Annual Conference

Author, commentator Michael Eric Dyson to open 2016 ALA Annual Conference

Named by Essence magazine as one of the 50 most inspiring African Americans in the U.S., Michael Eric Dyson will open the 2016 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition on Friday, June 24th, 4:00-5:15 pm. Dyson provides some of the most significant commentary on contemporary social and intellectual thought, interwoven with cultural criticism, race theory, religion, philosophical reflection and gender studies, and was recommended as a speaker by the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

2016 Charlemae Rollins President's Program on Youth Library Spaces

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the theme and speakers for the 2016 Charlemae Rollins President’s Program. The topic of the program will be youth library spaces. Marty Sklar, former president of Walt Disney Imagineering, and the man behind the creative development of EPCOT and design supervisor for Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris will give the keynote.  

Join the quest for reproducible science with an ALCTS Preconference

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 24, at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “The Quest for Reproducible Science: Issues in Research Transparency and Integrity.” This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) will address current issues in the reproduction of experimental and computational research. Register through the 2016 ALA Annual Conference website.

Metadata Madness!! An ALCTS preconference in Orlando

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 24, at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you "Metadata Madness!! An Unconference On Anything You Want To Learn." This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) will provide participants with a unique opportunity to propose their own session topics on anything related to metadata. Register through the 2016 ALA Annual Conference website.

Actress, activist Holly Robinson Peete and her twins are Auditorium Speakers at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

Actress, author, talk show host, activist, and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete has devoted her life and career to autism awareness. Most recently she has co-authored the timely young adult novel Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express with her 18-year-old twins Ryan Elizabeth and RJ, addressing the challenges and triumphs of being a teen living with autism and the effects on family, school, friends and life.

Award-winning author Margaret Atwood is Auditorium Speaker at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

Award-winning and bestselling author Margaret Atwood will appear as an Auditorium Speaker at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, June 25, 10:30-11:30am.

Conversation Starters and Ignite Session proposals due March 15th for 2016 ALA Annual Conference

2016 ALA Annual Conference attendees have the chance to inspire colleagues and move the needle forward for the profession in 45-minute Conversation Starters and five-minute Ignite sessions. Proposals are accepted through the end of March 15th, 2016. Find out more about these opportunities and how to submit your proposals.

Teen entrepreneur and activist Maya Penn is Auditorium Speaker at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

Remarkable teen entrepreneur and activist Maya Penn’s TEDWomen Talk has been viewed more than 1,200,000 million times (and is one of the top 15 TEDWomen Talks of all time). She has already given three TED Talks, created her own eco-friendly fashion line, developed animated films, is an award-winning philanthropist, a girls’ rights and environmental activist, and an artist, coder, illustrator, and writer. This inspiring young woman will appear as an Auditorium Speaker at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, June 25, 3:30-4:30pm.

Miller, Roberts, Shapiro receive YALSA’s 2016 Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded the 2016 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Amy Miller and Samantha Roberts. The Dorothy Broderick Student Scholarship was awarded to Stacey Shapiro. Each will receive up to $1,000 to attend the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando this summer.

Registration and housing open January 19 for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Chicago—ALA promises the same outstanding content, professional development, and networking opportunities as always at the 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, June 23-28. Early Bird registration and housing are open as of noon (Central time) on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at alaannual.org .

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