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2018 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposals - Deadline Extended

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:35pm

The program proposal submission deadline for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, to take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, June 21-26, 2018, has been extended to Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 12:00 Midnight (Central).

Programs at the Annual Conference are one-hour educational sessions on a topic relevant to the library profession, and submissions are open to anyone, regardless of ALA membership status. For the first time, proposals will be accepted through one submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices.

2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition – The Librarians Call to Action

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 2:00pm

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) hosted its 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 22-27, in the association’s home city of Chicago. The conference was attended by more than 22,700 librarians, library workers and library supporters (including more than 6,500 exhibitors) from across the world.

AASL announces 2017 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 1:05pm

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2017 list of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. The list of apps provides technology resources for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. Now in its fifth year, the list is considered the "best of the best" by AASL.

AASL announces 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 1:04pm

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. The annual list honors 25 websites that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. Now in its ninth year, with 225 recognized sites, the list is considered the "best of the best" by AASL.

Scott Turow and Kate White among authors at United for Libraries’ mystery panel at ALA Annual

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:01am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “It’s a Mystery to Me: Crime Fighting Authors” on Monday, June 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at McCormick Place West, W185a.

Join Scott Turow, Kate White, Brian Pinkerton, Diane Vallere, and Susanna Calkins as they discuss their latest books and their lives as writers. A book signing will follow. This program will be oderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

ALA Publishing’s programs at ALA Annual Conference discuss fake news, community outreach, other key topics

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:46am

CHICAGO — Drawn from books published by ALA Editions and ALA Neal-Schuman, four programs sponsored by ALA Publishing at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition will provide firsthand perspectives on some of today’s most important issues. Ranging from fake news and library programming to community outreach and library instruction, the programs are:

“So, You're a New Instruction Librarian ...”

A splendid array of new books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Annual

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 6:32am

Longer hours and easy access near the onsite Registration area make it convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by and examine the many new and bestselling items available!

ALA Store hours:

Preconferences at AASL National Conference offer first look at new school library standards

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:21am

CHICAGO – Before the conference officially starts, attendees of the AASL National Conference & Exhibition have the opportunity to delve into the new “National School Library Standards” by attending their choice of three standards-dedicated preconferences. 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.

AASL National Conference tours showcase unique Phoenix schools

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:19am

CHICAGO – School tours planned during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition will showcase unique school library programs in the Phoenix area. Tours to these educational facilities will take place prior the opening of the conference, “Beyond the Horizon” taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017. More information is available at national.aasl.org.

Tours include:

United for Libraries to host ‘Board Development for Library Trustees, Friends Groups, and Foundations’ at ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:21am

Bryn Mawr, PENNSYLVANIA -- United for Libraries will host “Board Development for Library Trustees, Friends Groups, and Foundations” on Saturday, June 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at McCormick Place West, W181a, at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Celeste Ng among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:20am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Celeste Ng, author of the bestselling “Everything I Never Told You,” will join Jonathan Safran Foer, Allison Pataki, Elly Griffiths, Brianna Wolfson and A.J. Finn at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

United for Libraries to present author of inaugural Book Club Central selection at “Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community”

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:06am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community,” featuring the author of the inaugural Book Club Central selection chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker, on Sunday, June 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

ALA Annual Conference panel highlights partnerships to extend school library support

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:59am

CHICAGO – Every school library advocate has a unique story to share about how they developed and grew partnerships. A special panel during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago will bring together three library professionals to discuss the partnerships they formed to extend the base of support for school library programs beyond school librarians. This panel builds on the goal of AASL/ALA’s recent Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) trainings: to create new or strengthen existing relationships in the community. “Partnerships to Strengthen School Libraries,” will take place at 3:00 p.m.

AASL National Conference tours showcase Phoenix’s architecture, geography and culture

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:38am

CHICAGO – Four tours will showcase Phoenix’s unique architecture, geography and culture ahead of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition this Nov. 9-11. Attendees arriving prior to the official start of conference festivities will have an opportunity to network with colleagues and learn more about the conference host city.

United for Libraries, RUSA, and Chapter Relations to host ‘Crisis Communication: Who Speaks for Your Library?’

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 9:35am

Bryn Mawr, PENNSYLVANIA -- United for Libraries, RUSA, and ALA Chapter Relations will host a joint discussion group on “Crisis Communication: Who Speaks for Your Library?" at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at McCormick Place West, W194b.

Spotlight on Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries at ALA Annual Conference

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 7:55am

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee (RNTLOAK) and the American Indian Library Association (AILA) will be hosting two presentations during its Spotlight on Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries: From Fresno to Alaska program at Annual Conference. The session will take place Monday, June 26th from 8:30-10:00am in room W176a in McCormick Place.

Emil Ferris among featured authors at United for Libraries’ ‘First Author’ panel at ALA Annual

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:45am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Emil Ferris (“My Favorite Thing is Monsters”) will be among the featured authors at United for Libraries’ “First Author, First Book panel from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Joining Ferris will be C. Morgan Babst, Devin Murphy, Sarah Shoemaker, and Gregory Scott Katsoulis. A book signing will follow. The panel will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

United for Libraries to present Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations at ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:43am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 23 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Library Trustees, Friends groups, Foundations, and staff are invited to join a free day of information and resource sharing, roundtable discussions, and learning opportunities. This year's theme will be board development. Speakers will include:

AASL seeks program proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:10pm

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 21 – 26 in New Orleans, La. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Central on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.

AASL seeks proposals for 60-minute concurrent sessions. All programs should include up to three learning objectives and should address how the session supports the AASL standards and strategic plan.

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