George Eberhart has outdone himself with wrap-up coverage of the 2010 American Library Association Annual Conference (#ala10) in this week’s special issue of AL Direct. See it here in all it’s HTML finery: http://link.ixs1.net/s/ve?eli=w660388&si=v388040142&cfc=3html. ALA Members automatically receive the news, analysis and opinions in AL Direct every Wednesday right in their inboxes. Feel free to share the link….
Friends, family, and colleagues, including new division presidents, helped Roberta Stevens of the Library of Congress celebrate her inauguration as 2010–2011 president of the American Library Association. Instead of a traditional presidential speech, Stevens turned the podium over to four of her favorite authors: Marie Arana, Brad Meltzer, Sharon Draper, and Carmen Agra Deedy.
Conference-goers were still a-Twitter on Tuesday. We had the big Library Advocacy Day rally, suggestions on library decor from Amy Sedaris, and ponderings of totebag culture across the professional aisle…
For one year only, Library Advocacy Day replaced National Library Legislative Day. This morning, around 2,000 library workers and supporters met at Upper Senate Park in Washington, D.C. to rally for libraries. After the event, participants met with their elected officials and staff.
If you weren’t able to attend the rally, you can read the moment-to-moment coverage and see partipants’ photos at #lad2010.