2012 ALA Annual Conference

June 21-26, 2012
Anaheim, CA


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Log into ALA Connect and then use the Conference Scheduler links below to add these events to your schedule!
Remember that room assignments for these events are subject to change--the most up-to-date assignments are available on the ALA Conference Scheduler.

RUSA President's Program: Library in Your Hand: Mobile Technologies for Exchanging Information with Patrons
Sunday,10:30 a.m. – noon
Anaheim Convention Center, Room 204B
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Mobile devices are increasingly being used to provide libraries with the opportunity to disperse information at the exact point of need. This program will explore and highlight the importance of libraries supporting mobile technologies for both the dissemination and acquisition of information.  Examples of such projects currently being implemented in libraries will be discussed. View the recording here!

Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year
Sunday, 8-10a.m.
Anaheim Convention Center, Room 204B

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This year's authors are:

  • Erin Morgenstern, author of "The Night Circus"
  • Candice Millard, author of "Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President”
  • Mark Adams, author of "Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time”
  • Russell Banks, author of "Lost Memory of Skin"

More information about this year's authors is at the RUSA blog.

RUSA Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception
Sunday, June 24, 2012, 5-6:30p.m.
Disney Grand Californian, Sequoia South Ballroom D

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Celebrate RUSA's 2012 award winners of our achievement awards! Open to all conference registrants. This year's winners are being announced on the RUSA blog throughout the spring.

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Awards Ceremony
Sunday, June 24, 2012, 8-10p.m.
An ALA annual event, co-sponsored by RUSA and Booklist. 2012 in Anaheim will be the inaugural event for these awards - don't miss it! Tickets are $25 for RUSA members, and $30 for all others. More information is on the conference special events page, and you can register now on the Annual Conference registration page. The shortlist and winners will be selected from the 2012 Notable Books List and the Booklist 2011 Editor's Choice list.

Review the Carnegie Medial shortlists and get up-to-the-minute event information at the award site.


Hotel Abbreviations

ACC – Anaheim Convention Center
HIL - Hilton Anaheim*
MAR -  Anaheim Marriott*
MARS – Anaheim Marriott Suites
CROWNE – Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort
DIS - Disneyland Hotel
PIER - Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel
GRAND – Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
DOUB – Doubletree Suites
EMB – Embassy Suites Anaheim South
HYATT – Hyatt Regency Orange County
RED – Red Lion Hotel Anaheim
SHERP – Sheraton Park Hotel
SHERG – Sheraton Garden Grove

*Co-Headquarters Hotel