BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Mary Kay Andrews, Pam Jenoff, Kathy Hepinstall and Emily Fridlund will be among the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, Jan. 23 at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.
CHICAGO – Noted historian Dr. Daina Ramey Berry will deliver the keynote address during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta. The 2017 Celebration will be held from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 in the Georgia World Congress Center.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and law professor Annette Gordon-Reed, author of several books including The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family and most recently “Most Blessed of Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination (with Peter S. Onuf), is the Auditorium Speaker on Sunday, January 22, 10-11am, at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting.
Ryan Gravel, urban visionary, planner, designer, and author of Where We Want to Live: Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities, will bring his message to the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, GA, as the Arthur Curley Memorial Lecturer on Saturday, January 21st, 4:00-5:00pm. Gravel is the award-winning creator of the Atlanta Beltline, a 22-mile transit greenway that will ultimately connect 40 diverse Atlanta neighborhoods to city schools, shopping districts, and public parks.
CHICAGO — Equity, diversity and inclusion are important concepts for libraries and librarians as the nation’s population becomes more diverse, inclusiveness more essential, and access to information critical. In fact, equity, diversity and inclusion are so significant that the American Library Association (ALA) has devoted substantial resources to promoting these essential values.
Kwame Alexander—poet, educator, and award-winning, bestselling author of 24 books for children of all ages, including the 2015 Newbery Medal-winning The Crossover, theNew York Times bestselling novel Booked, and the forthcoming collection of personal essays and basketball rules ThePlaybook—joins ALA President Julie Todaro as speaker on the 2017 Midwinter Meeting President’s Program on Sunday, January 22, 3:30-5:30pm in Atlanta, GA.
Award-winning children’s book authors Susan Tan and Margarita Engle will team up on Saturday, January 21st in the Auditorium Speakers Series at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss diversity in children's books and women authors.