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.
American Libraries Magazine
“I don't know what truth is. Truth is something unattainable. We can't think we're creating truth with a camera.
For one year only, Library Advocacy Day will replace National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). On June 29, 2010, library advocates from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. will meet at Upper Senate Park on the U.S. Capitol grounds. The event, which will begin at 11 a.m., will feature guest speakers, photo ops, and a chance to cheer on libraries! After the rally, participants will meet with their elected officials and their staffs. Your NLLD coordinator will be running point for your state, so please get in touch with them if you plan to attend. To find out whom your NLLD coordinator is, please click here. The states with the most people will be featured front and center, which means they are the ones that will be in the majority of pictures. Make sure your state is the most represented so your group can be in the most pictures! More details will be on their way in the next month, so please stay tuned!
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From District Dispatch: Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
The state of fiscal emergency in many libraries, school districts, and academic campuses has lent credence to recent media reports that officials of the Los Angeles Unified School District have approved the dismissal of every certificated teacher-librarian systemwide.
Members of the ALA governing Council learned yesterday from his wife, Amanda, that longtime councilor and association leader Bernard Margolis has been diagnosed with a severe type of blood cancer.
Where do libraries use the most paper? The answer: the library newsletter!
Coming in the April issue of American Libraries is our annual Library Design Showcase, but we've already started posting the much more thorough and much more focused online component.