Over at American Libraries Inside Scoop blog Greg Ladgraf posts: "The Washington Office covered a number of topics in its Midwinter update..." The Washington Office covered issues ranging from the
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If you're too busy to go exploring the greater Boston area, visit the PLA Blog, which has been kind enough to go sightseeing for you.
On Friday, The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and ALA announced their establishment of a Haiti Relief Fund to send aid to the victims of the island nation's horrifying earthquakes. Since then, the Midwinter Tweetosphere has been aflutter with tweets and re-tweets on the fund and how to donate, an
Alexander Street Press held its always-interesting customer appreciation breakfast Sunday morning, January 17, at the Boston Public Library.
As has been reported, ALA and the Massachussets Convention Center Authority, which operates the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center where Midwinter is being held, have established the MCCA/ALA Haiti Relief Fund.
“We need a New Deal about privacy,” said Hal Niedzviecki, author of The Peep Diaries, at the Office for Intellectual Freedom's kickoff for Choose Privacy Week, which will be first observed May 2–8, 2010.
The Washington Office covered a number of topics in its Midwinter update. Due to a scheduled interview on the MCCA/ALA Haiti Relief Fund, I was able to attend the first hour only; Pamela Goodes will be writing about topics discussed after I left. Patriot Act
ALA immediate past president Jim Rettig emceed an ALA Midwinter Meeting forum featuring the candidates who will be vying for the American Library Association president and treasurer posts in the forthcoming spring election.
Authors Eric Van Lustbader, Chuck Hogan, Tracy Chevalier, and Julie Powell kicked off the exhibits opening Friday afternoon in conversation with Brad Hooper of Booklist, sharing impressions about what it's like to have your book turned into a feature film.
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