American Libraries Magazine

After two and a half years of planning, the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will finally launch.
Posted January 27, 2010 | Comments: 0
(via the ALA Student Member Blog) The American Library Association (ALA), acting on a resolution adopted by its Council on Jan.
Posted January 27, 2010 | Comments: 0
The American Library Association (ALA), acting on a resolution adopted by its Council on Jan.
Posted January 27, 2010 | Comments: 0
On June 29, 2010, at 11 a.m., library advocates from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., will meet at Upper Senate Park on the U.S.
Posted January 26, 2010 | Comments: 0
 In the late 1980's, the American Association of School Librarians adopted the title "school library media specialist" as the professional title that it would use in all communications, publications, etc.
Posted January 26, 2010 | Comments: 0
Deltona Haiti Relief Concert logo
Library workers and educators are keeping their sleeves rolled up as they continue contributing to the international effort to provide moral and monetary aid to earthquake-stricken Haiti.
Posted January 26, 2010 | Comments: 0
Alan Lomax in Haiti box set
In 1937, American music archivist and historian Alan Lomax traveled to Haiti to capture that country’s music. He ended up recording more than 50 hours of music for the Library of Congress.
Posted January 26, 2010 | Comments: 0
Recycling bins
Does your library have a recycling program? If not, why not? Could it be that you feel establishing one would be a daunting task or that it would be cost-prohibitive? If that’s the case, I’m here to report that it’s not.
Posted January 22, 2010 | Comments: 0
The ALA Washington Office is asking librarians and library supporters to urge the Obama Administration and the Senate to support jobs for libraries as part of the Jobs for Main Street Act.
Posted January 21, 2010 | Comments: 0
ALA–Allied Professional Association Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels told members of the ALA-APA governing Council during the Midwinter Meeting that success of the financially struggling organization lies within its Library Support Staff Certification Program, set to begin accepting applications January 25.
Posted January 21, 2010 | Comments: 0