A statewide effort to create libraries in Wyoming counted among its aims universal education for children, and extended education for adults; moral reform through temperance; and the basic belief that every resident of a democratic society deserves access to books.
Dorothy Burnett Porter Wesley “authored many
works and compiled many bibliographies that document and anthologize a
legacy of African American
literature and writing. She was known for finding and discovering
previously unknown materials, often by collecting bags of items from
community members.” She developed one of the country’s strongest research collections about people of African descent.
At the 1974 ALA Preconference on Women, librarians including Diane Gordon Kadanoff “crafted [resolutions that] established an activist
climate for female librarians and set the stage for subsequent changes
to the face of the Association and the profession. Eight resolutions to
combat sexism and discrimination against women within ALA and in
libraries were written at the preconference and submitted at Council and
Membership meetings during the ALA Annual Conference in New York City a
few days later.”
Pura Belpré’s “commitment and advocacy to bridge her Puerto Rican community to the
library, and vice versa, showcases the roots of critical children’s
librarianship and inclusion, and not assimilation, of marginalized
voices into the field.”
”When the Nazis began isolating Jews into ghettos, [Dina] Abramowicz served as a librarian in the ghetto library. Abramowicz escaped from a
work camp and was active in the Jewish resistance before she made her
way to New York.”
When Clara Stanton Jones was appointed director of Detroit Public Library, “[t]wo library board members quit in protest but she was supported by the
United Auto Workers and a coalition of progressive businessmen. Her
legacy with DPL was the delivering of services to nontraditional library
Stan Lee, known to millions as the man whose Super Heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry and whose co-creations include Spider-Man™, The Avengers ™, X-Men™, Iron Man™, The Incredible Hulk™, The Fantastic Four™ and hundreds of others, will appear as an Auditorium Speaker at 2014 ALA Annual Conference from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 28.
Are you going to the ALA annual conference next week? Visit us at the Diamond Book Pavillion and get these SLAP DRIVES - USB drives that are ALSO snap bracelets, chock full of graphic novel PDFs and handy dandy catalog!
I bought my tickets to the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim and ordered a llama plushie online (which I will be customizing into something else ohoho secret). I’m going to see Chris Colfer this Saturday and hear him speak about the Land of Stories. I don’t know how these panel stuff work. Hopefully hopefully HOPEFULLY I’ll be able to talk to him in person and give him the plushie, but what if there’s no meet and greet? Can I just tell one of the panel organizers there that I have a present for Chris that I’d like for him to have? WHAT IF THEY DON’T LET ME THROUGH?