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Top Ten Tweets – Saturday (Day 2)

June 28, 2015

Here are some things to expect during an ALA conference: Saturday had a great assortment of inspirational speakers: We didn’t forget about you, #alaleftbehind! Keep up with Annual news with #alaac15!

Anthony Doerr (left) with his book. Bryan Stevenson

Doerr, Stevenson win 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals

June 28, 2015

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time lead scorer, Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, and a New York Times–bestselling author, offered the keynote address. His first novel, Mycroft Holmes, about Sherlock Holmes’s older brother, will be published this fall by Titan Books. Abdul-Jabbar said his father was an avid reader who gave him books to find answers … Continue reading Doerr, Stevenson win 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals


Want to Get Hired?

June 28, 2015

The one-hour, standing-room-only program—titled “The Key to Getting Interviews: Great Cover Letters and Résumés”—was led by ALA Human Resources director Dan Hoppe, who has received thousands of résumés and cover letters over the course of his 18-year HR career. A cover letter, he says, is a “call to action” and should be tailored to the … Continue reading Want to Get Hired?

"Building the New Nostalgia" panelists: (left to right) Jennifer Pahlka, Dale Dougherty, Meaghan O'Connor, John Palfrey, Carol Coletta

Building the New Nostalgia

June 27, 2015

Dale Dougherty, founder and executive chairman of Maker Media; Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America; John Palfrey, head of school at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts; and Meaghan O’Connor, assistant director for programs and partnerships at the District of Columbia Public Library offered insightful remarks. Each tried to answer that … Continue reading Building the New Nostalgia

Roberta Kaplan

Roberta Kaplan Opens ALA Annual with Celebration of Pride

June 27, 2015

Kaplan, a litigator and partner with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison, and an adjunct professor of law at Columbia University School of Law, rose to prominence with the 2013 case United States v. Windsor, in which the Supreme Court ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. In an exclusive interview with … Continue reading Roberta Kaplan Opens ALA Annual with Celebration of Pride

Stephen Spohn

From Preserving Materials to Facilitating Access

June 26, 2015

At the forum, the Center for Research Libraries’ Director of Technical Services Amy Wood delivered a recap of a meeting convened by CRL at the University of California, Berkeley, the day before. At that meeting, representatives from large print serials archiving programs examined data collected on various programs and assessed the progress that has been … Continue reading From Preserving Materials to Facilitating Access

US Rep. Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi, Tech Logic to Honor Enoch Pratt Free Library

June 26, 2015

US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Tech Logic Corporation President Gary Kirk are honoring the Pennsylvania Avenue branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore with Tech Logic’s inaugural People First Award. The award will be presented June 26, at 5:15 p.m., in the Esplanade Ballroom of the Moscone Center during the … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi, Tech Logic to Honor Enoch Pratt Free Library