Four Things you need to know as an ALA Newbie ● Bring a Sweater ● Check a Second Suit Case ● Study the Program and Exhibit Directory Like It’s Your Favorite Book ● If you are in California visit with Minnie!
The Almighty Exhibit Hall● To get the good free stuff you have to know where you are going!● Met some great Authors like Ally Condie and Marie Lu. I passed by Lemony Snickett!● Watched a performance of If I Were You by L. Ron Hubbard.
Nancy Cartwright the voice of Bart Simpson inIf I Were You
Auditorium Speaker-Chris Colfer● Chris Colfer from Glee wrote a book called, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.● Juvenile Fiction● He was awesome
Presidents Program: Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer ● They wrote a book together called, Between the Lines ● Young Adult ● They signed my book!
Not Another Boring Vampire Romance: Going Beyond the Norm in Paranormal Literature ● Authors panel of:Jackson Pearce Cindy Pon Kenneth Oppel Kendare Blake
Books To Go by Rachel Van Riel● Books to Go feature a small selection of books for those that are in a hurry and are in and out of the library in 5 to 10 minutes.● Books face outward for easy sight● Put near door with simple sign like Books To Go or Quick Pick
Books To Go
Create and Innovate!: How to Champion Creativityand Innovation in Your Organization by Kelly Pepo● Monitor Trends- www.trendwatching.com● Support Staff with Ideas● Create a committee to implement ideas● To view her PowerPoint: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/304
Some of Their Ideas
The One I Really Liked Welcome Email
A Video They MadeThe inspiration…http://www.emailintervention.com/The outcome…http://www.ocls.info/intervention
There’s An App for That: Using Technology to Enhance Children’s Librarianship● Mount iPads in the Children’s Section● Use them for Storytime● Teen Programs● Check them out
Here is a link to their PowerPoint http://www.slideshare.net/gcaserotti/theres-
iPads for Staff Use● University Library vs Public● Hasnt worked well in Public libraries● Public libraries have had success in checking them out
Books Without BoundariesCrossover Fiction for YA and Adults
A Year of Programs for 10 to 14 Year Olds● https://sites.google.com/site/thetweenscene/● Tiffany Pahman is the Teen Librarian at Oshawa Public Libraries and she has a lot of enthusiasm.