From the Intellectual Freedom 101 session yesterday at Conference... Speakers included IFC chair Martin Garnar, who spoke about the Intellectual Freedom Committee, the Merritt Fund, and state intellectual freedom committees; Kent Oliver, FTRF president, who spoke about the Freedom to Read Foundation; chair of the I
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We caught up with Dr. Camila Alire Friday at the ALA Annual Conference, following her speech before those gathered at "Surviving in a Tough Economy: An Advocacy Institute Workshop," held from 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Washington Room: Independence C-E.
Courtney Young, New Members Round Table (NMRT) President, hosted an extreamly popular program on "Innovative Career Choices: Opportunities Beyond Public and Academic Libraries" as her Presidential Program. It was standing-room only. Featured Speakers were Kristen Mastel, Julie Blixrud and Amanda Roberta.
Members of the Advocacy Coordinating Group met on June 26th and the consensus of the group was to continue promotion of Library Snapshot Day in 2011.
Because of all the collected pre-Conference anticipation, Fridays at Annual are often super-charged with excitement, and this year was no different.
The relentless eye of the blogosphere has set its sites on ALA Annual. Here's what caught our attention.
Libraries and foodie culture have an obvious tie: cookbooks. All weekend long, the Cooking Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall will be celebrating that relationship with cookbook authors showing their chops with live demos and talks.
A number of poster sessions at Annual provide librarians and library students the opportunity to share research projects. Yesterday, the Emerging Leaders had their turn, at a reception where they showed off the group projects undertaken as part of the EL program.
It looks like the 2010 Emerging Leaders cohort is on the ball.
A note from Julie Graham, a volunteer at ALA's Libraries Build Communities project, an annual event where conference attendees help local public, academic and school libraries, along with