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American Libraries
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ISSN (Print) 0002-9769
Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • Keep Library Workers Safe
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: In the wake of Amber’s murder, I have come to seriously reassess my own role as a public library employee. This month’s release of Emilio Estevez’s film The Public has led me to share my story—and Amber’s—with others in the profession. Amber was a fierce advocate for literacy and the underserved. Her entire professional life, … Continue reading Keep Library Workers Safe →The post Keep Library Workers Safe appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:13:37 +000
       
  • Newsmaker: Dav Pilkey
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract: Pilkey struggled with dyslexia and ADHD as a child. But being encouraged by his mother to read whatever he liked—”it didn’t matter if it was a magazine, or a comic book, or a bunch of Snoopy cartoons, or the Guinness Book of World Records,” he says—changed his life. He started drawing his Captain Underpants character … Continue reading Newsmaker: Dav Pilkey →The post Newsmaker: Dav Pilkey appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:58:31 +000
       
  • National Library Workers Day 2019
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract: April 9 is National Library Workers Day, a day to recognize the hard work, dedication, and expertise of library support staff and librarians. To celebrate library workers, the American Library Association–Allied Professional Association (ALA–APA) asked patrons to nominate stellar library workers from their libraries. Below are some of the nominations included in the Galaxy of Stars on … Continue reading National Library Workers Day 2019 →The post National Library Workers Day 2019 appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 09 Apr 2019 15:11:33 +000
       
  • Blockchain Reaction
    • Authors: Carrie Smith
      Abstract: That year, Alman, a lecturer at SJSU, and Hirsh secured an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to facilitate a national conversation on blockchain’s potential in libraries. By the time they hosted a national forum in summer 2018, cryptocurrency markets had soared and then tumbled, and the news had shifted to “crypto winter.” But … Continue reading Blockchain Reaction →The post Blockchain Reaction appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:45:56 +000
       
  • Tech Trends
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract: American Libraries spoke with three library tech leaders—panelists from the Library and Information Technology Association’s Top Tech Trends panel at the 2019 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits—about what apps, devices, software, and best practices their libraries have implemented and how others can, too. Explore immersive technologies Libraries haven’t fully explored the potential of virtual reality (VR), … Continue reading Tech Trends →The post Tech Trends appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:42:23 +000
       
  • A New Digital Strategy for America’s Library
    • Authors: George Eberhart
      Abstract: “What you’re doing in helping us transcribe these letters is bringing to life the letters and the thoughts of people from decades and centuries ago,” Hayden said at the event. Letters to Lincoln is just one of the many projects launched or under development as part of LC’s new five-year digital strategy announced October 1. … Continue reading A New Digital Strategy for America’s Library →The post A New Digital Strategy for America’s Library appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:40:48 +000
       
  • Copyright for Creators
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: In 2017 we started the “Copyright for Creators” series aimed at graduate and undergraduate students and faculty in arts disciplines, as well as creators throughout the university, such as web designers and communicators. Like most VCU Libraries events, this series was free and open to the public, and the topics covered were relevant to this … Continue reading Copyright for Creators →The post Copyright for Creators appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:40:29 +000
       
  • Newsmaker: Melinda Gates
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: Gates spoke with American Libraries at the 2019 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits—where it was revealed that she would serve as this year’s honorary chair of National Library Week. The Moment of Lift is about lifting up women and girls. What do you mean by lift, and why is it so important' I … Continue reading Newsmaker: Melinda Gates →The post Newsmaker: Melinda Gates appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:39:28 +000
       
  • By the Numbers: Money Smart Week
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: 1,000 Approximate number of libraries that participated in Money Smart Week activities in 2018. This year it will be observed March 30–April 6 and will include thousands of free programs and events across the country to help educate consumers on how to better manage their personal finances. 141,740 Number of people who attended Money Smart … Continue reading By the Numbers: Money Smart Week →The post By the Numbers: Money Smart Week appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:37:39 +000
       
  • Libations in the Library
    • Authors: Anne Ford
      Abstract: The idea of alcohol at a library-sponsored event may strike some as unusual. But supporters say that serving alcohol increases event attendance, particularly among younger adults, and cultivates a public image of the library as a hip, up-to-date social setting. “People are used to relaxing with a beer or a glass of wine,” says Marcy … Continue reading Libations in the Library →The post Libations in the Library appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:37:08 +000
       
 
 
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