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  1. Emilly Prado Publishes Bilingual Zine

    Photo: Katharine T. Jacobs  Currently pursuing an MLIS at San Jose State University, Emilly Prado, creates compelling zines. Recently, Emilly created a bilingual zine entitled  Con Las Dos Manos/With Both Hands  to be published with  Microcosm Publishing. ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/24/2017 - 14:42 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Meet the Candidate: Scott Walter

      Thank you for this opportunity to address the Spectrum Scholars, and to thank the Scholars for their engagement with this election and with ALA.   Spectrum is one of the most concrete and enduring commitments that the Association and its members have ma ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/17/2017 - 13:44 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Adulthood: A Process, Not an Event

    From local practices to national policies, there is growing acknowledgement that becoming an adult is a process, not just a date on a calendar. This concept is rooted in research that identifies a unique stage of physiological and social development betwe ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/17/2017 - 13:17 - Libraries Transform

  4. Kate Rojas' New Role as a School Librarian

                      Kate Rojas has an exciting new role as a school librarian at Walter M. Senkow Elementary School in Glenolden, Pennsylvania- part of Upper Darby School District located outside of Philadelphia. This is her first full-time tenured position ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/24/2017 - 08:55 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Read for Later – “Memories shared among groups…through sites such as Facebook and Instagram, blur the line between individual and collective memories”

    This week’s headline is from Harvard psychologist Daniel Schacter quoted in a fascinating article from Nature exploring the ways that social networks may be changing how we form and perpetuate memories as individuals and as groups. A quick note that there ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/13/2017 - 16:02 - Libraries Transform

  6. Meet the Candidate: Terri Grief

    Thank you for the opportunity to post on the Spectrum Scholars blog. I have been a high school librarian for 28 years and I loved going to school every day. However, If I hadn’t been part of my professional associations at the state and national level, I ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/13/2017 - 15:36 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Meet the Candidate: Loida Garcia-Febo

                    Together, we can bring change! As a librarian and activist, I serve as a library advocate every day. The opportunity to meet the needs of the communities we serve, help change lives, benefit our profession, libraries and information profes ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/13/2017 - 15:31 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Intersections | Project Read: Serving Incarcerated People and Ex-Offenders

    By Ann Plazek (plazek@mcdl.info) | Project Read is a partnership between the Medina County Sheriff’s Department and the Medina County District Public Library.  Is your library outreach department interested in working with your county jail or prison syste ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 03/13/2017 - 11:44 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. 2017 ALA Candidates for President Respond to ALCTS' Questions

    Every year ALCTS sends a list of questions to the ALA presidential candidates. In 2017 there are three candidates for president, all of whom responded thoughtfully to our questions. Their responses (in alphabetical order) follow. The 2017 elections will o ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 03/10/2017 - 07:40 - ALCTS News

  10. Intersections | Librarians are Superheroes

    By Samantha Yanity (syanity@ala.org) | As a child, I began my life as a voracious reader hungry for knowledge and enamored with words. Feeling left out that my older siblings and my mother (all avid readers) were regularly engaged in conversations about t ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 03/09/2017 - 16:39 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

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