'Appalled': As ALA Kicks Off in New Orleans, Librarians Blast Trump Border Policy

In a statement this week, ALA president Jim Neal said there was "no legitimate policy or moral basis" for the Trump administration's "unconscionable" policy of separating families at the border. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-21 00:00:00 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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'No kids in cages': Children's book authors unite against Trump policy separating families at the border

About 2,000 children’s and YA book authors and their supporters have signed onto a campaign to oppose President Trump's controversial family separation immigration policy under the name "Kid Lit Says No Kids in Cages." The campaign made its appearance Monday on Twitter with a statement signed by... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-19 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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ALA 2018: A Headline Grabbing ALA Annual Conference Wraps Up in New Orleans

A star-studded slate of authors and speakers energized and inspired librarians from the show’s main stages. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean: ‘We Expect Librarians to Be Everything to Everybody’

This week on The Maris Review, Susan Orlean joins Maris Kreizman to discuss her latest book, The Library Book, now available in paperback from Simon & Schuster. On how fire has shaped California: Maris Kreizman: A chilling thing that I realized when we first talked about the book is that you... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-19 09:48:21 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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An inside look at Trump’s foreign policy: ‘This is literally insane’

Peter Bergen’s tale of the generals who served in Trump’s White House raises critical questions about civil-military relations. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-12-10 22:32:38 UTC ]
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Trump, Stephanie Grisham, and the chaos at the North Korean border

Yesterday, the cameras were rolling as Donald Trump—to applause and a handshake from Kim Jong Un—became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea. The footage was shaky and broadcast at 2:45am Eastern time; nonetheless, it was a “made-for-TV moment,” as Politico’s Anita Kumar... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2019-07-01 11:38:14 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean on the crazy things people ask a librarian, from 'The Library Book'

The Los Angeles Times Book Club is reading "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Here's an excerpt. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-19 10:00:08 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean on the crazy things people ask a librarian, from ‘The Library Book’

The Los Angeles Times Book Club is reading "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Here’s an excerpt. The opposite of a sensory-deprivation tank might be to spend a Monday morning in the library’s InfoNow Department. The phone rings with that weird blooping electronic tone all day long, and the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-19 10:00:00 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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TLA 2019: A Blast for Librarians, Publishers, and Authors

More than 7,000 librarians, 450 exhibitors, and nearly 300 authors and illustrators participated in the 2019 Texas Library Association Annual Conference, held April 15–18 in Austin. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trump pushed out Nielsen to get ‘tougher’ on border, but how much further can he go?

After more than two years of trumpeting draconian policies that by his own measure have failed to deter U.S. immigration, President Trump now says he wants to take an even “tougher” tack on border security policy. Trump pushed out his second Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, on... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen defends Trump’s misstatement on border apprehensions

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen sparred with newly-empowered House Democrats on Wednesday over President Trump’s immigration policies, defending his recent misstatement that border apprehensions were at an all-time high. Nielsen called upon Congress to address what she described... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'The Border' author Don Winslow wants to debate Trump about the wall, and Stephen King wants to pay for it

Thriller author Don Winslow wants to debate Donald Trump about the president's proposed border wall, and Stephen King is willing to pay $10,000 to make it happen. Winslow, whose new novel, "The Border," is slated for release by Harper Collins imprint William Morrow next week, challenged Trump to... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trump blasts Woodward and threatens to 'write real book' on presidency

President tweets that he will correct record, saying he is misrepresented in veteran reporter’s upcoming book, FearDonald Trump has promised to “write the real book” on his presidency, to correct a record he says is misrepresented by Bob Woodward, veteran author of a highly anticipated work,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-09-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2018: Librarian of Congress, National Archivist Trade Quips

Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, and David S. Ferriero, U.S. Archivist, touched on the challenges of public outreach, preservation, and POTUS. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Announces First Members of New 'Policy Corps'

The initiative seeks to develop expertise within the library community on key national and public policies that are important to libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Launches ‘Policy Corps’ Initiative

The program will tap expertise from within the library community to work on policy initiatives that affect libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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