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Innovation at your library: ASCLA workshops, programming and events at the ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO —The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a small and mighty division of ALA, will offer innovative and insightful preconferences, programs and events at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference; this year’s topics include disaster response, leadership development, effective decision-making, accessibility, services to older adults, arts programs for incarcerated youth and service evaluation.

ASCLA hosts tour of Cook County juvenile detention center and library at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Gain insight into the world of juvenile corrections and juvenile correctional librarianship by attending a tour of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and library at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, co-hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA, and Library Services for Youth in Custody (LSYC).

Harvard innovation education fellow Tony Wagner opens AASL national conference

CHICAGO — Education innovator and thought leader Tony Wagner will headline the opening general session at the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 16th National Conference and Exhibition taking place Nov. 14-17, 2013, in Hartford, Conn. His presentation will draw on his more than 25 years of education consulting experience focused on creating strategies to improve learning for all students. More information can be found at national.aasl.org.

‘Reimagining Libraries’ with Anythink at United for Libraries’ President’s Program

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “Reimagining Libraries,” the United for Libraries President’s Program, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

GraphiCon—the mini-comic-con inside 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - For the second year, GraphiCon will inspire ALA Annual Conference attendees to innovate and raise the profile of graphic novels and comics in their library or school. A range of programs and author events, plus “Artist Alley,” the Graphic Novel Pavilion and Graphic Novel Stage in the exhibit hall will offer information and creative inspiration, as well as chances to ask questions and discuss ideas.  To identify relevant events, look for the “GraphiCon” cluster in the conference scheduler.

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LITA workshops at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is offering three full-day educational workshops on Friday, June 28, 2013 in Chicago.

Introductory Python Workshop

Wally Lamb among the authors at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries will present its Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 1 during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Melanie Benjamin, Mark Billingham, Jeffrey Deaver, Wally Lamb and Jojo Moyes will discuss their writing life and forthcoming books. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches and a variety of sweet treats. A book signing will follow, with some books given away free and others available for purchase at a generous discount.

Jarrett Krosoczka to speak at AASL Awards Luncheon during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Author, illustrator and school library advocate Jarrett Krosoczka will speak during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) annual Awards Luncheon.

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