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'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2017 Spotlight: PW Talks to Incoming ALA President Jim Neal

Neal talks with PW about leading the association in a period of change, internally and politically. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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’s Tracie Hall Receives the National Book Award’s Literarian Award

The first Black woman executive director of the American Library Association receives this year's lifetime Literary Award. The post ALA’s Tracie Hall Receives the National Book Award’s Literarian Award appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-09-07 22:07:43 UTC ]
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Jim Sheeler, Pulitzer-winning journalist who honored fallen troops, dies at 53

He wrote richly detailed obituaries but was best known for “Final Salute,” an article and book about a U.S. Marine who helped comfort the families of troops killed in Iraq. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-09-24 13:32:46 UTC ]
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Edna O’Brien to receive France’s highest cultural distinction

Irish author Edna O’Brien is to be named Commander in the French “Ordre des Arts et Lettres” by the French minister of culture, in recognition of her body of work.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-05 01:15:23 UTC ]
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Carolyn Reidy to receive a lifetime achievement honor at the 2020 National Book Awards

Carolyn Reidy, the late president and chief executive of Simon & Schuster, will receive the Literarian Award, the National Book Foundation announced today. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-09-08 14:14:51 UTC ]
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ALA 2018: Penguin Random House Honors 'Library Awards for Innovation' Grant Recipients

The awards recognize the nation’s “most innovative public libraries and librarians for community-based library programs that engage citizens in reading and strengthen the social and cultural fabric of their community.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Honors Jonathan Band with 2017 L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award

Band, a copyright attorney and an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School, is a longtime advisor and representative for the library community. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2017: Colson Whitehead, Matthew Desmond Honored with Carnegie Medals

At a June 24 reception at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Matthew Desmond and Colson Whitehead accepted their Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2015: Pelosi Honors Baltimore Librarians for 'Heroic' Work During Unrest

Librarians from the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, at the epicenter of the protests in Baltimore this spring, were honored for their work. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-06-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Jim Carrey the actor-writer deconstructs Jim Carrey the character in ‘Memoirs and Misinformation’

Rather than a straightforward memoir, the actor has delivered a baffling but mesmerizing novel about a fictionalized version of himself. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-07-08 15:01:20 UTC ]
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IEEE Spectrum Wins Grand Neal at Virtual Neal Awards Ceremony

IEEE Spectrum took home the Grand Neal, top prize at the annual Jesse H. Neal Awards, which honored the best in business journalism in a video presentation uploaded Friday afternoon, pivoting to a virtual event for the first time in lieu of an originally scheduled luncheon on March 27. "This is... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-04-21 06:09:38 UTC ]
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ALA 2019: PW Talks to ALA Washington Office Director Kathi Kromer

With librarians preparing to gather in Washington for the 2019 Annual Conference, PW recently caught up with ALA's Kathi Kromer to talk about navigating today's unusual political climate, and why 'year-round advocacy' is the office's defining strategy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-07 04:00:00 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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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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