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A ceremony at the American Indian Youth Literature Awards. Photo by Michele LeSure
The American Indian Youth Literature Awards (AIYLA) ceremony took place on Sunday afternoon.
Posted June 30, 2014 | Comments: 0
Conference attendees prepare to hear from authors at AAP's speed dating event
While libraries are so much more than the physical books on our shelves, those books play a critical role in the services we provide to patrons. Which is why, for many of us, half the fun of ALA Annual Conference is hearing about what is new and upcoming from our favorite authors.
Posted June 30, 2014 | Comments: 0
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I am not a tech head. Don’t get me wrong, I love the internet, my smartphone, and gifs, but I know very little about the computer science behind the technology I use. Yet the increasing power of technology and the role it plays in our daily lives cannot be understated.
Posted June 30, 2014 | Comments: 0
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On Saturday, ALA Council met for its first session, with ALA President Barbara Stripling presiding. Among its actions, Council passed a Resolution in Support of Stable Funding for Air Force Libraries (CD#43).
Posted June 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
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The Game Making Interest Group’s meeting this year centered around the recently published book Gaming in Libraries: Essays on Using Play to Connect and Instruct (McFarland, 2014), which was edited by the group’s chair, Breanne Kirsch.
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Diagram of connected learning
Libraries are at the center of a new education methodology: connected learning.
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It just keeps getting better! Day 2 of Annual was packed with great author meetings, awards, and the ALA Left Behind, who are just as entertaining to have pop up on your streams! Authors, authors everywhere!
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Former US Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.)
Advocacy and lobbying in the nation’s capital on behalf of libraries and the library profession was the focus of “Washington Update–2014 Congressional Election and Its Impact on Libraries,” an event held Saturday morning at ALA’s 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas.
Posted June 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
    Doris Kearns Goodwin praises grassroots activism:   ​    
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