New Orleans dining guide, affirming spaces, I Love My Librarian winners

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Last year, ALA debuted LibLearnX virtually because of the pandemic. This year, the event is convening in New Orleans. Read our roundup of the can’t-miss programs, speakers, awards, and social networking opportunities at this year’s event.

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Looking for a quick bite between sessions, the best gumbo, or an epicurean destination away from the action? Our New Orleans dining guide showcases different price points, neighborhoods, and cuisines—and has you covered for your stay.

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Grabbed my conference badge and my #LibLearnX23 Navigator! Excited for a weekend of learning and exploring NOLA! @ALALibrary —@JRLibrarian


Ibram X. Kendi

Authors Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone open the conference at 8:30 a.m. today with a discussion of their new book, How to Be a (Young) Antiracist. Kendi spoke with American Libraries last year about having his work challenged and the myth of neutrality in libraries.

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At last night’s welcome reception, ALA honored the 10 recipients of this year’s I Love My Librarian Awards. Learn about these dedicated public, school, and academic librarians and their outstanding contributions to the profession.

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Our latest episode celebrates the bites, sounds, and culture of Louisiana with segments on New Orleans Public Library’s free music streaming service Crescent City Sounds and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum’s new culinary library in St. Bernard Parish.

Sandy Himel is associate professor and head of government information and the Cajun and Creole Music Collection at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

American Libraries profiles University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Cajun and Creole Music Collection, including the many items that celebrate the region’s swamp pop genre.


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