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SAN DIEGO — 2011 MIDWINTER MEETING Saturday, January 8, 2011
Ted Danson to Keynote
Highlights President’s Program Tomorrow
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,
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
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
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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
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-
affirms that all libraries are forums cause of origin, age, background, or
for information and ideas, and that the
following basic policies should guide
VI. Libraries that make exhibit
spaces and meeting rooms available
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
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A pair of birds watch the conference activity from their
perch on a bird of paradise plant at the San Diego
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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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
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
Dream Big, Little Pig! Abrams, #1910 Frances M. Wood
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
The Real Beauty Investing Online For Dummies 6th Edition
Deb Rose 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Writing Fiction For Dummies
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Book I - Gamadin: Word of Honor,
Book II - Gamadin: Mons, Book III -
Gamadin: Distant Suns
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Midwest Tape, #1311
Just Like Us: The True Story of Four
Mexican Girls Coming of Age in
Company, # 1810
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.
Flux Books, #2216
ABC Clio, #2628
» see page 8
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If interested please send your
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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-
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
3:00 p.m. from around Midwinter in one easy place.
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 http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/alamw11
Workman Publishing Magician’s Muse- The Seer Series
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
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
Bridging Physical and Digital Preservation / a selection from www.loc.gov and
9:30 Main font: Avenir 95 Black
www.youtube.com/loc/ Secondary Font: Avenir 35 Light
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
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
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
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 www.ala.org/ 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 ala.org/jewishartists.
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-
brary.org 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 atyourlibrary.org. 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.
Atyourlibrary.org is part of the
Campaign for America’s Libraries,
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
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Houston, TX Houston, TX
For more information, visit ala.
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.
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
to learn more about
SAGE Research Methods
the essential tool for researchers.
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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- ala.org.
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
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joinnow. items. stonerewards.com. 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
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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
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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
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library profession, and plays a key
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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.
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
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,
slisweb.sjsu.edu hundreds of shops and restaurants,
and miles of promenades and bike-
ways, the Big Bay appeals to all ages
– Courtesy of San Diego Convention
and Visitor’s Bureau
Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Saturday, January 8, 2011 • Page 19
GLBTRT Continues 40th Anniversary
ProgrammingLibrarian.org 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
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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
ProgrammingLibrarian.org. 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.
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communities. mingLibrarian.org can also be
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Programming tools recently found on Facebook, Twitter and
Gala at the 2011 Annual Conference For more information about GLB-
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• The Programming Librarian Visit the website to test-drive
Since 1970, GLBTRT has served visit www.ala.org/glbtrt.
forum (www.programminglibrar- these new features. Development
ian.org/forum): Post and respond to of the site is funded by a grant
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library programs in the Program- Programs Office, which fosters Join the ALA Public Programs Of- ment of an upcoming multi-format
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• The PR Generator (www.pro- sential part of library service in Public Forum,” a round table discussion the program is to examine the sig-
gramminglibrarian.org/posteratr): public, academic, school and special to be held today at 10:30 a.m., at the nificance and implications of secular
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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.
to Discuss E-rate
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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
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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
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,
ala.org/alsc 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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