American Libraries

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 3, March

Benefit Assessment Helps Open Doors of One Cash-Strapped California Library
Public libraries in California are going through some rough economic times. The 1993-94 state budget is forcing local governments to transfer $2.6 billion in property taxes to schools--and property taxes have been the primary sources of operating income...
Gender Issues in the Workplace: Male Librarians Tell Their Side
While a substantial body of literature relating to women's issues has appeared since the 1960s, very few researchers have attempted to summarize the male point of view about the impact of gender issues on librarianship. Such issues need to be aired...
Just a Little Bus on Wheels but Preschoolers Get a Head Start
The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round, 'round and 'round, all around the town,"as the song says. And the wheels on the Rowan Public Library "Stories To Go" bookmobile go all around Rowan County, North Carolina. I have had the unique opportunity...
Libraries Jolted by L.A. Earthquake
Nearly three weeks after the Jan. 17 earthquake, Los Angeles-area libraries were working their way back to normalcy amid the aftershocks and devastation. The early-morning quake, which measured 6.6 on the Richter scale, killed 57 people and caused...
Stepping Lightly in L.A
If a bureaucratic Richter scale existed, seismographs tracking ALA's Midwinter Meeting, held Feb. 4-10 in Los Angeles, wouldn't have recorded even a small temblor; that's how businesslike and measured the Association's business meeting was. Figuratively...
The Death of Library Education
7 There would seem to be three questions relevant to the future of graduate professional education for those wishing to enter the profession of librarianship. The first is whether there will be any need for librarians in the future. The second is...
The Historical Jesus
Throughout most of the life of Christianity, people have assumed that whatever they needed to know about Jesus could be found in the Bible. But the Gospels are neither histories nor biographies, and biblical scholars, at least since the Age of Enlightenment,...
What John Bobbitt's Penis Means to Librarians
You've heard it. I've heard it. Every working librarian has heard it. We are on the verge of the greatest technological breakthrough in the history of the world. We are aboutto enter the brave new world of the information superhighway. Are we as librarians...

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