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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
Philippe Petit with his new book
Card tricks. Sleight-of-hand magic. Props. Audience participation. No, this isn’t a description of a hot new show on the Vegas Strip. These are a few highlights of the United for Libraries President’s Program, held Monday at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
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
Ilyasah Shabazz
    In an exclusive video interview with American Libraries, Ilyasah Shabazz discusses her reading tastes. . .    
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
Philippe Petit speaks at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition
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Lois Lowry
    Acclaimed author Lois Lowry shares childhood memories of her library and her positive outlook on libraries’ future role in the lives of children in an exclusive video interview with American Libraries.
Posted July 1, 2014 | Comments: 0