ALA Initiatives

Inaugural Brunch

Courtney Young gives her Inaugural speech. Photo by Peter HepburnOn Tuesday, ALA got a new president. Courtney Young began her term as 2014–2015 ALA President after being inaugurated at the Closing General Session by now Immediate Past President Barbara K. Stripling. During the Inaugural Brunch, Young thanked Stripling for her mentorship and the chance to develop a friendship she hopes will continue to help move the profession forward.

Intellectual Freedom Manual Dominates Council III

ALA Council met for its third and final session at the 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday, July 1.

Council I Expresses Support for Air Force Libraries

On Saturday, ALA Council met for its first session, with ALA President Barbara Stripling presiding. Among its actions, Council passed a Resolution in Support of Stable Funding for Air Force Libraries (CD#43).

Our Work in Washington

Advocacy and lobbying in the nation’s capital on behalf of libraries and the library profession was the focus of “Washington Update–2014 Congressional Election and Its Impact on Libraries,” an event held Saturday morning at ALA’s 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas. Strides in the right direction are being made, but the work is far from over.

ALA’s Volunteer Ambassadors

Now in its fourth year, the Ambassador program run by the ALA Membership Development Office was in full force at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas and operating out of the ALA Membership Pavilion. Paul Signorelli, who has served as consultant to the program, gave American Libraries a rundown on how it operates:

Flicking the Switch: Printz Authors Speak

After 40 years of the Booklist Books for Youth Forum, it was time for a transition. On Friday, June 27, Booklist and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) partnered to present the Michael L. Printz Program and Reception.

A New Vision of Advocacy

Keith Michael Fiels

An Interview with Stan Lee

Knowing What Readers Need

Libraries Transforming Communities

Keith Michael Fiels


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