ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels summed up the state of Association finances at a general staff meeting in the Chicago headquarters the morning of April 7.
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If you like crossword puzzles as much as I do, here's a special treat in honor of Earth Month.
As temperatures rise, so do the sales of bottled water. After all, when one gets hot and thirsty, the convenience of bottled water is hard to beat.
"Education is telling the truth to students," said author and contributing editor to National Public Radio's This American Life Sarah Vowell at the closing of the Public Library Association conference in Portland today. "You have the goods," she added.
Public librarians love authors. That means that the Public Library Association conference, going on right now in Portland, Oregon, is the perfect venue for librarians to learn about new books and engage with the authors of their favorites.
In the late 1980s, a research study by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America concluded that some houseplants can work double duty: Help make indoor spaces more beautiful, and purify air
"The demand is insatiable," said Jill Nishi of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this morning at the Public Library Association conference in Portland, Oregon, as she announced the release of a new and far-reaching study of public library use in the United States.
The Public Library Association conference in Portland, Oregon, opened today with a surprise appearance by singer Natalie Merchant, performing songs from a new CD of poems set to music and titled Leave Your Sleep.
Yesterday afternoon I met up with some of the AL editors for a quick overview of a few of my favorite browser-based (i.e., cloud or SaaS) photo editing programs.
Middle Country Public Library in New York has accomplished something extraordinary. It will be the first library in the country to offer an outdoor learning environment, in the form of a 5,000-square-foot community classroom.