American Libraries Magazine

What was thought last fall to be a reprieve for the Library of Michigan has turned out quite differently, as evidenced by the reaction in some quarters to a February 12 status memo about the downsizing of the Library of Michigan.
Posted February 24, 2010 | Comments: 0
Screenshot of FakeAACR2
With the reverberation of a couple dozen subfield delimiters echoing through the Twitterverse, @FakeAACR2 announced her presence. "Sorry.
Posted February 23, 2010 | Comments: 0
Volunteer now for the JCLC 2012 Steering Committee to help plan the 2nd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), which will be held from September 19-23, 2012, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Posted February 22, 2010 | Comments: 0
green globe
Does your library have a green book? Similar to a professional portfolio, a green book can become a valuable resource for you to draw upon in your quest to green your library. Ideally, its entire contents should be kept on your computer for easy access.   
Posted February 18, 2010 | Comments: 0
Cosponsored by American Libraries, SirsiDynix Insititute, and ALA's Library and Information Technology Association, the TechTrends: Midwinter 2010 webinar produced by A
Posted February 17, 2010 | Comments: 0
In the few, busy weeks leading up to Christmas 2009, students in East Carolina University’s Master of Library Science department gathered more than 12,000 books and materials to donate to homeless shelters, children’s homes, after-school programs, women’s shelters and a nursing home in eight North Carolina communities.
Posted February 17, 2010 | Comments: 0
Celebrate National Library Workers Day!
Posted February 16, 2010 | Comments: 0
Has your chapter had an outstanding year? Has membership in your chapter increased? Did your chapter develop and provide opportunities for members to participate in interesting and rewarding activities? Has your chapter received any awards?
Posted February 16, 2010 | Comments: 0
Image of a bridge
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
Book with bookmark
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