Wes Moore, 2020 Census, Philly dining guide

American Libraries logo
Adam Matthew advertisement


Welcome to American Libraries’ Daily Scoop. This newsletter brings you Midwinter Meeting coverage once a day between January 25 and January 28. To opt out, please . As always, you can find all our .


Wes Moore

On April 27, 2015, Baltimore erupted into riots protesting the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old unarmed black man who was killed by city police on the west side. Just hours before the melée began, Gray had been laid to rest, his funeral attended by family, friends, and community. Wes Moore was right there with them.



ALA Editions advertisement




Join Adam Matthew for a talk by Roger Horowitz, from the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware, on Adam Matthew’s Food and Drink in History collection. Explore the relationship between food, Jewish consumption practices, Jewish identity, and the impact of Jewish culture on cuisine. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25. Booth #1049 in the exhibit hall.

Representatives from ALA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Office and the US Census Bureau will join librarians for a discussion on the role of libraries in the decennial count. 10:30–11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25.

Poet, novelist, and essayist Julia Alvarez will speak to the challenge of learning American English upon coming to the US from the Dominican Republic at age 10. Afterlife—her first novel in 15 years—draws on her experiences. 1–2 p.m. Saturday, January 25.


I Love My Librarian award

For the first time, Midwinter will host the I Love My Librarian Award Ceremony (3–4:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25), which recognizes outstanding service contributions of librarians who transform libraries and improve communities. Learn more about the winners.


Not sure which programs to attend? Our conference preview has the details on can’t-miss authors and speakers, awards, professional development opportunities, and special events happening at the convention center.


Looking for a quick bite between conference sessions, a tutorial on the many cheesesteaks, or an epicurean destination away from the action? Our Philadelphia dining guide showcases different price points, neighborhoods, and styles of cuisine—and has you covered for your stay.

Dewey Decibel podcast

Looking for even more to do in Philly? Dewey Decibel podcast’s “Insider’s Guide to Philadelphia” features tips on must-see cultural sites and places to eat inside Reading Terminal Market.


Check out our complete conference coverage on .


ALA Publishing Logo

American Libraries’ Daily Scoop is a free electronic newsletter emailed during the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition to conference attendees and personal members of the .


Direct ad inquiries to: Michael Stack,


American Libraries will not sell your email to outside parties, but your email may be shared with advertisers in this newsletter should you express interest in their products by clicking on their ads or content. If advertisers choose to communicate with you by email, they are obligated to provide you with an opportunity to opt-out from future emails in compliance with the CAN-SPAM act of 2003 and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation of 2018. Read the .


If you no longer wish to receive Daily Scoop emails, please click .

To manage your American Libraries email preferences, please click .

To unsubscribe from all American Library Association communications, click .


American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Higher Logic