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Scene from the 2007 Library Day on the Hill in D.C.
As of today, over 1,100 fellow attendees to ALA Annual Conference in D.C.
Posted June 16, 2010 | Comments: 0
ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels delivered a conference update yesterday to members of the ALA Council, the Association's governing body, via the Council's electronic discussion list.
Posted June 16, 2010 | Comments: 0
eco-friendly "don't print" logo
According to GreenPrint Technologies,* every year Americans use enough paper to build a 10-foot-high wall that would stretch from New York to Tokyo. That’s a lot of paper!
Posted June 15, 2010 | Comments: 0
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, today canceled her scheduled June 27 appearance at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  Although her publicists gave no immediate reason for the cancellation, they told ALA that a statement was forthcoming.
Posted June 15, 2010 | Comments: 0
Text 'ala' and your question to 66746
Need help from a real person during Annual Conference?  Ambassadors are standing by each day of conference.  You can visit the Ambassador desk in Regsitration at the Convention Center, the desk in the Membership Pavilion, booth 2525 in the exhibits, or by text message between 9a - and 5p (EDT) during conference. 
Posted June 14, 2010 | Comments: 0
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Posted June 14, 2010 | Comments: 0
ALA Cooking Pavilion Logo
The “What’s Cooking @ ALA” Cooking Pavilion will showcase a variety of chefs and authors. Chefs will be heating up the exhibit floor with fantastic displays of he latest cookbooks. Chefs will be there every day to prepare the hottest recipes on the Demonstration Stage and to autograph their latest books.
Posted June 14, 2010 | Comments: 0
Petit Goave Public Library - Earthquake Aftermath, Petit Goave Public Library in Haiti - Jan 2010
ALA has been working closely with the National Library of Haiti and other librarians to identify rebuilding and expansion projects in the wake of the January 2010 eathquake.  You can make a personal impact on efforts to bring libraries to the people of Haiti by donating $10.00 through to ALA Haiti Library Relief Fund by text message. It takes two minutes for you to donate $10 to help rebuild libraries in Haiti. To donate simply text “alahaiti” to 20222, and a $10 one-time tax-deductible donation will be added to your mobile phone bill.   Ten public and community libraries were destroyed, and many others damaged.  Major academic and research libraries/archives housing the cultural patrimony of Haiti also collapsed, or suffered major structural damage.   Funds raised by ALA will be used to rebuild three libraries in Haiti destroyed during the earthquake in January. They are the Petit Goave Public Library, the Centre Culturel Pyepoudre Community Library, and the Bibliothèque haïtienne des Pères du Saint-Esprit which was founded in 1873 and holds resources documenting the history of Haiti, French colonization, slavery and emancipation.    Thanks to a generous donation from Sirsi/Dynix and hundreds of library supporters, $18,000 has been raised so far, but much more is needed.     ALA is pleased to announce that our Haitian colleagues will be attending the ALA Annual Conference, including leaders of the three libraries ALA is adopting: Françoise Beaulieu-Thybulle, Director-General of the Bibliotheque Nationale D’haiti; Library Patrick Tardieu, Head Archivist, Bibliothèque Haïtienne des Pères du Saint-Esprit; and Elizabeth Pierre-Louise of the Fondation Connaissance Et Liberte (FOKAL).  
Posted June 11, 2010 | Comments: 0
Scribbles the Bear
Ten years ago, I received a community grant from the Bensenville (Ill.) Community Public Library for developing and delivering programs to library patrons that promoted the many eco-friendly facets of voluntary simplicity.  It was extremely rewarding and to this day I
Posted June 11, 2010 | Comments: 0
ALA Annual Meeting photo
Coming to DC for ALA Annual 2010 but don't know what to expect?  Take a minute and a half to view highlights from last year's record breaking conference.  While some of the names will change, we promise even more interesting and exciting speakers, professional
Posted June 9, 2010 | Comments: 0