For immediate release | January 3, 2011

Exciting new products in San Diego at the ALA Store

CHICAGO - The ALA Store, offering products at the American Library Association (ALA) 2011 Midwinter Meeting that help meet your promotional and continuing education needs, will now be located on the Exhibit Floor at booth 1940.

Enhancing the excitement of the Youth Media Awards announcement on Monday, Jan. 10, a new title will be on the shelves of the store: “In the Words of the Winners: The Newbery and Caldecott Medals, 2001-2010.” This book showcases an exclusive collection of acceptance speeches from winners of these most respected prizes in children’s literature. The updated “Winning Reads” posters will also be available, featuring helpful descriptions to inspire patrons to seek out award-winning books in your collection.
In addition, the critically-acclaimed "Glee" cast has joined the Celebrity READ campaign, featuring Will Schuester, Finn Hudson, Rachel Berry, Kurt Hummel and Mercedes Jones on a brand new ALA Graphics poster. If that’s not enough fame, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint (stars of the “Harry Potter” movies) READ posters will also be available. Other new posters and bookmarks feature beloved characters such as Scaredy Squirrel, Phineas & Ferb and the animals from "The Mitten." Show your love for libraries by purchasing an Endangered Libraries T-shirt or a pack of Love My Library Buttons. As always, the conference t-shirt will sell out fast—arrive early to get your size! READ Design Studio demonstrations will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, when you can stop by to learn about the software that lets you create your own customized READ posters, to ask questions and to get helpful hints.
Several new titles from ALA Editions will be making their debuts at the Midwinter Meeting. The second edition of “Coaching in the Library: A Management Strategy for Achieving Excellence,” by Ruth F. Metz, outlines a focused and results-oriented plan for achieving the best results from staff members through a coaching style of management. This revised edition includes new forms, reader-friendly tables and annotated references. With titles like “Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success” and “Organizational Storytelling for Librarians: Using Stories for Effective Leadership,” there is sure to be a book for every librarian and institution.
Hours for the ALA Store, now located in the Exhibit Hall at booth 1940, coincide with Exhibit Hall hours:
Friday: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
ALA Graphics supports the ALA mission through the creation and distribution of quality products promoting libraries, literacy, lifelong learning and reading. ALA Graphics develops products based on customer need, including products that support the key action areas of the Association: diversity, education and continued learning, equity of access, intellectual freedom and 21st-century literacy. ALA Editions publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.


Jill Davis