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  • A Conversation with Authors Candice Benjes-Small and Rebecca Kate Miller
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: What made you want to write this book' Candice Benjes-Small: One of my new librarians, Katelyn Tucker Burton, suggested we present at some regional conferences about our library’s training program for instruction. The response was overwhelming. Our presentations were packed, and attendees shared over and over how they had been thrown head first into the … Continue reading A Conversation with
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      PubDate: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:55:27 +000
       
  • The Badass Librarians of Jeopardy!
    • Authors: Sanhita SinhaRoy
      Abstract: “We use a lot of librarians on the show,” says longtime Jeopardy! staffer Maggie Speak. “One of the coolest things about being a librarian, from what we hear from our contestants, is that on any given day they’re facing a whole new set of questions or problems, and that keeps them very sharp. Plus, for … Continue reading The Badass Librarians of Jeopardy! →The post The Badass Librarians of Jeopardy! appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:15:04 +000
       
  • Making the Most of Midwinter 2018
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: Looking forward ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries presents the second annual Symposium on the Future of Libraries, included with full registration for Midwinter. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (February 10–12), attendees can explore near-term trends inspiring innovation in academic, public, school, and special libraries and longer-term trends that will help professionals adapt to … Continue reading Making the Most of Midwinter 2018 →The post Making the Most of Midwinter 2018 appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:14:42 +000
       
  • 50 Years of Intellectual Freedom
    • Authors: George Eberhart
      Abstract: This December, OIF is celebrating 50 years of fighting for intellectual freedom: half a century of championing ­libraries, finding allies within the literary community, and aiding librarians in times of high anxiety. It’s an evolving role to be cherished and safeguarded. Lighting the flame At the 1965 Midwinter Meeting preconference in Washington, D.C., the Intellectual … Continue reading 50 Years of Intellectual Freedom →The post 50 Years of Intellectual Freedom appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:13:05 +000
       
  • Leading the Green Revolution
    • Authors: Carrie Smith
      Abstract: “When you start talking about compost and food waste, people immediately think of fruit flies and mice and stinky garbage,” Tans says. As the school’s environmental sciences librarian, Tans participates in MSU Libraries’ robust programming around recycling, composting, and deaccessioning books. Founded in 1855, MSU is a historically agricultural school. The institution’s long tradition of … Continue reading Leading the Green Revolution →The post Leading the Green Revolution appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:12:25 +000
       
  • The Hats We Wear
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: So why do we need to keep talking about this' Teaching is certainly a huge part of any instruction librarian’s job, but to be effective, he or she must move beyond the classroom and into different spheres of library life. Our work is multifaceted, and we need to address that as we prepare for that … Continue reading The Hats We Wear →The post The Hats We Wear appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:11:05 +000
       
  • Saving Our Murals
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: It’s one of three murals in the library’s entryway, painted by artist John Theodore Jacobsen when the art deco building opened in 1934. Jacobsen was also a preeminent architect, helping lay the groundwork for Pacific Northwest modernism. But the mural was almost lost forever to water damage following a storm that hit the library during … Continue reading Saving Our Murals →The post Saving Our Murals appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:07:00 +000
       
  • By the Numbers: Native American Heritage Month
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: 1990 Year that President George H. W. Bush, at the request of Congress, issued a proclamation designating November as National American Indian Heritage Month. Similar proclamations and variations on the name—including Native American Heritage Month and National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month—have been issued each year since 1994. 567 Number of federally recognized … Continue reading By the Numbers: Native American Heritage Month →The post By the Numbers: Native American Heritage Month appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:05:14 +000
       
  • Your Thoughts Needed
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract: A process of review must incorporate the perspectives, interests, and contributions of a wide variety of stakeholders and affiliated groups. It must be mission-driven and embrace our core values. It must focus on member development and engagement, and on encompassing the complexity of voices that enrich ALA. ALA’s governance structure includes a web of units: … Continue reading Your Thoughts Needed →The post Your Thoughts Needed appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:59:15 +000
       
  • Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
    • Authors: George Eberhart
      Abstract: Depending on their location, some libraries sustained significant damage from the ensuing flood waters, while others escaped with only a little cleanup required. The flood also affected many librarians and other library workers due to the damage to their homes. Public libraries Houston Public Library reopened 18 of its 42 locations on September 5, according … Continue reading Hurricanes Harvey and Irma →The post Hurricanes Harvey and Irma appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:57:41 +000
       
 
 
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