Jim Neal Elected ALA President for 2017-2018

In a tight three-person race, James G. (Jim) Neal, university librarian emeritus at Columbia University, New York, has been elected president of the American Library Association (ALA) for 2017-2018. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-29 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

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Jim Neal, Maureen Sullivan to Receive ALA’s Highest Honor

Neal and Sullivan have been recognized with honorary membership, the ALA’s highest honor, for their "outstanding contributions of lasting importance to libraries and librarianship." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Pelayo-Lozada Elected ALA President

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TLA 2016: Four Questions for ALA President-Elect Julie Todaro

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Sari Feldman Elected 2015-2016 ALA President

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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

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ALA 2018: A Headline Grabbing ALA Annual Conference Wraps Up in New Orleans

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ALA 2018 Spotlight: ALA Program Highlights

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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

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ALA 2017: ALA, Google Announce $500,000 in Grants to Support Computer Skills

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ALA Midwinter 2017: Colson Whitehead, Matthew Desmond Win ALA Carnegie Medals

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Drabinski Wins 2023-2024 ALA Presidency

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