See the Midwinter Highlights issue of Cognotes (PDF file) for a wrap-up of #alamw13 events.
American Libraries Magazine
ALA’s Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG) was busy at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.
CHICAGO – On January 29th at its meeting in Seattle during the Midwinter Meeting, the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) approved a dues adjustment proposal and directed that it be placed on the spring ALA ballot for membership approval.
What would it mean for libraries if one of the ideals that we commonly hold to be fundamental to our existence suddenly ceased to be true?
Jamie LaRue writes: Over the months, the DCL Report has examined various bestseller lists.
ALA Midwinter in Seattle highlighted the growing interactions between libraries and the Maker Movement. An entire day, Maker Monday, was devoted to examining the current state of makerspaces in libraries.
At the final Council session of Midwinter 2013, a number of actions were taken. The following individuals were recognized in Memorials:
“All of us are makers,” said Dale Dougherty, founder of MAKE magazine, to a capacity Midwinter crowd at “The New Stacks: The Maker Movement Comes to Libraries” on Monday. “It’s in all of us. Librarians are makers of spaces, keepers of resources shared by many, makers of a culture of learning.”
After the excitement of the Youth Media Awards, Midwinter started to wrap up.
The Council II session included the Treasurer’s Report (CD#13.1) as well as reports from the Policy Monitoring Committee (CD#17), Membership Committee (CD#14), Council Orientation Committee (CD#24–24.1), Committee on Organization (CD#27), and the Freedom to Read Foundation (CD#22).