Our complete coverage of 2014 ALA Annual Conference, including a survey of the main events; the speakers; the readings, discussions, and presentations; the panels, and more.

For Librarians, It’s Viva Las Vegas
And thermostats aside, it was a hot show for librarians, with the total attendance of 18,626 soaring above expectations. Here are the highlights from the show.

'Fascinated by Memory' Lois Lowry and Jeff Bridges Discuss 'The Giver'
Librarians lined up to see two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry in conversation with ALA president Barbara Stripling and actor Jeff Bridges, who stars in the film adaptation of Lowry’s The Giver, which hits theaters August 15.

Children's Books at ALA: A PW Photo-Essay
Librarians and publishers proved a hardy bunch at this year’s American Library Association annual meeting. Here we present some of the photographic highlights from the exhibit floor.

Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries
Michigan’s Ypsilanti District Library and Montana’s Lewis & Clark Library were both awarded 2014 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries at the recent American Library Association convention in Las Vegas.

CBLDF Debuts 'Banned Books Handbook' at ALA Las Vegas
In a preview of this year’s focus on comics and graphic novels during Banned Books Week, an annual event held September 21-27 to highlight threats to the freedom to read, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has released its first Banned Books Week Handbook.

Librarian by Day, Novelist by Night
Three librarians with novels published in 2014 gathered at ALA Vegas on Saturday afternoon to share their experiences as authors navigating the library world and vice versa. They were speaking in a panel aptly named “I’m a Librarian! NO! I’m an Author! NO! I’m a Librarian AND an Author!”

Tartt, Goodwin Take Home Carnegie Medals
At a standing room only reception at the American Library Association annual conference in Las Vegas, Donna Tartt and Doris Kearns Goodwin were announced as the winners of the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.

Hot Start For ALA in Las Vegas
Amid temperatures expected to top 110 degrees, the American Library Association Annual Conference officially kicked off on Friday evening in Las Vegas with a keynote from author and game designer Jane McGonigal.

Additional ALA coverage

Brian Kenney's picks for ALA 2014

ALA en Español: How to meet the needs of Spanish-speaking patrons.

The Exit Interview: PW Talks with Scholastic’s John Mason

Hands On: Libraries and the maker movement.

Raising the Stakes: Checking in with the ALA's Digital Content Working Group.