American Libraries

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 3, March

Amateur Authors in Arizona: The Tucson Writers' Project
Far from the downtown branch of the Tucson-Pima (Ariz.) Public Library, Lynne Weinberg-Hill of the Tucson Writers' Project (TWP) travels on a lonely desert road through the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation. Three hours later she is welcomed at the Ajo...
Death Puts Success in Perspective
A full report on the Midwinter Meeting will appear in the April issue of AL. A nine-inch snowfall that Philadelphia struggled to clear couldn't diminish the success of the 1995 Midwinter Meeting held Feb. 2-9, but the tragic and untimely death of ALA...
How Much Does ALA Value Diversity?
First, let me put forth my considerable liberal credentials I support: a) masturbation as a worthy course of academic study, b) an orientation-neutral Boy Scouts of America, c) Daughters-at-Work Day, d) Masterpiece Theater, e) midnight basketball, f)...
Library Resources in Cyberspace: The ALA Gopher and Beyond
If you've been using gopher technology on the Internet lately, you may in your burrowing have run across special "gopher holes" for the library community. ALA has started using gopher technology, and anyone with an Internet connection can now connect...
"Lucky" California Libraries Dry out after Rainstorms
"We were lucky" is the refrain that librarians across California repeated when asked about damage from the January storms that caused an estimated $200 million in damage and left at least eight people dead. Although the storms were not nearly as devastating...
Pictures from Our Exhibition: Publishing Publicity Posters Utilizing Technology
The Department of Special Collections in the University of Southern California Libraries takes responsibility for a lively program of exhibits and has collaborated for the last three years with the libraries's Electronic Publishing Center to produce...
The Management of Knowledge: Libraries Can Transform Communities
With 150,000 new users joining the Internet every month, my local public radio station has started giving periodic traffic reports about data flow on the popular network! The Wall Street Journal reported in 1992 that there were three million users of...

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