Author Archives: Emily Wagner

ALA advocacy panel at New York Comic Con

ALA panel speakers at New York Comic Con 2017.

This year, New York Comic Con (NYCC) is teaming up with The New York Public Library to expand offerings for educators and librarians by providing them with a space for panels, networking, and workshops on Thursday, October 5. ALA has organized a panel that will take place in the Celeste Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. The panel, Citizen-Centric Library Advocacy: Building ... Read More »

Exploring the Washington Office special collections

Germaine Krettek, director of the Washington Office, shakes hands with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office during a meeting with representatives of the American Library Trustees Association (ALTA, a division of the ALA) in October 1969.

This is a guest post from Andrew Staton, our fall special collections intern joining us from the University of Maryland. Andrew is a genealogist and budding archivist with two semesters left at UMD. He graduated from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Bachelor of Arts in historic preservation and ... Read More »

Washington Office’s copyright expert, puzzle master recognized

Here’s something you may not know about the Washington Office’s in-house copyright expert Carrie Russell: Carrie loves puzzles. On the first floor of the Washington Office, Carrie always has a jigsaw puzzle in progress. And, in her office on the second floor, she’s spent the last 18 years trying to untangle the field’s bigger knots. Carrie — who is being ... Read More »

Latino Cultures platform from Google is a new library resource

Latino Cultures, a new platform from Google, is a new library resource for libraries offering Spanish-language and Latino-oriented materials and programs.

This post originally appeared on The Scoop. Libraries across the country are working in a variety of ways to improve the full spectrum of library and information services for the approximately 58.6 million Spanish-speaking and Latino people in the US and build a diverse and inclusive profession. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins on September 15, Google ... Read More »

Message from Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code Book Cover

Reshma Saujani, the founder and CEO of the national non-profit organization Girls Who Code, has taught computing skills to and inspired more than 10,000 girls across America. At the opening general session of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference this past June, Reshma spoke about Girls Who Code, how they are working to teach 100,000 girls to code by the end ... Read More »