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New Event Added to 2017 Dixie Double Air Gun Lineup

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By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer ANNISTON, Ala. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) annual Dixie Double Air Rifle and Pistol Competition will fire again Nov. 3-5, 2017. For nearly a decade, the event has been set at the CMP South Competition Center in Anniston, Ala., which underwent extensive renovations over the last year. Show More Summary

Graphic Novel Grants Reception at ALA Annual Conference

The reception brings together librarians, creators, publishers, and graphic novel enthusiasts to mingle and hear from each other.

Tools You Can Use | Federal Advocacy

At ALA’s recent annual conference, ALA’s Washington Office (WO) reported to Council that the 2017 National Legislative Day was the biggest ever. But if you missed it, fear not—WO and ALA as a whole also have many tips for how local librarians...Show More Summary

Wireless Power, Geolocation-based Ebook Lending Atop Tech Trends | ALA Annual 2017

Chromebook deployment, targeted Maker spaces, open source disruption, and improving institutional social media practices were among the other topics discussed during the Library Information Technology Association’s Top Tech Trends panel at the American Library Association’s annual conference on June 25.

“Acting for Humanity”: Libraries Worldwide Respond to UN Sustainable Development Goals | ALA Annual 2017

The majority of the offerings at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago focused on libraries and library-related content based in the United States and Canada. A notable exception was the International Relations...Show More Summary

OITP’s Report from the Swamp | ALA Annual 2017

Looking beyond the headlines to examine public policy issues that affect the American Library Association (ALA), panelists at the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) session “Report from the Swamp: Policy Developments from Washington” discussed the need for ongoing vigilance—and also promising avenues for advocacy.

United for Libraries Author Panels | ALA Annual 2017

As always, the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) annual conference featured well-attended author panels sponsored by United for Libraries, the ALA division representing library trustees, advocates, and friends groups. This year’s...Show More Summary

Growing Readership Through Diversity | ALA Annual 2017

In a conversation that touched upon the inner workings of publishing, the implications of censorship, and the marketability of diverse books, an attentive audience heard varied perspectives from a publisher, a librarian, and an American Library Association (ALA) executive on Saturday, June 24, at ALA's Annual Conference in Chicago.

SEC kicks off football season with media days

There’s nothing like the Southeastern Conference’s annual football media days. No other league can even come close to the buzz generated today through Thursday in Hoover, Ala. Where else would Alabama’s Nick Saban or ESPN’s Paul Finebaum be treated like rock stars surrounded by fans crammed into...

Libraries Are Not Neutral Spaces: Social Justice Advocacy in Librarianship | ALA Annual 2017

For Cory Eckert, doing social justice work in libraries is not radical. “It’s what we’ve always been doing, but now we’re thinking about it through a different lens.” Eckert, a 2014 LJ Mover & Shaker, reminded attentive listeners on Sunday, June 25 that libraries are not neutral and have never been so. Before embarking on […]

Hillary Clinton Closes the 2017 ALA Annual Conference

Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke to more than 3,000 people on the final day of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference. “Democracy and libraries go hand in hand,” she told the crowd, which erupted in applause.

Asking for a Friend: Tough Questions (and Honest Answers) about Organizational Culture | ALA Annual 2017

Do you have questions about your library’s organizational culture? You’re not alone. On Monday, June 26, more than a hundred people attended a standing-room only session on how to work toward change within library management structures, whether academic, public, school, or special. Audience members were able to submit questions beforehand and via Twitter, creating an […]

Hillary Clinton Gives Closing Speech | ALA Annual 2017

An attentive crowd of more than 3,200 listened to Hillary Clinton give the closing keynote for The American Library Association (ALA) Annual conference on June 27. The politician reflected on her time as a presidential candidate and U.S. Senator from New York, but not before expressing how grateful she was to be among librarians in her native Chicago. […]

News from the Show Floor | ALA Annual 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, held this year at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center, June 22-27, included a number of announcements and product launches from library vendors. Here are a few that LJ had the opportunity to learn about in person.

Government, Inside and Out | ALA Annual 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, held July 22–27 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, saw booming attendance. At the conference’s end, the convention center had seen 23,545 people come thru the doors, made up of 17,657...Show More Summary

New Writers Museum Hosts CCF Benefit | ALA Annual 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) Annual conference, held in Chicago June 22–27, got off to a literary start with a sold-out Friday night reception at the American Writers Museum (AWM) featuring poet, author, and activist NikkiShow More Summary

Intellectual Freedom and Open Access | ALA Annual 2017

While intellectual freedom and open access (OA) are two ideals widely held and strongly advocated for across all disciplines of librarianship, each touches on different values. The panel “Intellectual Freedom and Open Access; Working...Show More Summary

Sarah Jessica Parker Kicks Off Book Club Central

Actress and philanthropist Sarah Jessica Parker announced the title for Book Club Central at the ALA Annual Conference.

I’m Speaking at #ALAAC17!

Going to ALA Annual in Chicago in a couple of days? If so – come see me speak! I’m giving a talk about videos, along with Christina Norton, Justin Georges, and Steven Milewski. Here’s the details: When & Where: Saturday, June 24 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: McCormick Place, W175a Title: Rocking the Small Screen (Without […]

ALA Annual

Here is my tentative schedule for ALA Annual. Note that it is still tentative!I will be arriving in Chicago on Thursday, and get some wandering around time! (Yay!) I have nwt figured out how to make "Agenda" the default view. (Again... Show More Summary

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