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American Libraries
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ISSN (Print) 0002-9769
Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • A Conversation with Author Ryan J. Dowd
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: What made you want to write this book' I had to write this book—libraries are hungry for information on how to better serve their homeless patrons. I provide training in libraries around the world, and everywhere I go, library staffers ask for tools to help. It is exciting to meet so many allies in the … Continue reading A Conversation with Author Ryan J. Dowd →The post A Conversation with Author Ryan J. Dowd appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:42:29 +000
       
  • 2018 Annual Conference Preview
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: This preview offers a small sample of what to expect. For a complete listing of events, visit 2018.alaannual.org. Conference highlights ALA welcomes former First Lady Michelle Obama as its Opening General Session speaker. 4–5:15 p.m. on Friday, June 22. The lawyer, philanthropist, and author of the forthcoming memoir Becoming will reflect on social and political … Continue reading 2018 Annual Conference Preview →The post 2018 Annual Conference Preview appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:45:49 +000
       
  • Big Easy Eats
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: As author of numerous travel guides, including Frommer’s Easy Guide to New Orleans, I’m here to help. My customized dining guide lists a spectrum of selections, focusing on those in proximity to the convention center and some choice spots a short distance away. There’s something for everyone, so dive in with forks ablaze and laissez … Continue reading Big Easy Eats →The post Big Easy Eats appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:43:05 +000
       
  • Are Libraries Neutral'
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract: The Moderator ALA President Jim Neal Are libraries neutral' Have they ever been' Should they be' Can libraries be neutral as part of societies and systems that are not neutral' Are libraries, through their processes, their practices, their collections and technologies, able to be neutral' ALA has long advocated for certain principles, detailed in the … Continue reading Are Libraries Neutral' →The post Are Libraries Neutral' appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:41:30 +000
       
  • Bringing Harassment Out of the History Books
    • Authors: Anne Ford
      Abstract: Though his moniker is absent from modern headlines, there’s one harasser whose name is known to librarians everywhere: Melvil Dewey. In the #MeToo era, how should the library profession handle Dewey’s legacy, tainted as it is by sexism and racism' Dewey—who was, of course, a founder of the American Library Association (ALA) and the inventor … Continue reading Bringing Harassment Out of the History Books →The post Bringing Harassment Out of the History Books appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:40:36 +000
       
  • The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: Can you imagine what this would feel like' My imagination is unable to conjure such raw terror. Somehow, the police found her and her children and drove them to Hesed House in Aurora, Illinois—the second largest homeless shelter in the state and the largest outside of Chicago. I am executive director of Hesed House, but … Continue reading The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness →The post The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:39:40 +000
       
  • Our Vocation is Information
    • Authors: Amy Carlton
      Abstract: Although the daily work of librarians and journalists differs, the vocations share many professional values. Brandy Zadrozny, who worked as a librarian for a decade before becoming a reporter and researcher for the Daily Beast and a reporter for NBC News, and Alice Crites, an MLIS-trained research editor whose work has helped earn six Pulitzers … Continue reading Our Vocation is Information →The post Our Vocation is Information appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:39:19 +000
       
  • An Overdue Discussion
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: Point: Jenny Paxson, readers’ advisory librarian, Webster (N.Y.) Public Library Does your library charge fines' We do charge fines at Webster Public Library. How are the collected funds used' We use the funds—$71,000 collected from fines annually—as part of our operating budget. Without them it would be difficult to run the library. Do fines discourage … Continue reading An Overdue Discussion →The post An Overdue Discussion appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:36:16 +000
       
  • Restricting Books behind Bars
    • Authors: Phil Morehart
      Abstract: While the package contents were not limited to books, the proposed change hampered books-to-prisoners organizations in their mission to provide reading material to the incarcerated. A large part of the controversy stemmed from the initial five vendors’ limited selection of fewer than 100 books, many of which were coloring or puzzle books. Stories in The … Continue reading Restricting Books behind Bars →The post Restricting Books behind Bars appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:30:48 +000
       
  • By the Numbers: New Orleans
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: 7 Years since the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference was last held in New Orleans. 16,964 Number of Annual attendees in 2006, the year ALA was the first national group to hold a conference in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and the convention center’s reopening. 1014 Dumaine Street address of the town house once … Continue reading By the Numbers: New Orleans →The post By the Numbers: New Orleans appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:30:33 +000
       
 
 
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