American Libraries Magazine
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.
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
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,.
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.
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.”
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.”
It’s mid-Midwinter and the level of excitement is only getting higher. Obligatory swag appreciation tweet:
The Association of American Publishers’ Library Committee Chair Chris Vaccari hosted a Family Feud battle (based on the TV show) between Philadelphia librarians and authors at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Sunday afternoon.
“What is he doing up there, writing a book?” A paratrooper on the ground said these words as David Baldacci, bestselling author of Absolute Power and King and Maxwell, stood atop a four-story tower at the US Army base at Fort Benning, Georgia, considering a jump.