New books, products, special events from ALA Publishing at Annual Conference in Washington DC
For Immediate Release
American Library Association
Shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located near the main entrance to the Exhibit Hall on the lower level of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the ALA Store hours are:
Friday, June 21– 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday, June 22– 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 23– 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, June 24 – 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
A special “popup” mini-Store will operate near the Registration area on Friday, June 21 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. Remember to stop by early to get your pick of conference t-shirts—they sell out fast!
ALA Graphics will feature a selection of new and best-selling posters, bookmarks, and gifts, plus special conference-only items. Shop the newest posters, featuring Mo Willems’ Pigeon, Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone, and for gaming enthusiasts—Minecraft. Plan ahead for upcoming events with new products for Library Card Sign-up Month, featuring Toy Story, and Banned Books Week. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards with limited-edition t-shirts, available in black and yellow, and a commemorative gold-plated pin.
Star Wars™ fans will find the Force is strong at the ALA Store this year. The store will carry Out of Print’s new Star Wars™ READ® Collection, including Yoda, Darth Vader, and Princess Leia READ® t-shirts and socks in a wide range of sizes and styles. Let the world know how much you love Star Wars and reading by taking a selfie at one—or all three—Star Wars-themed backdrops, located outside the ALA Store. Use #StarWarsREAD, #alaac19, and tag @ALA_Graphics when you share your pictures on Twitter for a chance to win a Star Wars poster and bookmark pack. Winners must be present at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference to claim their prize. Full details for the giveaway can be found online and at the ALA Store at Conference.
ALA Publishing is excited to offer several new titles hot off the press, such as “Beyond Banned Books: Defending Intellectual Freedom throughout Your Library,” by Kristin Pekoll and Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF); “Anonymity,” the newest title in the Library Futures Series, by Alison Macrina and Talya Cooper; “Libraries that Learn: Keys to Managing Organizational Knowledge,” edited by Jennifer A. Bartlett and Spencer Acadia; and “Partners for Preservation: Advancing Digital Preservation through Cross-Community Collaboration,” edited by Jeanne Kramer-Smyth. Remember that you can find titles from ALA Editions, ALA Neal-Schuman, Facet Publishing, UK, and the ALA Divisions in the ALA Store, and also get free shipping on all book orders placed in the ALA Store (posters, bookmarks, and other gift-type items are not eligible for this offer).
ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman is pleased to present a selection of free programs exploring the profession’s issues and trends. The programs scheduled to take place at the ALA Store are:
Saturday, June 22
9:00 am – 9:30 am: The Public Library Director’s Toolkit
New public library directors quickly learn what seasoned directors already know: running a library means you’ve always got your hands full—balancing the needs of staff, patrons, facilities, library boards, and other stakeholders with professional responsibilities like community interactions, legal and financial requirements, and whole lot else that wasn’t exactly in the job description. Kate Hall and Kathy Parker's new resource walks you through the core components of getting up to speed and then provides templates, sample documents, checklists, and other resources that will make your job easier.
Exposing children in their formative years to positive stories about Muslims can go a long way to creating a multicultural understanding by cementing ideas of tolerance, respect, and acceptance. Gauri Manglik and Sadaf Siddique's book takes a timely and proactive approach by spotlighting quality children's and young adult literature.
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Collaborative Library Design: From Planning to Impact
In his new book, award-winning architect Peter Gisolfi presents detailed case studies of ten design projects from public, academic, and school libraries that identify paths to success as well as hazards to avoid. Library planners, designers, and administrators will gain practical guidance directly applicable to their own undertakings, regardless of size or complexity.
Sunday, June 23
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Art Projects, History Activities, and Storytimes for Kids
In two new books Christine M. Kirker offers ready-to-go activities that encourage children to explore their creativity while learning about art and history. She’ll be joined by Kathy MacMillan, with whom she’s co-authored several best-selling storytime sourcebooks.
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists
Sarah Ostman and Stephanie Saba profile dozens of successful book clubs across the country. Their book’s diverse cross-section of ideas will inspire you to rethink your reading groups and try out new ways to better meet your library’s and community’s needs.
Offered elsewhere in the Convention Center are these special Trending Topics programs from ALA Editions and ALA Neal-Schuman: “Teaching Media Literacy: How Consuming Media and Technology Impacts Student Learning,” a panel discussion led by Belinha De Abreu; “Updating and Adapting Mother Goose on the Loose: A Hands-on Presentation,” with Betsy Diamant-Cohen; “Information Policy Intersections: Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Professional Ethics,” with Paul T. Jaeger and Natalie Greene Taylor; “Practical Anonymity,” with Alison Macrina and Talya Cooper; and “Shaping School Library Instruction and Collections to Inspire Engagement,” with Mona Kerby and Maureen Schlosser.
Use the Conference Scheduler to learn about all these special events and plan your time efficiently!
Prices at the ALA Store automatically reflect the ALA Member discount, so there’s no need to dig out your member number. And remember that every dollar you spend at the ALA Store helps support library advocacy, awareness, and other key programs and initiatives!