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Wes Moore on 'finding a life that matters,' 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Wes Moore, bestselling author of “The Other Wes Moore,” is and has been on a remarkable quest to “find a life that matters.” As a youth advo­cate, he is committed to helping the parents, teachers, mentors and advocates who serve youth in the U.S.— something that will sound familiar as well as inspiring to the librarians who hear him as an Auditorium Speaker at 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits from 10- 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Advance registration rates for AASL13 end October 17

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) encourages members planning to register for the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition to do so at national.aasl.org/registration before the Oct. 17 advance registration deadline. On Oct. 18, registration rates will be raised $50. The conference, themed “Rising to the Challenge,” will be held Nov. 14-17, 2013, in Hartford, Conn., and is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders.

Registration now open for ASCLA Midwinter workshops

CHICAGO - Registration opened Oct. 1 for three institutes covering online course design, the secrets to successful leadership and how to become a library consultant  that will be hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

Registration, housing now open for 2014 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

CHICAGO — Registration and housing are now open for 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Philadelphia, Jan. 24-28. “The conversation starts here . . . ” every year at Midwinter Meeting, where you’ll find the usual gold-standard networking; updates on research, reports and legislation; innovators and thought leaders; hundreds of discussions on current key topics including ebooks, digital content and community engagement; more than 400 exhibitors and hundreds of authors; pre-Midwinter Institutes for indepth professional development; and more.

Award-winning children’s book creators in ERT/Booklist Author Forum, 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO - In an unmissable ERT/Booklist Author Forum at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, five acclaimed children’s book creators — Tonya Bolden, Brian Floca, Kadir Nelson, Steve Sheinkin and Melissa Sweet — join fellow author and Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Ilene Cooper as she moderates the discussion about award-winning nonfiction for youth. The Forum takes place 4 - 5:15 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24 in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Voting period opens to name the AASL13 conference daily

CHICAGO – Four finalists have been chosen in the contest to name the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition on-site daily newspaper. AASL members and conference attendees can now vote at national.aasl.org/daily-contest for one of the following names:

  • Aloft

  • Hot Air Highlights

  • The Hartford Current

  • Launch Pad

Ishmael Beah at 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Arthur Curley Memorial Lecturer

CHICAGO - ALA Midwinter attendees can hear the inspiring human rights advocate and bestselling author Ishmael Beah at the 2014 Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture from 4 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. Beah’s first book, "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier," has been published in more than 30 languages and helped shine an international spotlight on his story and thus on critical issues related to children and war.

Bundle Registration for 2014 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference open Sept. 9

CHICAGO — Bundle Registration for 2014 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference is now open at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/bundle-registration. The conversation starts Jan. 24-28 in Philadelphia at the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits and continues as we work on Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves at the ALA Annual Conference June 26 - July 1 in Las Vegas. Bundling the registration for both conferences saves up to $140 and offers the opportunity to book housing for Midwinter immediately.

AASL13’s One Book, One Conference gets the right things done

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) national conference committee has named “18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done” as the One Book, One Conference read for the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition. Written by closing general session speaker, Peter Bregman, the book outlines a three-step process for prioritizing a 9 hour workday which takes only 18 minutes.

ASCLA 2014 Midwinter workshops: leadership success, online course design and how to become a library consultant

CHICAGO - Designing online courses, the secrets to successful leadership and how to become a library consultant are some of the exciting topics to be addressed at institutes offered by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

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