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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.
Posted March 17, 2010 | Comments: 0
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.
Posted March 17, 2010 | Comments: 0
E-Newsletter
Where do libraries use the most paper? The answer: the library newsletter!
Posted March 16, 2010 | Comments: 0
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.
Posted March 16, 2010 | Comments: 0
Remember the old saying assuring us that even fools come in out of the rain? My new corollary is: Even naysayers need shelter from the storm—especially when the naysayers don't realize it.
Posted March 16, 2010 | Comments: 0
The Library Design Showcase has, for more than 30 years, been the major feature of American Libraries' April issue. Starting Monday, it will be a major component of AL's web site as well.
Posted March 12, 2010 | Comments: 0
The Official 2010 ALA Annual Conference Wiki for Washington, D.C. is open and ready to be completed. Come to the site--and help fill in the blanks! New!
Posted March 11, 2010 | Comments: 0
Used bookcase
As I look around my home and home office, I see many beautiful and unique pieces of gently used, durable furniture including chairs, tables, a desk, filing cabinets, wall clocks, lamps and a bookcase.  The source of these items: resale and consignment shops, garage sales, and estate and community rummage sales.
Posted March 11, 2010 | Comments: 0
Many ALA Student Chapters have a presence on Facebook.
Posted March 11, 2010 | Comments: 0
The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) has released Checking Out the Future: Perspectives from the Library Community on Informati
Posted March 10, 2010 | Comments: 0