The ALA Washington Office is asking librarians and library supporters to urge the Obama Administration and the Senate to support jobs for libraries as part of the Jobs for Main Street Act.
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ALA–Allied Professional Association Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels told members of the ALA-APA governing Council during the Midwinter Meeting that success of the financially struggling organization lies within its Library Support Staff Certification Program, set to begin accepting applications January 25.
Follow the wrap-up coverage from Midwinter 2010: American Libraries offers a host of post-Midwinter coverage, including the Inside Scoop blog, AL Focus videos, and the wrap-up edition of AL Direct More videos will be posted to ALA's YouTube Channel as they are available See Midwinter in pictures by following the alamw10 tag and Midwinter 2010 Group on Flickr And you can also see the photos as well as follow the #alamw10 Twitter tweets via the Midwinter Tracker Post-Midwinter coverage also continues in the Blogosphere: Andy, from the Agnostic Maybe blog posts his recap of the Midwinter Meeting Bookeaters Anonymous hosts the musings of an Emerging Leader Comic Book Resources offers a 'stranger-in-a-strange-land' observation of Midwinter
Reports from the Committee on Legislation, Committee on Organization, Freedom to Read Foundation, International Relations Committee, the Policy Monitoring Committee and the Intellectual Freedom Committee as presented to Council during the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston. Visit the ALA Governance Office for more information and a complete set of Documents and Actions by Council beginning the 1st week of February at http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/governance/index.cfm.
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION MIDWINTER MEETING - Boston,Massachusetts. January 14-19, 2010. Notes by James B. Casey Given the bad economy, it is not surprising that attendance was somewhat depressed at this Midwinter Meeting. The historically and culturally interesting City of Boston and its relatively close proximity to such major population centers as New York and Philadelphia realized relatively high attendance at the January 2005 Mid Winter (13,232), but attained significantly less registration (16% less) in the tight budget environment of January 2010. According to announcements made by ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels on January 19, 2010, the total registration reached 11,095 by Monday, January 18. Registration for Midwinter in Denver was 10,220 by Monday, January 26, 2009, 13,601 for Philadelphia 2008, Seattle in 2007 was at 12,230 and San Antonio in 2006 at 11,084. Future Midwinter Meetings will be held at San Diego (2011), Dallas (2012), Seattle (2013) and Philadelphia (2014). Future Annual Conferences will be at Washington, D.C. (2010), New Orleans (2011), Anaheim (2012), Washington (2013) and Las Vegas (2014).
I don’t remember the exact date but vividly remember sending an e-mail to the host of PBS’s Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska after viewing an exceptionally good episode of her show.
ALA past president Betty Turock, in her role as chair of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative, made a special appeal to the Association’s governing Council asking divisions, affiliates, and members to help reach a $1 million goal.
ALA’s governing Council ended two of its three Midwinter Meeting sessions early in dealing with the Association’s business and also received good news about conference attendance in Boston.
ALA President Camila Alire appeared on the Today Show along with Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead (When You Reach Me) and Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney (The Lion & the Mouse) this morning.
You think it was exciting just hearing the award winner's announced at the Youth Media Awards presentation?