American Libraries Magazine

Author Phil Greene mans the "Hemingway Daiquiri" stand at the DCPL Banned Books Week event. Photo: DC Public Library; Valerie Brown, photographer.
D.C. Public Library kicked off Banned Books Week in style this year by hosting an exclusive after-hours rendezvous that included a musical orchestra and the unveiling of a series of indoor and outdoor art installations created by local artists.
Posted September 23, 2014 | Comments: 0
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation seems to be getting out of the world of libraries, which is a shame.
Posted September 23, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Banned Books Week, running September 21–27, offers libraries everywhere an opportunity to celebrate challenging (and challenged) literature and let their communities exercise their freedom to read.
Posted September 22, 2014 | Comments: 0
Reforma's Children in Crisis project
Sylvia Cisneros, president of Reforma: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, delivered 225 Spanish-language children’s books to the Rio Grande Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, September 10, as part of the organization’s effort to help meet the s
Posted September 17, 2014 | Comments: 0
It doesn’t matter if a book is paper or pixels: Covers matter. We are drawn to images, and the brighter and more appealing the image, the more briskly the book circulates.
Posted September 12, 2014 | Comments: 0
Read the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report as a PDF file.
Posted September 8, 2014 | Comments: 0
Every now and then someone publishes a link that should be slipped into every board packet in the nation.
Posted September 5, 2014 | Comments: 0
Pierre Dillenbourg discusses MOOCs at WLIC Lyon 2014
Pierre Dillenbourg, the academic director of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), spoke on his expertise, massive open online courses (MOOCs), during the August 20 plenary session at the 2014 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Lyon, France.
Posted August 20, 2014 | Comments: 3
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American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young and Barbara Lison, a representative of the German library association Bibliothek & Information Deutschland (BID), signed an agreement on Tuesday, August 19, at the World Library and Information
Posted August 20, 2014 | Comments: 0
Local talent in Denver Public Library's downloadable Volume collection
Denver Public Library (DPL) has announced a new service called Volume. The product is intriguing: 37 albums of DRM-free downloadable or streamable music by Colorado artists.
Posted August 19, 2014 | Comments: 0