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Engaging Our Communities | American Libraries Magazine

Engaging Our Communities | American Libraries Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Laurie D. Borman:

If I were predicting a library theme for 2013, it would be community engagement. Libraries and librarians are looking for ways to better serve the needs of their local populations, whether that community is a city, a campus, or a school. TheJanuary/February issue of American Libraries reflects part of that broad spectrum of engagement efforts. For example, we found that libraries across the country are scaling back the stacks and even putting trailers in parking lots to make room for makerspaces.

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New School Library Research articles available online | American Libraries Magazine

New School Library Research articles available online | American Libraries Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Jennifer Habley:

"American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community."

 

Three new research articles covering the topics of subscription databases, serving students with special needs or the dynamics that inhibit and/or enable school libraries to contribute to educational agendas are now available online as part of the American Association of School Librarian’s research journal, School Library Research.

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ALA Chapters Issue Joint Statement on E-Content Pricing | American Libraries Magazine

ALA Chapters Issue Joint Statement on E-Content Pricing | American Libraries Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.

 

Submitted by George Eberhart:


"A majority of the 57 state and regional chapters of the American Library Association have signed a joint statement in opposition to the practices of publishers and distributors that have established unfair pricing in the sale of ebooks to libraries.

ALA President Maureen Sullivan commented, “This joint statement underscores how critical this issue is for the public. Librarians across the country daily face questions from their readers about why access to ebooks is restricted. ALA fully supports this grassroots effort.”

So far, 33 ALA chapters (see list below) have signed on to the statement, and Indiana Library Federation Executive Director Susan Akers expects that a few more will join in the next few weeks."

 

List here: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/inside-scoop/ala-chapters-issue-joint-statement-e-content-pricing

 

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