Monday, April 21, 2014

ALA Elections Open Until April 25

From ALA Press Release

CHICAGO — The 2014 ALA election will close at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, April 25.  If you have not yet cast your vote, please do so!  If you have “parked” your ballot (started but not yet completed), please return to complete the process.  In the event you cannot locate the email with your voting credentials, the ALA Member and Customer Service Department can help you.  Contact them at, or 1 (800) 545-2433, option 5.  Remember, in order to vote you must have been a member-in-good-standing of ALA and your divisions and round tables by Jan. 31, 2014.  If you joined or renewed your membership after that date, you are ineligible to vote in the 2014 elections.

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