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- A Conversation with Author Ryan J. Dowd June 12, 2018What made you want to write this book? I had to write this book—libraries are hungry for information on how to better serve their homeless patrons. I provide training in libraries around the world, and everywhere I go, library staffers ask for tools to help. It is exciting to meet so many allies in the … Continue reading A Conversation with Author Ryan J. Do […]Phil Morehart
- 2018 Annual Conference Preview June 1, 2018This preview offers a small sample of what to expect. For a complete listing of events, visit 2018.alaannual.org. Conference highlights ALA welcomes former First Lady Michelle Obama as its Opening General Session speaker. 4–5:15 p.m. on Friday, June 22. The lawyer, philanthropist, and author of the forthcoming memoir Becoming will reflect on social and polit […]Terra Dankowski
- Big Easy Eats June 1, 2018As author of numerous travel guides, including Frommer’s Easy Guide to New Orleans, I’m here to help. My customized dining guide lists a spectrum of selections, focusing on those in proximity to the convention center and some choice spots a short distance away. There’s something for everyone, so dive in with forks ablaze and laissez … Continue reading Big Ea […]Phil Morehart
- Are Libraries Neutral? June 1, 2018The Moderator ALA President Jim Neal Are libraries neutral? Have they ever been? Should they be? Can libraries be neutral as part of societies and systems that are not neutral? Are libraries, through their processes, their practices, their collections and technologies, able to be neutral? ALA has long advocated for certain principles, detailed in the … Conti […]Amy Carlton
- A Conversation with Author Ryan J. Dowd June 12, 2018
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- Drawn from life: why have novelists stopped making things up?Karl Ove Knausgaard, Rachel Cusk, Sheila Heti, Edward St Aubyn – authors are using their own life stories in their fiction. Does the boom in autofiction spell the end of the novel, asks Alex ClarkIllustration by Francesco Ciccolella“That was the morning that white people finally realised the president of the United States was a white supremacist, he’d as goo […]Alex Clark
- Maggie O’Farrell: ‘As a child ill in bed for two years, I read all the time. That’s all I did’The novelist on how a family copes with illness – and her 17 brushes with death detailed in her memoir I Am, I Am, I AmMaggie O’Farrell is the author of seven bestselling novels, including This Must Be the Place and the Costa prize-winning The Hand That First Held Mine. Her new book, I Am, I Am, I Am, is a memoir about her brushes with death, among them a se […]Lisa O'Kelly
- Dave Eggers: ‘I always picture Trump hiding under a table’The Circle author talks about Facebook, why immigrants are not the enemy and his first novel for childrenI am attracted to purpose,” Dave Eggers says. People need it, he believes, and so do nations. Much of his fiction has reflected on the loss of an American sense of purpose, the decay of the dream; much of his non-fiction has told the stories of immigrants […]Paul Laity
- Drawn from life: why have novelists stopped making things up?
- OverDrive Makes Magazines AvailableOverDrive announced that libraries can now add magazines to their "OverDrive digital collection for readers to enjoy right in Libby or their browser."
- New Report Sheds Light on Sexual Harassment in the Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineThe National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is publishing a new report, "Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine."
- ProQuest and Google Scholar Improve Access to Scholarly ArticlesProQuest "added support for two new Google Scholar features, giving academic researchers round-the-clock access to scholarly full-text articles and graduate works from anywhere in the world. ..."
- OverDrive Makes Magazines Available