The Pew Internet & American Life Project recently released the report, Generations Online in 2009. Data was gathered from over 2,000 people to show what different generations do online. Probably not too many surprises, though I do wonder if they ever ask adults who state that they *always* use email more than teens, yes, but do you like it?’. (more…)
Thanks to all who participated in YALSA’s first event liveblogged with CoverItLive! Despite a couple of interesting technical developments, I think everything went very smoothly. Particular thanks to the fantastic Kelly Tyler, who took an astounding amount of photos and video–some of which we even managed to upload during the session!
You can now view a replay of the session, which includes selected book covers, video, and commentary from several folks who participated via Twitter.
As a YALSA Intellectual Freedom Committee member, I have my choice of a smorgasbord of Intellectual Freedom meetings and activities to attend at Conference. However by far, the best part of my trip to Midwinter was attending the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Fourth Annual Author Event featuring Lauren Myracle.
Lauren specifically addressed the banning and challenging of her books. She spoke about how she could empathize with parents who find her books objectionable. Because the world is truly a scary place, protecting your children is a priority. (more…)
As many YALSA blog readers have probably learned, two Division members died unexpectedly on their way to the airport following Midwinter in Denver. ALSC Vice President Kate McClelland and Notable Children’s Videos Chair Kathy Krasniewicz were killed in a hit-and-run automobile accident.
YALSA sends its condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of these two women.
The ALSC blog is collecting memories of Kate and Kathy, readers of this blog are invited to contribute.
You can read about the women in this article from the Greenwich News.