November 17, 2017

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ALA 2016: “This Is What a Maker Space Looks Like”

Heather Moorefield-Lang—who spent the past three years traveling around the world documenting examples of maker spaces— led this session, which was full of surprises.

ALA 2016: Highlights of Diversity Panel Discussion

“Not Your Granny’s Dinner Conversation: Diversity, Race, Sex and Gender” featured seven children’s literature experts, all addressing tough questions and hot topics.

Sign On! Children’s Authors at ALA 2016

Look at which children’s book honorees editorial director Rebecca T. Miller spotted signing autographs and greeting fans at ALA.

Back from ALA

I’m back from ALA, but I hope that before Conference gets too far behind us that everybody takes a few minutes to read Christopher Myers’ meditation on the killings in Orlando that happened earlier this month. Chris proposed this piece to me last Tuesday night via email and got it to me Thursday morning; we […]

How Conferences Could Be Better

Attendees describe how they’d like ALA and other big conferences to evolve—and why smaller and virtual gatherings can be fine alternatives.