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News from American Libraries

Oct - 17 - 2008
Nicole C. Engard

Yippeee – I don’t have a membership to ALA – I’m an SLA member and can’t carry two memberships – but I just got this news about American Libraries and sounds like I can get a few of the perks of membership for free.

  1. Our weekly e-newsletter, American Libraries Direct, is now available to anyone who wants to sign up for it, not just ALA members. The sign-up form, as well as the FAQ, is at .
  2. American Libraries has launched its own blog, AL Inside Scoop, . Editor-in-chief Leonard Kniffel offers an insider’s view of goings-on at ALA headquarters and what hot topics ALA staffers are talking about in the hallways. Associate Editor Greg Landgraf offers his perspective from “the lower floors” of what many see as the ALA ivory tower.
  3. Login is no longer required to view the current issue of the American Libraries print magazine online (in PDF format), or to view the archives, which date back to the January 2003 issue. Go directly to . First-time viewers will need to install the ebrary reader to view issues. To download, go to . Firefox 3 users installing the reader for the first time will need a workaround, , to make the ebrary reader work with their browser.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. DerikB says:

    Haha, perks. Have you actually read AL Direct or the magazine? I had to get them to stop sending them to me in some futile attempt to save paper and energy.

  2. Nicole says:


    I used to read them .. well .. skim them :)


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