NEWORLEANS – The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) passed a resolution encouraging ALA members to tell their legislators, as well as local and national organizations and associations about the value to their library of Out of School library programs.
NEWORLEANS – The American Library Association (ALA) Council passed a resolution continuing its opposition to the use of Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act and the use of National Security Letters to violate reader privacy.
NEWORLEANS - The American Library Association (ALA) Council, in a resolution passed at its Annual Conference in New Orleans, urges all libraries that implement self-service holds to protect patron identity by adopting practices and procedures that conceal the library user’s personally identifiable information in connection with the materials being borrowed.
NEWORLEANS – The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) passed a resolution endorsing the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression.
The resolution was passed on June 28 at the ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans.
CHICAGO — The article "Describing Vernacular Literacy Practices to Enhance Understanding of Community Information Needs: A Case Study with Practical Implications" by Denice Adkins, Jenny S. Bossaller and Kim M. Thompson, is the 2011 Reference Service Press Award winner, an annual honor administered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).
After his speech at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, Daniel Ellsberg spoke with Leonard Kniffel and other ALA staff and members about government transparency and the effect of the internet on civic engagement.
CHICAGO - Alexander Cohen, librarian and space planner and Loriene Roy, professor, University of Texas at Austin, will reprise their program from the 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans as a live webinar from 1:30 - 3 p.m. CDT Wednesday, July 20.
My recollection may be fuzzy but I believe it was circa 2000 at a PLA conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the topic was e-books and how they spelled doom for public libraries. The atmosphere in the auditorium was thick. Women were sweating. Men were loosening their ties and removing their jackets.
ALA’s Executive Board and governing Council spent much of their time during Annual Conference in New Orleans discussing—and acting on—a series of recommendations from five special task forces charged with exploring important issues facing libraries and the Association.