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Tech tools on display during AASL preconferences

CHICAGO — Preconferences offered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference are designed to further empower school librarians as technology leaders in their schools. These half-day workshops will be offered Friday, June 26 in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.ala.org/aasl/annual.

Conversation starters, ignite sessions, and poster sessions for 2015 Annual Conference announced

CHICAGO — Covering a huge range of timely topics, the 150 Poster Sessions, 19 Conversation Starters and 18 Ignite Sessions for 2015 ALA Annual Conference have now been announced. These sessions offer special informal opportunities to hear the latest from your library colleagues on what’s working in their libraries and beyond.

AASL opens registration for its 17th National Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO – Registration is now open for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition. The conference, themed “Experience Education Evolution,” will be held Nov. 5-8, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio, and is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. A full list of rates and deadlines can be found at national.aasl.org/registration.

Gloria Steinem, Legendary Feminist Activist, 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker

CHICAGO — Gloria Steinem — writer, lecturer, editor, journalist, social and political activist and self-described “hope-aholic” — appears as a 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27. Steinem became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 70s. The path that led her there included a challenging childhood and a short stint as a Playboy Bunny.

'Deep reading in the digital age' topic of ALCTS President’s Program in San Francisco

CHICAGO — Dr. Maryanne Wolf, John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, and director, Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. 

In this presentation, Dr. Wolf will explore three themes:

Create, build, code and hack with a choice of four LITA preconferences

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 26, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) brings you a choice of four dynamic, useful and fun preconferences. These all-day preconferences - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - will teach you how to create, build, code and hack the newest trends in technology for libraries. Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website. The price to register is: $235 for LITA members (use coupon code: LITA2015); $350 ALA for members; $380 for non-members. 

Charlene Li is Keynote Speaker at ASCLA President's Program

CHICAGO — Charlene Li, will be the keynote speaker at the President’s Program hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Demystify your video cataloging with an ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 26, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides.” This all-day preconference — 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. — will provide an overview of cataloging video recordings using Resource Description and Access (RDA), MARC21 and the newly issued Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) best practices cataloging guides for DVD/Blu-ray discs and streaming media.

ALCTS preconference on managing digital and streaming media in academic libraries

CHICAGO — “Challenges with Managing Streaming Media and other Digital Content for Academic Libraries,” a preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will address new issues and trends in the acquisition, management and licensing for streaming media and other digital distribution conduits. Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Sarah Lewis to be ALA President’s Program Speaker at 2015 Annual Conference

CHICAGO -- Art historian, critic, writer and “cultural powerhouse” Sarah Lewis is the featured speaker for ALA President Courtney Young’s President’s Program 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Lewis celebrates creativity, focusing on how it can lead us through fear and failure to ultimate success. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward and our failures that become the process?

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