CHICAGO - Key issues covered at 2012 ALA Annual Conference include digital content and e-books, technology in libraries, innovation, books and authors, leadership, library advocacy, civic engagement, library marketing and more. Potential attendees will get the best rates when they register before May 14.
The dozens of thought leaders and authors appearing include Rebecca MacKinnon, David Weinberger, George R. R. Martin, Dan Ariely, Rich Harwood, John Irving, Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer, Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, David Lankes, John Jantsch, Chris Colfer, Sapphire, Duane Bray, J.R. Martinez, Dan Rather and Sherman Alexie.
The conference offers its usual solid core of:
- 500+ programs, discussions and other events;
- Preconferences offering in-depth professional development;
- 800+ exhibitors highlighting new and favorite titles, products, and services and related events;
- ALA JobLIST Placement Center connecting job seekers and employers and offering free career counseling.
For any potential attendees still needing to make the case for attending, these resources offer support. The Conference Scheduler helps attendees plan their time, create, update and prioritize their calendar and find out about many other Annual Conference highlights as they’re added — speakers, events, networking opportunities and more. The 2012 ALA Annual Conference website offers general information about the conference. Registering before midnight on Sunday, May 13 offers the best early bird rates.
ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition—Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves