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Conflict mediation and preparedness. By working on these two areas, libraries can better prepare for potential materials challenges at their institutions, according to panelists on “Is Your Library Challenge-Ready?” “We can’t just hope it doesn’t happen and not be prepared for it,” said panelist Val Edwards, library teacher leader at Madison (Wis.) Metropolitan School District, to the majority school and public library workers in attendance.


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During his nearly six-year sentence at Big Spring (Tex.) Federal Correctional Institution, Eldon Ray James was given an assignment in a speech class to share his post-release plans. “I stood up and said, ‘I’m going to become a librarian,’” James remembered. “The laughter was quite intense.” Despite being told it was “unrealistic,” James went on to receive his master’s degree in information science from University of Texas at Austin in 2007.

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Amanda Gorman, the youngest presidential inaugural poet in US history, and illustrator Christian Robinson will close the conference with a discussion of their forthcoming book, Something, Someday. 11 a.m.–noon Tuesday, June 27.

Outgoing ALA President Lessa Kananiʻopua Pelayo-Lozada will pass the gavel to incoming ALA President Emily Drabinski and welcome new division presidents. Tickets are $50. 12:30–2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27.


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ALA Council conducted three meetings at Annual to vote on key issues related to the Association’s governance and operations. Check out our recaps of the , , and meetings.

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