Annual Conference

ALCTS Presidential Citations awarded to Miranda Bennett and Julie Mosbo

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that ALCTS members Miranda Bennett, associate dean for Collections at University of South Carolina Libraries, and Julie Mosbo, interim director of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, director of Preservation, and William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian at Texas A&M University Libraries, have been awarded ALCTS Presidential Citations for 2019. 

ALCTS honors Janet Morrow and Mary Page

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that ALCTS members Janet Morrow, head of Resource and Discovery Services at Northeastern University, and Mary Page, dean of University Libraries at West Chester University, have been awarded ALCTS Honors for 2019. 

“Janet and Mary have given their time, expertise, and dedication to ALCTS for many years,” said ALCTS President Kristin E. Martin. “The ALCTS Board is delighted to have this opportunity to recognize them for their service and commitment to ALCTS.” 

Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler are Auditorium Speakers at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC

Graphic novelist Frank Miller is one of the most influential and awarded creators in comics and graphic novels. He is known for his intense, hard-boiled storytelling, and gritty noir aesthetic. Miller co-directed the movie Sin City, based on his graphic novel by the same name, and executive produced the action film 300, based on his comic book series.

Colson Whitehead to Keynote Freedom to Read Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Colson Whitehead, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad, will be the keynote speaker for the Freedom to Read Foundation’s 50th anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2019. Tickets for this commemorative celebration are now available.

Learn how your library can fight fake news at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference

Think you can spot fake news? Think again.

In a 2018 report, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office found that news consumers think they have stronger media literacy skills than they actually do. Libraries can help bring their skills in line with their confidence.

Journalist and author Mariana Atencio is an Auditorium Speaker at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington D.C.

Mariana Atencio is a journalist, TED Talk speaker, influencer, and award-winning news personality covering domestic and international assignments, breaking news, and special reports. As a first-generation Latina who fled violence and oppression in her native Venezuela, Atencio crossed over from Spanish-to-English language television. This session will take place Monday, June 24, 2019, 8:30 - 9:30am at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC.

Journalist and author Mo Rocca is the Closing General Session Speaker at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

Emmy winner Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and the host of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation on Saturday mornings. He began his career in TV as a writer and producer for the Emmy and Peabody Award–winning PBS children’s series Wishbone.

Kay Ann Cassell awarded Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award

Kay Ann Cassell, Professor Emerita, School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University was selected as the 2019 winner of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, the Reference and User Services Association’s highest honor.