November 22, 2017

ALA Midwinter 2010: AAP Breakfast/Booktalk—Seats Still Available

Want to attend the AAP Trade Libraries Committee–hosted short story writers program at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston but missed the RSVP deadline? Limited seating is still available at the complimentary breakfast/booktalk, at which new works by six short story writers—including George Saunders and Ha Jin—will be highlighted (book signing to follow). Details below: […]

ALA Midwinter 2010: Get Your Free Gale eBook!

Midwinter Meeting attendees take note: Gale is offering free access to DK’s Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston (rev. ed., 2008) in ebook format. The illustrated 208-page title, part of Gale Virtual Reference Library, is packed with information on Boston-area sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and more.  Visit LJ’s ALA Midwinter Meeting News Channel for complete coverage of the conference, and […]

ALA Midwinter: AAP Breakfast/Booktalk—Jan. 10 Last Day To RSVP

Oh, would that I were a 7 a.m. riser!, here’s where I’d be at 8 a.m. on Sun., Jan. 17, during the ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting in Boston:  the Association of American Publishers Trade Libraries Committee–hosted complimentary breakfast/booktalk at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 151 A/B.  The event, to be capped off by a book signing, will highlight […]

ALA 2009: Best Part of ALA–Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is an incredible man. He autographed for hours both days. He expressed sadness that so many people were unable to get their book signed. The lines for his autograph must have set new records for length.   He said to me, "Hi, I’m Neal…" Well, just call me ravingly silly librarian who can hardly explain […]

ALA 2009: So…the 2009 Newbery/Caldecott Banquet. How Was That, Then?

Good.  It was good. What, you want more than that?  Vultures! No, I kid.  You see, folks, every year there is a Newbery/Caldecott Banquet to celebrate the winners of said awards.  This tends to be a big affair.  People dress up.  Make-up is applied.  And goals stated. Featured goal of this particular banquet: Find Neil […]

ALA 2009: My Favorite Show Pic So Far

I wasn’t able to make the conference this year, but in poring through LJ/SLJ’s ALA news coverage and the photos regularly being uploaded onto LJ’s ALA 2009 Flickr page, I must say—minus the hassle of traveling and the early-morning wake-up calls—it’s rather actually like being there.  My favorite pic so far, of the Oak Park […]

ALA 2009: Kennedy V. Gaiman or How To Win a Newbery in a Fair Fight (Part Three of Three)

The thrilling conclusion! Here (at long last) is the finale of this long-standing drama . . . Click here for more ALA 2009 Conference News coverage from Library Journal and School Library Journal.

ALA 2009: Remembering Colleen Salley

Click here for more ALA 2009 Conference News coverage from Library Journal and School Library Journal.

ALA 2009: Shots from the Convention Floor

Well, my darlings, I owe you an apology.  Here I am at ALA and the Gods of Wireless and decided to spit upon my miserable carcass.  The only place I have unfettered access is the third floor, conveniently right outside the door of the ALA Notables discussion.  So while I sit here typing I can […]

ALA 2009: Kennedy V. Gaiman or How To Win a Newbery in a Fair Fight (Part Two of Three)

Part Two:  In Lieu of Love, James Kennedy Wants Your Newbery Click here for more ALA 2009 Conference News coverage from Library Journal and School Library Journal.