PW’s 2013 ALA Midwinter Preview

Resolutions: ALA Preview 2013
As some 10,000 librarians, publishers, authors, and vendors gear up for the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting, in Seattle, January 25–29, it’s a perfect time to take a look at the year that was for libraries—and the year to come.

The P&L Sheet: ALA Preview 2013
In his first column for PW, Brian Kenney surveys the lingering e-book mess of 2012 and looks forward to an even messier 2013—or so he hopes!

Overruled: PW Talks to ARL’s Brandon Butler: ALA Preview 2013
Sure, for the general observer, 2012 might well be remembered as a year of frustration for libraries, dominated by the lingering impasse over e-book lending. In reality, 2012 could go down as one of the most important years ever for libraries, thanks to a string of legal victories and an emerging legislative coalition.

Change You Can Believe In: ALA Preview 2013
Despite its immediate retraction, a report from a young Republican staffer named Derek Khanna has opened the door to a meaningful debate about copyright reform.

Core Values: ALA Preview 2013
The Common Core standards have been a hot topic of discussion in 2012—a topic that will get even hotter in 2013. PW talks to AASL president Sue Ballard and ALA’s Gillian Engberg.

Check It Out with Nancy Pearl: ALA Midwinter and Favorite Northwest Books
The theme of our Midwinter coverage is “Resolutions,” as we get ready to say good-bye to 2012 and embark on a new year. For your last column of 2012, we want to get your impressions on what has been an eventful year for libraries. Generally, how do you feel about the year that was for libraries? What’s made you happy, what’s driven you nuts, and what do you hope for 2013?

Standing Up for the Community: PW Talks with Terry Plum: ALA Preview 2013
When it comes to digital, librarians can sometimes be perceived as awfully cranky—just look at the current debate around e-books and lending rights. But it’s easy to see why, as libraries face historic difficulties in the digital age. To take stock of the situation, PW recently caught up with Terry Plum, assistant dean of technology at the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science.