American Libraries Magazine

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
Actress Rosario Dawson was among the presenters at SXSW 2014
In his keynote speech, “Steal Like an Artist,” author Austin Kleon referenced Brian Eno's concept that creative ideas are birthed in a network, an ecology of talent known as a scenius. The scenius runs contrary to the myth of the lone genius.
Posted March 18, 2014 | Comments: 0
South by Southwest Interactive 2014
It’s been several days since I left Austin and headed to Indianapolis for the 2014 Public Library Association Conference.
Posted March 17, 2014 | Comments: 0
Big Ideas
The Big Ideas lecture series at PLA 2014 continued March 14 with short talks by a trio of authors who offered unique perspectives on the upside of failure, the ways in which we outsmart ourselves, and the evolution of communication technologies.
Posted March 16, 2014 | Comments: 0
In 2013, 5.2 million people were diagnosed with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, as many as 13.8 million people may be affected. As these numbers increase, libraries are faced with the challenge of providing resources to both those with the disease and their caregivers.
Posted March 14, 2014 | Comments: 0
Simon Sinek speaks at PLA 2014
The Big Ideas series, a new morning lecture program debuting at PLA 2014, kicked off on Thursday, March 13, with a talk by writer and motivational speaker, Simon Sinek.
Posted March 14, 2014 | Comments: 0
Violins entertain at the exhibits opening reception
The Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis was packed Wednesday, March 12, for the first day of the 2014 Public Library Association National Conference.
Posted March 13, 2014 | Comments: 0