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The following events require additional registration. To register for one of these events, choose the event on the online Registration form.

Preconferences

AASL

Impacting Student Learning: Best Bang for the Buck
Friday, June 23, 2006, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This workshop will enable school library media specialists to reinterpret their approach to budgeting in order to maximize the collection’s impact on learning. Tools and strategies will be demonstrated as a story is told of how learner-centered collection budgeting can increase funding in order to address a school’s learning priorities.
Tickets: AASL Member: $79, ALA Member: $119, Non-Member: $169

Tranforming Your Program Through Advocacy
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Participants in this workshop will receive information and resources to enable them to conceptualize advocacy and create long-term action plans.
Tickets: AASL Member: $79, ALA Member: $119, Non-Member: $169

ACRL

Assessment and Beyond: Starting It Off, Pulling It All Together and Making Decisions
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The management of library data, both qualitative and quantitative, is crucial to understanding our processes and the environment. Unfortunately, we often don’t plan, develop, or execute data collection tools well enough to provide meaningful information. During this preconference, discover three common methods of assessment and gain hands-on experience to design a first draft of a tool you can use to start assessment activities at your library. Learn about the tools to gather information, discover methods for analyzing results, and explore methods to manage information and data.
Speakers: Fred Heath, Vice Provost/Dean, University of Texas, Austin; Phil Davis, Life Sciences Librarian, Cornell University; David Consiglio, Bryn Mawr; Dave Baca, Team Leader, Science Engineering Team, University of Arizona; Julie Miran, Director of Information Services, The Hill School; Adam Smith, Google
Tickets: ACRL Member: $205, ALA Member: $255, Non-Member, $275, Student/Retired Member: $95

Taking Your Library Liaison Program to The Next Level: Strategies for Outreach and Integration
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Learn about library liaison programs, as well as strategies for strengthening or revitalizing your own liaison programs through enhanced outreach and enhanced communication. Gain a new understanding of traditional library liaison model focused on collections, reference service, library instruction, and communication with academic departments. Develop outreach/marketing plans for liaison programs to expand the scope and depth of interaction between liaison librarians and their constituencies—-students, faculty, and staff. The preconference will also showcase methods of effective program development to ensure curricular integration of library services and resources.
Speakers: Craig Gibson, Assoc. University Librarian for Public Services, George Mason University; Jamie Coniglio, Head of Reference/Coordinator of Liaison Program, George Mason University
Tickets: ACRL Member: $205, ALA Member: $255, Non-Member, $275, Student/Retired Member: $95

Federated Searching: How Do We Teach It?
Friday, June 23, 2006, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
How will federated search engines change the way we teach? How do we present it in a way that makes sense to students? This half-day workshop will offer practical advice on how integrate federated search into existing information literacy courses and curricula. Develop learning outcomes, a framework for introducing federated search and related information literacy concepts, and lesson plans and exercises for use in the classroom. Speakers: Christopher Cox, Assistant Director, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Tickets: ACRL Member: $195, ALA Member: $235, Non-Member, $275, Student/Retired Member: $95

ALA

Thinking Outside the Borders
ALA-IRRT
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
The ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) pre-conference welcomes international librarians as well as librarians from the United States. Using modules provided by the Mortensen Center for International Library Programs, it seeks to establish working relationships among librarians of different countries. This session will explore strategies used in South Africa and in the U.S. for making our libraries, services, and workplaces more effective in a multicultural and global environment.
Speakers: Ujala Satgoor, Head of Business Library, University of Pretoria, Sandra Rios- Balderrama, Consultant; Former President, REFORMA; Former Director, ALA Office for Diversity; Hector Marino, Head, Technical Services, Des Plaines Public Library; Heleni Pedersoli, Coll. Management Librarian, University of Maryland.
Tickets: $40

Reaching Out to Serve Older Adults: The Why and How of Excellent Library Service!
ALA-OLOS
Thursday, June 22, 2006, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm AND Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
This two-day event continues the conversation from the 2005 White House Conference on Aging by identifying and developing strategies to strengthen delivery of services to older adults in libraries and their communities. Leave with effective library programs, services and practices for use in your library, bibliographies for collections, position papers for advocacy, and networking opportunities with others with similar local focuses.
Tickets: ALA Member: $225, Non-Member: $275

To Your Health: Accessible Health and Medical Information - Morning Session
(This session is now closed)
ALA-OLOS
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This session will address the elements of effective easy-to-read materials for low literacy adults. We'll review the disconnect between health information providers and seekers, the success of "plain language" initiatives and the importance of vocabulary and layout. The session covers published material, how to write your own material, and ways to partner.
Tickets: The morning session is now closed. Registration is still available for the afternoon session (see below).

To Your Health: Accessible Health and Medical Information - Afternoon Session
ALA-OLOS
Friday, June 23, 2006, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This session will address the elements of effective easy-to-read materials for low literacy adults. We'll review the disconnect between health information providers and seekers, the success of "plain language" initiatives and the importance of vocabulary and layout. The session covers published material, how to write your own material, and ways to partner.
Tickets: Tickets are free and available on a first come basis. You must reserve a ticket to attend this event. To reserve your ticket, use the online registration form.

Advocacy Institute
ALA-PIO
Friday, June 23, 2006, 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm (new time!)
Geared to help foster a community of support among library professionals, Friends, trustees and advocates at the state and local levels, attendees will learn strategies to successfully advocate for their libraries, including message development, lobbying basics and coalitionbuilding techniques. Attendees will leave with a draft of an advocacy action plan to implement in their library community. Sponsored by the Advocacy Institute Task Force of the ALA Public Awareness Committee.
Tickets: $25


ALCTS

ALCTS Thursday Preconference
Thursday, June 22, 2006, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
This preconference includes four morning sessions, and four afternoon sessions. Attend any morning session and any afternoon session - you do not have to attend morning and afternoon sessions from the same topic (see topics below). More information on all these topics can be found on the ALCTS Web site: www.ala.org/alcts
Tickets: Advance: ALCTS Member: $195; ALA Member $235; Non-Member: $275; Student/Retired Member: $100. Onsite: ALCTS Member: $235; ALA Member $295; Non-Member: $355; Student/Retired Member: $100

A Supervisor's Academy: Essentials of Supervision for the Professional Librarian
Morning and Afternoon Sessions
Provides you with the skills and tools required to go from being a technical services expert to a supervisor. It explores modern management techniques ranging from communication to understanding organizational culture in order ease the transition from being a professional to becoming a manager of professionals.

Cataloging & Description of Cartographic Resources: From Parchment to Pixels, Paper to Digital
Sponsored by ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section and MAGERT
Morning and Afternoon Sessions
For novices primarily but includes advanced topics for experienced catalogers. Learn map cataloging basics on Thursday, focusing on three areas of bibliographic description: title(s), mathematical data, and physical description. Additional areas/topics will be covered as well. Thursday sessions will focus on hardcopy maps; Friday covers digital cartographic resources. Principles covered on Thursday will be applied to digital items on Friday.
(Continues Friday with one session)

ERMS Implementations: Are We Taming the Electronic Tiger?
Sponsored by the ALCTS Acquisitions Section's Organization and Management Committee
Morning Session Only
Features early implementers of the leading commercial ERMS. Panelists will reveal their implementation strategies, successes, and failures, and answer the question for those not as far along: Are ERMS taming the electronic tiger?

CCO Boot Camp: an Introduction to Cataloging Cultural Objects
Sponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section
Afternoon Session Only
CCO Boot Camp is an introduction to Cataloging Cultural Objects: a guide to describing cultural works and their images (CCO). CCO provides guidelines for selecting, ordering, and formatting data used to populate catalog records for cultural works and their images. CCO is designed to promote good descriptive cataloging, shared documentation, and enhanced end-user access. Learn about CCO, its importance as a metadata content standard for libraries, archives, and museums, and how it may be used in library, archival, and museum settings.
(Continues Friday with two sessions)


ALCTS Friday Preconference
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
This preconference includes four morning sessions, and four afternoon sessions. Attend any morning session and any afternoon session - you do not have to attend morning and afternoon sessions from the same topic (see topics below). More information on all these topics can be found on the ALCTS Web site: www.ala.org/alcts
Tickets: Advance: ALCTS Member: $195; ALA Member $235; Non-Member: $275; Student/Retired Member: $100. Onsite: ALCTS Member: $235; ALA Member $295; Non-Member: $355; Student/Retired Member: $100

CCO Boot Camp: an Introduction to Cataloging Cultural Objects
Sponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section
Morning and Afternoon Sessions
CCO Boot Camp is an introduction to Cataloging Cultural Objects: a guide to describing cultural works and their images (CCO). CCO provides guidelines for selecting, ordering, and formatting data used to populate catalog records for cultural works and their images. CCO is designed to promote good descriptive cataloging, shared documentation, and enhanced end-user access. Learn about CCO, its importance as a metadata content standard for libraries, archives, and museums, and how it may be used in library, archival, and museum settings.
(Continued from Thursday afternoon session)

Library Binding Workshop
Sponsored by the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section and the Library Binding Institute
Morning and Afternoon Sessions
Morning Title: Advocacy, Budgets, and Contracts: The ABC's of Library Binding for Senior Level Professionals
Aimed at senior level professionals, this module focuses on the administration of a library binding program through budgets and contracts. Participants will learn about different kinds of binding programs and the associated costs. Discuss the functions of binding, relevant costs, maximizing the binding budget, and comprehensive and selective binding. Review contents of a binding contract. Discuss quality control and problem solving. Learn about value added library binding services that can be incorporated into an institution's library binding program.
Afternoon Title: What, When and How to Bind: The Decision Making Process and Factors to Consider
For front line staff, this module focuses on making appropriate binding decisions. Learn about the parts of a book, leaf attachment, repairs, how to prepare books to go to the bindery, the bindery process and participate in an interactive exercise with sample materials to be bound.

GIS Cataloging
Sponsored by ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section and MAGERT
Morning Session Only
Continues Cataloging & description of Cartographic Resources. For novices primarily but includes advanced topics for experienced catalogers. Friday covers digital cartographic resources. Principles covered on Thursday will be applied to digital items on Friday.
(Continued from Thursday sessions)

Cataloging Correctly for Kids Begins With the Right Resources: Tools of our Trade
Afternoon Session Only
What are the tools and why we need to know them? Gain an understanding of how children search library catalogs and how this affects the practice of cataloging children's materials while still meeting national cataloging standards. A learning opportunity of the specific subject access needs for children's catalogs, how to enhance records to meet special needs and how to deal with problem materials. Based on the 4th edition of Cataloging Correctly for Kids and the web publication "Resources for Catalogers of Children's Materials."

A Supervisor’s Academy: Essentials of Supervision for the Professional Librarian
Morning and Afternoon Sessions
Provides you with the skills and tools required to go from being a technical services expert to a supervisor. It explores modern management techniques ranging from communication to understanding organizational culture in order ease the transition from being a professional to becoming a manager of professionals.


ALCTS Two-Day Preconference
Thursday, June 22, 2006 and Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm (both days)
Attend both the Thursday and Friday sessions of the two preconferences listed above. Attend any Thursday morning and afternoon session, and any Friday morning and afternoon session.
Tickets: Advance: ALCTS member: $335; ALA member $395; Non-Member: $455; Student/Retired Member: $200. Onsite: ALCTS member: $385; ALA member $455; Non-Member: $525; Student/Retired Member: $200

Half-day rate is available. Advance ALCTS member rate is $125. Contact alcts@ala.org for more information.

ALSC

Spinning Straw into Gold: Leadership Potential to Management Results
Thursday, June 22, 7:00 - 9:30 pm AND
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This preconference will encourage youth services librarians to examine their leadership styles and strengthen their management skills. Through plenary sessions and small group discussions, participants will assess their personal leadership style and learn management techniques to maximize strengths, overcome weaknesses and interface with colleagues. overcome weaknesses and interface with colleagues. Opening session and reception on Thursday evening.
Speakers: Dr. Marilyn Manning, CSP & CMC; Dr. Virginia Walter, UCLA; Ginnie Cooper, Executive Director, Brooklyn Public Library; Andrea Davis Pinkney, editor, author, wife and parent
Tickets: ALSC Member: $185, ALA Member: $230, Non-Member: $265, Student/Retired Member: $135. Onsite: $275


ASCLA

Libraries and People With Disabilities: Service Throughout a Lifetime
ASCLA-LSSPS
Friday, June 23, 2006, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This event has been cancelled. If you have already registered for this event, please contact the Customer Service department to arrange a refund or to register for another event.


LAMA

Millennials: If You Build It, Will They Come?
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Millennials (born after 1979) are the largest new adult generation since Baby Boomers. What will Millennials want in a new library service or building? What are the ideal Millennial space and service characteristics? Will Millennials support public library tax levies? This is a rare opportunity to interact with a panel of Millennials who will respond to your own plans for innovation, and to learn from how they react to the ideas of other librarians.
Speakers: Richard Sweeney, University Librarian, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies; Marta Deyrup, Associate Professor/Librarian, Seton Hall University Libraries; Larry Corbus, Principal, Corbus Associates; Aaron and Alex Cohen, Consultants, Aaron Cohen Associates; William Hidell, AIA, Principal, Hidell Associates Architects
Tickets: Advance: LAMA Member: $225, ALA Member: $270, Non-Member: $345, Student/Retired Member: $135. Onsite: LAMA Member: $275, ALA Member: $320, Non-Member: $395, Student/Retired Member: $185.

Strategic Communication: Walk In With a Problem, Walk Out With a Plan
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
In this dynamic, hands-on workshop, you’ll bring in your biggest challenge and leave with an effective action plan for your library, combining branding, marketing and public relations into a powerful, cohesive, cost-effective strategic communication plan. Academic and public library PR professionals, administrators, staff and advocates will learn and apply proven techniques to their unique needs. Working with expert coaches, you’ll build your own action plan for communicating the vital role of your library.
Speakers: Amy E. Spaulding, Associate Professor, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University; Pat Wand, Dean of Library and Learning Resources, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Jennifer Hearn, Strategic Communication Consultant, Metropolitan Group, LLC; Julie B. Wallace, Community Relations Manager, King County Library System
Tickets: Advance: LAMA Member: $225, ALA Member: $270, Non-Member: $345, Student/Retired Member: $135. Onsite: LAMA Member: $275, ALA Member: $320, Non-Member: $395, Student/Retired Member: $185.

Cultivating the Future: Growing the Staff You Really Need
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This preconference will focus on new and innovative approaches that can be utilized in any organization to develop all library staff for the future. The presenters and facilitators of the pre-conference will present a variety of successful approaches and models that give library staff opportunities for learning and growth from any position in the organization. These approaches and models will include: developing core competencies including cultural competencies: appreciative inquiry; positive organizational scholarship; evaluation: assessment; and facilitative leadership.
Speakers: Maureen Sullivan, Principal, Maureen Sullivan Associates; Beth McNeil, Associate Dean, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Library; Ghada Elturk, Community and Outreach Librarian, Colorado Public Library-Boulder; Shelley Phipps, Asst Dean for Team and Organization Development, University of Arizona Library; Jenny Cooper
Tickets: Advance: LAMA Member: $225, ALA Member: $270, Non-Member: $345, Student/Retired Member: $135. Onsite: LAMA Member: $275, ALA Member: $320, Non-Member: $395, Student/Retired Member: $185.


LITA

Greenstone Implementation and Customization
Friday, June 23, 2006, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday, June 23, 2006, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Greenstone Digital library software is a free, open source system that enables libraries to create, present, and maintain their digital collections. This preconference will focus on how to get your digital library up and running and ways to customize Greenstone so that it best suits your needs and vision for your collection.
Speakers: Ian Witten, University of Waikato; Allison Zhang, Washington Research Library Consortium; Tod Olson, University of Chicago Library; Laura Sheble, Duke University Libraries
Tickets: LITA Member: $160, ALA Member: $260, Non-Member: $360, Student/Retired Member: $160

Contracting for Content in a Digital World
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
9 This preconference explores the forces and competing interests impacting contracts and licenses between libraries and their business partners. Eminent panelists representing diverse perspectives will air difficult issues, e.g., rights of content owners vs. users; licensing standardization; pricing; and more. Discussion will address digital content contracted both by and from libraries; and consider the forces at work in Congress, the courts, and international bodies that influence contracts for digital content. The program promises to shed new light on issues facing libraries, publishers and aggregators and foster improved understanding.
Moderator: Sybil Boutilier, San Francisco Public Library; Speakers: Ann Okerson, Yale University Library; Helen Wilbur, Thomson/Gale; David Ferriero, New York Public Library; Alica Wise, Publishers Licensing Society; Miriam Nisbet, ALA-Washington Office.
Tickets: LITA Member: $160, ALA Member: $260, Non-Member: $360, Student/Retired Member: $160

RUSA

Behind the Genealogy Reference Desk: A Tribute to New Orleans
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Explore the genealogy resources of New Orleans with expert genealogists. In addition, learn how to preserve and protect your institutional and family genealogy and local history treasures from disasters, catastrophic and ordinary. Disaster preparedness will also be discussed.
Tickets: RUSA Member: $95, ALA Member: $140, Non-Members: $215, Student/Retired Members: $57

Reinvented Reference: The Integration of Digital and Traditional Reference Services
RUSA MARS
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
9 In most libraries the reference environment has changed. Whether libraries are just beginning to offer reference services or whether they have established services, the issues of sustainability, integration, and evaluation are on the minds of most librarians. Through a combination of expert presentations and small group exercises, attendees will explore how these issues relate to their local environments. The preconference focus is on tools and outcomes that are of practical interest to libraries facing these challenges.
Speakers: Buff Hirko, Statewide Virtual Reference Coordinator, Washington State Library (Olympia); Joe Janes, Associate Dean for Academics, University of Washington at Seattle; Marie Radford, Associate Professor, SCILS Department of Library Science, Rutgers University at New Brunswick; Jerilyn Veldof, Director of Undergraduate Initiative, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis
Tickets: RUSA Member: $170, ALA Member: $215, Non-Members: $290, Student/Retired Members: $99


YALSA

Reading With Your Ears
Friday, June 23, 2006, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us for a YALSA preconference that will feature all things teen audiobook! Curriculum connections, technology issues around traditional and new formats including downloadable options, the art of narration, teen appeal factors, producers’ plans, and reviewers speaking about how to critique audiobooks. Throughout the day there will be expert panelist including teen actors who work in the audiobook business, reviewers from AudioFile, Booklist, and Kliatt and keynote speakers including authors Tamora Pierce and Junko Yokota.
Tickets: YALSA Member: $195, ALA Member: $235, Non-Member: $285, Student/Retired Member: $195


Other Special Events

AASL

Independent School Section (ISS) Tea
AASL-ISS
Monday, June 26, 2006, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join your Independent School Section colleagues for a tea "southern style" following the ISS program 'Online Assessment & Tutorials for the Independent School Library.'
Tickets: $29

AASL Awards Luncheon and President's Reception
Monday, June 26, 2006, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Celebrate the accomplishments of your colleagues and enjoy lunch at the presentation of the 2006 AASL Awards, including the prestigious National School Library Media Program of the Year Award (NSLMPY). Immediately following the Awards Luncheon is the AASL President's Reception providing attendees the opportunity to meet and greet the AASL Leadership.
Tickets: $49


ALA

ALA/ProQuest Scholarship and Library Relief Event
Saturday, June 24, 2006, 8:00 - 11:00 pm
Convention Center Auditorium
The Scholarship Event is held to provide scholarships for graduate students in library and information studies. This year, we will aslo be donating proceeds to the 'ALA Hurricane Katrina Library Relief Fund.' Buy your tickets early! Stay tuned for the annoucement of the evening's entertainment.
Tickets: $35

Inaugural Banquet
Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 7:00 pm
Let the Good Times Roll! Join us for the Inaugural Banquet honoring ALA President-Elect Leslie Burget, the Division Presidents-Elect and the wonderful city of New Orleans. All of your senses will celebrate as you enjoy food, sights and sounds from The Big Easy. The evening will commence with the ALA Awards Reception and conclude with the inauguration of Leslie Burger as the 2006-2007 ALA President. Attire: Semi-formal.
Tickets: $85

Librarians Build Communities!
Friday, June 23 OR Tuesday, June 27, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Help rebuild New Orleans. Participate in one or both of these daylong community service efforts. Exact jobs to be determined as we work with The New Orleans Public Library and community service groups such as Habitat for Humanities, United Way, etc. All participants will be notified in advance of the various projects and be able to pick the one in which they wish to participate. Your registration fee will be contributed to the 'ALA Hurricane Katrina Library Relief Fund.' Lunch, transpartation and a participation t-shirt are included.
Tickets: $10

Orientation for Chapter Leaders
ALA-CRC
Saturday, June 24, 2006, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
This workshop includes information on: financial management of associations; how to further your commitment to diversity in your association; how chapter councilors work for the chapters; navigating your way through ALA. Join the "hot topic" discussions on board meetings, budgets, conference planning, diversity, legislative issues in Chapters, membership and working with staff. A full breakfast is included.
Speakers: Florence Simkins Brown, Director, North Miami Beach Public Library; Joel Robinson, Executive Director, Marmot Library Network
Tickets: ALA Member: $45, Non-Member: $65

Many Voices, One Nation: New Orleans
ALA-DIVERSITY
Friday, June 23, 2006, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Don't miss this amazing program celebrating the literary diversity and creativity that enriches our nation. On this special night commemorating the tragedy and the courage witnessed in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricanes, some of our most talented authors join voices to weave a rich, literary tapestry bearing testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. If you experienced MVON: Chicago, you already know that this is an unforgettable way to kick off conference.
Tickets: Tickets are free and available on a first come basis. You must reserve a ticket to attend this event. To reserve your ticket, use the event code below, and enter $0 in the price column.

Diversions: Hearts and Hands for New Orleans
ALA-DIVERSITY
Monday, June 26, 2006, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
In this special installment of the popular "Diversions" tour which affords ALA goers an up-close and personal encounter with a city's diverse cultures, the Office for Diversity invites you to take part in a service opportunity that allows you to experience and contribute to the city of New Orleans in a meaningful way. A satisfying southern-style lunch is included. Diversions tours are always memorable. Don't miss this one!
Tickets: $65

37th Annual Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast
ALA-EMIERT
Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Leave the New Orleans Conference feeling uplifted and joyous by attending the Coretta Scott King Annual Breakfast honoring African-American authors and illustrators of books for children and youth. Hear moving speeches, engage in beautiful song and feel just plain good after attending this special event. Be there! Tickets sell out early so don't be disappointed. Registration is required.
Tickets: $50

GLBTRT Annual Stonewall Book Awards Brunch
ALA-GLBTRT
Monday, June 26, 2006, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Come and join us for the announcement of the winners of the Stonewall Book Awards, the Barbara Gittings Literature Award and the Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award. Come and join your friends, the authors, and a special speaker.
Tickets: $50

International Librarians Reception
ALA-IRRT
Monday, June 26, 2006, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors d'oeuvres and open bar (this event is free for international librarians).
Tickets: Advance: $30. Onsite: $35

Night Out with LSSIRT
ALA-LSSIRT
Saturday, June 24, 2006, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Have dinner with Library Support Staff!
Tickets: $35

Jazz in the Morning: OLOS 35th Anniversary Celebration featuring the Dr. Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture
ALA-OLOS
Monday, June 26, 2006, 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Let the vibes of New Orleans jazz with breakfast archive the festive sounds of New Orleans, and awaken memories of the past 35 years of the Office for Literacy & Outreach Services (OLOS). Join the tribute to Carla J. Hayden, 2006 Dr. Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecturer and ALA 2004 past president, and Virginia H. Mathews, chair of the ALA Committee for Library Services for Disadvantaged People in 1967, who proposed the OLOS concept. Celebrate 35 years of literacy initiatives, and successes in staff development programs for those addressing the information needs of traditionally underserved populations
Tickets: Advance: $43. Onsite: $50.

11th Annual SORT Waking Tour of the French Quarter: "When the Saints and Sinners Go Marching In"
ALA-SORT
Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:30 am - 10:30 am OR Monday, June 26, 2006, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Meet across from the Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street, for a charming walk featuring sites related to Faulkner, Tennessee Williams and Audubon & Napoleon. A private tour of the Williams Research Center Library of the Historic New Orleans Collection; rest stops, a stop for beignets, and the St. Louis Cemetery. All sites on the walking tour will be visited subject to accessibility. We walk rain or shine.
Tickets: $15

15th Annual Free Speech Buffet
ALA-SRRT
Monday, June 26, 2006, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sponsored by the ALA/SRRT Alternative in Publication Task Force. Co-sponsored by the Alternative Press Center. Come enjoy an evening of alternative literature. Meet New Orleans alternative and independent publishers of books and magazines, many of whom won't be found inthe exhibit hall, and peruse their offerings. Enjoy hors d' oeuvres and libations.
Tickets: $10


ALSC

2006 Newbery/Caldecott Banquet
Sunday, June 25, 2006, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Join us for this special event to congratulate the children's authors and illustrators who have received this year's Newbery and Caldecott medals and honors. This gala evening celebrates the year's most distinguished books for children. Cocktails (cash bar) and mingling prior to the dinner with doors opening at 6:45 pm. This event requires pre-registration.
Tickets: $85


ALTA

ALTA Gala
Friday, June 23, 2006, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tickets: $50

ALTA SOS Luncheon Program
Sunday, June 25, 2006, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bringing focus to the community services in an unusual way: Librarian who visit children's hospitals to read to patients, homeless services that bring them into the community. Silent films and old movies presented to teens, etc.
Tickets: $45


ASCLA

LSSPS Dinner: An Annual Event
ASCLA LSSPS
Sunday, June 25, 2006, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Come enjoy a delicious meal and relax with colleagues for the evening at the annual LSSPS Dinner. The dinner will be held at a local restuarant, that is accessible and offers vegetarian options on the menu. The ticket price is $35 per person, and part of the proceeds of the dinner is donated to benefit the Century Scholarship.
Tickets: $35


RUSA

Literary Tastes: Notable Books Breakfast
RUSA CODES
Sunday, June 25, 2006, 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Meet three authors whose books have been selected by the Notable Books Council as the most notable fiction, nonfiction, and poetry of 2005. The authors will speak to the writing experience and/or read from their works. After breakfast, the authors will be available for book signings and conversations. Come join this annual celebration of the best writing of our time.
Tickets: RUSA Member: $30, ALA Member: $33, Non-Member: $36, Student/Retired Member: $30


YALSA

Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon
Saturday, June 24, 2006, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Margaret A. Edwards Award honors an author's lifetime achievement for writing books that have been popular over a period of time. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine. It recognizes an author's work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and in the world. Join us for lunch and listen to the 2006 winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award speak about their writing.
Tickets: $59

Michael L. Printz Program and Reception
Monday, June 26, 2006, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist magazine. Come listen to the winner and honor book authors speak about their writing, followed by a dessert reception.
Tickets: Advance: $29. Onsite: $35


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