American Libraries Magazine

Amazon.com
This month’s list from Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries features the top 20 titles from Amazon (PDF file). I have just two observations:
Posted February 5, 2014 | Comments: 0
Apple Inc. logo
Here we go again.
Posted February 4, 2014 | Comments: 0
Empowered male and female symbols
Do issues of gender and race matter in a predominantly white, female profession like librarianship? According to a panel at the LITA-sponsored “Challenges of Gender Issues in Technology Librarianship” on Sunday, the short answer is “Yes, they impact everyone.”
Posted February 3, 2014 | Comments: 2
Spencer Ackerman, national security editor at Guardian US, during the ALA Washington Office Update at the 2014 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia
During the ALA Washington Office Update on Saturday morning, Patrice McDermott, executive director of Open the Government, introduced Spencer Ackerman, national security editor for the Guardian US, who discussed details of how the newspaper acquired informatio
Posted February 3, 2014 | Comments: 0
2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting
All conference and no fun makes Ta-Shire a dull librarian, so I was really excited to spend my last day in Philadelphia on a Flavors of Philly Food tour, hosted by City Food Tours.
Posted January 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
DPLA Executive Director Dan Cohen. Photo by Stephen M. Brooks
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) aggregates resources that can be made freely available on the web from libraries, historical associations, and other cultural institutions; applies metadata; provides a platform for discovery; and makes the resources available in one central pl
Posted January 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project logo
Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, led an energetic, insightful, and often humorous discussion of the project's latest research on the role of libraries in their communities and in the lives of their patrons on Sunday at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits i
Posted January 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
Matthew Quick
Matthew Quick, author of a slew of books, including the bestseller Silver Linings Playbook, which was transformed into an Oscar-winning film in 2013, was at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Philadelphia to discuss his new book, The Good Luck of Right Now. Slated for release by Harper Colli
Posted January 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
ReadersFirst Guide to Library E-Book Vendors logo
A large crowd gathered on Sunday afternoon for “ALA Masters Series: ReadersFirst Guide to Library E-Book Vendors and More,” an introduction to a new resource developed by the ReadersFirst Working Group that will help public librarians evaluate ebook vendors.
Posted January 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting
Time to say goodbye to Midwinter, lug all those ARCs and tote bags back home, and return to reality. It was the best of times (Midwinter was awesome!), it was the worst of times (it was very cold). Tweeps share their farewells, their reflections, and their recovery:
Posted January 28, 2014 | Comments: 0