E-Product News

December 9, 2015

Advertisers in American Libraries print also get a free listing in this monthly service Mailed monthly to more than 41,000 American Library Association members Free service for qualified advertisers May be purchased for non-qualifying advertisers Links directly to advertisers’ websites Read more… (PDF) Next Steps Download the 2016 American Libraries media kit (PDF) See a sample issue … Continue reading E-Product News



US Capitol, Washington DC

A Policy Revolution for Digital Content

June 23, 2015

The poor and deteriorating state of library ebook lending in 2011 catalyzed this initiative. Waiting for publishers to take different actions would have likely worsened the conditions for libraries. A proactive policy stance must become the library community’s mainstream way of thinking and operating. This is true for ebooks and large publishers, but also more … Continue reading A Policy Revolution for Digital Content


2015 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition

2015 ALA Annual Preview

May 29, 2015

Annual will also feature a full slate of author programs, award presentations, special events, and other activities. This preview offers a small sample. For a complete listing, visit alaannual.org. Conference highlights The Opening General Session, on Friday, June 26, 4–5:15 p.m., will feature Roberta Kaplan, the litigator who helped invalidate a key section of the … Continue reading 2015 ALA Annual Preview



An article titled "Spotlight on Women Managers" that was featured in the January 1985 issue of American Libraries.

Women in Management, Revisited

March 23, 2015

Recently, we followed up with four of those interview­ees to see how their experiences matched—or didn’t match—their expectations, their observations of the cur­rent state of library management and of women within it, and the lessons they’ve learned over their careers. Our interviewees are: BRIDGET LAMONT, director of the Illinois State Library from 1983 to 2000, … Continue reading Women in Management, Revisited


Joan K. Lippincott

The Future for Teaching and Learning

February 26, 2015

What does the future hold for librarians’ participation in teaching and learning in colleges and universities? Many are already taking advantage of the opportunities pro­vided by the emergence of new technologies and faculty interest in giving students assignments that will engage them in their learning. I believe that the greatest oppor­tunities for librarians lie in … Continue reading The Future for Teaching and Learning


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Latest Library Links, January 15, 2015

January 26, 2015

ALA News ALA President's Message: Everyone's work Survey on equity, diversity, and inclusion Midwinter Meeting News Five Chicago attractions for visitors on a budget Awards & Grants 2014 Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Award 2015 Digital Book Awards 2015 Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award Wikipedia wins 2015 Erasmus Prize Libraries eligible for 2015 Innovations in Reading Prize … Continue reading Latest Library Links, January 15, 2015


Latest Library Links, January 16, 2015

January 26, 2015

ALA News School librarians and intellectual freedom web meetings Webinar: Understanding credit scores and reports Awards & Grants Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Newbery Visionaries at the Darien Library 2014 Margaret A. Edwards Collection Development Grant winners Libraries in the News Four Queens Library vice-presidents resign Guam has not had any … Continue reading Latest Library Links, January 16, 2015