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American Libraries
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ISSN (Print) 0002-9769
Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • The Value of School Librarians
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract: Library advocates across the US are fighting to prove that every student is better off with a trained librarian in their school, but budget cuts are threatening school librarian positions across most of the country. Several states in the Southeast are facing a different crisis, however—a shortage of qualified school librarians to fill empty positions. … Continue reading The Value of School Librarians →The post The Value of School Librarians appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:16:53 +000
       
  • 2019 Midwinter Preview
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: Featured speakers Opening Session Friday, January 25, 4–5:15 p.m. Philanthropist Melinda Gates, cofounder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has dedicated her life to transforming the health and prosperity of families, communities, and societies. Core to her work is the empowerment of women and girls. Gates is the author of the forthcoming The Moment … Continue reading 2019 Midwinter Preview →The post 2019 Midwinter Preview appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:45:35 +000
       
  • Emerald City Eats
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: Then, like the tech industry that refueled Seattle’s ailing aerospace economy, the food scene exploded. Cooking became an art, and the materials needed to create that art were close at hand—right at the famous Pike Place Market. The “buy fresh, eat local” philosophy, which places a premium on sustainable fishing and organic farming practices, now … Continue reading Emerald City Eats →The post Emerald City Eats appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:43:42 +000
       
  • 2018 Year in Review
    • Authors: Anne Ford
      Abstract: Michelle Obama at Annual At the Annual Conference of the American Library Association (ALA) in New Orleans, former First Lady Michelle Obama and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden conversed before an overflow crowd of 8,000. Obama spoke about her family, her career, and writing her memoir—and about getting her first library card at age 4. … Continue reading 2018 Year in Review →The post 2018 Year in Review appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:41:03 +000
       
  • Other Duties as Assigned
    • Authors: Anne Ford
      Abstract: American Libraries asked seven librarians—public, academic, and school; urban and rural—their thoughts about the many directions in which their profession finds itself pulled. “At the end of the day, somebody is dying.” Chera Kowalski Assistant to the Chief of Staff Free Library of Philadelphia Chera Kowalski has received national media attention for her administration of … Continue reading Other Duties as Assigned →The post Other Duties as Assigned appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:36:34 +000
       
  • The State of Net Neutrality
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract: More than 35 states have introduced legislation to protect net neutrality, although only four (California, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington) have passed laws. Several governors have also issued executive orders related to net neutrality. The details of state net neutrality actions vary significantly, but common provisions are: prohibiting all internet service providers (ISPs) in a state … Continue reading The State of Net Neutrality →The post The State of Net Neutrality appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:35:31 +000
       
  • Bookend: The Show Must Go On
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: “I hadn’t realized this kind of work was possible,” she says. “Every opera company has a person called a librarian, but they’re usually an orchestra librarian”—typically a music preparation specialist with ensemble experience who doesn’t, like Cabaniss, hold an MLIS. Hired in 2014 as the company’s first information professional, Cabaniss makes sure the artistic, music, … Continue reading Bookend: The Show Must Go On →The post Bookend: The Show Must Go On appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:30:38 +000
       
  • By the Numbers: Literary Seattle
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: 6 Number of years since the American Library Association last held its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in the Emerald City. 85 Number of years that the Blue Moon Tavern—an iconic bar in Seattle’s University District—has been in operation. The watering hole was reputedly popular among poets Allen Ginsberg, Carolyn Kizer, Theodore Roethke, and Dylan Thomas. … Continue reading By the Numbers: Literary Seattle →The post By the Numbers: Literary Seattle appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:29:05 +000
       
  • Show Us Your Beautiful New Library
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: We are looking for shining examples of innovative library architecture that address patrons’ needs in unique, interesting, and effective ways. Previous submissions have ranged from stunning restorations of historic Carnegie buildings to vacant structures that have been repurposed into libraries to high-tech facilities with audio and video production studios. If your library is on the … Continue reading Show Us Your Beautiful New Library →The post Show Us Your Beautiful New Library appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:24:49 +000
       
  • The Making of a Microcredential
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: In the last two years, Penn State University Libraries has seen rapid adoption of its information literacy microcredentials among students. Microcredentials—transferable forms of metadata-encoded, performance-based educational credits—are not new; they started gaining traction in academic libraries around 2012. What is different at Penn State is that to help manage the sudden volume of badge submissions, … Continue reading The Making of a Microcredential →The post The Making of a Microcredential appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:24:30 +000
       
 
 
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