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.
American Libraries Magazine
Celebrate National Library Workers Day!
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?
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.
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?
In a move that surprised those who had already mourned the passing of Kirkus Reviews, the venerable source of prepublication reviews of new books has been bought by Herb Simon, owner of the Indiana Pacers, of the National Basketball Association.
ALA is planning another Libraries Build Communities Day, in Washington, D.C., for Friday, June 25, at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference. We hope you will volunteer!
Libraries enrich people’s lives by providing opportunities to access a vast array of ideas and information, and in some instances a space to accommodate community activities and shared interests via meeting rooms.
Don't miss any of these wonderful programs and other events at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., June 24–29.
When I was young and would go to the dentist, I was given a treat at the end of each visit. It wasn’t anything expensive but it was usually colorful and always made me feel special.