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Screenshot of Walter Dean Myers being interviewed on the PBS News Hour on July 31, 2012
Prolific and award-winning author Walter Dean Myers, 76, winner of the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award for the novel Monster, died July 1 after a brief illness.
Posted July 3, 2014 | Comments: 0
Laurie R. King, who spoke at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, poses with American Libraries magazine
Laurie R. King is the bestselling author of 23 books, known for her detective/mystery fiction, including the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes and Kate Martinelli mysteries. She spoke Monday at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea during the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition.
Posted July 3, 2014 | Comments: 0
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    Libraries for the win!
Posted July 2, 2014 | Comments: 0
Heather Gudenkauf, author of Little Mercies
Heather Gudenkauf, author of The Weight of Silence and Little Mercies, was featured as a speaker at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas.
Posted July 2, 2014 | Comments: 0
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  Paul Rusesabagina’s last name translates to “he who disperses his enemies” in the Kinyarwanda language. There is no more fitting name for the man responsible for saving 1,268 Tutsi refugees from certain death at the hands of Hutu soldiers during the Rwandan genocide.
Posted July 2, 2014 | Comments: 0
Bestselling author Jennifer Kahnweiler
Appearing as an Auditorium Speaker on the ALCTS President’s Program on June 30, bestselling author Jennifer Kahnweiler said she has been an avid library patron ever since she was a child. In fact, her father led the renovation of the library in their hometown.
Posted July 2, 2014 | Comments: 0
Dancing at the Inaugural Brunch
On Tuesday, ALA got a new president.
Posted July 2, 2014 | Comments: 0
A Young Girl Reading, by Jean-Honoré Fragonard
On Sunday afternoon, programming librarians shared their ideas for “out-of-the-box” book clubs.
Posted July 2, 2014 | Comments: 1
Grants have become even more crucial as library budgets are cut
Sharon Skinner, national president of the nonprofit Grant Professionals Association (GPA), presented tips for writing a successful grant proposal at a June 29 program at ALA Annual Conference. Skinner’s advice provided skillful guidance for any grant-writing novice. For experienced writers, she offered reminders and
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
Mark McCallon’s PowerPoint slide showing how the ALA audience rated The Speaker for content using a Speaker Evaluation Form when it was shown.
In 1977, the American Library Association decided to get into the movie business.
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0