American Libraries

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, February

Combating Sexual Harassment: A Public Service Perspective
MARY LOU GOODYEAR AND WILLIAM K. BLACK Colleagues at Iowa State University Library, Iowa City, Goodyear assistant director for public services, and Black, assistant director for administrative services and personnel, co-wrote the library's Policy...
Displaying Our Wealth: Exhibitions Make an Auspicious Comeback; New York Public's Meticulously Mounted Displays Demonstrate How to Tout Library Treasures with Style
SUSAN F. SAIDENBERG A member of the New York Public Library staff since 1984, Susan F Saidenberg became manager of the library's Exhibitions Program Office in 1988. She has an MA in history from Columbia University and an MS in museum education...
Home Safely, Librarian Tells of Life as Fugitive in Kuwait
"It was a great experience, and now that I'm back safely I don't regret it for a moment." That was how Michael Hanson described his stint as a librarian at Kuwait University, which ended with three months spent as a fugitive after the Iraqi invasion....
Saving the Records of Big Science: Clashes between Librarians and Government Officials Jeopardize Access to Research Materials
ROBIN E. RIDER The author is head of the History of Science and Technology Program at UC/Berkeley's Bancroft Library. Clashes between librarians and government officials jeopardize access to research materials. The tab for Big Science-the...
Sexy Novels
Bill Ott, who writes this column free-lance for American Libraries, is editor of ALA's Booklist. Sexy novels: IN FEBRUARYS PAST, QUICK BIBS HAS taken a-Valentine's look at sex and love in nonfiction, but we've never stopped to savor erotic fiction....
Shadows of War Loom over Chicago
ALA's Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 12-17 in Chicago, began as American Libraries went to press. The March issue will carry complete coverage, including news, photos, and reports on candidates for ALA president, Council, and Executive Board. The...
Small Libraries Delighted by Checks from Bush Committee
Unexpected gifts of $5,000 arrived in the mail of 100 small US. public libraries over the holidays from the American Bicentennial Presidential Inaugural Committee. Peggy Barber, ALms associate executive director for communications, told AL she received...
The Opportunity to Empower: ALA, Children, and Reading
ROM M. DOUGHERTY President of ALA, the author is professor at the University of Michigan School of Information and Library Studies. This article is his inaugural address, delivered June 27, 1990. One of the most deeply emotional moments in the film...
There Are No Winners in a Library Strike: Education and Collegiality Are the First Casualties
JAMES N. MYERS is director of libraries at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. Librarians and faculty Sept 1, 1990, returning to work under an injunction on Oct. 3. Education and collegiality are the first casualties. Life is kind to a research...