Author Event Sessions

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Sunday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
"The Purpose Based Library" -- Finding your path to survival, Success and Growth Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
2011 (W)
Description :

Public libraries that streamline and improve customer services, can eliminate wasteful activities and bring down costs. Building on this foundation, libraries can create real growth opportunities through concentrating on their true mission and purpose, and without spending a lot more money. With a focus on putting ideas into action, the presenters will discuss new ways to think about metrics, reexamine customer self-driven services, leveraging the considerable footprint of libraries, identify and assess community needs while realigning library services accordingly, and offering cutting-edge services and programs.

Monday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
AAP/LibraryReads Mystery Authors' Panel Author Event, Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
122 (N)
Description :

Join the AAP and LibraryReads for a Mystery Authors' Panel and hear from five exciting new authors, sponsored by the AAP Library Marketing Committee. Authors include:

• John Katzenbach, author of The Dead Student (Mysterious Press)
• Cara Black, author of Murder on the Champ de Mars (Soho Crime)
• Kate White, author of The Wrong Man (Harper Paperbacks)
• Keith McCafferty, author of Crazy Mountain Kiss (Viking)
• Allison Brennan, author of Compulsion (Minotaur Books/Macmillan)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
AAP/LIBRARYREADS’ BOOK-A-LICIOUS BREAKFAST! Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate B
Description :

The AAP and LibraryReads invite you to hear from six fantastic authors in a breakfast sponsored by the AAP Library Marketing Committee. Book signing to follow event.

Hear from authors:
Charles Belfoure, author of House of Thieves (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno (Hogarth)
Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You (Penguin Books)
Nnedi Okorafor, author of Lagoon (Simon & Schuster/Saga Press)
Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches (Little, Brown & Co.)
Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed (Picador/Macmillan)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
AAP’S CHILDREN’S & TEEN AUTHOR SPEED DATING EVENT Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate B
Description :

Join 24 authors from 19 AAP publishing houses in a lightning round speed-dating event, brought to you by the AAP Children's Library Marketing Committee.

Elana Arnold, The Question of Miracles (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Kathleen Baldwin, A School for Unusual Girls (Tor/Forge Books/Tor Teen)
Lizi Boyd, Big Bear, little chair (Chronicle Books)
Martha Brockenbrough, The Game of Love and Death (Arthur A. Levine Books)
Monica Brown, Lola Levine is Not Mean! (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After (Harper)
Joshua Davis, Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/FSG Originals)
Tania del Rio, Warren the 13th (Quirk Books)
Matt Faulkner, Gaijin: American Prisoner of War (Disney-Hyperion)
Kim Griswell, Rufus Goes to Sea (Sterling Children’s Books)
Tamara Ireland Stone, Every Last Word (Disney-Hyperion)
Stephen T. Johnson, Alphabet School (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books)
Estelle Laure, This Raging Light (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Amy Lukavics, Daughter Unto Devils (Harlequin TEEN)
Paige McKenzie, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One
(Weinstein Books/The Perseus Books Group)
Sebastian Meschenmoser, Mr. Squirrel and the Moon (NorthSouth Books)
Yvonne Prinz, If You’re Lucky (Algonquin Young Readers)
Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Where Are My Books? (Simon & Schuster/
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Lev Rosen, Woundabout (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Barney Saltzberg, Redbird: Friends Come in Different Sizes (Workman)
Allan Stratton, The Dogs (Sourcebooks Fire)
Craig Thompson, Space Dumplins (Scholastic)
Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek, Dirtmeister’s Nitty Gritty Planet Earth: All About Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, & Even Dirt! (National Geographic Kids Books)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
ALCTS presents Sub-Librarians Scion of the Baker Street Irregulars Author Event, Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
3000 (W)
Description :

"Mrs. Jeffries, the female Sherlock Holmes, and Victorian Mysteries"

Emily Brightwell will speak to the Sub-Librarians and all Sherlockians and mystery fans Sunday afternoon.

This program is sponsored by ALCTS (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services).

Emily Brightwell lives in Northern California and to date, has written forty-four novels. She is currently working on the 34th book in the popular “Mrs. Jeffries” series of mysteries.

Sponsors :

Monday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Joshua Davis with Rick Jacobs and David Thomson - President Christine Lind Hage's Program—From Cover to Screen — Books to Movies Author Event, Presidents program, Speaker Series Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 305
Description :

Joshua Davis, author of “Spare Parts,” will be joined by producer Rick Jacobs and esteemed film critic David Thomson to talk about the writing of the book, the creation of the movie and how movies are judged and reviewed. Attendees will also view a trailer for the film version, starring George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marissa Tomei. “Spare Parts” is about four undocumented Mexican teenagers overcoming all odds to win a high-tech underwater robot competition against teams from elite universities, and has been called a “triumphant read” by the Toronto Star and “a great American story” by the Washington Post.

Sponsored by Macmillan and Random House

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Best of the Best AAUP (AASL) Author Event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Club Room
Description :

University presses represent an often-undiscovered gold mine of resources for school and public libraries. Hear the authors of two university press titles—Rose Eichenbaum, author of “The Director Within: Storytellers of Stage and Screen” published by Wesleyan , and Lee Wilson, author of “Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway” published by University Press of Florida—discuss their works. Also, three librarians from AASL and RUSA/CODES will present titles they selected as "the best" university press titles this year.

Saturday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Beyond Genre Author Event Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

A panel of authors who have stepped around, through, and outside of the box will discuss their wonderfully offbeat subjects in this popular program. Authors include Michelle Tea, Robert Dawson, Clara Bensen, Shannon Kopp, January LaVoy, and Marc Thompson. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert. Learn more about these authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/authorevents/beyondg....

Saturday, June 27 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon [$] Author Event, Other, Ticketed event InterContinental San Francisco
Sutter
Description :

This year's Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon will feature Mac Barnett. Bestselling and award winning author Mac Barnett wrote The Terrible Two with his friend Jory John. The duo met through their jobs at 826LA and 826 Valencia, nonprofit centers that give kids free help with their creative and expository writing. Mac will discuss his work with 826 and his belief that one way to ensure we have diverse readers and writers is by making sure students everywhere—especially in low-income neighborhoods—have access to free, fun, high-quality writing instruction.

Tickets to the lunch are $25; a limited amount of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Please refer to Ticket OLS1 when registering at www.alaannual.org; space is limited. Barnett’s participation is made possible by Abrams.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
25

Saturday, June 27 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
CANCELLED Noche de cuentos Affiliate Event, Author Event, Social event Moscone Convention Center
132 (N)
Description :

Enjoy an enchanting evening of performances celebrating the power of storytelling to unite communities. This NOCHE event will also feature an art auction of original art work donated by prominent Latino children's books illustrators in support of the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Pura Belpre Award. Enjoy the stories, enjoy the art!

For more information, please visit: http://nochedecuentos.org/

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
CANCELLED: Book Talk with Al Kagan Author Event Moscone Convention Center
274 (S)
Description :

Come discuss Al's new book "Progressive Library Organizations: A Worldwide History".

Sunday, June 28 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:30pm
CANCELLED: Meet the Authors: Cindy Neuschwander (Charlesbridge) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3116
Description :

Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle
Castle steward Edmund Rounds relies on the assistance of his son, Rounds 2, to keep count of the castle’s supplies. Rounds 2 loves to count but struggles when it comes to totaling up his numbers. But when Sir Wantsalot’s crew wages an attack on the castle, Rounds 2 is called upon to give Sir Cumference a weaponry count. An adventure in rounding!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: Meet the Authors: Nikki McClure (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

In
Illustrated with the gorgeous paper cuts for which Nikki McClure is known, In reminds us of the essential childhood pleasures found in an engaged day of imaginative play and exploration, without electronics, scheduled activities, or adults.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Celebrating Graphic Novels: Graphix and Beyond! Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 05
Description :

Graphic novels and the comic format have become increasingly popular, with both kids and adults. Join renowned authors and artists Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins), Jennifer Holm (Sunny Side Up), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space) and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants) to learn more about how graphic novels support literacy, learning, and a love of reading.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Diversity Dynamism: Mixing Resources and Making Connections Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
2000 (W)
Description :

This program weaves together the perspective of scholars, authors, and practitioners in examining how “young people learn best when that learning is connected to their passions, desires, and interests.” Professors Sylvia Vardell and Antero Garcia, librarian Marianne Follis, and authors Janet Wong, Margarita Engle, and Lesléa Newman, will discuss how diversity is the key—in literature, media, and programming and in embracing and exploring questions of cultural and sexual identity.

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
First Author, First Book Author Event Moscone Convention Center
232-234 (S)
Description :

Debut authors will speak about their books and writing experiences during this popular annual author panel. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program - your chance to get a signed first edition or ARC from tomorrow's literary star! Authors include Scott Sherman, Val Brelinski, Kim van Alkemade, and Andrew Roe. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert. Learn more about these authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/authorevents/firstau....

Monday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental 6
Description :

Bestselling writers Adriana Trigiani, Paula McLain, Matthew Pearl, B.A. Shapiro, Sarah Pekkanen, and John Katzenbach will discuss their new books and talk about their writing lives. A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats will be served. A book signing will follow, United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2014 Baker & Taylor Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA. Purchase tickets early as the event often sells out. Learn more about the authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/ticketedevents/tea.

Cost :
$55 United for Libraries member, $60 non-members, $65 on site

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
How Makerspaces and DIY Science Can Promote STEM Learning at Every Age Author Event, Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
124 (N)
Description :

Long before atom-smashers and deep-space probes, there were no separate classes of people labeled scientists or inventors. Fundamental breakthroughs in science and technology were made by ordinary people who felt a passion to explore, build, and create with the tools at hand. Today, the economic importance of STEM is greater than ever, and devices like 3D printers and rich sources of scientific understanding online can empower individuals to new success—if they are properly motivated to engage with STEM subjects and if they have access to those resources. The role that libraries can play in making those connections has therefore never been more crucial.

John Rennie, editorial director of MHE’s AccessScience, will lead this panel of Makerspace innovators and leading librarians. They will discuss the best practices for libraries that want to encourage hands-on exploration and curiosity-driven learning of STEM subjects, with case studies from successful programs across a wide range of ages. They will also look at exciting new information resources that can help libraries and their users develop the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in a Maker-friendly world.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Library Innovation in Action Author Event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 04
Description :

The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future. Join library leaders and thinkers Ben Bizzle, John J. Huber, Anthony Molaro, Steven V. Potter, and Leah L. White as they present concrete examples of innovation in action that can be applied at your institution.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Literary Tastes Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
West Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor
Description :

Listen to some of the year’s best authors discuss their works and the craft of writing while enjoying the company of other book lovers. This year we are featuring Katherine Addison (Goblin Emperor), Amy Belding Brown (Flight of the Sparrow), Stuart Rojstaczer (The Mathematician's Shiva), Jo Walton (My Real Children) and Ashley Weaver (Murder at the Brightwell) followed by a book signing with each. All Annual Conference registrants are invited! Light refreshments served. This event is sponsored by Penguin RandomHouse, Macmillan Publishers, and Ingram Content Group.

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