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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.
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Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
    Doris Kearns Goodwin praises grassroots activism:   ​    
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 Jeanne Goodrich, Wayne Wiegand, and Wayne Bivens-Tatum. Photo by Curtis Compton
The Reference and User Services Association’s President’s Program on Saturday afternoon offered a wide-ranging look at how academic and public libraries developed their traditional service values.
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Microphone
On Saturday, ALA's Public Programs Office and Office for Intellectual Freedom presented “Managing Challenges, Maximizing Impact: Policies and Practices for Controversial Programming.” Using the “Muslim Journeys” program as an example, Lesley Williams, head
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A scene from the movie: Czech composer Rafael Schächter
Coming from a small town with just one movie theater (showing only commercially predictable films), I was especially excited to check out the “Now Showing @ ALA” series.
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Patrons watch a TEDx talk hosted at the Juneau (Alaska) Public Library (Photo: Juneau Public Library)
If you present information in a visual format, it may be tweeted, shared, and commented on for months to come, as ideas make their way around the world. 
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Literary Tastes author panel: Daniel J. Brown (left), Tessa Dare, Christopher Buehlman, and Victoria Schwab. Photo by Lindsey Halsell
The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) hosted Sunday morning’s “Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year” program.
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Making games
Saturday’s Games and Gaming Round Table’s featured program—“Come Make a Game”—was filled with more than 100 people and hummed with an enthusiasm rarely seen at programs.
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Volunteer coordinator Ruth Newell (far left), trustee for the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, Illinois, gives the volunteer Ambassadors some tips. Photo by George M. Eberhart
Now in its fourth year, the Ambassador program run by the ALA Membership Development Office was in full force at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas and operating out of the ALA Membership Pavilion.
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