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ALA 2014 Recap: Diversity All Around

Another year, another fantastic ALA Annual, this time in Las Vegas! While “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” we thought it would be OK to break that code, just this one time, in order to share our experiences with you. 686 more words

Diversity

All Hail, Ranganathan!

I know this isn’t “throwback Thursday,” but allow me to indulge in a reminiscent walk down memory lane from the long past days of library school . 75 more words

Libraries

What Can Happen in Ten Years


Sometimes one has a chance to do something big and good. Such a chance came my way in 2002 when my father died. As he was nearing the end of his life, he said “you’ll probably give your inheritance to some good cause, won’t you?” Since I had a job and no dependents other than a guide dog I said I would and started thinking what good cause would honor my parents. 752 more words

Aging

Over-filtering in schools and libraries harms education, new ALA report finds

Over-filtering in schools and libraries harms education, new ALA report finds
Source: American Library Association

Schools and libraries nationwide are routinely filtering internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires, according to “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later (pdf),” a report released today by the American Library Association (ALA).

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Social And Cultural Issues

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“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do for its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.”─ Andrew Carnegie… 329 more words

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Scrapbook Preservation

If scrapbooks are an important component of your collection and you’d like to learn more about their preservation, consider the NC Preservation Consortium’s workshops. An  283 more words

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