ALACognotesISSUE 3 2011 ANNUAL CONFERENCE Sunday, June 26, 2011 HigHligHts Auditorium Speaker Series TODAY IN AUDITORIUM B Daniel Ellsberg 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. Brooke Gladstone 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PLA President’s Program Featuring David Simon Author, cartoonist, producer and game designer Jeff Kinney delivers his Auditorium Speaker Series presentation. and Laura Lippman School Librarians Recognize School 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Tooth Fairy Relief Program, Honor Colleagues, Footprints Learn How to Cope with Grief Help Bring By Frederick J. than ever” and shared that Classic Augustyn, Jr. both she and ALA President The Library of Congress Roberta Stevens successfully TODAY Figures T Connected: An he President’s Program urged the Los Angeles School Autoblogography about to Life of the American Associa- tion of School Librarians district to refrain from cutting their library staff.Love, Death & Technology By Talea (AASL) meeting on Saturday Everhart segued into the 9:00 a.m. Anderson began with recognition of the entrance of her colleague from University Dollar General School Relief Florida State University, Dr. Obligation to Endure of Washington project in a “Beyond Words Cel- Sally Karioth, who has made W 11:00 a.m. i l l i a m William Joyce pumps his fist as he ebration.” In five years Dollar her mark as a nurse, teacher, J o y c e , describes overcoming an obstacle General made grants totaling author, talk show host, and Witchblade a u t h o r during his Auditorium Speaker Series over $1 million to over 113 grief counselor. In an animated, 12:00 p.m. and illustrator of presentation. schools (in separate funds rang- insightful address titled “Life Is children’s books, ing from $5,000 to $15,000) What You Make It—Seize the including George Shrinks, the case of King Kong, Old endeavoring to replace books, Day!” which caused audience Faubourg Treme: The Dinosaur Bob and The Man Yeller and The Yearling. He media, and furniture dam- members to alternate laughterUntold Story of Black New in the Moon, and recipient began writing and illustrat- aged or lost in disasters. J. L. with tears, the often risible ra- Orleans of three Emmy awards for ing, determined to tell sto- Turner, co-founder of Dollar conteur strove to point out the 2:30 p.m. animated series based on his ries his own way, he noted, General, was functionally illit- differences between minor up- books spoke, as part of the “Drawing and making up erate when he helped to set up sets and immeasurable losses The Missouri Botanical Auditorium Speaker Series stories became like breathing his company during the Great » see page 3 Garden Library Saturday, about the power for me.” Depression and knew the value 5:00 p.m. of stories. Joyce developed his story of education. It all began for Joyce material with the help of his Current AASL President JOIN US The Dark Chrystal when, at age five, he learned children and their friends. Dr. Nancy Everhart told of in the Exhibits! that Santa Claus and the Every night they hashed her Vision Tour: 35 school 5:30 p.m. Today Tooth Fairy weren’t actually out the details of the clas- libraries and their librarians 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. real. As a child, Joyce was sics—how many elves did from as many states that their Pink Saris Monday, June 27 moved by stories—almost to Santa Claus have? How did peers nominated as exemplars. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. the point of devastation in » see page 3 Everhart noted that “school libraries are needed now more
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NEW ORLEANS • Sunday, June 26, 2011 Cognotes • Page 3Karioth Disaster Preparedness and Libraries» from page 1and to find “exquisite mo- Is Focus of Washington Office Briefingments in each day.” By Brad Martin to the development and testing of their Asserting “bereavement LAC Group emergency plans. In the process, librar-is a natural part of life to The Washington Office Saturday ies should form alliances with local,which we are all entitled,” Morning Briefing focused on being regional, and/or national institutions.Karioth stated “we have prepared for natural disasters and Rebecca Hamilton, Louisiana’sno other option than to how the library can support emergency State Librarian, said that when hur-enjoy life…as far as I can teams in times of disaster. “It’s not a ricanes Katrina and Rita hit in Augusttell, this is not a dress matter of if a disaster will happen; it’s of 2005, the Louisiana State Libraryrehearsal.” For her own simply a matter of when,” said Kath- “was not prepared at all. Nothing thattenacity, she drew upon erine Zeringue, FEMA Environmental bad had ever happened before and weher Scandinavian roots, Liaison Officer, one of a panel of speak- had no disaster plan. We quickly dis-specifically in small town ers who shared lessons learned and covered that we did not even have a listWisconsin Rapids where offered ideas for emergency planning of phone numbers of library directorsshe fondly remembers the Denine Torr, Director of Community Initiatives, during the “E-Government: Disaster that we needed to call.”Saturdays when she rode Dollar General Literacy Foundation (left) receives a Preparedness” portion of the program Another lesson Hamilton said washer bicycle to exchange plaque from Dr. Nancy Everhart, AASL President, in Saturday. learned quickly was that “librariestwelve books for an ad- recognition of the organization’s five years of grants Zeringue stressed at the outset the were going to play a critical role in theditional dozen more from totaling over $1 million to more than 113 schools. importance of collaboration in the recovery.” She highlighted many ofthe public library. This opportunity for In her school counseling practice, emergency management process and the ways libraries stepped up, whichknowledge made her feel that “she was Karioth advises schools not to clear out that a major misconception exists re- included compiling information forthe richest girl in the world.” the desks or lockers immediately of stu- garding the mission of federal disaster lawmakers, providing internet access When Karioth was in nursing school, dents who have died for that interrupts response efforts. Although there are and other communications needs, hold-“no one talked about dying” and often or prevents the grieving process of many who expect FEMA to come in and ing story hours at housing shelters andcaregivers robbed loved ones of their many of their friends. Students should do everything, Zeringue stressed that becoming distribution points for relief.last opportunities to reconcile with not think that the dead just disappear. everyone, including libraries, need to “In many cases FEMA actually setfamily members or to tie up loose ends. Karioth looks upon her life as a be prepared in advance to work with up shop inside some libraries to helpThis changed with the influence of Dr. fulfilling one both in Wisconsin and in response teams. “It is not FEMA’s role people with providing services such asElizabeth Kübler-Ross who maintained Florida. She relayed that “I’ll always to be the knight in shining armor,” she applying for aid.”that patients have the right to know be a Badger, but I’m a Seminole when said, adding “it takes all aspects of a Daniel Barkley, from the Zimmer-their diagnoses. Karioth first heard nobody is looking.” To the librarians as- community and not just the govern- man Library at the University of NewKübler-Ross while furthering her sembled, she said that she knows that ment to prepare for, protect against Mexico, described his experiences andmedical education at the University of their budgets are being cut “but you and respond to disaster situations.” what he learned as a result of beingWisconsin–Madison. still have the ability to save children.” Zeringue suggested a range of ways not prepared when disaster strikes. In that libraries can prepare – everything his case, it was a flood and a fire that been named Guardians. Each character from performing an initial risk analysis » see page 25Joyce plays a role in Joyce’s new, more intri-» from page 1 cate mythology. Joyce has seen the value in storiesthe Tooth Fairy catalog teeth? Joycepainstakingly revitalized the classic to comfort, both in his own life and in the life of New Orleans. His daughter The eBook Lending Service of Your Dreams is finally heretales on holidays, even rising early to passed away very young, and shortly !paint fairy footprints from door to pil- before her death, he was able to read tolow so that his children could believe her from the newly completed The Manin the Tooth Fairy. “I wanted [these in the Moon. Joyce turned to storiesstories] to be huge, gigantic, glorious!” again in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.said Joyce. “Everyone’s story had blown away,” he These years were the inspiration for said, and there was a transformativeJoyce’s Guardians of Childhood series. power in listening to people’s storiesIn his books, the classic figures—every- and in telling new stories. 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Page 4 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANS ALA President Roberta Stevens welcomes Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of the City of New Orleans, to the stage at the Opening General Session. Landrieu praised librarians and ALA for their support of the city following Hurricane Katrina.Kim Catledge, Branch Manager, Chicago Public Library, pauses for a memorablephoto with a festive Mardi Gras character in the ByWater Solutions booth duringthe Exhibits Opening Reception. The Graphic Novel Pavilion, Artist Alley, and LIVE! Reading Stage are packed by crowds on the Exhibits floor.ALA attendees can see a noted documentary, program or feature film during the“Now Showing @ ALA” Film Program in Auditorium C. Librarians hurry to view“Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Hector Vega, Department of Defense, Arlington, VA, takes a break and reverts to the old technology of reading a printed book in the BIBLIOTHECA ITG booth in the Technology Pavilion.Exhibit Roundtable Chair Gene Shimshock, ALA President Roberta Stevens, andthe ALA Executive Board conclude the Opening General Session with a virtualribbon cutting to open the Exhibits floor.
Page 6 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSScience Fiction/Fantasy Panel, Jarvis Highlight Monday SpeakersScience Fiction/ When Nnedi Okorafor’s Who professor and director of the Interac-Fantasy Panel Fears Death was published in tive Journalism Program and the NewMonday, June 27th, hardcover last June, The Wash- Business Models for News project at10:30–11:30 a.m. ington Post called it “wondrously the City University of New York’sFeaturing Brandon magical and terribly realistic.” Graduate School of Journalism. HeSanderson and Who Fears Death also debuted on is consulting editor and a partner atNnedi Okorafor several of the 2010’s “Best Novel Daylife, a news start-up. He writes a Brandon Sanderson is the of the Year” lists including those new media column for The GuardianNew York Times bestselling of Publishers Weekly and Amazon. and is host of its Media Talk USAauthor of The Hero of Ages and com. podcast. He consults for media com-Warbreaker. He will shortly Okorafor will sign books im- panies. Until 2005, he was presidentcomplete Robert Jordan’s best- Nnedi Okorafor Jeff Jarvis mediately following the session and creative director of Advance.net, (Photo By John Smock)selling Wheel of Time series outside the Auditorium. the online arm of Advance Publica-with the long awaited A Memory of Nnedi Okorafor is an author who Sponsored by DAW and TOR tions. Prior to that, Jarvis was creatorLight. He also teaches at Brigham has the remarkable ability to illu- and founding editor of EntertainmentYoung University, where he earned minate complex cultural issues in Jeff Jarvis Weekly; Sunday editor and associatea master’s degree in creative writ- traditional and modern African com- Monday, June 27, publisher of the New York Daily News;ing. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, he munities by drawing on her own ex- 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. TV critic for TV Guide and People;lives in Utah. Visit Brandon at www. periences; she is Nigerian-American. Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would a columnist with the San Franciscobrandonsanderson.com. Sanderson She has previously published short Google Do? (HarperCollins, 2009), Examiner; assistant city editor andwill be signing outside the auditorium stories and two young adult novels, blogs about media and news at reporter for the Chicago Tribune, andimmediately following the session. for which she’s won numerous awards. Buzzmachine.com. He is associate a reporter for Chicago Today. Today’s Auditorium Speak- ers include Daniel Ellsberg, Diversity: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Our Communities 8:00–9:15 a.m.; Brooke Glad- By Naomi Fosher well as the library profession. Figueroa populations will continue to rise over stone, 10:30–11:30 a.m.; and University of Rhode Island presented statistics like, “The number the next few decades and that the the PLA President’s Program Recognizing and discussing the of same-sex couples in the U.S. grew library profession in its current state featuring David Simon and many issues and strategies relating by more than 30 percent from 2000 to does not adequately represent the over- Laura Lippman, 1:00–2:30 p.m. to diversity, the ALA Committee on 2005,” as well as, “In 2010, 16.3 percent all snapshot of the general population See Saturday’s issue of Cognotes Diversity convened for its third an- of the U.S. population are of Hispanic of the United States. (http://www.alaannual.org/con- nual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity or Latino origin” and “83.9 percent of Concerned with not only recruiting tent/bookshelf) for more infor- on Friday. To start off the meeting, employed librarians in the U.S. in the more diverse librarians into the profes- mation about these speakers, or diversity advocate Miguel Figueroa year 2010 are Caucasian.” Like these sion, this town hall meeting presented visit www.alaannual.org. presented statistics outlining the diver- statistics, the others reveal, to varying a forum for members to gather and dis- sity landscape in the United States as degrees, that the growth of minority cuss key issues and develop strategies for use within our associations, work- places and communities. Among the discussions and break out reports, mem- bers honed in on key ideas, resources, practices and potential solutions. Throughout the discussion, par- ticipants noted it is important to remember that diversity concerns cut across institutional and cultural lines and that diversity is for everyone, not just for those who are part of a certain diverse community or culture. When potential students and pro- fessional librarians enter the LIS pro- grams or their first job, the importance of support structures like mentorships, peer groups cannot be overemphasized. And when recruiting for ALA leader- ship, it is essential to create an envi- ronment that supports diverse opinions and also to make expectations clear of the leadership position in order to help that leader succeed to the best of their ability. One participant, Dr. Jacqueline Zaleski Mackenzie, a Social Scientist, Speaker, Education & Non-Profit Busi- ness Consultant, summed up our role as librarians when she stated, “Libraries, not government, are the best to serve diverse people to help bring together communities in a non-threatening, non-intimidating way.” Through en- couraging flexible thinking or creative thinking, we as librarians can empower, serve the diverse and changing land- scape of our communities. Miss an Issue? 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Page 8 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSSchool Librarians Learn to Prepare for Disaster FEMA (http://www.fema.gov/) and your vendors can all provide assistance.By Dana K. Johnson must be accounted for through inven- Use online tools to store data such as: Vendors may offer your school deepUniversity of North Texas tory lists and/or pictures at full replace- your IP range, passwords, firewalls, discounts in the event of a disaster. The key to disaster preparedness ment value. This aids in accessing your photos, licensing agreements and al- The seminar provided a wealth ofis preparation. On Friday, attendees collection and resources for insurance ternate access to databases. The online information on disaster preparedness.learned first-hand how to face calamity purposes. access will aid your library in recover- Questions were taken from attendeesin a free AASL preconference, “Disaster Provide access. Students and fac- ing needed info at-the-ready. and addressed. Dollar General LiteracyPreparedness for School Librarians” ulty need access to library materials. Contact agency resources. Di- Foundation also randomly selectedsponsored by Dollar General Literacy Use online resources. Be creative and saster Assistance.gov (http://www. three participants to receive $1,000Foundation. relocate resources for use as soon as disasterassistance.gov/), Dollar Gen- grants for their school library. The Terry Young, Jr., librarian for Jef- possible. eral (http://www.dollargeneral.com/ awards were given to Judy Maier offerson Parish schools in LA; Laura Backup important information. dgliteracy/Pages/library_relief.aspx), Riverdale Middle School in Jefferson,Pearle, head librarian Hackley School LA; Marilyn Lewis of Wakulla Countyin Tarrytown, NY and Nancy Teger, School District in Crawfordville, FL,program professor at Nova Southeast- and Jane Johnson of Northlake Chris-ern School of Education, presented tian School of Covington, LA.their personal experiences, lessons As Young quoted Benjamin Frank-learned and hands-on knowledge in lin, “By failing to prepare, we are pre-dealing with disasters affecting their paring to fail.” School librarians mustinstitutions. They have also created a be proactive in their planning in orderwiki page (http://librarypreparedness. to provide information access to today’swikispaces.com/) to further share and K-12 youth.collaborate resources for disasterswithin school libraries. General tips to prepare for a librarydisaster were offered: Popular Culture Prepare. A disaster plan, prepara- Enthusiasts Gathertion checklist and emergency proce-dures to be followed must be in place. to Learn, Share, anddPlan is an online disaster planning toolthat can help you create your school’s Address Topicslibrary plan (http://www.dplan.org/) By Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr. Communicate. School and district The Library of Congressadministration and employees, stu- Sarah Sogigian, Advisor, Youth Ser-dents and their families Email, web vices, Massachusetts Library System Exhibitor Shana Wagger, right, World Bank Publications, Washington, DC,pages and social media sites are excel- and Chair of the Association of College helps reference librarian Jacquelyn Daniel, Atlanta, GA, load a new mobilelent communication tools. and Research Libraries (ACRL)’s Pop app in the Mobile App Pavilion. Document. All library resources Culture in Libraries Discussion Group presided over an open session Friday, which allowed a large gathering of instructors, librarians, and students to Visit Us at Booth 540 attend. Sogigian offered a few leading questions and the animated discussion soon focused on: the downturn in the economy and its affect on the use of films; the challenges of working with video games; different criteria for par- ticular item check-out privileges; and digital book devices. DVD circulation has largely in- The Virtua ILS is feature-rich with The Chamo Social OPAC for Virtua The VITAL Digital Asset software creased, perhaps influenced by per- exceptional depth and range of ca- empowers your patrons, providing offers automatic data capture, su- sonal cuts in cable television subscrip- pabilities, including full Unicode sup- configurable facets and allowing us- perior searching capabilities and tions, limiting home film access. Some port, multilingual user interface and ers to create personal lists, tag and standards-based protocols. The libraries recognize the “digital divide” FRBR support. Virtua is the only ILS rate items, enter comments or re- open-source Fedora™ platform and the fact that many of their patrons to fully support RDA Scenario One views and link to social sites like Fa- provides a flexible, customizable in- cannot afford newer equipment to Implementation. Virtua scales to cebook and Twitter – all from their PC terface. Custom Drupal modules al- support everything from individual li- or mobile device. APIs allow integra- low VITAL to expand to include other play Blue Ray versions and therefore braries to large consortia, and is also tion with Drupal, giving your library a functional modules, or integrate with prefer to purchase standard DVDs. available as Software as a Service. wealth of options for customization. your institution’s website. “Combo-packs” of mostly Disney films offer both regular DVD and Blue Ray versions. Others mentioned that MGM Attend our informational sessions at the New Orleans Marriott at the on Demand digitizes many obscure films at cost for both individuals and Convention Center Tchoupitoulas Room, Sunday June 26th. libraries in not prettily-packaged, but still largely accessible formats, as does RDA Now! will present a discussion of our recent RDA Drupal 101 will explore how to use Drupal to en- Hulu Plus. Many patrons still want Sandbox project. Participants have tested RDA cata- hance your website. We’ll show you how VTLS and to borrow VHS versions of movies, at- loging practices within a hosted, shared Virtua data- customers have used Drupal to design custom front testing to the resilience of this format base pre-populated with a wide selection of records. end interfaces for both VITAL and Chamo. and the continuing operability of their equipment. Presented at 8 am & 1:30 pm Presented at 10:30 am & 4 pm Because of the cost of video games, some libraries do not circulate them but instead have game rooms onsite for their use, to reduce replacement costs. Controllers are bar-coded and checked out for tracking purposes, but not al- lowed to leave the building. Some pa- trons bring in their own equipment for games, using them onsite. Catalogers noted that video games often require » see page 24
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Page 12 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSNetworking, Honors and Chocolate Abound at ASCLA/COSLA Reception The Association of Specialized and service to County residents who can- Diane Walden, Colorado State Prisoners’ Right-to-Read Statement:Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) not visit and use the library due to Library, ASCLA Leadership and An Interpretation of the Library Billand the Chief Officers of State Library age, illness, disability or incarceration. Professional Achievement Award. of Rights is a clear example of bothAgencies (COSLA) invites you to a The scope of the services provided, the In addition to her exemplary state- professional leadership and pioneer-sweet ending to your evening tonight at diversity of the people they reach, and wide leadership with correctional ing activity.the ASCLA/COSLA dessert reception, the positive impact they have on their facility services and programs in Colo- Learn more about ASCLA at www.from 8:00–10:00 p.m. in the Riverview clients is impressive. rado and Florida, Diane’s leadership ala.org/ascla or join at www.ala.org/Room at the Monteleone, 214 Rue Jamal Mazrui, Federal Com- in the creation of the new ALA policy membership.Royal. Reception guests can take ad- munications Commission, Francisvantage of desserts, coffee and a cash Joseph Campbell Award. As deputybar, and also have an opportunity to director of the Accessibility and Inno- PLA Hosts Exciting Sunday Afternoonnetwork with important leaders, mov- vation Initiative at the Federal Com-ers and shakers in the library world. munications Commission (FCC) and a Of Awards, Speakers and EntertainmentAll conference participants are invited leader in the adaptive technology and Be sure to take advantage of through his work as a writer andto the reception. web accessibility communities, Jamal two special PLA events this after- producer of award-winning shows The awards presentation will take Mazrui has pioneered an innovation noon—the President’s Program like Homicide and The Wire, andplace at 8:30 p.m., and honor this year’s model for library programming and and Awards Presentation and the Lippman through her best-sellingrecipients of ASCLA’s awards: services which has opened paths to President’s Reception that follows. fiction featuring Baltimore P.I. 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Page 14 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSLauren AASL Announces School Library Programs of the Year The American Association of School support classroom lessons (47 percent). generated products that are based onMyracle Librarians (AASL), will present three (Source: Speak up 2010 Educators Re- higher level thinking and inquiry. of the nation’s leading school library port, Project Tomorrow/ May 11, 2011/ North East Independent SchoolHeadlines programs with the 2011 National www.tomorrow.org) District, San Antonio, Texas. (68 School Library Program of the Year NSLPY Award winners are leading schools with 66,220 students, 70AASL Awards (NSLPY) Award at ALA’s Annual Con- their profession in adopting the latest full-time librarians.) Teachers and ference tomorrow during the AASL technological tools in collaboration librarians integrate the latest toolsLuncheon Awards Luncheon. Seeking to shed with teachers and students to promote and technologies to create life-long outdated stereotypes as shushers, creativity, self-re- learners and pro- New York Times bestselling shelvers and book checkers, AASL is liance, and self- AASL is recognizing mote good digitalauthor, Lauren Myracle, will recognizing school libraries which are directed learning citizenship. Stu-headline the annual Awards Lun- moving online and going high-tech to in schools. Each school libraries which dents incorporatecheon for the American Associa- are moving online and prepare students for college and career. winning program podcasts, slide-tion of School Librarians (AASL). going high-tech to The NSLPY Award spotlights school receives a $10,000 shows, and videos,The luncheon will be held at 12:00 libraries that are re-inventing their prize ($30,000 to- prepare students for and share workp.m. on Monday, New Orleans 21st century roles in the face of school tal) donated by college and career. through onlineMarriott, La Galerie 2. budgets cuts and layoffs. As key play- Follett Library posts or library Myracle is the best-selling ers in the digital shift in the classroom, Resources. (http:// blogs. Librariansauthor of the Internet Girls tril- librarians of today work with teachers www.ala.org/aasl/awards. Recipients of demonstrate databases and otherogy—ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r—and on innovative lesson plans to train the 2011 NSLPY Award include: materials available 24/7 to studentsRhymes with Witches, among students in real-world skills of digital Henrico County (Va.) Public and their families and develop onlinemany other books for teenagers databases, online project-sharing, Schools, Henrico County, Virginia. professional development courses toand young people. One of the 24-hour chat forums and virtual (69 schools with approximately 49,000 instruct teachers on the ethical usemost frequently challenged au- meetings, Google Docs, smart boards, students, 82 full-time librarians). In of information. Plans are underwaythors for the past three years, in blogs, vimeo, and audio/visual media. collaborative partnerships, librarians to create an online repository where2009, Myracle held the number Award-winning librarians are expand- and teachers merge content and tech- student-created book reviews and pro-one position on the ALA’s most ing student access to online research nology through the Henrico21 initia- motional videos can be accessed onlinechallenged book list. She has and multi-media tools and providing tive. Librarians integrate curriculum across all school libraries.since become a national spokes- high-tech training in logic, problem- and dynamic interactive technology to Pine Grove Middle School,person for intellectual freedom. solving, literature, and geometry. One teach self-sufficiency. Henrico librar- East Syracuse, N.Y. Middle school Immediately following the recent study called the school librarian ians incorporate nightly online discus- students receive Blue Passes to theAwards Luncheon is the AASL the “go-to” person to identify websites sion forums, online databases, Boolean library to work on job and interper-President’s Reception, providing for classroom use (78 percent), create searches, online mind-mapping appli- sonal skills. In its mission to “preparethe opportunity to meet and greet collections of resources for curriculum cations, and a choice of Web 2.0 applica- students for the 21st-Century” admin-the AASL president, board mem- support (56 percent) and to find specific tions such as text-to-voice animations istrators sign up for daily text messagebers, and other member leaders. digital content, podcasts and videos to and electronic pop-up books for student updates about library events, which includes text and a video summary of the month’s highlights. Lunchtime student “geek squads” support peers’ Meet the Stars of Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books! technology needs. Visit Marshall Cavendish Booth 1239 Today AASL President Nancy Everhart Presents Dolly Parton With 2011 Crystal Apple American Association of School Librarians (AASL) President Nancy Everhart has selected Dolly Parton and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library as the re- cipients of the 2011 Crystal Apple. The honor is given at the discre- tion of the AASL president to an Jennifer Roy Matthew Locricchio Will Hillenbrand Deborah Heiligman Lucine Kasbarian individual or group that has had a significant impact on school Saturday 10:00–11:00 Saturday 11:30–12:30 Saturday 1:00–2:00 Saturday 2:30–3:30 Sunday 10:00–11:00 library programs and students. Sunday 2:00–3:00 at the Cookbook Pavilion Dolly Parton’s Imagination and Library began with Ms. Parton’s Sunday 1:00–2:00 wish to foster a love of reading at our booth in preschool children and their families living in her home coun- ty of Sevier, Tennessee, and grew to include affiliates all over the country. Children enrolled in the program are mailed a new, age appropriate book every month until they turn five years old. At that time, they’re presented the book Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come. A representative from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will accept the Crystal Apple at AASL’s Awards Luncheon on Monday.
O U R A U T H O R S AT A L A COME VISIT THE PENGUIN BOOTH #1422 S U N D AY J U N E 2 6 S U N D AY J U N E 2 6 ( C O N T. ) NATHANIEL PHILBRICK ANDY BOROWITZ Author of THE LAST STAND Author of THE 50 FUNNIEST AMERICAN WRITERS Custer, Sitting Bull, and the An Anthology of Humor Battle of the Little Bighorn from Mark Twain to The Onion 8:00–10:00 am Literary Tastes Breakfast** 5:30–7:30 pm ALTAFF Humor Panel: Royal Sonesta Hotel, The Laugh’s on Us*** 300 Bourbon St., Grand Ballroom The Hilton Riverside New Orleans, 11:00–12:00 pm Penguin booth #1422 2 Poydras St., Versailles Ballroom M O N D AY J U N E 2 7GUY GAVRIEL KAYAuthor of UNDER HEAVEN8:00–10:00 am Literary Tastes Breakfast** JULIE JAMES Royal Sonesta Hotel, Author of A LOT LIKE LOVE 300 Bourbon St., Grand Ballroom 8:00–10:00 am ALTAFF panel:11:00–12:00 pm Penguin booth #1422 Isn’t It Romantic? Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, room 339 11:15–12:15 pm Penguin Booth #1422 CAMMIE McGOVERN Author of NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH 10:30–12:00 pm ALTAFF panel: Mystery and Horror @ your library ADRIENNE McDONNELL Author of THE DOCTOR AND THE DIVA Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, room 268 8:00–10:00 am ALTAFF panel: Isn’t It Romantic? Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 2:00–2:30 pm LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage* room 339 2:30–3:30 pm Penguin booth #1422 11:15–12:15 pm Penguin Booth #1422C. S. HARRISAuthor of WHERE SHADOWS DANCE ELLIS AVERY Author of THE LAST NUDEA Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery 10:30–2:00 pm GLBT Stonewall Book Awards10:30–12:00 pm ALTAFF panel: Brunch, signing to follow**** Mystery and Horror @ your library Louisiana I, The Loews Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, 300 Poydras St. room 2681:00–2:00 pm Penguin booth #1422 C. J. CHERRYH Author of BETRAYER REBECCA MAKKAI 10:30–11:30 pm ALA Speaker Series Author of THE BORROWER Science Fiction/Fantasy Panel 12:00–1:00 pm Penguin booth #1422 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 1:30–3:30 pm ALTAFF panel: Auditorium B First Author, First Book Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, room 269 ELEANOR BROWN Author of THE WEIRD SISTERSMIRANDA JAMES 12:00–12:30 pm LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage* 12:30–1:30 pm Penguin Booth #1422Author of CLASSIFIED AS MURDER 2:00–4:00 pm ALTAFF Author Tea***A Cat in the Stacks Mystery Ernest N. Morial Convention3:30–4:30 pm Penguin booth #1422 Center, rooms 293-296 *LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage can be found at #1354 in the exhibit hall ELLIS AVERY **For tickets for this event visit www.literarytastes.com ***For tickets for this event visit the Penguin or ALTAFF booths Author of THE LAST NUDE ****For tickets for this event visit the Penguin booth 2:00–3:00 pm Penguin booth #1422P E N G U I N G RO U P ( U S A )
Page 16 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSWedgeworth to Explore Past,Future of Library Literacy Programs Laugh, Drink, Eat at the Dr. Robert Wedgeworth, a member educator, and association executive, NMRT Reception for a Causeof the National Museum and Library including President and CEO of Pro- Live music, great New Orleans conference in order to encourageServices Board (NMLSB) and former Literacy Worldwide (ProLiteracy), food, and affordable drinks are all and support professional develop-Executive Director of the American University Librarian and Professor on tap at tonight’s joint reception, ment and participation in ALA andLibrary Association and President of of Library and Information Sci- cosponsored by the New Members NMRT activities.ProLiteracy Worldwide, will present ence at the University of Illinois at Round Table (NMRT) and the “For more than 30 years, NMRTa vision of library literacy services in Champaign-Urbana, Dean of the LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian members have had the chance tothe 21st century at the 2011 Jean E. School of Library Service at Columbia Fund. attend an ALA Annual conferenceColeman Library Outreach Lecture. University, and Executive Director This year for the first time, the thanks to these awards,” accordingThe lecture will be on Monday from of the American Library Association. NMRT Awards Reception and the to current NMRT President Deana8:00 –10:00 a.m. in Room 346-347 of In January 2010, President Obama Merritt Fund “Reception for a Groves, herself a 2008 recipient ofthe Morial Convention Center. nominated Wedgeworth to serve on Cause” will be combined into one the 3M/NMRT Professional De- The lecture series honors Dr. Jean the National Museum and Library great event. This event will take velopment Award. “The associatedE. Coleman, the first director of the Services Board (NMLSB). place from 7:30–10:00 p.m. tonight professional development oppor-ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach The Jean Coleman Lecture is open at L’Entrepot Gallery, 527 Julia (in tunities have benefited my careerServices (OLOS), for her leadership to all Annual Conference attendees. the Gallery District)—just a short immensely and continue to play ain focusing the association’s atten- For more information, visit www.ala. walk from the Convention Center. role in my growth as a librarian.”tion on issues affecting traditionally org/olos. There’s no fee to attend, but do- The LeRoy C. Merritt Humani-underserved and under-represented The Office for Literacy and Out- nations to the Merritt Fund are tarian Fund was established inpeople in libraries. reach Services (OLOS) serves the welcome. $10 wrist bands entitle 1970 and is devoted to the support, Wedgeworth’s lecture is titled, “The Association by identifying and pro- attendees to the beer and wine maintenance, medical care andFuture of Literacy in Libraries: Our moting library services that support open bar. welfare of librarians who, in theChallenges, Our Opportunities.” In equitable access to the knowledge and NMRT will be honoring the Trustee’s opinion, are denied em-exploring why library literacy pro- information stored in our libraries. NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial ployment rights or discriminatedgrams have not been more success- OLOS focuses attention on services Award recipient, Eamon Tewell, against or denied employmentful, Wedgeworth will discuss making that are inclusive of traditionally and the 3M/NMRT Professional rights because of defense of intel-literacy programs more accountable, underserved populations, including Development Grant recipients, lectual freedom.developing and replicating innovative new and non-readers, people geo- Natalie Traylor Clewell, Jessica For more information pleasestrategies, and demonstrating the graphically isolated, people with dis- Nadine Hernandez and Julie N. visit the NMRT website at www.impact of library literacy services in abilities, rural and urban poor people, Kane. These awards provide fi- ala.org/nmrt, and the Leroy C. Mer-order to influence stakeholders and and people generally discriminated nancial assistance for ALA/NMRT ritt Humanitarian Fund’s at www.decision makers. against based on race, ethnicity, members to attend the annual merrittfund.org. Wedgeworth’s notable career has sexual orientation, age, language andincluded service as a librarian, library social class. Don’t miss your chance to win an Apple iPad LC Booth Schedule Booth # 2856 from Choice! 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NEW ORLEANS • Sunday, June 26, 2011 Cognotes • Page 17When it Leaks it Pours: Security Archive Director to Discuss WikiLeaks Thomas Blanton, Director of the publishing 220 of over 250,000 leaked information; the role of whistleblowers ALA James Madison Award for de-National Security Archive at George “confidential” classified diplomatic and their protection under the law; fending the public’s right to know,Washington University in Washington cables (1966-2010) from 274 U.S. em- government transparency; and the is a renowned journalist and authorD.C., will discuss the state of the Unit- bassies around the world. While not protection of the public’s right to access whose Freedom of Information Acted States’ classification system and classified “top secret,” these cables re- and read government documents and request and subsequent lawsuit ledexplore librarians’ role as defenders of vealed diplomatic strategies and some understand what the government is to the release of Oliver North’s Iran-access to information. The program, potentially embarrassing attitudes and doing in its name. contra diaries. He is the author of“When it Leaks it Pours: WikiLeaks, opinions of international leaders. Over Blanton will continue the conversa- Masterpieces of History: The PeacefulNational Declassification System, and six months later, the disclosures are tion that began at the ALA’s Midwinter End of the Cold War in Europe, 1989,Access to Government Information” still headline news, and the principals Meeting when ALA Council passed a and is the co-author or contributingwill take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday involved in the disclosures—notably resolution to mark ALA’s support for editor for several other books, includ-in the Queen Anne Ballroom at the Julian Assange and Bradley Man- expanded initiatives to reform the U.S. ing Litigation Under the Federal OpenHotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street. ning—remain persons of interest for classification system and reaffirm the Government Laws and Atomic Audit:The program is jointly sponsored by the the media and the government. right of libraries, the press, and in- The Costs and Consequences of U.S.ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee For the library community, the dividuals to disseminate information Nuclear Weapons Since 1940. As Direc-and the ALA Committee on Legislation. WikiLeaks disclosure raises issues that to the public about the government tor of the National Security Archive, Last November, WikiLeaks and have long concerned librarians as infor- and national security issues without he heads up the world’s largest non-several major global newspapers (in- mation professionals: the classification restriction. governmental library of declassifiedcluding The New York Times), began (and overclassification) of government Blanton, the 1996 winner of the government documents. RUSA Celebrates Best Work, Achievements of 2011 at Awards Ceremony The Reference and User Services Award; the Reference Service Press bert Mudge Award for leadership and Margaret Monroe Award for signifi- Association (RUSA) will celebrate Award for the most outstanding ar- service in library reference; the John cant contributions to adult library the 2011 recipients of its large vari- ticle in Reference and User Services Sessions Memorial Award recognizing services; the Dartmouth Medal for ety of professional achievement and Quarterly (RUSQ); BRASS Emerald library service to the labor community; an outstanding and significant ref- literary awards from 5:00 – 6:30 Research Grants to provide grant mon- the STARS/Atlas Systems Mentor- erence work; and the Sophie Brody p.m. today in the Royal Ballroom ies for research in business reference; ing Award; the MARS My Favorite Medal for achievement in Jewish of the Monteleone, 214 Rue Royal. the Louis Shores Award for excellence Martian Award; the RSS Achievement literature. All conference participants are in reviewing; the BRASS Gale Cengage Award; the Zora Neale Hurston Award All conference participants are invited to this event, which will Learning Student Travel Award; the sponsored by HarperCollins; the His- invited to this event to celebrate also include a cash bar and hors Gale Cengage Award for Excellence in tory Section Genealogical Publishing the most outstanding achieve- d’oeuvres. The awards presented Business Librarianship; the Gale Cen- Company Award; the ABC-CLIO On- ments of the year in reference and will include the Virginia Boucher/ gage Award for Excellence in Reference line History Award; the Morningstar adult services. Learn more about OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian and Adult Services; the Isadore Gil- Public Librarian Support Award; the RUSA at www.ala.org/rusa. library users suffer incomplete, inconsistent access to your valuable online content and services. the only service to pinpoint, track, and ease those problems as they occur - every day.
Page 18 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSBarbakoff Receives 2011 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship The Freedom to Read Foundation grams at the conference, consult with vides reference and readers’ advisory to library services for young people,(FTRF) is pleased to announce that a mentor/board member and present services; coordinates programs and dis- from preschool to teens,” said ConableAudrey Barbakoff, a reference librar- a report about her experiences and plays; and blogs. She also coordinates Scholarship Committee Chair Can-ian with the Milwaukee (Wis.) Public thoughts. She was recognized at Thurs- the Teen Advisory Board and leads dace Morgan.Library, is the fourth recipient of the day’s FTRF Annual Member Reception. preschool story times. Barbakoff is a The Conable Scholarship is openGordon M. Conable Conference Schol- Barbakoff holds a B.F.A. from member of the Wisconsin Intellectual to library school students and newarship. The Conable Scholarship will the University of Illinois at Urbana- Freedom Round Table and recently had librarians. It was created to advanceprovide for Barbakoff ’s expenses to at- Champaign and a Masters of Library an article about the ethics of filtering two principles that Gordon Conabletend the 2011 ALA Annual Conference. and Information Science from the computers in public libraries published held dear: intellectual freedom and As part of the scholarship, Barbakoff University of Washington, which she on the peer reviewed website In the mentorship. Gordon Conable was awill attend various FTRF and other received in 2010. In her capacity at the Library with the Lead Pipe. This is her California librarian and intellectualintellectual freedom meetings and pro- Milwaukee Public Library, she pro- first ALA Conference. freedom champion who served several “Audrey’s application stood out terms as president of the Freedom amongst a group of excellent applicants to Read Foundation. His unexpected because of her eloquent and passion- death in 2005 inspired his wife, Irene ate advocacy for policies and practices Conable and the FTRF Board to cre- that protect the intellectual freedom ate the Conable Fund, which provides rights of all library users in today’s funding for the Conable Scholarship. digital environment. The committee Visit www.ftrf.org/conablefund for also was impressed by her dedication more information. ALA Membership Pavilion Learn how ALA membership can enhance your career, connect you with colleagues from around the world, and help you improve library services to your community by stopping at the ALA Membership Pavilion on the exhibit floor. ALA Ambassadors—a group of long-time, experienced members—will be on hand to welcome you and help you find the right resource both here at conference and throughout the year. For our newest members, meet colleagues from the New Members Round Table who will help you find ways to get more involved in the association. ALA staff are ready to help answer your questions about your membership and ALA. With information and displays from every ALA division, round table and The St. Charles Ave. Streetcar transports riders through the Garden District. office, plus interesting and informative Poster Sessions throughout the (Photo courtesy New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, photo by Jack Edwards) conference, the ALA Membership Pavilion is your one-stop place to learn. NEW! Available at Booth # 3340 for an Exclusive Preview PsycTESTS™ and PsycTHERAPY™ PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information for each instrument. PsycTHERAPY is a database of streaming therapy demonstrations, featuring clinicians working with participants, that offers synchronized, searchable transcripts and allows users to create playlists. Stop by Booth # 3340 to see a preview and to preregister for a free 30-day trial! www.apa.org/pubs/databases | 877-236-2941
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Page 20 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSStudent Learning Outcomes Assessment:Linking Learning, Assessment, and Program Improvement Registration If you are interested in learning and professional schools away from ment in master’s degree programmore about outcomes assessment,you won’t want to miss the Commit- checklist-style quantitative audits, toward a continuous-improvement accreditation, • The elements required for success- Open for ®tee on Accreditation (COA) programMonday from 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. accountability process known as outcomes assessment. This process ful outcomes assessments, and • Strategies for implementing an Wrestlemaniain the Embassy Suites New Orleanshotel (near the Convention Center), is now widely applied for evaluat- ing whether an academic program is outcomes assessment process. Participants will receive a summa- ReadingJean Lafitte room 1. The term accountability is heard taking seriously its responsibility for what students learn. ry handout of the content presented in the session along with a list of selected Challengefrequently in contemporary discus- The discussion during this session resources for learning more about Registration is open for thesions of social issues. Within educa- will illustrate how a continuous-im- outcomes assessment and applying seventh annual WrestleManiation much of the current account- provement model can be implemented the process to meet program accredita- Reading Challenge, sponsoredability debate is centered on public in a master’s degree program to meet tion requirements. Dr. James Carey, by WWE® and the Young AdultK-12 education, but the accountability a mandate for programmatic outcomes Professor Emeritus at the University Library Services Associationspotlight has focused more sharply assessment. of South Florida, will be the main (YALSA), a division of the Amer-in the past decade on higher educa- Participants in this session will presenter. COA members Dr. David ican Library Association.tion as well. Regional accrediting learn: Werner and Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng will Librarians and educators whoagencies, professional societies, and • An operational definition of out- provide information about what is register have the opportunity tostate boards of regents have shifted comes assessment, required of ALA-accredited programs win $2,000 for their school orpart of the assessment of institutions • The purposes for outcomes assess- with regard to SLOs. library and will receive free promotional materials, includ- ing full-size and mini-posters to distribute as prizes that will be sent out in late August. Librar- ies with multiple branches may register once and request the number of promotional packs that they need for each branch. Youth who wish to enter and compete for a trip to Wrestle- Mania XXVIII will submit a special project during Teen Read Week™, which is held from Octo- ber 16-22, 2011. Participation is open to legal residents of all 50 United States and the District of Columbia, as well as legal residents of Canada excluding Quebec. Participants must be The Campaign 3M LIBRARY SYSTEMS LSSI (LIBRARY SYSTEMS & SERVICES LLC) in grades 5-12. In January 2012, 21 finalists for Americas BAKER & TAYLOR MARSHALL CAVENDISH will be selected and awarded transportation, hotel, tickets BOUND TO STAY BOUND BOOKS MERGENT, INC. Libraries would BOWKER MORNINGSTAR and spending money to attend WrestleMania XXVIII in Mi- like to thank BRODART COMPANY NEAL-SCHUMAN FOUNDATION ami, Fla. Finalists will compete in the WrestleMania Read- ing Challenge Championships, ALAs 2010-2011 BWI/FOLLETT LIBRARY RESOURCES OCLC ONLINE COMPUTER LIBRARY CENTER with the chance to win ringside tickets to WrestleMania XX- Library Champions. CANDLEWICK PRESS POLARIS LIBRARY SYSTEMS VIII. Registration is available THE COMBINED BOOK EXHIBIT PROQUEST through July 31, 2011 at www. ala.org/wrestlemania. DEMCO, INC. 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Page 22 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSOCLC Americas Members, Officials Discuss ‘The Infinite Collection’By Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr. ing a healthy marketplace for services; gathering to consider. Libraries have maintained that his patrons shouldThe Library of Congress product differentiation to encourage traditionally had the task of preserv- receive “functional infinity,” that is, OCLC extended a welcome to wide-scale adaptation of services; ing physical library materials. These access to everything they need ratherattendees at ALA on Friday with a differential pricing; no membership organizations have often shared infor- than “actual infinity,” the unattainableworking lunch and symposium titled fees to become an OCLC member; and mation via “collective collections” such access to everything. “Privacy means“The Infinite Collection: Resources in creating a global finance committee. as union catalogs or interlibrary loans. something different to our patronsthe Digital Age.” Distributed question Wilbur Stolt, Director of Libraries Increasingly, with the diverse nature of today than it did 20 years ago.” Wecards, designated microphones and mo- at the University of North Dakota and materials, the scholarly or intellectual might have to reconcile giving up somebile devices conveyed questions to the Chair, OCLC ARC Communications record of different cultures has been aspects of privacy in order to be betterpanelists. Anne Prestamo, Associate Committee, pointed out that there is preserved by other “cultural memory served.Dean at the University of Oklahoma an independent website to foster com- organizations” including archives, Bobbi Newman, a consultant fromState University Libraries, and Chair munication and sharing and to develop historical societies, and even private B. Newman & Associates who is in-of the Americas Regional Council new services and new skills called the individuals who sometimes are also the formed by a public library background,(ARC) during the past two years made ARC Member- to-Member Forum. generators of “information artifacts.” questioned whether some born-digitalintroductions and turned over leader- Next was an open forum featuring Lynch claimed that we need to reor- interactive books are actually games.ship to newly elected Chair Bill Maes, Jay Jordan, President and Chief Ex- ganize public and private boundaries. Electronic books may be more than justUniversity Librarian at Dalhousie ecutive Officer; Larry Alford, Chair of Two commentators provided a digital versions of their physical coun-University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, who the OCLC Board of Trustees; and Kath- challenging conclusion to the day’s terparts. Newman pointed out thatmade a presentation via a video. leen Imhoff and Brian Schottlaender, sessions. Rick Anderson, Associate computer skills are as necessary as ac- John Helmer, Executive Director of OCLC Trustees. Jordan asserted that Director for Scholarly Resources at the cessibility to the actual equipment, inthe Orbis Cascade Alliance, and Chair it was still a challenge to OCLC how to University of Utah’s Marriott Library, fact, that skills are part of that access.of the Cost Sharing Models Task Force, attract new members, although Imhoffnoted that OCLC is truly a global or-ganization. In his final report, Helmer stated that there were 42,000 libraries just in OCLC’s ARC, which was just IFC to Hold Hearing on Proposed Resolutionemphasized: timing in the recom- one of the three global regions of the The Intellectual Freedom Com- The IFC Privacy Subcommittee andmendations (“phased in realistically organization. mittee (IFC) will ask ALA Council the IFC developed the resolution afterover two to three years”); applicability Schottlaender asserted that “the to approve a proposed “Resolution to librarians and library users alike asked(looking to the future); and diverging shift to digital books is fundamentally Protect Library User Confidentiality in the committee members to examine thecategories of costs. The smallest costs different—it gives us access to every Self Serve Hold Practices” at the ALA issue of reader privacy and self-serveare associated with governance while type of content.” Digital technology Annual Conference in New Orleans. holds. The resolved clauses call onthe largest are linked to infrastruc- can amalgamate previous material and The IFC will provide an opportunity libraries to adopt practices for open-ture (such as servers and hardware). therefore bring us to the verge of the for members to comment on and make shelf, self-serve hold that preserveHe listed several recommendations, “Infinite Collection.” suggestions for changes to the resolu- library users’ privacy:among them continuing support for Clifford Lynch, Executive Director tion via an open hearing as part of the RESOLVED, that the Americannonrevenue generating programs, with of the Coalition for Networked Infor- IFC/FTRF Issues Briefing today from Library Associationperiodic reviews; incentives to encour- mation, offered the audience three 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in Room 354 of the 1. Urges all libraries to reject libraryage certain necessary activities; foster- fundamental ideas on information Morial Convention Center. practices and procedures for self- service holds that place a library user’s personally identifiable information or requested materials in public view; 2. Urges all libraries to protect pa- tron identity by adopting self-service hold practices and procedures that conceal the library user’s identity and obscure the materials being borrowed; 3. Urges the responsible bodies of ALA to work with vendors to incor- porate applications into integrated Choose Your Own library systems that enable libraries to conceal a borrower’s identity in a cost-effective manner. The full text of the draft resolution Adventure is published online at http://www.oif. ala.org/oif/?p=2263 Members also are invited to submit comments to the IFC via email. 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NEW ORLEANS • Sunday, June 26, 2011 Cognotes • Page 23 International Librarians Focus on Partnerships On Friday morning more than 50 in- Building community partnerships, ternational librarians heard “Outreach especially in challenging financial through New Partnerships: Strategies times, was the clear theme throughout and Successes” at the International Re- these projects. Whether building collec- lations Round Table (IRRT) Preconfer- tions in China or Vietnam, advocacy in ence. Case studies of successful new and Transylvania, innovative digital initia- established projects in China, Kurdis- tives in Costa Rica or programs in Zam- tan, Romania, Vietnam, Costa Rica, and bia the key to each was partnerships. Zambia shared valuable ideas and per- Local partners provide essential stake- spectives. These projects varied from art holder value while external partners with vulnerable youth in sub-Saharan often provide critical resource support Africa to rural library development in from which local library users benefit. China. Many practical aspects, such as This was a valuable preconference the use of grants for external funding, for those who develop international structure of foundations, varied types literacy projects. Realistic and practical of projects, or the need for library staff examples were explained, and the sub- training all emerged as fundamentals tle influence of these successes created in the projects. a deep immeasurable encouragement.Artist Alexis Fajardo, Santa Rosa, CA, right, discusses his work with a visitor to the Honorary ALA MembershipArtist Alley, located in the Graphic Novel Pavilion, in the rear of 1600/1700 aislesin the Exhibits. From children’s books to graphic novels, Artist Alley includes the Conferred To Yohannes Gebregeorgisbest from all genres and features some of the artists’ original works. On Friday, Yohannes Gebregeorgis Mekelle, Ethiopia which houses 20,000 was given an honorary membership volumes, a fully networked computer Today in the Exhibits to the American Library Association for his outstanding contributions and dedication to youth literacy. Through- lab, reading nook with puppet theater and book club. He also developed the Adi Gudom Children and Youth Library “ What’s Cooking @ AL A” aisle on the Exhibits Floor. Today’s out his career, Gebregeorgis has over- in Adi Gudom, Ethiopia which houses Cooking Stage schedule includes: seen the establishment of more than more than 8,000 volumes. The “What’s Cooking @ ALA” 40 school library partnerships, three In addition to this honorary ALA Cooking stage is featuring a va- Sci-Fi/ Fantasy free-standing children’s libraries and membership, Gebregeorgis was also riety of chefs and authors. Chefs Kiki Hamilton seven donkey mobile libraries in his recognized as a 2008 “Top 10 CNN will be heating up the exhibit floor, 10:30–11:30 a.m. native Ethiopia. Hero,” received a presidential citation preparing their hottest recipes The Faerie Ring Author of Tirhas Celebrates Ashenda: for international innovation from ALA and autographing their latest Sponsored by Tor/ Forge An Ethiopian Girl’s Festival and Silly in 2008 and was awarded an honorary cookbooks. The “What’s Cooking Mammo, Gebregeorgis is founder of the doctorate in public service from Regis @ ALA” Cooking Stage is located Lisa Desrocher Segenat Children and Youth Library in University in Denver, CO. in the Exhibit Hall at the back 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. of aisle 3000. Today’s schedule Personal Demons includes: Sponsored by Tor/ Forge Preserving Food Memories David Weber YOUR BEST RESEARCH Amy Alessio 9:30–10:30 a.m. 1:30–2:30 p.m. At All Costs STARTS HERE Sponsored by www.amyalessio. Sponsored by Tor/ Forge Oxford Theatre Schedule BOOTH #2940 com Orson Scott Card FRI DAY, June 23 The Beekman 1802 Heirloom 2:30–3:30 p.m. 7:00: Berg Fashion Library 5:30: Oxford Bibliographies 6:30: University Press Cookbook: Heirloom fruits Ender’s Game Online Scholarship Online and vegetables, and more Sponsored by Tor/ Forge than 100 heritage recipes to SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY inspire every generation The Graphic Novel Stage June 24 June 25 June 26 Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer- Located in the Graphic Novel/ Purcell with Sandy Gluck Gaming Pavilion at the back of 9:30 Online Dictionaries University Press Oxford Journals 10:30–11:30 a.m. the 1600 aisle, the Graphic Novel from Oxford Scholarship Online Sponsored by Sterling Epicure Stage features discussions and 10:00 Grove Art Online and Digital Reference for Oxford Bibliographies presentations on the graphic novel. Grove Music Online Public Libraries Online Hungry Town & New Orleans This year, the ALA Artist Alley 10:30 Oxford Journals Oxford Scholarship Social Explorer Food debuts! 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Page 24 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSLibrarians Get the Call to Engage with Intellectual FreedomBy Talea Anderson of the IFC, described the IFC as the of Ethics. COPE tussles with issues in offered an open invitation to a recep-University of Washington “think-tank of intellectual freedom is- education as well. tion on Sunday, which combines the Jonathan Kelley, Program Coordina- sues, suitable for anyone who wishes Kent Oliver spoke next about the New Members Round Table (NMRT)tor for the ALA Office for Intellectual to engage the matter deeply.” IFC is Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). Awards Reception and Merritt Fund—Freedom (OIF), defined intellectual sponsoring a variety of sessions during Founded in 1969, FTRF serves as the “Reception for a Cause,” at L’Entrepotfreedom as the right to access—read, the conference including “Hot Topics in litigating force for libraries, protect- Gallery, 7:30–10:00 p.m.view, or otherwise engage with—desired Intellectual Freedom: Issues Briefing ing First Amendment rights by legal Kelley concluded the programs byinformation, and the further right to Session,” “When It Leaks, It Pours: means. FTRF has been involved in calling on all librarians to engage withexpress personal opinions, during “In- Wikileaks, National Declassification several high profile law suits against, intellectual freedom issues both locallytellectual Freedom 101,” Friday, spon- Systems, and Access to Government for instance, the Patriot Act, COPA, and abroad. He encouraged all partiessored by the ALA Intellectual Freedom Information” and “Whose Common CIPA, the California Video Game case, who wish to learn more about the work-Committee (IFC). Kelley noted that Sense? How Labeling Systems Hurt and the Communications Decency Act. ings of the ALA Office of Intellectualintellectual freedom is not a luxury Young Readers.” FTRF also offers grassroots support for Freedom to consult the Intellectualbut rather a fundamental aspect of the As incoming chair, Martin Garner Banned Books Week. Freedom Manual, as well as the News-library’s engagement in society. next introduced the Committee on Pro- Loriene Roy spoke about the LeRoy letter on Intellectual Freedom. Further Kelley explained that the ALA OIF fessional Ethics (COPE). He noted that C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund. The information can be found on the ALAcollects and tracks challenges to library COPE addresses principles of intellec- Merritt fund provides grants to librar- website or on Facebook. The Office ofmaterials, as well as supporting intel- tual freedom in action—for instance, ians who have lost employment for Intellectual Freedom also maintains alectual freedom policies, engaging in suggesting revisions to the ALA Code defending intellectual freedom. Roy blog at http://www.oif.ala.org/oif.public education and sponsoring eventssuch as Banned Books Week. OIF alsoaddresses privacy issues by a variety NMRT Provides Helps First-Timers Navigate Annual Conferenceof means. For instance, for the third By Naomi Fosher All meetings and sessions are open Take advantage of the New Mem-year running, the office has sponsored University of Rhode Island to everyone with the exception of meet- bers Round Table Resume ReviewChoose Privacy Week, a counterpart to From advise on networking, to tour- ings regarding awards, contracts or Service or the Career Counseling Ser-Banned Books Week which takes places ing the formidable exhibits and how personnel. There will be clear indica- vice offered at the conference. You canthe first week in May. For more informa- to balance trying to be two places at tion in your conference program that take advantage of the Resume Reviewtion about Choose Privacy Week, visit once, the New Members Round Table this meeting isn’t open to everyone. Service any time during the year withhttp://www.privacyrevolution.org. (NMRT) provided a “Conference 101” Attend a meeting that might interest ALA’s online review service. Loida Garcia-Febo, chair of the orientation on Friday that new confer- you and don’t feel intimidated to share Meet people. Avoid listening to mu-Intellectual Freedom Round Table ence attendees won’t forget! your ideas too. sic, texting, etc., when you could be(IFRT), summarized the work of IFRT With a warm welcome from NMRT The conference is a “free-floating networking.by pointing to its most recent activi- Orientation Committee members Emily event,” as Golrick put it. Don’t feel self- Talk to people. Introduce yourselfties. IFRT sponsors the Eli M. Oboler Prather-Rodgers and Barbara Lewis, conscious if you have to leave a presen- and exchange business cards or contactAward, presented biennially in recogni- conference novices were provided with tation or meeting early or arrive late. information. And keep those connec-tion of work in the area of intellectual the tips, tricks and advise from a panel If there are two sessions you want tions! Make a note on the back of busi-freedom, and the John Phillip Immroth of knowledgeable “conference regulars.” to attend at the same time, it can be ness cards you receive to trigger yourMemorial Award, presented annually The panelists included: John Chrastka, tough to make a choice. But, check memory of the exchange. Send follow-in recognition of work showing per- ALA Director for Membership Develop- back during and after the conference up e-mail messages to the contacts andsonal courage in free expression. ment; Joseph Frueh, Director of Sales on ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org) presenters you meet. Garcia-Febo pointed those inter- for Agati and Exhibits Round Table where conference materials like agen-ested in IFRT to their blog at http://ifrt.blogspot.com/ or the ALA Twitter feed Member; Michael Golrick, Head of Ref- erence at the State Library of Louisiana das, minutes, powerpoints, handouts, presentations, etc. will be posted so you Pop Cultureat ifrt_ala She also highlighted a video and ALA Councilor, as well as Deana can see something you missed. » from page 8series on privacy, intellectual freedom Groves, 2010-2011 NMRT President. Feel intimidated by the exhibits? more intricate data entry so, even if ac-and other topics. Tips for a successful conference Try and break up your visits and do cessioned, it might take awhile before Julius Jefferson, outgoing Chair included: small chunks at a time. they are available for use. Once again, with the cost of possible losses being a factor, iPods are fre- quently made available for checkout to ALA 2011 Annual Virtual Conference faculty members, but not to students. Digital book readers such as Kindle, Nook, and the like are often requested, but many public and academic libraries cannot lend them out. Serious students and researchers often want musical recordings avail- able in more than one format for com- Are you enjoying ALA Annual and feel ready for more? Here’s the perfect opportunity for you as well as for your parative purposes or simply because colleagues who couldn’t make it to New Orleans—the best bargain in library continuing education today! they prefer the quality offered. 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NEW ORLEANS • Sunday, June 26, 2011 Cognotes • Page 25PopTop Stage Authors Like a Little Changes or CancellationsHumor with Their Homicide Technology in University Committee ACRL, ULS, Sunday 1:30 –By Kacee Church author of Pushing Up Daisies, also took 3:30 p.m., Sheraton Salon 824, CANCELLED.Harmony Science Academy inspiration from her high school class Bigwig Showcase, Monday 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MCC Rooms Mystery has long been a popular reunion. 293-296 CANCELLED.genre. But suspense and seriousness Audience members eagerly waitedare not prerequisites for mystery to meet the authors and receive signednovels. Saturday afternoon, a panel copies of their latest books. It’s easyof mystery writers appeared on the to see why humor is incorporated intoPopTop Stage discussing the need forhumor in mystery novels. The session their novels. Throughout the session the women joked and fed off of each COMPLIMENTARYwas moderated by author Amy Alessio.The session, “Laugh or I’ll Kill You— other’s stories. One audience member asked if any of the women had ever WI-FI SERVICEWhy Readers Like a Little Humor with been asked to turn a novel into a film.Their Homicide,” featured authors Martin mentioned being approached byElaine Viets, Nancy Martin, Rosemary FOX as well as a company in Australia.Harris and Cathy Pickens. Harris joked, “Julia Roberts’ people The panel focused on the sources of asked me. I said no because I thoughtinspiration for their stories, characters she was too old.” With so much humorand humor found in their novels. The in everyday life, it’s natural that it be-authors noted that readers want hu- comes a necessary part of fiction.mor in their books – it keeps it interest-ing. They also discussed what they feeltheir readers respond to most. Nancy Martin finds that most read- Tech Logic Forms ALA thanks Credo Reference forers respond to sisters in stories because Partnership with its sponsorship of free Wi-Fi servicethese relationships are often the mostdynamic. She gets material at her Boopsie throughout the Morial Convention Centermother’s retirement community where, during the 2011 Annual Conference.“there’s so much material that between Tech Logic and Boopsie have es-Viagra and cataracts surgery, the jokes tablished a new partnership, improv-write themselves.” Elaine Viets’ popular Dead End Job ing and simplifying the process for libraries to support and manage their The sponsored (complimentary) Wi-Fi willseries draws on the fact that so many patrons’ use of mobile devices. Exclu- be available by using your Wi-Fi-enabledpeople can relate to crummy jobs and sively working with libraries,abusive bosses. The panel discussed “The explosion in mobile device use device to locate and connect to thewhether or not editors question the is a significant opportunity for aca- hotspots named ALA2011 throughouthumor in their novels. Viets noted, “I demic and public libraries worldwide,”killed so many bosses in the beginning noted Greg Carpenter, CEO of Boop- the convention center. Once you’vethat I was asked to stop, so I switched sie. “By combining forces, Tech Logic connected, simply open your browserto [killing] customers.” and Boopsie are well positioned to Cathy Pickens finds that readers en- help libraries maximize the ability to and you’re on the internet.joy the community aspect of her books. extend their reach and relevance fromThis author of Southern Fried notedthat the small town community and both inside and outside branch walls through the use of mobile technology.” Visit Credo Reference in Booth #2316.characters are present everywhere, Gary Kirk, President of Tech Logic,even in larger cities. said, “This partnership with Boopsie Humor can make characters more brings together two respected leadersrelatable to readers. 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