CHICAGO — “The Novel Is Alive and Well”— the 2013 subject of the always popular ERT/Booklist Author Forum—kicks Midwinter off in style from 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, offering the first of many opportunities to hear and see favorite authors up close over the following days.
CHICAGO — ALA Midwinter Meeting registration and housing are now open. Important conversations about the transformation and future of libraries will be taking place Jan. 25-29 in Seattle. Details will follow in the coming weeks; in the meantime, in addition to being in the popular city of Seattle, Midwinter highlights include:
CHICAGO — Attendees at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle can be ready for a presentation they won't forget, from Auditorium Speaker Steven Johnson, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. One of the most brilliant and inspiring visionaries of contemporary culture, Johnson will offer his hopeful, affirmative outlook for the future. At a time when the conventional wisdom holds that the political system is hopelessly gridlocked with old ideas, Johnson makes the timely and inspiring case that progress is still possible and that new solutions are on the rise.
CHICAGO — The popular Bundled Registration option for 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference opens at 9 a.m. (Central time) on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. This cost-effective and efficient registration package offer remains open until midnight, Sunday, Sept. 30.
CHICAGO —“One of the best ways to stay fresh in our profession."
So says one of the thousands of Annual Conference attendees who took the time to give us their feedback about 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim in the post-conference survey.
CHICAGO — Experimentation and innovation are the name of the game at the July 18–19 “Mapping Transformation” Virtual Conference. High-profile speakers and presenters will highlight how new services are transforming both their libraries and their communities, while the two days of interactive Web sessions, conversations and insights offer starting points for discussion as well as practical ideas for moving forward and trying something new.
CHICAGO — Back by popular demand as part of the annual ALA Virtual Conference (July 18 and 19, 2012), Booklist editors Brad Hooper and Donna Seaman will host 30-minute author lunches, interviewing popular and thought-provoking authors Katherine Boo and Christian Kiefer.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The American Library Association (ALA) is proud to announce the first recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Anne Enright’s "The Forgotten Waltz" received the medal for fiction and Robert K. Massie’s "Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman" received the nonfiction prize. The medals recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published the previous year in the United States.
CHICAGO — Attendees can keep track of everything while on the go at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim. The new mobile app for the Conference Scheduler puts all the information people need right at their fingertips, including their existing schedule, list of exhibitors and notes from the full Scheduler site. They just have to log in with the same username and password as on the Scheduler to access all of their existing conference information.
CHICAGO —Attendees are encouraged to avoid the lines and register in advance.
Advance registration for 2012 ALA Annual Conference ends Friday, June 15.
Key issues covered at 2012 ALA Annual Conference include digital content and e-books, technology in libraries, innovation, books and authors, leadership, library advocacy, civic engagement, library marketing and more.