Annual Conference

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.

Join authors Woodson, Condie at YALSA's preconference in Anaheim

CHICAGO — "The Outsiders" is older than your average teen librarian, but its popularity endures among teen readers. What will be "The Outsiders" of 2057? Share your nominees in Books We’ll Still Talk about 45 Years from Now, a half-day preconference hosted by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on June 22 in Anaheim, Calif., before the ALA Annual Conference. Authors Jacqueline Woodson and Ally Condie will share insights during this session, moderated by Rollie Welch.

2012 ALA Annual Conference updates and highlights-- downloadable Cognotes now available

CHICAGO — Cognotes is the online source for highlights, updates and news on the upcoming 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim—and is free in print every day once attendees are onsite.

The Cognotes interactive edition lets you easily share articles with colleagues, search the exhibitor list and read about the multitude of ALA Annual Conference programs, preconferences, sessions, discussions, speakers, social events and more.

Twenty-one acclaimed poets and authors LIVE! at ALA Annual Conference

Sunday features full line-up of best-selling YA fiction authors

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office will present 21 critically-acclaimed and best-selling authors and poets on the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 and from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 25 in the exhibits hall at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.

Celebrate excellence in children’s and young adult literature at the 2012 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast

CHICAGO — The Ethnic and Multicultural Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee will celebrate the best in children’s and young adult literature representing the African-American experience at the 2012 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast from 7 – 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 24 in the Hilton Anaheim Pacific Ballroom D during ALA’s 2012 Annual Conference.

2012 ALA Annual Conference Scheduler is open and ready to help you plan

CHICAGO — The ALA Annual Conference Scheduler is now open! Attendees who haven’t used it before will be delighted at all it can do for them as they see the full scope of what is offered, while planning and organizing their conference attendance. Highlights of the scheduler include:

RDA and authority work subject of ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO — “A Change in Authority: Authority Work in the RDA Environment” is the topic for the upcoming preconference sponsored by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) at this year’s ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.  The preconference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012.  Registration is required and a separate registration fee applies.