Annual Conference

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE: ALA to discuss new directions for digital content at Annual Conference

LAS VEGAS—The ebooks conference session “ALA and Moving Ahead with Digital Content” will now take place on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 1:30 to 2:40 p.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N255/257. Previously, the session was set to take place at 1:00 p.m.

ALA applauds Simon & Schuster nationwide expansion of library ebook lending

WASHINGTON—On the first day of its 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the American Library Association (ALA) welcomes news (pdf) from Simon & Schuster that it will convert its pilot library ebook lending program to serve all U.S. libraries. ALA President Barbara Stripling released the following statement:

Explore the American Dream @ ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Since 2008, The American Dream Starts @ your library® grant initiative has supported English language learner programming in over 100 libraries in 24 states.  Learn about the opportunities and challenges libraries encounter as they provide innovative literacy services in their communities during ALA’s 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

USCIS and ALA Committee on Literacy session to highlight library service to immigrants at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will participate in a panel discussion to explore practical ways libraries are assisting immigrants in a session entitled, “U.S. Citizenship Starts at Your Library: Success Stories for Serving Immigrants in Your Community” during this year’s American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  The panel will be held at 8:30 a.m.

75th anniversary of the Library Bill of Rights

CHICAGO — Seventy-five years ago at the 1939 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the ALA Council adopted the Library’s Bill of Rights, echoing the spirit of a document from the Des Moines Public Library in 1938. This document, refreshed in 1944, 1948, 1961, 1967, 1980 and 1996, remains the library profession’s major policy document on intellectual freedom. 

Betsy Lobmeyer receives inaugural Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award

CHICAGO Betsy Lobmeyer and her project “Charlie’s Ever Warming Blankets” Children in Poverty, is the inaugural recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award. Sponsored by Penguin Random House, the Roald Dahl Award recognizes collaboration between school librarians and teachers in the instruction of social justice using school library resources.

Time to reskill: An action plan for literacy

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Literacy will sponsor a discussion of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Survey and its ramifications for libraries during the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  The session will be held from 3 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 in room N236 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

United for Libraries to present programs for Trustees, Friends and Foundations at Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA  – United for Libraries  will host “Nuts & Bolts for Friends, Trustees and Foundations” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, S219, during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

United for Libraries to host ‘Hot Books from Small Press’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “Hot Books from Small Press” from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, in the Las Vegas Convention Center, N218, at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Join Robert Dawson, Adele Griffin and Russ Kick as they discuss their latest books. Authors will sign their books following the event. Books will be for sale at a discounted price. Library Journal’s Barbara Hoffert will moderate.

Explore outreach services at Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Join the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) for two panel discussions on providing library services to underserved and underrepresented populations at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Both panels will take place from 8:30 - 10 a.m. and 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 29 in room N235 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. 
These two panel discussions will highlight library outreach areas that OLOS promotes along with its affiliates and related stakeholder groups and feature experts from the field of library outreach. 


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