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.
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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.
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Monday's snow didn't stop stop attendees from an early start at ALA Midwinter. The MLK Celebration, the YMA Announcements, and last day of exhibits made for a full day even as some attendees headed home.
"Librarians are the best human beings that I have known," said Yohannes Gebregeorgis, who became one himself just to prove his point. Using the experience he gained at the San Francisco Public Library, he founded Ethiopia Reads in 1998 to bring books and reading to childre
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Nine vendors garnered a spot in the Technology Showcase, which ran concurrently in two theaters during the Boston Midwinter meeting.
NYT ArtsBeat discusses the Newbery and Caldecott winners.