Rand Simmons and members of the Washington team for National Library Legislative Day 2009 describe going to Washington, DC, to make a change—and finding the biggest change is in themselves. Mike Wirt provides a wrap-up of the state legislative session. In “Who’s on First,” Jonathan Betz-Zall remembers intellectual freedom activist Judith Krug and reminds us that we are all responsible for protecting the right to read freely. Jennifer Knight describes how a small group of youth-services students is having a big impact at the University of Washington’s iSchool. Samantha Becker and researchers at the iSchool study the impact of public access computing on U.S. communities.
If you missed “Impact and Influence,” WLA’s annual conference held in Spokane in April, this issue of Alki documents some of the highlights in word and image. (You can also listen to a podcast of ALA President Jim Rettig’s ALA/PLA breakfast speech at the Alki Café at http://wla.org/publications/alki/alki-cafe/.) Bo Kinney, Jenny Westlund, and Steve Duncan recap some of the conference sessions in their articles. Articles about or based on conference presentations are indicated with the conference logo. Be sure to check out the 2009 WLA award recipients, portraits of influence past, present, and future. And meet WLA’s new executive director, Dana Murphy-Love.
Alki Editor: Julie Miller
Alki Editorial Committee: Susan Anderson, committee chair; Matthew Berube; Michael Cook; Lynne King; Bo Kinney; Erin Krake; Rayette Sterling; Deanna Sukkar
Alki was designed by Tammy Reniche, Director of Publications for Melby Cameron & Anderson.
Cover photos taken by Rose Ferri.
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by Tim Mallory
by Julie Miller
by Jonathan Betz-Zall
by Jennifer Knight
by Samantha Becker, Karen E. Fisher, & Michael D. Crandall
by Bo Kinney
by Jenny Westlund
by Rand Simmons
by Steve Duncan
by Carrie Jenott
by Linda Lambert
by Alec McKay
by Michael Wirt
by Tim Mallory
by Nancy Huling
by Mary Ross and Jennifer Fenton
by David Wright