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Call for Proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference Poster Session

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:10am

Chicago – The 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition poster session committee invites everyone to share their best ideas, and work with the library community by presenting a poster session at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

The poster session committee is proud to announce the two additional poster sessions with the migration of the Diversity Fair, and the ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section.

Applications for United for Libraries Friend Conference Grant due Jan. 15

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:55pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries Friend Conference Grant through Jan. 15, 2018.

The ALA President’s Program at the Midwinter Meeting Debates Neutrality in Libraries.

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 1:20pm

Are Libraries Neutral?  Have They Ever Been? Should They Be?  The question of neutrality in librarianship is an old one.  ALA’s 1939 Code of Ethics for Librarians calls for unbiased “recommendations”.  This is seen in the ALA Library Bill of Rights principles that present the library as content neutral, open and accessible to all.  A group of ALA members from academic library, public library, and library education backgrounds will engage the issues during a formal debate, with two speakers in the affirmative and two in the negative, followed by commentary from a reactor panel and a conversa

Applications for United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant due Jan. 15

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:27pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant through Jan. 15, 2018.

The United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant enables a person who is active in his or her college or university Friends of the Library group, or an academic library staff member who works in development, to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. A grant of $850, plus full ALA Annual Conference registration, will be awarded to the recipient.

Tackling societal challenges: a view from two generations. A conversation with Patrisse Cullors and Marley Dias at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits.

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 8:37am

Marley Dias, the girl-wonder who started the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign, interviews Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, to learn what determining factors and mindset led each of these activists and motivated them to take action. Discover these answers and more when two generations tackle issues of inequality and strive for grassroots level solutions. The Opening Session will take place on Friday, February 9, 2018, 4:00-5:15pm at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Junot Diaz Presents as Auditorium Speaker at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting Exhibits in Denver

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:33am

Junot Diaz is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. By self-admission, Diaz is an agonizingly slow writer and a chronic procrastinator. He once spent five years working on a 15-page story.

Final week to secure AASL National Conference & Exhibition advance registration pricing

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 8:35am

CHICAGO – Only days remain to secure advance registration for the AASL National Conference & Exhibition. Attendees finalizing their registration prior to Oct. 12 save $50 over late/on-site rates for the conference, taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz. More information, including a Make Your Case to Attend infographic can be found at national.aasl.org.

AASL National Conference & Exhibition advance registration deadline approaching

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 1:12pm

CHICAGO – Only three weeks remain to secure advance registration for the AASL National Conference & Exhibition. Attendees finalizing their registration prior to Oct. 12 save $50 over late/on-site rates for the conference, taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz. More information, including a Make Your Case to Attend infographic can be found at national.aasl.org.

Amy Aldridge-Ritchey wins free AASL national conference registration, hotel and travel

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:35am

CHICAGO – Amy Aldridge-Ritchey from Upper Sandusky, Ohio, recommended American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) membership to a colleague and in return has won complimentary AASL National Conference registration, round-trip airfare, and a three-night hotel stay as the grand prize winner of the Share the Wealth campaign.

Learning, networking and fun continue at AASL17 after dark

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 1:02pm

CHICAGO – The opening day of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition promises to continue the learning, networking and fun well into the evening with several special events. The conference, themed “Beyond the Horizon,” will be held Nov. 9-11, in Phoenix, Arizona. Full conference details can be found at national.aasl.org.

The after-hours events taking place Nov. 9 include:

Dave Eggers is Auditorium Speaker at 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:58pm

Dave Eggers is an award-winning and acclaimed author of many books, including What Is the What, winner of France’s Prix Medici and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and more recently The Circle and Heroes of the Frontier, longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award. The session will take place on Saturday, February 10, 10:00-11:00am.

Author and Poet Elizabeth Acevedo is the Arthur Curley Lecture Speaker at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 1:54pm

Elizabeth Acevedo will present as the Arthur Curley Lecture Speaker at the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver. Acevedo was born as the youngest child of Dominican immigrants. Raised in New York City, her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. With over 12 years of performance experience, Acevedo has been a featured performer on BET and Mun2, and has delivered several TEDTalks.

Bill Nye and Gregory Mone Will Close the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 1:19pm

Science educator, mechanical engineer, television host, and New York Times bestselling author, William Sanford "Bill" Nye, and co-author Gregory Mone, a novelist, science journalist, speaker, and children’s book author will close the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver, CO.  The session will take place on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 2:00-3:00pm.