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Experts to talk election year opportunities, challenges for libraries at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

ORLANDO, Fla.—The presidential election is right around the corner, with the presidency, Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court in the balance, and a new Librarian of Congress imminent. Learn about actions that the American Library Association (ALA) is taking to prepare for the coming opportunities and challenges at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. Join political and library leaders at the conference session “Taking Libraries Transform and the Policy Revolution!

Bring federal job training funding home to your library: Learn how at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

Learn how to secure workforce support funding for your library at this year’s 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. During the Washington Update session “Concrete Tips to Take Advantage of Workforce Funding,” a panel of library and workforce leaders will discuss best practices for supporting jobseekers.

Don’t miss Astronaut Yvonne Cagle talk about getting girls excited about science and math

What are the best ways that libraries can excite young learners about science and math? How can leaders facilitate informal learning through libraries and entertainment?

Explore over two centuries of Jewish heritage in Florida at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Join the Jewish Information Committee of the ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT-JIC) and the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) for an exploration of over two centuries of Jewish life in the Sunshine State during “Chronicle of a People: Over 250 Years of Florida Jewish History,” to be held from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at the Hyatt Orlando, Celebration 10 room.

United for Libraries to host horror author panel at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host “The Horror! The Horror! Authors Who Write to Scare” from 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

The horror genre is becoming increasingly popular, so be sure to join fellow horror enthusiasts for this program featuring JG Faherty, Christopher Golden, Christopher Buehlman, Amy Lukavics, Ezekiel Boone and Peter Adam Salomon. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program. The panel will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.


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