American Libraries Magazine

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There are some people who believe that after we’ve exhausted all of Earth’s natural resources and rendered the planet uninhabitable, we’ll simply be able to move to another one.
Posted February 16, 2010 | Comments: 0
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Book lists are a wonderful resource for librarians and readers alike. Often times though their true value is not captured.  Why not give them some legs?
Posted February 12, 2010 | Comments: 0
In a move that surprised those who had already mourned the passing of Kirkus Reviews, the venerable source of prepublication reviews of new books has been bought by Herb Simon, owner of the Indiana Pacers, of the National Basketball Association.
Posted February 12, 2010 | Comments: 0
ALA is planning another Libraries Build Communities Day, in Washington, D.C., for Friday, June 25, at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference. We hope you will volunteer!
Posted February 11, 2010 | Comments: 0
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Libraries enrich people’s lives by providing opportunities to access a vast array of ideas and information, and in some instances a space to accommodate community activities and shared interests via meeting rooms.
Posted February 10, 2010 | Comments: 0
Don't miss any of these wonderful programs and other events at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., June 24–29.
Posted February 9, 2010 | Comments: 0
Baking soda display and Whole Foods Market gift basket for last year's Earth Day.
When I was young and would go to the dentist, I was given a treat at the end of each visit.  It wasn’t anything expensive but it was usually colorful and always made me feel special.
Posted February 6, 2010 | Comments: 0
The concept of Library Snapshot Day originated in New Jersey, when librarians at the State Library and the New Jersey Library Association put the
Posted February 5, 2010 | Comments: 0
We all know that libraries are busier than ever, providing incredible service in these challenging economic times. What if libraries went away, even for a day? What would the impact be on our state and the people we serve? What would happen if there were no libraries?
Posted February 5, 2010 | Comments: 0
The Stickney-Forest View Public Library District Board, from left: Joe Lopez, Secretary Marjorie Blatter, Jason Bruscato, Christ Dumas, Francesca Drnek, President Sylvia Hosek, and Treasurer Lisa Santilli.
The U.S. consumes more paper and paper products per capita than any other country in the world.
Posted February 4, 2010 | Comments: 0