Annual Conference

Finalists of YALSA’s digital literacy program contest, Shark Bowl announced

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has picked six finalists for its digital literacy program contest, “Shark Bowl,” taking place at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco at YALSA’s President’s Program.

The six finalists, selected by the YALSA President's Program Task Force, are:

The American Library Association honors Camila Alire with Equality Award

CHICAGO — ALA past-President Camila Alire is the 2015 recipient of the American Library Association Equality Award. The annual award, $1,000 and a framed citation of achievement donated by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, is given to an individual or group for outstanding contributions toward promoting equality in the library profession.

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 standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Tech tools on display during AASL preconferences

CHICAGO — Preconferences offered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference are designed to further empower school librarians as technology leaders in their schools. These half-day workshops will be offered Friday, June 26 in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.ala.org/aasl/annual.

Conversation starters, ignite sessions, and poster sessions for 2015 Annual Conference announced

CHICAGO — Covering a huge range of timely topics, the 150 Poster Sessions, 19 Conversation Starters and 18 Ignite Sessions for 2015 ALA Annual Conference have now been announced. These sessions offer special informal opportunities to hear the latest from your library colleagues on what’s working in their libraries and beyond.

Network and get involved at RUSA 101 with the Reference and User Services Association

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host RUSA 101, a networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, in conjunction with the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. Location to be announced.

ASCLA to hold second ASCLA 101 at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will host ASCLA 101, a networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, in conjunction with the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Gloria Steinem, Legendary Feminist Activist, 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker

CHICAGO — Gloria Steinem — writer, lecturer, editor, journalist, social and political activist and self-described “hope-aholic” — appears as a 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27. Steinem became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 70s. The path that led her there included a challenging childhood and a short stint as a Playboy Bunny.

'Deep reading in the digital age' topic of ALCTS President’s Program in San Francisco

CHICAGO — Dr. Maryanne Wolf, John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, and director, Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. 

In this presentation, Dr. Wolf will explore three themes:

Create, build, code and hack with a choice of four LITA preconferences

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 26, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) brings you a choice of four dynamic, useful and fun preconferences. These all-day preconferences - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - will teach you how to create, build, code and hack the newest trends in technology for libraries. Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website. The price to register is: $235 for LITA members (use coupon code: LITA2015); $350 ALA for members; $380 for non-members. 

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