Annual Conference

B. J. Novak promises entertaining Closing General Session at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO -- B.J. Novak adds book author to an impressive résumé that has long included actor, writer, stand-up comedian, TV and film star, executive producer and Screen Actors Guild and Writers’ Guild of America award winner. Attendees at 2014 ALA Annual Conference will be entertained and energized by what he has to say about the power of words and the writing part of his career when he appears as featured speaker at the Closing General Session from 9:30 - 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1.

Hanagarne to keynote Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon

CHICAGO – Josh Hanagarne, author of “The World’s Strongest Librarian,” will be the featured keynote speaker at the 2014 Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon, to be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 during ALA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

AASL highlights persuasion and project-based learning during ALA14 preconferences

CHICAGO – Attendees will learn the power of persuasion and the principles of project-based learning at preconferences offered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) before the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. Half-day workshops “The Power of Persuasion: Developing Influence to Become Your Own Best Advocate” and “The PBL Way: Partnerships, Pedagogy and Purpose” will be offered on Friday, June 27, in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.ala.org/aasl/annual.

AASL seeks proposals for ALA 2015 Annual Conference programs

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for programs to be presented during the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 25-30 in San Francisco. The deadline for preconference submissions is 11:59 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The deadline for concurrent session submissions is 11:59 p.m. CDT on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/rfp.

PLA offering three preconferences for public library staff at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO On Friday morning, June 27, of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the Public Library Association (PLA) is sponsoring three preconferences ideal for public library professionals.

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 29 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

RUSA announces preconference programming at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is offering three preconferences from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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ASCLA offers Annual preconference on forming partnerships to serve incarcerated youth

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering a preconference showing how librarians are collaborating to serve incarcerated youth,  from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.Friday June 27, 2014 during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Think Fit — a healthy break during 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO Attendees at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas have a special opportunity to take care of their health as well as their professional development and networking.  Beginners and master yogi alike are encouraged to join the Think Fit “Power Flow” yoga class from 7 - 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 29 for a strength-building, body-balancing workout.

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