Q. I wasn't able to be at the Newbery/Caldecott Banquet at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Will the speeches be published somewhere?
Q. Does ALA have any guidelines or sample policies for labeling books for the shelves?
Updated July 31, 2012
Q. Can you direct me to one or two sites with sample library policies. I've just taken over our small public library and have convinced trustees we need to have policies newer than 25 years ago!
A. Certainly—but some framework first.
Q. We're reviewing our policies on overdue fines and are looking for resources to guide our investigations. What's out there?
“Area libraries increasing security to combat rising thefts” is the headline for the April 23, 2011, article posted by the Dayton Daily News. But the question that comes to the ALA Library is “what is a ‘typical’ loss rate?&
Q. I know ALA has reading lists in different age groups. But what about lists for other materials? Does ALA make a list of recommended movies or DVDs? And are there lists for different age groups?
Q. How many public association libraries are there in the US? Why are they association and not municipal?
Q. When was the first school library established?
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