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!