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ALA Archives Digital Collections

While some may harbor antiquated and erroneous impressions of librarians, those in the know can attest that these invaluable professionals like to get out and about just like their kinfolk in other learned professions. There is ample historical proof of this fact offered by this website, which contains a selection of digitized documents from the American Library Association (ALA) Archives, housed...
State of America's Libraries 2013

Librarians have always turned to the American Library Association (ALA) for statistical data on library use. This year, to reach a wider audience, the ALA has published "The State of America's Libraries" as a special e-issue of the Association's journal, "American Libraries" (also available as a downloadable pdf). The 80-page report present a sometimes bleak, but overall inspiring, picture of...
State of America's Libraries Report 2013

The American Library Association has published its annual State of America's Libraries Report for 2013, which is available in full online. A supplement of the association's American Libraries magazine, this special report takes a look at where libraries stand, how people are currently using the spaces and services provided, and how libraries are adapting to larger cultural changes such as the...