From an ALA Announcement: The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. Continued accreditation status was granted to the following programs: Master of Arts in Information Resources and Library Science program at the University of Arizona; Master of Library and […]
Via No Shelf Required, TeleRead, and ALA: Keeping up with the many varieties of digital content—and how libraries can offer them to their patrons—just got easier. American Libraries has launched an “E-Content” blog (http://americanlibraries.org/e-content) that provides information on e-books, e-readers, e-journals, databases, digital libraries, digital repositories, and other e-content issues. The blog complements the new […]
ALA President: "Banned Books Week Reminds Us That Censorship Is Alive and Well in the Internet Age "
From a Column by ALA President Molly Rapahel in the Huntington Post: Let’s remember that public libraries and public school libraries are for all the people in the community, and that every community embraces a tapestry of beliefs, lifestyles, and values, from gay to straight, from liberal to conservative, rich and poor, and everywhere in […]
ALA Library Card Sign-Up Card Month Promo Tools are Available Here This year’s honorary spokesperson is baseball Hall of Famer, Cal Ripken Jr. Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Thousands of public and school libraries […]
Here’s What ALA Said in a News Release Earlier Today: Continued accreditation status was granted to the following programs: Master of Library and Information Science offered by the University of Denver. Master of Arts and Master of Science in Library Science offered by the University of Kentucky. Master of Library and Information Science offered by […]
Direct to Preliminary Version of ALA’s Transforming Libraries Portal. You can share feedback by using this contact page. Some resources are organized by library type (Public Libraries; School Libraries; and Academic Libraries). These pages contain a links to articles; books; conferences; general resources, tools, etc. that discuss library transformation issues. Other resources are organized by […]
New Policy Brief from ALA: "Confronting the Future: Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Public Library"
From an ALA News E-Mail: The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy’s (OITP) latest policy brief breaks down the formidable challenges in store for libraries during the next few decades. The brief, “Confronting the Future: Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Public Library” [The policy brief] was written by OITP Fellow Roger […]