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Mo Rocca prefers a little bit of everything. “I like the variety pack cereals more than the big box. Let’s hear it for variety pack!” he joked at the Closing Session of the American Library Association’s 2019 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., on June 25. Which is why it’s no surprise that...


After American Library Association President Loida Garcia-Febo called the meeting to order, memorials were read for Donald B. Cleveland, Nicolette Warisse Sosulski, Anne J. Hoffman, Patricia Meyer Battin, Catherine Patricia Riesenman, and Lucille Cole Thomas.


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A new toolkit to help schools prepare for and protect their patrons from hate speech and incidents involving extremist groups was the subject of a panel in the News You Can Use series Saturday afternoon. Confronting White Nationalism in Schools was published by the Western States Center in Portland, Oregon...

As one of the core values of the profession, privacy is a perennial topic of discourse at ALA conferences. A session at this year’s conference focused specifically on the rights of students and minors who use libraries, highlighting the constitutional rights of all users...

“If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest country in greenhouse emissions,” Erica Freudenberger, outreach consultant at Southern Adirondack (N.Y.) Library System, told attendees at “Food for Thought."


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