Wednesday, April 16, 2014

National Library Week & the State of Libraries

From the American Library Association on LinkedIn:

Data and library trends of the past year are detailed in this digital report, released every year as a free American Libraries digital supplement during National Library Week (this week--April 13– 19, 2014).

The report includes data and insights on:
• Ebooks, digital content, and copyright issues
• Library construction and renovation
• Outreach and diversity
• Libraries and community engagement
• Intellectual freedom
• Social networking

You can access the report at

Thursday, March 20, 2014

ALA Elections Now Open

Voting in the 2014 ALA election will begin at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (US) on March 19, 2014. Ballots will close at 11:59 p.m. on April 25, 2014. Eligible members will be sent their voting credentials via email between March 19-21, 2014. Any individuals whose emails bounce will be sent a “snail-mail” letter with their voting credentials. To be eligible to vote, individuals must be members in good standing as of January 31, 2014.