ALA 2017 Spotlight: Librarians Gear Up for 'the Fight of a Lifetime'

Librarians will gather in Chicago for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference amid an organizational leadership transition, and challenges from the Trump Administration. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2017 Spotlight: PW Talks to Incoming ALA President Jim Neal

Neal talks with PW about leading the association in a period of change, internally and politically. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2017: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Urges Librarians to 'Stay Strong'

In a short address, Emanuel welcomed librarians to his city, offering words of support amidst the steep political challenges facing the profession. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2017 Spotlight: Four Questions with Skip Prichard

The longtime publishing innovator talks about libraries, publishing in the digital age, and his forthcoming book with Center Street, 'The Book of Mistakes'. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2017 Spotlight: Hillary Clinton, Ron Chernow Among Author Highlights

Authors and books are the lifeblood of ALA annual conferences, and this year's event features a typically robust program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2017 Spotlight: The Carnegie Medals Turn Six

Now in their sixth year, the Carnegie Medals have become a coveted literary honor, and the award ceremonies at ALA have created some memorable moments, including powerful speeches by winners. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2017 Spotlight: The Next Chapter for Library E-books

The ALA Digital Content Working Group is ending, but the conversation about ebooks in libraries is not. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Midwinter 2017: Librarians Ponder the Future Under Trump

In his opening keynote at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, just hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, W. Kamau Bell made a plea to librarians: don’t let Trump’s vision of America become the new normal. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At ALA Midwinter, Librarians Show Some Fight

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that certainly held true for the issues facing librarians at the American Library Association’s 2012 Midwinter Meeting, held January 20–24 in Dallas. In a climate of stretched budgets, ever-more-complex technology, copyright and legislative issues, and... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2018 Spotlight: Michelle Obama, Doris Kearns Goodwin Headline 2018 ALA Annual Conference

A star-studded main speaker program awaits attendees, June 21-26, in New Orleans. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2018 Spotlight: Why is Turnout So Low in ALA Elections?

Even with a hot-button issue on this year's ballot, only about 20% of ALA members bothered to vote. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2018 Spotlight: ALA Program Highlights

PW contributing editor Brian Kenney offers his picks from a strong 2018 ALA professional program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2017: This Debut Novel Is Sarah Jessica Parker’s First ALA Book Club Central Pick...

Parker called Stephanie Powell Watts’ debut novel 'No One Is Coming to Save Us' “deeply compelling and richly satisfying," and described it as a “brilliant examination of the American dream among African-Americans in a struggling community in the contemporary South.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2017: ALA, Google Announce $500,000 in Grants to Support Computer Skills

The American Library Association kicked off its 2017 annual conference on Thursday with a reception at Google’s Chicago office to celebrate a new $500,000 competitive grant program, sponsored by Google, to encourage computer skills in America’s libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Midwinter 2017: Colson Whitehead, Matthew Desmond Win ALA Carnegie Medals

The selections were announced on Sunday, January 22, at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, with an official award ceremony to come this summer, at the ALA annual conference, set for Chicago. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Midwinter 2020: On E-books, Librarians Must Hold the Line

As librarians gather in Philadelphia for the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the future of digital content in libraries remains uncertain. Librarians must stay engaged. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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School & Library Spotlight Fall 2019: School Librarians Build Up the Advocacy Pressure

As reductions in education funding still loom nationwide, school librarians seek out ways to showcase and defend the benefits of the work they do. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Fighting Back: Spotlight on Rachael Denhollander

A powerful new memoir refuses to turn a blind eye to sexual abuse and offers survivors a way forward. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2019: Carla Hayden, The People's Librarian

PW talks with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden ahead of the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Librarians to Rally as ALA Midwinter Kicks off in Seattle

Advocacy, technology, and the future of ALA will be prominent themes at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting, which runs from January 25-29. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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