Carnegie Medal winners, Jessica Rosenworcel, marketing for small libraries

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Patricia “Patty” Wong and Jessica Rosenworcel

The American Library Association’s 2022 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C., marks the return of thousands of library workers and advocates to in-person ALA gatherings for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. On June 24, Opening Session speaker Jessica Rosenworcel, chair of the Federal Communications Commission, joined outgoing ALA President Patricia “Patty” M. Wong for a conversation on the state of broadband and digital equity in the US.


In just 90 minutes, I've met collaborative partners, learned tools for advocacy, and received information that may help me purchase books for the school library I will serve this fall. 👍 #ALAAC22 —@tlovesbooks
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As ALA prepares to revise its Standards for Adult Correctional Institutions for the first time since 1992, this panel brings together some of the writers, thinkers, and practitioners advocating to preserve library services and the right to read in the age of mass incarceration. 1–2:15 p.m. Saturday, June 25.

Grammy Award–winning comedian, actor, and producer Tiffany Haddish will talk about her debut picture book, Layla, the Last Black Unicorn—a tale about a lovable but awkward unicorn who doesn’t realize that what makes her different is also what makes her special. 2:30–3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25.

Small and rural libraries rarely have communications professionals on staff or a marketing budget. Panelists will talk about how Georgia Public Library Service began offering mini-grants to Georgia’s public libraries to help build local marketing capacity and expertise. 4–5 p.m. Saturday, June 25.


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The recipients of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction will be honored today at Learn more about winners Tom Lin and Hanif Abdurraqib and the other finalists.

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After two years of virtual meetings, ALA’s 2022 Annual Conference and Exhibition returns to Washington, D.C. Read our roundup of the can’t-miss programs, speakers, awards, and social networking opportunities at this year’s event.

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Need some tips for navigating D.C. and having a successful conference? Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Busboys and Poets restaurateur Andy Shallal, and ALA staffers offer expert advice for your trip to the nation’s capital.

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The 2022 Local Information Committee of ALA’s New Members Round Table has created a Google Map that highlights restaurants, coffee shops, and attractions near the convention center.


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