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.

  • Dewey Decibel Podcast: Looking Back

    January 4, 2017

    You’ll hear clips from Khaled Hosseini (author of The Kite Runner); Alexander McCall Smith (creator of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series); game designer and writer Jane McGonigal; public speaker Jennifer Kahnweiler; Lois Lowry (author of The Giver); Nick Offerman (from TV’s Parks and Recreation); author, curator, and university professor Sarah Lewis; writer and This American Life regular … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Looking Back

  • 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


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