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American Libraries
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ISSN (Print) 0002-9769
Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • Pounce into the Spotlight with a Library Introduction Video
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract: There was only one problem: We had never created a library video before. The process was as much an introduction to video making for us as the finished product was an introduction to the library for our students. Assembling the cast and crew As with any Hollywood blockbuster, a team had to be assembled to … Continue reading Pounce into the Spotlight with a Library Introduction Video →The post Pounce into the Spotlight with a Library Introduction Video appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 15:19:00 +000
       
  • A Conversation with Author Cindy Mediavilla
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract: What made you want to write this book' ALA Editions published the first version of the book, Creating the Full-Service Homework Center in Your Library, in 2001 after I went around the country researching public library homework centers—something that no one had done before. I thought once the original book came out, nobody would ever … Continue reading A Conversation with Author Cindy Mediavilla →The post A Conversation with Author Cindy Mediavilla appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:44:37 +000
       
  • 2018 Annual Wrap-Up
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: Among the many big-name speakers in the Big Easy was former First Lady Michelle Obama, who opened the conference with an inspiring talk about work ethic, raising children, being a woman, striving for work/life balance, and the importance of remembering one another’s humanity. “I know that there are so many people in this country, in … Continue reading 2018 Annual Wrap-Up →The post 2018 Annual Wrap-Up appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:15:19 +000
       
  • Tech in the Exhibit Hall
    • Authors: George Eberhart
      Abstract: The conference brought together more than 750 companies and organizations in the world’s largest exhibition of library-oriented technology. This roundup describes a few of the products that caught my eye. It’s not a comprehensive report; there were just too many interesting items on hand to write about them all. Seeking synergies ProQuest is a good … Continue reading Tech in the Exhibit Hall →The post Tech in the Exhibit Hall appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:13:20 +000
       
  • Staffing Your Homework-Help Center
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: The challenge comes in maintaining a paid or volunteer workforce large enough to provide sufficient assistance to the multitude of students who use the library every day after school. Most libraries cannot afford to hire the number of part-time employees needed to provide necessary homework help. Nor are they prepared to recruit and train a … Continue reading Staffing Your Homework-Help Center →The post Staffing Your Homework-Help Center appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:11:11 +000
       
  • Newsmaker: Viola Davis
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: What was the inspiration for Corduroy Takes a Bow' Was Corduroy an iconic character for you growing up' He was an iconic character for me, but more so for my daughter Genesis. I would read to her every single night, and that was the book that stuck. I had to read it over and over … Continue reading Newsmaker: Viola Davis →The post Newsmaker: Viola Davis appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:08:33 +000
       
  • Libraries = Strong Communities
    • Authors: Sanhita SinhaRoy
      Abstract: Change takes commitment, courage, and effort. By collaborating, we can take action to ensure that libraries receive the support needed to continue serving communities at academic, public, school, special, and all other types of libraries. The voices of our big ALA team of more than 58,000 members and advocates from across the globe make us … Continue reading Libraries = Strong Communities →The post Libraries = Strong Communities appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:06:18 +000
       
  • 2018 Presidential Citations
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, Canada La Biblioteca Móvil, Guatemala Suzhou Library, China Inner Mongolia Library, China The recipients were selected by a team of IRRT members in consultation with then–ALA President Jim Neal, who recognized them at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans during the IRRT International Librarians Reception … Continue reading 2018 Presidential Citations →The post 2018 Presidential Citations appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:05:59 +000
       
  • Building Bridges to the East
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: Hickok is international outreach librarian at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). His initial role at the library was providing outreach and instruction to CSUF’s international student population. That led to an “aha” moment. “I realized for me to truly understand international students’ library experiences, I needed to see the libraries in their countries,” he says. … Continue reading Building Bridges to the East →The post Building Bridges to the East appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:03:18 +000
       
  • On the Road Again
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: The program offers daylong, immersive workshops in a variety of disciplines that can be brought to institutions around the world upon request. Led by experts in the field, these traveling workshops help academic librarians learn new skills and strengthen existing competencies to tackle the greatest issues facing the profession today. The program reaches hundreds of … Continue reading On the Road Again →The post On the Road Again appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:01:04 +000
       
 
 
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