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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
Bookcart drill Team from 2009
The sixth annual Library Book Cart Drill Team Championship, showcasing library workers performing themed dance routines with costumes and creatively decorated book carts, will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, June 27. 
Posted June 9, 2010 | Comments: 0
green earth
Most libraries have a break room that includes a kitchen area. Today, I’d like to offer a few simple, low-cost, eco-friendly options to help keep it clean and fresh without the use of harmful-to-the-environment products.  
Posted June 4, 2010 | Comments: 0
Hotel Rooms :
Posted June 4, 2010 | Comments: 0
Library Advocay Day 2010 Logo -
Here's a brief list of 'conference wide' events, programs, meetings and sessions that shouldn't be missed. 
Posted June 4, 2010 | Comments: 0
Almost two months ago, students at the Templeton Elementary School in Bloomington, Indiana, performed a play that they and their parents had written, The Case of the Missing Librarian, as an expression of the loss they felt over their beloved librarian, Laura Hall, being reassigned to a classroom at the end
Posted June 3, 2010 | Comments: 0
The ALA Washington Office will host Library Advocacy Day featuring a rally at 11 a.m. June 29, 2010, on the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C.
Posted June 2, 2010 | Comments: 0