American Libraries Magazine

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks here at Innovative and we have some important news to share ab
Posted May 20, 2014 | Comments: 1
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Many in the library community are tracking the May 15 rulemaking proposal from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as it relates to the future of network neutrality. Larra Clark, director of the ALA Office for Information Technology’s Policy’s Program on Networks and Program on America's Libraries for the 21
Posted May 15, 2014 | Comments: 0
Kentucky Library Association president Lisa Rice (far left) and Kentucky delegates meet with Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) in his office. Photo by Jacob Roberts
On May 5–6, more than 420 librarians, patrons, teens, and parents gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss library issues with members of Congress during the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day (NLLD).
Posted May 15, 2014 | Comments: 0
Steve Albrecht, security consultant, moderated “Library Security,” the May 8 episode of American Libraries Live.
Steve Albrecht, security consultant, moderated “Library Security,” the May 8 episode of American Libraries Live.
Posted May 14, 2014 | Comments: 0
Google Finch Robot
As part of its ongoing initiative to offer library patrons access to 21st-century technology, Chicago Public Library (CPL) has added programmable Finch Robots to its catalog.
Posted May 14, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Progress has been made in closing the digital divide between computer-based tools and infrastructure, but an equally debilitating digital divide in internet literacy affects the American public, according to “Responding to the Second Wave of the Digital Divide,” a briefing of local government, public-policy, and lib
Posted May 7, 2014 | Comments: 0
Library of Congress, site of the Summit on the Future of Libraries , Thomas Frey, futurist and speaker at the Summit on the Future of Libraries
“The future’s gonna happen, whether we agree to participate or not,” said Thomas Frey, executive director and futurist for the DaVinci Institute, to participants in “Libraries From Now On: Imagining the Future.” The event, a summit on the future of libraries held
Posted May 5, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Click here for the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report for May 2014.
Posted May 5, 2014 | Comments: 0
Summit on the Future of Libraries at the Library of Congress, across the street from the Capitol Building (shown), Participants gather in the Members Room of the Library of Congress, Dr. Stephen Dubner, coauthor of <em>Think Like A Freak,<em> was a speaker at the summit
At times it felt like speed dating for librarians.
Posted May 2, 2014 | Comments: 0
Sari Feldman
Sari Feldman, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library in Parma, Ohio, has been elected president of the American Library Association for the 2015–2016 term.
Posted May 2, 2014 | Comments: 0