In a statement released August 31, Library Journal announced that longtime editor-in-chief Francine Fialkoff is leaving the publication effective September 1. Fialkoff has been with LJfor 35 years, 15 of which she spent as editor and editor-in-chief.
The Mario-themed, cube-shaped lamp cha-chings when punched. “That light was awesome,” said a Texas participant in the online chat sidebar. A bike rider’s jacket features an embedded turn signal indicator on the back.
The Olympic Games are not all about sports and athletes—poets participate, too. Bryan Thao Worra, Lao-American writer, poet, and a member of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), was selected to represent Lao poets in Poetry Parnassus, a weeklong poetry festival named after the home of the Gree
Russell Shank, 86, professor emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, 1977–1988 university librarian at UCLA, and a renowned leader who made his mark in academic, special, and public librarianship as well as in intellectual freedom and international librarianship, died June 26 of complications from a fall.
ALA celebrated a first tonight in Anaheim when Anne Enright’s The Forgotten Waltz and Robert K. Massie’s Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman were named the respective winners of the inaugural Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.
ALA’s Spectrum Presidential Initiative recently reached its goal of $1 million in donations and celebrated with a cake shortly after the exhibits opened June 22 at ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, California.