CHICAGO — All book lovers and adult readers are invited to celebrate the best writing and most outstanding authors of 2011 at the Literary Tastes Breakfast, an Annual Conference tradition hosted by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).
The breakfast, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 26, features authors from RUSA’s 2011 literary book award selections, including the Notable Books List for outstanding fiction, non-fiction and poetry; The Reading List for the best genre fiction of the year; the Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature; the Dartmouth Medal for an outstanding reference work; and the Outstanding Reference Sources list. Authors read from their work and ruminate on writing and sign books, while attendees enjoy a scrumptious breakfast. Authors participating in this year’s event will be announced throughout the spring at the RUSA website, RUSA blog and literarytastes.com. Registration for the breakfast and conference is now available at the 2011 Annual Conference website.
The breakfast is a ticketed event sponsored by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA and is one of many CODES events at the Annual Conference. Conference participants can add the breakfast to their registration by locating it on the list of ticketed events in the online registration form (event code RUS2) located at www.ala.org/annual. Those not attending the conference are invited to purchase tickets for the breakfast only by selecting “Preconferences and Ticketed Events Only” as their registration type, then selecting the Literary Tastes Breakfast from the event list.
Breakfast tickets start at $50 for RUSA members, who receive the best price on this and other RUSA events throughout the conference. Join ALA and RUSA or add ALA and RUSA to your membership by calling the ALA membership team at 1 (800)-545-2433, option 5.
The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Learn more at www.ala.org/rusa.