Annual Conference

Giada at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference attendees are likely to have a mouth-watering experience when Giada De Laurentiis--Emmy Award-winning star of the Food Network's Everyday Italian, Giada's Weekend Getaways, Giada in Paradise and Giada at Home, author of six cookbooks and more —appears as an Auditorium Speaker from 10:30 - 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 30.

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.

Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick to talk about dark side of U.S. history at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick are sure to provoke important questions and discussion when they talk about their recent joint project, “The Untold History of the United States.” Stone and Kuznick appear as Auditorium Speakers at 2013 ALA Annual Conference from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 1. 

RDF and Ontologies for the Semantic Web: An ALCTS Preconference

CHICAGO - On Thursday, June 27, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Introduction to RDF and Ontologies for the Semantic Web.” This all-day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., introduces attendees to RDF and ontology modeling 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 ALC2.

Cory Doctorow to present LITA President's Program

CHICAGO — Cory Doctorow will present “More than a book-lined Internet Café: LITA President's Program” from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 30th in Chicago. 

Temple Grandin on different kinds of minds at 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO —Temple Grandin-- diagnosed with autism at age 2 in 1949 and now one of the world’s most influential, accomplished and well known adults with autism - will inspire and inform 2013 ALA Annual Conference attendees as an Auditorium Speaker from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 30. From the “aspies” in Silicon Valley to the 5-year-old without language, Grandin understands the true meaning of the word spectrum. She is a best-selling author, doctor of animal science and autism activist who believes that “We need different kinds of minds to work together.

Alice Walker, author and activist, to speak at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Attendees at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference will have the chance on Monday, July 1 to hear Alice Walker, one of the most prolific authors of our time, a poet, feminist and activist who has written both fiction and essays about race, gender and other topics.

Exciting preconferences from ALCTS during Annual Conference

CHICAGO  — Exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  From RDA to shared print monographs to the semantic Web to crowdsourcing ERM, there is a preconference that meets your need.  Join your colleagues on Thursday, June 27, and Friday, June 28, for these events.  Register through the 2013 ALA Annual Conference website.

Chicago’s famed Second City, ALA/Proquest Scholarship Bash, June 29

CHICAGO — Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theatre, Best of The Second City, will appear from 8 - 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 at the ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, featuring some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City’s 52-year history. Conference attendees can have a laugh while raising money for an important cause.

Apply for the Friends of ALSC preconference scholarship

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Friends of ALSC are offering two scholarships to the 2013 ALSC Preconference, A Wild Ride: 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal. The Preconference is taking place from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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