American Libraries Magazine

D.C. Public Library director Richard Reyes-Gavilan
“The world has moved exclusively online and those who haven’t are at risk,” said D.C. Public Library (DCPL) director Richard Reyes-Gavilan as he opened “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact,” a public hearing held on April 17.
Posted April 24, 2014 | Comments: 0
World Book Night 2014 logo
While celebrating William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, libraries, bookstores, and readers around the world will also take part in World Book Night on April 23.
Posted April 23, 2014 | Comments: 0
The proverbial little red schoolhouse
School librarians in Vermont won a standards victory early this month when the Secretary of State’s Office approved Education Quality Standards that emphasize the essential role of school librarians and libraries in student success.
Posted April 23, 2014 | Comments: 0
Libraries Transforming Communities logo
On April 22, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the names of 10 public libraries selected to participate in an 18-month community engagement training program as part of the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) Public Innovators Cohort.
Posted April 22, 2014 | Comments: 0
While I was in Indianapolis at PLA, Innovative’s Joe Murphy, Director, Library Futures, was in Austin, Texas at the well-known South
Posted April 16, 2014 | Comments: 0
State of America's Libraries report, 2014
On April 13, the American Library Association released its report on the 2014 State of America's Libraries during National Library Week, April 13–19, detailing library trends of the past year.
Posted April 14, 2014 | Comments: 0
Douglas County Libraries logo
Here is the DCL Ebook Report for April 2014 from Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries. Click here. There seem to be two points of interest in this report.
Posted April 10, 2014 | Comments: 0
Chicago Public Library (CPL) will expand its teen-focused YOUmedia program this summer, offering young patrons increased access to digital technology and workshops on topics such as moviemaking, graphic design, and music recording.
Posted April 9, 2014 | Comments: 0
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The role of academic libraries is changing as open access publishing moves into the mainstream, speakers said April 9 at the London Book Fair.
Posted April 9, 2014 | Comments: 0
London Book Fair logo
Libraries in the United Kingdom recently launched two pilot programs designed to expand patrons’ access to ebooks and academic research, speakers said April 8 at a London Book Fair seminar on
Posted April 8, 2014 | Comments: 0