The Arrowhead Library System subscribes to a number of periodicals that
may be of interest to library staff. We routinely route new issues to
staff at ALS and in member libraries who have expressed an interest.
Generally, we maintain back issues for one year. As always, if you’re at
ALS for a meeting or other event, please feel to browse the periodicals
housed in our Professional Collection. The titles that ALS receives,
along with a brief description, are listed below:

Smart Computing
Tips and tools for users of personal computers in everyday language. Covers topics from common operating systems, such as Windows, to popular software applications, such as Microsoft Office. Heavy on advertising.

Smart Libraries
Edited by Marshall Breeding, this newsletter delivers hard data and innovative insights about the world of library technology. Formerly titled Library Systems Newsletter.

Teacher Librarian (TL)
“The Journal for School Library Professionals,” designed for library professionals working with children and young adults.

Update (National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped)
Issued quarterly, contains articles about volunteer activities at libraries and agencies cooperating with NLS.

The Video Librarian
Review magazine for public, school, academic, and special libraries, as well as video fans who are interested in a wider variety of titles than what’s found in the average video store. Written by staff, librarians, teachers, and film critics, Video Librarian offers over 225 critical reviews per issue.

VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)
Dedicated to the needs of young adult librarians, the advocacy of young adults, and the promotion of young adult literature and reading. Regular columns by highly-respected young adult library leaders and several feature articles appear in each issue to provide information, not only on books and reading, but also on young adult library programming, gaming, professional development, intellectual freedom, young adult author interviews and profiles, and other topics vital to librarians serving young adults.

Reports on how new and developing technology affects culture, the economy, and politics.