Annual Conference

Ross Mathews added to the line-up of United for Libraries’ 'The Laugh’s On Us, sponsored by SAGE'

PHILADELPHIA – Ross Mathews of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has been added to the line-up for “The Laugh’s On Us, sponsored by SAGE," featuring author and standup comedian Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

The full line-up also includes Selena Coppock, Nicole Knepper, Sara Levine and Paul Rudnick.

Join the celebration of quality children’s and young adult literature at the 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast

CHICAGO — The Ethnic and Multicultural Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee will celebrate the best in children’s and young adult literature representing the African-American experience at the 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast from 7 – 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 30 in the Radisson Blu Atlantic Ballroom during ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago.

Janis Ian helps wrap up 2013 Annual Conference and rev up for 2014 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO - Two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Janis Ian will be helping 2013 Annual Conference attendees wrap up in Chicago and rev up for 2014 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. Ian appears as part of Wrap Up/Rev Up from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Monday, July 1 in McCormick Place S100.

Learn improv fundamentals with Second City Communications - a Learning Round Table preconference

CHICAGO - Basic communication and listening skills are the foundation for a successful business, yet people rarely have the opportunity to grow and develop their communication skills. 

Those attending the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference will get such an opportunity by attending a preconference workshop with Chicago's Second City Communications. 

Join your colleagues for this half-day event – held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 28, 2013 from at Second City Communications, 1616 N Wells St. Chicago.

Learn to deliver transformative arts programming for older adults at 2013 ALA Annual Conference workshop

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with Lifetime Arts, Inc., will present a day-long preconference workshop during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, based on Lifetime Arts' Creative Aging Public Libraries Project.

Creative Aging programming, aimed at adults aged 55+, answers this growing demographics’ desire to be engaged, social and creative by moving programming beyond passive entertainment to active engagement through professional arts education.

Kent Oliver to speak at United for Libraries’ Specialized Outreach Services Luncheon at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will host its Specialized Outreach Services Luncheon, “Intellectual Freedom & Accompanying Library Policies,” from noon-1:30 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 29 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

The traditional luncheon presented by United for Libraries will feature Kent Oliver, director of the Nashville Public Library and former chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee.

Hear Mark Frauenfelder on maker innovations at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Mark Frauenfelder, prolific author, founding editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine and founder of Boing Boing, will update 2013 ALA Annual Conference attendees on the latest maker innovations in a special session from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 1.

Octavia Spencer closes ALA Annual Conference on a lively note

CHICAGO — Octavia Spencer has recently been busy, appearing on "30 Rock" and writing her first novel, in addition to her other star turns. Attendees will find out more when she appears as keynote speaker at the Closing General Session of the 2013 ALA Annual Conference from 9:30 - 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2. She’ll be talking about (among other things) her upcoming first novel, “Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit” (October 2013, Simon & Schuster).

United for Libraries joins LLAMA to host preconference on ‘Raising $: Process and People’ at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — United for Libraries will join LLAMA in hosting the preconference “Raising $: Process and People” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT on Friday, June 28 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. 

Attend the talks you voted for at 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Public voting for 36 “Conversation Starter” talks and “Ignite” sessions has determined which are added to this year’s Annual Conference program.

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