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Archive for July, 2008

Thu, July 10th, 2008
Good News for People Who Love Bad News, and Vice Versa
Posted by: Keir Graff

I’ve been saving up dozens and dozens of links to follow when I had the time to do so, and now that I do have a little bit of time, I’m not so sure I should have saved the links. Between the endless stories of bookstore closings and page cuts at newspapers’ book-review sections, and […]


Wed, July 9th, 2008
What We Did at Conference Part 3: Not All Doom and Gloom
Posted by: Mary Ellen Quinn

For the editor of Reference Books Bulletin, and in fact for anyone involved in any way with reference publishing, an ALA conference can be a sobering experience.  The recent ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim was no exception.  On Friday evening, I attended the Books for Youth Forum and got a face full of  fun (excited audience, upbeat […]


Wed, July 9th, 2008
Even More Conference Wrapup Coming
Posted by: Keir Graff

Thanks, Mary! And I’m pleased to announce that Mary Ellen Quinn, Booklist Online’s managing editor and the editor of Reference Books Bulletin, will be weighing in shortly with the reference wrapup. 


Wed, July 9th, 2008
What We Did at Conference Part 2: The Odyssey Award
Posted by: Mary

  What a wonderful night! The Booklist Magazine Books for Youth Forum at the 2008 American Library Association conference in Anaheim celebrated the very first Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. Stephanie Zvirin welcomed the standing-room-only audience of 500 or so with the bittersweet announcement that this was her last Forum, as she will […]


Wed, July 9th, 2008
More Conference Wrapup Coming
Posted by: Keir Graff

Thanks to everyone who took the time to e-mail or otherwise let me know how much you liked Monday’s post! I had hoped to put together a broader wrapup of Booklist‘s various activities in Anaheim, but so far this week has been more than full as I’ve been preparing the July issue to go live on Booklist Online (which […]


Mon, July 7th, 2008
What We Did at Our Summer Conference
Posted by: Keir Graff

Sunday, June 29, the morning of the Booklist Adult Books Readers’ Advisory Forum: Post-9/11 Fiction (that’s the short title; I’d give you the longer version but we’d have to change this blog’s hosting plan to include more bandwidth), I thought I’d look over my remarks one more time while I ate breakfast. So, I went […]





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