American Libraries

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, February

At Midwinter: ALA Candidates Address Youth Issues
At the ALA Midwinter Meeting Jan. 9-14 in San Antonio, candidates for the 1988 election of ALA officers appeared in three forums, one of which was sponsored by the Associations youth divisions: the American Association of School Librarians, Association...
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Child Abuse: The Librarian;s Role; Patrons with Childcare Questions May Need More Than Information
Patrons with childcare questions may need more than information Svea Gold, reference librarian at Eugene (Ore.) Public Library, has written several works on child development and child abuse. Her latest is When Children Invite Child Abuse: A Search...
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Children's Services - What Do They Mean to the Rest of the Profession?
The challenges facing today's youth-services librarians will affect only three of your concerns: job, society, and quality of life Linda Ward Callaghan is a seasoned children's librarian who has directed services to young people at Deerfield (Ill.)...
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LC Tests Mass Deacidification as Budget Hearings Approach
The Texas Alkyls Chemical Co. near Houston gave the Library of congress a pleasing gift just before Christmas: A successful series of test runs on the Library's diethyl zinc (DEZ) vapor-phase process for mass deacidification of books-the first such...
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Legal Issues Affecting Libraries and Librarians; Employment Laws, Liability & Insurance, Contracts, and Problem Patrons
American Libraries' third continuing education course: Employment laws, liability & insurance, contracts, and problem patrons Lesson II: Liability insurance, malpractice, and copyright (Lesson 1 appeared in the January issue of American...
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Neither Sleet nor Snow Stays Record Numbers from Attending ALA Midwinter Meeting
THOUSANDS OF ALA MEMBERS fought winter storms and snarled air traffic Jan. 9-14 to reach a less-than-balmy San Antonio, site of the Association's Midwinter Meeting. Although the Texan dimensions of the San Antonio Convention Center made the crowd...
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New Academic Library Grants and Other Federal Programs Survive Congress' Scalpel
After a wild night of horsetrading on Capitol Hill Dec. 21, Congress and the Senate finally approved a $598 billion catch-afl Continuing Resolution and a $453 billion Omnibus Reconciliation Bill appropriating funds for all federal agencies and programs...
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School Library's Heritage Center: A Program You Make Your Own
Barrio and Anglo students become folklorists in a flourishing project that explores neighborhood culture Lynn Colwell, who often writes on education, lives in Tucson, Ariz. CAROL CRIBBET-BELL, LIbrarian at Carrillo Magnet School in Tucson, Ariz.,...
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U.S. Presidential Candidates Comment on Library Issues; Here Are the First Replies to an ALA Member's Questions
Here are the first replies to an ALA member's questions *The 15 candidates then identified by the media were: Bruce Babbitt, Joseph Biden, Jr., George Bush, Robert Dole, Michael Dukakis, Pete du Pont, Richard Gephardt, Albert Gore, Alexander Haig,...
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We (Love) End Users
FEBRUARY IS VALENTINE'S month, the month we try to love everything. We love our jobs, and we love our patrons-men though they've become wised-up consumers who are now called "end users." End users are harder to love, because they demand aB the latest...
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