The Scoop

The Scoop is the American Libraries blog and covers a wide range of issues related to libraries and librarians, including conference posts about ALA Midwinter Meeting and ALA Annual Conference. The section also provides news, features, Q&As, photos, videos, slide shows, and other coverage of the industry.

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    New York Comic Con 2016

    October 14, 2016

    NYCC 2016, which ran October 6–9, teemed with excited fans from every geek subculture. While the major publishers and gaming companies held sway, a subtle conversation was taking place beneath the noise: one of diversity, inclusion, and collaborating to find safe spaces in the world of comics. To librarians familiar with panels at the American Library … Continue reading New York Comic Con 2016

  • Dewey Decibel Podcast Episode Six

    Dewey Decibel Podcast: Banned Books

    October 5, 2016

    James LaRue, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the executive director of the Freedom to Read Foundation. James and Phil talk about the difference between a challenge and a ban, the reasons behind books bans in the US, and more. Sara Stevenson, a librarian at O. Henry Middle School in … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Banned Books


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