PHILADELPHIA—Over the past year, what has the American Library Association (ALA) done to improve access to ebooks and other digital content? Hear about recent ALA Digital Content Working Group activities at the 2014 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The session, "ALA and Digital Content: DCWG Directions and the Author-Library Relationship," will take place Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 1-2:30p.m., in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, room 201 C.
PHILADELPHIA—It's been ten years since the Children’s Internet Protection Act—the law that requires public libraries and K-12 schools to employ internet filtering software in exchange for certain federal funding—was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court as constitutional. During the past decade, how have libraries coped with the law's filtering requirements? What can be done to ensure open and equitable access to information while complying with the law?
CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) will be hosting a memorial reception for Carolyn Forsman, the librarian and jeweler who passed away shortly before the 2013 Midwinter Meeting. The reception will be from 7 - 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 in room 302 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Forsman, who was known by countless ALA Conference attendees for her wonderful jewelry (and purple hair!), exhibited nearly every year, with proceeds going to benefit the Freedom to Read Foundation.
CHICAGO — The eyes of the publishing world will turn to Philadelphia at 8 a.m. ET on Monday, Jan.27, when the American Library Association (ALA) unveils the next classics in children’s and young adult literature.
CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is seeking applications from all types of higher education institutions for 100 teams to participate in the second year of “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA),” made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and described on the ACRL website.
CHICAGO — Longer hours and easy access near Registration make it more convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store in the Grand Hall at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs — as well as fun gift items.
CHICAGO – The American Library Association in collaboration with the University of Illinois is creating its own institutional repository (ALAIR). An institutional repository by definition is a digital repository for collecting, preserving and disseminating the informational, some say intellectual, some research, output of an organization. The University of Illinois was chosen because of the expertise of its archives and IR staff and that the University currently houses the ALA print archives.