The American Library Association ( ALA) Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults Committee has compiled its 2012 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding programs released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults. Its purpose is to call attention to recent video releases that make a significant contribution to the world of video recordings.
The list includes the following:
She discusses how libraries fostered her love of reading, expanding her world when she was growing up.
“I went through a phase where I was interested in the kings and queens of England. And (then) I went through the arachnid phase. Everything about spiders,” she said.
With a Feb. 4 deadline looming, members of the library community worked to ensure that 25,000 people signed the White House petition on behalf of school libraries.
In this interview, author Ann Weisgarber shares her love of libraries.
This is expressed most strongly in her views on library budget cuts.
She mentioned a library in Houston where hours were cut, preventing her from meeting with her writing critique group.
She said, "It's a far bigger issue than just our little group having a place to meet. It's the people in the libraries who come there for computer services, it's people who are unemployed who will sit and read the newspapers, read the magazines.
The top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, Printz and Morris awards – were announced early Monday morning at ALA's annual Youth Media Awards ceremony.
Many of the winners are posting their reaction to receiving the prestigious honor on the YMA YouTube Channel.
by Steve Zalusky
Libraries are creatures of adaptation. This is particularly true as people drift away from hardcover and paperback books and move toward getting their reading done on electronic devices.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
– Martin Luther King Jr., “I Have a Dream,” 1963
This weekend marks the annual celebration of the life and achievements of the Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While your children are enjoying a day off from school, plan some time to learn about this great American.
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Libraries play a valuable role in bringing communities together.
And that includes ways in which community members act toward each other.
Illustrating this will be several public libraries that were selected by the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Fetzer Institute to host a series of programs as part of the Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion initiative, which is supported by the institute.
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