Santa Monica Librarian Patty Wong Wins 2021-2022 ALA Presidency

Wong's term as ALA president, like that of incoming president Julius C. Jefferson, will be one of the most consequential in years, shaped by a historic pandemic and a major organizational overhaul already underway at ALA. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Julius C. Jefferson Wins 2020-2021 ALA Presidency

Jefferson will serve as president-elect for one year before stepping into his role as president at the close of the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Julie Todaro Wins ALA Presidency

In a four-way race, Todaro garnered 2,899 votes, edging her closest competitor, University of Washington iSchool professor Joe Janes by just 22 votes. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-08 00:00:00 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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ALA Midwinter 2017: Colson Whitehead, Matthew Desmond Win ALA Carnegie Medals

The selections were announced on Sunday, January 22, at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, with an official award ceremony to come this summer, at the ALA annual conference, set for Chicago. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-23 00:00:00 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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Santa Monica Public Library Reads THE HATE U GIVE

A reader attended the Santa Monica Public Library's book club discussion about THE HATE U GIVE and shares the library's list of further reading. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-16 10:33:34 UTC ]
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Ros Harding wins School Librarian of the Year Award

The School Library Association (SLA) has awarded the School Librarian of the Year Award to Ros Harding from The King’s School Chester.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-01 07:49:08 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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Patti Smith Wins 2019 'One Book, One New York' Vote

Rock star and author Smith's 'Just Kids' is the winner of the 2019 'One Book, One New York' contest. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-03 04:00:00 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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Emma Suffield wins School Librarian of the Year Award

A librarian from Saint Wilfrid’s C of E Academy in Blackburn, Lancashire, has been given this year’s School Librarian of the Year Award by the School Library Association. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Former librarian Kate Milner wins Klaus Flugge Prize

Kate Milner, a former librarian, has won this year’s Klaus Flugge Prize for the most exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Developers, philanthropists and a Pulitzer-winning novelist will help choose USC's next president

The diverse group charged with selecting USC’s next president includes a former Goldman Sachs executive, a prominent social worker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and the founding CEO of the nation’s largest health benefits company. Rick Caruso, the billionaire developer leading the search... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-08-29 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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'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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Scottish school librarian wins national award

Shelagh Toonen from Elgin Academy in Moran has been named Scotland’s Library and Information Professional of the Year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Librarian wins £10k Cheltenham Literature Festival First Novel competition

A Bristol librarian has won the inaugural Cheltenham Literature Festival First Novel competition with her “clever, pulsing story”, scooping a book deal with Borough Press. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2017: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Urges Librarians to 'Stay Strong'

In a short address, Emanuel welcomed librarians to his city, offering words of support amidst the steep political challenges facing the profession. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2017 Spotlight: Librarians Gear Up for 'the Fight of a Lifetime'

Librarians will gather in Chicago for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference amid an organizational leadership transition, and challenges from the Trump Administration. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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