Brewster's Millions: ALA Preview 2011

At the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, a standing-room-only panel focused on how ebooks will affect the future of libraries. From research and pilot programs to digitizing efforts, libraries have long helped prepare the way for ebooks. But now that the consumer market for ebooks has taken off, are libraries in danger of being marginalized? Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Off the Shelf: ALA Preview 2011

More than 10,000 librarians, publishers, authors, and vendors will gather in Dallas, January 20–24, for the 2012 American Library Association Midwinter meeting. Among the meeting’s highlights: the announcement of the ALA’s Youth Media Awards, including the coveted Newbery and Caldecott medals; a... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Big Uneasy: ALA Preview 2011

Managing budget pressure is a way of life for library administrators. But as librarians gather in New Orleans for the 2011 ALA Annual Conference, a snapshot of public library budgets across the nation shows the lingering "Great Recession" is still devastating library services—even as demand for... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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 Accepting Applications for $2 Million in NEH-funded Covid-19 Relief Grants

Up to 200 U.S. libraries of all types will be selected to receive $10,000 grants to support, restore, and sustain their core activities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA Midwinter 2017 Preview

What the incoming administration could mean for libraries will be among the hot topics at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA Midwinter 2016 Preview: Free to All

From Jan. 8–12, 2016, the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting will return to one of America’s great library cities: Boston. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA Midwinter 2016 Preview: We Need to Talk About Reference

We take a look back at some of the library stories that captivated the publishing world in 2015, and a look ahead at what they portend for 2016. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA Midwinter 2014: Pew Previews Library User Typology

At the ALA Midwinter Conference this past Sunday, Lee Rainie discussed the latest Pew Research Center Library survey and announced plans to develop a widget that will provide librarians with community-specific data. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2014 Preview: Check it out with Michael Kelley: A Deeper Dive

Can metered reading work for library ebooks? Maybe, maybe not. But the world of digital reading demands experimentation, and who better for publishers to experiment with than libraries? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2014 Preview: Getting Ready to Read

The conversation about the Common Core standards will be a hot topic at this year’s ALA Midwinter Meeting, as many public librarians make efforts to reach their patrons and community members—as well as form partnerships with school librarians—to provide information on the standards. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2014 Preview: The Librarian’s Guide to Paranoid Behavior

Librarians have always been a wee bit paranoid, but for years our distrust pretty much clustered around two obsessions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2014 Preview: Let’s Talk It Out

The conference theme of the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting, set for January 24–28 in Philadelphia, is “the conversation starts here.” It is a perfectly appropriate theme. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2014 Preview: Cut to the Core: On the Front Lines of the Common Core Rollout

In October, we gave what was scheduled to be a one-hour presentation to a group of public librarians and library directors on collaboration between school and public libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2014 Preview: Meet the Team

At PW, we’ve always served the library community, but you’ve probably noticed that in recent months we’ve ramped up our commitment to covering library news and issues, with a lineup of monthly columnists writing on a broad range of issues affecting libraries and publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2014 Preview: Google Books: Eight Years Later...

On November 14, Judge Denny Chin dismissed the long-running Authors Guild suit against Google, ruling that the digitization of books for Google Book Search is fair use. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Save the Libraries: ALA 2011

These are the books that defined my childhood. Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case; The Secret of the Old Clock; Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret; Flowers in the Attic; Gone with the Wind. They thrilled me. They made me feel like I wasn't alone in the world. They told me about my history. They... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2022: Washington, D.C., to Host the First In-Person ALA Annual Conference Since 2019

After two years of virtual events, the 2022 ALA Annual Conference is set for Thursday–Tuesday, June 23–28 at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center. 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

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ALA 2019: ALA Professional Program Highlights

PW contributing editor Brian Kenney offers a look at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference's professional program, which this year features a strong emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) issues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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