(Re)telling Stories: Fanart, authorship, and how stories are shared, reconstructed, and retold
Fan created works, from fan fiction to fan comics, are an increasingly visible and a richly rewarding way for fans to interact with their favorite stories from books, movies, and TV shows. At the same time, fan works raise a variety of sticky questions concerning copyright, the place of transformative work in literature, authorship, and what it means to be a writer and a reader. Join a panel of authors, artists, librarians, and yes, fans, to explore the impact participatory fan culture has had and will continue to have on reading, literature, and how we encounter stories.
Subjects: Popular Culture, Young Adult Literature, Adult Services, Children’s Literature, Copyright
ALA-IF / FTRF
IFC/FTRF Issues Briefing Session
Session to discuss Intellectual Freedom issues of the day.
Library Development in Emerging Economies: Policies and Practices on the Global Scene
The composition of world economic powers have changed or re-grouped in past decades. While U.S. and other developed countries continue to hold their positions, the emerging economies around the world have attracted much attention. What has happened to the libraries in these emerging economies? Has the library development kept pace with economic growth? Do library users benefit from new economies? What are the library policies and practices in these emerging economies? The ALA’s International Relations Committee presents this program with well-known speakers from Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC) and other countries for these questions.
Subjects: International Issues
ALA-OLOS / RUSA_RSS / PLA / ASCLA/ALTAFF
How Libraries Are Serving the Evolving Needs of Baby Boomers and Older Adults
Baby Boomers and Older Americans today are the most diverse community of aging adults in history. Learn how libraries are reaching these populations, with attention to the 2008 RUSA Guidelines on Library and Information Services to Older Adults. Explore how libraries can best respond to the needs of Boomers and older adults through programs, collections, and services, including responses to the current economic downturn.
Subjects: Adult Services
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