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American Libraries
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ISSN (Print) 0002-9769
Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • Newsmaker: Sonia Sotomayor
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: Now she’s brought those stories to younger readers with two new books: The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor (Delacorte Press, September), for middle graders; and the picture book Turning Pages: My Life Story (Philomel, September). American Libraries spoke with Justice Sotomayor while she traveled to an appearance at Chicago Public Library. I understand that you … Continue reading Newsmaker: Sonia Sotomayor →The post Newsmaker: Sonia Sotomayor appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:41:37 +000
       
  • Newsmaker: Eric Klinenberg
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract: Klinenberg spoke with American Libraries about his lifelong love of libraries and the inadvertent lessons learned from Amazon stores. Your book opens with a discussion of the 1995 Chicago heat wave, which killed more than 700 people in just a few days. Why did you decide to start there' Eric Klinenberg: It was the first … Continue reading Newsmaker: Eric Klinenberg →The post Newsmaker: Eric Klinenberg appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 14:21:48 +000
       
  • By the Numbers: Banned Books Week
    • Authors: Jordan Sarti
      Abstract: This year’s Banned Books Week is September 23–29. 416 Number of books banned or challenged in 2017, according to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF). 100,000 Number of copies that Angie Thomas’s young adult novel, The Hate U Give, printed in its first month. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoree, about … Continue reading By the Numbers: Banned Books Week →The post By the Numbers: Banned Books Week appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:17:28 +000
       
  • 2018 Library Design Showcase
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract:  The post 2018 Library Design Showcase appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 14:00:14 +000
       
  • 2018 ALA/AIA Library Building Awards
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: The post 2018 ALA/AIA Library Building Awards appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:59:32 +000
       
  • 2018 ALA Award Winners
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract:   Clara Chu BETA PHI MU AWARD Chu’s work is notable for extending beyond the classroom, most recently in support of Southeast Asian refugees. Letters in support of her nomination noted her encouragement, intellectual scope, and the care she takes with her students. Her multilingual contributions to the field include more than 40 articles and … Continue reading 2018 ALA Award Winners →The post 2018 ALA Award Winners appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:41:34 +000
       
  • Repurpose with a Purpose
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: When possible conversions loom on the horizon, libraries must be prepared. In all conversion situations, one of the major problems involves the building shaping the library rather than the library shaping the building. Many spaces may lack the basic functional needs of libraries, such as ceilings high enough for reflected uplighting, sufficient power supplies, workable … Continue reading Repurpose with a Purpose →The post Repurpose with a Purpose appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:38:50 +000
       
  • Design on the Cheap
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: Start with what you have The first step in any design project, big or small, is intense self-reflection. Brian Lee, architect and design partner at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, has designed libraries around the world, including the award-winning Chinatown branch of Chicago Public Library (CPL), which opened in 2015. He stresses the importance of research … Continue reading Design on the Cheap →The post Design on the Cheap appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:34:02 +000
       
  • A Movable Feast
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: “The city of Camden has only one grocery store, and most city residents rely on small stores and bodegas for food,” says Devlin. “These stores have a more limited supply of healthy food, which limits meal planning.” Inspired by a visit to the nearby Culinary Literacy Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Devlin decided … Continue reading A Movable Feast →The post A Movable Feast appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:25:59 +000
       
  • Newsmaker: Susan Orlean
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract: In the book you write, “Sometimes it’s harder to notice a place you think you know well…. I had to force myself to look harder and try to see beyond the concept of library that was so latent in my brain.” What is the most surprising thing that you learned about libraries or librarians while … Continue reading Newsmaker: Susan Orlean →The post Newsmaker: Susan Orlean appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:24:34 +000
       
 
 
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