Dancing with the ALA Stars

Highlights from the "Dancing with the ALA Stars" contest at the 2007 ALA staff Winter Event.

January 23, 2008

Highlights from the “Dancing with the ALA Stars” contest at the 2007
ALA staff Winter Event.


FBI Whistleblower Answers Questions

Despite a warning from his superiors, FBI Special Agent Bassem Youssef answered questions at a January 12 session of the ALA Midwinter Meeting. In 2002, Youssef blew the whistle to the director of the FBI and Congress that discriminatory practices within the Bureau were undermining the effectiveness of America's counterterrorism efforts. In this video, Youssef and his attorney discuss the case, talk about the abuse of National Security Letters following the passage of the Patriot Act, and speak of Abu Ghraib as an example of the U.S. failure to understand Middle Eastern culture.

Youth Media Awards 2008

In just 60 seconds of images and sound, AL Focus Editor Dan Kraus conveys his impressions of the Youth Media Awards 2008. For a full list of the winners, go to www.ala.org/yma08. More ALA videos available at alfocus.ala.org.