Annual Conference

Parrilli wins ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant

PHILADELPHIA —  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded the 2012 ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant to Karen Parrilli, a member of the Board of Trustees at Skokie (Ill.) Public Library. Parrilli will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2012 ALA Annual Conference June 21-26 in Anaheim, Calif. A formal presentation to Parilli will be made at the conference.

Author Maggie Stiefvater at ALTAFF’s ‘Books without Boundaries: Crossover Fiction for YAs and Adults’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA —  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Books without Boundaries: Crossover Fiction for YAs and Adults”  from 10:30 a.m.-noon PDT at the Anaheim Convention Center, 206B, on Monday, June 25 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.

2012 ALA Annual Conference early bird registration closes at midnight Sunday, May 13

CHICAGO - Key issues covered at 2012 ALA Annual Conference include digital content and e-books, technology in libraries, innovation, books and authors, leadership, library advocacy, civic engagement, library marketing and more. Potential attendees will get the best rates when they register before May 14.

Authors bring adventure, intrigue and magic to RUSA’s 2012 Literary Tastes program

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association will host three award-winning authors — Erin Morgenstern, Candice Millard and Mark Adams -- at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference program “Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year,”  a conference tradition that features authors from RUSA’s literary adult book awards.

Author Sherman Alexie to keynote PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation at ALA Annual

CHICAGO – From 1 - 2:30 p.m., June 24, the Public Library Association (PLA) and PLA president Marcia Warner will host the PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation with keynote speaker Sherman Alexie at the ALA 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

ALTAFF to host ‘First Author, First Book,’ with free continental breakfast, at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA –  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “First Author, First Book”  from 8-10 a.m. PDT at the Anaheim Convention Center, 202A, on Saturday, June 23 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Connect teens with online tools in YALSA’s Source Code: Digital Youth Participation preconference

CHICAGO — As virtual and physical worlds continue to converge, teens need tools and support to harness information in a way that is meaningful to their particular needs and interests and as participants in diverse social and learning environments. Join YALSA for Source Code, a preconference panel session featuring experts who use technology to provide cutting edge and high impact programming to help young adults build 21st century skills as content creators and leaders in their library communities.

Traveling the Spectrum - George R. R. Martin ('Game of Thrones') and Blake Charlton at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The Imagineering Interest Group of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is sponsoring what is sure to be a standing-room only event at 2012 ALA Annual Conference — George R. R. Martin and Blake Charlton in the program Traveling the Spectrum: From Interstellar Adventures to Epic Fantasy, the influence of Science Fiction and Fantasy on the world today from 4 - 5:30 p.m. on Saturday in Ballroom A of the Anaheim Convention Center.