ALACognotesISSUE 1 2011 ANNUAL CONFERENCE Friday, June 24, 2011 Dan Savage to Keynote ALAHigHligHts Opening General Session ambassador Joan D Mayeux, an Savage will keynote Cameron, and celebrities like Exhibits the Opening General Tim Gunn and Ellen DeGe- center, is happy to Session from 4:00–5:15 neres are just a few noted help Nell Friday p.m. today in the MCC Au- people who have created and Limtiaco, Ribbon Cutting ditorium. He is the author of posted videos. left, and the syndicated column, “Sav- The book, It Gets Better: Ceremony Cathy age Love,” and the Editorial Coming Out, Overcoming Bul- 5:15 p.m. Bayona, Director of The lying, and Creat- Exhibits Opening both from Stranger, Seat- ing a Life Worth Guam. Reception tle’s weekly news- Living, edited by Look for 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. paper. Last fall, Dan Savage and the Big Savage and his Terry Miller, was Red I husband, Terry released in March. Saturday and Sunday booths Miller spearhead- In addition to 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to ask a ed the “It Gets his frequent ap- Monday question, Better” campaign pearances on CNN, get Annual 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. by downloading a MSNBC, “Real Conference video on YouTube Time With Bill information after a rash of Maher,” and “The Registration gay teen suicides: Colbert Report,” or pick up a convention youths who took Savage is a regu- Dan Savage center floorand Check-in their own lives (photo by Christopher Staton) lar contributor to because of bully- public radio’s “This plan. ing. Six months later, www. American Life.” He is the au- Friday itgetsbetter.org has evolved into thor of several books, recently 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday a nonprofit organization and a attended a White House press national movement, with more conference on bullying and is Grab Your Popcorn 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday than 10,000 videos and growing. currently working on a pilot President Barack Obama, with MTV. And Take in a Movie I The Salt Lake City Library, Dan Savage will sign copies f you never have time to U.S. history: Hurricane Ka- 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free Philadelphia Public Li- of It Gets Better at the conclu- go see a movie, now’s your trina. This gripping, character- brary, politicians such as Sec- sion of the Opening General chance during this year’s driven story follows New Or- Postal retary of State Hillary Clinton, Session. British Prime Minister David Sponsored by Dutton Books ALA Annual Conference. “Now Showing @ ALA Film Program” leans residents as they attempt the daunting task of trying to Ser vice has something to offer every- reunite with their pets who Exhibits Opening Reception one. Start- have been adopted by The post office will be located at the back of Set for This Afternoon ing off the series will families all over the J the exhibit hall in the oin us this afternoon ing Reception, sponsored by be the mov- c o u n t r y, for the official opening ALA and ERT, continues ie “Mine” and chron- 4200 aisle. ceremony and Exhibits from 5:30–7:30 p.m. tonight. showing to- icles the Opening Reception for the Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres as night at 8:00 p.m. in Audito- custody battles that arise when Saturday rium C. Hailed as “absorbing,” two families love the same pet. ALA Exhibits. you visit the show floor. 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Located in Halls G-J in The ALA Annual Confer- “a must see,” “Oscar material” On Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Sunday the Ernest M. Morial Con- ence Exhibits includes more and “the best movie at SXSW,” you won’t want to miss “Diary 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. vention Center, the Exhibits than 1500 booths featuring “Mine” is a documentary about of a Wimpy Kid.” will open at 5:15 p.m. fol- products and services de- the essential bond between hu- Back in middle school after Monday lowing the Opening General signed to help you manage mans and animals, set against summer vacation, Greg Heffley 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. the backdrop of one of the worst and his older brother Rodrick Session. The Exhibits Open- » see page 25 natural disasters in modern » see page 25
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Page 4 • Cognotes Friday, June 24, 2011 • NEW ORLEANS Attendees admire a Welcome to New Orleans Need information? The I’s have it. There are information desks located throughout the lobby of the sign as they arrive outside the convention center. convention center and plenty of red-vested ALA Ambassadors to answer your questions.Workers and exhibitors scramble to lay carpet, hang bannersand set up booths on the exhibit floor. Ismail Abdullahi, Ph.D, Associate Professor, North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Sciences, leans against a head from a Mardi Gras float in the convention center. David Eicke appears to be under a pair of watchful eyes while setting up a book display at the Random House, Inc. booth. Nina Lindsay, Supervising Librarian, Children’s Services at Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA, picks up her badge and registration materials while passing through the convention center on her rented bicycle.
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Page 6 • Cognotes Friday, June 24, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSAuditorium Speaker Series Attracts Range of AuthorsMystery Panel won three Emmy awards for his RolieSaturday, June 25 Polie Olie animated series; developed8:00–9:00 a.m. character concepts for “Toy Story”Featuring J. A. Jance and and “A Bug’s Life”; his films includeHarlan Coben “Robots” and “Meet the Robinsons” J. A. Jance is the New York Times and he’s currently co-directing “Thebestselling author of the J. P. Beau- Guardians”; and is producing “Themont series, the Joanna Brady series, Leaf Men”, based on his picturebook.the Ali Reynolds series and four in- William Joyce is an honorary Guard-terrelated thrillers about the Walker ian of Childhood, with his first Guard-Family. Born in South Dakota and ian picturebook, Man in the Moon,brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance debuting in Fall 2011, and his body oflives with her husband in Seattle, work can be found in toy boxes, book-Washington and Tucson, Arizona. J. A. Jance Harlan Coben Siva Vaidhyanathan shelves and hearts everywhere. Joyce (photo by Béatrice Le Grand) Harlan Coben is the number-one will be signing outside the auditoriumNew York Times bestselling author Jeff Kinney the globe and, in 2009, Jeff Kinney from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.of numerous adult novels, and the Saturday, June 25 was named one of TIME magazine’s Sponsored By Simon & Schusterwinner of the Edgar Award, Shamus 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. most influential people in the world.Award, and Anthony Award—the first Jeff Kinney’s work has been widely He lives in Massachusetts with his Siva Vaidhyanathanauthor to receive all three. His books credited for its ability to turn reluctant wife and sons. Kinney will be signing Saturday, June 25are published in forty languages with readers on to books. Since publica- books before his presentation from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.more than 47 million copies in print tion of the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in the Abrams booth Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professorworldwide, and have been number-one book in April 2007, more than 35 mil- #1427. of Media Studies and Law at thebestsellers in over a dozen countries. lion books are in print in the United Sponsored By Abrams Book For University of Virginia, is the authorHe lives in New Jersey. Shelter is his States, and the books have been sold Young Readers And Amulet Books. of Copyrights and Copywrongs: Thefirst novel for young adults. Visit www. in more than 30 countries around the Rise of Intellectual Property andharlancoben.com and www.mickeybo- world. The series is a fixture on the William Joyce How It Threatens Creativity and Thelitar.com. USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Saturday, June 25 Anarchist in the Library: How the Jance will be signing in the Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Clash between Freedom and Control isHarperCollins booth #1316 from and has remained consistently in the A true luminary and creative spirit, Hacking the Real World and Crashing9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Coben will be signing top spots on the New York Times lists William Joyce has put his personal the System. In his newest book, Theoutside the auditorium immediately since publication. The book series stamp on all types of children’s me- Googlization of Everything (and whyfollowing the session. has won a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice dia. His picture books include George we should worry), Siva Vaidhyanathan Sponsored by Penguin Young Award, books in the series have won Shrinks, Dinosaur Bob and His Ad- examines the ways we have used andReaders and HarperCollins numerous awards voted on by stu- ventures with the Family Lazardo, embraced Google—and the growing dents and teachers in schools around Bently & Egg and Santa Calls. He has » see page 8 NEW! Available at Booth # 3340 for an Exclusive Preview PsycTESTS™ and PsycTHERAPY™ PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information for each instrument. PsycTHERAPY is a database of streaming therapy demonstrations, featuring clinicians working with participants, that offers synchronized, searchable transcripts and allows users to create playlists. Stop by Booth # 3340 to see a preview and to preregister for a free 30-day trial! www.apa.org/pubs/databases | 877-236-2941
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Page 10 • Cognotes Friday, June 24, 2011 • NEW ORLEANS ALCTS 101:AASL Celebrates Dollar General’s What is ALCTS,Commitment to School Libraries and How Can I At a special reception to be toolkit to help school librarians prepare presentation, Life is What youheld before the AASL President’sProgram, AASL will recognize the for and deal with natural disasters and terrorist acts. Make It – Seize the Day! Following Hurricane Katrina, Laura Bush Be Involved?Dollar General Literacy Foundation Immediately following the recep- asked Dr. Karioth, an expert on Join us for an invigorating eveningfor its funding of the AASL Beyond tion and during the AASL President’s grief, loss and trauma, to help in of ALCTS fun tonight from 7:45–9:00Words disaster relief program. The Program, President Nancy Everhart restocking children’s books that p.m. in Room 245 of the conventionfund has provided over 113 school will present the Dollar General dealt with responding to trauma center. Participate in the speed-libraries with over one million dol- Literacy Foundation with a plaque and loss. Karioth’s presentation will networking portion of the eveninglars in grants since its launch at expressing AASL’s and the school help attendees focus on personal and learn about what ALCTS is andthe ALA 2006 Annual Conference librarian community’s appreciation responses when faced with difficult does. Meet and network with newin New Orleans. To recognize this of their support. Reception attendees situations, distinguish between and veteran ALCTS colleagues andimportant milestone, AASL invites are invited to stay for the President’s minor and major events; and find friends. New members, prospectivemembers to show their apprecia- Program to hear Dr. Sally Karioth’s the exquisite moments in each day. members, or reinvigorated memberstion to Dollar General at a Million will all enjoy this event!Dollar Mark reception to be held Be sure to bring your resume alongSaturday morning at 10:00 a.m. Attend a Free Preconference Today as professional technical servicesin the Morial Convention Center, A A SL Presents Preconference on Disaster librarians will be available to provideRoom 260-262. Preparedness for School Librarians feedback on your resume and job The Beyond Words disaster relief search questions. Experts Terry Young, school librarian, Nancy Teger, library mediafund is available for public school li- ALCTS 101 participants will be services program specialist, and Laura Pearle, head librarian willbraries in the states served by Dollar eligible from prizes including free present Disaster Preparedness for School Librarians, an AASL pre-General and provides grants rang- ALCTS membership renewals (lim- conference, at 1:30 p.m. today. The presenters will impart valuableing from $5,000 to $15,000 to schools ited to members of five years or less), insight to disaster planning as they share their experiences, suc-whose school library program has free ALCTS webinars, and Starbucks cesses, and lessons learned. Attendees will learn the ups and downsincurred substantial damage or cards for the student chapter with the of disaster recovery as they apply to the school librarian and library.hardship due to a natural disaster. most attendees. Attendees will be able to apply the knowledge and experience of theGrant funds replace or supplement See you there! panel to devise a plan in the event of a disaster.books, media and/or library equip- This complimentary preconference is provided by the Dollarment in the school library setting. General Beyond Words Grant. Due to limited capacity, registrationThe program also features a compre-hensive Web site devoted to disaster is required. ACRLpreparedness with resources and a President’s Program: Make it Happen Join ACRL President Lisa Hinchliffe for the Association’s 2011 President’s Program, “From Idea to Innovation to Imple- mentation: How Teams Make it Happen.” The program will feature Jason Young, author of the book Culturetopia: The Ultimate High-Performance Workplace and an expert on how workplace teams can obtain maximum productivity. Young will share his perspectives on the importance of identifying and developing the essential factors that impact performance for any team or organization: leadership principles, management prac- tices, alignment and employee behavior. The program will take place from 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Saturday, in Room 356-357 of the Morial Convention Center. ACRL 101 Attending your first ALA An- nual? The ACRL 101 program, held Saturday from 8:00–10:00 a.m. in Room 293-296 of the Mo- rial Convention Center, provides a wealth of information on ways academic and research librar- ians can navigate the conference. Come meet ACRL leaders, learn about the wide variety of ACRL conference activities, and connect with other first-time attendees.
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Page 12 • Cognotes Friday, June 24, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSLLAMA President’s Program Speaker Announced Tim Duggan, ASLA, a landscape scapes. He and the “I am delighted that Tim Duggan homes while preserving the spirit ofarchitect currently developing the Foundation have will be our speaker for this year’s Pres- the community’s culture. To learnSustainable Landscapes program for worked extensively ident’s Program,” said Gail Kennedy, more about the Foundation’s workthe Make it Right Foundation in New with community LLAMA President. “Make It Right is visit http://www.makeitrightnola.org/Orleans, will present “Community organizations and a perfect example of this year’s theme index.php/about/detail/our_history/Beyond Housing” at the 2011 Library individuals at a of unexpected leadership. Tim hasLeadership and Management Asso- variety of scales, played a key role in not just rebuildingciation (LLAMA) President’s Program from regenerative the landscape of the Lower 9th, butduring the ALA Annual Conference. residential garden also engaging the local community Visit ‘Lincoln:The program will be held Saturday, designs to citywide and building leadership from within.”8:30–10:00 a.m., at the Morial Con- Tim Duggan infrastructure ini- The Make It Right Foundation was The Constitutionvention Center, Room 275. Coffee andpastries will be available beginning tiatives that serve as showcases for sustainable recovery and develop- founded by Brad Pitt in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Its mission is and the Civil War’at 8:00 a.m. ment. Tim has focused his career on to be a catalyst for redevelopment of at the Xavier For the last three years Duggan has urban revitalization, micro farming the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleansdesigned and implemented strategies and sustainable education and out- by building a neighborhood of safe University Libraryfor affordable LEED Platinum Land- reach. and healthy, certified LEED platinum All ALA Annual Conference attendees are invited to visit the Xavier University Library to view “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition sponsored by the ALA Public Programs Office. A special tour of the exhibit will be held for ALA visitors, today from 1:00–3:00 p.m. The exhibit will also be available for viewing on Saturday from 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition for libraries, was or- ganized by the National Consti- tution Center and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made pos- sible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibition is based on one of the same name developed by the National Con- stitution Center. The traveling exhibit is located on the first floor of the Xavier University Library, which is located at 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans. For additional informa- tion, please call 504-520-7304 or 504-520-7584. Examining the Use of E-books In School Libraries In the AASL session, E-books– Has Their Time Come?” pre- senter Dawn Nelson will take attendees through the differences in Kindles, Nooks, iPads, iPods, and online services and the challenges for managing those resources. Taking place Satur- day from 8:00–10:00 a.m. in the Morial Convention Center, Room 339, the session will also explore methods of check-out, security, loss, access to materials, cost, and financial implications. A question and answer session will allow attendees to share their experi- ences of these formats.
Page 14 • Cognotes Friday, June 24, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSDepartment of Commerce Seeking Inputfrom Librarians: NTIA, ALA Washington Multicultural Programs OfferedOffice to Host Interactive Roundtable By ALSC at Annual Conference ALSC will offer two programs among diverse communities. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s patron set up an email account,” Visser Saturday that concentrate on pro- “Beyond Fiestas, Calaveras andNational Telecommunications and In- said. “We also know librarians have gramming for children in multicul- Quinceañeras” will guide partici-formation Administration (NTIA) and a wealth of resources that could be tural communities: “Beyond Fies- pants in a discussion of authenticthe American Library Association’s widely shared through the portal with tas, Calaveras and Quinceañeras” Latino experience in youth lit-(ALA) Washington Office will hold a other practitioners—in and outside the (8:00 to 10:00 a.m., MCC-Room erature. At “Many Children, Manyroundtable discussion about DigitalLit- library community. The portal is an 274); and “Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books” publishereracy.gov at 12:15 p.m. Saturday in opportunity to highlight the important Cultures, Many Books” (10:30 a.m.– HarperCollins will be issuing freethe Networking Uncommons (Lobby work libraries do to develop digital 12:00 p.m., MARCC-River Bend copies of speaker Pat Mora’s book,Level 1). literacy skills.” Br). Each will present effective Book Fiesta: Celebrate Children’s DigitalLiteracy.gov is a new online Emily Sheketoff, executive director programming tools that will enable Day/Book Day/Celebremos el díaportal that brings together online of the ALA Washington Office, will librarians to successfully integrate de los niños/el día de los libros.learning tools, curriculum, job skills moderate the discussion. Other partici- multicultural themes into their Mora will be available to sign copiestraining and a host of other resources. pants include Anthony Wilhelm, Direc- programs, and to promote reading after the event.NTIA created the portal in partner- tor of the NTIA’s Broadband Technol-ship with nine federal agencies to pro- ogy Opportunities Program; and Susanvide librarians, teachers, workforce Hildreth, director of the Institute oftrainers and others a central location Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Every Child Ready to Read®to share digital literacy content andpractices. Larra Clark, who serves as direc- tor for OITP’s Program on Networks Second Edition Toolkit Now Available! The roundtable discussion will fo- and associate director for its program The eagerly anticipated Every Child rials such as brochures, bookmarks andcus on how libraries can use and add on America’s Libraries for the 21st Ready to Read® @ your library® 2nd posters. All of these materials stresscontent to the portal. The groups urge Century, said this roundtable is a Edition Toolkit is now available at the the importance of parents and caregiv-bloggers to attend the event to enhance great opportunity for NTIA to boost ALA Store onsite (Exhibits Hall Booth ers in teaching their children to read.dialogue and to assist with connecting collaboration with librarians as well # 2531) and online. If you’re interested in learning morethe library community to this tool. as increase awareness about the tool. The Every Child Ready to Read® about Every Child Ready to Read®, Marijke Visser, assistant director of “This event is a chance for us to hear program provides public libraries and please attend Saturday’s conferencethe ALA’s Office for Information Tech- directly from library staff – the people other early literacy centers with tools program, “The Revised Every Childnology Policy (OITP) said ALA’s hope is who we hope will contribute to and ul- to help prepare parents/caregivers Ready to Read” at 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. infor the portal is to be a go-to resource timately benefit from the portal,” Clark for their critical role as their child’s the Morial Convention Center, Roomfor librarians in all types of libraries. said. “Come ready to ask questions and first teacher. The 2nd Edition Toolkit 346-347. “We know librarians teach digital share your ideas. The portal is a work includes resources for eight work- Connect with the ECRR network—literacy skills every day, whether in in progress and can only be improved shops that libraries can customize for join us at www.facebook.com/every-a formal class setting or by helping a Grebow2833_CogNotes-QtrPg.pdf 1 5/17/2011your involvement.” with 5:33:17 PM their community and supporting mate- child or on Twitter at ALA_ECRR. Digital Transformation of All Media to ‘Confront’ Future Changes for Libraries Public libraries will confront for- The ALA Office for Information midable challenges in the coming Technology Policy’s (OITP) program, years. The digital transformation “Confronting the Future: Strategic of all media affects our resources, Visions for the 21st Century Public services, staff and programs, while Library” to be held on Saturday from changes in users and their needs, 4:00–5:30 p.m. in MCC-Room 292, will the growth of competitive Internet tackle these issues. services, and financial stringencies This program will be moderated add complexity. by Christine Lind Hage, chair of the A range of possible responses will OITP America’s Libraries for the 21st be presented as contrasting visions: Century Subcommittee. OITP Fellow physical vs. virtual library; individual Roger Levien will serve as presenter. vs. community focus; portal vs. ar- Other respondents include Maxine chive service; collection vs. creative Bleiweis from Westport Public Library approach. Practicing librarians will and Pat Losinski from Columbus Met- react to these visions. ropolitan Library. ‘Cutting-edge’ Libraries To Share Best-practice Tips In some ways, the future of li- by Christine Lind Hage, Chair of braries is happening today at lead- the OITP America’s Libraries for ing libraries around the country. the 21st Century Subcommittee. One Annual program, “The Presenters will be this year’s win- Future of Libraries: Cutting- ners, including Buffy Hamilton, edge Services” to be held from Creekview High School, Media 21; 10:30–12:00 p.m. on Saturday in Kristin Antelman, North Carolina MCC-Room 391, will feature the State University Library, Web De- specific services at four libraries sign Project; John Davidson, Ohi- selected from those nominated in a oLINK, Digital Resource Commons; broad solicitation organized by the Mary Anne Hodel, Orange County Program on America’s Libraries Library System, OCLS Shake It! for the 21st Century within ALA’s Mobile App. Office for Information Technology What can you learn from these Policy (OITP). cutting-edge services for application The program will be moderated in your library? Come and find out!
O U R A U T H O R S AT A L A COME VISIT THE PENGUIN BOOTH #1422 F R I D AY J U N E 2 4 S U N D AY J U N E 2 6 S U N D AY J U N E 2 6 ( C O N T. )DAN SAVAGE NATHANIEL ELLIS AVERYAuthor of IT GETS BETTERComing Out, Overcoming Bullying, PHILBRICK Author of THE LAST NUDE Author of THE LAST STANDand Creating a Life Worth Living 2:00–3:00 pm Custer, Sitting Bull, and the4:00–5:15 pm Battle of the Little Bighorn Penguin booth #1422ALA Opening Speaker 8:00–10:00 amErnest N. Morial Conv. Center, Literary Tastes Breakfast**Auditorium, signing to follow Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., Grand Ballroom ANDY BOROWITZ Author of THE 50 FUNNIEST S AT U R D AY J U N E 2 5 11:00–12:00 pm AMERICAN WRITERS Penguin booth #1422 An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The OnionJENNIFER NIVEN 5:30–7:30 pmAuthor ofVELVA JEAN LEARNS TO FLY GUY GAVRIEL KAY ALTAFF Humor Panel: The Laugh’s on Us***12:00–1:00 pm Author of UNDER HEAVEN The Hilton Riverside New Orleans,Penguin booth #1422 8:00–10:00 am 2 Poydras St., Versailles Ballroom1:30–3:30 pm Literary Tastes Breakfast**ALTAFF panel: Royal Sonesta Hotel,Celebrating Southern Writers 300 Bourbon St., Grand Ballroom M O N D AY J U N E 2 7Ernest N. Morial Conv. Center, 11:00–12:00 pmrooms 335-336 Penguin booth #1422 JULIE JAMES Author of A LOT LIKE LOVE 8:00–10:00 amRHYS BOWEN CAMMIE ALTAFF panel: Isn’t It Romantic?Author of Ernest N. Morial Conv. Center, rm. 339ROYAL FLUSH McGOVERN 11:15–12:15 pmA Royal Spyness Mystery Author of NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Penguin Booth #142212:00–1:00 pmPenguin booth #1422 10:30–12:00 pm ALTAFF panel: Mystery and Horror @ your library ADRIENNEWENDY McCLURE Ernest N. Morial Conv. Center, rm. 268 2:00–2:30 pm McDONNELL Author ofAuthor of THE WILDER LIFE LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage* THE DOCTOR AND THE DIVAMy Adventures in the Lost World 2:30–3:30 pmof Little House on the Prairie 8:00–10:00 am Penguin booth #1422 ALTAFF panel: Isn’t It Romantic?1:00–2:00 pm Ernest N. Morial Conv. Center, rm. 339Penguin booth #1422 11:15–12:15 pm4:00–5:30 pmALTAFF panel: Tales from the Heart: C. S. HARRIS Penguin Booth #1422Literary Memoirs Author ofErnest N. Morial Conv. Center, rm. 283 WHERE SHADOWS DANCE A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery ELLIS AVERY 10:30–12:00 pm Author of THE LAST NUDE ALTAFF panel: 10:30–2:00 pm GLBT Stonewall Book Awards BrunchELAINE VIETS Mystery and Horror @ your library The Loews New Orleans, 300 Poydras St., Louisiana IAuthor of Ernest N. Morial Conv. Center, rm. 268 signing to follow****PUMPED FOR MURDER 1:00–2:00 pmA Dead-End Job Mystery Penguin booth #14221:00–2:00 pmPenguin booth #1422 C. J. CHERRYH Author of BETRAYER REBECCA MAKKAI 10:30–11:30 pm Author of ALA Speaker SeriesNALINI SINGH THE BORROWER Science Fiction/Fantasy PanelAuthor of KISS OF SNOW 12:00–1:00 pm Ernest N. Morial Conv. Center,A Psy-Changeling Novel Penguin booth #1422 Auditorium B2:00–2:30 pm 1:30–3:30 pmLIVE! @ your library Reading Stage* ALTAFF panel: First Author, First Book2:30–3:30 pmPenguin booth #1422 Ernest N. Morial Conv. Center, rm. 269 ELEANOR BROWN Author of THE WEIRD SISTERS 12:00–12:30 pm *LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage can be found at MIRANDA JAMES LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage* #1354 in the exhibit hall Author of 12:30–1:30 pm CLASSIFIED AS MURDER Penguin Booth #1422 **For tickets for this event visit www.literarytastes.com A Cat in the Stacks Mystery 2:00–4:00 pm ***For tickets for this event visit the Penguin or ALTAFF 3:30–4:30 pm ALTAFF Author Tea*** booths Penguin booth #1422 Ernest N. Morial Conv. Center, rms. 293-296 ****For tickets for this event visit the Penguin boothP E N G U I N G RO U P ( U S A )
Page 16 • Cognotes Friday, June 24, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSSession Presenters Invite Job Seekers, Job Changers,Skill Refreshers to the JobLIST Placement Center If you are looking for employment, Topics will include handling inter- 1:30–3:00 p.m. Hunting Strategies to Land thethinking about changing jobs, or just view logistics and arrangements, How to be Successful When Search- Job You Really Wantneed to refresh your job search skills, preparing for search committee and ing for Academic Library Posi- Are you planning a job change?you will want to attend the workshops hiring officer questions, how to ap- tions—An Insider’s Perspective Anticipating layoffs at your library?being held in the ALA JobLIST Place- proach doing a presentation, devel- An ARL recruiter will provide a Looking for your first library position?ment Center. The center will be open oping a set of questions for you to review of the selection process. He will Been in the job market for a while?Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 ask in the interview, how to inquire give specific pointers for those seeking Trying to help your library users withp.m., and will be located in Hall J of about the hiring process and timeline their first or next position in an aca- their job hunts? Learn practical tipsthe Morial Convention Center. Ev- as well as what to expect from the demic library and will present infor- about how to deal with job-hunting in aeryone is welcome to attend any of interview. This interactive session is mation that is useful for anyone–even depressed economy. Topics include com-the sessions and registration is not designed to allow time for questions for those who are not in an academic mon career and job-hunting mistakes,required and appointments are not from participants. environment. Come prepared to get financial realities, re-negotiating thenecessary. your questions about the hiring process social contract with your family, when One copy of the new ALA Editions 12:00–1:30 p.m. answered. Leave with an understand- not to use a resume, why job-huntingpublication, A Librarian’s Guide to an Behavioral Style Interviewing: ing of how to navigate an academic is a sales campaign, why networkingUncertain Job Market will be given How to Respond to Interview hiring process. still works best in an electronic age, theaway at each of the sessions. Discount Questions that Move You to the importance of lifelong learning insidecoupons will also be distributed for at- Top of the Short List 3:30–5:00 p.m. and outside of a classroom, helping oth-tendees to purchase the publication in Feel free to bring your lunch to this Improving Your Odds: Great Job ers and why you need a team.the ALA Bookstore. lunch time session (we will provide the snacks). Stand out at your next inter-Special Sessions9:30–11:00 a.m. view with confident, experience-based responses to interview questions. Most NMRT Offering Resume ReviewWhat Interviewers are Really interviewees respond to questions Job hunting? Applying for a and will be available from 9:00 a.m.Looking for in Successful Candi- with broad, hypothetical answers. promotion? Just want to get your –5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.dates Employers really want to know who resume in shape? The NMRT Re- Resume reviewers are located in You’ve been invited for an inter- you are, not who you think you should sume Review Service is for you! the Placement Center which will beview and now it’s time to get ready! be. Rather than preparing a list of Librarians from all types of librar- in the Ernest N. Morial ConventionWhat do you need to do to prepare attributes and skills, learn how to ies, with various specializations Center, Hall J.yourself to ace the interview and select and deliver concrete examples have volunteered to help make your More information about thestand out from other candidates? from your past to support your claims. resume shine! service is available on the ResumeThis session will provide strategies Focus your answers on actual events Services are open to anyone at- Review Service wiki: http://nmrtrrs.designed to help candidates prepare to illustrate your positive work traits tending ALA ‘s Annual Conference wikispaces.com/themselves for an on-site interview. and give a picture of you in action. Choice Reviews Online www.cro2.org Visit Choice at LC Booth Schedule Booth # 2856 ALA Annual New Orleans Booth #1535 to June 24 – 27, 2011 see a demo of the new features on Choice Reviews Friday, June 24 5:30 Modern Marvels: The Library of Congress / featured Online and enter for a p.m. video from the History Channel chance to win an iPad! 6:30 And the Pursuit of Happiness (Maira Kalman) / a webcast from the Library of Congress Everyone who comes to Booth #1535 will receive a free Choice adhesive note-pad. Hurry to the Choice booth while supplies www.loc.gov/ala last!
NEW ORLEANS • Friday, June 24, 2011 Cognotes • Page 17Grant Opportunity Supports Public Discussions Of Community,Civility And Compassion, Saturday Program Offered The American Library Associa- tion of digital promotion tools, to film discussion programs, the Great timely and valuable information totion (ALA) and the Fetzer Institute support local audience recruitment. Stories CLUB, LIVE! @ your library support them in the creation of high-announced their collaboration on More information, including pro- and more. Recently, the ALA Public quality cultural programs for their“Building Common Ground: Discus- gramming resources and the online Programs Office developed www. communities. For more informationsions of Community, Civility and application, will be available in late ProgrammingLibrarian.org, an online about the ALA Public Programs Office,Compassion,” a multi-format discus- August, 2011 at the ALA Public Pro- resource center bringing librarians visit www.ala.org/publicprograms.sion program for public audiences. By grams Office website (www.ala.org/bringing adult audiences together inthe library for programs and events publicprograms). Attend a ProgrammingLibrarian.orgthat include reading, viewing, reflec-tion, discussion and civic engagement Saturday Morning Program Learn more about this upcoming Demo, Enter to Win Free Booksinitiatives, this grant opportunity will grant opportunity and resources for The ALA Public Programs Of- featured on the LIVE! Stage includesupport public libraries as they strive public libraries to begin building a fice will present demonstrations Mark Doty, Daniel Handler, Tayarito enhance the quality of life and competitive application at a confer- of ProgrammingLibrarian.org, an Jones, R. Zamora Lindmark, Nalinilearning in their communities. ence program, Building Common online resource center for all things Singh and more. To view a full listing Following a competitive application Ground: Discussions of Commu- related to creating cultural com- of authors and poets to appear on theprocess, 30 public libraries around the nity, Civility and Compassion in the munity programs for the library. LIVE! Stage, visit the ALA Publiccountry will be selected to host this Public Libraryto be held Saturday, Informal, interactive presentations Programs Office Booth, #1354.program, which consists of a series of 8:00–10:00 a.m. in the Morial Conven- will be held at 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. Designed for librarians who planfour to eight events to be held between tion Center, Room 338. During this Saturday and Sunday, and at 1:00 and present cultural programs andFebruary 1, 2012 and November 30, session, representatives from ALA p.m. on Monday June 27 in the events, ProgrammingLibrarian.2012. The selected libraries will re- will present more information about ALA Public Programs Office Booth org is both a resource center and aceive: the kinds of programs supported by (#1354) in the Exhibits Hall. community of librarians committed• A $2,500 grant to support program- this grant opportunity as well as All conference-goers who attend to bringing increased access to lit- related expenses. potential program models to support one of the ProgrammingLibrarian. erature, music, contemporary issues,• Access to program models and discussions of community, civility and org presentations will be entered art, history, poetry, scholars, writers templates, including recommended compassion in the public library. in a drawing to receive copies of and musicians to their communities. reading and viewing lists, discus- The ALA Public Programs Office the latest works of some of the au- Development of ProgrammingLib- sion facilitation guides, video shorts promotes cultural and community thors and poets to be featured on rarian.org is funded by a grant from and more. programming as an essential part of the LIVE! @ your library Reading the Institute of Museum and Library• Access to a series of online, profes- library service in all types and sizes Stage, presented by the ALA Public Service. sional development and project of libraries. Successful library pro- Programs Office. One set of books For more information on the ALA resource sessions. gramming initiatives have included will be awarded Saturday, Sunday Public Programs Office, visit www.• Promotional materials, including Let’s Talk About It reading and dis- and Monday. Authors and poets to be ala.org/publicprograms. posters, bookmarks, and a selec- cussion series, traveling exhibitions, library users suffer incomplete, inconsistent access to your valuable online content and services. the only service to pinpoint, track, and ease those problems as they occur - every day.
Page 18 • Cognotes Friday, June 24, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSCulture, Art and Food all Await in New OrleansT he first operas in America were performed in New Orleans in the 1790s, when the Spanish-styletownhouses of the French Quarterand the exquisite Greek Revival man-sions of the Garden District were built.Restaurants offered foods of manycultures, as well as the distinct Cajunand Creole cuisines. Ante-bellum NewOrleans was the musical hotbed ofthe nation, and artists and craftsmenfrom around the globe immigrated tothe vibrant port. Visitors of all classesenjoyed the luxuries, and perhaps thedecadences, of “the city that care for-got.” Residents reveled in cultural andrecreational opportunities far beyondwhat most cities of New Orleans’ sizecould offer. New Orleans was the cul-tural capital of the South. Today, New Orleans is undergoinga creative renaissance and reclaiming The famed Bourbon Street in the Various parks adorn the city of New Orleans. Audubon Park is located in thethat title. The city boasts world-class French Quarter. Uptown neighborhood and sits on land that was purchased by the city in 1871.museums, including Smithsonian restoration and gentrification. It is bordered on one side by the Mississippi River and on the other by St. Charlesaffiliates The National World War II Tropical in climate, lush in setting, Avenue. The park is named in honor of artist and naturalist John James Audubon,Museum (Where this year’s ALA/Pro- exotic in architecture and sensual in who began living in New Orleans in 1821.quest Scholarship Bash will be held on atmosphere, New Orleans is still aSaturday) and the Ogden Museum of worldly, yet richly creative environ- The Grill Room, Palace Cafe, Lilette, Cafe du Monde, Muriel’s, Tujague’s,Southern Art. Artist studios and galler- ment like no other. Over 1,000 restau- Brigsten’s, K-Paul’s, Cuvee, NOLA, Tommy’s and Pascal’s Manale areies line the streets of the French Quar- rants are open in New Orleans. This Bourbon House, Broussard’s, Mr. B’s also ready for visitors.ter/Marigny, Warehouse/Arts District includes most of the city’s culinary Bistro and Antoine’s. You’ll find famed classic French,and Magazine Street. Performing arts treasures, including such renowned In addition, many of the city’s fa- Italian and Spanish restaurants thatgroups, their shows, and the venues restaurants as Galatoire’s, Emeril’s, vorite neighborhood hotspots such as remain unceasingly faithful to theirthat host them speckle the map. All Arnaud’s, Commander’s Palace, Emer- Mother’s, Casamento’s, Ralph’s on the roots. You’ll also find some of the in-around the city, historic neighborhoods il’s Delmonico, Bayona, Herbsaint, Park, Clancy’s, Jacques-Imo’s, Upper- dustry’s brightest and most innovativeare being revitalized by architectural Restaurant August, G.W. Fin’s, Bacco, line, Acme Oyster House, Gumbo Shop, rising stars, serving their own unique versions of what is collectively known as New Orleans Fusion. And of course, you’ll be tempted at every turn by New Orleans’ signature Cajun and Creole dishes. While exploring New Orleans’ culinary wonders, don’t forget the surprising selection of other exotic cuisines, including exceptional Latin, Mediterranean and Asian variations that make their own delicious contribu- tions to this gourmet’s paradise. Choose Your Own When the sun goes down, New Orleans comes alive with a magical energy all its own. New Orleans’ night- life is back in full force and continuing to earn its legendary status—a diverse Adventure offering full of music, color, flavor, fun and excitement. This city never sleeps and gives you an unmatched range of reasons to stay awake with it. New Orleans nightlife is the neon, noise and revelry of Bourbon Street; but it is also the shadows of moonlit • Top-Ranked Master of Library and Information Science couples walking hand-in-hand along the Mississippi. It’s the abandon of red- hot live music and the gratification of • Post-MLIS Certificates and Courses all-night coffee and beignets. It’s beer, bands and bowling—all together, all • PhD in Communication, Information and Library Studies night long. It’s the clinking of chips, and ringing of the slots at world-class casinos. It’s unforgettable performanc- • Bachelor of Information Technology and Informatics es—from street music to opera, comedy to cabaret, and cinema to theater. It’s just about anything you can • Accelerated Non-Credit Training imagine and many more things you can’t. Wild and unbridled or relaxed and subdued, nights in New Or- Courses available at the New Brunswick campus and online. leans will always be unforgettable. Visit the New Orleans Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website at http:// Department of Library and Information Science at Rutgers iSchool www.neworleanscvb.com comminfo.rutgers.edu • 732-932-7500 • email@example.com Courtesy of New Orleans Convention and Visitor Bureau Cognotes_ALA_Ad v2.indd 1 5/20/11 4:51:08 PM
Sunday, June 26th MONday, June 27th 8:00 am – 10:30 am 10:00 am – 11:30 am 2:00 pm – 4:00 pmRUSA Literary Tastes Breakfast AAP EDITORS’ BUZZ PROGRAM featuring Sophie Brody Medal winner hosted by Nancy PearlJudith Shulevitz, THE SABBATH WORLD William Thomas, Senior Vice President, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, (Random House) Doubleday will present THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern & THE DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC: A Tale of Medicine, Madness, ALTAFF Gala Author Tea and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard. hosted by Karin Slaughter, FALLEN (Delacorte Press) Convention Center Room 392 and featuring Amanda Kyle Williams, THE STRANGER YOU SEEK (Bantam) 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm BCALA Literary Awards Ceremony featuring Wilbert Rideau, ALA Cookbook Pavilion BCALA IN THE PLACE OF JUSTICE: featuring Martha Hall Foose Membership Meeting A Story of Punishment and Deliverance A SOUTHERLY COURSE featuring Harriet A. Washington (Vintage) (Clarkson Potter) DEADLY MONOPOLIES Exhibit Hall Aisle 3000 (Doubleday)
Page 20 • Cognotes Friday, June 24, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSSaturday Morning Washington Office Update to FocusOn Accessibility Initiative, Disaster Preparedness Tips Last year, efforts by Sen. Jack Reed public health and safety. MCC-Room 277, will include a portion braries will be presented.(D-RI) resulted in a change to Fed- Emily Sheketoff, executive director titled “E-Gov: Disaster Preparedness” This demo will help librarians learneral Emergency Management Agency of the ALA Washington Office, said to help librarians be prepared for natu- more about an effort to build accessibil-(FEMA) policy so libraries were official- this made official what libraries were ral disasters, including how libraries ity and usability directly into the cloudly designated as temporary relocation already doing. can support emergency teams in times and ICT infrastructure to allow anyonefacilities during major disasters and “In times of disaster, libraries strive of disaster. to encounter any information or com-emergencies under the FEMA Public to ensure the public has access to the Speakers include Rebecca Hamilton, munication technology (or any deviceAssistance Program. resources and services they need, but state librarian of Louisiana; Shan- with an electronic interface) anywhere Section 403 of the Stafford Act now prior to this policy change libraries non Aymami, interim library director and be able to have it instantly andauthorizes FEMA to provide federal were not specifically included in the for New Orleans Public Library; and automatically change into a form theyassistance to meet immediate threats list of eligible public facilities,” Shek- Katherine Zeringue, environmental can understand and use.to life and property resulting from a etoff said. liaison officer for the Federal Emer-major disaster. According to the provi- In light of this change to FEMA gency Management Agency (FEMA)sion, the act allows for the provision policy and the recent surge in natural Louisiana Recovery Office. Christopher M.of temporary facilities for schools andother essential community services, disasters that have affected many parts of the country, the ALA Wash- Prior to this portion of the pro- gram, the “Demo of the Global Public Finan Receives thewhen it is related to saving lives and ington Office Update, to be held on Inclusive Infrastructure” to address 2011 FTRF Roll ofprotecting and preserving property or Saturday from 8:00–10:00 a.m. in accessibility solutions for public li- Honor Award Christopher M. Finan, presi- dent of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), longtime member of the Media Coalition and member and chair of the board of the Na- tional Coalition Against Censor- ship, is the recipient of the 2011 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Award. The award will be presented tonight at the Opening General Session, 4:00–5:15 p.m. in the Morial Convention Center Au- ditorium. Finan’s distinguished career involves both study and activism on behalf of the freedom to read. His work on behalf of free speech The Campaign 3M LIBRARY SYSTEMS LSSI (LIBRARY SYSTEMS & SERVICES LLC) began in 1982 when he joined the Media Coalition as coordina- for Americas BAKER & TAYLOR MARSHALL CAVENDISH tor. He joined ABFFE in 1998. As President of ABFFE and member BOUND TO STAY BOUND BOOKS MERGENT, INC. Libraries would BOWKER MORNINGSTAR of a number of free speech advo- cacy groups, Finan has worked on a host of First Amendment issues, like to thank BRODART COMPANY NEAL-SCHUMAN FOUNDATION including federal, state and local legislation and litigation. He has ALAs 2010-2011 BWI/FOLLETT LIBRARY RESOURCES OCLC ONLINE COMPUTER LIBRARY CENTER been particularly active in fight- ing state “harmful to minors” Library Champions. 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To learn how you can GALE, PART OF CENGAGE LEARNING of the Fight for Free Speech in SISTERS IN CRIME America (Beacon, 2008), received become a Library Champion and GAYLORD BROS., INC. SPRINGER the Intellectual Freedom Round help ALA speak up and speak HIGHSMITH Table’s Eli M. Oboler Memorial STANDARD & POOR’S Award in 2008. out for libraries, please contact H.W. WILSON COMPANY The Freedom to Read Foun- SWETS dation Roll of Honor was estab- the ALA Development Office, at INGRAM LIBRARY SERVICES INC. lished in 1987 to recognize and THOMSON REUTERS honor those individuals who 800.545.2433 ext. 5050 or via INNOVATIVE INTERFACES VERIZON FOUNDATION have contributed substantially LEXISNEXIS to FTRF through adherence to email at firstname.lastname@example.org. its principles and/or substantial VTLS, INC. THE LIBRARY CORPORATION monetary support. WORLD BOOK, INC.
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Page 22 • Cognotes Friday, June 24, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSSaturday Discussion GroupsASCL A Discussion Groups of Reference and User Services As- All Annual Conference partici- sociation (RUSA’s) many discussionpants are invited to participate in forums being held throughout thediscussion groups offered by the Annual Conference.Association of Specialized and Coop- BRASS Business Reference Ser-erative Library Agencies (ASCLA). vices Discussion Group, Saturday, Collaborative Digitization Dis- 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., MAR-Lacussion Group, Saturday, 4:00 –5:30 Galerie 1p.m., DOUB-Crescent B. “Librari- CODES Hot Topics Discussionanship and Traditional Cultural Group, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00Expressions,” a set of principles p.m., HIL-Trafalgardeveloped by a workgroup led by the HS Genealogy and Local HistoryALA Office for Information Technol- Discussion Group, Saturday, 10:30ogy Policy. a.m. – 12:00 p.m., DOUB-Crescent A General State Library Consul- MARS Hot Topics Discussiontants’ Discussion Group, Saturday, Forum: How Are We Measuring Up?4:00-5:30 p.m., HIL-Burgundy. All Using New Technology to Schedule,librarians who function as consul- Standardize and Assess Referencetants at their state library agency Services, Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–are welcome, and state librarians 12:00 p.m., DOUB-Madewood A “Welcome” in six languages greets Jerk Sintorn, director Axiell Bibliotek,interested in participating are also MARS Virtual Reference Discus- Sweden, at the International Visitors Center in the lobby of the Ernest Morialwelcome. sion Forum: Where Virtual Refer- Convention Center Thursday morning. ILEX Consutants Discussion ence Meets the Road, Saturday,Forum, Saturday, 4:00–5:30 p.m., 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., EMB-Jean Lafitte 4W-Studio 56. New and experiencedconsultants can bring their ques- RSS Catalog Use Discussion Forum, Saturday, 4:00–5:30 p.m., APALA Organizes Versaillestions and experiences to this infor-mation discussion forum. LOEWS-LaFourche STARS Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Village Bus Tour and Luncheon Discussion Group, Saturday, 10:30 New Orleans has a sizable and The tour will be led by Minh ThanhRUSA Discussion Forums a.m.–12:00 p.m., LOEWS-Louisiana vibrant Vietnamese community that Nguyen, one of the main organizers. Interested in connecting with col- II began in the mid 1970’s. However, Presently, he is the Executive Direc-leagues about the latest challenges STARS Hot Topics Discussion everything changed after Hurricane tor of the Vietnamese American Youngand solutions in the reference and Group, Saturday, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Katrina and the BP Oil Spill as the Leaders Association (VAYLA) of Newadult services field? Drop into one LOEWS-Louisiana II community was displaced, jobs were Orleans. The tour will begin with a lost and everyday life was disrupted. lunch stop at a local Vietnamese Res- The community of Versailles has orga- taurant in Versailles. nized and now is in the process of re- Those who wish to take part in this building. Their struggles and triumphs tour are asked to arrive 15 minutes were captured in the documentary “A prior to departure time today at 11:30 We’ll help you get the most Village Called Versailles.” a.m (sharp)! Pick up and return will Attendees at the 2011 Annual Con- be at the W Hotel, 333 Poydras Street. out of CLASS WEB and ference are able to see first-hand the Reservations may be emailed to Gary resilience of this community on a guided Colmenar at email@example.com. tour today through New Orleans East edu. The tour cost is $30.00 and lunch CATALOGER’S DESKTOP that includes various sites, including non-profit organizations, the intercul- is not included in price of the tour. Pay online from the APALA website, and you get a FREE TOTE! tural charter school, youth community center, the future urban farm, and New http://www.apalaweb.org. Proceeds from the tour will be donated to the Orleans East library (under construc- local community agencies hosting tion), the Bayou Sauvage National the tour. Attend one of our six presentations Wildlife Refuge, and the landfill site For more information please contact S a t u r d a y, S u n d a y o r M o n d a y a n d l e a r n that became a rallying point for the Gary Colmenar, colmenar@library. how to flex your cataloging muscles in community. ucsb.edu / 619 417.9800. just 30 minutes. Our expert catalogers Jazz up Your Conference with Carolyn Forsman will provide tips, show shortcuts and answer your questions. 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NEW ORLEANS • Friday, June 24, 2011 Cognotes • Page 23Must-attend Program to Tackle E-books,Increasing Impact on Library Services Over the past two years e-books • Addressing e-book devices, includ-have become an important—but con- ing technical support;troversial—part of library services. • Highlighting a successful library “The Future is Now! E-books and e-book program; and,Their Increasing Impact on Library • Exploring the relationships betweenServices” to be held on Saturday from publishers and libraries.4:00–5:30 p.m. in MCC-Room 392 will Presenters will include Tom Pe-focus on the increasing significance of ters, CEO of TAP Information Ser-e-books and their impact on libraries. vices; Chris Harris, coordinator of During the program, which is hosted School Library Systems, Geneseeby the ALA Office for Information Valley BOCES; Jamie LaRue, direc-Technology Policy’s E-book Task Force, tor, Douglas County (CO) Libraries;speakers will focus the following: and Peter Brantley, director of the• Providing an overview of the current Bookserver Project for the Internet e-book landscape; Archive. Department of Commerce Officials to Discuss Libraries’ Growing Economic Role Beth Cook, left, and Barbara Perron smile as they prepare Annual Conference Libraries are playing an impor- national workforce development. program and exhibit directories for pick up by ALA Annual Conference tant role in the economic recovery by Join Laura Breeden, program attendees. providing job readiness training, job- director for Public Computing and hunting and resume-writing support, Broadband Adoption, and Gwenn and workshops for entrepreneurs. Weaver, federal program officer, Intellectual Freedom 101: It will Rock Your World! The ALA Office for Information for an in-depth discussion about Are you new to librarianship? To You’ll get all the details on the IF pro- Technology Policy’s program “BTOP how the Broadband Technology annual conference? To the fast-paced, grams planned for this conference and and Libraries: Spotlight on Work- Opportunities Program (BTOP) at exciting world of intellectual freedom? beyond (for example: Banned Books force” to be held on Saturday from the U.S. Department of Commerce Whether you are or not, you should Week)! And most importantly, you’ll 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. in MCC-Room is working with libraries and other definitely attend the Intellectual Free- find out how you can get involved in, 284. The session offers a chance to federal programs to strengthen and dom 101 session today, 1:00– 2:00 p.m. dare we say it, the sexiest part of the hear from two U.S. Department of leverage the library’s role in grow- in Room 243 of the Convention Center. library world—intellectual freedom! Commerce officials who are work- ing the economy and putting people Why? You’ll get to meet and hear Come one, come all (at least, all ing to maximize libraries more in back to work. from some of the leaders of the vari- that will fit in the room, based on fire ous ALA intellectual freedom groups! safety regulations)! YOUR BEST RESEARCH The eBook Lending Service of Your Dreams STARTS HERE is finally here ! 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Page 24 • Cognotes Friday, June 24, 2011 • NEW ORLEANS Reclaiming Literacy in the Digital Age Thank You To Our Sponsors Libraries of all types have literacy, Age,” a program hosted by the Office its promotion, and its advancement at for Information Technology (OITP) to ALA is proud to acknowledge the following the core of their mission. As informa- held on Saturday from 1:30–3:30 p.m. organizations for their generous support tion resources are found increasingly in MCC-Room 275. online, literacy has expanded beyond Renee Hobbs, a professor in the of the Annual Conference. print to encompass information liter- School of Communications and The- Diamond Sponsors Speaker Sponsors acy, media literacy and, most recently, ater at Temple University digital literacy. How are libraries re- and founder of the Media Education Abrams Books sponding to the “new” literacy? How Lab, will keynote. Gale, Cengage Learning Shuttle Buses ALA Office For Intellectual will the role of libraries be developed Respondents will be Stacey Aldrich, Freedom and strengthened in the evolving digi- State Librarian of California; Michael Proquest CSA tal literacy “ecosystem”? Borges, Director, New York Library Scholarship Bash ALA Office For Literacy and Outreach Services Panelists will tackle these topics Association; Kevin Cherry, Senior and engage the audience in discussion Program Officer, Institute of Museum Ruby Sponsors Amulet Books during “Reclaiming Literacy in Digital and Library Services. Baker & Taylor Boopsie ALA Mobile DAW Credo Reference Dutton Books AASL to Announce 2011 Best Websites Convention Center Wi-Fi Harpercollins Publishers Elsevier Penguin Young Readers for Teaching Learning on Sunday Internet Cafes Simon & Schuster The American Association of tion. They are free, web-based sites ReadHowYouWant School Librarians (AASL) will an- that are user friendly and encour- Social Responsibilities nounce the 2011 Top 25 Websites age a community of learners to Accessible Final Program Round Table for Teaching and Learning at a explore and discover. Join the “Best School Library Journal/ TOR meeting Sunday afternoon. Websites for Teaching and Learn- Library Journal In its third year, the list of web- ing” Committee on Sunday, June ActionAd Coupon Booklet UC Press sites honors the top 25 Internet 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the Morial Con- Combined Book Exhibit Video Round Table sites for enhancing learning and vention Center Room 275 for the W.W. Norton curriculum development for school announcement and an informative librarians and their teacher col- session on this year’s winners! For information of sponsorship opportunities at laborators. Best websites foster the For more information and a list of future events contact Paul Graller at qualities of innovation, creativity, previous years’ winners, please see email@example.com or 312-280-3219. active participation, and collabora- www.ala.org/aasl/bestlist. ALA 2011 Annual Virtual Conference Are you enjoying ALA Annual and feel ready for more? Here’s the perfect opportunity for you as well as for your colleagues who couldn’t make it to New Orleans—the best bargain in library continuing education today! ALA Virtual Conference—cost-effective professional development right at your fingertips—offers � Daily keynote speakers (danah boyd, July 13, David Lankes, July 14) � 11 interactive one-hour Web sessions on transformation in libraries of all types http://www.facebook.com/event � Author Talks moderated by Booklist editors .php?eid=180315685330088 � Creative and practical solutions as you interact with speakers and fellow attendees All for only $69.00 (individual registration) or $300.00 for up to 15 IP addresses so you can share among employees, branches, and departments. And you get access to the archive once the event is over! http://twitter.com/alaannual Bonus for ALA Annual Conference 2011 full registrants—free access to the archive whether or not you sign up for Track the tag #ALA11 the Virtual Conference. You’ll receive access instructions as soon as the archive is avaiable. More information, including session details as they become available, on the ALA Virtual Conference webpage at http://www.alavirtualconference.org/ Attend individually or with a group and be on your way to a complete in-depth conference delivered right to your computer! ALAAmericanLibraryAssociation
NEW ORLEANS • Friday, June 24, 2011 Cognotes • Page 25Exhibits Mango Languages ...................... 816D Nature Publishing Group .......... 816K Now Showing @ ALA budget, “GLOW” is now seeking ALA member support to spread the word» from page 1 Scribd, Inc. ...................................816J » from page 1 and help get the series picked up by asthe library of the Millennium. Your ALA SirsiDynix ...................................816H must deal with their parents’ mis- many PBS stations across the countryExhibitors are eager to discuss how they Tech Logic ................................... 816M guided attempts to have them bond. as possible.can help make your library even better. Third Iron .................................... 816B The film is based on the bestselling At 6:00 p.m. see “The Most Dan-From virtual libraries to mobile book- Tutor.com ..................................... 816C book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick gerous Man in America: Daniel Ells-stacking systems to premium quality World Bank Publications ........... 816P Rules by Jeff Kinney. There are over berg and the Pentagon Papers.” Thelibrary furniture, the exhibits are your Make plans to visit these sold-out 50 million Diary of a Wimpy Kid books full-length 2010 Oscar-nominatedone stop shopping for all of your library pavilions in New Orleans! in print around the world. Jeff Kinney documentary is being shown withinneeds. Join us to explore the latest in- will be speaking at 10:30 a.m. in Au- the fortieth anniversary of the ten-daynovation available to your library. What’s Cooking @ AL A ditorium B of the Morial Convention period during which Ellsberg and his Two new pavilions on the show floor The “What’s Cooking @ ALA” Cook- Center immediately following the film. wife simultaneously went into hidingwill also attract librarians looking ing stage will showcase a variety of Please join us! and disseminated the Pentagon Papersto interact with artists and illustra- chefs and authors. Chefs will be heat- At 12:00 p.m. Saturday, come see to various publishers including thetors, and those wanting to find new ing up the exhibit floor with fantastic “Fraggle Rock.” Dance your cares away New York Times and the Washingtonmobile apps for their displays of the latest as Archaia Entertainment and The Jim Post. The Pentagon Papers played anlibraries. cookbooks. Chefs will Henson Company present a selection of enormous role in turning the tide of be there every day to episodes from the classic 1980’s televi- public opinion on the Vietnam War.Artist Alley Your ALA prepare the hottest sion series, “Fraggle Rock”! Join us as It was the Nixon administration that Artists and illus- Exhibitors are recipes and to au- we follow the adventures of Red, Gobo, dubbed Daniel Ellsberg The Mosttrators are partici- tograph their latest Wembley, Mokey and Boober as they Dangerous Man in America. Ellsberg eager to discusspating in this new books. The “What’s play, laugh, sing and learn valuable is also a speaker during this year’spavilion. Along the how they can help Cooking @ ALA” life lessons at the same time. Be sure auditorium series. Panel discussionlines of the Graphic make your library Cooking Stage is lo- to stop by the Archaia Entertainment afterward, time permitting.Novel/Gaming pavil- even better. From cated in the Exhibit booth (#1654) for free copies of Fraggle Saturday, June 25th, at 8:00 p.m.ion which has been virtual libraries Hall at the back of Rock comics and discounted copies of ALSC Presents “Library of the Earlya destination for li- to mobile book- aisle 3000. Presenta- Fraggle Rock graphic novels—perfect Mind.” This documentary film is anbrarians for over five tions begin Saturday publications for the all ages section in exploration of the art and impact of stacking systems toyears, this new pavil- morning and con- your library. children’s literature on our kids, ourion allows librarians premium quality tinue into Monday. Then at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, relax culture, and ourselves. From the firstto meet face to face library furniture, while viewing “The Lila Acheson stories we hear told to us to thosewith artists and il- the exhibits are Graphic Novel, Wallace Library at The Juilliard childhood heroes that stay with us alustrators who create your one stop shop- Pop Top Stages School.” “Great Libraries of the World” lifetime, the impact on our culture runscomics, games, and ping for all of your Located in the [“GLOW”] is a new PBS television se- deeper than what we might expect.graphic novels. Art- Graphic Novel/ Gam- ries devoted to libraries. Each episode “No one suspects the children’s writer,” library needs.ists are encouraged ing Pavilion at the is told in the words of library staff says author and illustrator Mo Wil-to bring a variety of back of the 1600 aisle, and users, and each includes topical lems, a former ‘Sesame Street’ writer.materials to display, the Graphic Novel and surprising insights into the ways The film features nearly 40 prominentdistribute for free and Stage will feature libraries serve their constituents. Meet authors and illustrators talking aboutto sell. discussions and presentations on the Host and Producer of the series, ALA their work, its genesis and its impact. Participants in the Artist Alley graphic novel. Be present for auto- member Czeslaw Jan Grycz, as he A panel discussion with film producerinclude: graphs, the Artist Alley and giveaways! introduces a screening of one of the Ted Delaney will directly follow theAlexis Fajardo ..............................1653 The PopTop Stage will focus on li- recently-released episodes focusing film.Ben Hatke ....................................1768 brarian favorites including: Mystery, on The Lila Acheson Wallace Library Film presentations continue onCarla Speed McNeil.....................1651 Sci-Fi/ Fantasy and Storytelling. The at The Juilliard School in New York. Sunday and Monday with all presen-Chris Schweizer ...........................1649 PopTop Stage will feature readings, This well-received episode includes a tations held in Auditorium C. VisitDarren Gendron...........................1669 discussions, presentations and per- segment on the Juilliard’s fabulous http://www.alaannual.org/content/Dave Roman & formances. The PopTop Stage will be composer Manuscript Collection. Hav- now-showing-ala-film-program, for Raina Telgemeier ......................1665 located at the end of the 3300 aisle on ing produced a half dozen acclaimed updated schedules and other programDavid Hutchison ..........................1661 the Exhibits Floor. episodes on an amazingly modest information.Eric Wight ....................................1655Jim Ottaviani ...............................1667Rod Espinosa................................1659Ryan Sias......................................1663 FILM MOVEMENT PRESENTS...Shannon Eric Denton ..................1764Tara Tallan ...................................1657 AWARD WINNING FOREIGN & INDEPENDENT FILMSMobile Applications Pavilion CANNES SUNDANCE TORONTO BERLIN VENICE TRIBECA Librarians are working to reachtheir patrons on mobile devices. Thenew Mobile App Pavilion will bringvendors’ latest mobile technologies tothe exhibit floor. 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