American Libraries Magazine

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.
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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.
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Toni Morrison Discusses Libraries in Saturday's Keynote Address
Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison shared her thoughts on her childhood and on the changes that libraries are undergoing, and her unwavering desire to be a part of their future in last night's keynote speech --
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YALSA Rocks Stars at the YALSA Happy Hour
YALSA's @ala10 Flickr slideshow gives a glimpse of some stellar events. Friday's YALSA Happy Hour at Old Dominion Brew House; The Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon on Saturday, honored winner of the 2010 Margaret A.
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Emerging Leaders Janice Reyes (left) and Heather Highfield (right) discuss their project on the ethical ramifications of archives granting access to photographs of Native American people and cultural objects.
The three-day, 120 presentation marathon that is the 29th Annual ALA Poster Sessions kicked off on Friday, showcasing a veritable buffet of great new ideas being presented by Emerging Leaders participa
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ALA President Camila A. Alire, 3rd from left, with ALA past-presidents, from left, Peggy Sullivan 1980-81, Barbara Ford 1997-98, Betty Turock 1995-96, Nancy Kranich 2000-01, and Patricia Glass Schuman 1991-92, at the Library Advocates, Library Champions, and Legacy Society event.
On Thursday, June 24 ALA’s Past Presidents hosted an appreciation reception for ALA Library Champions, Legacy Society members, and major donors. Betty Turock, ALA Past President and current chair of the Spectrum Scholarship Fundraising Initiative, welcomed Professor Charles J.
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LAD 2010 T-Shirts
Pre-registered Library Advocacy Day participants can pick up their rally t-shirts from 12:30pm - 2:30pm Sunday and Monday in the Membership Pavilion, booth 2525 in the exhibits.  FAQs for your visits to legislators are available.  Ask questions about the issues and get comfortable talking to Congress during 'Advocac
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SCVNGR@ALA
Play the SCVNGR trek in the ALA Exhibits. Simply text 'ALATREK' to 728647 to get the app.  Apple or andriod users search SCVNGR.  You can win great prizes as you walk the exhibits with this fun game. 
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Open Gaming Night attendees, Open Gaming Night Rock Band
More than 140 attendees got together at the Renaissance Ballroom in the Renaissance Washington hotel to win prizes, watch their colleagues go all out at Rock Band, and play “European” board games (code for modern board games that are more social and don’t rely on just rolling the die and moving around a board).
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ALA Cognotes, Issue 3, June 27, 2010.
As the daily rag for all things Annual, Cognotes isn't just filled with tidbits covering the past day's events.
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