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AASL extends deadline for national conference preconference proposals

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is extending its submission deadline for preconference workshops proposals for its 17th National Conference & Exhibition. The new deadline is midnight on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/rfp.

2014 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition—thousands of engaged attendees, lively programs and events

CHICAGO — 18,626 librarians, library workers and library supporters (including 5,607 exhibitors) from around the world joined energetically in the shared endeavor of “Transforming our libraries, ourselves” at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 26-July 1 in Las Vegas. Attendees took part in spirited and productive conversations, sessions, problem-solving, events, discovery of the latest products and services and networking throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center and other venues. The program included more than 2,700 scheduled programs, sessions and events.

Ann M. Martin and Kathleen R. Roberts to join David Warlick at AASL Fall Forum

CHICAGO – Ann M. Martin and Kathleen R. Roberts, leaders in the school library profession, will join David Warlick as presenters at the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2014 Fall Forum.  Taking place Oct. 17-18, School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape, will convene in St. Louis and be broadcast to nine satellite sites across the country. For more information and to register, visit fallforum.aasl.org.

Black Girls Code founder presents LITA President’s Program

CHICAGO — Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) President Cindi Trainor Blyberg welcomes Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, to present the President’s Program during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.   Black Girls Code introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails.

Karin Slaughter headlines Andrew Carnegie Medals announcements and celebration at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Award-winning crime writer Karin Slaughter will be a featured speaker at the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence award ceremony, where the two winners will be announced. The event will take place from 8 -10 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, during ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, and the two winning authors (one for fiction, one for nonfiction) will each take home $5,000 with their medal.

Lois Lowry to be joined by Jeff Bridges at ALA President’s Program, Annual Conference

CHICAGO Legendary best-selling youth author and two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry will be joined by Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges at Barbara Stripling’s ALA President’s Program & Awards Presentation, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 29 at the American Library Association Annual Conference. Stripling will conduct an interview with Lowry, then Bridges will join them to talk about the movie version of Lowry’s “The Giver,” in which he stars and which is scheduled for an August release. The program will wrap up with a Q&A with the audience.

Celebrate 45 years of excellence in children’s literature at the 2014 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast

CHICAGO — The ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee will celebrate 45 years of the best in children’s and young adult literature representing the African-American experience at the 2014 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast. The 2014 Awards Breakfast will be held from 7 – 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 29 in the Caesars Palace Milano Ballroom during ALA’s 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

AASL invites program proposals for its 17th National Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for preconference workshops and concurrent sessions to be presented during its 17th National Conference & Exhibition taking place Nov. 5-8, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. The preconference workshop deadline is Friday, Aug.  15, 2014, and the concurrent session deadline is Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/rfp.

New activities coming to the Placement Center during the ALA 2014 Annual Conference

CHICAGO — During the ALA 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will introduce several new activities to help library workers get their careers on track. 

Accepting employer participants for the ALA Placement Center Open House

CHICAGO As part of its continuing efforts to provide networking opportunities for employers and job seekers, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host an Open House from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, June 29, 2014 during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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