Dewey Decibel Podcast: Year-End Conversations

Library and book talk with ALA Midwinter and Annual speakers

December 20, 2019

In Episode 45, Dewey Decibel looks back at interviews American Libraries staffers conducted with speakers at the American Library Association’s 2019 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference.

NBC’s Today cohost Hoda Kotb, journalist Mariana Atencio, actor and activist George Takei, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA Sylvia Acevedo, journalist and activist Isha Sesay, writer and CBS Sunday Morning contributor Mo Rocca, and philanthropist Melinda Gates reveal the important role that libraries and books have played in their lives.

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Attendees crowd around travel author Rick Steves for autographs following his Auditorium Speaker Series presentation at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Photo: Cognotes

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Libraries = Strong Communities rally in the exhibit hall. Photo: Cognotes

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