On Saturday, ALA Council met for its first session, with ALA President Barbara Stripling presiding. Among its actions, Council passed a Resolution in Support of Stable Funding for Air Force Libraries (CD#43).
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The Game Making Interest Group’s meeting this year centered around the recently published book Gaming in Libraries: Essays on Using Play to Connect and Instruct (McFarland, 2014), which was edited by the group’s chair, Breanne Kirsch.
If you are thinking about or are in the early stages of building a virtual reference service for your library, the virtual reference discussion group is a great place to start.
Libraries are at the center of a new education methodology: connected learning.
It just keeps getting better! Day 2 of Annual was packed with great author meetings, awards, and the ALA Left Behind, who are just as entertaining to have pop up on your streams! Authors, authors everywhere!
Advocacy and lobbying in the nation’s capital on behalf of libraries and the library profession was the focus of “Washington Update–2014 Congressional Election and Its Impact on Libraries,” an event held Saturday morning at ALA’s 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas.
Doris Kearns Goodwin praises grassroots activism:
The Reference and User Services Association’s President’s Program on Saturday afternoon offered a wide-ranging look at how academic and public libraries developed their traditional service values.
On Saturday, ALA's Public Programs Office and Office for Intellectual Freedom presented “Managing Challenges, Maximizing Impact: Policies and Practices for Controversial Programming.” Using the “Muslim Journeys” program as an example, Lesley Williams, head
Coming from a small town with just one movie theater (showing only commercially predictable films), I was especially excited to check out the “Now Showing @ ALA” series.