Some 1,100 guests reveled last night at the annual Newbery-Caldecott Banquet at the Washington Hilton. The revelry was about books, specifically this year's winners of the coveted Caldecott and Newbery Medals, Jerry Pinkney and Rebecca Stead.
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From Monday's Cognotes, by Amy Pace, High Point University (NC):
Hot off the presses, it's the latest edition of Cognotes.
Reminiscing with a sizable audience of early risers, Marlo Thomas this morning previewed her forthcoming book from HarperCollins, Growing Up Laughing, with jokes and stories about her life as the daughter of comedian Danny Thomas.
This excerpt came from the Auditorium Speaker Series sponsored by American Libraries featuring Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps. In the clip, he discusses his hope that StoryCorps become a grassroots historical record.
Maybe it was the cavernous ballroom, but this year's ALA10 Top Technology Trends panel seemed to have the biggest attendance I've seen. It was also the most information-dense, so much so that I'll split the coverage into three parts.
Susan DiMattia, Chair of the Chapter Relations Committe, shares some examples of miscommunication in her program Three Steps to Social Media.
ALA Cognotes contributor Amy Pace, reporting from Washington, D.C.
From the June 27 Issue of ALA Cognotes: American Association of School Librarians (AASL) President Cassandra Barnett has selected Gov. Ted Strickland of Ohio as the recipient of the 2010 Crystal Apple. The honor is given at the discretion of the AASL president to an individual or group that has had a significant impact on school library programs and students.
Nowhere is the controlled chaos of ALA Annual Conference better reflected than in the ever-churning Twittosphere.