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.

  • Charlotte Roh, Isha Lee, and Darlene Gillard

    A Welcoming and Empowering Future

    January 21, 2017

    Messages of welcoming and empowerment led the first day of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries as social innovators Isha Lee from Welcoming America and Darlene Gillard from digitalundivided shared their visions for the future. Welcoming America focuses on the innovation opportunity in helping communities best prepare themselves as fertile spaces for new immigrants … Continue reading A Welcoming and Empowering Future

  • Crowd at the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women. Photo by George M. Eberhart.

    Librarians on the March

    January 21, 2017

    A mass of enthusiastic demonstrators took part in the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women held on Saturday, January 21, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits. A contingent of at least 200 librarians participated, many dressed in pink pussyhats and Nasty Women t-shirts, brandishing signs like “Make America read again” and “Keep your … Continue reading Librarians on the March


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