American Libraries Magazine

John McCullough of OCLC, a panelist on the June 12 episode of AL Live, "Going Beyond Google."
The June 12 episode of American Libraries Live tackled the million-dollar question: Why do we need librarians if we have Google?
Posted June 18, 2014 | Comments: 0
Speakers and attendees at the Knowledge Alliance event in Chicago
In May, ALA’s Office for Diversity and Spectrum Scholarship Program partnered with libraries and graduate schools of library and information science in five cities—Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York—to present essential information workshops for people interested in graduate education and careers i
Posted June 17, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Librarians need to take sharp notice of the sudden and disruptive trebling of intellectual content: mainstream (which we’ve always focused on), small and independent publishing (which has ramped up its annual title count by four or five times over as many years), and self-published (now more new annual titles than t
Posted June 10, 2014 | Comments: 0
Taylor Swift reading Lois Lowry's 1994 Newbery Medal-winning YA novel, The Giver, in a new ALA Graphics Celebrity READ poster.
Seven-time Grammy winner and Billboard Artist of the Year Taylor Swift can now add ALA Celebrity READ Poster to her list of accomplishments.
Posted June 6, 2014 | Comments: 0
Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks
Filmmakers Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks produced a short film that looks at how library branches in New York City have evolved into community centers that offer an array of services and programs despite budget cuts.
Posted June 6, 2014 | Comments: 0
An old British train-platform-ticket machine. Photo from Flickr, taken by Smabs Sputzer, April 22, 2008
Back in January of this year, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection published a report about how the state’s public libraries could gain fairer access to
Posted June 5, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) Maker Lab, a program that provides access to MakerBot 3D printers, laser and vinyl cutters, and other 21st-century technologies, has attracted the support of a corporate sponsor that will extend its life.
Posted June 5, 2014 | Comments: 0
Classic-style boxing gloves. Photo by Ralf Berger CC BY-SA 3.0
Lately, there has been a lot of press about the conflict between Amazon and Hachette. Let’s examine the facts.
Posted June 4, 2014 | Comments: 0
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Read the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report as a PDF file.
Posted June 3, 2014 | Comments: 0
In the animal world, there are many ways two species can interact. They may compete. They may partner. They may form symbiotic relationships. Or one may prey on the other. 
Posted June 2, 2014 | Comments: 0