Cathleen Bourdon, AED, Communications & Member Relations, reporting from onsite in Washington, DC
American Libraries Magazine
Make time to see the Parade of Bookmobiles this Sunday, June 27th at 2:00 pm! The 4th annual Parade of Bookmobiles will showcase mobile libraries of all shapes and sizes.
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.
The 2010 Libraries Build Communities volunteers gathered this morning, and will spend the day restoring books, collecting food, and building homes in the Washington D.C. area.
There's so much of interest in our first issue of ALA Cognotes that we had to divy it up into two parts. Get all the news that's fit to print about ALA DC 2010 here:
Watch interviews and scenes from Thursday evening's Freedom to Read Foundation reception.
Alice Gorshenin visits us from Germany to attend her first ALA Conference.
John Chrastka, Director for Membership Development, reports from onsite in Washington, DC:
Nancy Kranich served as President of the American Library Association in 2000-2001, focusing on the role of libraries in democracies. A tireless champion of the public's information rights, Nancy has spearheaded the library community's efforts to promote civic engagement, open access, and free expression.