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Keeping you updated on ALA

Just in case you missed the following messages, I wanted to bring these to your attention again:

The cover story by Barack Obama that was published in the August 2005 issue of American Libraries is now posted on American Libraries Online:

 Some important news about American Libraries.

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.