American Libraries Magazine
Conventional wisdom is that work slows down in August, especially in Washington, D.C., with the departure of Congress. But for the ALA Digital Content crew (DCWG), the summer doldrums have passed us by.
In medieval times, so the story goes, uncharted areas of maps were marked with the ominous notation “here be dragons.” While satellites have allowed precise mapping of the Earth, there are still plenty of non-geographic unknowns to be explored—like reasonably priced fiction ebooks with library-friendly terms. And th
On July 12, ALA President Barbara Stripling released a statement regarding libraries and the Affordable Care Act.
The following message was sent to all ALA members this morning from ALA President Barbara Stripling: Presidential Update on National Security Leak
I didn’t know much about makerspaces prior to Annual. I assumed, well, they make things, right? My general notion was correct, but definitely not the whole story. So what is a makerspace?
ALA’s Graphic Novel Stage opened Friday night with “Comics Quickfire!” a fast-paced game where two volunteers choose a team of professional cartoonists and battle against each other for glory. Anne Drozd, Raina Telgemeier, Matt Phelan, and John Green participated in the game hosted by Dave Roman.
Mystery authors Claire O’Donohue, Frances McNamara, and David Walker explored the reputation of Chicago and why it is a great backdrop for mystery novels Saturday afternoon. Chicago has a reputation for having corrupt politicians and a high crime rate.
ALA Treasurer Mario Gonzalez issued the following statement on July 3, 2013: “A number of questions arose at conference regarding a notice that appeared in the Illinois Bar Review this Spring. This note related to the disbarment of a former ALA employee for misappropriation of funds from ALA.
On June 29, Booklist’s Donna Seaman interviewed bestselling author Khaled Hosseini as part of the Auditorium Speaker Series at the ALA Annual Conference, and discussed his new book, And the Mountains Echoed. The discussion delved into the aut