Category Archives: ALA

Kudos to RUSA

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) announces that its Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) journal will move to open access beginning with the fall 2017 issue. RUSQ disseminates information of interest to reference librarians, information specialists and other professionals involved … Continue reading

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ALA’s Republican Problem

This is a blog post I’ve been meaning to write since American Library Association (ALA) President Julie Todaro’s report on ALA’s “historic success” in getting members of Congress to sign “Dear Appropriator” letters in support of federal library funding.  A … Continue reading

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Lead with the Value of You | American Libraries Magazine

Speak up. Credential yourself. Identify the expertise that you have. When you give someone an answer or provide them with the perfect pathway to finding what they need and they say “Thanks so much!” your reply should not be, “Oh, … Continue reading

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#alaac16 #alacouncil III: Guns and Equity

Here are what I consider highlights of Council III. I won’t be providing links to individual resolutions in this post because the ones we considered were embedded in the reports of the Committee on Legislation (COL) and the Intellectual Freedom … Continue reading

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#alaac16 #alacouncil III – Memorials and Tributes

Before I get into the main write up of Council III, I wanted to share what memorials and tributes we passed in ALA Council because I think they should stand on their own. Memorials: Ned Vizzini, M-#7 John Ganly, M-#8 … Continue reading

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#alaac16 Council II: More Referrals and a Mystery

The second Council session of the 2016 Annual American Library Association ended with a surprise involving President Elect Julie Todaro, but more about that below. Immediately below are what I thought were the highlights of our session (excluding having photographs … Continue reading

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#alaac16 Council I: Age of Referrals

The American Library Association 2016 Annual Conference is my last as Alaska’s Chapter Councilor. After the end of this conference, Alaska will be represented by Steven Hunt of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. But until then, I’m still blogging Council … Continue reading

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