Author Archives: Lydia Tang

Announcing Digitized Chinese-American Librarian Association Newsletters!

The American Library Association Archives is pleased to announce the digitization of the Chinese American Librarians Association newsletters and conference programs! Within the newsletters (1982-2000) are messages from the President; chapter, committee, and individual member announcements; administrative updates; essays on Chinese and East-Asian librarianship; narratives of CALA events; obituaries and tributes; conference itineraries; job and […]

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Library Buildings: Altgeld Hall, University of Illinois

Another significant collection at the American Library Association Archives is the Library Building Photographs, Record Series 99/1/15. Compiled from numerous creators and spanning over one hundred years of documentation, these images offer both a broad geographic and historical perspective of libraries.  These buildings range from magnificent classic libraries to quirky traveling book mobiles. As a […]

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“To meet him was to always meet an old friend”: F. W. Faxon

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In honor of the upcoming American Library Association Conference: A TOAST TO THE TRAVEL COMMITTEE (Tune: “Lord Goffrey Amherst was a soldier of the King.”) Oh, here’s to Mr. Faxon and our jolly A. L. A. And the travel committee too, And here’s to Mr. Phelan, who has left us by the way, And forsaken […]

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American Library in Paris

As described by Director Dorothy Reeder, the American Library in Paris was a “war baby, born out of that vast number of books sent to the A. E. F. by the American Library Association in the last war.  When hostilities ceased, it embarked on a new mission, and has served as a memorial to the […]

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