Bill Nye speaks at the Closing Session of the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver. Photo: Cognotes

Bill Nye the Author Guy

February 13, 2018

“There is nothing like reading. I don’t want to shock you here at the library thing,” Nye announced to the laughter of librarians at the American Library Association’s 2018 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver on Monday. “When you learn science, it’s empowering. You are not as afraid of things. You’re willing to take risks,” … Continue reading Bill Nye the Author Guy


Plenary session speaker Ewa Bartnik, biologist and researcher at University of Warsaw.

Intersection of Libraries and Science: Day Four of IFLA WLIC

August 24, 2017

In her session “A Few Things Libraries Can Do About Climate Change,” Veerle Minner Van Neygen, a Madrid, Spain–based district manager for the Climate Reality Project, warned of the environmental impacts of a warming Earth and highlighted a handful of mitigation efforts that libraries should pursue: reducing the library’s carbon footprint, building green collections, conserving … Continue reading Intersection of Libraries and Science: Day Four of IFLA WLIC



Nathalia Holt, author of Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars.

Newsmaker: Nathalia Holt

March 1, 2016

Nathalia Holt gives a voice to the seldom-recognized female mathematicians and scientists who shaped NASA in its earliest years and beyond, in her new book, Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars (Little, Brown & Company, April 2016). American Libraries recently spoke with Holt, herself … Continue reading Newsmaker: Nathalia Holt