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ALA Sways High Court to Affirm Library Lending
May 1, 2013... The United States Supreme Court reversed a Second Circuit court decision on March 19 that, had it been upheld, would have prevented libraries from lending books manufactured outside the United States. The case, Kirtsaeng v. Wiley & Sons, involved a student, Supap Kirtsaeng, who was sued...
ALA Questions Removal of Graphic Novel in Chicago
May 1, 2013... On March 14, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) ordered Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood to be removed from CPS classrooms and libraries. An order that reversed the book's removal from school libraries but kept it out of 7th--10th grade classrooms was issued the...
Defining "Transformation": The Very Nature of What We Do and How We Do It Is Undergoing Fundamental Changes
May 1, 2013... Libraries of all types are currently undergoing changes that most agree are transformative in nature. But what do we mean when we talk about "transforming" libraries? We mean that we are not just dealing with quantitative change--doing more, for instance--but with qualitative change. This...
Leadership in a Digital Age: Libraries Are Laboratories for Deep Learning
May 1, 2013... The increasingly digital context brings challenges and opportunities for librarians, library start, archivists, and museum professionals. New roles and the competencies required to perform them are evolving. One overriding role for all of us is that of the leader. The complexity of the changes...
Exploring National Parks, Leveraging Social Media
May 1, 2013... Dreaming of a National Park vacation? If so, there just might be a special library for you to visit between hiking and geyser viewing. Author and California State University Stanislaus librarian Maryann Hight volunteers at LeConte Memorial Lodge Library in Yosemite. She researched several...