American Libraries Magazine

Science fiction and fantasy can be prime petri dishes for experiments on the human condition
Science fiction and fantasy are broad genre labels. There are no boundaries to their fantastic natures—they can encompass all variety of settings, times, and narrative structures. As a result, sci-fi and fantasy can be prime petri dishes for experiments on the human condition.
Posted June 30, 2014 | Comments: 0
From left: Elizabeth Joseph, James LaRue, and Michael Rockliff. Photo by George M. Eberhart
E-Content Quarterly Editor Mirela Roncevic on Sunday served as moderator for a panel of librarians and publishers who discussed “Leading with Ebooks: New Strategies for Librarians and Publishers.” The event was sponsored by Total BooX, an ebook provider that offers a
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Ilyasah Shabazz at the Auditorium Speaker Series.
“We allow our children to be taught to hate,” said Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, and an auditorium speaker on Sunday at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference.
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Earn what you're worth
Many library professionals, when offered a job, are so relieved to hear that the search is over that they agree to any terms an employer sets.
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A ceremony at the American Indian Youth Literature Awards. Photo by Michele LeSure
The American Indian Youth Literature Awards (AIYLA) ceremony took place on Sunday afternoon.
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Conference attendees prepare to hear from authors at AAP's speed dating event
While libraries are so much more than the physical books on our shelves, those books play a critical role in the services we provide to patrons. Which is why, for many of us, half the fun of ALA Annual Conference is hearing about what is new and upcoming from our favorite authors.
Posted June 30, 2014 | Comments: 0
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I am not a tech head. Don’t get me wrong, I love the internet, my smartphone, and gifs, but I know very little about the computer science behind the technology I use. Yet the increasing power of technology and the role it plays in our daily lives cannot be understated.
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On Saturday, ALA Council met for its first session, with ALA President Barbara Stripling presiding. Among its actions, Council passed a Resolution in Support of Stable Funding for Air Force Libraries (CD#43).
Posted June 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
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The Game Making Interest Group’s meeting this year centered around the recently published book Gaming in Libraries: Essays on Using Play to Connect and Instruct (McFarland, 2014), which was edited by the group’s chair, Breanne Kirsch.
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