'Mapping Transformation'— 2012 ALA Virtual Conference, registration open
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO — “Mapping Transformation” frames the July 18 and 19, 2012, ALA Virtual Conference— an interactive professional development opportunity ideal both for those unable to attend Annual Conference and those who are ready for more. A full series of interactive 45-minute Web sessions will provide insights from experts, offer opportunities for conversation with speakers and other attendees around key issues related to transformation in libraries and allow for sharing innovations.
Topics covered include: e-books and e-readers; open source software; using Google products to enhance your mission and branding; publishers partnering with libraries; designing a superior library user experience; learning from startups and innovative organizations; and Urban Mediaspace Aarhus—building the library of the future.
Speakers include: George Needham and Joan Frye Williams, Stephen Abram, Terry Ballard, Steven Bell, Emily Dowdall, Marlene Harris, Lisa Hickman, Nate Hill, James LaRue, Brian Mathews, Peter Murray, Marie Oestergaard and more.
Each day will include keynote speakers, sessions and—back by popular demand—30-minute author lunches hosted by Booklist editors Brad Hooper and Donna Seaman.
Annual Conference full registrants also enjoy a 25 percent discount on Virtual Conference registration —recommended so they can benefit from the interactivity and conversations and to make the most of one of the best bargains in continuing education in the library world today.
As in previous years, the archive of ALA Virtual Conference will be available free to registrants for up to six months and also free to full registrants of ALA Annual Conference.
Registration is $69 individual rate ($51.75 with Annual Conference discount), and an affordable $300 group option for up to 15 IP addresses ($225 with Annual Conference discount).