American Libraries Magazine

Stephen Abram presenting at the PR Forum
Sunday's PR Forum featured Stephen Abram, a leading international librarian.
Posted June 27, 2010 | Comments: 0
Laura Rodgers of Lebanon, Indiana, chats with guests during a luncheon hosted by ALA President Camila Alire.
ALA President Camila Alire hosted a once-in-a-lifetime "make-a-wish" luncheon for a special young lady who decribes herself as "crazy about books and reading."
Posted June 27, 2010 | Comments: 0
Carol Brey-Casiano, Chair, ALA Committee on Library Advocacy, at Saturday's Advocacy Institute.
At Saturday's Advocacy Institute, Carol Brey-Casiano, the Chair of the ALA Committee on Library Advocacy, gave attendees an overview of her strategy for framing an effective budget presentation.
Posted June 27, 2010 | Comments: 0
Author Melvin Konner discusses his book The Jewish Body at Sunday's RUSA Literary Tastes Breakfast.
Attendees at this morning's Literary Tastes Breakfast had a grand time as they were treated to tasty food and talks from a bevvy of popular authors.
Posted June 27, 2010 | Comments: 0
Members offer a toast to 30 years of MAGERT
The Map and Geography Round Table (MAGERT), the world's largest map library organization, celebrated their 30th anniversary with a toast at the ALA Membership Pavilion on Sunday, June 27th.  The celebration included a book signing by Jim Coombs, Map Librarian at Missouri State University, past MAGERT chair and autho
Posted June 27, 2010 | Comments: 0
New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz
At the PLA President's Program, New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz gave an appreciative crowd a peek at the world of crosswords, and particularly what makes for good—and bad—solving.
Posted June 27, 2010 | Comments: 0
Patricia Aufderheide
Alexander Street Press held its customer appreciation breakfast Sunday morning, this one celebrating its 10th anniversary as a provider of large-scale digital collections to libraries.
Posted June 27, 2010 | Comments: 0
Slide from Curtis Rogers's slideshow delineating the importance of a library Twitter feed
The joint ALSC/AASL program “Grassroots 2.0: New Technologies” program on Sunday morning brought together three experts on delivering effective library messages to legislators.
Posted June 27, 2010 | Comments: 0
YA author Pam Ehrenberg sits beneath a tree outside the Washington Convention Center.
2010 ALA Rainbow Project author Pam Ehrenberg had it made in the shade yesterday. Literally.
Posted June 27, 2010 | Comments: 0
Kwame Alexander
Live readings from popular and up-and-coming authors are hosted at the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage in the exhibit hall at ALA Annual Conference, presented by the ALA Public Programs Office.
Posted June 27, 2010 | Comments: 0