Though I wish I could go to ALA and their Midwinter meeting, I am always happy to watch the YMA announcement in my pjs! Below are this year’s results. Winners get cover art. I compiled this from ALA’s not-so-pretty-to-look-at press release. Newbery- Most outstanding contribution to children’s literature. It went to a picture book… that also got a… Continue reading ALA’s Youth Media Awards 2016
This is a short clip from the 2015 ALA Annual Conference that just wrapped up in San Francisco. Joshua Davis suggests that libraries have a wonderful opportunity to fill the gaps in education by providing informal hands-on educational opportunities. I couldn’t agree with this more. This is what I call “finding a hole and filling… Continue reading Public libraries have unique opportunities
Via the American Library Association store There it is. The poster that sparked some major outrage. Library Juice has called it Islamaphobic stating, Clearly, the image links suppression of information with the religion of Islam, depicting a woman whose eyes are showing through her niqab. No one denies that there is suppression of information in a… Continue reading The ALA Banned Books Poster Debacle
This video of Barbara Striping talking about voting in ALA Elections started playing on my computer in the middle of the night for some reason waking me and my husband up. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5MwzUDNHOg] Needless to say, it was a little unsettling. Professional Confessional: I have not ever voted in an ALA election before. I probably… Continue reading I was visited by the Ghost of ALA Future last night.