Tuesday, March 12, 2019

ALA Elections 2019 [edited]

ALA ballots are coming out. I received mine, and have started working through the list.

There is a great guide to the election with candidate statements on the ALA web site. It is a great looking booklet, with a great description of Council including some of the pertinent actions taken over the past few years.


There is a link on page 16 to the Council bio statements (PDF, 194 pages!):

And there is an Excel workbook on the main election page:

Here is a link to Andromeda Yelton's wonderful Council Candidate Sorter. (She has been doing this for several years now ... maybe 5 years?) The code behind it on GitHub (which I only very moderately understand...)
The results will be posted April 10, 2019 on that last link above.

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Book Read 2018

Here is the list of books I read in 2018.

    Art Boss by Kayla Cagan YA - ARC
    Liar, Liar: A Nicole Graves Mystery by Nancy Boyarsky ARC
    Sugar Run: a novel by Mesha Maren ARC
    Other People's Love Affairs: Stories by D. Wynstan Owen ARC
    Bathed in Prayer: Father Tim's Prayers, Sermons and Reflections from the Mitford Series by Jan Karon ARC
    The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery a re-reading in English
    Zion: A Novel by Dayne Sherman LLA 2018 book
    All Happy Families: A Memoir by Jeanne McCullough ARC
    The Saint of Wolves & Butcher: A Novel by Alex Grecian ARC
    Krazy: George Herriman, a life in black and white by Michael Tisserand 2017 LBF author
    The Astonishing Color of After: A Novel by Emily X. R.Pan ARC
    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart: A Novel by Tamsyn Murray ARC
    The Price of a Haircut: Stories by Brock Clarke ARC
    Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY READ 2018
    Hard to Forget: an Alzheimer's Story by Charles P. Pierce
    Reviewed here
    Nine Irish Lives: The fighters, thinkers & artists who helped build America edited by Mark Bailey ARC
    Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and mourning on the American right by Arlie Russell Hochschild
    Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes ARC -- inscribed by author
    What You Don't Know about Charlie Outlaw: A Novel by Leah Stewart ARC
    The Hunger by Alma Katsu ARC
    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon ARC