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How libraries are expanding the frontier of digital technology

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Program on America’s Libraries for the 21st Century (AL21C) monitors and evaluates technological trends with a view to helping libraries identify ways to better serve their patrons in the digital world. In the interest of supporting AL21C’s mission to scour the technology horizon and share these trends in a library context, I recently attended a ... Read More »

Four Local Libraries Honored for Offering Cutting-edge Services

Four libraries were recognized today by the American Library Association (ALA) for offering cutting-edge technologies in library services, honoring programs in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Bridgewater, New Jersey; Raleigh, North Carolina; and University Park, Pennsylvania. The recognition, which is presented by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), showcases libraries that are serving ... Read More »

Last Call: Submit Your Nomination for Cutting-Edge Technology in Library Services by Nov. 15

Don’t delay: submit your nomination for use of cutting-edge technology in library services now! As part of its ongoing effort to identify and recognize libraries that are delivering quality library services in new ways, the American Library Association (ALA) is accepting submissions for the best library practices using cutting-edge technology through November 15, 2013. Libraries selected for the recognition will ... Read More »

Is your library on the Cutting Edge?

Last year, five libraries in four states were cited for creative and cost-effective engagement with technology trends including BYOD (bring your own device), augmented reality, e-government, crowd-sourcing, and online learning. Now, as part of its ongoing effort to identify and recognize libraries that are delivering quality library services in new ways, the American Library Association (ALA) is accepting submissions for ... Read More »

Winning Libraries Share Cutting-edge Services at Annual Conference

Does your library offer cutting-edge library services? Learn about how four ALA-recognized libraries are using cutting-edge technologies in their libraries during the session “Cutting-edge Technology in Library Services,” which will be held June 30, 2013, from 8:30—10:00a.m. in McCormick Place Convention Center room N427BC. The Cutting-edge Technology in Library Services recognition is presented by the ALA Office for Information Technology ... Read More »