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Alex Holzman of Temple University Press. Photo by Stephen M. Brooks
“What drives acquisitions in 2014?” is the teaser for the 2014 Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting.
Posted January 27, 2014 | Comments: 0
Melissa Sweet
Award-winning children’s book creator Melissa Sweet was at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia where she spoke with American Libraries about the extensive research she does before crafting a book and the importance of her small-town library in Maine.
Posted January 27, 2014 | Comments: 0
Painting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Photo by Stephen M. Brooks
       
Posted January 27, 2014 | Comments: 0
As a first-timer at Midwinter, perhaps I didn't know any better, but I crashed the meeting of the All Committee and Executive Committee of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Acquisitions Section on Saturday afternoon.
Posted January 27, 2014 | Comments: 0
The crowd awaits the Youth Media Awards announcements. Photo by Angie Manfredi
If there's any one reason all librarians, and particularly those who work with children and teens, should attend the Midwinter Meeting, it's so they can attend the unforgettable live spectacle that is the Youth Media Awards (YMA) announcements (see all the winners
Posted January 27, 2014 | Comments: 0
Adi Redzic, cofounder and executive director of iOme.
Adi Redzic, cofounder and executive director of the financial-literacy organization iOme [I owe me],  provided an engaging example of the power of storytelling at “Financial Literacy: Why Students Need Librarians to Get Involved” on Saturday at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia,.
Posted January 27, 2014 | Comments: 0
Primates being observed at the Philadelphia Zoo
On Sunday night, I had the grand experience of joining New York Times–bestselling author Nancy Tillman at a book signing for her new children's book titled Let There Be Light, coauthored with Nobel Peace Prize–winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  
Posted January 26, 2014 | Comments: 0
Baby symbols
More than a dozen academic librarians—and one 13-month-old—met late Sunday afternoon at the Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia for a session titled “ACRL Balancing Baby and Book Discussion Group.”
Posted January 26, 2014 | Comments: 0
Amy Koester opens the 2014 Midwinter session of Guerrilla Storytime. Photo by Angie Manfredi
On Sunday the Uncommons were rocking with the sound of some 40 children's librarians singing the classic children's rhyme “Open, Shut Them” together as one as they opened the first-ever Midwinter session of “Guerrilla Storytime.”
Posted January 26, 2014 | Comments: 1
2014 ALA Midwinter Top 10 Tweets
It’s mid-Midwinter and the level of excitement is only getting higher.   Obligatory swag appreciation tweet:
Posted January 26, 2014 | Comments: 0