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American Libraries
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ISSN (Print) 0002-9769
Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • 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
       
  • By the Numbers: Open Access Week
    • Authors: Jordan Sarti
      Abstract: 11 Number of years ago that International Open Access Week was first observed. In 2007, a coalition of US college students, researchers, and librarians celebrated Open Access Day, which was extended to Open Access Week the following year and has evolved into a global effort. 72 Number of countries represented by groups discussing issues of … Continue reading By the Numbers: Open Access Week →The post By the Numbers: Open Access Week appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:22:16 +000
       
  • Allied Against Inequity
    • Authors: Terra Dankowski
      Abstract: In San Antonio, residents of affluent neighborhoods are four times more likely to have broadband access than residents of low-income neighborhoods. “There’s definitely a need in the community,” says Candelaria Mendoza, library services administrator at San Antonio Public Library (SAPL). “We understand it’s not just about having the internet but having internet that’s fast enough … Continue reading Allied Against Inequity →The post Allied Against Inequity appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:20:40 +000
       
  • Cutting Out the Clip Art
    • Authors: Anne Ford
      Abstract: “The first flier I ever designed had a clip-art border,” confesses Lamarre, head of children’s services at Duxbury (Mass.) Free Library (DFL) and a freelance graphic design consultant. “I had no idea that that wasn’t the proper way to design an eye-catching flier.” Pixelated photos, inappropriate font choices, and other design depravities—including, yes, clip art—often … Continue reading Cutting Out the Clip Art →The post Cutting Out the Clip Art appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:20:34 +000
       
 
 
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