Advocacy

LAUSD Doubts that Seasoned Teacher-Librarians Can Teach

Mind the Gap

Libraries Transforming Communities

Second Chances

Drawing the Line on Data

Who Will Shape the Future?

Keith Michael Fiels

Outcomes-Based Futures

LINDA W. BRAUN is youth services manager at Seattle Public Library, an adjunct faculty member of the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston, and a past president of ALA’s Young Adult Library Services Association.

Publishers Weekly honors ALA for ebook advocacy

On December 1, Publishers Weekly lauded ALA Digital Content and Libraries Working Group former cochairs Sari Feldman and Bob Wolven in the publication’s annual “Publishing People of 2014” recognition for their role in advocating for fair library ebook lending practices.

New Mexico Supports Bond B and other Library Bonds

Library bond issues were successful statewide in the 2014 New Mexico general election on November 4. State General Obligation Bond B, providing $10.8 million for public, academic, public school, and tribal libraries passed by an unofficial margin of 115,211 votes. With 280,177 yes votes and 164,966 no votes, Bond B won with 62.9% in favor, 0.9% higher than attained by library Bond Issue B in 2012. This progress was accomplished through higher margins in all but 10 counties, with the greatest margin gains in Lincoln, Taos, Santa Fe, Mora, Valencia, and Los Alamos Counties.

Update: 6 Referenda to Watch

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