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.

  • Jim Neal

    Neal Wins 2017–2018 ALA Presidency

    April 29, 2016

    Neal  received 3,479 votes, while his opponents, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, professor and coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received 3,317 votes; and Christine Lind Hage, director of the Rochester Hills (Michigan) Public Library, received 3,248 votes. As ALA president, Neal will be the chief elected officer for … Continue reading Neal Wins 2017–2018 ALA Presidency

  • American Libraries Dewey Decibel Podcast: Episode One

    Experience the Dewey Decibel Podcast

    April 25, 2016

    You can hear it in Dewey Decibel host and AL associate editor Phil Morehart’s voice—just how darn excited we are to be sharing our conversations with librarians, authors, thinkers, scholars, and others, about topics from the library world and beyond, in this new monthly offering. In the first podcast episode, “Preservation: If You Don’t Have … Continue reading Experience the Dewey Decibel Podcast


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