On Tuesday, comedian, actor, director, and author B. J. Novak offered some entertainment at the Closing Session of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
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ALA Council met for its third and final session at the 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday, July 1.
“Welcome to planet Tatooine. That’s what it feels like outside.....”
The odds of having fun were definitely in the favor of all those who attended the Library Games!
Even if you weren’t there to witness the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet, living vicariously through those in the twitterverse was just as enthralling!
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.