American Libraries

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 4, April

Carnegies; Many Have Been Ruined, Remodeled, or Both. A New Report on the Status of a Legacy
Carnegies Many have been ruined, remodeled, or both A new report on the status of a legacy America's Carnegie libraries are in a state of ferment. Many of the original buildings have disappeared, replaced by new structures. Some Carnegie buildings...
Christian Activists Target School Materials, Staff
Christian activists target school materials, staff Protestors have been standing outside La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, N. Mex., since late January to say the rosary and offer religious literature to students. The demonstrators represent groups...
Easing That Taxing Season; Librarians in a Trial IRS Project Earned a Big Return for Filing Complaints Early
Easing that taxing season Librarians in a trial IRS project earned a big return for filing complaints early OVER THE YEARS, THE Internal Revenue Service has relied increasingly upon public libraries as principal centers for distributing federal...
Interiors Showcase
Interiors Showcase Marble is being polished and old wood refinished. Construction and renovation show traditional attention to quality and detail. In this showcase, AL presents proof: Librarians, architects, manufacturers, designers want to show you...
Keeping ALA Fiscally Fit: The New Dues Proposal
Keeping ALA fiscally fit: The new dues proposal ALA member-leaders don't propose a dues increase easily or lightly. Here's the how and why of the increase you'll be asked to approve. When ALA members receive their ballots this month they'll find...
LC Procurement Officer Sues over Demotion
LC procurement officer sues over demotion Claiming he was illegally demoted following an investigation into misuse of the Library of Congress's procurement system, the library's former chief procurement officer has filed a $12.25-million lawsuit against...
Restoring Splendor; Mahogany and Murals Shrine Again at One Vintage Library
Restoring Splendor Mahogany and murals shine again at one vintage library Can the keepers of an aging library building preserve its distinctness and yet provide the public with 21st-century services from within its walls? The answer is yes,...
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Then and Now in Harmony
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Then and now in harmony Pittsburgh makes its Carnegie work The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh shares space with the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Carnegie Music...
The Proper Dedication Day; Two Directors Who Have Been There Review Excruciatingly Correct Behavior for the Uninitiated
The Proper Dedication Day Two directors who have been there review excruciatingly correct behavior for the uninitiated First things first. The dedication ceremony for the new building is at 10 a.m. this morning, and we know that you and the...
Three Faults, No Flaws; Well-Planned and Quake-Safe
Three Faults, No Flaws Well-planned and quake-safe Sandi Pantages is very fortunate. She's the manager of the new, $9 million Alameda County Fremont Main Library that sits near three geological faults in the San Francisco Bay Area. When the...
UC/Irvine Faculty Committee Blames Head Librarian for Bias
UC/Irvine faculty committee blames head librarian for bias Calling the library's record of minority recruitment and retention "at best dubious," a faculty committee report issued Feb. 23 recommends an immediate performance review for University of...
Vote Yes on the Dues Increase
Vote yes on the dues increase Why should you vote for an ALA dues increase? The answer is simple. ALA has been a remarkably effective advocate for libraries and librarians, lobbying government, fighting censorship, and working to assure equal access...