American Libraries Magazine

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Gathering patron input is invaluable to understanding the needs and wants of your community.  It’s also a wonderful way to build your library’s green treasure chest.
Posted March 5, 2010 | Comments: 0
Biodgradable mug made from corn
Does your library offer coffee and tea to its patrons and staff? If so, you may want to consider serving them in something other than a polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) cup—if you are not already doing so. Why? In addition to the potential health-related risks, there are environmental concerns:
Posted March 2, 2010 | Comments: 0
"Reed Business Information has taken another step in the divestment of its U.S.-based magazines," Folio magazine reported yesterday, saying that the publisher has sold Library Journal and School Library Journal to Media Source Inc., based in Pl
Posted March 2, 2010 | Comments: 0
ALA JobLIST offers one-stop access for career leads, communicating with employers, and tips for success in the library and information science profession.
Posted March 1, 2010 | Comments: 0
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Have you ever attended a great program at your local library?  A program that you remember years later as if it was yesterday?   Some of the very best programs that I’ve attended over the years included a big name speaker, a visionary who left me wanting to know more and do more. 
Posted February 25, 2010 | Comments: 0
A.J. Griffin, with the bike rack he requested at Herr Memorial Library
As a child, I loved riding my bicycle. It remained my main mode of transportation throughout high school. Over the years though, like many Americans, I began to rely more heavily on public transportation and ultimately a car to get around.
Posted February 24, 2010 | Comments: 0
What was thought last fall to be a reprieve for the Library of Michigan has turned out quite differently, as evidenced by the reaction in some quarters to a February 12 status memo about the downsizing of the Library of Michigan.
Posted February 24, 2010 | Comments: 0
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With the reverberation of a couple dozen subfield delimiters echoing through the Twitterverse, @FakeAACR2 announced her presence. "Sorry.
Posted February 23, 2010 | Comments: 0
Volunteer now for the JCLC 2012 Steering Committee to help plan the 2nd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), which will be held from September 19-23, 2012, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Posted February 22, 2010 | Comments: 0
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Does your library have a green book? Similar to a professional portfolio, a green book can become a valuable resource for you to draw upon in your quest to green your library. Ideally, its entire contents should be kept on your computer for easy access.   
Posted February 18, 2010 | Comments: 0