CHICAGO - Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, author, and the wife of the 44th President, Barack Obama. Through her initiatives as First Lady, she has become a role model for women and girls, and an advocate for healthy families, service members and their families, higher education, and international adolescent girls’ education. She will appear at the opening general session of the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition on Friday, June 22, 4:00—5:30pm, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Your Library in Their Language: Strategies for Creating Library Advocates Among Business Leaders in Your Community” on Sunday, June 24, 9 to 10 a.m., at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Are You Ready for Fundraising Success? A Step-by-Step Guide for Any Library,” featuring Michael Stevenson, managing principal and co-founder of the Bannack Group, on Monday, June 25, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — The United for Libraries President’s Program, “Engaging Elected Officials with Your Library,” will be held Saturday, June 23, 9 to 10 a.m., at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
CHICAGO - On Friday, June 22, 2018, Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden will moderate a conversation with former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama during the Opening General Session of the 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. This session will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from 4– 5:30 pm.
ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on June 1, 2018, for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference, to take place in Washington, D.C., June 20-25, 2019. Once again, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees and Offices.
The deadline to submit content will be August 31, 2018 12:00 Midnight (CST). Please use this submission site.
*Your ALA account information will be required to access the submission site.
BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Comedian Tom Papa will appear at United for Libraries’ The Laugh’s On Us sponsored by Ingram Content Group, featuring headlining standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. Authors Harrison Scott Key and Chris Erskine will also appear.
CHICAGO - Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and National Archivist David Ferriero discuss the importance of collecting physical information and materials in the digital age. The Library of Congress and the National Archives are the home of the nation’s most valuable treasures and historical documents. During their conversation, the Librarian and the Archivist will discuss the role of their institutions in making these resources accessible to the public. This session will take place on Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10:30-11:30am at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
CHICAGO - Gayle Danley is a championship poet and grief writer who has won both the national, and international poetry slam titles. Her passion is teaching kids, through slam poetry, how to soothe their wounds. Danley traces her love for words, especially spoken word, to her childhood in Georgia, where she soaked up encyclopedias and carried around a book of rhymes ("Jack Sprat could eat no fat ..." "Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear ...") because she adored how silly they were.
BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Susan Orlean, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Lou Berney, Lisa Unger, Leif Enger, and Delia Owens will be the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Toast, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, June 25 at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
Festive beverages and light snacks will be served. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2018 Baker & Taylor Awards during this event.