See Monday’s edition of Cognotes (PDF file) for photos from around #alamw13 and important announcements.
American Libraries Magazine
As you may have heard, the Youth Media Awards were announced this morning. (See the full list of winners.)
It’s #sweatervestsunday, although that’s hardly the only event to make a Twittersplash yesterday.
In all honesty, I am not usually one for interactive sessions, so I was a little concerned when I walked into Peggy Holman’s “Community Engagement Conversation” session today and saw the small-group seating arrangement. However, I could not have been more pleasantly surprised with the results.
“I’m descended from a long line of book worms and librarians. They would be very proud of me for being here with you.” Caroline Kennedy’s revelation at the beginning of her Auditorium Speaker Series talk at ALA Midwinter set the tone for the entire session.
A simple fact about me: I can be a little set in my ways about what type of books I like to read. My mom has always told me I was a book snob. From an early age, she says, I would look at what she was reading, and make comments along the lines of, “Why are you reading this trash?”
Lisa Genova, neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice (2008), Left Neglected (2011), and Love Anthony (2012), presented the Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture on Saturday morning, January 27.
“You are the gatekeepers between reader and writer.
At a customer lunch on Saturday, electronic publisher ProQuest offered some insight into the wealth of primary source materials in the company’s digital History Vault resource.
Librarians learned a dazzling array of tips and tricks for increasing their public relations efforts on Facebook in a Midwinter ALA Masters Series session today.