ALA 2021 Virtual Midwinter Meeting Gets Underway

First Lady Jill Biden, Author Ibram X. Kendi, and Amanda Gorman, the Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States who stole the show at President Biden's inauguration this week, are among those scheduled to speak at the 2021 ALA virtual Midwinter Meeting, which runs through Tuesday, January 26. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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First Lady Jill Biden to Speak at the 2021 ALA Virtual Midwinter Meeting

The January 25 appearance, in what will be among Dr. Biden's first appearances as First Lady of the United States, is a major show of support for the library community. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-31 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Interested in the 2021 ALA Virtual Conference? Check Out These Discounts

ALA members whose jobs have been impacted by the pandemic can once again register for free, and a special code offers a break on Library Marketplace registrations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Barack Obama to Keynote 2021 ALA Virtual Conference

Obama will close the 2021 ALA Annual Conference, which is virtual only, on Tuesday, June 29. He will appear in conversation with Lonnie G. Bunch III, the 14th secretary of the Smithsonian and first African American appointed to the role. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Ibram X. Kendi, Ethan Hawke Among ALA Midwinter Meeting Speakers

Covid-19 has forced the final ALA Midwinter Meeting to go online only, but a typically strong program awaits. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Melinda Gates, Isha Sesay to Keynote 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting

In Seattle, librarians will kick-start what figures to be a busy year with a slate of inspiring authors and speakers; a strong, future-oriented professional program; a host of awards and receptions; and a full slate of author signings and product demos in the exhibit hall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2016 Midwinter Meeting: Ken Burns Talks About the Creative Process

In a fascinating talk, Ken Burns, Terry Tempest Williams, and Mark Kurlansky delved deep into the creative process. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA Midwinter Meeting Kicks Off in Chicago

The main conference program kicks off this afternoon with the popular Exhibits Roundtable/Booklist Author Forum, followed by an opening reception in the exhibit hall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2021: Barack Obama, Expansive Professional Program Highlight 2021 ALA Annual Conference

The ALA Annual Conference will again be virtual-only in 2021—and for many ALA members, that’s actually great news, as it broadens access to one of the most ambitious and impressive programs of the Covid-19 era. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Midwinter 2016 Preview: ALA Midwinter Program Picks

The American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting is where the association conducts its business—committees move forward (however glacially), and hardworking but fun-filled awards committees arrive at their hotly contested decisions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA Midwinter 2018 Spotlight: How Do You 'Midwinter?'

How I've used the ALA Midwinter Meeting has changed over my career, but it's always been valuable. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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

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ALA Midwinter 2015: Amid Winter Storms, ALA Attendance Dips

In all, 10,637attended, the lowest attendance since 2012, when 9,929 gathered in Dallas. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA Midwinter 2015: BISG and ALA Announce Library Survey

The jointly developed survey will seek to understand library patrons’ use of digital resources and other services offered by public libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Covid-19 Forces ALA to Make Inaugural LibLearnX Conference Virtual Only

The ALA's plans to hold the in-person portion of its new LibLearnX conference in San Antonio have been shelved due to the Covid-19 surge, coupled with the size, scope and location of the event, the ALA said. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Meeting Friederike Mayröcker (1924–2021): A Remembrance, by Sylvia Petter

Essay Sylvia Petter recalls Austrian writer Friederike Mayröcker, who passed away June 4, not long after the book-themed TV series ÜBER featured her in its first episode. Friederike Mayröcker passed away on June 4, 2021, in Vienna, aged ninety-six. She... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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ALA 2021: Barack Obama Tells Librarians Their Work Is 'More Important Than Ever'

In a powerful close to the 2021 ALA Annual Conference, the 44th president of the United States praised libraries as "citadels of knowledge and empathy" and said the work of librarians is more vital than ever as we seek to rebuild "the unifying story of America." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Here's the complete list of virtual panels for the 2021 Festival of Books

Panelists will include Zooey Deschanel, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Don Lemon, Lulu Miller, Walter Mosley, Deesha Philyaw and Meena Harris. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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2021 WonderCon, San Diego Comic-Con Stay Virtual; CCI Plans November In-Person Event

Comic-Con International announced that it will once again replace WonderCon, its annual spring convention in Anaheim, and the San Diego Comic-Con in the summer, with free virtual events in 2021. In addition, CCI plans to launch a new and as yet unnamed in-person pop culture event in November 2021. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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James McBride, Rebecca Giggs Win ALA's 2021 Carnegie Medals

The awards, which were established in 2012, have become a highly coveted literary honor, reflecting the expert judgment and insight of library professionals and booksellers who work closely with adult readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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