American Libraries Magazine

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Every year, on April 22, a nationwide grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment is celebrated.  Aptly named Earth Day, it was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 to give the environment a place on our country’s political agenda. 
Posted April 16, 2010 | Comments: 0
Kill a Watt device
When librarians think collections, books, DVDs, and CDs are often the first things that come to mind.  But nowadays, eco-friendly librarians are expanding their collection by adding green gadgets that help their patrons save money, too.
Posted April 14, 2010 | Comments: 0
For millions of American schoolchildren, National Library Week isn't quite the celebration that librarians want it to be.
Posted April 14, 2010 | Comments: 0
Crossword Puzzle Solution
If you completed the Crossword Challenge offline, you can view the solution by clicking on the attachment below.  
Posted April 8, 2010 | Comments: 0
ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels summed up the state of Association finances at a general staff meeting in the Chicago headquarters the morning of April 7.
Posted April 7, 2010 | Comments: 0
Crossword Puzzle
If you like crossword puzzles as much as I do, here's a special treat in honor of Earth Month.
Posted April 6, 2010 | Comments: 0
drinking fountain
As temperatures rise, so do the sales of bottled water. After all, when one gets hot and thirsty, the convenience of bottled water is hard to beat.     
Posted March 30, 2010 | Comments: 0
Author Sarah Vowell backstage at the PLA conference in Portland.
"Education is telling the truth to students," said author and contributing editor to National Public Radio's This American Life Sarah Vowell at the closing of the Public Library Association conference in Portland today. "You have the goods," she added.
Posted March 27, 2010 | Comments: 0
Author Luis Alberto Urrea signs books after his PLA luncheon talk. , Children's book illustrator Kadir Nelson autographs his work at the Simon & Schuster exhibit booth at PLA in Portland.
Public librarians love authors. That means that the Public Library Association conference, going on right now in Portland, Oregon, is the perfect venue for librarians to learn about new books and engage with the authors of their favorites.
Posted March 26, 2010 | Comments: 0
peace lily
In the late 1980s, a research study by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America concluded that some houseplants can work double duty: Help make indoor spaces more beautiful, and purify air
Posted March 26, 2010 | Comments: 0