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  1. Thomas Paine Literary Landmark Dedication

    subcompact publishing Friends of Libraries USA honored Philadelphia's American Philosophical Society Library January 14 by naming their Col. Richard Gimbel Collection of Thomas Paine Papers a "Literary Landmark." AL Focus was there at the d ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Washington School Libraries Rally

    640 More than 100 people gathered at the state capitol steps in Olympia, Washington, February 1 to rally for school libraries. The rally, as well as an all-day summit, was the culmination of the work of a group of concerned Spokane mothers troubled at the ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Yo, ALA! 2008 Midwinter Wrap-up

    digital content ALA visited Rocky Balboa's hometown of Philadelphia January 11-16 for the Midwinter Meeting, and this knockout video captures much of what made the week so hard-hitting: basketballers, whistleblowers, celebrity authors, catalogers, ca ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Q & A with Kareem

    640 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar responds to audience questions at the ALA Midwinter Meeting President's Program, January 13, 2008, speaking about his greatest basketball memory, the reason he changed his name, how to get reluctant youth to read, his new book ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. YALSA Gaming Extravaganza

    web-based literature Librarians at the Young Adult Library Services Association Gaming Extravaganza, held January 11 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, share how they're developing gaming in their libraries and the importance of creating a ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Youth Media Awards 2008

    mini-mag In just 60 seconds of images and sound, AL Focus Editor Dan Kraus conveys his impressions of the Youth Media Awards 2008. For a full list of the winners, go to www.ala.org/yma08. More ALA videos available at alfocus.ala.org. ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Dancing with the ALA Stars

    640 Highlights from the "Dancing with the ALA Stars" contest at the 2007 ALA staff Winter Event. ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. FBI Whistleblower Answers Questions

    new jersey Despite a warning from his superiors, FBI Special Agent Bassem Youssef answered questions at a January 12 session of the ALA Midwinter Meeting. In 2002, Youssef blew the whistle to the director of the FBI and Congress that discriminatory practi ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Author Forum- Midwinter 2008

    arizona Best-selling historical novelists Mary Doria Russell (Dreamers of the Day) and Geraldine Brooks (People of the Book) talk about "book pusher" librarians, book lust, and where they stand on e-book readers like the new Amazon Kindle at the ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Booklist Editors Read for Fun 2007

    ebook The 2007 Editors' Choice issue of Booklist also includes "Reading for Fun," a roundup of each editor's favorite personal reading choice of the year. In this video, seven of the editors get personal about unwieldy titles, Russian ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine