The central concerns expressed by the American Libraries Advisory Committee, which held one of its two annual face-to-face meetings July 11 during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, related to the magazine’s ever-changing role as a communications vehicle, a membership perk, and a revenue generator.
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Harvard-trained neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor captivated the audience Monday as she described the massive, debilitating stroke she suffered in 1996 at age 37 and her “journey into and back out of the silent abyss of the wounded brain.” On the morning it happened, she “could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall
Bookmobiles were again on view Sunday, parked outside McCormick Place, at ALA’s third annual Parade of Bookmobiles event.
Chicago native and Black Entertainment Television Sunday Best finalist Shari Addison led a capacity crowd in “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” to begin the 40th Annual Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Chicago July 14.
"God bless the [school] librarians who let me lay on my belly in the stacks and read and read and read," acclaimed YA author Laurie Halse Anderson told an electrified capacity crowd at the American Association for School Librarians' President's Program, "Literacy Leadership and Librarian Flair." Asserting that kids
The proximity of Chicago to southern Wisconsin gave embattled officials of the West Bend Community Memorial Library, located some 40 miles northwest of Milwaukee, a platform to offer their hard-earned insights at "Intellectual Freedom on the Front Lines: West Bend Library Supporters Share their Story." The program w
Bookmobiles were again on view Sunday, parked outside McCormick Place, at ALA's third annual Parade of Bookmobiles event.