American Libraries Magazine

Internet of Things. Wilgengebroed on Flickr CC BY-SA 3.0
Prior to the official kick-off of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, OCLC hosted a symposium on Friday, June 27, focusing on the “internet of things” (IOT)—the trend in technology moving toward automation and digitally connecting analog items.
Posted June 28, 2014 | Comments: 0
A giant version of Word Winder
Each year at ALA Annual Conference, the Games and Gaming Round Table, along with the ALA Comic Book and Graphic Novel Member Initiative Group, put together an evening full of fun and learning where the gaming, graphic novel, and cosplay communities collide.
Posted June 28, 2014 | Comments: 1
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Here we go! Lines, swag, ARCs, and more! Exhibits are open, and it’s been a wild and active Friday so far…
Posted June 28, 2014 | Comments: 0
Laura Arnhold, Erin Berman, Erin Huffman, and Katie Tkacik pose with their poster on marketing NMRT-branded merchandise
“30,000 librarians?!” This was the astonished reply I received when telling my friends the estimated number of ALA Annual Conference attendees in Las Vegas. They are not alone in their surprise.
Posted June 28, 2014 | Comments: 0
Nicola McDonald of Brooklyn Public Library looks at the photo Kyle Cassidy (left) just took of her for “Alexandria Still Burns.” Photo by George M. Eberhart
Philadelphia photographer Kyle Cassidy generated so much interest with his portraits of librarians taken at the ALA 2014 Midwinter Meeting in a February 11 article in Slate that he
Posted June 27, 2014 | Comments: 0
Each digital pin represents a Connecting Youth Learning Lab. Photo by Lindsey Halsell
There is more to connecting youth than text messaging, it was clear in “Connecting Youth: Key Findings from the Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums Projects” program on Friday morning, sponsored by the Urban Libraries Council. Connecting youth is about engaging teens through subjects that interest them.
Posted June 27, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Sun’s out, and the fun’s ’bout (to start)! The 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas is underway this weekend, and attendees and those left behind are flooding the streams!
Posted June 27, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Today’s announcement (PDF file) that Simon & Schuster is making it possible for all public libraries to acquire its ebook content is welcome news.
Posted June 26, 2014 | Comments: 0
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There is good news (PDF file) on the ebook front, as Simon & Schuster converts its pilot on library ebook lending to a national program.
Posted June 26, 2014 | Comments: 1
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Marci Merola, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Library Advocacy, spoke on the importance of school librarians at an open hearing of the Chicago Board of Education June 25.
Posted June 25, 2014 | Comments: 0