Annual Conference

Susan Crawford to anchor the Washington Update at ALA Annual Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susan Crawford, telecommunications policy expert and former White House official, will share insights about national technology policy and implications for the library community at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference. Crawford will address conference attendees during the Washington Update session from 8:30 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013, in the McCormick Place convention center.

Dan Cohen, Digital Public Library of America, featured President’s Program speaker, 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Dan Cohen, founding executive director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will be the featured speaker in the ALA President’s Program & Awards Presentation at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.

Shared print monographs preconference from ALCTS this Annual

CHICAGO — On Thursday, June 27, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Shared Print Monographs: Making It Work.”  This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m.

'Think Like a Freak' with Steven Levitt at Annual Conference Opening General Session

CHICAGO - Steven D. Levitt, co-author of the upcoming “Think Like A Freak”and of the smash No. 1 international bestseller “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything promises to turn attendees’ brains inside out before 2013 ALA Annual Conference even starts. Levitt, who is the keynote speaker for the Opening General Session from 4 - 5:15 p.m. on Friday, June 28,  is interested in showing how applying counterintuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results.

Author Ann Patchett to keynote PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – From 1-2:30 p.m., June 30, the Public Library Association (PLA) and PLA president Eva Poole, chief of staff, District of Columbia Public Library, will host the PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation with keynote speaker Ann Patchett at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago with the generous support of HarperCollins.

Strategies for Storytelling: Get Storied’s Michael Margolis empowers libraries at ASCLA President’s Program

CHICAGO — Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, will offer strategies for crafting powerful stories about the value of libraries at “Storytelling Mojo: Creating the 21st Century Library Narrative” - the 2013 President’s Program hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA.

RDA: Back to the Basics, an ALCTS preconference at Annual in Chicago

CHICAGO - On Friday, June 28, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “RDA: Back to the Basics.”  This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m.

Intellectual Freedom Round Table to hold 40th anniversary celebration at Chicago Cultural Center

CHICAGO - After 40 years of defending and upholding First Amendment rights, it is time for a party. Come join the Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) from 7:30 - 10 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the magnificent Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St. at Michigan Ave.) for our 40th Anniversary Celebration .

Techniques for Electronic Resource Management: an ALCTS preconference in Chicago

CHICAGO - On Friday, June 28, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Techniques for Electronic Resource Management (TERMS): Crowdsourcing for Best Practices.”  This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., introduces attendees to best practices in TERMS.   Register through the 2013 ALA Annual Conference website. The cost for each:  $219 for ALCTS members; $269 for ALA members; $99 for retired members and students; $319 for non-members.  Select event ALC4.

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