American Libraries Magazine

A Young Girl Reading, by Jean-Honoré Fragonard
On Sunday afternoon, programming librarians shared their ideas for “out-of-the-box” book clubs.
Posted July 2, 2014 | Comments: 1
Grants have become even more crucial as library budgets are cut
Sharon Skinner, national president of the nonprofit Grant Professionals Association (GPA), presented tips for writing a successful grant proposal at a June 29 program at ALA Annual Conference. Skinner’s advice provided skillful guidance for any grant-writing novice. For experienced writers, she offered reminders and
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
Mark McCallon’s PowerPoint slide showing how the ALA audience rated The Speaker for content using a Speaker Evaluation Form when it was shown.
In 1977, the American Library Association decided to get into the movie business.
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
Ilyasah Shabazz
    In an exclusive video interview with American Libraries, Ilyasah Shabazz discusses her reading tastes. . .    
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
Philippe Petit speaks at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition
 
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
Lois Lowry
    Acclaimed author Lois Lowry shares childhood memories of her library and her positive outlook on libraries’ future role in the lives of children in an exclusive video interview with American Libraries.
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
Librarians are increasingly using Tumblr
It’s quite common to see libraries on Facebook and Twitter, but many institutions have gradually been branching out to Tumblr.
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
B. J. Novak
On Tuesday, comedian, actor, director, and author B. J. Novak offered some entertainment at the Closing Session of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
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ALA Council met for its third and final session at the 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday, July 1.
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
Slide from the program "Boba Fett at the Circ Desk." Photo by Jennifer Petti
“Welcome to planet Tatooine. That’s what it feels like outside.....”
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0