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  1. 1. ALACognotes SAN DIEGO — 2011 MIDWINTER MEETING Friday, January 7, 2011 Highlights ALA/ERT/Booklist Author Forum Kicks Off Midwinter O Today ALA ne of the highlights of New York Times bestselling Attendees any ALA meeting or Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playl- ALA/ERT/Booklist Author Forum arrive conference is getting ist (with Rachel Cohn), which Literary Fiction Panel for the to hear and see our favorite was adapted into a popular 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Midwinter authors up close. This meeting movie. He is also an editorial SDCC Ballroom 20D Meeting is no exception as the ALA/ director at Scholastic. The & Exhibits Lover’s Dictionary is his first Exhibits Opening Ceremony at the San novel about adults. Levithan 5:15 p.m. Diego is sponsored by Macmillan Convention and will be signing at booth SDCC Exhibit Hall D Center. 1917. Opening Reception Stewart O’Nan is the au- 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. thor of a dozen award winning SDCC Exhibit Halls D-H novels, including A Prayer for the Dying, The Night Country, Saturday and The Good Wife, as well as David Levithan Stewart O’Nan several books of nonfiction, Sunrise Speaker Series (© Jake Hamilton) (photo by Trudy O’Nan) including, with Stephen King, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. the bestselling Faithful. A se- SDCC Ballroom 20D ERT/Booklist Author Forum quel to the bestselling, much- will get Midwinter 2011 start- beloved Wish You Were Here, Candidate’s Forum ed with four highly acclaimed 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. authors today from 4:00 – 5:15 SDCC Room AB p.m. in the San Diego Conven- Spotlight on Adult Literature Two Exciting Authors Slated tion Center, Ballroom 20D. All authors will be signing 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall for Sunrise Speaker Series copies of their latest works during the Opening Exhibits S tart off Saturday and ogy at the University of North Reception at their publisher’s Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture Sunday in San Diego Carolina-Charlotte and is booths. Armistead Susan 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. with two bestselling au- widely known for her 12 books David Levithan is the au- Maupin Vreeland SDCC Ballroom 20D thors at the ALA Midwinter in the Temperance Bren- thor of many celebrated young- adult novels, including the » see page 3 Sunrise Speaker Se- nan series – all Registration and ries. New York Times Kathy Reichs will bestsellers. Her Check-in kick off the series at latest publica- 8:00 a.m. tomorrow tion is VIRALS, Today morning. Like her her first novel Be sure to visit 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. character Temper- for young read- the exhibits after ance Brennan, Reichs ers. Visit www. the ribbon cutting is a forensic anthro- ceremony today at pologist (one of only to find out more. 5:15 p.m. Enjoy the Kathy Reichs opening reception 82 ever certified by Reichs’ appear- the American Board ance at Midwin- from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. of Forensic Anthropology), and ter is sponsored by Penguin. creator of the Fox television At 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, hit “Bones,” now in its fifth Andre Dubus III will conclude season. She is a professor in the Department of Anthropol- » see page 3 The Library Corporation PAC Bring this Solutions that Deliver coupon to TLC Booth #1031 for a chance to win a FREE KINDLE • 800.325.7759 • Visit Booth #1031
  2. 2. Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Friday, January 7, 2011 • Page 3 ALA Mobile Connects at Midwinter Today’s Book Signings BoopsieTM has partnered with ALA you only have to type the first few let- to bring you ALA Mobile...the fastest, ters of each word of the company name 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. easiest way to access important and — that should save you some time. Abrams, Booth #1910 useful information about the Midwin- To view a list of the sessions at the Alex Beard ter Meeting in San Diego, directly show, select the “Sessions” channel. Monkey See, Monkey Draw from your cell phone. You will see a list of sessions. If you ALA Mobile requires access to the want to see all sessions on Friday, just Penguin Group, Booth #1917 data network on your phone (make type ‘fri’ and the list of all sessions on Stewart O’Nan sure you monitor your data use if you Friday will appear. Clicking on a ses- do not have an unlimited data plan). sion will show you more details about 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. To get ALA Mobile on your cell phone, the session. Be sure to check out the MacMillan, Booth # 2026 go to from your “add to plan” feature that allows you David Levithan mobile phone’s browser; or, simply text to keep a personal schedule the show. The Lover’s Dictionary the word “alamw” to 41411. You will You can also find local restaurants, receive a text message back with a hotels and even taxi services through Caregiver’s Path, Booth #756 link to download and install the small the ALA Mobile. Just click on one of Viki Kind application to your phone. the other channels, and search the The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making Just follow the simple steps. It only same way you did for “Exhibitors” or takes a few seconds. Then click on the “Sessions”. It’s easy and fun. Enjoy! 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. ALA Logo and select “Exhibitors”, Feel free to send feedback to support@ Abrams, Booth #1910 “Sessions”, etc. There is help available Laura Myracle from the menu of the application. To Boopsie also provides a world-class Shine find an exhibitor, select the “Exhibi- mobile library application with complete tors” channel and start typing an ex- integration with your existing ILS — hibitor name. ALA Mobile is powered visit them in booth #2034 at Midwinter Author Forum The Night Listener and Michael Toll- iver Lives. Three miniseries starring by Boopsie’s SmartPrefix search, so and at » from page 1 Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney Stewart O’Nan’s intimate new novel, were made from the first three Tales Changes and Cancellations Emily, Alone: A Novel, follows Emily Maxwell, a widow whose grown chil- novels. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams Saturday dren have long moved away. As Emily and Toni Collette. Maupin’s newest grapples with her new independence, novel is Mary Ann in Autumn. Maupin ALSC Great Interactive Software for Kids Committee Saturday, January she discovers a hidden strength and lives in San Francisco with his hus- 8, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. (HILTON BAYFRONT/Sapphire 410) CANCELLED. realizes that life always offers new band, Christopher Turner. Maupin is GODORT Joint GIS/GODORT Leg. Mtg. Was HIL BAY Aqua 306B possibilities. Like many older women, sponsored by HarperCollins and will MOVED to SDCC 32 AB. Emily is a familiar yet invisible fig- be signing books at booth 2017 from ure, one rarely portrayed so honestly. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. during the exhibits Sunday Her mingled feelings—of pride and opening reception. ASCLA/COSLA Reception 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Manchester C Room regret, joy and sorrow—are gracefully After Susan Vreeland graduated of the Manchester Grand Hyatt. rendered in wholly unexpected ways. from San Diego State University she O’Nan was born and raised and lives taught high school English in San ALSC Great Interactive Software for Kids Committee Sunday, Janu- with his family in Pittsburgh. He is Diego beginning in 1969 and retired ary 9, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (HIL BAY/Sapphire 410) CHANGED to 9:00 sponsored by Penguin and will signing in 2000 after a 30-year career. Concur- a.m. – 1:00 p.m. books at booth 2026. rently, she began writing features for The RUSA Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception 5:00 – 6:30 Armistead Maupin was born in newspapers and magazines in 1980, p.m. Manchester A/B Room Manchester Grand Hyatt. Washington, D.C. in 1944, but grew taking up subjects in art and travel, up in Raleigh, North Carolina. A and publishing 250 articles. Vreeland graduate of the University of North ventured into fiction in 1988 with Carolina, he served as a naval officer What Love Sees, a biographical novel of Sunrise Speakers office cleaner, halfway house in the Mediterranean and with the a woman’s unwavering determination » from page 1 counselor and, River Patrol Force in Vietnam. to lead a full life despite blindness. The for six months, Maupin worked as a reporter for book was made into a CBS television the Sunrise Speaker Series. Dubus assistant to a a newspaper in Charleston, South movie starring Richard Thomas and grew up in mill towns along the Merri- private inves- Carolina, before being assigned to Annabeth Gish. Vreeland is the author mack River on the Massachusetts-New tigator/ bounty the San Francisco bureau of the As- of the New York Times best sellers Hampshire border. He began writing hunter. He is sociated Press in 1971. In 1976 he Girl in Hyacinth Blue, The Passion of fiction at age 22, just a few months af- the author of launched his groundbreaking Tales Artemisia, and Luncheon of the Boat- ter graduating from the University of Townie (Febru- of the City serial in the San Francisco ing Party. Her newest book is Clara Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s De- ary 2011), The Chronicle. Maupin is the author of nine and Mr. Tiffany. She is sponsored by gree in Sociology. Because he prefers to Garden of Last Andre Dubus III novels, including the six-volume Tales Random House and will be signing in write in the morning, going from “the Days and House (photo by Marion of the City series, Maybe the Moon, booth 1816. dream world to the dream world” as o f S a n d a n d Ettlinger) the Irish writer Edna O’Brien puts it, Fog. Dubus’ ap- he took mainly night jobs: bartender, pearance is sponsored by Norton. Cognotes Published five times annually in conjunction with the ALA Midwinter Meeting, and six times annually in conjunction with the ALA Annual Make the Connection with ACRL Conference ISBN: 0738-4319 Volume 2011, Issue 1 Reporters Discussion and Interest Groups Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr. The Library of Congress Looking to connect with other Meeting include ROI for public ser- Brad Martin LAC Group, New York, NY academic and research librarians vices, use of new and social media Stacy Voeller Minnesota State University, Moorhead who share your interests while in in libraries, residency, professional Managing Editor San Diego? Association of College development during budget cuts, Deb Nerud Vernon and Research Libraries (ACRL) health sciences and a celebration Photography discussion and interest groups offer of Joss Whedon. Check your pro- Curtis Compton a variety of opportunities to learn, gram book for complete details, share and network with peers. times and locations and join the Production Topics at this year’s Midwinter conversation. Jenn Waters CustomNews, Inc.
  3. 3. Page 4 • Friday, January 7, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Librarian Cheryl Bryan, Massachusetts Library System, Orleans, MA, takes advantage of the warm The San Diego Convention Center offers great weather to snap a photo of San Diego Bay outside the San Diego Convention Center. views of the San Diego Bay. Construction workers seen through the windows of the San Diego Convention Venessa Williams sets out books for display at the Simon & Schuster, Inc. Center put some of the final touches on the Harbour Drive Pedestrian Bridge booth # 1930. scheduled to open this month. ALA MidWinter attendees enjoy the view of the San Diego skyline outside the John Ison and Kris Childs are a blur of motion pushing a large crate across second floor of the San Diego Convention Center. the exhibit floor while setting up the DEMCO booth.
  4. 4. Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Friday, January 7, 2011 • Page 5 AASL Offers Midwinter Attendees Limited Time Access to its Newest Publication From January 6-12, Midwinter at- cy tool that will ensure school library advocacy and leadership.” schools preparing to implement the tendees can preview the American As- program planners go beyond the basics Subscriptions for the online pub- “Standards for the 21st-Century Learn- sociation of School Librarians’ (AASL) to provide goals, priorities, criteria, lication are $40 for the first year; er” and “Empowering Learners: Guide- newest publication, “A Planning Guide and general principles for establishing renewals are $20 per year. A ASL lines for School Library Programs.” for Empowering Learners.” To access effective library programs. The guide members receive a 10% discount on Britannica Digital Learning is a the preview account, visit www.aasl. includes a revised “School Library Pro- subscriptions. AASL is offering bulk division of Encyclopaedia Britannica, and enter the login, alamw11, gram Rubric,” a tool that allows school pricing for districts ordering the Inc. a leader in education publish- and password, sandiego. librarians to assess their program on module and purchase orders will be ing whose products can be found in “A Planning Guide for Empowering 16 different sets of criteria. accepted. Ordering arrangements many media, from the Internet to Learners” is a program evaluation, “We are delighted to partner with are also available to higher education wireless devices to books. A pioneer planning, implementation and advoca- AASL to launch this guide as an in- bookstores. Orders are being handled in electronic publishing since the teractive, online module,” said Michael by Britannica Digital Learning by early 1980s, the company markets Traditional Cultural Ross, Senior Vice President at Britan- nica and General Manager of Britan- calling 800-621-3900. “A Planning Guide for Empowering a variety of encyclopedias and other reference works, curriculum products Expressions Task Force nica Digital Learning. “The Plan- Learners” provides another tool for for schools, language-study courses to Hold Open Forum ning Guide module will strengthen education through the development of Learning4Life (L4L), aasl/learning4life, AASL’s national and other learning products, many of which are available online at www. The Traditional Cultural Expres- critical thinking and research skills, implementation plan created to support Britannica is active on sions (TCE) Task Force is seeking and will also promote school library states, school systems, and individual Twitter and Facebook. member comments and observations for their report on cultural materi- als and libraries, which will provide guidelines and recommendations for RUSA Social: Start Your Saturday Night Among Friends Before you head off to dinner to- The social is one of many RUSA as those in the fields of collection de- ALA in library responsibilities for morrow night, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, activities at the Midwinter Meeting velopment, readers advisory, geneal- cultural materials related to TCEs. drinks and the company of your col- and is open to all current RUSA ogy, bibliography, historical reference, The group will hold an open forum leagues at the Reference and User members, friends of RUSA and those resource sharing and computer-based from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. tomorrow in Services Association’s (RUSA) Mem- meeting attendees interested in reference, among others. the San Diego Convention Center, bership Social, an early evening party learning more about the association Thomson Reuters is the world’s Room 08. sponsored by Thomson Reuters. and networking with peers. RUSA leading source of intelligent informa- The draft report is available on Past, current and future RUSA leadership and longtime members will tion for businesses and profession- ALA connect ( members are all invited to this event, be on hand to answer questions about als. More information is available at node/105631) and copies will be avail- which will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 ways to get involved with the division, able at the open forum. p.m. in the Elevation Room at the which serves a broad range of library You can learn more about RUSA, a The final report will be submitted Hilton Bayfront Hotel, One Park professionals, including reference and division of the American Library As- to ALA Council during their Midwin- Boulevard. RSVPs are not required. business reference librarians, as well sociation, at ter meetings. Fun, easy and incredibly effective language learning. Mango teaches more than just vocabulary — Stop by booth #941 or viSit US each lesson integrates grammar, pronunciation oNLiNE For MorE iNForMAtioN. AND culture, as well as proven strategies for increasing comprehension and retention, making Mango the most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language!
  5. 5. Page 6 • Friday, January 7, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO AASL Celebrates 60 Years Washington Office Program to Explore This year marks the 60th anniver- sary of the incorporation of the Ameri- In 2009, AASL’s Board of Directors accepted a revised strategic plan. Over e-book Policies; Give Away e-readers can Association of School Librarians the next 3-5 years, AASL leadership The ALA Washington Office will tions for 23 years. His current areas (AASL) as an association of the Ameri- and staff will work to ensure that: host a break-out session, “Turning the of interest include portable eReading, can Library Association (ALA). • the education community will page on E-books: Exploring the Impact librarianship in virtual environments, The beginnings of AASL can be have a shared vision that A ASL’s of Digital Books on Library Services,” downloadable digital audio books, and traced back to the ALA Midwinter standards and guidelines are a model from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. tomorrow in the other digital library services. Meeting in 1914 when the Normal and of excellence for student learning; San Diego Convention Center Room • Sue Polanka, Head, Reference and High School Librarians Roundtable • AASL’s professional development 02, to explore information technology Instruction at Paul Laurence Dunbar petitioned the ALA Council to form a opportunities are essential, valuable, issues associated with e-books. Library at Wright State University school libraries section. The petition and available to school librarians; The moderated panel discussion Sue Polanka is Head of Reference was granted and Mary E. Hall was • all stakeholders understand and with key stakeholders, including li- and Instruction at the Wright State the newly formed section’s first elected recognize that the school librarian and brarians, publishers and vendors, will University Libraries. She has provided president. school library programs are essential discuss the challenges and opportuni- reference and instruction services in In 1951, A ASL became a sepa- to teaching and learning; and ties e-books present to libraries and public, state, and academic libraries rate division of ALA and Margaret • AASL fosters vibrant, inclusive, their patrons. Attendees will also for nearly 20 years. She is author of K. Walraven was elected the first accessible, and supportive communi- have a chance to win a Sony E-reader the eBook blog, No Shelf Required, a president. ties for school librarians. or Barnes and Noble Nook. discussion of ebooks for librarians and The panel includes the following publishers. Sue is a frequent contribu- speakers: tor to Booklist and presents at many • Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian state and national conferences, usually and Founder of the Internet Archive on her favorite topic - eBooks. Kahle has been working to provide • Rick W. Weingarten, policy con- universal access to all knowledge for sultant and former Director of OITP Publisher’s Note: more than twenty-five years. In 1996, Weingarten has held dual posi- Apologies to Nancy Everhart, Kahle founded the Internet Archive tions as Senior Policy Fellow for the current AASL President, whose which may be the largest digital li- ALA and Director of Public Policy photo was excluded from the brary. . He serves on the boards of the for the Computing Research Associa- Meeting Guide and Exhibits Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public tion (CRA), a scientific association of Directory 2011. Knowledge, the European Archive, the academic Computer Science and Engi- Television Archive, and the Internet neering Departments and industrial Archive. research laboratories. He formerly • Tom Peters, CEO of TAP served as Director for ALA’s OITP. He Nancy Everhart Tom Peters has worked in and with is currently a consultant on informa- libraries and library-related organiza- tion technology policy issues. LIBRARY CLASSIC S WITH A TWIST FUN & COLORFUL FURNITURE « COST-EFFECTIVE SECURITY SOLUTIONS INSPIRING GAMING SPACES START TO FINISH PROJECT SERVICES FIND A BRIGHT SPOT for your library with DEMCO at ALA Midwinter. See us at booth #2217 Helping you. TM
  6. 6. Libraries Choose the ScanPro 2000 for Ease of Use, Performance and Value The most prestigious institutions in the world choose the ScanPro 2000. The ScanPro 2000 is the most durable, easy to use, versatile microfilm scanner available. The world's leading universities, libraries and private companies have been choosing e-Image Data microfilm scanners for more than 20 years and no other equipment on the market can match the ScanPro 2000 for its track record of performance and reliability. And its intuitive software makes working with microfilm fun for both experienced and first-time users. The ScanPro 2000 does what no other microfilm equipment on the market can: It makes working with microfilm efficient, easy and fun. The ScanPro 2000 customizable tool bar makes it so much easier to use microfilm and reduces the need for patron training. Use the on-screen magnifier to inspect the smallest text or image detail at up to 500%. Automatic controls like image adjustment, brightness and straightening makes working with microfilm easy, efficient and fun. Use AUTO-Scan to scan an entire roll of film automatically. The WORD-Search function allows users to search for key words within on-screen documents. See how the customizable toolbar makes your job easier ScanPro 2000 Shown with Combination Fiche and Motorized 16/35mm Film Carrier View a full page newspaper in high resolution Where can I see the ScanPro 2000 Jan 7-11, 2011 Booth #1449 The ScanPro 2000 has been awarded the Energy Star, the industry standard for energy efficient products. See the ScanPro 2000 video:
  7. 7. Page 8 • Friday, January 7, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO ALA JobLIST Placement Center to Host Free Workshop Saturday Morning As part of its continuing efforts to titled, ‘Improving Your Odds: Career- ing for jobs, particularly in the public research and networking. Currently, help job seekers re-tool their skills Changing and Job-Hunting Strategies’ sector. She was a college counselor she is a library consultant and trainer and prepare for job searches, the ALA to be held tomorrow from 9:30 - 11:00 and instructor, conducted job-hunting with over 30 years’ experience working JobLIST Placement Center will pro- a.m. At the workshop you will learn classes for unionized and govern- with libraries. Wagner is known for her vide free workshops in the Placement practical tips about how to deal with ment workplaces, and participated in good-humored and practical programs. Center during the American Library job-hunting in a depressed economy. outplacement programs, where she For more information on the Place- Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Topics include common career and job- taught people to write resumes and ment Center events, go to the Place- San Diego. The Placement Center is hunting mistakes, financial realities, build job-hunting networks. She also ment Center in Hall H of the Conven- located in Hall H of the Convention re-negotiating the social contract with coached job-hunters individually on tion Center. Center. The workshops will be held on your family, when not to use a resume, tomorrow and Sunday. Registration is why job-hunting is a sales campaign, not required to attend. why networking still works best in ALSC Winter Online Education Courses Are you planning a job change? an electronic age, the importance of Bring something new to your ALSC members. Course space is Anticipating layoffs at your library? lifelong learning inside and outside of library by taking an online course limited, so please register early to Looking for your first library position? a classroom, helping others, and why this winter from the Association reserve your spot. Been in the job market for a while? you need a team. for Library Service to Children Detailed descriptions and regis- Trying to help your library users with This session will be presented by (ALSC). Starting on February 18, tration information is available on their job hunts? If you answered yes Pat Wagner of Pattern Research, Inc. ALSC is offering four timely cours- the ALSC Web site at to any of these questions, then you For many years she worked with adults es that are sure to cure your winter alsced. Questions? Please contact will want to attend the workshop en- who were changing careers and look- blues and liven up your library! ALSC Program Officer Jenny Naj- The winter course selections duch at or 1-800- Be an Informed Voter! Attend the are: Information Literacy—From Preschool to High School, taught 545-2433 ext. 4026. A LSC is the world’s largest ALA Presidential Candidates’ Forum my Maryann Mori; The Newbery Medal: Past, Present and Future, organization dedicated to the sup- port and enhancement of library Unlike state and federal elections Presidential Candidates’ Forum tomor- taught by Kathleen T. Horning; service to children. With a network that take place every two or four years, row from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Introduction to Graphic Novels of more than 4,200 children’s and ALA elects a new president-elect every Convention Center Ballroom A/B. for Children, taught by Janet We- youth librarians, literature experts, year. You owe it to yourself as an ALA Candidates Maureen Sullivan and ber; and Out of this World Youth publishers and educational faculty, member to participate in the elections Sue Stroyan will each present a state- Programming taught by Angela ALSC is committed to creating a and choose the person you believe will ment and then the audience will have Young. Courses run five or six better future for children through best lead the association in the coming the opportunity to ask questions. weeks, depending on the course. libraries. year. But who to vote for? Voting begins March 16 and closes Registration is now open, and To learn more about ALSC, visit Learn about what the candidates April 22. Results will be announced discounted rates are available for their Web site at bring to the table by attending the ALA April 29, 2011. FRIDAY JANUARY 7 to MONDAY JANUARY 10 CONFERENCE BOOTH, #1751 FRIDAY JANUARY 7 Modern Marvels: The Library of Congress / featured video from the History 5:30 Channel PM Paul McCartney Interview: Gershwin Prize / a webcast from the Library of 6:30 Main font: Avenir 95 Black Congress Secondary Font: Avenir 35 Light BOOTH #1751
  8. 8. Page 10 • Friday, January 7, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Award-winning Products at ALA Store The ALA Store, offering all of your READ Design Studio demonstrations YALSA Launches Books for promotional and continuing education will be offered at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow needs at the 2011 Midwinter Meeting, will now be located on the Exhibit and Sunday. Stop by to learn about the software that lets you create your own Teens Fundraising Initiative Floor at booth 1940. Coordinating with customized READ posters, ask ques- The Young Adult Library Service ians will purchase and distribute the Youth Media Awards announce- tions, and get helpful hints. Association’s ( YALSA’s) newest new books, encourage teens to get ment on Monday, January 10th, In the Several new titles from ALA Edi- initiative, Books for Teens, aims to library cards and provide teens Words of the Winners: The Newbery get books into the hands of needy with reading-focused events and and Caldecott Medals, 2001-2010 will teens by raising funds from the activities. be in stock, showcasing an exclusive ALA Store Hours general public Those interested in learning collection of acceptance speeches from Books for Teens’ mission is to more can do so at www.facebook. Friday: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. empower the nation’s at-risk teens com/booksforteens. YALSA is cur- winners of the most respected prizes in children’s literature. Also avail- Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to achieve more by providing them rently raising funds through the able are the updated Winning Reads Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with free high quality, new, age- Facebook Causes application and Posters, featuring helpful descriptions Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. appropriate books. Research shows Jumo. Librarians can help get the to inspire patrons to seek out award- that the biggest factor in determin- word out and raise funds by: winning books in your collection. ing the level of education a young • “Liking” Books for Teens on In addition, the critically-acclaimed tions will be making their debuts at person attains is the number of Facebook “Glee” cast has joined the Celeb- the Midwinter Meeting. The Second books in the home. However, mul- • Using the Support Books for rity READ campaign, featuring Will Edition of Coaching in the Library: A tiple studies also have shown that Teens Twibbon Schuester, Finn Hudson, Rachel Management Strategy for Achieving thousands of families in poverty- • Telling friends and family Berry, Kurt Hummel, and Mercedes Excellence, by Ruth F. Metz, outlines stricken parts of the country have about it Jones on a brand new ALA Graph- a focused and results-oriented plan for few or no books in the home. • Adding Books for Teens on ics poster. If that’s not enough fame, achieving the best results from staff As an age-group, teens receive your Wish List for the holidays or Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and members through a coaching style the least financial support from your birthday, so friends and family Rupert Grint READ posters will also of management. This revised edition government, philanthropic and can make a donation to the project be available for purchase at the ALA includes new forms, reader-friendly non-profit agencies. Books for in your honor. Store. Other new posters and book- tables, and annotated references. With Teens seeks to reverse this trend • Telling library patrons about it marks feature beloved characters like titles like Be A Great Boss: One Year by raising funds to help teens • Holding a fundraiser with your Scaredy Squirrel, Phineas & Ferb, and to Success and the Second Edition of have a brighter future. Funds Teen Advisory Board or Library the animals from The Mitten. Show Managing Library Volunteers, there’s raised through Books for Teens Friends Group and donate proceeds your love for libraries by purchasing sure to be a book for every librarian will be distributed to libraries in to the project. an Endangered Libraries T-shirt or a and institution. communities with a high level of • Linking to it from blogs, web- pack of Love My Library Buttons. As Hours for the ALA Store, now locat- poverty, where teen services librar- pages, etc. always, the conference t-shirt will sell ed in the Exhibit Hall at booth 1940, out fast—arrive early to get your size! coincide with Exhibit Hall hours. Día Celebrates Visit H.W. Wilson Booth #2616 15 Years If you serve a diverse com- munity, Día’s 15th anniversary is a great opportunity to better address their needs. Beginning At the Wilson Theater: in late January, you will be able to register your Día event on the Art Suite – new images, • Retrospective Databases – • Día website. This will make your library part of a searchable data- more full-text titles now includes full-text base that everyone can access for • OmniFile – more full-text titles Día programming ideas. Through an Everyone Reads @ • WilsonWeb Mobile your library grant from the Dol- lar General Literacy Foundation, ALSC expects to enhance the regis- tration database and add download- able resources on the Día website. Coming April 1, 2011, Building a Culture of Literacy in Your Com- munity through Dia will be available from ALA Editions. This book will provide many helpful suggestions for multicultural programming. Plans for the actual anniversary date – April 30, 2011 – include a special presentation by Día founder Pat Mora at a library to be identified soon. The Día anniver- Drawing for a Gift Basket! sary also will be celebrated at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on June 25th beginning at 10:30 a.m. Día’s anniversary is on Face- H.W. Wilson book®, where daily exchanges of Less Searching, More Finding ideas are already taking place. Toll Free: 800-367-6770 • Tel: 718-588-8400 Planning continues! Check for Fax: 718-590-1617 or 800-590-1617 REGISTER FOR A FREE TRIAL further anniversary developments E-mail: at
  9. 9. Booth #1816 : Your Destination for Author Events, Giveaways and More! SUSAN VREELAND MICHAEL K. HONEY PAULA MCLAIN RICHARD RHODES CARA BLACK FRIDAY, JANUARY 7TH SATURDAY, JANUARY 8TH MONDAY, JANUARY 10TH 4:00pm – 5:15pm 4:00pm – 5:00pm 6:30am – 7:30am 8:00am – 9:30am 2:00pm – 4:00pm ALA/ERT/Booklist Author Forum– 12 Annual Arthur Curley th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. AAP Author Breakfast ALTAFF Author Tea Literary Fiction Panel featuring Memorial Lecture featuring Sunrise Celebration featur- featuring Cara Black featuring Paula McLain Susan Vreeland CLARA AND MR. Richard Rhodes THE TWILIGHT ing Michael K. Honey ALL MURDER IN PASSY THE PARIS WIFE TIFFANY (Random House). OF THE BOMBS (Knopf). LABOR HAS DIGNITY (Soho Crime). (Ballantine). Convention Center Ballroom 20D Convention Center Ballroom 20D (Beacon Press). Hilton Bayfront Sapphire A Convention Center Signing to follow in Booth #1816 Signing to follow on-site Convention Center Room 2 Signing to follow on-site Room 28A-D Signing to follow on-site Signing to follow on-site ALTAFF SPOTLIGHT ON ADULT LITERATURE Saturday, January 8TH • 2:00pm – 4:00pm — Featured ARE Giveaways — The Snowman by Jo Nesbo (Doubleday) The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel (Crown) The Paris Wife (Ballantine) The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson (Other Press) *Limited quantities. Available while supplies last. The Random House, Inc. BOOK BUZZ: Sunday, January 9TH, 11:15am–12:15pm Join us for a presentation of the big Spring 2011 books you MUST have and the important mid-list books you don’t want to miss! All attending will receive a selection of FREE, hot ARE giveaways! Refreshments will be served. Convention Center: Room 31B. Children’s Titles: 10:00am – 11:00am • Adult Titles: 11:15am – 12:15pm Please check the conference program for ticket info and updates |
  10. 10. Page 12 • Friday, January 7, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO AASL Survey Shows Lagging Economy Hit High Poverty Schools the Hardest According to the results from the in high poverty schools decreased 25 reported a 12 percent increase. the walls of the library is expanding. American Association of School Li- percent, or $3,557, on average com- “All students deserve equal access Respondents report school computers brarians’ (AASL) 2010 School Librar- pared to 2009 survey results. to information tools and resources,” outside of the library with networked ies Count! survey, the educational In addition, the survey found that said A ASL Research Statistics access to library resources jumped resources of students in high poverty high poverty school libraries have also Chair, Marcia Mardis. “Depriving over 8 percent and remote access to schools have been most affected by seen significant declines in collection students in high poverty schools of a school library databases increased 3 last year’s economic downturn. Over- size. When compared to low poverty well resourced school library program percent overall. all survey results show that school schools that saw slight increases in is setting them up for failure.” The School Libraries Count! Na- expenditures on information resources most areas of collection size, high The survey also found total library tional Longitudinal Survey of School were approximately $12,260 in 2010 poverty schools reported a 4 percent staff hours on the decline, with an Library Programs aims to gather data compared to $13,525 last year. While decrease in books, 22 percent decrease average of 2.4 fewer hours reported on changes in the field to gain under- 2009 figures are slightly higher, the in periodical subscriptions and 11 per- in 2010 than 2009. Declines are even standing of the state of school library difference is statistically insignificant, cent decrease in video materials. Au- greater than average in some regions, programs nationally. While national indicating that expenditures remain dio materials were the only collection most notably the Northeast, reporting estimates are developed on the basis consistent to last year. However, aver- area to report an increase of 3 percent, 5.3 fewer hours, and the Midwest, of survey responses from a stratified age spending on information resources compared to low poverty schools who reporting 3.1 fewer hours. When cer- random sample of public schools, all tified school librarians are separated K-12 schools, public and private, were from the entire school library staff invited to participate on a voluntary RUSA Members Invited to there is a 0.8 hour increase in work hours per week reported. basis. Private schools were included in the survey with the endorsement Shape Future at Town Hall There is a continued positive trend in electronic access to school library and support of AASL’s Independent Schools Section (ISS). This year’s All Reference and User Services Town Hall will be followed by a resources. While the average number survey had 5,191 respondents. Data Association (RUSA) members are “Big Think”, where participants will of computers in school libraries is on this and previous School Libraries invited to come and share construc- collaboratively brainstorm about consistent with 2009 results, access Count! longitudinal studies can be tive insights, perceptions, comments a critical question facing the asso- to school library resources outside found at and thoughts about RUSA during ciation. This year, we are scanning the first hour of the RUSA Board 1 the horizon ahead and mapping out Meeting, tomorrow from 1:30-3:30 RUSA’s future years from now, and Time Management Training for Your Staff p.m. in Room 23 A of the San Diego how and what should be done to add The Public Library Association personal life and understand their Convention Center. value to RUSA membership. (PLA) has just released Time Flies… time management choices and chal- The meeting will open with a These sessions are open to all But Where? Time Management Tips lenges. The program will culminate Town Hall session, where members RUSA members wishing to take and Tools, a downloadable training in a personal plan outlining steps and can offer their input to help shape an active role in the association’s program for library staff. The train- tools for better time management for future strategic decisions. The future; RSVPs are not required. ing will help participants evaluate the each participant. balance between their work life and Authored by Sandra Nelson, Time Flies…But Where? includes all the materials needed to present a day-long (4-4.5 hour) training program. The materials include formal learning ob- jectives, a detailed agenda, an engag- ing Power Point and companion script, guidelines for leading discussion, an Live Anywhere implementation plan for attendees and a final evaluation form. Time Flies…But Where? (ISBN: 978-0-8389-8563-2) is $45 and avail- Earn your degree online able for purchase at the ALA online store. This is the fourth digital publi- cation in the PLA Train the Trainer series. • Master of Library and Information Additional training kits include: Science (MLIS) Customer Service: Balancing Rights and Responsibilities (ISBN: 978-0- • Master of Archives and Records 8389-9731-4); Libraries Prosper: A Guide to Using the PLA Advocacy Administration (MARA) Toolkit (ISBN: 978-0-8389-9713-0); and Stress Less: Taming the Tensions • Executive MLIS Program in Your Life (ISBN: 978-0-8389-8545- 8). ALA digital products are designed • San José Gateway Ph.D. Program for one-time, single-user download. Cognotes Looking for Reporters Cognotes is looking for dedi- cated individuals who will be attending Annual Conference to join the Cognotes reporting staff. If interested please send your name and a writing sample to Managing Editor, Deb Nerud Vernon at Those who are chosen for the Cognotes committee will receive a paid registration for the conference.
  11. 11. PRO3038 ALACogAd 12/1/10 11:37 AM Page 1 Project MUSE e-Books Collections are coming in 2011. Project MUSE is very excited about the upcoming launch of our e-books collections, a new initiative to incorporate scholarly book content into our research platform and content offerings. Beginning in July 2011, Project MUSE will offer e-books collections for purchase alongside its existing journal collections. An integrated discovery environment will allow end users to browse and search journal and book content side-by-side. Project MUSE currently has commitments from nearly 30 publishers to offer forthcoming scholarly monographs in our collections. As we celebrate our 15th anniversary, we remain committed to offering high quality, peer-reviewed academic journals and books electronically, providing value and service to the scholarly community. Make it your mission to visit us and get a sneak preview of e-books on MUSE. Visit us at booth #1112 and enter to WIN a Kodak EasyShare camera! Camera features 14 megapixels, 5x optical zoom and one-touch YouTube upload.
  12. 12. Page 14 • Friday, January 7, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Mix Mash @ your library During YALSA’s Teen Tech Week, March 6-12 Encourage teens to take advantage brary — focuses on encouraging teens tive tools. Visit the Teen Tech Week and the Federal Trade Com- of the many technology resources at to use library resources to express website at mission. your library during YALSA’s Teen their creativity by developing their to register by February 6. Teen Tech Week is a national initia- Tech Week, March 6-12, 2011. The own unique online content and safely The Teen Tech Week website also tive sponsored by YALSA and aimed 2011 theme — Mix Mash @ your li- sharing it by using online collabora- includes great programming ideas, at teens, their parents, educators and tools to get publicity in your commu- other concerned adults to ensure that nity and unique planning resources teens are competent and ethical users AASL Announces Travel Grants for First-time recommended by the Teen Tech Week of technologies, especially those that committee. are offered through libraries. National Conference Attendees Teen Tech Week encourages teens For more than 50 years, YALSA The American Association of ence dedicated solely to the needs of to use libraries’ nonprint resources for has been the world leader in select- School Librarians (A ASL) is of- school librarians and their roles as education and recreation, as well as ing books, videos, and audio books fering grants for travel to its 15th educational leaders. AASL National recognize that librarians are quali- for teens. For more information about National Conference Exhibition Conference will feature twelve pre- fied, trusted professionals in the field YALSA or for lists of recommended in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 27- conferences, numerous concurrent of information technology. Teen Tech reading, viewing and listening, go 30, 2011. The grants for first-time sessions, more than 200 exhibiting Week 2011’s promotional partners to, or attendees of the conference are companies, educational and school include ALA Graphics, the Margaret contact the YALSA office by phone: sponsored by Bound To Stay Bound tours, a storytelling festival and A. Edwards Trust, and 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail Books. Those interested in applying special appearances by award-win- Nonprofit Supporters are DoSome- can download the application on the ning authors. For more information National Conference pages at www. on AASL’s 15th National Conference Exhibition, visit Reg- Register for National Library Legislative Day AASL President Nancy Everhart istration is already open. It’s that time again! The 2011 National Library Legislative Day said, “AASL values Bound To Stay The American Association of (NLLD) is quickly approaching and will be held on Monday, May 9, and Bound Books’ leadership in offering School Librarians,, Tuesday, May 10, at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C. school librarians the opportunity to a division of the American Library The 112th Congress will bring new challenges and opportunities for attend their first AASL National Association (ALA), promotes the im- libraries, making next year a critical and exciting time for us to get our Conference. I encourage all school provement and extension of library message out to Congress. On the first day of the event, participants will librarians that have never been to media services in elementary and attend briefings to prepare for their meetings with members of Congress an AASL National Conference to secondary schools as a means of and their staffs, taking place on the second day. The ALA also holds a take advantage of this incredible strengthening the total education reception on the Hill for NLLD participants and members of Congress opportunity.” program. Its mission is to advocate and their staff on May 9. For more information, go to The AASL 15th National Confer- excellence, facilitate change and Be sure to register early – while the American Library Association has ence Exhibition, “Turning the develop leaders in the school library reserved a block of rooms at the hotel, they always go quickly! Page,” is the only national confer- media field.
  13. 13. Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Friday, January 7, 2011 • Page 15 Celebrate 2011 Preservation Week This year, April 24 through 30 will provides a wealth of information Apply by April 19 to Receive Let’s Talk mark the second annual Preservation for those interested in participating in an event or in holding their own About It: The Civil War Program Grant Week. Last year’s Preservation Week was a great success with over 68 event. It includes an Event Toolkit The ALA Public Programs Of- ing March by Geraldine Brooks known academic, public, and special with ideas for low-cost activities, a fice and the National Endowment (Penguin, 2006), Crossroads of Free- libraries participating in preservation speaker’s bureau containing names for the Humanities (NEH) are now dom: Antietam by James McPherson activities by offering lectures, provid- and contact information for preserva- accepting applications for Let’s (Oxford University Press, 2002) and ing workshops, and participating in tion professionals willing to speak Talk About It: The Civil War and a forthcoming Civil War anthology two ALCTS Preservation Week spon- on various preservation topics, and Emancipation on their 150th An- of historical fiction, speeches, dia- sored webinars. The webinars dealt marketing tools for promoting your niversaries, a reading and discus- ries, memoirs, biography, and short with purchasing archival supplies own Preservation Week such as logos, sion program in America’s libraries. stories, edited by national project and products and mold prevention bookmarks, and tips for writing press Public libraries are invited to apply scholar Edward L. Ayers and co- and remediation and are available for releases. Local events can be found on online through April 19 by visiting published by NEH and ALA. no charge from the ALCTS web site the regularly updated Google Map, • Promotional materials, includ- ( which plots all locations of planned Just in time to commemorate ing posters, bookmarks and folders, Preservation Week was developed preservation activities. the Civil War sesquicentennial, to support local audience recruit- to promote the understanding of the If your institution plans to host Let’s Talk About It: The Civil War ment efforts. importance of care for personal collec- an open event, please post it to the and Emancipation on their 150th • Training for the library project tions. This is predominately a public Preservation Week 2011 Google Map Anniversaries follows the popular director at a national workshop, outreach program to assist the public ( Doing so Let’s Talk About It model, which where they will hear from the proj- in caring for their personal treasures. will help promote your event, and engages participants in discussion ect scholar, expert librarians and Collection materials can be anything assist with the broader aims of Pres- of a set of common texts selected by organizers and receive a program from books, documents, photographs, ervation Week. a nationally known scholar for their planning guide, materials and ideas. audiovisuals, textiles, paintings, Please join us in the effort to pre- relevance to a larger, overarching Let’s Talk About It: The Civil sculptures, furniture, and decorative serve and protect our cultural heri- theme. Funding for this program War and Emancipation on their arts or whatever is collected. tage by participating in a Preservation was provided by a grant from NEH 150th Anniversaries is supported The Preservation Week website, Week activity or by hosting your own to the ALA Public Programs Office. by NEH’s We the People initia-, event. In June, 50 public libraries will tive, which aims to stimulate and be selected to host the reading and enhance the teaching, study and discussion series and receive sup- understanding of American history port materials from NEH and ALA. and culture. Stay up-to-date on the latest The program grant includes: More information including proj- happenings during Midwinter. • A $2,500 grant from NEH to ect guidelines and the online appli- support program-related expenses. cation are available at Follow ALA on Twitter at #alamw11. • 25 sets of three titles: includ- civilwarprograms. O U R A U T H O R S AT A L A COME VISIT THE PENGUIN BOOTH #1917 Visit our booth for information on other Friday, January 7 author events featuring: STEWART O’NAN LISA HENDRIX Author of AUTHOR OF IMMORTAL EMILY ALONE CHAMPION AVERY AAMES Author of THE LONG QUICHE GOODBYE 4:00–5:15 pm ALA/ERT Booklist Author Forum DEBORAH Literary Fiction Panel HARKNESS Author of 5:30–6:30 pm Signing, Penguin booth #1917 A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES P E N G U I N G R O U P ( U S A ) Library Marketing Department 375 Hudson St. New York, NY 10014