Podcast highlights ALA Web site redesign

The American Library Association will roll out its redesigned Web site at this year’s Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. The new design promises a new look and easier navigation. Billie Peterson-Lugo, chair, ALA Website Advisory Committee, and Michelle Frisque, past chair, ALA Website Advisory Committee, LITA board member and LITA president-elect, discuss the changes on […]

ALA President Molly Raphael wants YOU to celebrate National Library Week

National Library Week is right around the corner (April 8 – 14) and here to discuss it in a video podcast is ALA President Molly Raphael. National Library Week is a time when communities across the U.S. celebrate the valuable contributions of our nation’s libraries.  This year’s National Library Week theme is “You belong @ your […]

ALA Annual Conference media coverage

The 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans received extensive coverage from a variety of media. Particularly noteworthy was the attention of radio broadcast outlets, both locally and throughout the country. They included • KOBW-FM’s “Community Focus” program with Ray Romero, which aired on Sunday, June 26. • WRBH-FM “Writer’s Forum.” • Oregon […]

ALCTS Executive Director Charles Wilt talks about second annual Preservation Week @ your library

Charles Wilt, executive director of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the ALA, discusses Preservation Week @ your library (April 24 – 30) in this podcast. Preservation Week @ your library is a time when libraries across the country will provide programs, information and expertise on how to preserve […]

ALA’s Michael Dowling discusses first ever Money Smart Week

Michael Dowling, director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Chapter Relations Office, discusses the first-ever Money Smart Week @ your library (April 2 – 9, 2011) in a podcast on the American Library Association (ALA) Public Information Office (PIO) blog, Visibility @ your library. Money Smart Week was initiated by the Federal Reserve Bank of […]

Best-selling author Scott Turow stands up for nation’s libraries

In the wake of deep library budget cuts taking place in communities across the country, Scott Turow, author of “Presumed Innocent” and its sequel, “Innocent,” and president of the Authors Guild, expressed his views regarding the value of our nation’s libraries in an opinion piece posted today in the Huffington Post. Though the efforts of […]