American Libraries Magazine

E-reader among the print books
Libraries—both public and academic—are in the business of gathering, organizing, and presenting to the public the intellectual content of our culture. To some extent, we’re also responsible for the preservation of that content.
Posted May 30, 2014 | Comments: 0
The July/Aug. 1977 cover story of AL featured The Speaker
Controversy consumed the 1977 ALA Annual Conference in Detroit over The Speaker,  a narrative film commissioned by ALA and produced by the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC).
Posted May 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
Author and poet Maya Angelou died May 28 at age 86.
Posted May 28, 2014 | Comments: 3
Marilyn Lea Miller
Marilyn Lea Miller, 83, staunch advocate of education, research, and children’s services and 1992–1993 president of the American Library Association (ALA), died May 22 after a long illness.
Posted May 27, 2014 | Comments: 0
Sarah Thomas (left) and Judith Nadler
Sarah Thomas, vice president of the Harvard Library, delivered the inaugural Judith Nadler Vision Lecture at the University of Chicago’s Joseph Regenstein Library on May 22.
Posted May 26, 2014 | Comments: 0
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