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  • For things pertaining to Library and Information Science and Services
  • $7.50 per individual issue
  • AL Direct has news, summaries, announcements, other things of interest pertaining to LISI received the email yesterday and the headline happened to be about public libraries which is our focus today!Highlights according to Pew Research Report:Access to technology as important to those 16 and older as reference librarians and borrowing books (which showed when I went to Hawai’i State Public Library recently… people were lined up to use the computers!Different types of technology they would be likely to use like GPS navigation to books in the library or checking out e-readers already loaded with booksThis is a chance to know what the community wants….
  • Let’s continue to talk about how this magazine can broaden our understanding of public librariesCOVER STORYhttp://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/archives/issue/marchapril-2012San Diego – green libraryAlberta, Canada – building for accessibilityQueens, NY and SLC, Utah – youth spacesColorado – outdoor libraryJackson, New Hampshire – reuse and restoration (barn)Fayetteville, ARK – small scale wondersFrom the Editor: San Diego Public Library joined with Housing Opportunities Collaborative to help people keep their homesTrends: PLA 2012 ConferenceInformation Technology: Social MediaPeople: Announcements, obituariesProfessional Development: Lifelong learning in public libraries bookCommentary: reasons community should support public library - entrepreneurshipJOBS:
  • Since September/October 2011 when I started getting this magazine these featured articles all related to public librariesENGAGE COMMUNITY “library in life of the user” not “user in life of the library”
  • Demand for libraries still increasing
  • American libraries magazine public libraries

    1. 1. American LibrariesEmphasis on Public LibrariesJaclyn Lee Parrott
    2. 2. The Magazine of the AmericanLibrary AssociationBegan in 1970 as continuation ofALA Bulletin which started in 1907Published by ALA in Chicago, ILPublished bimonthly 6 times yearlyFour quarterly digital supplements65,000 individuals andorganizations worldwide receive
    3. 3. Receive PRINT copy with ALAsubscription$45 Institution in USA, Canada, Mexico$60 Foreign InstitutionIndividual subscription included in ALAmembership dues: $33 Student ($35 forHLA and ALA) $65 Regular 1st year, $982nd year, $130 3rd year and later yearsDifferent rates for unemployed, librarysupport staff, retired, trustee, friends,international, associate, and life members$7.50 per individual issue
    4. 4. Online archive 2009 to present accessibleto everyone:http://americanlibrariesmagazine.orgFull Text: ProQuest, EBSCO Publishing,Knowledge Quest, LexisNexis, andInformation AccessJSTOR 1970-2008AL Direct electronic newsletter sent everyWednesday upon requestPublic LIbrary Users Want Both Booksand Technology
    5. 5.  Cover Story: New & Now Features From the Editor, Executive Director,and ALA President Updates and Trends Special News Reports Information Technology People Professional Development Opinion and Commentary JOBS! Advertisements
    6. 6. FEATURES“Main Street Public Library”“How Public Libraries Are a Boonto Small Business”“Writing for Civilians”“Live at Your Library”“Joint Libraries: Models ThatWork”
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    8. 8. Questions?

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