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ALA Mobile Connects at Midwinter Today’s Book Signings
BoopsieTM has partnered with ALA you only have to type the first few let-
to bring you ALA Mobile...the fastest, ters of each word of the company name 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
easiest way to access important and — that should save you some time. Abrams, Booth #1910
useful information about the Midwin- To view a list of the sessions at the Alex Beard
ter Meeting in San Diego, directly show, select the “Sessions” channel. Monkey See, Monkey Draw
from your cell phone. You will see a list of sessions. If you
ALA Mobile requires access to the want to see all sessions on Friday, just Penguin Group, Booth #1917
data network on your phone (make type ‘fri’ and the list of all sessions on Stewart O’Nan
sure you monitor your data use if you Friday will appear. Clicking on a ses-
do not have an unlimited data plan). sion will show you more details about 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
To get ALA Mobile on your cell phone, the session. Be sure to check out the MacMillan, Booth # 2026
go to http://ala.boopsie.com from your “add to plan” feature that allows you David Levithan
mobile phone’s browser; or, simply text to keep a personal schedule the show. The Lover’s Dictionary
the word “alamw” to 41411. You will You can also find local restaurants,
receive a text message back with a hotels and even taxi services through Caregiver’s Path, Booth #756
link to download and install the small the ALA Mobile. Just click on one of Viki Kind
application to your phone. the other channels, and search the The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making
Just follow the simple steps. It only same way you did for “Exhibitors” or
takes a few seconds. Then click on the “Sessions”. It’s easy and fun. Enjoy! 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
ALA Logo and select “Exhibitors”, Feel free to send feedback to support@ Abrams, Booth #1910
“Sessions”, etc. There is help available boopsie.com. Laura Myracle
from the menu of the application. To Boopsie also provides a world-class Shine
find an exhibitor, select the “Exhibi- mobile library application with complete
tors” channel and start typing an ex- integration with your existing ILS —
hibitor name. ALA Mobile is powered visit them in booth #2034 at Midwinter Author Forum The Night Listener and Michael Toll-
iver Lives. Three miniseries starring
by Boopsie’s SmartPrefix search, so and at http://www.boopsie.com.
» from page 1 Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney
Stewart O’Nan’s intimate new novel, were made from the first three Tales
Changes and Cancellations Emily, Alone: A Novel, follows Emily
Maxwell, a widow whose grown chil-
novels. The Night Listener became a
feature film starring Robin Williams
Saturday dren have long moved away. As Emily and Toni Collette. Maupin’s newest
grapples with her new independence, novel is Mary Ann in Autumn. Maupin
ALSC Great Interactive Software for Kids Committee Saturday, January
she discovers a hidden strength and lives in San Francisco with his hus-
8, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. (HILTON BAYFRONT/Sapphire 410) CANCELLED.
realizes that life always offers new band, Christopher Turner. Maupin is
GODORT Joint GIS/GODORT Leg. Mtg. Was HIL BAY Aqua 306B possibilities. Like many older women, sponsored by HarperCollins and will
MOVED to SDCC 32 AB. Emily is a familiar yet invisible fig- be signing books at booth 2017 from
ure, one rarely portrayed so honestly. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. during the exhibits
Sunday Her mingled feelings—of pride and opening reception.
ASCLA/COSLA Reception 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Manchester C Room regret, joy and sorrow—are gracefully After Susan Vreeland graduated
of the Manchester Grand Hyatt. rendered in wholly unexpected ways. from San Diego State University she
O’Nan was born and raised and lives taught high school English in San
ALSC Great Interactive Software for Kids Committee Sunday, Janu- with his family in Pittsburgh. He is Diego beginning in 1969 and retired
ary 9, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (HIL BAY/Sapphire 410) CHANGED to 9:00 sponsored by Penguin and will signing in 2000 after a 30-year career. Concur-
a.m. – 1:00 p.m. books at booth 2026. rently, she began writing features for
The RUSA Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception 5:00 – 6:30 Armistead Maupin was born in newspapers and magazines in 1980,
p.m. Manchester A/B Room Manchester Grand Hyatt. Washington, D.C. in 1944, but grew taking up subjects in art and travel,
up in Raleigh, North Carolina. A and publishing 250 articles. Vreeland
graduate of the University of North ventured into fiction in 1988 with
Carolina, he served as a naval officer What Love Sees, a biographical novel of
Sunrise Speakers office cleaner,
halfway house in the Mediterranean and with the a woman’s unwavering determination
» from page 1 counselor and, River Patrol Force in Vietnam. to lead a full life despite blindness. The
for six months, Maupin worked as a reporter for book was made into a CBS television
the Sunrise Speaker Series. Dubus assistant to a a newspaper in Charleston, South movie starring Richard Thomas and
grew up in mill towns along the Merri- private inves- Carolina, before being assigned to Annabeth Gish. Vreeland is the author
mack River on the Massachusetts-New tigator/ bounty the San Francisco bureau of the As- of the New York Times best sellers
Hampshire border. He began writing hunter. He is sociated Press in 1971. In 1976 he Girl in Hyacinth Blue, The Passion of
fiction at age 22, just a few months af- the author of launched his groundbreaking Tales Artemisia, and Luncheon of the Boat-
ter graduating from the University of Townie (Febru- of the City serial in the San Francisco ing Party. Her newest book is Clara
Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s De- ary 2011), The Chronicle. Maupin is the author of nine and Mr. Tiffany. She is sponsored by
gree in Sociology. Because he prefers to Garden of Last Andre Dubus III novels, including the six-volume Tales Random House and will be signing in
write in the morning, going from “the Days and House (photo by Marion of the City series, Maybe the Moon, booth 1816.
dream world to the dream world” as o f S a n d a n d Ettlinger)
the Irish writer Edna O’Brien puts it, Fog. Dubus’ ap-
he took mainly night jobs: bartender, pearance is sponsored by Norton. Cognotes
Published five times annually in conjunction with the ALA Midwinter
Meeting, and six times annually in conjunction with the ALA Annual
Make the Connection with ACRL Conference ISBN: 0738-4319 Volume 2011, Issue 1
Discussion and Interest Groups Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr. The Library of Congress
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Librarian Cheryl Bryan, Massachusetts Library System, Orleans, MA, takes advantage of the warm
The San Diego Convention Center offers great
weather to snap a photo of San Diego Bay outside the San Diego Convention Center.
views of the San Diego Bay.
Construction workers seen through the windows of the San Diego Convention
Venessa Williams sets out books for display at the Simon & Schuster, Inc. Center put some of the final touches on the Harbour Drive Pedestrian Bridge
booth # 1930. scheduled to open this month.
ALA MidWinter attendees enjoy the view of the San Diego skyline outside the John Ison and Kris Childs are a blur of motion pushing a large crate across
second floor of the San Diego Convention Center. the exhibit floor while setting up the DEMCO booth.
Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Friday, January 7, 2011 • Page 5
AASL Offers Midwinter Attendees Limited Time Access to its Newest Publication
From January 6-12, Midwinter at- cy tool that will ensure school library advocacy and leadership.” schools preparing to implement the
tendees can preview the American As- program planners go beyond the basics Subscriptions for the online pub- “Standards for the 21st-Century Learn-
sociation of School Librarians’ (AASL) to provide goals, priorities, criteria, lication are $40 for the first year; er” and “Empowering Learners: Guide-
newest publication, “A Planning Guide and general principles for establishing renewals are $20 per year. A ASL lines for School Library Programs.”
for Empowering Learners.” To access effective library programs. The guide members receive a 10% discount on Britannica Digital Learning is a
the preview account, visit www.aasl. includes a revised “School Library Pro- subscriptions. AASL is offering bulk division of Encyclopaedia Britannica,
eb.com and enter the login, alamw11, gram Rubric,” a tool that allows school pricing for districts ordering the Inc. a leader in education publish-
and password, sandiego. librarians to assess their program on module and purchase orders will be ing whose products can be found in
“A Planning Guide for Empowering 16 different sets of criteria. accepted. Ordering arrangements many media, from the Internet to
Learners” is a program evaluation, “We are delighted to partner with are also available to higher education wireless devices to books. A pioneer
planning, implementation and advoca- AASL to launch this guide as an in- bookstores. Orders are being handled in electronic publishing since the
teractive, online module,” said Michael by Britannica Digital Learning by early 1980s, the company markets
Traditional Cultural Ross, Senior Vice President at Britan-
nica and General Manager of Britan-
“A Planning Guide for Empowering
a variety of encyclopedias and other
reference works, curriculum products
Expressions Task Force nica Digital Learning. “The Plan- Learners” provides another tool for for schools, language-study courses
to Hold Open Forum ning Guide module will strengthen
education through the development of
Learning4Life (L4L), www.ala.org/
aasl/learning4life, AASL’s national
and other learning products, many of
which are available online at www.
The Traditional Cultural Expres- critical thinking and research skills, implementation plan created to support info.eb.com. Britannica is active on
sions (TCE) Task Force is seeking and will also promote school library states, school systems, and individual Twitter and Facebook.
member comments and observations
for their report on cultural materi-
als and libraries, which will provide
guidelines and recommendations for
RUSA Social: Start Your Saturday Night Among Friends
Before you head off to dinner to- The social is one of many RUSA as those in the fields of collection de-
ALA in library responsibilities for
morrow night, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, activities at the Midwinter Meeting velopment, readers advisory, geneal-
cultural materials related to TCEs.
drinks and the company of your col- and is open to all current RUSA ogy, bibliography, historical reference,
The group will hold an open forum
leagues at the Reference and User members, friends of RUSA and those resource sharing and computer-based
from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. tomorrow in
Services Association’s (RUSA) Mem- meeting attendees interested in reference, among others.
the San Diego Convention Center,
bership Social, an early evening party learning more about the association Thomson Reuters is the world’s
sponsored by Thomson Reuters. and networking with peers. RUSA leading source of intelligent informa-
The draft report is available on
Past, current and future RUSA leadership and longtime members will tion for businesses and profession-
ALA connect (http://connect.ala.org/
members are all invited to this event, be on hand to answer questions about als. More information is available at
node/105631) and copies will be avail-
which will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 ways to get involved with the division, thomsonreuters.com.
able at the open forum.
p.m. in the Elevation Room at the which serves a broad range of library You can learn more about RUSA, a
The final report will be submitted
Hilton Bayfront Hotel, One Park professionals, including reference and division of the American Library As-
to ALA Council during their Midwin-
Boulevard. RSVPs are not required. business reference librarians, as well sociation, at www.ala.org/rusa.
Fun, easy and
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each lesson integrates grammar, pronunciation oNLiNE For MorE iNForMAtioN.
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making Mango the most effective way to learn
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AASL Celebrates 60 Years Washington Office Program to Explore
This year marks the 60th anniver-
sary of the incorporation of the Ameri-
In 2009, AASL’s Board of Directors
accepted a revised strategic plan. Over
e-book Policies; Give Away e-readers
can Association of School Librarians the next 3-5 years, AASL leadership The ALA Washington Office will tions for 23 years. His current areas
(AASL) as an association of the Ameri- and staff will work to ensure that: host a break-out session, “Turning the of interest include portable eReading,
can Library Association (ALA). • the education community will page on E-books: Exploring the Impact librarianship in virtual environments,
The beginnings of AASL can be have a shared vision that A ASL’s of Digital Books on Library Services,” downloadable digital audio books, and
traced back to the ALA Midwinter standards and guidelines are a model from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. tomorrow in the other digital library services.
Meeting in 1914 when the Normal and of excellence for student learning; San Diego Convention Center Room • Sue Polanka, Head, Reference and
High School Librarians Roundtable • AASL’s professional development 02, to explore information technology Instruction at Paul Laurence Dunbar
petitioned the ALA Council to form a opportunities are essential, valuable, issues associated with e-books. Library at Wright State University
school libraries section. The petition and available to school librarians; The moderated panel discussion Sue Polanka is Head of Reference
was granted and Mary E. Hall was • all stakeholders understand and with key stakeholders, including li- and Instruction at the Wright State
the newly formed section’s first elected recognize that the school librarian and brarians, publishers and vendors, will University Libraries. She has provided
president. school library programs are essential discuss the challenges and opportuni- reference and instruction services in
In 1951, A ASL became a sepa- to teaching and learning; and ties e-books present to libraries and public, state, and academic libraries
rate division of ALA and Margaret • AASL fosters vibrant, inclusive, their patrons. Attendees will also for nearly 20 years. She is author of
K. Walraven was elected the first accessible, and supportive communi- have a chance to win a Sony E-reader the eBook blog, No Shelf Required, a
president. ties for school librarians. or Barnes and Noble Nook. discussion of ebooks for librarians and
The panel includes the following publishers. Sue is a frequent contribu-
speakers: tor to Booklist and presents at many
• Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian state and national conferences, usually
and Founder of the Internet Archive on her favorite topic - eBooks.
Kahle has been working to provide • Rick W. Weingarten, policy con-
universal access to all knowledge for sultant and former Director of OITP
Publisher’s Note: more than twenty-five years. In 1996, Weingarten has held dual posi-
Apologies to Nancy Everhart, Kahle founded the Internet Archive tions as Senior Policy Fellow for the
current AASL President, whose which may be the largest digital li- ALA and Director of Public Policy
photo was excluded from the brary. . He serves on the boards of the for the Computing Research Associa-
Meeting Guide and Exhibits Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public tion (CRA), a scientific association of
Directory 2011. Knowledge, the European Archive, the academic Computer Science and Engi-
Television Archive, and the Internet neering Departments and industrial
Archive. research laboratories. He formerly
• Tom Peters, CEO of TAP served as Director for ALA’s OITP. He
Nancy Everhart Tom Peters has worked in and with is currently a consultant on informa-
libraries and library-related organiza- tion technology policy issues.
FUN & COLORFUL
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ALA JobLIST Placement Center to Host Free Workshop Saturday Morning
As part of its continuing efforts to titled, ‘Improving Your Odds: Career- ing for jobs, particularly in the public research and networking. Currently,
help job seekers re-tool their skills Changing and Job-Hunting Strategies’ sector. She was a college counselor she is a library consultant and trainer
and prepare for job searches, the ALA to be held tomorrow from 9:30 - 11:00 and instructor, conducted job-hunting with over 30 years’ experience working
JobLIST Placement Center will pro- a.m. At the workshop you will learn classes for unionized and govern- with libraries. Wagner is known for her
vide free workshops in the Placement practical tips about how to deal with ment workplaces, and participated in good-humored and practical programs.
Center during the American Library job-hunting in a depressed economy. outplacement programs, where she For more information on the Place-
Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Topics include common career and job- taught people to write resumes and ment Center events, go to the Place-
San Diego. The Placement Center is hunting mistakes, financial realities, build job-hunting networks. She also ment Center in Hall H of the Conven-
located in Hall H of the Convention re-negotiating the social contract with coached job-hunters individually on tion Center.
Center. The workshops will be held on your family, when not to use a resume,
tomorrow and Sunday. Registration is why job-hunting is a sales campaign,
not required to attend. why networking still works best in ALSC Winter Online Education Courses
Are you planning a job change? an electronic age, the importance of Bring something new to your ALSC members. Course space is
Anticipating layoffs at your library? lifelong learning inside and outside of library by taking an online course limited, so please register early to
Looking for your first library position? a classroom, helping others, and why this winter from the Association reserve your spot.
Been in the job market for a while? you need a team. for Library Service to Children Detailed descriptions and regis-
Trying to help your library users with This session will be presented by (ALSC). Starting on February 18, tration information is available on
their job hunts? If you answered yes Pat Wagner of Pattern Research, Inc. ALSC is offering four timely cours- the ALSC Web site at www.ala.org/
to any of these questions, then you For many years she worked with adults es that are sure to cure your winter alsced. Questions? Please contact
will want to attend the workshop en- who were changing careers and look- blues and liven up your library! ALSC Program Officer Jenny Naj-
The winter course selections duch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-
Be an Informed Voter! Attend the are: Information Literacy—From
Preschool to High School, taught
545-2433 ext. 4026.
A LSC is the world’s largest
ALA Presidential Candidates’ Forum my Maryann Mori; The Newbery
Medal: Past, Present and Future,
organization dedicated to the sup-
port and enhancement of library
Unlike state and federal elections Presidential Candidates’ Forum tomor- taught by Kathleen T. Horning; service to children. With a network
that take place every two or four years, row from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Introduction to Graphic Novels of more than 4,200 children’s and
ALA elects a new president-elect every Convention Center Ballroom A/B. for Children, taught by Janet We- youth librarians, literature experts,
year. You owe it to yourself as an ALA Candidates Maureen Sullivan and ber; and Out of this World Youth publishers and educational faculty,
member to participate in the elections Sue Stroyan will each present a state- Programming taught by Angela ALSC is committed to creating a
and choose the person you believe will ment and then the audience will have Young. Courses run five or six better future for children through
best lead the association in the coming the opportunity to ask questions. weeks, depending on the course. libraries.
year. But who to vote for? Voting begins March 16 and closes Registration is now open, and To learn more about ALSC, visit
Learn about what the candidates April 22. Results will be announced discounted rates are available for their Web site at www.ala.org/alsc.
bring to the table by attending the ALA April 29, 2011.
FRIDAY JANUARY 7 to MONDAY JANUARY 10
CONFERENCE BOOTH, #1751
FRIDAY JANUARY 7
Modern Marvels: The Library of Congress / featured video from the History
Paul McCartney Interview: Gershwin Prize / a webcast from the Library of
6:30 Main font: Avenir 95 Black
Congress Secondary Font: Avenir 35 Light
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Award-winning Products at ALA Store
The ALA Store, offering all of your READ Design Studio demonstrations YALSA Launches Books for
promotional and continuing education will be offered at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow
needs at the 2011 Midwinter Meeting,
will now be located on the Exhibit
and Sunday. Stop by to learn about the
software that lets you create your own
Teens Fundraising Initiative
Floor at booth 1940. Coordinating with customized READ posters, ask ques- The Young Adult Library Service ians will purchase and distribute
the Youth Media Awards announce- tions, and get helpful hints. Association’s ( YALSA’s) newest new books, encourage teens to get
ment on Monday, January 10th, In the Several new titles from ALA Edi- initiative, Books for Teens, aims to library cards and provide teens
Words of the Winners: The Newbery get books into the hands of needy with reading-focused events and
and Caldecott Medals, 2001-2010 will teens by raising funds from the activities.
be in stock, showcasing an exclusive ALA Store Hours general public Those interested in learning
collection of acceptance speeches from Books for Teens’ mission is to more can do so at www.facebook.
Friday: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. empower the nation’s at-risk teens com/booksforteens. YALSA is cur-
winners of the most respected prizes
in children’s literature. Also avail- Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to achieve more by providing them rently raising funds through the
able are the updated Winning Reads Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with free high quality, new, age- Facebook Causes application and
Posters, featuring helpful descriptions Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. appropriate books. Research shows Jumo. Librarians can help get the
to inspire patrons to seek out award- that the biggest factor in determin- word out and raise funds by:
winning books in your collection. ing the level of education a young • “Liking” Books for Teens on
In addition, the critically-acclaimed tions will be making their debuts at person attains is the number of Facebook
“Glee” cast has joined the Celeb- the Midwinter Meeting. The Second books in the home. However, mul- • Using the Support Books for
rity READ campaign, featuring Will Edition of Coaching in the Library: A tiple studies also have shown that Teens Twibbon
Schuester, Finn Hudson, Rachel Management Strategy for Achieving thousands of families in poverty- • Telling friends and family
Berry, Kurt Hummel, and Mercedes Excellence, by Ruth F. Metz, outlines stricken parts of the country have about it
Jones on a brand new ALA Graph- a focused and results-oriented plan for few or no books in the home. • Adding Books for Teens on
ics poster. If that’s not enough fame, achieving the best results from staff As an age-group, teens receive your Wish List for the holidays or
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and members through a coaching style the least financial support from your birthday, so friends and family
Rupert Grint READ posters will also of management. This revised edition government, philanthropic and can make a donation to the project
be available for purchase at the ALA includes new forms, reader-friendly non-profit agencies. Books for in your honor.
Store. Other new posters and book- tables, and annotated references. With Teens seeks to reverse this trend • Telling library patrons about it
marks feature beloved characters like titles like Be A Great Boss: One Year by raising funds to help teens • Holding a fundraiser with your
Scaredy Squirrel, Phineas & Ferb, and to Success and the Second Edition of have a brighter future. Funds Teen Advisory Board or Library
the animals from The Mitten. Show Managing Library Volunteers, there’s raised through Books for Teens Friends Group and donate proceeds
your love for libraries by purchasing sure to be a book for every librarian will be distributed to libraries in to the project.
an Endangered Libraries T-shirt or a and institution. communities with a high level of • Linking to it from blogs, web-
pack of Love My Library Buttons. As Hours for the ALA Store, now locat- poverty, where teen services librar- pages, etc.
always, the conference t-shirt will sell ed in the Exhibit Hall at booth 1940,
out fast—arrive early to get your size! coincide with Exhibit Hall hours.
Visit H.W. Wilson Booth #2616
If you serve a diverse com-
munity, Día’s 15th anniversary
is a great opportunity to better
address their needs. Beginning
At the Wilson Theater: in late January, you will be able
to register your Día event on the
Art Suite – new images, • Retrospective Databases –
• Día website. This will make your
library part of a searchable data-
more full-text titles now includes full-text base that everyone can access for
• OmniFile – more full-text titles Día programming ideas.
Through an Everyone Reads @
• WilsonWeb Mobile your library grant from the Dol-
lar General Literacy Foundation,
ALSC expects to enhance the regis-
tration database and add download-
able resources on the Día website.
Coming April 1, 2011, Building
a Culture of Literacy in Your Com-
munity through Dia will be available
from ALA Editions. This book will
provide many helpful suggestions for
Plans for the actual anniversary
date – April 30, 2011 – include
a special presentation by Día
founder Pat Mora at a library to be
identified soon. The Día anniver-
Drawing for a Gift Basket! sary also will be celebrated at the
ALA Annual Conference in New
Orleans on June 25th beginning
at 10:30 a.m.
Día’s anniversary is on Face-
H.W. Wilson book®, where daily exchanges of
www.hwwilson.com Less Searching, More Finding
ideas are already taking place.
Toll Free: 800-367-6770 • Tel: 718-588-8400 Planning continues! Check for
Fax: 718-590-1617 or 800-590-1617 REGISTER FOR A FREE TRIAL further anniversary developments
www.hwwilson.com/trial at http://www.ala.org/dia.
Booth #1816 : Your Destination for Author Events, Giveaways and More!
SUSAN VREELAND MICHAEL K. HONEY PAULA MCLAIN
RICHARD RHODES CARA BLACK
FRIDAY, JANUARY 7TH SATURDAY, JANUARY 8TH MONDAY, JANUARY 10TH
4:00pm – 5:15pm 4:00pm – 5:00pm 6:30am – 7:30am 8:00am – 9:30am 2:00pm – 4:00pm
ALA/ERT/Booklist Author Forum– 12 Annual Arthur Curley
th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. AAP Author Breakfast ALTAFF Author Tea
Literary Fiction Panel featuring Memorial Lecture featuring Sunrise Celebration featur- featuring Cara Black featuring Paula McLain
Susan Vreeland CLARA AND MR. Richard Rhodes THE TWILIGHT ing Michael K. Honey ALL MURDER IN PASSY THE PARIS WIFE
TIFFANY (Random House). OF THE BOMBS (Knopf). LABOR HAS DIGNITY (Soho Crime). (Ballantine).
Convention Center Ballroom 20D Convention Center Ballroom 20D (Beacon Press). Hilton Bayfront Sapphire A Convention Center
Signing to follow in Booth #1816 Signing to follow on-site Convention Center Room 2 Signing to follow on-site Room 28A-D
Signing to follow on-site Signing to follow on-site
ALTAFF SPOTLIGHT ON ADULT LITERATURE
Saturday, January 8TH • 2:00pm – 4:00pm
— Featured ARE Giveaways —
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo (Doubleday)
The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel (Crown)
The Paris Wife (Ballantine)
The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson (Other Press)
*Limited quantities. Available while supplies last.
The Random House, Inc. BOOK BUZZ: Sunday, January 9TH, 11:15am–12:15pm
Join us for a presentation of the big Spring 2011 books you MUST have and the important mid-list books you
don’t want to miss! All attending will receive a selection of FREE, hot ARE giveaways! Refreshments will be served.
Convention Center: Room 31B.
Children’s Titles: 10:00am – 11:00am • Adult Titles: 11:15am – 12:15pm
Please check the conference program for ticket info and updates | www.randomhouse.com/library
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AASL Survey Shows Lagging Economy Hit High Poverty Schools the Hardest
According to the results from the in high poverty schools decreased 25 reported a 12 percent increase. the walls of the library is expanding.
American Association of School Li- percent, or $3,557, on average com- “All students deserve equal access Respondents report school computers
brarians’ (AASL) 2010 School Librar- pared to 2009 survey results. to information tools and resources,” outside of the library with networked
ies Count! survey, the educational In addition, the survey found that said A ASL Research Statistics access to library resources jumped
resources of students in high poverty high poverty school libraries have also Chair, Marcia Mardis. “Depriving over 8 percent and remote access to
schools have been most affected by seen significant declines in collection students in high poverty schools of a school library databases increased 3
last year’s economic downturn. Over- size. When compared to low poverty well resourced school library program percent overall.
all survey results show that school schools that saw slight increases in is setting them up for failure.” The School Libraries Count! Na-
expenditures on information resources most areas of collection size, high The survey also found total library tional Longitudinal Survey of School
were approximately $12,260 in 2010 poverty schools reported a 4 percent staff hours on the decline, with an Library Programs aims to gather data
compared to $13,525 last year. While decrease in books, 22 percent decrease average of 2.4 fewer hours reported on changes in the field to gain under-
2009 figures are slightly higher, the in periodical subscriptions and 11 per- in 2010 than 2009. Declines are even standing of the state of school library
difference is statistically insignificant, cent decrease in video materials. Au- greater than average in some regions, programs nationally. While national
indicating that expenditures remain dio materials were the only collection most notably the Northeast, reporting estimates are developed on the basis
consistent to last year. However, aver- area to report an increase of 3 percent, 5.3 fewer hours, and the Midwest, of survey responses from a stratified
age spending on information resources compared to low poverty schools who reporting 3.1 fewer hours. When cer- random sample of public schools, all
tified school librarians are separated K-12 schools, public and private, were
from the entire school library staff invited to participate on a voluntary
RUSA Members Invited to there is a 0.8 hour increase in work
hours per week reported.
basis. Private schools were included
in the survey with the endorsement
Shape Future at Town Hall There is a continued positive trend
in electronic access to school library
and support of AASL’s Independent
Schools Section (ISS). This year’s
All Reference and User Services Town Hall will be followed by a resources. While the average number survey had 5,191 respondents. Data
Association (RUSA) members are “Big Think”, where participants will of computers in school libraries is on this and previous School Libraries
invited to come and share construc- collaboratively brainstorm about consistent with 2009 results, access Count! longitudinal studies can be
tive insights, perceptions, comments a critical question facing the asso- to school library resources outside found at www.ala.org/aasl/slcsurvey.
and thoughts about RUSA during ciation. This year, we are scanning
the first hour of the RUSA Board 1 the horizon ahead and mapping out
Meeting, tomorrow from 1:30-3:30 RUSA’s future years from now, and Time Management Training for Your Staff
p.m. in Room 23 A of the San Diego how and what should be done to add The Public Library Association personal life and understand their
Convention Center. value to RUSA membership. (PLA) has just released Time Flies… time management choices and chal-
The meeting will open with a These sessions are open to all But Where? Time Management Tips lenges. The program will culminate
Town Hall session, where members RUSA members wishing to take and Tools, a downloadable training in a personal plan outlining steps and
can offer their input to help shape an active role in the association’s program for library staff. The train- tools for better time management for
future strategic decisions. The future; RSVPs are not required. ing will help participants evaluate the each participant.
balance between their work life and Authored by Sandra Nelson, Time
Flies…But Where? includes all the
materials needed to present a day-long
(4-4.5 hour) training program. The
materials include formal learning ob-
jectives, a detailed agenda, an engag-
ing Power Point and companion script,
guidelines for leading discussion, an
implementation plan for attendees and
a final evaluation form.
Time Flies…But Where? (ISBN:
978-0-8389-8563-2) is $45 and avail-
Earn your degree online able for purchase at the ALA online
store. This is the fourth digital publi-
cation in the PLA Train the Trainer
• Master of Library and Information Additional training kits include:
Science (MLIS) Customer Service: Balancing Rights
and Responsibilities (ISBN: 978-0-
• Master of Archives and Records 8389-9731-4); Libraries Prosper: A
Guide to Using the PLA Advocacy
Administration (MARA) Toolkit (ISBN: 978-0-8389-9713-0);
and Stress Less: Taming the Tensions
• Executive MLIS Program in Your Life (ISBN: 978-0-8389-8545-
8). ALA digital products are designed
• San José Gateway Ph.D. Program for one-time, single-user download.
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Mix Mash @ your library During YALSA’s Teen Tech Week, March 6-12
Encourage teens to take advantage brary — focuses on encouraging teens tive tools. Visit the Teen Tech Week thing.org and the Federal Trade Com-
of the many technology resources at to use library resources to express website at www.ala.org/teentechweek mission.
your library during YALSA’s Teen their creativity by developing their to register by February 6. Teen Tech Week is a national initia-
Tech Week, March 6-12, 2011. The own unique online content and safely The Teen Tech Week website also tive sponsored by YALSA and aimed
2011 theme — Mix Mash @ your li- sharing it by using online collabora- includes great programming ideas, at teens, their parents, educators and
tools to get publicity in your commu- other concerned adults to ensure that
nity and unique planning resources teens are competent and ethical users
AASL Announces Travel Grants for First-time recommended by the Teen Tech Week of technologies, especially those that
committee. are offered through libraries.
National Conference Attendees Teen Tech Week encourages teens For more than 50 years, YALSA
The American Association of ence dedicated solely to the needs of to use libraries’ nonprint resources for has been the world leader in select-
School Librarians (A ASL) is of- school librarians and their roles as education and recreation, as well as ing books, videos, and audio books
fering grants for travel to its 15th educational leaders. AASL National recognize that librarians are quali- for teens. For more information about
National Conference Exhibition Conference will feature twelve pre- fied, trusted professionals in the field YALSA or for lists of recommended
in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 27- conferences, numerous concurrent of information technology. Teen Tech reading, viewing and listening, go
30, 2011. The grants for first-time sessions, more than 200 exhibiting Week 2011’s promotional partners to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or
attendees of the conference are companies, educational and school include ALA Graphics, the Margaret contact the YALSA office by phone:
sponsored by Bound To Stay Bound tours, a storytelling festival and A. Edwards Trust, and Tutor.com. 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail
Books. Those interested in applying special appearances by award-win- Nonprofit Supporters are DoSome- firstname.lastname@example.org.
can download the application on the ning authors. For more information
National Conference pages at www. on AASL’s 15th National Conference
ala.org/aasl/awards. Exhibition, visit aasl11.org. Reg- Register for National Library Legislative Day
AASL President Nancy Everhart istration is already open. It’s that time again! The 2011 National Library Legislative Day
said, “AASL values Bound To Stay The American Association of (NLLD) is quickly approaching and will be held on Monday, May 9, and
Bound Books’ leadership in offering School Librarians, www.aasl.org, Tuesday, May 10, at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C.
school librarians the opportunity to a division of the American Library The 112th Congress will bring new challenges and opportunities for
attend their first AASL National Association (ALA), promotes the im- libraries, making next year a critical and exciting time for us to get our
Conference. I encourage all school provement and extension of library message out to Congress. On the first day of the event, participants will
librarians that have never been to media services in elementary and attend briefings to prepare for their meetings with members of Congress
an AASL National Conference to secondary schools as a means of and their staffs, taking place on the second day. The ALA also holds a
take advantage of this incredible strengthening the total education reception on the Hill for NLLD participants and members of Congress
opportunity.” program. Its mission is to advocate and their staff on May 9. For more information, go to www.ala.org/nlld.
The AASL 15th National Confer- excellence, facilitate change and Be sure to register early – while the American Library Association has
ence Exhibition, “Turning the develop leaders in the school library reserved a block of rooms at the hotel, they always go quickly!
Page,” is the only national confer- media field.
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Celebrate 2011 Preservation Week
This year, April 24 through 30 will provides a wealth of information
Apply by April 19 to Receive Let’s Talk
mark the second annual Preservation for those interested in participating
in an event or in holding their own
About It: The Civil War Program Grant
Week. Last year’s Preservation Week
was a great success with over 68 event. It includes an Event Toolkit The ALA Public Programs Of- ing March by Geraldine Brooks
known academic, public, and special with ideas for low-cost activities, a fice and the National Endowment (Penguin, 2006), Crossroads of Free-
libraries participating in preservation speaker’s bureau containing names for the Humanities (NEH) are now dom: Antietam by James McPherson
activities by offering lectures, provid- and contact information for preserva- accepting applications for Let’s (Oxford University Press, 2002) and
ing workshops, and participating in tion professionals willing to speak Talk About It: The Civil War and a forthcoming Civil War anthology
two ALCTS Preservation Week spon- on various preservation topics, and Emancipation on their 150th An- of historical fiction, speeches, dia-
sored webinars. The webinars dealt marketing tools for promoting your niversaries, a reading and discus- ries, memoirs, biography, and short
with purchasing archival supplies own Preservation Week such as logos, sion program in America’s libraries. stories, edited by national project
and products and mold prevention bookmarks, and tips for writing press Public libraries are invited to apply scholar Edward L. Ayers and co-
and remediation and are available for releases. Local events can be found on online through April 19 by visiting published by NEH and ALA.
no charge from the ALCTS web site the regularly updated Google Map, www.ala.org/civilwarprograms. • Promotional materials, includ-
(www.ala.org/alcts). which plots all locations of planned Just in time to commemorate ing posters, bookmarks and folders,
Preservation Week was developed preservation activities. the Civil War sesquicentennial, to support local audience recruit-
to promote the understanding of the If your institution plans to host Let’s Talk About It: The Civil War ment efforts.
importance of care for personal collec- an open event, please post it to the and Emancipation on their 150th • Training for the library project
tions. This is predominately a public Preservation Week 2011 Google Map Anniversaries follows the popular director at a national workshop,
outreach program to assist the public (http://bit.ly/pw2011map). Doing so Let’s Talk About It model, which where they will hear from the proj-
in caring for their personal treasures. will help promote your event, and engages participants in discussion ect scholar, expert librarians and
Collection materials can be anything assist with the broader aims of Pres- of a set of common texts selected by organizers and receive a program
from books, documents, photographs, ervation Week. a nationally known scholar for their planning guide, materials and ideas.
audiovisuals, textiles, paintings, Please join us in the effort to pre- relevance to a larger, overarching Let’s Talk About It: The Civil
sculptures, furniture, and decorative serve and protect our cultural heri- theme. Funding for this program War and Emancipation on their
arts or whatever is collected. tage by participating in a Preservation was provided by a grant from NEH 150th Anniversaries is supported
The Preservation Week website, Week activity or by hosting your own to the ALA Public Programs Office. by NEH’s We the People initia-
http://www.ala.org/preservationweek, event. In June, 50 public libraries will tive, which aims to stimulate and
be selected to host the reading and enhance the teaching, study and
discussion series and receive sup- understanding of American history
port materials from NEH and ALA. and culture.
Stay up-to-date on the latest The program grant includes: More information including proj-
happenings during Midwinter. • A $2,500 grant from NEH to ect guidelines and the online appli-
support program-related expenses. cation are available at www.ala.org/
Follow ALA on Twitter at #alamw11. • 25 sets of three titles: includ- civilwarprograms.
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