American Libraries Magazine

Big Read bags made from used banners
I love hearing about people like Melissa Records who have been on the green path recycling and reusing materials for years–way before it became the “in thing” that it is today.
Posted May 12, 2010 | Comments: 0
ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels announced this morning in an all-staff memo that a projected $2-million budget shortfall has forced the Association to reduce staff by eight positions. The memo to staff:
Posted May 11, 2010 | Comments: 0
The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), invites you to ALCTS 101 an event hosted by the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG), in conjunctio
Posted May 7, 2010 | Comments: 0
For one year only, Library Advocacy Day (LAD) will replace National Library Legislative Day (NLLD).
Posted May 6, 2010 | Comments: 0
Teton County Library's "Going Green" logo
Just a few days ago I wrote about Teton County (Wyo.) Library’s No Idling Campaign.  I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you more about what they’re doing on the green front as it is pretty impressive.
Posted May 6, 2010 | Comments: 0
No idling sign
In my old neighborhood, there is a beautiful park. Adjacent to the park is a kindergarten school.
Posted May 4, 2010 | Comments: 0
The seventh draft of “Librarianship and Traditional Cultural Expressions: Nurturing Understanding and Respect” is available for review and comment.
Posted May 4, 2010 | Comments: 0
American Libraries has run a number of articles on how to manage your way through the economic crisis that has now trickled down to libraries big-time. Some of our profession's best managers and leaders have produced a number of significant articles that could help us all get through these tough times.
Posted May 4, 2010 | Comments: 0
Larry Romans, American Library Association Executive Board member and head of government information and media services for Vanderbilt University Libraries in Nashville, posted a brief report on the ALA Council's electronic discussion list this morning about the
Posted May 4, 2010 | Comments: 0
MLIS and MFA students at the University of Alabama’s School of Library & Information Studies (SLIS) have joined together to raise funds for the recovery and reconstruction of libraries in Haiti that were ru
Posted May 3, 2010 | Comments: 0