September 22, 2014

Photo Gallery: A Look at the ALA Annual Conference, Day 3 | ALA Annual 2012

LJ Editor-in-Chief Francine Fialkoff, San Diego County Library Director Jose Aponte, and San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts. Photo: Dave Feiling Photography

After some fabulous sessions, exhibits, and author signings (and a fire alarm at the convention center), the day concluded with the Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year award reception in honor of San Diego County Library. See below for some of the highlights, and and stay tuned for more live reports from #ala12.

2012 Gale/LJ Library of the Year: San Diego County Library, Empowering the Public

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As the dimensions of the housing crisis became clear to the management team of the San Diego County Library (SDCL), under the direction of Jose Aponte, they moved the library, knowing it was a trusted organization, into the breach. The libraries actions in that area and many others have won many awards and also serves as a prime example of why SDCL is the Gale/LJ 2012 Library of the Year.