An ALA program tackled issues of building a responsible film collection that portrays minority communities (native, black, queer, and disabled Americans) in responsible, respectful ways.
Sunday morning’s “In Visibility: Race and Libraries” was a crash course in sociology and libraries, taught by Todd Homna, assistant professor of Asian American Studies at Pitzer College and a former ALA Spectrum Scholar. Sponsored by ALA’s Office for Diversity and the Spectrum Scholars Program, asked the question: “Where do we locate race in relation to librarianship?”
Last week, I told you about United for Libraries’ terrific author panels at ALA: Crossing Over: Teen Books for Everyone!, Quirky Books for Quirkier Librarians, Shoot Between the Lines: Mystery Writers Reveal All, and First Author, First Book. That’s 22 authors on four panels in two days, and I’m reading every title. I can currently [...]
So many books, such little time to prowl the aisles at the American Library Association conference in Chicago at the end of this month, June 27–July 2. Fortunately, Library Journal is again offering a galley and signing guide that should help you find what you want. Interested in Sophie McKenzie’s Close My Eyes, in advanced [...]