See the December 2012 edition of Cognotes (PDF file) for important announcements about upcoming events at #alamw13.
American Libraries Magazine
Good news for those who plan to watch the presentation of the ALA Youth Media Awards by streaming video at 8 a.m. Pacific time on January 28, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.
Q. One of our regular library visitors asked what the library's plan for preventing the spread of the flu is. He has asked whether we wipe down the books daily, or otherwise clean them to prevent transmission. Does the ALA have information to help libraries on this subject?
If you want to purchase bookmarks and posters to participate in Money Smart Week, April 20-27, 2013, a national initiative between the ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming to help members of your community bette
As a former AV geek during my high school and college years, I can assure you that schlepping movies (or worse, TVs) across a campus gets old pretty fast. In analog days, the answer was to play the VHS tape in a central location and then deliver it via closed circuit TV to the classroom.
Ed. note: After examining the data from Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries’ January 2013 ebook price comparison report, two members of ALA’s Digital Content and Libraries Working Group offered their insights.
Since ALA President Maureen Sullivan led a delegation to New York in late September, ALA leadership and the Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG) have continued to spread the word about ebooks and libraries.
When it comes to gift books, let’s face it: The latest cataloging manual may not get the sunny reaction you’re aiming for. But don’t despair! Here are some titles that are both informational and inspirational—and best of all, your purchase directly supports ALA.
As content and patron interactions go online, there are a whole slew of new regulations to consider.