did you approach the science aspect' It was really fun for me to do something so outside of my comfort zone. Talking to scientists, many of them conceptualized their work as a series of questions, as trying to get … Continue reading Newsmaker: Yaa Gyasi →The post Newsmaker: Yaa Gyasi appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:12:07 +000
       
  • Bookend: The New Normal
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: Some of our favorite examples of libraries meeting this challenge in creative ways, clockwise from top left: Michelle L. Johnson, cataloging technician at Grand Rapids (Minn.) Area Library, passes books through a drive-through window. The library averaged 50 pickups per day following the expiration of state stay-at-home orders May 18. Delray Beach (Fla.) Public Library … Continue reading Bookend: The New Normal →The post Bookend: The New Normal appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:10:36 +000
       
  • Arts Online
    • Authors: Carrie Smith
      Abstract: Infobase Infobase is one of the largest providers of streaming services to libraries. Its Films on Demand service provides more than 42,000 streaming videos to academic libraries on a variety of subjects. Each video is divided into searchable segments, and users can create and bookmark their own segments. Downloadable and searchable transcripts accompany each video, … Continue reading Arts Online →The post Arts Online appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:04:00 +000
       
  • Let Our Legacy Be Justice
    • Authors: Sanhita SinhaRoy
      Abstract: Just as there was an outcry across the field to keep our staff and communities safe and protected from COVID-19, so too are we obligated to decry racism. As library and information workers, our resistance in both fights requires resilience. The future of libraries rests on building institutions and developing leaders who will promote racial … Continue reading Let Our Legacy Be Justice →The post Let Our Legacy Be Justice appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:02:41 +000
       
  • Black Lives Matter
    • Authors: Sanhita SinhaRoy
      Abstract: These events spurred singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye to record “What’s Going On” 50 years ago. As I assume leadership of ALA, we are confronting an unprecedented global pandemic, the likes of which has not been seen since 1918; an economic collapse, including the highest unemployment rates since the Great Depression; unjust police killings of unarmed Black … Continue reading Black Lives Matter →The post Black Lives Matter appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:00:20 +000
       
  • Do Online Storytimes Violate Copyright'
    • Authors: Sallyann Price
      Abstract: Our online column Letters of the Law explores a wide range of legal issues that arise in libraries, with the help of a pair of leading authorities: Mary Minow, a librarian who became a lawyer, and Tomas A. Lipinski, a lawyer who became a librarian. Together they have authored four books on the subject, including … Continue reading Do Online Storytimes Violate Copyright' →The post Do Online Storytimes Violate Copyright' appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 13:39:45 +000
       
 
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