Annual Conference

Program proposals for Conversation Starters, Ignite Sessions and ALA Virtual Conference accepted through Feb. 17

CHICAGO - Your dynamic presentation might be the one that moves the needle forward for the profession.

Inspire others by submitting a proposal for one-hour "Conversation Starters" and five-minute "Ignite" sessions for 2013 ALA Annual Conference (June 27-July 2), and/or 45-minute programs for ALA Virtual Conference (July 24-25).

AASL preconferences empower school librarians as education leaders

CHICAGO – Preconferences offered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) before the American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Annual Conference are designed to empower school librarians as education leaders in their schools. These half-day  workshops will be offered Friday, June 28 in Chicago. For more information, visit www.ala.org/aasl/annual.

Jonathan Kozol to keynote AASL President’s Program at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Best-selling author and student advocate, Jonathan Kozol, will speak during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) President’s Program at the ALA 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago. Kozol’s presentation, preceded by a brief membership meeting, will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 29.

Program proposals for 2013 ALA Virtual Conference accepted through Feb. 17

CHICAGO — Do you have a creative approach to share? Did you enhance an existing service?  Have you launched a new project that has transformed service at your library? The 2013 ALA Virtual Conference will focus on important issues for “Mapping Transformation” on July 24-25, 2013, and you can be part of it. Submit your proposal for an engaging 45-minute program by the end of the day on Sunday, Feb 17, 2013.

January 14—new date for opening 2013 ALA Annual Conference registration and housing

CHICAGO — Registration and housing for 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 27-July 2, are now set to open Monday, January 14 at 9:00 a.m. CST. Please ignore any communication you may have received today from our registration and housing systems, sent before the new date of January 14 was confirmed.  We’re sorry for this one-week delay from the originally announced date and appreciate your patience.

Mobile app for ALA Midwinter Meeting Scheduler released

CHICAGO - Attendees can plan and keep track of everything while on the go at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. The mobile app for the Scheduler puts all the information people need right at their fingertips, including their existing schedule, list of exhibitors and notes from the full Scheduler site. They just have to log in with the same username and password as on the Scheduler to access all of their existing conference information.

Explore Chicago architectural landmark at Annual Conference and support Cultural Communities Fund

CHICAGO — Attendees of the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago will have the opportunity to spend an evening exploring an original Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, while supporting the ALA Cultural Communities Fund (CCF).  Tickets will be available for a remarkable evening at Chicago's renowned Robie House on the University of Chicago campus at 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Monday, July 1.

EBSCO Information Services offers seven conference scholarships to attend ALA's Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer seven scholarships for librarians to attend the 2013 Annual Conference. The meeting takes place June 27 – July 2, 2013, and offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with colleagues.

Each EBSCO scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000.  The scholarship money is to be used for conference registration, travel and expenses.

Call for International Papers and Projects Session

CHICAGO — The American Library Association, International Papers and Projects Committee invites proposals for presentations to be made at the next ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  Presentations will be delivered at the International Papers and Projects Session scheduled for June 29, 2013. 

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