WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susan Crawford, telecommunications policy expert and former White House official, will share insights about national technology policy and implications for the library community at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference. Crawford will address conference attendees during the Washington Update session from 8:30 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013, in the McCormick Place convention center.
CHICAGO - Dan Cohen, founding executive director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will be the featured speaker in the ALA President’s Program & Awards Presentation at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.
CHICAGO - Steven D. Levitt,co-author of the upcoming “Think Like A Freak”and of the smash No. 1 international bestseller “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything” promises to turn attendees’ brains inside out before 2013 ALA Annual Conference even starts. Levitt, who is the keynote speaker for the Opening General Session from 4 - 5:15 p.m. on Friday, June 28, is interested in showing how applying counterintuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results.
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 – 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.