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ALA Council met for its third and final session at the 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday, July 1.
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
Slide from the program "Boba Fett at the Circ Desk." Photo by Jennifer Petti
“Welcome to planet Tatooine. That’s what it feels like outside.....”
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
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The odds of having fun were definitely in the favor of all those who attended the Library Games!
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Even if you weren’t there to witness the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet, living vicariously through those in the twitterverse was just as enthralling!
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Posted June 30, 2014 | Comments: 0
ALA President Barbara Stripling talks with actor Jeff Bridges and author Lois Lowry
The President’s Program at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition began as a calm affair, with this year’s award-winning librarians, authors, and library supporters taking the stage to receive recognition and gather their prizes. Then Lemony Snicket hit the stage.
Posted June 30, 2014 | Comments: 1
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    Jane McGonigal, alternate-reality game designer, speaks with American Libraries about gaming and the experience of mastery, resilience, and how the human brain processes intense videogames.
Posted June 30, 2014 | Comments: 0
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ALA Council breezed through its second session on June 30, closing in under an hour and a half.
Posted June 30, 2014 | Comments: 0
Science fiction and fantasy can be prime petri dishes for experiments on the human condition
Science fiction and fantasy are broad genre labels. There are no boundaries to their fantastic natures—they can encompass all variety of settings, times, and narrative structures. As a result, sci-fi and fantasy can be prime petri dishes for experiments on the human condition.
Posted June 30, 2014 | Comments: 0
From left: Elizabeth Joseph, James LaRue, and Michael Rockliff. Photo by George M. Eberhart
E-Content Quarterly Editor Mirela Roncevic on Sunday served as moderator for a panel of librarians and publishers who discussed “Leading with Ebooks: New Strategies for Librarians and Publishers.” The event was sponsored by Total BooX, an ebook provider that offers a
Posted June 30, 2014 | Comments: 0