American Libraries Magazine

Crossword Puzzle Solution
If you completed the Crossword Challenge offline, you can view the solution by clicking on the attachment below.  
Posted April 8, 2010 | Comments: 0
ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels summed up the state of Association finances at a general staff meeting in the Chicago headquarters the morning of April 7.
Posted April 7, 2010 | Comments: 0
Crossword Puzzle
If you like crossword puzzles as much as I do, here's a special treat in honor of Earth Month.
Posted April 6, 2010 | Comments: 0
drinking fountain
As temperatures rise, so do the sales of bottled water. After all, when one gets hot and thirsty, the convenience of bottled water is hard to beat.     
Posted March 30, 2010 | Comments: 0
Author Sarah Vowell backstage at the PLA conference in Portland.
"Education is telling the truth to students," said author and contributing editor to National Public Radio's This American Life Sarah Vowell at the closing of the Public Library Association conference in Portland today. "You have the goods," she added.
Posted March 27, 2010 | Comments: 0
Author Luis Alberto Urrea signs books after his PLA luncheon talk. , Children's book illustrator Kadir Nelson autographs his work at the Simon & Schuster exhibit booth at PLA in Portland.
Public librarians love authors. That means that the Public Library Association conference, going on right now in Portland, Oregon, is the perfect venue for librarians to learn about new books and engage with the authors of their favorites.
Posted March 26, 2010 | Comments: 0
peace lily
In the late 1980s, a research study by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America concluded that some houseplants can work double duty: Help make indoor spaces more beautiful, and purify air
Posted March 26, 2010 | Comments: 0
Jill Nishi of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announces the release of a new study of public library use at PLA in Portland.
"The demand is insatiable," said Jill Nishi of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this morning at the Public Library Association conference in Portland, Oregon, as she announced the release of a new and far-reaching study of public library use in the United States.
Posted March 25, 2010 | Comments: 0
Singer Natalie Merchant and her musicians perform at PLA in Portland., Journalist Nicholas Kristof chats with librarians while signing copies of his book Half the Sky.
The Public Library Association conference in Portland, Oregon, opened today with a surprise appearance by singer Natalie Merchant, performing songs from a new CD of poems set to music and titled Leave Your Sleep.
Posted March 24, 2010 | Comments: 0
Screenshot of AquaBrowser's SaaS version
Yesterday afternoon I met up with some of the AL editors for a quick overview of a few of my favorite browser-based (i.e., cloud or SaaS) photo editing programs.
Posted March 24, 2010 | Comments: 0