A Publication of the Public Library Association Public Libraries Online

May/June 2010Volume 49, No. 3

The Accidental Librarian – An Interview With Avi Steinberg

Avi Steinberg was a few years out of Harvard when he unexpectedly found himself working as a prison librarian in Boston. His account of his experiences, Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian (Nan A. Talese, 2010), was recently hailed by The New York Times as “acidly hilarious.” Steinberg spoke to Brendan […]

Telling the Story of Public Libraries

This column represents my sign-off as president of the Public Library Association (PLA). It has been an honor to serve the PLA members and to represent our organization both nationally and internationally. As I close the book on my presidency, I would like to acknowledge the PLA staff members who make the difficult task of […]