American Libraries

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 3, March

A Job Seekers' Market for Librarians; Growing Number of Vacancies Prompt Recruitment Drives
A job seekers' market for librarians RECRUITMENT TO THE PROFESSION was on the minds and lips of many librarians attending Midwinter this year. The subject popped up at the candidates forums, in meetings of such groups as the LAMA Personnel Administration...
ALA Employee Minority Profile
ALA employee minority profile Executive Director Thomas J. Galvin sent this ALA Headquarters staff profile to all members of ALA Council, Executive Board, and the Minority Concerns Committee Dec. 16: AT THE 1987 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Council resolved:...
ALISE: Can (Greying) Faculty Shape Policy? A Report on the Library Educator's Conference in San Antonio
ALISE: Can (greying) faculty shape policy? JUST PRIOR TO ALA MIDWINER Meeting, the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) held its annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Antonio Jan. 6-10. ALISE, formerly...
An End to Innocence
An end to innocence IN THE QUARTER CENTURY THAT I WAS A LIBRARIAN, from 1962 through 1986, vast changes occurred in the library world. The period was really a series of revolutions in which hardly an aspect of librarianship remained unaffected. ...
A Walk on the Bright Side
A walk on the bright side FOLLOWING UP LAST MONTH'S highlights of the ALA Midwinter Meeting Jan. 9-14 in San Antonio (Feb., p. 93), this report summarizes actions of the Council and Executive Board, including major reports to council, and offers...
Former Hoop Star Opposed as Deputy State Librarian
Former hoop star opposed as deputy state librarian JOHN PENEBACKER WAS ONE OF the "Fabulous Five," the best University of Hawaii basketball team to ever don the rainbow green. He earned a BA in political science, served 14 years with the Hawaii Government...
Legal Issues Affecting Libraries and Librarians; Employment Law, Liability & Insurance, Contracts and Problem Patrons
Legal Issues Affecting Libraries and Librarians Lesson III: Hiring, firing, and collective bargaining LIBRARIANS HAVE yet to experience the malpractice suits prevalent in the legal and medical professions, but as administrators, librarians...
More Library Lit You've Probably Missed
More library lit you've probably missed DURING THE PAST YEAR, a number of significant books dealing with librarianship have been passed over unaccountably by reviewers. In the Oct. AL, p. 805, I began correcting this oversight. This is the last...
White Women Working Together on Personal and Institutional Racism
White women working together on personal and institutional racism TWENTY WHITE WOMEN LIBRARIANS, including this writer, gathered at a private home in San Antonio on Friday, January 7, to spend a day focusing on their own racism. This special preconference,...