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  • 1. ALACognotes SAN DIEGO — 2011 MIDWINTER MEETING Saturday, January 8, 2011 Ted Danson to Keynote Highlights President’s Program Tomorrow A Today ctor, environmental Larry David’s “Curb Your activ ist and author Enthusiasm.” He is currently Sunrise Speaker Series Ted Danson, will serve in Alaska filming “Everybody 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. as keynote speaker for the Loves Whales” with Drew SDCC Ballroom 20D American Library Associa- Barrymore and John Krasin- tion’s President’s Program ski. In addition to winning Exhibits Open tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. in the 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 20D. Candidate’s Forum Danson’s versatility in both telev ision a nd f i lm 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. makes him one of the most SDCC Room 20AB accomplished and credible ALA President Roberta Stevens and Chair of the Exhibits actors today. From his feature Roundtable Gene Shimshock cut the ribbon to open the Exhibits Spotlight on Adult Literature film appearances in Joseph on Friday evening as the ALA Executive Board looks on. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Wambaugh’s “ T he On ion Exhibit Hall Field” in 1979 and Lawrence Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture K asdan’s “ Body Heat ” in 1981 to his starring role in Ted Danson Richard Rhodes to Keynote 12th 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. the television series “Cheers,” he has captivated worldwide two Emmys and three Golden Annual Arthur Curley Lecture J SDCC Ballroom 20D audiences with his equally Globe awards, Danson has ournalist, historian and tion and the Alfred P. Sloan sensational dramatic and been nominated for 12 Em- author Richard Rhodes Foundation. He has been a Postal Services Aisle 2800 comedic performances. mys, eight Golden Globes and will deliver the Arthur visiting scholar at Harvard 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Curley Memorial Lecture and MIT and a host and cor- Danson has most recently one SAG Award. starred in three critically In February 2009, Dan- today at 4:00 p.m. respondent for docu- Sunday acclaimed television shows: son testified before the U.S. in the San Diego mentaries on public FX’s legal drama “Damages,” Convention Center, television's “Front- Sunrise Speaker Series Ballroom 20D. line” and “American HBO’s “Bored to Death” and » see page 3 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. R h o d e s i s t he Experience” series. SDCC Ballroom 20D author or editor of An affiliate of the 22 books, including Center for Interna- Exhibits Open The Making of the tional Security and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Atomic Bomb, which Cooperation at Stan- won a Pulitzer Prize ford University, he Special Afternoon with in Nonfiction, a Na- lectures frequently tional Book Award to audiences in the Neil Gaiman and Nancy Pearl Richard Rhodes and a National Book (photo by Nancy Warner) United States and 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Critics Circle Award, abroad. SCDD Ballroom 20D and Dark Sun: The The Arthur Cur- Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, ley Lecture honors the late ALA President’s Program which was one of three final- Arthur Curley, past president 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. ists for a Pulitzer Prize in of the AL A (1994-95) and SDCC Ballroom 20 D History. director of the Boston Public Rhodes has received nu- Library (1985-96). Mr. Curley, Postal Services Aisle 2800 merous fellowships for re- who died in 1998, was a cham- 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. search and writing, including pion of the arts and believed The ALA/ERT Booklist Author Forum authors, from left to right, grants from the Ford Founda- that the library played a key Armistead Maupin, Susan Vreeland, David Levithan, and Stewart tion, the Guggenheim Founda- role in presenting the arts to O’Nan, gather backstage prior to their presentation. tion, the MacArthur Founda- the community. The Library Corporation PAC Bring this Solutions that Deliver coupon to TLC Booth #1031 for a chance to win a FREE KINDLE • 800.325.7759 • Visit Booth #1031
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Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Saturday, January 8, 2011 • Page 3 Danson In his new book, Oceana, Danson describes his journey as an environ- » from page 1 House Committee on Natural Re- mental activist, an odyssey that began with his joining a modest local protest Changes and Cancellations sources, urging Congress to protect in the mid-1980s, gained momentum Saturday the oceans and climate from the with his opposition to offshore oil threats of offshore drilling. drilling near his Southern California ALCTS Disc Forum, 8:00 a.m. SCDD Room 05 B, CANCELLED. nter Meeting are thrilled that Mr. Danson “We SAN DIEGO neighborhood and culminated with ALSC Great Interactive Software for Kids Committee Saturday, January will join us in San Diego, as libraries his current status as one of the world’s 8, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. (HILTON BAYFRONT/Sapphire 410) CANCELLED. play a critical role keeping the public most influential oceanic environmen- informed,” said ALA President Ro- tal spokesmen, testifying before con- GODORT Joint GIS/GODORT Leg. Mtg. Was HIL BAY Aqua 306B berta Stevens. “Libraries have a long- gressional committees in Washington, MOVED to SDCC 32 AB. standing commitment to free public D.C., addressing the World Trade YALSA Past President’s Lecture, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. SDCC Room 08, access to government information on Organization in Zurich, Switzerland CANCELLED. health and safety, which gives all of and helping found Oceana, the larg- us the tools to make good decisions for est organization in the world focused Sunday ourselves, families and communities.” solely on ocean conservation. ASCLA/COSLA Reception 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Manchester C Room of the Manchester Grand Hyatt. ALA Store Located in Exhibit Hall ALSC Great Interactive Software for Kids Committee Sunday, Janu- ary 9, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (HIL BAY/Sapphire 410) CHANGED to 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The ALA Store, offering all of ALA Store Hours your promotional and continuing The RUSA Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception 5:00 – 6:30 education needs at the 2011 Mid- Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. p.m. Manchester A/B Room Manchester Grand Hyatt. winter Meeting, will now be located Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the Exhibit Floor at booth 1940. Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. YALSA’s Past President’s Lecture Cancelled YALSA’s Past Presidents’ Lecture, scheduled for today from 4:00 – 5:30 Do You Know, OIF? p.m. has been cancelled due to a family illness. Past President Mary K. Chelton will not be able to attend the Midwinter Meeting, but will be The Office for Intellectual Freedom points of view on current and histori- recording a version of her speech, “ Roots and Branches: YA Beginnings was established December 1, 1967, cal issues. Materials should not be pro- and Horizons,” for YALSA’s website, to be posted later. with the charge of implementing scribed or removed because of partisan YALSA apologizes for the cancellation and sends its regards to Chelton ALA policies concerning the concept or doctrinal disapproval. and her family. of intellectual freedom as embodied III. Libraries should challenge in the Library Bill of Rights, the As- censorship in the fulfillment of their sociation’s basic policy on free access responsibility to provide information to libraries and library materials. and enlightenment. The goal of the office is to educate IV. Libraries should cooperate with librarians and the general public all persons and groups concerned with about the nature and importance of resisting abridgment of free expression Now extended to intellectual freedom in libraries. and free access to ideas. include humanities The Library Bill of Rights The American Library Association V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged be- Discover… journals affirms that all libraries are forums cause of origin, age, background, or for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services. views. VI. Libraries that make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available MORE OpenChoice I. Books and other library resources to the public they serve should make should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of such facilities available on an equi- table basis, regardless of the beliefs Giving more choice in how you all people of the community the li- brary serves. Materials should not be or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use. search, access and archive. excluded because of the origin, back- Adopted June 19, 1939, by the ALA ground, or views of those contributing Council; amended October 14, 1944; to their creation. June 18, 1948; February 2, 1961; June Maney’s hybrid open access service has II. Libraries should provide mate- 27, 1967; January 23, 1980; inclusion rials and information presenting all of “age” reaffirmed January 23, 1996. been extended to include our extensive list of humanities journals. Cognotes For further information about how Published five times annually in conjunction with the ALA Midwinter MORE OpenChoice can benefit you, please Meeting, and six times annually in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference ISBN: 0738-4319 Volume 2011, Issue 2 visit our stand (no. 2250) during ALA. Reporters Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr. The Library of Congress Brad Martin LAC Group, New York, NY Stacy Voeller Minnesota State University, Moorhead Managing Editor Deb Nerud Vernon Photography Curtis Compton Production Jenn Waters, CustomNEWS, Inc.
  • 4. Page 4 • Saturday, January 8, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO 2011 Midwin A pair of birds watch the conference activity from their perch on a bird of paradise plant at the San Diego Convention Center. Librarian Karen Schneider, Holy Names University, Oakland, CA, receives her ALA bag and materials at registration from Dan Hunton on Friday morning. Library student Catherine Hong, San Jose State University School of Library & Information Science, The architecture of the San Diego Convention Center, designed by Canadian architect Arthur takes advantage of the weather to look over her Erickson, creates an interesting graphic pattern as an ALA attendee descends a lobby escalator. meeting guide. ALA attendees make connections in the new Networking Uncommons space. Leah Ayers, Vestavia Hills, Ala., participates with Project Team A in the Emerging Leaders Workshop.
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  • 6. Page 6 • Saturday, January 8, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Today’s Author Signings 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. All the Seasons of the Year 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Abrams, #1910 ABC Clio, #2628 Penguin Group, #1917 Wiley, #1540 Lisa Hendrix Marissa Moss Megan Perez Wally Wang Immortal Champion Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of The New Graduate Experience Microsoft Office 2010 For Dummies Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 2011 Midwin Flux Books, #2216 11:00 a.m. Midnight Ink, #2216 9:30 a.m. Sarah Stevens PopTop Stage, #700 Sue Ann Jaffarian Oxford University Press, #1517 Latte Rebellion Sue Ann Jaffarian Murder in Vein Meet the Chief Editor of the Oxford Murder in Vein English Dictionary Sourcebooks, #1353 1:00 p.m. Kristi Yamaguchi 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Kane/ Miller, #1910 10:00 a.m. Dream Big, Little Pig! Abrams, #1910 Frances M. Wood MacMillan, #2026 Lauren Myracle When Molly Was a Harvey Girl Kelli Stanley 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Shine City of Dragons Reflections Publishing, #751 Martin Pearl Publishing Kid Illustrator: Kiana Aryan - 7th Wiley, #1540 2155 John A. McKinsey 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. grader at Carmel Valley Middle School Matt Krantz The Lincoln Street Abrams, #1910 The Real Beauty Investing Online For Dummies 6th Edition Deb Rose 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Wiley, #1540 Peter Economy Writing Fiction For Dummies 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Gamadin, #718 Tom Kirkbride Book I - Gamadin: Word of Honor, Book II - Gamadin: Mons, Book III - Gamadin: Distant Suns 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Midwest Tape, #1311 Helen Thorpe Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America (Audiobook) 2:00 p.m. Workman Publishing Company, # 1810 Richard Louv The Nature Principle Oxford University Press, #1517 Meet the Chief Editor Oxford Bibliogra- phies Online: Communication The Oxford English Dictionary 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Abrams, #910 David Diaz Frida Flux Books, #2216 Brent Hartinger Shadow Walkers ABC Clio, #2628 Janice Gilmore Simply Indespensible » see page 8 Cognotes Looking for Reporters Cognotes is looking for dedi- cated individuals who will be attending Annual Conference to join the Cognotes reporting staff. If interested please send your name and a writing sample to Managing Editor, Deb Nerud Vernon at Those who are chosen for the Cognotes committee will receive a paid registration for the conference.
  • 7. nter Meeting SAN DIEGO DISCOVER what’S nExt. THE NEW WEB OF KNOWLEDGE: COMING THIS SPRING. LEARN MORE AT BOOTH #2225. ExplORE ThE “bIg EASY” On US ARE YOU A QUIZ MASTER? Attend any of our in-booth presentations and you’ll be entered into our grand Stop by booth #2225 to test your prize drawing for a $1,000 travel voucher for the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition knowledge and win fun prizes — in New Orleans. Visit booth #2225 for your chance to win. anytime or every time. Saturday and Sunday A Clear, Meaningful, and practical Research Evaluation Solution: InCites™ Saturday 10:30 AM; Monday 10:30 AM 10:00 AM; 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM; 4:00 PM Identify and Connect With the global Research Community: ResearcherID Monday Saturday 11:30 AM; Sunday 2:30 PM 10:00 AM; 12:30 PM A Whole new Way to Explore the life Sciences: BIosIs Citation Index® Saturday 2:30 PM; Sunday 10:30 AM Collaborative bibliographies With EndNote® Saturday 3:00 PM; Sunday 3:00 PM; Monday 11:30 AM bells and Whistles to Enhance University Scholarship: Web of Knowledge Discovery Tools and Services sM Sunday 11:30 AM ©2010 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Thomson Reuters and the Kinesis logo are trademarks of Thomson Reuters.
  • 8. Page 8 • Saturday, January 8, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Author Signings Gerri & Brian Monaghan When a Loved One Falls Ill ALTAFF and Conference Services » from page 6 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Present “Spotlight on Adult Literature” 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., continued Abrams, #1910 Visit these participating pub- (The Nature Principle and Last Sourcebooks, #1356 Joanne Rocklin lishers for free books, galleys and Child in the Woods). Nikki Giovanni One Day and One Amazing more. 1816 Random House, Inc. 100 Best African American Poems Morning on Orange Street 2011 Midwin Be sure to stop by the Referen- - Random House will give away Penguin Group, #1917 ceUSA booth (933) to register to ARCs, including The Snowman Flux Books, #2216 win a prize basket of books, books by Jo Nesbo, The Land of Painted Avery Aames Rebecca Fjelland Davis The Long Quiche Goodbye on CD, and more. Caves by Jean Auel, and The Paris Chasing Alliecat 1741 Perseus Book Group - Wife by Paula McLain. Wiley, #1540 Sherry Shahan (Purple Daze) and 1905 W. W. Norton & Com- Sarah Laurie Wiley, #1540 Steven Arnston (The Wikkeling) pany - ARCs of Townie: A Memoir Kettlebells For Dummies Joyce Lain Kennedy will sign copies of their ARCs. by Andre Dubus III will be given Cover Letters For Dummies 1745 Consortium Book Sales away while supplies last. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & Distribution - Copies of the 1917 Penguin Group (USA) - Saddleback Eductional Publishing, 3:30 p.m. 2010 IMPAC Award-winning title Avery Aames will be sign copies of #1216 Workman Publishing The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker will her book The Long Quiche Goodbye Anne Schraff Company, #1810 be given away, while supplies last. from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ARCs of up- The Ubran Underground Series Debra Lee Baldwin 1810 Workman Publishing coming titles will be given away. Succulent Container Gardens and Co. - The following authors will 2026 Macmillan - Macmillan MacMillan, #2026 Desiging with Succulents sign their books: Brian and Gerri will host author signings and give- Sophie Littlefield Monaghan (The Power of Two), aways of ARCs and books. Bad Day for Scandal! 4:00 p.m. Debra Lee Baldwin (Succulent 2127 Hachette Book Group PopTop Stage, #700 Container Gardens and Designing USA - Hachette will host special MacMillan, #2026 Vicki Douder With Succulents) and Richard Louv book giveaways. Ellyn Bryson A House to Die For The Transformation of Batholomew Fortuno 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Follow all the blogs, tweets, photos and video Abrams, #1910 3:00 p.m. from around Midwinter in one easy place. David Ward PopTop Stage, #700 Between Two Ends Sue Ann Jaffarian American Libraries Midwinter Coverage Corpse on the Cob Flux Books, #2216 is your one-stop 2.0 tracker. Linda Joy Singleton Workman Publishing Magician’s Muse- The Seer Series Company, #1810
  • 9. Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Saturday, January 8, 2011 • Page 9 Saturday and Sunday Discussion Groups and Forums The following were submitted to RUSA Genealogy and Local History ASCLA SLA LSTA Coordinators RUSA Virtual Reference Disc Cognotes for publication: Disc Group, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., SDCC 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Westin Group, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., SDCC Room Room 24C. Gaslamp. 07B. Saturday January 8 LSTA coordinators convene for an nter Meeting ASCLA ILEXSAN DIEGO Inaugural Consul- RUSA STA RS Hot Topics Disc opportunity to share updates on cur- RUSA Reference Publishing Disc tant’s Forum, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., SDCC Group, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., SDCC Room rent activity in their states, and share Forum, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., SDCC Room 30E. 30B. problems in need of a collaborative so- Room 05B. lution. The session typically includes a ASCLA LSSP Disc Forums: Li- Sunday January 9 presentation from the Institute of Mu- RUSA Disc Forum: Answering brary Service to People with Visual or seum and Library Services (IMLS). the Young Adult Reference Question: Physical Disabilities; Library Services ACRL Professional Development Come prepared to collaborate! What is the Question? 10:30 a.m. – to Individuals With Physical, Learn- Disc Group 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 12:00 p.m., SDCC Room 08. ing, Social, Cognitive and Health Dis- SDCC Room 31 A. ASCLA SLAS Youth Services Con- abilities; Library Services to Prison- sultants’ Disc Group 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., RUSA Local Systems and Services ers; Library Services to the Deaf and ACRL Scholarly Communication Hilton Bayfront Aqua 310. Disc Forum: Designing Around a Hard of Hearing. All held concurrently Disc Group 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., SDCC Single Search: How Discovery Layers SDCC Room 25 A/B . Room 31B. ASCLA ICAN Consortia Manage- are Changing Library Websites, 10:30 ment Disc Group 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., a.m. – 12:00 p.m., SDCC Room 10. ACRL SPARC Forum, Marketplace: ALA APA The Library Support SDCC Room 23 A. Open Access and the Changing State Staff Certification (LSSC) Program, RUSA History Librarians’ Disc of Scholarly Publishing, 4:00 – 5:3- forum, 10:30 – 12:00 p.m. Hilton, ASCLA ICAN Collaborative Digi- Group, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., SDCC Room p.m., SDCC Room 29A. Cobalt Room. LSSC offers a national tization Disc Group 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., 08. certification program for library sup- SDCC Room 23 B. RUSA CODES Hot Topics Disc port staff, defined as people working RUSA Disc Forum: LibAnswers: Group, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Hilton in a library without an MILS. LIRT Disc. Forum: Share, Talk, Spreading the Wealth with Collabora- Bayfront Aqua 306B. and Write with Free Online Collabo- tive FAQ Building, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., ASCLA ICAN Physical Delivery ration Tools!, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., SCDD Room 33A. RUSA ILL Disc Group, 10:30 a.m. Disc Group 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., SDCC SDCC Room 23C. – 12:00 p.m., SDCC Room 30B. Room 19. RUSA Management of Electronic RUSA Hot Topics in Electronic Ref- Reference Services in Public Libraries RUSA Hot Topics Disc Forum: ASCLA ICAN Interlibrary Coop- erence Disc Group, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., Discussion Forum: Assessment and Layers of Reality: Extending Library eration Disc Group 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 SDCC Room 07B. Evaluation of Virtual Reference, 4:00 Services and Resources Through QR p.m., SDCC Room 22. – 5:30 p.m., SDCC Room 01A. Codes and Augmented Reality, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., SDCC Room 33A. FRIDAY JANUARY 7 to MONDAY JANUARY 10 CONFERENCE BOOTH, #1751 SATURDAY JANUARY 8 Paul McCartney Interview: Gershwin Prize / a webcast from the Library of 9:00 Congress Bridging Physical and Digital Preservation / a selection from and 9:30 Main font: Avenir 95 Black Secondary Font: Avenir 35 Light AM 10:00 Developments in LC Subject and Genre/Form Analysis / Janis L. Young 10:30 Copyright Office / George Thuronyi & Peter Vankevich 11:00 The New Classification Web / Patricia Hayward 11:30 Public Outreach at the Library of Congress / John Sayers noon Searching LC’s Archival Finding Aids: An XML-Based Redesign / Mary Lacy 12:30 U.S. National RDA Test / Susan Morris 1:00 Africana Acquisitions, Public Services & Outreach / Laverne Page 1:30 Veterans History Project / Robert Patrick 2:00 Getting the Most Out of RDA with Cat Desktop / Colleen Cahill PM 2:30 Electronic Resources Online Catalog / Donna Scanlon 3:00 Chronicling America – Digital Newspaper Project / Teri Sierra 3:30 Modern Marvels: The Library of Congress / featured video from the History Channel Poetry Out Loud / a webcast from the Library of Congress 2010 National Book 4:00 Festival BOOTH #1751
  • 10. Page 10 • Saturday, January 8, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Traveling Exhibitions Celebrate Life and Work of Great Jewish Artists The ALA Public Programs Office with additional support from Tablet place in history as a poet, an activist the fabric of American culture. is accepting applications for three new Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life. and a prophet of the world we live in Successful applicants will host one traveling exhibits focusing on Jew- Libraries are invited to apply to today. The exhibit traces her life, intel- traveling exhibition for a six-week pe- ish artists who have contributed to host a traveling exhibition on one of lectual development, work and lasting riod between April 2011 and February the culture of America and the world three subjects: influence. 2012 and receive programming and Midwin 2011 through their lives and work. Public, 1. In a Nutshell: The Worlds of 3. A Fine Romance: Jewish Song- technical support from the ALA Public academic and special libraries, includ- Maurice Sendak writers, American Songs, 1910-1965 Programs Office. Participating librar- ing museum libraries and Jewish com- Based on a major retrospective Illustrated with colorful posters ies are expected to present at least munity centers are invited to apply by exhibition created by the Rosenbach from Broadway shows and photo- two free public programs for adults January 24 by visiting Museum & Library, Philadelphia, graphs of composers, singers and the on themes related to the exhibitions. jewishartists. this exhibit reveals the push and pull casts of hit musicals and films, this All showings of the exhibition must be The exhibits were developed by of New and Old Worlds in Sendak’s exhibit highlights the lives and works free and open to the public. Each of the Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organiza- work and shows how Sendak’s artistic of Irving Berlin, George and Ira Ger- exhibits requires at least 200 square tion dedicated to supporting Jewish journey has led him deeper into his shwin, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern and feet of display space. literature, culture and ideas, and the own family’s history and his Jewish a host of other Jewish songwriters who For more information, visit www. ALA Public Programs Office, with identity. wove the American songbook deep into funding from Nextbook. The national 2. Emma Lazarus: Voice of Lib- exhibit tours have been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson erty, Voice of Conscience In this exhibit, a vital woman is Prizes Available for Newsletter Subscribers Foundation, the David Berg Founda- brought to life in all her fascinating Librarians are encouraged to use of the website is to increase use of tion and the Nash Family Foundation, complexity. Viewers see Lazarus’s and repurpose the articles on ALA’s libraries. public awareness website atyourli- To register for the website’s bi- to highlight the resources monthly newsletter, visit the Cam- Save While you Learn with ACRL E-learning available every day at libraries. Re- paign for America’s Libraries’ exhibit The Association of College and dollars in tough times through cent articles include those on making space, located next to the press office Research Libraries (ACRL) is offer- ACR L’s e-L earning F requent workplaces greener, online museum in the San Diego Convention Center ing a wide variety of upcoming on- Learner Program. Register for exhibits, classic films and understand- on the ground level in lobby F. line learning opportunities to keep three e-Learning courses or we- ing the personal long term impact of A prize drawing for all new sub- you up-to-date while saving time bcasts and receive a fourth free. social media activity. All information scribers will be held at 3:00 p.m. today, and money. Upcoming courses and Group discounts are also available on the website is available under a Sunday and Monday at the exhibit webcasts focus on deciding with for all ACRL e-learning Webcasts. Creative Commons license that allows space. Four winners will be selected data, copyright, online forms, QR Complete details and course list- libraries to repurpose content in either each day, and attendees must be pres- codes, online library instruction, ings are online at http://www.ala. an online or offline format. All content ent to win. DRM, and more. org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/ should be credited to The website was launched with Make the most of your learning elearning.cfm. The content targets parents, kids, funding from Carnegie Corporation teens and job seekers and the mission of New York, with additional support provided by Disney Book Group. is part of the Campaign for America’s Libraries, CONGRATULATIONS ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians. Thousands of librar- EBSCO Scholarship Winners! ies of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Cam- paign’s @ your library® brand. The David A. Brackus Sara Pope Campaign is made possible by ALA’s Houston Public Library Library Champions, corporations and Jefferies & Company, Inc. foundations. Houston, TX Houston, TX For more information, visit ala. org/@yourlibrary. Laura O’Neill Hibbler Frances Veit College of the Holy Cross Buckham Memorial Library Worcester, MA Northfield, MN Challenges in Store for Libraries with Beginning Cheryl Lee of New Congress Palo Alto City Library The Washington breakout ses- Palo Alto, CA sion, “New Congress/New Chal- lenges” will explore how changes in the political landscape in Wash- ington at the start of the 112th Congress will impact the library Congratulations to this year’s EBSCO/ALA Midwinter Meeting scholarship winners. community. This program will be Each has earned $1,500 to enable them to attend the meeting and benefit from the held from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., professional development opportunities. today in SDCC-Room 02. Serving as speaker will be Casey Dominguez, PhD. Dominguez The winners each contributed an essay, which was judged by an ALA-designated jury joined the University of San Diego of professional peers. We applaud these librarians as well as the many other excellent Political Science faculty in 2005. applicants in this year’s candidate pool. Her research interests include congressional elections, political parties, campaign finance, and the presidency. She teaches upper and Please stop by the EBSCO booth (#2241) this weekend lower division classes on American to learn about new tools for managing your collection. Politics, as well as an upper divi- sion class on research methods.
  • 11. nter Meeting Experimental SAN DIEGO research leaving your students feeling a little fuzzy? The Methods Map can show them related methods and help them choose one better suited to their project. Please visit us at booth 2431 3549 to learn more about SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO), the essential tool for researchers.
  • 12. Page 12 • Saturday, January 8, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Membership in AASL Gets Even More Rewarding Through December 31, 2011, new year; the opportunity to apply for more working with organizations like AASL should be directed to AASL, aasl@ or renewing members of the Ameri- than $50,000 in AASL awards and to help spread the word about the im- can Association of School Librarians grants; reduced registration rates on portant connections between libraries The American Association of School (AASL) will receive 10,000 Capstone conferences and continuing education, and learning,” said Tom Ahern, CEO, Librarians, a division of the American Rewards points which can be re- including the AASL National Confer- Capstone and Coughlan Companies, Library Association, promotes the Midwin 2011 deemed for books with Capstone and ence; and discounts on professional Inc. improvement and extension of library their collective imprints. For more and educational publications on a va- If you are not familiar with Cap- media services in elementary and sec- information, visit riety of topics, as well as promotional stone Rewards points visit www.cap- ondary schools as a means of strength- joinnow. items. These points are ening the total education program. In addition to Capstone Rewards “Capstone Rewards is just one ex- valued at $100 and are a gift simply for Its mission is to advocate excellence, points, members of AASL automati- ample of Capstone’s ongoing commit- being a member of AASL. Questions facilitate change and develop leaders cally receive a subscription to AASL’s ment to supporting school librarians regarding access codes or membership in the school library media field. professional journal, Knowledge by helping them stretch their budget, Quest, published five times per school putting books on their shelves and ACRL Introduces Two New Publications Two new ACRL publications – The four-year colleges and community col- ACRL Metrics Workshop Today Academic Library Building in the Digital Age: A Study of Construction, leges, who demonstrate successful IL course endeavors at their respective Providing data and statistics your subscription during this short Planning and Design of New Library institutions through case studies of is a growing part of the academic informative session. Space and Best Practices for Credit- both classroom and online IL courses. library assessment process. ACRL The free demo will focus on Bearing Information Literacy Courses Authored by Christopher Stewart, and Counting Opinions invite you creating real-time benchmarking – are available for purchase at the The Academic Library Building in the to attend a demonstration of ACRL- reports using customized peer ALA store. Digital Age: A Study of Construction, Metrics today. A new online service groups, delivering real-time trend Edited by Christopher Hollister, Planning and Design of New Library for academic library statistics, analysis and generating custom Best Practices for Credit-Bearing Space is the first comprehensive ACRLMetrics contains historical reports that can be saved, re- Information Literacy Courses is a study of planning and construction of NCES and ACRL data as well as purposed and shared as desired. collection of previously unpublished academic library buildings completed on-board template reports along The session will be held from 4:00 papers in which contributing authors entirely in the 21st century. Stewart with robust capabilities for produc- – 5:30 p.m. in the Hilton Bayfront, describe and recommend best practices examines academic library building ing comprehensive benchmarking Indigo B room. for creating, developing and teaching projects completed in recent years, and custom, localized reports. For more information, please credit-bearing information literacy including survey results on planning Learn how to get the most out of visit (IL) courses at the college and uni- processes and such building charac- versity level. Contributors include teristics as user space in each build- academic librarians from universities, ing, usage and new roles for library buildings. Both titles are also available for purchase through the ALA Online Visit H.W. Wilson Booth #2616 Store ( and by telephone at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for interna- tional customers. At the Wilson Theater: Art Suite – new images, • Retrospective Databases – • Be an Informed more full-text titles now includes full-text Voter! Attend the • OmniFile – more full-text titles ALA Presidential • WilsonWeb Mobile Candidates’ Forum Unlike state and Federal elec- tions that take place every two or four years, ALA elects a new president-elect every year. You owe it to yourself as an ALA member to participate in the elections and choose the person you believe will best lead the Association in the coming year. But who to vote for? Learn about what the can- didates bring to the table by attending the ALA Presidential Candidates’ Forum today from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Drawing for a Gift Basket! Convention Center Ballroom 20AB. Candidates Maureen Sul- livan and Sue Stroyan will each present a statement and then the audience will have the opportu- H.W. Wilson nity to ask questions. Less Searching, More Finding Voting begins March 16 and Toll Free: 800-367-6770 • Tel: 718-588-8400 closes April 22. Results will be Fax: 718-590-1617 or 800-590-1617 REGISTER FOR A FREE TRIAL E-mail: announced April 29, 2011.
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  • 14. Page 14 • Saturday, January 8, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO PopTop Stage: Back by Popular Demand! The PopTop Stage will focus on 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Join romantic suspense popular librarian favorites including: Tough Guys authors as they discuss the Mystery, Romance and New Products Featuring: T. Jefferson Parker, strong women and men who for Libraries. The PopTop Stage will Ken Kuhlken, Tim Hallinan, Gary feature in these popular feature readings, discussions and pre- Phillips novels, the authors who write them, and the crossover ap- 2011 Midwin sentations. The PopTop Stage will be lo- Moderated by: Kelli Stanley cated in Exhibit Hall H at the 700 aisle peal for readers. in the San Diego Convention Center. 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Featuring: Jill Sorenson, Monday January 10 Laugh or I’ll Kill You HelenKay Dimon, and Wendy Corsi Library Product Spotlight Saturday January 8 Featuring: Vicki Doudera, Jeri Staub. Mystery Day Westerson, Dianne Emley, Rosemary Moderated by: Hank Phillipi Ryan 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Harris Attract More Patrons by Using 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Moderated by: Sue Ann Jaffarian, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Language Learning Software Traditional Mysteries: Who are the Romance Heroines Presented by: Tell Me More new Jane Marples? 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Romance authors discuss romance Featuring: Harley Jane Kozak, S is for Series: Why Readers Love heroines: who they are, their favor- 10:40 – 11:10 a.m. Hank Phillippi Ryan, Rosemary Them ites, what they love about them, and Work Flow Solutions Harris, Kate Carlisle, Moderated by: Featuring: Kate Carlisle, Tim what they hate. We might talk about Presented by: Midwest Tape Naomi Hirahara Hallinan, Vickie Doudera, Sophie heroes, too! Littlefield Featuring: Christie Ridgway, Judy 11:20 – 11:50 a.m. 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Moderated by: Hank Phillippi Ryan Duarte, and Sylvia Day AV2 by Weigl Media Enhanced California Girls Moderated by: Hank Phillipi Ryan Books Featuring: Naomi Hirahara, Jeri Sunday January 9 Presented by: Weigl Publishing, Inc. Westerson, Dianne Emley , Sue Ann Romance 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Jaffarian, Moderated by: Hank Phil- Roundtable Chat: What’s Hot and 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. lippi Ryan Stop by the ALA PopTop Stage for What’s Upcoming in Romance Fiction? The Benefit of Patrons Driving a morning of romance fiction! Each From small-town romance series to Library Acquisitions 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. session will feature complimentary the ever-growing young-adult romance Presetened by: eBrary Interview with T. Jefferson Parker, autographed copies of romance novels market, find out what’s trending with with Naomi Hirahara by the featured authors, plus other fun the writers and readers of romance 12:40 – 1:10 p.m. giveaways. fiction. Primo: D2D, Mega-Aggregate Index 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Featuring: Sylvia Day, HelenKay of Scholarly Content, and a Scholarly BrownBag Lunchtime Interview 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Dimon, Christie Ridgway, Jill Soren- Recommender Service: Scholarship with Joanne Fluke, with Rosemary Romantic Suspense: Crossover son, and Judy Duarte and Content Never Had It This Good! Harris Appeal Moderated by: Hank Phillipi Ryan Presented by Ex Libris LIBRARY AS LOW AS 14¢ PER STRIP CLASSIC S WITH A TWIST FUN COLORFUL FURNITURE COST-EFFECTIVE SECURITY SOLUTIONS « INSPIRING GAMING SPACES START TO FINISH PROJECT SERVICES FIND A BRIGHT SPOT WE ARE DEDICATED TO CREATING SOPHISTICATED, YET SIMPLE, SECURITY AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS THAT MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER AND MORE EFFICIENT. for your library with DEMCO at ALA Midwinter. CALL 800.697.9473 TO SPEAK TO OUR SECURITY SOLUTION EXPERTS. See us at booth #2217 Helping you. TM
  • 15. PRO3038 ALACogAd 12/1/10 11:37 AM Page 1 nter Meeting SAN DIEGO Project MUSE e-Books Collections are coming in 2011. Project MUSE is very excited about the upcoming launch of our e-books collections, a new initiative to incorporate scholarly book content into our research platform and content offerings. Beginning in July 2011, Project MUSE will offer e-books collections for purchase alongside its existing journal collections. An integrated discovery environment will allow end users to browse and search journal and book content side-by-side. Project MUSE currently has commitments from nearly 30 publishers to offer forthcoming scholarly monographs in our collections. As we celebrate our 15th anniversary, we remain committed to offering high quality, peer-reviewed academic journals and books electronically, providing value and service to the scholarly community. Make it your mission to visit us and get a sneak preview of e-books on MUSE. Visit us at booth #1112 and enter to WIN a Kodak EasyShare camera! Camera features 14 megapixels, 5x optical zoom and one-touch YouTube upload.
  • 16. Page 16 • Saturday, January 8, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO ALA to Release “Our Authors, Our Advocates” Advocacy Tools On January 7, 2011 the American are forcing libraries to make difficult cates,” one of ALA President Roberta best-selling Warshawski novels and Library Association (ALA) unveiled choices. A majority (56%) of libraries Stevens’ key presidential initiatives, is an international bestselling author video PSAs produced by ALA’s “Our report flat or decreased operating bud- authors will lend their support for with works appearing in almost thirty Authors, Our Advocates,” a national gets in FY2010, up from just over 40% libraries through media interviews, languages. library advocacy public awareness in FY2009. Data from the American podcasts, public service announce- Scott Turow is a writer and at- Midwin 2011 campaign. Library advocates will Library Association’s 2010 State of ments and other marketing materials. torney. He is the author of nine best- be able to download audio and video America’s Library Report also shows The materials will be free and made selling works of fiction, including his PSAs from, from 41 percent of the states experienced a available to ALA membership for use first novel Presumed Innocent (1987) such best-selling authors as Sharon decline in state funding for public li- at the local level to assist with advo- and its sequel, Innocent (May 4, 2010). Draper, Brad Meltzer, Sarah Pa- braries during the current fiscal year. cacy efforts. His works of non-fiction include One L retsky and Scott Turow. The website Lack of funding has been compounded “Authors understand the key roles (1977) about his experience as a law will also offer statics, customizable by reductions of funding at the local libraries play and are natural allies student, and Ultimate Punishment English and Spanish PSA scripts, to level – creating a snowball effect that in these challenging times,” said ALA (2003), a reflection on the death pen- assist advocates with making the case has forced many libraries to cut hours, President Roberta Stevens. “‘Our Au- alty. He frequently contributes essays for libraries. reduce staffing, charge fees and fines, thors, Our Advocates’ will highlight and op-ed pieces to publications such As the demand for library resources or explore privatization. well-known and passionate authors as The New York Times, Washington continues to soar, deep budget cuts Through “Our Authors, Our Advo- that will speak out on the value of Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and importance of sustaining library Playboy and The Atlantic. service.” At a later date Participating authors taped :15, :20 will feature audio PSAs and stories and :30 second video PSAs on such from authors Carmen Agra Deedy, issues as library funding, libraries 14 Cows for America; Laurie Halse support of literacy, value of libraries Anderson, Chains; Holly Black, White Complimentary and much more. Authors also shared personal stories on their love for li- Cat; Tony DiTerlizzi, The Search for WondLa; M.T. Anderson, Octavian WIRELESS braries which also will be available for download. Nothing series and Judith Viorst, Lulu and the Brontosaurus. Dr. Sharon M. Draper is a profes- Our Authors, Our Advocates is one INTERNET ACCESS sional educator as well as an accom- plished writer. She has been honored of two presidential initiatives launch- ing at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. provided by as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scot The other, Why I Need My Library, encourages teens ages 13 to 18 to cre- King Literary Award, and is a New ate original videos on why they think York Times best-selling author. libraries are needed now more than Author Brad Meltzer has topped ever. More information is available at the New York Times’ bestseller list on numerous occasions. Meltzer is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel and his new- est thriller, The Inner Circle, will be Join YALSA for Coffee with the Booth 2431 released January 11, 2011. Mystery author Sara Paretsky is the winner of the Mystery Writers of Candidates on America’s 2011 Grand Master Award and credited with transforming the Sunday Morning SSID: ALA2011 mystery genre through the creation of her female private eye, V I War- Meet candidates running for the Young Adult Library Ser- shawski, Paretsky has written 12 vices Association (YALSA) office at this informal “Coffee with the Candidates” session, tomorrow morning, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Room 9 of the San Diego Visit Booth 2132 for your Convention Center. The session will include YALSA’s candidates for president-elect, fiscal officer, frEE DC suPEr-PEts PostEr! secretary, and director-at-large, all serving on YALSA’s Board of Directors. Candidates will have the op- portunity to talk about why they want to serve on YALSA’s Board of Directors and attendees will have the chance to mingle with the candidates and ask ques- tions. Attendees will enjoy light refreshments and the opportu- nity to win door prizes. For more than 50 years, YAL- SA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audio books for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended read- ing, viewing and listening, go to, All characters, their distinctive likenesses, and or contact the YALSA office by related elements are trademarks of DC Comics phone: 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; A Capstone Division © 2010. All Rights Reserved. or e-mail
  • 17. Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Saturday, January 8, 2011 • Page 17 ALA 2015 Strategic Plan Outlines Key Goals, Objectives for the Future Members attending the 2011 Mid- *ALA provides an environment in • Education and Lifelong Learning economic trends that will impact winter Meeting in San Diego can pick which all members, regardless of loca- • Intellectual Freedom libraries, librarians and ALA over the up a brochure that outlines the ALA tion or position, have the opportunity to • Advocacy for Libraries and the next decade. 2015 Strategic Plan by visiting the participate in, contribute to, and benefit Profession The plan was initially developed by nter Meeting SAN DIEGO ALA Press Office and the membership from engagement in their association. • Literacy the ALA Executive Board and division information kiosk at the ALA store. *ALA operates effectively, effi- • Organizational Excellence and round table leaders, then reviewed ALA Executive Board Members will ciently, creatively and in a socially Thousands of members were in- by ALA Council members, ALA, divi- also discuss the plan at committee responsible fashion to accomplish its volved in development of the ALA sion and round table committees and meetings during the conference. mission. 2015 Strategic Plan. In spring 2009, boards, ALA Chapters and affiliate ALA 2015 includes the strategic For each goal, a series of objectives 9,000 members responded to a survey, groups. Their comments and sugges- goals and objectives identified for the are outlined that will help guide the open to all members, which asked tions were incorporated into the plan, next five years, and sets priorities for association as it develops strategies to their thoughts on ALA’s priorities along with comments and suggestions ALA that will strengthen libraries, achieve these goals over the next five and performance. Over the course of from nearly a thousand members. The the profession, and the public’s access years. The brochure also outlines the a year, more than a thousand mem- plan was adopted by ALA Council to information. seven key action areas identified as bers and non members participated in June 2010. At each step, further The vision contained in the plan is guiding principles for investment of in forty forums held with Chapters modifications helped focus and refine simple: energies and resources, they are: and other affiliated groups. An envi- the plan to its final version. “ALA builds a world where librar- • Diversity ronmental scan was also conducted, For more in formation on the ies, both physical and virtual, are cen- • Equitable Access to Information which gathered information on soci- 2015Strategic Plan, see www.ala. tral to lifelong discovery and learning and Library Services etal, technological, educational and org/2015strategicplan. and everyone is a library user.” The goals of the Association, as outlined in the plan, are: *ALA equips and leads advocates for libraries, library issues and the Explore the State of Open Access Scholarly Publishing library profession, and plays a key The rapidly changing, and ma- day 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the San Di- means for you and your campus. role in formulating legislation, policies turing, landscape of open access ego Convention Center, Room 29A. The ACRL Scholarly Communica- and standards that affect library and publishing is the topic of the 2011 The forum will paint a picture of tion discussion group will continue information services. Midwinter SPARC-ACRL Forum. the open access publishing sphere, to explore the issue from tomorrow *ALA promotes excellence and di- The groups will co-host a timely illustrate the growing range of 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the San Diego versity in the library field. panel discussion on “Marketplace: options and approaches that are Convention Center, Room 31B. Ad- *ALA provides leadership in the Open Access and the Changing emerging and help the library com- vance registration is not required transformation of libraries and library State of Scholarly Publishing” to- munity to make sense of what it all for either event. services in a dynamic and increasingly global digital information environ- ment. O U R A U T H O R S AT A L A COME VISIT THE PENGUIN BOOTH #1917 Saturday, January 8 Visit our booth for information on other author events featuring: LISA HENDRIX AUTHOR OF DEBORAH HARKNESS IMMORTAL AUTHOR OF A DISCOVERY CHAMPION OF WITCHES 11:30 am–12:30 pm Signing, Penguin booth #1917 AVERY AAMES AUTHOR OF THE LONG QUICHE GOODBYE 2:00–3:00 pm Signing, Penguin booth #1917 P E N G U I N G R O U P ( U S A ) Library Marketing Department 375 Hudson St. New York, NY 10014
  • 18. Page 18 • Saturday, January 8, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO 25 Fun Free Things to Do in San Diego Having fun in San Diego doesn’t els Organ Pavillion in Balboa Park. for a self-guided require a lot of money. In fact, many The Organ Pavillion features one of walking tour of things to see and do here are abso- world’s largest outdoor pipe organs, a the area’s his- lutely free. With 70 miles of beautiful San Diego landmark since 1914, where toric sites and beaches, near-perfect weather year- organists play traditional favorites, l at er enjoy a 2011 Midwin round, and a variety of magnificent waltzes and show tunes on enormous slice of home- settings countywide, San Diego offers 32-foot pipes. made apple pie a fun and inexpensive getaway during 7. Visit Old Town and witness the – a Julian spe- all seasons of the year. living legacy of San Diego history. cialty! Guests are also invited to wander free 13. Grab your 1. Head to San Diego’s many beach- through Old Town’s historic buildings, picn ic basket es, all free to the public. Play in the including the blacksmith shop, Seeley and head to Tor- sand, collect seashells or just bask in Stables, Stewart House, Estudillo rey Pines State the sun. House and the oldest schoolhouse in Park where you 2. Visit La Jolla Cove and see the San Diego. can watch tal- magnificent sunset on the ocean. La 8. Bike or jog along Mission Bay ented and dar- Jolla Cove is one of the most spectacu- ing hang-gliders Seaport Village offers an array of shopping and dining options. Park’s many trails. Joggers and walk- lar natural settings in the world. ers share more than 20 miles of scenic do tricks in the San Diego’s shores and see spectacular 3. Visit downtown San Diego’s running paths that wind through sun- strong winds that sweep along the creatures of the sea. La Jolla Cove of- Seaport Village for hours of free en- light and shade near the shoreline and coastline cliffs. fers some of the clearest waters on the tertainment, leisurely strolling and feature workout courses at planned 14. The 59 Mile Scenic Drive allows California coast, as well as miles of pro- window-shopping. Enjoy a laid-back stations along the route. travelers to take in all of the must-see tected underwater preserves to explore. day of hanging out in the grass and 9. Visit the U.S. Olympic Training places in San Diego. 18. Go bird watching at the Torrey watching the many passing yachts Center in Chula Vista for a free tour of 15. Rollerblade, skateboard or Pines State Reserve. Located high and ships on picturesque San Diego the 150-acre facility, including train- bicycle along the Mission Beach above Torrey Pines State Beach, the Bay, or take in the sights from one of ing fields and tracks, athlete dorms Boardwalk, a scenic 3-mile boardwalk area is home of the rare and ancient the many bay-view eateries. and the Otay Lake Reservoir. along picturesque Mission and Pacific Torrey Pine as well as a beautiful 4. Stroll through the 16½-block his- 10. Stargaze outside the Reuben H. Beaches. protected habitat for swifts, thrashers, toric Gaslamp Quarter in downtown Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. 16. Visit Mission Trails Regional woodpeckers and others. San Diego and view the renovated 11. Take a scenic, one-hour drive to Park to explore the cultural, historical 19. Stroll through Balboa Park and turn-of-the-century Victorian archi- Mt. Laguna. Once there, hop out for an and recreational aspects of San Diego. marvel at its beautiful Spanish Colo- tecture, home to boutiques, art galler- invigorating hike and enjoy the fresh Stop at the Visitor’s Center and learn nial Revival architecture. While there, ies, specialty shops and more. mountain air whispering through the about the wonders of nature and the take advantage of the park’s variety of 5. Fly a kite along the grassy field pines. people who once lived on the land. offerings, including 15 museums, free in the Tecolote Shores of Mission Bay 12. Step back in time with a stop in Or, roam through the park’s 40 miles daily park tours, public organ concerts Park, a 4,600-acre aquatic park. Julian, a century-old gold mining town of natural and developed hiking and (Sundays), and spectacular gardens 6. Enjoy free organ concerts at in the Cuyamaca Mountains. Pick up a biking trails. (seven are free daily). 2:00 p.m. on Sundays at the Spreck- free map at the Chamber of Commerce17. Go scuba diving or snorkeling off 20. Visit other museums around town that offer similar free days. In its La Jolla facility, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is free on the third Tuesday of each month; the Live Anywhere downtown facility is free daily. 21. Gather family, friends and fire- wood for a cozy beach bonfire at one of the beaches in San Diego County, Earn your degree online including Coronado Beach, La Jolla Shores and Mission Beach. 22. Explore the tidepools in Point Loma at low tide and get up close • Master of Library and Information and personal with flowery anemones, scampering shore crabs, elusive octo- Science (MLIS) pus, spongy deadman’s fingers and many other magnificent sea creatures. • Master of Archives and Records 23. Drive to the top of Mt. Soledad Administration (MARA) in La Jolla for breathtaking, 360-de- gree views of San Diego, including the • Executive MLIS Program gently curving La Jolla coastline and Mission Bay. Spectacular views of San Diego’s East County communities also • San José Gateway Ph.D. Program await guests at the top of Mt. Helix. 24. Visit the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and experience the natural beauty of the desert. The 600,000-acre park is one of the largest state parks in the United States and each spring, following winter rains, explodes into a rainbow of colorful wildflower blossoms. 25. Take a scenic walk along The Big Bay, San Diego’s “largest attrac- tion.” With 27 miles of waterfront featuring bayside parks, marinas, hundreds of shops and restaurants, and miles of promenades and bike- ways, the Big Bay appeals to all ages and interests. – Courtesy of San Diego Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
  • 19. Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Saturday, January 8, 2011 • Page 19 GLBTRT Continues 40th Anniversary Debuts Celebration at Midwinter New Look and Added Features The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and the information needs of the gay, Transgendered Round Table (GLB- lesbian, bisexual and transgendered The ALA Public Programs Of- can be taken to a local copy shop TRT) of the American Library Associ- professional library community, and nter Meeting debuted an updated look and fice SAN DIEGO or printed in the library. Please ation (ALA) is continuing its year-long the information and access needs of enhanced features for its website, note that you must be registered 40th anniversary celebration with a GLBT individuals at large. One of De- with Programming Librarian to social during this Midwinter Meeting. the first professional organizations signed for librarians who plan and use this feature. The social will take place at the Rock of its kind, GLBTRT has overseen present cultural programs and • Site updates, including new Bottom Brewery, 401 G Street, (619) many milestones, including the es- events, it is both a resource center programming resources, job list- 231-7000, tonight from 6:00 – 9:00 tablishment of the Stonewall Book and a community of librarians com- ings and grant opportunities, are p.m. Conference attendees and their Awards in 1971, the first and most mitted to bringing increased access available by subscribing to the guests are invited to attend. enduring award series for GLBT to literature, music, contemporary monthly e-newsletter. To sign up, The 40th Anniversary celebrations literature. issues, art, history, poetry, schol- visit www.programminglibrarian. started during ALA’s 2010 Annual Donations to support GLBTRT and ars, writers and musicians to their org/newsletter_signup. Program- Conference in Washington, and will the 40th Anniversary celebrations are communities. can also be conclude with the 40th Book Award gratefully accepted. Programming tools recently found on Facebook, Twitter and Gala at the 2011 Annual Conference For more information about GLB- added include: Flickr. in New Orleans. TRT 40th Anniversary events, please • The Programming Librarian Visit the website to test-drive Since 1970, GLBTRT has served visit forum (www.programminglibrar- these new features. Development Post and respond to of the site is funded by a grant questions about planning, promot- from the Institute of Museum and Spirituality in the Public Forum: What Do You Think? ing and executing all manner of Library Service to the ALA Public library programs in the Program- Programs Office, which fosters Join the ALA Public Programs Of- ment of an upcoming multi-format ming Librarian forum. cultural programming as an es- fice for “Discussing Spirituality in the model program series. The goal of • The PR Generator ( sential part of library service in Public Forum,” a round table discussion the program is to examine the sig- public, academic, school and special to be held today at 10:30 a.m., at the nificance and implications of secular Programming Librarian provides libraries. In keeping with that San Diego Marriott, Torey II Room. and non-secular spirituality in public templates for fliers, bookmarks mission, ProgrammingLibrarian. Libraries who have experience present- life. Possible programming and issue and postcards that can be easily org offers librarians timely and ing public programs on topics related to themes will include love, forgiveness customized with your own text, valuable information to support spirituality are welcome to attend, as and compassion in everyday life. The images and colors. After the design libraries in the creation of high- well as those who have no experience John E. Fetzer Institute has provided phase is complete, a print-ready quality cultural programs for their but would like to learn from the insight support for this project. Please come to PDF document is generated that communities. and expertise of their peers. this informal meeting to provide input ALA will be gathering input from that will help inform the direction of this meeting to use in the develop- this exciting, new initiative. American Economic Association 2014 Broadway, Suite 305 • Nashville, TN 37203 • Phone: (615) 322-2595 • Fax: (615) 343-7590 • Email: We can’t be here this year, but we’re not far away! We are currently attending the American Economic Twitter at: Or access Association’s Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. We enjoy our press releases at for engaging with our customers each year, and though updates on more back issue access for online journals we are not at this year’s ALA meeting in person, we are subscribers, and the addition of citation records for available for your questions. Contact us instantly via articles from 1886–1968 on EconLit. More than 125 Years of Ecouraging Economic Research
  • 20. Page 20 • Saturday, January 8, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO What is ALA Council? Access ALA Mobile The Council is the governing body state chapters unless chapters in a BoopsieTM has partnered with only takes a few seconds. Then click of ALA. It delegates to the divisions of region choose to take representation ALA to bring you ALA Mobile... on the ALA Logo and select “Ex- the Association the authority to plan through that regional chapter. In the fastest, easiest way to access hibitors”, “Sessions”, etc. There is and carry out programs and activities such case, the regional chapter shall important and useful information help available from the menu of the with policy established by Council. elect one representative from each 2011 Midwin about the Midwinter Meeting di- application. You can also find local Only personal members of the Associa- state or provincial chapter within that rectly from your cell phone. restaurants, hotels and even taxi tion may serve on Council. Two meet- regional association. There is no cur- ALA Mobile requires access to services through the ALA Mobile. ings are required each year, one at the rent regional chapter representation. the data network on your phone Just click on one of the other chan- annual conference of the Association Round tables with personal mem- (make sure you monitor your data nels, and search the same way you and one not less than three months bership equal to or greater than use if you do not have an unlimited did for “Exhibitors” or “Sessions”. prior to annual conference. one percent of ALA’s total personal data plan). To get ALA Mobile on It’s easy and fun. Enjoy! Feel free to Council determines all policies of membership are entitled to elect one your cell phone, go to send feedback to support@ boopsie. the Association and its decisions are councilor each, and the remaining from your mobile phone’s com. Feel free to send feedback to binding unless set aside by a majority round tables jointly shall be entitled to browser; or, simply text the word support@ vote by mail in which one-fourth of one councilor to be elected for a term “alamw” to 41411. You will receive Boopsie also provides a world- the members of the Association have of three years by the members of the a text message back with a link class mobile library application with voted. Such vote by mail shall be held respective round tables. The member- to download and install the small complete integration with your exist- upon petition of one percent of the ship of the round tables is fixed as of application to your phone. ing ILS — visit them in booth #2034 personal members as certified by the August 31st of each year. Just follow the simple steps. It and at Executive Director of the Association. Appointments to committees of The officers of the Association and Council are made by the Council Com- the Executive Board, including the im- mittee on Committees, in cooperation mediate past president and treasurer, are members of the Council. The officers with the ALA president-elect who, as chair of the Committee on Com- Connect with EMIERT at Midwinter of Council are the president, the pres- mittees, appoints the chairpersons of The American Library Association tion on ethnic collections, services and ident-elect and the executive director. Council committees. Ethnic Multicultural Information programs. There are 100 councilors at large Committees of Council include: Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Attendees will be able to meet who are elected by the Association Budget Analysis and Review; Com- will be hosting a Membership Tea EMIERT members, and find out membership. mittee on Committees; Council Ori- today from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., SDCC information about the Roundtable’s Each division of the Association is entation; Diversity; Education; In- Room 23A. taskforces and programs, forums and entitled to one councilor to be elected tellectual Freedom; International The EMIERT Membership Tea symposia at ALA Annual Conferences. by members of the divisions. Each Relations; Legislation; Organization; will provide an opportunity for Mid- Attendance is free and open to all state, provincial, and territorial Policy Monitoring; Professional Eth- winter attendees to learn more about Midwinter registrants. Light refresh- chapter is entitled to one councilor to ics; Public Awareness; Publishing; the work of this long-standing round ments will be served. be elected by members of the chapter. Resolutions; and Status of Women in table and its commitment to serving To learn more about EMIERT, Chapter representation is through Librarianship. the profession as a source of informa- please visit H I G H - I N T E R E S T C U R R I C U L U M M AT E R I A L S M I D D L E | S E C O N D A R Y | A D U LT Visit Choice at Booth #1533 Swipe your ANNE SCHRAFF ExpoCard (Author of the Bluford Series) Book Signing Event: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for a Don’t miss an opportunity to have your copy of Urban Underground autographed by renowned author Anne Schraff! chance to Booth: 1216 win an 15–book Amazon Kindle! series! Reading Level: 3.5 / Interest Level: YA Everyone will receive Written by Anne Schraff a free 2011 Choice desk calendar. 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  • 21. Libraries Choose the ScanPro 2000 for Ease of Use, Performance and Value nter Meeting SAN DIEGO The most prestigious institutions in the world choose the ScanPro 2000. The ScanPro 2000 is the most durable, easy to use, versatile microfilm scanner available. The world's leading universities, libraries and private companies have been choosing e-Image Data microfilm scanners for more than 20 years and no other equipment on the market can match the ScanPro 2000 for its track record of performance and reliability. And its intuitive software makes working with microfilm fun for both experienced and first-time users. The ScanPro 2000 does what no other microfilm equipment on the market can: It makes working with microfilm efficient, easy and fun. The ScanPro 2000 customizable tool bar makes it so much easier to use microfilm and reduces the need for patron training. Use the on-screen magnifier to inspect the smallest text or image detail at up to 500%. Automatic controls like image adjustment, brightness and straightening makes working with microfilm easy, efficient and fun. Use AUTO-Scan to scan an entire roll of film automatically. The WORD-Search function allows users to search for key words within on-screen documents. See how the customizable toolbar makes your job easier ScanPro 2000 Shown with Combination Fiche and Motorized 16/35mm Film Carrier View a full page newspaper in high resolution Where can I see the ScanPro 2000 Jan 7-11, 2011 Booth #1449 The ScanPro 2000 has been awarded the Energy Star, the industry standard for energy efficient products. See the ScanPro 2000 video:
  • 22. Page 22 • Saturday, January 8, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Popular Cultures and Libraries Discussion Group Focuses on Giles the Librarian, Expands to Images of Librarians and Researchers By Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr. colleagues by diversifying it from the The Library of Congress shushing stereotype presiding over dusty tomes to someone who encour- 2011 Midwin MidWinter’s Association of College ages active pursuits, if he always does and Research Libraries (ACRL)-spon- not engage in them himself. The group sored Popular Cultures and Libraries addressed how Giles may have directly Discussion Group hosted a large and influenced the character that Noah spirited group of participants yes- Wylie played in the movie series “The terday, celebrating the work of Joss Librarian,” an active character who Whedon, writer, producer, and library dispensed with the distinction between advocate who created the fictional, those who researched and “those who quasi-stereotypical high school librar- did things,” and how it was indirectly ian Giles on the fondly remembered related to “cool” researchers in later television program “Buffy the Vampire television programs, such as “NCIS.” Slayer.” Moderated by discussion group Giles, whose stated hobby was chair Sarah Sogigian, Advisor, Youth cross-referencing, fit in with a stream Services, the Massachusetts Library of heroes from unexpected parts of System, the assembly deliberated over society. Some mentioned that when the typicality and distinction of the the series debuted in 1997, it was rather stuffy British-born librarian path breaking in its depiction of com- as rendered by actor Anthony Stewart puter technology (although Giles did Head, arguably a guide and father not always adopt it). In retrospective figure to Buffy, portrayed by Sarah viewing, it is telling that this use now ALA attendee Meredith Myers, an actress from Los Angeles, CA, listens to Michelle Gellar. Despite being off seems to be routine. discussion while participating in the Pop Cultures Discussion Group. both the WB and UPN networks for The multi-generational group rev- several years, the series still resonates eled in comparing these more modern colleagues in that classic faced chal- ians should be is a positive step. Video among many librarians (ALA actu- portrayals of librarians with the four lenges of redundancy and automation vehicles like “Buffy, The Librarian,” ally helped to promote it before it was women composing a telephone refer- similar to economic-driven cut backs and forensics research programs help widely known) and lingers in popular ence team for a broadcast network today. The colloquy concluded with to show that librarians and the people culture memory. In fact, this super- who defeated a would-be computer agreement that confronting, either who employ libraries and research educated librarian may have favorably replacement in the film “Desk Set” through the media or in reality, the techniques in other institutions are influenced the image of his real life (1957). Katherine Hepburn and her public’s mental model of what librar- cool and relevant. Agency Official to Discuss E-rate Changes, Opportunities Does your library get E-rate discounts? Not sure? Have you been following the E-rate saga and are you aware of the recent changes made to the program? Learn more about E-rate and how to master the changes in the current E-rate program during Washington Office Breakout Session II, “Major Changes in E-rate” to be held from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 today in SDCC- Room 30 E. This program is an opportu- nity to hear from expert John Noran of the Schools and Librar- ies Division of the Universal Ser- vice Administrative Company – the agency that administers this critical program. Noran will explain the changes brought by the Federal Communications Available to anyone interested in testing RDA cataloging practices within a hosted, shared database, the RDA Commission’s Sixth Report Sandbox is pre-populated with a wide selection of records. Participants can create and modify additional Order. records in a test environment configured to support JCS Implementation Scenario-One RDA. Those with questions specific This sandbox will be provided for a limited time by VTLS, Inc. - the only ILS vendor to offer a Scenario–One to their state or local libraries implementation. This is your opportunity to try your hand at RDA. can set up a 10-minute ap- pointment with Noran after the Two RDA Sandbox presentations are offered: Sunday 1/09 - 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 program. p.m. in the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, Marina B meeting room. For more information visit Booth #1125 or contact us via email at or by phone at 1-800-468-8857.
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  • 24. Page 24 • Saturday, January 8, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Lois Lowry to Deliver Arbuthnot Lecture on April 15 Lois Lowry, internationally- Arbuthnot Lecture and it provides acclaimed children’s book author, us with a welcome opportunity2011 Midwin to will deliver the May Hill Arbuth- celebrate her remarkable body of not Honor Lecture at St. Louis work through programming that (Mo.) County Library on April 15, will connect children and young 2011. Requests for tickets will be adults with her books through all accepted beginning January 15. the arts including theater, visual Watch the ALSC website at www. art, and music,” said Tim Wadham, for further details on assistant director of youth and com- ticketing. munity services at St. Louis County Lowry’s career spans more than Library. 30 years. She is a two-time recipi- Lowry was born in Hawaii in ent of the John Newbery Medal, in 1937. Her father’s job as an Army 1990 for Number the Stars, set in dentist took the family to live to Denmark during World War II, and various places around the world, in 1994 for the eerily dystopian The including Tokyo when Lois was Giver. She was the recipient of the 11. She went to high school in New 2007 Margaret A. Edwards Award, York City and attended Brown Uni- ALA Executive Director J. Michael Fiels and ALA President Roberta Stevens listen which honors an author’s contri- versity. She completed her degree at to discussion during the ALA Executive Board meeting Friday. bution to young adult literature. the University of Southern Maine, Lowry writes for audiences from went to graduate school, and began preschool to young adults, and her Correction work has varied greatly in terms of her writing career. As she contin- ues to write for a new generation The Midwest Tape advertisement on page 19 of the Meeting Guide content and style. Her latest book of readers, she said, “I try, through is incorrect. A Reading and Discussion of Just Like Us with Author The Birthday Ball, illustrated by writing, to convey my passionate Helen Thorpe will take place today, January 8, from 10:30 – 11:30 Jules Feiffer, was released in 2010. awareness that we live intertwined a.m. in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Room Indigo D. Following the “Lois Lowry is our finest liv- on this planet and that our future session, Helen Thorpe will be signing books at the Midwest Tape ing creator of books for young depends upon our caring more, and booth #1311 at 1:30 p.m. today. people. It is a tremendous honor doing more, for one another.” to be selected to host Ms. Lowry’s
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  • 26. Page 26 • Saturday, January 8, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO These listings are paid advertise- ments. To place an Exhibitor News item Exhibitor News Thomson Reuters (Booth 2225): Web of Knowledge – EndNote – In- in Cognotes in future issues at this meet- Cites: Visit booth #2225 to find out ing, visit the Cognotes office inside the Now it’s easier than ever to create open to all U.S. public libraries. about the new Web of Knowledge, com- ALA office, Hall D, no later than 1:00 professional quality maps and reports Come see us and learn how to Get ing this spring! Attend an in-booth p.m. the day before desired publication. using demographic, business, and Your Geek On! presentation for a chance to win a Baker Taylor (Booth 2741): marketing data. Visit our booth for a Project MUSE (Booth 1112): Visit $1000 travel voucher. Join Baker Taylor and Phase 4 demo and a chance to win a widescreen us for a sneak preview of Project MUSE 2011 Midwin Films at Booth 2741 for an ice-cream monitor! e-Book Collections, a new initiative social from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Franklin the Turtle will be Library Automation Technolo- gies, Inc. (Booth 908): LAT will be to incorporate frontlist humanities The World (and Jason and social science monographs from present for a meet and greet! showing the allCIRC-X disc dispens- university presses into our platform, Griffey) Interviews Credo Reference (Booth 913): Credo Reference’s content is now en- ing self checkout in BOOTH 908. Maximize your disc security using the fully integrated with our successful scholarly journal collections. Vernor Vinge riching Serials Solutions’ Summon™ same software in fifty San Diego Pub- SAGE Publications (Booth Join us today from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Service by providing users of the lic Library self checkouts. Understand 2431): Market Research Analyst po- in the San Diego Convention Center, web-scale discovery service with re- why simpler design and ADA compli- sition available, SAGE US. Excellent Room 29 A-D, to learn more about Ver- sults from Credo’s General Reference, ance equals great disc security. Visit research skills? Experience working nor Vinge, a science fiction writer and Publisher, and Subject collections, our booth for free giveaways every 11 within an academic library? Keen to retired professor of mathematics and together with the Credo Topic Pages. minutes after every even hour! work for a growing academic publisher computer science. In 1982, at a panel For more information, visit Booth 913. OCLC (Booth 2357): Geek the in a new online product division? Visit for AAAI-82, he proposed that in the Geographic Research, Inc. Library, a free community-based SAGE’s website or booth 2431 for a job near future, technology would result in (Booth 1055): SimplyMap 2.0 is here! library awareness program, is now description. superhuman intelligence, a “singular- ity” beyond which human extrapola- tion is essentially impossible. Vinge’s CONFERENCE TIP: there’s such thing as a free lunch science fiction novels and stories have won five Hugo awards, most recently Thanks How How nice for Rainbows End, which considers the of you to ask! still, I for telling much do I i was me about Everyone else appreciate implications of smart environments on My owe for bluffing. the your new lunch? just assumes issues of libraries, privacy, and terror. pleasure. my expense gesture. titles! The work of Vinge pushes informa- account is tion and technology to its incredible, endless. but possible, conclusions. Come and see Jason Griffey, acting as a conduit for the rest of the world, interview Vernor Vinge; futurist, author, thinker, and visionary. Sponsored by LITA’s Imagineering by Gene Ambaum Bill Barnes © Overdue Media LLC Visit us at Booth 1844! Interest Group. Fun, easy and incredibly effective language learning. Mango teaches more than just vocabulary — Stop by booth #941 or viSit US each lesson integrates grammar, pronunciation oNLiNE For MorE iNForMAtioN. AND culture, as well as proven strategies for increasing comprehension and retention, making Mango the most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language!
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  • 28. The Art of the Library at University of Western Ontario Challenge: Simplify digitization and unify access to local special collections Solution: Content Pro digital library tool Result: Faster workflow and united access to both university archives and museum holdings C o n t e nt P r o When the University of Western Ontario's McIntosh Art Gallery (Canada) staff decided to digitize their unique collection, the Library began using Content Pro to unite access to both archival materials and local artwork. Bringing it all together, simplifying workflow, and supporting teaching and research–now that's the art of the library. Come see Content Pro at booth #2041! Inn vative interfaces