American Libraries Magazine

Google Finch Robot
As part of its ongoing initiative to offer library patrons access to 21st-century technology, Chicago Public Library (CPL) has added programmable Finch Robots to its catalog.
Posted May 14, 2014 | Comments: 0
Computer
Progress has been made in closing the digital divide between computer-based tools and infrastructure, but an equally debilitating digital divide in internet literacy affects the American public, according to “Responding to the Second Wave of the Digital Divide,” a briefing of local government, public-policy, and lib
Posted May 7, 2014 | Comments: 0
Library of Congress, site of the Summit on the Future of Libraries , Thomas Frey, futurist and speaker at the Summit on the Future of Libraries
“The future’s gonna happen, whether we agree to participate or not,” said Thomas Frey, executive director and futurist for the DaVinci Institute, to participants in “Libraries From Now On: Imagining the Future.” The event, a summit on the future of libraries held
Posted May 5, 2014 | Comments: 0
Douglas County Libraries logo
Click here for the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report for May 2014.
Posted May 5, 2014 | Comments: 0
Summit on the Future of Libraries at the Library of Congress, across the street from the Capitol Building (shown), Participants gather in the Members Room of the Library of Congress, Dr. Stephen Dubner, coauthor of <em>Think Like A Freak,<em> was a speaker at the summit
At times it felt like speed dating for librarians.
Posted May 2, 2014 | Comments: 0
Sari Feldman
Sari Feldman, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library in Parma, Ohio, has been elected president of the American Library Association for the 2015–2016 term.
Posted May 2, 2014 | Comments: 0
Screenshot from Iowa Association of School Librarians advocacy video
The Iowa Association of School Librarians (IASL) righted a legislative wrong this session by persuading state lawmakers to reverse a provision in a 2013 law that increased the per-pupil funding formula for school districts that shared a single librarian rather than employing their own.
Posted April 30, 2014 | Comments: 0
National Medal for Museum and Library Service, given by the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Chicago Public Library (CPL) is among five libraries nationwide to receive a 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, it was announced April 24.
Posted April 24, 2014 | Comments: 0
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