American Libraries

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American Libraries
Categories Libraries
Frequency Six times a year
Circulation approx. 65,000 members and organizations
Publisher American Library Association
Year founded 1970; 47 years ago (1970)
Country United States
Based in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Language English
Website American Libraries
ISSN 0002-9769
OCLC number 854299

American Libraries is the official news and features magazine of the American Library Association. Published six times per year, along with four additional digital-only supplements, it is distributed to all members of the organization.

Subscriptions to American Libraries are not available to individual non-members, but are available to libraries and other institutions by paid subscription: $45 per year in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, $60/year elsewhere.

A weekly electronic newsletter, American Libraries Direct, has been published since 2006.

Publication began in 1970, as a continuation of the ALA Bulletin, which was launched in 1907. Topics include: news about ALA and the library and information science profession in general, information about conferences, job listings, technology, library architecture, programming, budgeting, intellectual freedom, privacy, and other library issues.

Controversy[edit]

In the 2016 “Special Report: Digital Humanities in Libraries” article, the contractors expressed concerns about the editors inserting quotes that were "grossly inappropriate" for the magazine after they believed a final version was approved.[1] A blog post from the publishers Gale Cengage clarified that they had not been responsible for the insertion of the quotes.[2]

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