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Store at ALA10
Opening day at the ALA10 Store was quite busy! The Store may run out of ALA10 t-shirts and lanyards soon, so get them while you can. Also, stop by and see all the new posters and books, plus items exclusively available at Annual.
Posted June 26, 2010 | Comments: 0
Françoise Mouly and Mark Siegel, Gene Luen Yang and Matt Phelan, A sample Rodolphe Töpffer comic strip from the 1840s, An R. Crumb cartoon showing a mother tearing up a kid's comic book, Gene Yang's graphic novel Animal Crackers, which reprints some of his earlier work
Booklist’s Books for Youth Annual Forum on Friday night drew a roomful of comics admirers who came to hear an art editor, a children’s book illustrator, a publisher, and a comics creator share their thoughts on how graphic novels have evolved from collections of newspaper comic strips and formulaic superher
Posted June 25, 2010 | Comments: 0
Toni Tucker and Lori Coryell, Nancy Dowd demonstrates that her John Cotton Dana Award application was in the form of a book, Ange Milner's new headstone, Paul Burch and Jon Langford were the featured artists at the Ypsilanti Songwriting Festival in 2008, New Jersey Turnpike tollbooth at Bergen displaying the "NJ Libraries Transform Lives" sign
The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) sponsored a panel Saturday morning on outstanding community-centered marketing campaigns.
Posted June 25, 2010 | Comments: 0
The ALA Committee on Education invited two special guests to its meeting Saturday afternoon—Linda Smith, associate dean of the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and Beth Paskoff, director of the Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science—both of whom
Posted June 25, 2010 | Comments: 0
Scenes from the EL Poster Session at ALA10
A few of the great posters presented by the 2010 class of Emerging Leaders.  More to follow. 
Posted June 25, 2010 | Comments: 0
Friday's Top 10 Tweets - June 25, 20010
Posted June 25, 2010 | Comments: 0
Haiti Relief
ALA is encouraging all attendees and exhibitors at the ALA Annual Conference to take two minutes to donate $10 to help rebuild libraries in Haiti.
Posted June 25, 2010 | Comments: 0
AL Associate Editor Pamela A. Goodes  interviews Harvard Law Professor Charles  Ogletree prior to the Library Champions reception during Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
"There are far too many libraries today that are not open seven days a week, weekends, or at  night," Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor Charles Ogletree said in an exclusive American Libraries interview during Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. "We have 24-hour jail service and, in some instanc
Posted June 25, 2010 | Comments: 0
Library Advocacy Day desk
Within the last 24 hours, over 75 people have signed up for Library Advocacy Day at the ALA Annual Conference, which brings the total number of registrants to nearly 1,300 advocates.  The rally will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29 at Upper Senate Park on Capitol Hill.
Posted June 25, 2010 | Comments: 0
Council and Membership Meetings sign at ALA Annual Conference in DC (#ala10)., ALA members and staff join at the Membership Meeting today at ALA Annual Conference in DC (#ala10).
The Membership Meetings committee met today to put the final touches on two excellent progams agendas for the ALA Membership Meetings here in D.C.  The meetings are in the Washington Convention Center, Balon Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Posted June 25, 2010 | Comments: 0