American Libraries Magazine

Applying for a job using a kiosk at Queens Library.
Queens Central Library recently added a kiosk that potential employees can use to search and apply for jobs—on the spot.
Posted April 8, 2014 | Comments: 0
Andrew Carnegie Award medals
The American Library Association announced on April 7 the six books shortlisted for the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The medals are awarded for the best fiction and nonfiction books written for adults in the previous year and published in the United States. 
Posted April 7, 2014 | Comments: 0
Total BooX
A vendor somewhere had to try this approach: metered reading. And now someone has. Yoav Lorch is the engaging and insightful CEO of an Israeli company called Total Boox. I met with him at PLA in March, and got a guided tour of his product. 
Posted April 4, 2014 | Comments: 0
Logo for the now-closed Sony Reader Store
Back in 2009 I received a Sony ebook reader for Christmas. The PRS-600 (such poetry in the name!) worked, kind of. But it has sat at my bedside untouched for years, replaced by the iPad and a Nexus 7, both of which are considerably easier to use and read.
Posted April 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
Ann Arbor (Mich.) District Library logo
I was pleased to see this March 26 article in CNN Money about the Ann Arbor (Mich.) District Library’s partnership with indie record label Ghostly International.
Posted March 31, 2014 | Comments: 0
DCWG opening slide for the panel "Dissemination of Digital Book Libraries in the USA: Views of the Stakeholders"
Earlier this week, I had the privilege of talking about US library ebook lending at the Salon du Livre—the Paris Book Fair.
Posted March 28, 2014 | Comments: 0
Miami-Dade Public Library
Voters in Miami-Dade County, Florida, may get a chance this summer to weigh in on whether they are willing to pay higher property taxes in order to fill a $20 million FY2015 deficit that would decimate public library services. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A.
Posted March 27, 2014 | Comments: 1
Women Making Library History
During Women’s History Month, it’s become traditional to celebrate the contributions of deceased women to scholarship and society.
Posted March 25, 2014 | Comments: 0
Digital Content Working Group logo
Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library Director Sari Feldman and Multnomah County (Oreg.) Library Director Vailey Oehlke represented ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) at last week’s Public Library Association Conference in Indianapolis.
Posted March 19, 2014 | Comments: 0