ALA Store at the Midwinter Meeting in Boston

Contact: Jill Davis

ALA Editions

800-545-2433 ext. 5418


For Immediate Release

January 12, 2010

ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, and
ALA Graphics, the preferred source for promotional materials for librarians in all types of libraries, announces the operating hours of the ALA Store at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston. The ALA Store, located in the North Lobby of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, will be open for business:

Friday, January 15: 10:00am-6:00pm

Saturday, January 16 - Sunday, January 17: 8:00am-5:00pm

Monday, January 18: 8:00am-2:00pm

Appearing alongside popular ALA Editions books such as “The Librarian’s Book of Quotes,” a newly revised edition of “
Assessing Service Quality: Satisfying the Expectations of Library Customers,” by Peter Hernon and Ellen Altman, will be making its first conference appearance in Boston. This classic book is brought fully up to date, integrating the use of technology into the customer experience. From useful marketing books like “Building a Buzz” and “Bite-Sized Marketing: Realistic Solutions for the Overworked Librarian”to titles about library logistics such as “Moving Your Library: Getting the Collection from Here to There and Moving Materials,” ALA Editions has something for every shelf and every aspect of programming and professional development.

In addition to the best-selling Twilight and Jonas Brothers celebrity READ posters, ALA Graphics is introducing new posters featuring New Moon, Sherlock Holmes, Where the Wild Things Are and Rachel Maddow. Percy Jackson, Eragon, and Bats at the Library will also appear, along with the new Martin Luther King, Jr. History Lives and Dewey Find It Kids posters. The latest addition to the READ Design Studio,
READ DVD Genres & Subjects, will be offered, and demonstrations on how to use the popular art files are scheduled throughout the store hours. New posters, bookmarks and incentives will be available in preparation for National Library Week and Teen Tech Week celebrations.

Publications from many ALA divisions will also be available for purchase, as well as the official conference t-shirt, which is a heathered cranberry color and features the Midwinter Meeting logo.

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.

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