The Scoop

The Scoop is the American Libraries blog and covers a wide range of issues related to libraries and librarians, including conference posts about ALA Midwinter Meeting and ALA Annual Conference. The section also provides news, features, Q&As, photos, videos, slide shows, and other coverage of the industry.

  • US Capitol Building

    Fight for Libraries This Week

    March 28, 2017

    LSTA provides funding to each state library organization, which then determines the best use in its state for these funds. Some state libraries have used LSTA funds to develop statewide lending libraries, shared databases, and similar tools. Others have provided funding for specific programs. For example, California used LSTA funds to assist veterans in their … Continue reading Fight for Libraries This Week

  • Hamayoun Ghafoori, assistant library director of the American University of Afghanistan.

    A Visitor from Kabul

    March 28, 2017

    Ghafoori, who has been with AUAF since 2008, said he had visited several public, academic, and government libraries in the past three weeks, among them San Diego (Calif.) Public Library, University of Nebraska Omaha library, the Library of Congress, the State Library of Maine, and Lithgow Public Library in Augusta, Maine. He was impressed with … Continue reading A Visitor from Kabul

E-Content

The E-Content blog provides information about e-publishing, including news and data about ebooks and other forms of digital publishing and technology.