Annual Conference

Vote for the talks you want to hear at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Public voting is now open through March 31, 2013 for nearly 40 talks in two formats to determine which sessions will be added to this year’s Annual Conference program.

For the second time this year, ALA opened a general call for “Conversation Starter” talks, fast-paced 45-minute sessions intended to jumpstart conversations and highlight emerging topics and trends. Vote for your favorite Conversation Starters.  

Pew’s Lee Rainie shares latest research on evolving library patrons at RUSA President’s Program, 2013 ALA Conference

CHICAGO—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, for “The Myth and the Reality of the Evolving Patron: The RUSA President’s Program” on Saturday, June 29 at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago; RUSA will also host a discussion of the issues presented at the program on Sunday, June 30.

Khaled Hosseini, author of 'The Kite Runner,' to speak at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — One hot new title that people will be reading, recommending and talking about this season is Khaled Hosseini’s "And the Mountains Echoed," his first new novel in more than six years. Attendees at ALA Annual Conference will have a chance to hear this bestselling author on Saturday, June 29 when he appears as an Auditorium Speaker.

Paula Poundstone to headline “The Laugh’s On Us Sponsored by SAGE”

PHILADELPHIA - United for Libraries will host “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.

ACRL/LLAMA Presidents’ Program at 2013 ALA Annual, leadership moment contest

CHICAGO – Join the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) for their joint Presidents’ Program at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Titled “Standing on Marbles: Ensuring Steady Leadership in Unsteady Times,” the program will feature noted author, executive coach and leadership consultant Karol M. Wasylyshyn.

Enjoy Chicago architectural icon at CCF fundraiser during ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Tickets are now available for attendees of the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago to spend an evening exploring the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Robie House while toasting the 10th anniversary of the ALA Cultural Communities Fund (CCF). This unique evening at the renowned Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is scheduled for Monday, July 1, with tours available starting at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Transportation to and from the event will be provided.

Applications open for 2013 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by FTRF

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has opened applications for the 2013 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, which will enable a library school student or new professional to attend ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference, to be held June 27-July 2 in Chicago.

Congressman John Lewis to speak at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Attendees at ALA Annual Conference on Saturday, June 29 when Congressman John Lewis appears as an Auditorium Speaker, will have a chance to discover how he plans to reach a new generation of Americans with the story of his legendary role as one of the so-called “Big Six” leaders in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.

Learn to deliver effective, engaging arts education programs for older adults at ALA Annual 2013 Preconference Workshop

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

ACRL program proposals for 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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