Author Caroline Kennedy spoke to a packed audience April 5 at Highland Park (Ill.) Public Library about her family’s love for reciting and collecting poetry. “Poems are little capsules of memory,” she said, helping listeners recall favorite teachers, friends, sights, and sounds of the time when the poem was first heard.
“All of us are makers,” said Dale Dougherty, founder of MAKE magazine, to a capacity Midwinter crowd at “The New Stacks: The Maker Movement Comes to Libraries” on Monday. “It’s in all of us. Librarians are makers of spaces, keepers of resources shared by many, makers of a culture of learning.”
The Council II session included the Treasurer’s Report (CD#13.1) as well as reports from the Policy Monitoring Committee (CD#17), Membership Committee (CD#14), Council Orientation Committee (CD#24–24.1), Committee on Organization (CD#27), and the Freedom to Read Foundation (CD#22).
ALA President Maureen Sullivan moderated “The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities,” a panel of three civic innovators held Saturday morning at Midwinter in Seattle. The panel served as a first step in building a sustainable, scalable national plan for library-led community engagement.