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'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]

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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Attendance Up at ALA Midwinter 2016

This year's show was attended by over 11,000 people, and featured appearances by Isaac Mizrahi, Cory Booker, and others. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-15 00:00:00 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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-15 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 2015: ALA Awards Will Eisner Library Grants

Libraries in Arizona and New York were each picked to receive nearly $7,000 in books and vouchers to promote graphic novels and build comics collections. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With LibLearnX, The ALA Midwinter Meeting Is Reborn

The ALA Midwinter Meeting is history, LibLearnX is the future...but because Covid-19 is still present, this year's inaugural event will be virtual only. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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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,... 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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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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ALA Midwinter 2020: Professional Program Highlights

PW contributing editor Brian Kenney offers his picks from this year’s ALA Midwinter professional program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Wes Moore, Julia Alvarez Highlight ALA Midwinter 2020 Speakers Program

At the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, librarians will gear up for what figures to be an eventful year with a slate of inspiring authors and speakers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 05:00:00 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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Macmillan stands by e-book lending change amid ALA outcry

Macmillan in the US has apologised to librarians for not informing them of upcoming changes to its e-book lending policy but has refused to amend it amid an outcry and 150,000 signature petition. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-31 03:00:10 UTC ]
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ALA Reports Strong Attendance at 2019 Annual Conference

Librarians gathered in Washington D.C. were treated to a slate of great author talks—and wrestled with a host of thorny issues in the professional program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-28 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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ALA Midwinter 2019: In Keynote, Melinda Gates Talks Gender Equality, Advocacy, and ‘Moments of Lift’

“The demand for gender equality is growing louder, and it is coming from all over the world,” Gates told attendees at the opening of the ALA meeting. But progress is not inevitable, she warned. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Midwinter 2019: Melinda Gates to Chair National Library Week

“We couldn’t imagine a more ideal person to serve as National Library Week honorary chair,” said American Library Association President (ALA) Loida Garcia-Febo, in a statement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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