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One of the panel discussions I was on at ALA was All About ARCs:  “Librarians may have heard of Advanced Reading Copies (ARCs), but do they actually know how to acquire or use them? Why do publishers create these unsaleable copies? Have you seen them at used bookstores, Friends book sales, and should they really be there? […]

ALA: New Adult

And SexyTimes was had by all! Um, no, not really, but based on the twitter stream for the New Adult Conversation Starter that Sophie Brookover, Kelly Jensen and myself did (Twitter hashtag #ALA13NA), I apparently used that term a lot. As a recap, the three of us did a Conversation Starter on New Adult Fiction at […]


ALA Annual is just around the corner, which means, OH NO SO MUCH TO DO. The highlights of my schedule, so far: Saturday, June 29th All About ARCs: The Ins and Outs of Requesting, Using and Abusing Advanced Reading Copies, where I’m co-presenting with Kelly Jensen and Kristi Chadwick. 10:30 to 11:30, McCormick Place Convention […]

ALA 2013 Conversation Starters!

Dear ALA Members: Now is the time to vote! To vote for what you want to have happen at ALA Annual! As explained at this ALA News Press Release, voting is open until March 31, 2013 for Conversation Starters and Ignite Sessions. “Conversation Starters” are “fast-paced 45-minute sessions intended to jumpstart conversations and highlight emerging […]