American Libraries (magazine) more accessible

Two press releases in two days, this one from George Eberhart of ALA…

Hello, Rory–

I wanted to let you know about 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.

Thanks for helping us get the word out!

George M. Eberhart
Editor, American Libraries Direct
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
800-545-2433, x4212