Alexander Street Press held its 20th customer appreciation breakfast January 9 at the San Diego Convention Center during the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting. This year the featured speaker was the dynamic Renée Montagne, cohost of National Public Radio's Morning Edition since 2004.
The San Francisco architectural firm of EHDD recently announced the completion of Zhang Jia Yuan Elementary School in Quian Yang County, Shaanxi Province, China. The design project is part EHDD’s pro-bono effort to help rebuild a region of China damaged by a powerful earthquake in 2008.
In collaboration with Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication, Ghana’s Ministry of Communications has launched the national Mobile Library Connectivity initiative at Breman Asikuma in Ghana’s Central Region. The project aims to bridge the digital information gap for unserved and underserved communities and ensure sustainable development through the use of computers.
ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels notified the Association’s governing Council today the decision by the Library of Congress and other government agencies to block online access to the WikiLeaks website will be added to the Midwinter Meeting discussion agenda in San Diego in January. Here is his message to Council in full:
“The drug war crisis in Mexico and the resulting violence in Juárez moves in and out of the headlines, so you have to make a commitment to follow,” says Sito Negron in El Paso (Tex.) Inc. “Or you can sign up for the
France’s Université Lumière Lyon II has migrated to the all-new ProQuest platform, making it the first institution to enable students and faculty to search, discover, gather, and share content with ProQuest’s new technology. Users are able to access all the University’s ProQuest resources in a single, unified search—on campus or remotely.