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.

  • Glenn Greenwald speaks via Skype at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition.

    No Place to Hide

    June 30, 2015

    Journalist Glenn Greenwald helped change the world. The constitutional lawyer, best-selling author, and journalist played an instrumental role in bringing into the public sphere NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the extent of US surveillance. The revelations led to legislative reforms, altered the global conversation about privacy, and drastically changed how governments interact with each … Continue reading No Place to Hide

  • The library at the American University of Afghanistan.

    Serving Abroad

    June 30, 2015

    Opportunities for librarians wishing to work in foreign counties are plentiful, according to the speakers at An Opportunity to Serve: American Librarians in Eurasia, a panel discussion held Sunday at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. They would know: Over the course of their careers, the featured librarians have worked in Cambodia, Kazakhstan, … Continue reading Serving Abroad


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