CHICAGO – Educational tours during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition will give attendees a special look at the unique history of Hartford, Conn. and the surrounding area. Tours offer attendees of “Rising to the Challenge,” taking place Nov. 14-17, 2013, an opportunity to explore the conference setting and network with their colleagues prior to the opening of national conference. More information is available at national.aasl.org/tours.
CHICAGO – School tours planned during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition will put on display the best and brightest school library programs in Hartford, Conn. Tours to these educational facilities will take place prior the opening of “Rising to the Challenge,” taking place Nov. 14-17, 2013. More information is available at national.aasl.org/tours.
CHICAGO – From 1-2:30 p.m., June 30, the Public Library Association (PLA) and PLA president Eva Poole, chief of staff, District of Columbia Public Library, will host the PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation with keynote speaker Ann Patchett at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago with the generous support of HarperCollins.
CHICAGO — Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, will offer strategies for crafting powerful stories about the value of libraries at “Storytelling Mojo: Creating the 21st Century Library Narrative” - the 2013 President’s Program hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA.
CHICAGO – Concurrent sessions offered at the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition will empower school librarian professionals to take charge during this pivotal moment in education and position themselves as educational leaders. The conference, “Rising to the Challenge,” taking place Nov. 14-17, 2013, in Hartford, Conn., will feature more than 130 concurrent sessions designed to position school librarians as the core component of 21st century teaching and learning.
CHICAGO - American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference attendees are likely to have a mouth-watering experience when Giada De Laurentiis--Emmy Award-winning star of the Food Network's Everyday Italian, Giada's Weekend Getaways, Giada in Paradise and Giada at Home, author of six cookbooks and more —appears as an Auditorium Speaker from 10:30 - 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 30.
CHICAGO - After 40 years of defending and upholding First Amendment rights, it is time for a party. Come join the Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) from 7:30 - 10 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the magnificent Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St. at Michigan Ave.) for our 40th Anniversary Celebration.
CHICAGO - Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick are sure to provoke important questions and discussion when they talk about their recent joint project, “The Untold History of the United States.” Stone and Kuznick appear as Auditorium Speakers at 2013 ALA Annual Conference from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 1.
CHICAGO — Cory Doctorow will present “More than a book-lined Internet Café: LITA President's Program” from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 30th in Chicago.