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Midwinter 2020 Top 10 Tweets—Day 0

January 24, 2020

First, you need to pack and make sure there are enough cardigans and room for ARCs. Okay, I like…sort of packed for #ALAMW20. There are clothes in a suitcase. — Jennifer Iacopelli (@jennifercarolyn) January 24, 2020 Packed up for American Library Association Midwinter conference! Not pictured is my big empty suitcase I’m taking to … Continue reading Midwinter 2020 Top 10 Tweets—Day 0

Photo: A street in Philadelphia, site of ALA's 2020 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

2020 Midwinter Preview

January 2, 2020

Featured Speakers Opening Session Friday, January 24, 4–5:15 p.m. Author and social entrepreneur Wes Moore will open ALA’s Midwinter Meeting. Raised by a single mom in Baltimore and the Bronx, Moore overcame childhood challenges to become a Rhodes Scholar, decorated captain and paratrooper with the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, and White House Fellow to … Continue reading 2020 Midwinter Preview

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

2019 Midwinter Wrap-Up

February 5, 2019

The Emerald City played host to more than 9,200 attendees (as compared with 8,036 in 2018 and 8,995 in 2017), who came to soak up the words of big-name speakers, learn from the practices of their peers, and network around subjects practical and theoretical. As with recent Midwinters, many sessions focused on the empowerment of … Continue reading 2019 Midwinter Wrap-Up

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Midwinter 2019 Top 10 Tweets—Day 4

January 29, 2019

We started the day bright and early with the Youth Media Awards. My 2nd time hearing the announcements in person and just as thrilling! #caldecott #newbery #alayma19 #alamw19 — Julie Hembree (@mrs_hembree) January 28, 2019 Forget the Super Bowl, we have the @ALALibrary Awards!!!! Congrats to all the winners and thank you to … Continue reading Midwinter 2019 Top 10 Tweets—Day 4

Estelita's Library founder Edwin Lindo speaks at the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Seattle.

A Tiny Space for Big Issues

January 29, 2019

Estelita’s Library opened only eight months ago in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood with a goal to be a community space where people feel at home enough to have the kinds of tough conversations that typically don’t happen in coffee shops—on social justice topics like race, poverty, and gentrification. Edwin Lindo, the library’s founder, spoke about … Continue reading A Tiny Space for Big Issues

Minding Professional Ps and Qs

January 28, 2019

“The whole point of professional etiquette is that you want to make the other person feel comfortable,” Calvin said. The pair discussed three aspects of etiquette geared toward making other people comfortable in a work environment: professional attire, professional communication, and professional dining skills. Determining how to dress in a new work environment can be … Continue reading Minding Professional Ps and Qs

Racial Equity Panel Addresses Bias in Library Work

January 28, 2019

Goodwin began by asking, “Why focus on race?” Infant mortality rates are 10 times higher for people of color than for their white counterparts, regardless of any other aspect of their identity. Race, zip code, and gender affect a person’s success across many arenas, such as education, health, and criminal justice. According to Goodwin, “Racial … Continue reading Racial Equity Panel Addresses Bias in Library Work

20 Years of the MLK Sunrise Celebration

January 28, 2019

Virginia Moore, past chair of ALA’s Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Task Force, talked about the origins of the annual Midwinter celebration. “Libraries lead the way,” she said. “Keep the dream alive.” Satia Orange, former director of ALA’s Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, reminded the more than 200 attendees … Continue reading 20 Years of the MLK Sunrise Celebration