CHICAGO - The ALA Store, offering products at the American Library Association (ALA) 2011 Midwinter Meeting that help meet your promotional and continuing education needs, will now be located on the Exhibit Floor at booth 1940.
In addition, the critically-acclaimed "Glee" cast has joined the Celebrity READ campaign, featuring Will Schuester, Finn Hudson, Rachel Berry, Kurt Hummel and Mercedes Jones on a brand new ALA Graphics poster
. If that’s not enough fame, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint (stars of the “Harry Potter” movies) READ posters will also be available. Other new posters and bookmarks feature beloved characters such as Scaredy Squirrel, Phineas & Ferb and the animals from "The Mitten." Show your love for libraries by purchasing an Endangered Libraries T-shirt or a pack of Love My Library Buttons. As always, the conference t-shirt will sell out fast—arrive early to get your size! READ Design Studio demonstrations will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, when you can stop by to learn about the software that lets you create your own customized READ posters, to ask questions and to get helpful hints.
Hours for the ALA Store, now located in the Exhibit Hall at booth 1940, coincide with Exhibit Hall hours:
Friday: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
supports the ALA mission through the creation and distribution of quality products promoting libraries, literacy, lifelong learning and reading. ALA Graphics develops products based on customer need, including products that support the key action areas of the Association: diversity, education and continued learning, equity of access, intellectual freedom and 21st
-century literacy. ALA Editions
publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats. ALA Store
purchases fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.