Barbara Stripling, ALA’s incoming president-elect (teasingly referred to as the “President Elect-Elect” until ALA President-Elect Maureen Sullivan’s Inaugural Banquet on Tuesday) took time to talk with American Libraries at ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim today.
Proposition 13, the California property tax–cap initiative that unleashed an era of fervent antitax sentiment and activism across the US, is 34 years old today. The necessary two-thirds of the voters who turned out passed the People’s Initiative to Limit Property Taxation on June 6, 1978. Stable funding for public services, including libraries, hasn’t been the same since.
The best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the US
The American Library Association, along with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, on May 17 announced six finalists for the inaugural Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The awards honor the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States.
Election results are in: Barbara K. Stripling, assistant professor of practice at Syracuse (N.Y.) University’s School of Information Studies, has been elected the 2013–14 president of the American Library Association.
National Library Workers Day is right around the corner, on April 10. In honor of all the unheralded library employees across the country, the ALA–Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) is asking those in the profession to nominate “star” library employees for public recognition.
ALA President Molly Raphael informed the Association’s governing Council March 28 about a change in the leadership of the Committee on Accreditation (COA) beginning immediately through Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, in June. She wrote: