Annual Conference

'ALA, Ebooks, and Digital Content: What’s Next?'

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Take part in the ebook library lending discussion at this year's Annual Conference in Chicago. Join ALA’s Digital Content Working Group and learn about ALA ebook activities and plans from a distinguished panel of leaders during the session “ALA, Ebooks, and Digital Content: What’s Next?” The session will take place from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Convention Center room S502.

Win two tickets to sit with Paula Poundstone at United for Libraries’ ‘The Laugh’s On Us, sponsored by SAGE’ at ALA Annual

PHILADELPHIA — From June 12-20, those who like SAGE's, United for Libraries’, or Paula Poundstone's Facebook pages or follow any on Twitter will be eligible to win two VIP tickets to "The Laugh’s On Us, sponsored by SAGE," at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The winner and a guest will sit at a VIP table with Paula Poundstone during the event. To enter, visit SAGE’s blog.

Accessibility advocate Ruth Nussbaum wins ASCLA’s 2013 Cathleen Bourdon Service Award

CHICAGO - Ruth J. Nussbaum, retired reference librarian, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, is the recipient of the 2013 Cathleen Bourdon Service Award for exceptional service to and sustained leadership for the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA.

Three groups win United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards

PHILADELPHIA — Three groups will be recognized with Baker & Taylor Awards from United for Libraries during the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2 to 4 p.m. CDT on Monday, July 1 at the ALA Annual Conference Chicago.

Lindsey wins United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant

PHILADELPHIA —  Dot Lindsey, a member of the board of trustees of the Rangeview Library District (Thornton, Colo.), is the winner of the 2013 United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant.

United for Libraries presents 'First Author, First Book' at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries will present “First Author, First Book” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CDT on Sunday, June 30 at the Sheraton Chicago, Ontario Room at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Award-winning products, special events at the ALA Store at Annual

CHICAGO—Find the ALA Store in the Exhibit Hall again at booth #1224, an ideal location for easy access and convenient browsing. With plenty of new and best-selling items available, make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by! The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs — as well as fun gift items.

ALA Store hours:

Friday, June 28—5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Mother Goose on the Loose’s Diamant-Cohen receives ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement award

CHICAGO — Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen has been named the recipient of the 2013 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award — an annual honor presented to an ASCLA member exemplifying leadership and achievement in one or more of the following areas: consulting, library cooperation, networking, statewide services and programs and state library development.

Mobile app for 2013 ALA Annual Conference Scheduler released

CHICAGO - Attendees can keep track of everything while on the go at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago—the mobile app for the Conference Scheduler puts all the information right at your fingertips, including your existing schedule, list of exhibitors and personal notes from the full Scheduler site. Just log in with the same username and password you use on the Scheduler to access all of your existing conference information.

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