Thursday, March 29, 2012

Information literacy: the work of librarians past and present

As long as there have been public libraries, librarians have been involved in education. They have helped people choose what to read for leisure and helped with their information needs. The recent emphasis on information literacy is more of a new term than a new concept, but as technology has transformed everything in society, information literacy needs to be done differently.


Thank you for supporting the library budget

The Friends of the Albany Public Library thank you for voting YES on the library budget in 2016.


The Friends of the Albany Public Library have meetings several times a year, to which the public is always invited. 5 :00 to 6:00 pm Place: Community Room 1 on the second floor of the Main Branch, APL.

Book reviews and other events every Tuesday at noon in the Main Branch.


"I must say that I find television very educational.
The minute somebody turns it on,
I go to the library and read a book."

- Groucho Marx

Consider a Gift to the Annual Appeal

It's clear, you love your libraries! We hope you'll consider making a generous contribution to APL's Annual Appeal.

The Albany Public Library changes lives, answering life's most complex questions and serving as the public's destination for social, intellectual and cultural discourse.

As our world changes, Albany's libraries face new challenges with increased demand for more books, materials, and programs housed in aging and outdated facilities. That's why your annual contribution is so important.

Your gifts to the library though The Albany Public Library Foundation means the difference between adequate libraries and great libraries. With private support, we can expand our collections and services to include more of what customers want in materials, technology, and programs.

So, look for the Annual Appeal information in the mail. We thank you.

Donations can be sent to Albany Public Library Foundation, 161, Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12210. Credit Card contributions can be processed by calling 518-427-4346.

Officers, members of the Friends of the Albany Public Library Board

Roger Owen Green (2016)
Paul Hacker (2016)
Gene Damm (2016)
Jonathan B. Skinner (2014)
Judi Baum (2016)

Members by year of term expiration
(alphabetically by last name within year)

Patricia Ilnicki
Joseph Krausman
Mary Alice Maynes
Joan Pflieger
Allan Schneider

David L. Colchamiro
Robbie Halley
Janet Jones
Lois Parsons
Peter G. Sokaris
Willie Mae Spencer

Candace Deisley
Bill Dufur
Evelyn Dufur
Sonny Hausgaard
Anne Marfey
Richard Propp
Leonard Tucker


Eleanor Billmyer
Leonard Tucker
Harold Rubin


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