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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