We Need Diverse Books at ALA Midwinter

A standing-room-only crowd, along with dozens of others sitting in staggered rows on the floor, attended the We Need Diverse Books panel at the most recent ALA Midwinter conference in Boston. A mainstay at ALA, BookExpo America (BEA), and New York Comic-Con (NYCC), the We Need Diverse Books campaign continues to engage followers and supporters […]

Playing it Safe: Author Steve Albrecht Tackles Security Measures for Libraries

Dr. Steve Albrecht, author of Library Security, is retired from the San Diego police department and manages a training, coaching, and management consulting firm.

2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal Winners | ALA 2015

Each year, the American Library Association (ALA) awards the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Honoring the festivities at this year’s annual conference in San Francisco were outgoing ALA president Courtney Young, presenting the welcome address; author and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, delivering the keynote; and Carnegie Medals Selection Committee Member Donna Seaman, announcing the winners. Top Left: Fiction […]

New York Comic Con: Highlights and Surprises

It has been reported that 151,000 people attended New York Comic Con this past weekend, causing the annual event to beat its unrelated competitor, San Diego Comic-Con, in size. I last attended Comic-Con in 2009, as an ardent supporter of graphic novels. This time I attended for Library Journal, purposely seeking out panels about diversity […]