American Libraries Magazine
The President’s Program at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition began as a calm affair, with this year’s award-winning librarians, authors, and library supporters taking the stage to receive recognition and gather their prizes. Then Lemony Snicket hit the stage.
Jane McGonigal, alternate-reality game designer, speaks with American Libraries about gaming and the experience of mastery, resilience, and how the human brain processes intense videogames.
ALA Council breezed through its second session on June 30, closing in under an hour and a half.
Science fiction and fantasy are broad genre labels. There are no boundaries to their fantastic natures—they can encompass all variety of settings, times, and narrative structures. As a result, sci-fi and fantasy can be prime petri dishes for experiments on the human condition.
E-Content Quarterly Editor Mirela Roncevic on Sunday served as moderator for a panel of librarians and publishers who discussed “Leading with Ebooks: New Strategies for Librarians and Publishers.” The event was sponsored by Total BooX, an ebook provider that offers a
“We allow our children to be taught to hate,” said Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, and an auditorium speaker on Sunday at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference.
Many library professionals, when offered a job, are so relieved to hear that the search is over that they agree to any terms an employer sets.
The American Indian Youth Literature Awards (AIYLA) ceremony took place on Sunday afternoon.
While libraries are so much more than the physical books on our shelves, those books play a critical role in the services we provide to patrons. Which is why, for many of us, half the fun of ALA Annual Conference is hearing about what is new and upcoming from our favorite authors.