American Libraries Magazine

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I am not a tech head. Don’t get me wrong, I love the internet, my smartphone, and gifs, but I know very little about the computer science behind the technology I use. Yet the increasing power of technology and the role it plays in our daily lives cannot be understated.
Posted June 30, 2014 | Comments: 0
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On Saturday, ALA Council met for its first session, with ALA President Barbara Stripling presiding. Among its actions, Council passed a Resolution in Support of Stable Funding for Air Force Libraries (CD#43).
Posted June 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
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The Game Making Interest Group’s meeting this year centered around the recently published book Gaming in Libraries: Essays on Using Play to Connect and Instruct (McFarland, 2014), which was edited by the group’s chair, Breanne Kirsch.
Posted June 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Posted June 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
Diagram of connected learning
Libraries are at the center of a new education methodology: connected learning.
Posted June 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
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It just keeps getting better! Day 2 of Annual was packed with great author meetings, awards, and the ALA Left Behind, who are just as entertaining to have pop up on your streams! Authors, authors everywhere!
Posted June 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
Former US Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.)
Advocacy and lobbying in the nation’s capital on behalf of libraries and the library profession was the focus of “Washington Update–2014 Congressional Election and Its Impact on Libraries,” an event held Saturday morning at ALA’s 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas.
Posted June 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
    Doris Kearns Goodwin praises grassroots activism:   ​    
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 Jeanne Goodrich, Wayne Wiegand, and Wayne Bivens-Tatum. Photo by Curtis Compton
The Reference and User Services Association’s President’s Program on Saturday afternoon offered a wide-ranging look at how academic and public libraries developed their traditional service values.
Posted June 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
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On Saturday, ALA's Public Programs Office and Office for Intellectual Freedom presented “Managing Challenges, Maximizing Impact: Policies and Practices for Controversial Programming.” Using the “Muslim Journeys” program as an example, Lesley Williams, head
Posted June 29, 2014 | Comments: 0