American Libraries Magazine

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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.
Posted February 10, 2010 | Comments: 0
Don't miss any of these wonderful programs and other events at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., June 24–29.
Posted February 9, 2010 | Comments: 0
Baking soda display and Whole Foods Market gift basket for last year's Earth Day.
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.
Posted February 6, 2010 | Comments: 0
The concept of Library Snapshot Day originated in New Jersey, when librarians at the State Library and the New Jersey Library Association put the
Posted February 5, 2010 | Comments: 0
We all know that libraries are busier than ever, providing incredible service in these challenging economic times. What if libraries went away, even for a day? What would the impact be on our state and the people we serve? What would happen if there were no libraries?
Posted February 5, 2010 | Comments: 0
The Stickney-Forest View Public Library District Board, from left: Joe Lopez, Secretary Marjorie Blatter, Jason Bruscato, Christ Dumas, Francesca Drnek, President Sylvia Hosek, and Treasurer Lisa Santilli.
The U.S. consumes more paper and paper products per capita than any other country in the world.
Posted February 4, 2010 | Comments: 0
Student Chapters planning to raise funds for Haiti should be able to account for all funds and raise money for groups that are nationally and internationally well known, such as Doc
Posted February 3, 2010 | Comments: 0
The ALA Washington Office issued a press release this morning, announcing that President Obama's  FY2011 budget proposal to Congress calls for a freeze on federal library funding under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), the primary source of federal funding for libraries.  Under the president’s plan, LS
Posted February 1, 2010 | Comments: 0
Doug Tattershall, media relations coordinator for Lexington Public Library in Kentucky, sent American Libraries an e-mail announcing that three finalists for the library's vacant executive director position will be in Lexington for two days this week interviewing.
Posted February 1, 2010 | Comments: 0
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We have a magnificent reading room which houses a grand old fireplace, comfy chairs and lots and lots of periodicals where I work. The number and variety of periodicals we offer, as well as how well they are neatly maintained, is much appreciated by our patrons.
Posted January 29, 2010 | Comments: 0