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- 11 Questions: Melissa Kay Walling June 18, 2019A former US Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana, Walling studied business administration at University of Michigan and is pursuing an MBA at University of Illinois. At ALA, she’ll lead efforts to develop, implement, and measure strategic initiatives around membership and oversee a fast-paced customer service center. Walling answered our “11 Questions” to introduc […]Sallyann Price
- Newsmaker: Emma Boettcher June 11, 2019When did you first try out for Jeopardy? I first auditioned for the show when I was just about to graduate from high school. At the time, I was trying to get on the show’s College Championship. (I could audition for that as a high school student because the tournament would tape and air when … Continue reading Newsmaker: Emma Boettcher → The post Newsmaker: […]George Eberhart
- 2019 Annual Conference Preview June 3, 2019Conference highlights Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the US Supreme Court and author of four books, will take the stage 8:30–9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, for a conversation with her editor, Jill Santopolo of Philomel Books. For more on Sotomayor, whose latest book Just Ask! is forthcoming in September, read our interview. The Opening General Sessio […]Terra Dankowski
- A Culinary Capital June 3, 2019Today, rock-star chefs have transformed neighborhoods into epicurean destinations and turned what was once a dining drought into a wave of new restaurants, vibrant tastes, and international cuisines. Ready to dig in? Here is a guide to the best flavors in our culinary capital, excerpted from Frommer’s EasyGuide to Washington, D.C., 2020. Near the Convention […]Phil Morehart
- 11 Questions: Melissa Kay Walling June 18, 2019
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- Carnegie medal goes to first writer of colour in its 83-year historyDominican-American Elizabeth Acevedo wins prestigious children’s award for The Poet X, while Jackie Morris takes illustration prize for The Lost WordsDominican-American slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo has become the first ever writer of colour to win the UK’s most prestigious children’s books award, the Carnegie medal, which has a history stretching back to 1936 […]Alison Flood
- WG Sebald's bleak vision is not without consolationThe Rings of Saturn finds an unhappy man walking desolate country and recalling awful history. But the lucid beauty of the writing is catharticAt the beginning of The Rings of Saturn, the narrator announces that he is setting off “to walk the county of Suffolk, in the hope of dispelling the emptiness that takes hold of me whenever I have completed a long sti […]Sam Jordison
- Profiling the profiler: an interview with Taffy Brodesser-AknerThe journalist, known for pieces on Gwyneth Paltrow and Bradley Cooper, takes on a new challenge: making things upThe journalist who writes a novel has an inhibition to overcome: the reflex guilt about making stuff up. For Taffy Brodesser-Akner, whose first novel, Fleishman Is In Trouble, she wrote while working as a writer at the New York Times magazine, th […]Emma Brockes
- Carnegie medal goes to first writer of colour in its 83-year history
- Two Math Research Resources That Are Equal to the TaskWomen are making waves in math. Although they have always contributed to the field, whether by founding the first university to offer a degree in mathematics, writing the first computer programs, or calculating courses in orbit and to the moon, 2019 has been a particularly good year for recognizing and celebrating the contributions of women.To celebrate this […]
- The Berkman Klein Center Rolls Out Website Accessibility CheckerThe Internet Monitor project at the Berkman Klein Center launched AccessCheck, a tool for testing the accessibility of websites in real time in more than 50 countries.
- W3C Will Hold a Workshop on the Future of TransportationThe World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is planning an event hosted by Uber: the Workshop on Data Models for Transportation.
- Two Math Research Resources That Are Equal to the Task