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.

  • Economic growth via the internet

    Partnering with Tech

    December 2, 2016

    This question was posed to three panelists at a policy hackathon, cohosted by ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the Internet Association on November 17 at Google’s Washington, D.C., office. Chaired by ALA President Julie B. Todaro and with welcome remarks by Google’s Head of Global Industry Relations Carley Graham Garcia, the session … Continue reading Partnering with Tech

  • Dewey Decibel podcast Episode Eight: Hail to the Chief's Library

    Dewey Decibel Podcast: Presidential Libraries

    December 1, 2016

    Meredith Evans, director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta. American Libraries managing editor Sanhita Sinharoy talks with Meredith about managing a presidential library, her work with President Carter, and more. Jodi Kanter, associate professor of theater at George Washington University and author of the book Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Presidential Libraries


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