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  1. 1. ALACognotes SAN DIEGO — 2011 MIDWINTER MEETING Monday, January 10, 2011 ALA Honors Top Youth Authors and llustrators Coretta Scott King/John John Randolph Steptoe New Talent Author Newbery Caldecott Award Medal Medal Zora and Me Moon over A Sick Day for Victoria Bond and T. R. Manifest Amos McGee Simon Clare Erin E. Stead Candlewick Press Vanderpool illustrator Delacorte written by Coretta Scott King/John Press Philip C. Stead Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Robert F. Sibert Medal Award Kakapo Rescue: Saving the Roaring Brook Press Seeds of Change World’s Strangest Parrot Jen Cullerton Johnson Sy Montgomery Coretta Scott Coretta Scott Illustrated by Sonia Lynn Houghton Mifflin King Illustrator King Author Sadler Books for Children Award Award Lee & Low Books Inc. Dave the One Crazy Potter: Artist, Summer Odyssey Award Poet, Slave Rita The True Meaning of by Laban Williams- Smekday Carrick Hill Garcia Adam Rex illustrated by Amistad Listening Library Bryan Collier Narrated by Bahni Turpin Little, Brown and Company Margaret A. Edwards Award Pura Belpré Pura Belpré Sir Terry Pratchett Theodor Seuss Author Illustrator Award Amazing Maurice and His Geisel Award Award Grandma’s Gift Educated Rodents Bink and Gollie The illustrated and The Wee Free Men Kate DiCamillo Dreamer written by Eric A Hat Full of Sky and Alison McGhee Pam Muñoz Velasquez The Color of Magic Candlewick Press Ryan Walker Guards! Guards! Scholastic Publishing Equal Rites Press Company, Inc. Going Postal Small Gods Mort May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Mildred L. Batchelder Award William C. Morris Award Andrew Carnegie Medal Lecture Award A Time of Miracles The Freak Observer for Children’s Video Peter Sís Anne-Laure Bondoux Blythe Woolston The Curious Garden Delacorte Press Carolrhoda Books Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard Michael L. Printz Schneider Family Schneider Family Schneider Family Award Book Award Book Award Book Award Ship Breaker Children’s Middle School Teen Paolo Bacigalupi The Pirate of After Ever After Five Flavors of Little, Brown and Kindergarten Jordan Sonnenblick Dumb Company George Ella Lyon Scholastic Press Antony John Atheneum Books Dial Books See additional award listings for Young Readers beginning on page 5. The Library Corporation PAC Bring this Solutions that Deliver coupon to TLC Booth #1031 for a chance to win a FREE KINDLE www.TLCdelivers.com • 800.325.7759 • Visit Booth #1031
  2. 2. Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Monday, January 10, 2011 • Page 3 Andre Dubus III Reads from His Memoirs and Addresses His Reasons for Writing By Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr. heroes.” He gave credit to libraries The Library of Congress because, although it pained him to see how many great books are no longer Author of works of fiction such as in print, “they are alive in the library” House of Sand and Fog (1999) and where they populate the shelves. He The Garden of Last Days (2008) as also thanked those institutions for well as of the forthcoming Townie: A providing him the carrels to write in Memoir (2011), Andre Dubus III, at a during the first ten years of his chosen presentation of the Sunrise Speaker career. Series on Sunday, addressed the As with so many people, Dubus sources of inspiration and motivation believes that he had an unhappy that made him decide to begin writing childhood. His family was divided by at age 22 soon after graduating from » see page 6 UT-Austin. A prod- uct of the declining Actor, environmental activist and author Ted Danson is interviewed by region of mill towns ALA President Roberta Stevens during the President’s Program. nor th of B ost on , among them Lowell and Haverhill (“Jack Kerouac country,” as E-readers and Literacy for All: he dubbed it), Du- bus is the son of an A Vision for the Future underpaid commu- By Stacy L. Voeller for Literacy and Outreach Services nity college professor Minnesota State moderated the session. who was also a noted University Moorhead Lipschultz provided a yet-to-be re- short-story writer leased paper by Gina Biancarosa and whom he scarcely On Sunday morning, ALA’s Com- Gina G. Griffiths from the University of knew and a home- mittee on Literacy Research to Prac- Oregon called “E-Reading Technology maker mother who tice Discussion Group’s topic was and the Future of Academic Reading: A raised him, went E-readers and Literacy for All: A Vi- Report to Carnegie Corporation of New back to school, and Novelist and writer of short stories Andre Dubus III delivers sion for the Future. Dale Lipschultz, York.” The paper discussed how the became “one of [his] his Sunrise Speaker Series presentation. PhD, Literacy Office from the Office » see page 18 Now extended to Hurry to Choice Booth #1533 include humanities Discover… journals MORE OpenChoice Giving more choice in how you Today is the search, access and archive. last chance Maney’s hybrid open access service has to win an Amazon Kindle! been extended to include our extensive list of humanities journals. For further information about how MORE OpenChoice can benefit you, please Everyone will receive a free 2011 visit our stand (no. 2250) during ALA. Choice desk calendar. Grab your gift while supplies last at Booth #1533. 2011 If you are interested in a free trial to Choice Reviews Online, please go to www.maney.co.uk/moreopenchoice Booth #1533 for more information.
  3. 3. Page 4 • Monday, January 10, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Richard Rhodes Presents Librarians with a Reverie on the Effect of Technological Innovations on Words and Thought Processes By Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr. ture on Saturday, January 8. Joseph But first Rhodes paid homage to and conjured up images of those struc- The Library of Congress Eagan, the Virtual Services Manager our profession. While going through tures when they sought to remember of the Montgomery County (MD) Li- a difficult childhood in Kansas City, those passages. Socrates and many of Twentieth-century historian Rich- brary System, introduced Rhodes, who Missouri, during which he often had his contemporaries feared that learn- ard Rhodes, the author or editor of 22 has served as both a visiting scholar to live on the street, Rhodes recalled ing to write would foster forgetfulness books including the Pulitzer Prize, Na- at Harvard and MIT and a host and that “the library for me was a refuge— because, in their opinion, writing was tional Book Award, and National Book commentator for several PBS documen- literally, for safety and security” and a lazy way to remember. The great Critics Circle Award winning The Mak- taries. In reviewing the momentous also a place providing possibilities to philosopher considered writing to be ing of the Atomic Bomb (1986); Dark transformation in the distribution of reach out to the world. He learned to like painting, that is, only an approxi- Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb ideas as we proceed through the digital read at the age of four, instructed by mation of reality. “For Socrates, texts (1995); and his latest The Twilight of revolution, Rhodes asserted that simi- the landlady of a rooming house. Not written down are mute—they cannot the Bombs (2010), delivered the 12th lar initially unsettling advances have at all convinced that authorship can be be interrogated.” Rhodes asserted that annual Arthur Curley Memorial Lec- happened before. taught in specifically-designed classes, this was similar to the controversy over he instead is a self-taught scribe who whether calculators should be used in learned to write from reading. Good the classroom, since they presumably Complimentary WIRELESS libraries, as well as bad ones, have served the purpose of conveying the art discouraged the need to learn math, a method of training the mind. INTERNET ACCESS of writing to many authors. Although he today taps into online historical The introduction of the printed book created even more turmoil than writ- provided by sources, according to Rhodes, “there is ing. Some argued that books should no substitute for working in libraries.” still be copied by hand, despite the The author took his audience back introduction of printing, allegedly to what reading was like and what because parchment would last longer it had meant in earlier centuries. St. than paper but also because “copying Augustine, when visiting Italy from the by hand involved more diligence and provinces of the Roman Empire, was industry.” There were often fewer spell- Booth 2431 surprised when he observed St. Am- brose reading silently since the custom ing errors in copied than in printed books (which, of course, multiplied any had always been to read aloud, a more errors.) social rather than a solitary, meditative Rhodes queried why reality writ- SSID: ALA2011 experience. Students in ancient times recited passages of works they wished ing—“a narrative prose that requires external facts for authentification” is to remember near particular buildings called “non-fiction,” a term defined by what it is not. He disclosed (and de- plored) that this term was invented by a librarian in 1867 in the annual report of the Boston Public Library. He prefers to call this category of writing “verity,” a term taken from the French, which only sounds odd because it is new. Live Anywhere Rhodes considers himself primarily to be a verity writer, although he has also written four books of fiction. Rhodes asserted that the I-phone is Earn your degree online “the death knell of the bar bet” because it allows the correct answer to many questions to be easily found. Despite the frequent discomforts of technology, he remains optimistic, for the pleasure • Master of Library and Information of reading persists. With ever newer Science (MLIS) methods of conveying information, he stated that “the last generation’s trash • Master of Archives and Records is the next generation’s treasure.” And Administration (MARA) so the innovations associated with con- veying information continue to develop, from writing, to printed books, to comic • Executive MLIS Program books, movies, and even video games. • San José Gateway Ph.D. Program Today’s Signings 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Abrams, #1910 Ann Angel Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Caregiver’s Path, #756 Viki Kind The Caregiver’s Path to slisweb.sjsu.edu Compassionate Decision Making 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Gamadin, #718 Tom Kirkbride
  4. 4. Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Monday, January 10, 2011 • Page 5 Youth Media Award Honors Alex Awards Girl in Translation King Illustrator Honor Book Dark Emperor and Other The Reapers Are the Jean Kwok Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Poems of the Night Angels: A Novel Riverhead Books Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix Joyce Sidman Alden Bell illustrated by Javaka Steptoe illustrated by Rick Allen Holt Paperbacks Breaking Night: A Memoir of written by Gary Golio Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Forgiveness, Survival, and My Clarion Books The Particular Sadness Journey from Homeless to Harvard One Crazy Summer of Lemon Cake: A Novel Liz Murray Printz Honor Books Rita Williams-Garcia Aimee Bender Hyperion Stolen Amistad Doubleday Lucy Christopher The Boy Who Couldn’t Chicken House Caldecott Honor Books The House of Tomorrow Sleep and Never Had To Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave Peter Bognanni D.C. Pierson Please Ignore Vera Dietz illustrated by Bryan Collier Amy Einhorn Books Vintage Books A.S. King written by Laban Carrick Hill Alfred A. Knopf Little, Brown and Company Room: A Novel King Author Honor Books Emma Donoghue Lockdown Revolver Interrupting Chicken Little, Brown and Company Walter Dean Myers Marcus Sedgwick written and illustrated Amistad Roaring Brook Press by David Ezra Stein The Vanishing of Katharina Candlewick Press Linden: A Novel Ninth Ward Nothing Helen Grant Jewell Parker Rhodes Janne Teller Batchelder Honor Books Delacorte Little, Brown and Company Atheneum Books for Young Readers Departure Time written by Truus Matti and The Radleys Yummy: The Last Days of a Newbery Honor Books translated by Nancy Forest-Flier Matt Haig Southside Shorty Turtle in Paradise Namelos Free Press G. Neri, illustrated by Randy Jennifer L. Holm DuBurke Random House Children’s Books Nothing The Lock Artist Lee & Low Books Inc. written by Janne Teller and Steve Hamilton Heart of a Samurai translated by Martin Aitken Thomas Dunne Books Margi Preus Atheneum Books for Young Readers for Minotaur Books Amulet Books » see page 16 O U R A U T H O R S AT A L A COME VISIT THE PENGUIN BOOTH #1917 Monday, January 10 DEBORAH HARKNESS AUTHOR OF A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES 8:00–9:30 am AAP Author Breakfast, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Sapphire Ballroom A Please RSVP at Penguin Booth #1917 “Harkness creates a compelling and sweeping tale that moves from Oxford to Paris to Upstate New York....All her characters are fully fleshed and unique, which, when combined with the complex and engaging plot, results in one of the better fantasy debuts in recent months.” —Booklist (starred review) 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 www.penguingroup.com/library
  5. 5. Page 6 • Monday, January 10, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO BCALA Announces the 2011 Literary Awards Winners The Black Caucus of the American Non-fiction were also selected: In the graphically and poignantly exposes to have vacationed with their enslaved Library Association announced the Place of Justice: A Story of Punishment his life in a place of “living hell” and mistresses. Wench tells the story winners of the 2011 BCALA Literary and Deliverance by Wilbert Rideau his journey toward rehabilitation as of four women whose friendship is Awards during the Midwinter Meeting (Alfred A. Knopf) and John Oliver a prison journalist. A saga of deter- forged by pain, yet sustained by their of the American Library Association. Killens: A Life of Black Literary Activ- mination, transformation, personal love for their children and the hope of The awards recognize excellence in ism by Keith Gilyard (University of integrity and redemption, his triumph freedom. Perkins-Valdez has written adult fiction and nonfiction by Afri- Georgia Press). over adversity is worthy of recognition an engaging and thought-provoking can American authors published in The Other Wes Moore: One Name, and to be shared as a lesson learned. novel which examines another aspect 2010, including the work of a first Two Fates explores the importance of John Oliver Killens: A Life of Black of complicated relationships resulting novelist, and a citation for Outstand- family, circumstance, opportunity, and Literary Activism delves into the life from slavery. ing Contribution to Publishing. The its impact on African American male and times of an enigmatic figure For excellence in scholarship, the recipients will receive the awards dur- identity in urban America. Wes Moore considered the spiritual father of the BCALA Literary Awards Commit- ing the 2011 Annual Conference of the provides an in-depth look into the jour- Black Arts Movement. Killen’s life and tee presents the Outstanding Con- American Library Association in New ney of two African American males political activism through literature tribution to Publishing Citation to Orleans, LA. who happen to share the same name, are presented against a mosaic of other Unfinished Blues: Memories of a New The winner in the Fiction category but take very different life paths. In more well-known figures including Orleans Music Man by Harold Battiste is Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden an environment disproportionately Paul Robeson, W. E. B. Du Bois, Mal- Jr. and Karen Celestan (The Historic (Akashic Books). affected by poverty, a failing educa- colm X and many others. Gilyard pres- New Orleans Collection). Unfinished McFadden interweaves rich histori- tional system, fatherlessness, and the ents a well researched portrayal of Kil- Blues is a memoir detailing Harold cal details and vivid imaginative fic- rise of drug culture, this book raises lens as novelist, teacher, essayist and Battiste’s life and career as a musi- tion in this riveting multi-faceted nov- the question of what does it take to founding chair of the Harlem Writers cian, composer, producer, arranger, el. Easter Venetta Bartlett, a fictional positively impact the lives of young Af- Guild. This is the first biography of and educator while championing New Harlem Renaissance writer, takes the rican American males? Equipped with John Oliver Killens and a significant Orleans jazz for more than fifty years. reader on a journey from the Jim Crow a resource guide in its’ final pages, contribution to the understanding of Lavishly illustrated with personal South to the Harlem Renaissance and this book is an essential read for those his influence as an African American photographs it promotes and preserves finally the Civil Rights movement. She who champion the critical influence of writer activist. the influence of music on Louisiana battles racial oppression, betrayal, adults in young people’s lives. The recipient of the First Novelist culture and heritage. triumphs with success and ultimately Sentenced to death row for the Award is Dolen Perkins-Valdez for finds redemption. Glorious is a bril- murder of a white woman at the age Wench (HarperCollins). liantly written novel and is destined of nineteen, Wilbert Rideau spent Perkins-Valdez captures the com- to become a classic. The winner in the Non-fiction forty-four years at the Louisiana State Penitentiary also known as Angola plexities of the relationships between enslaved women and their masters in Dubus » from page 3 category is The Other Wes Moore: and nicknamed “The Farm,” famed for her debut novel Wench. The story cen- One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore brutality, riots, escape, and murder. ters around a historical resort in Ohio, divorce and constantly seeking the (Random House). Honor Books for His memoir, In the Place of Justice, where southern slave owners were said cheapest rents. It was bereft of larger family ties because most of his rela- tives lived in Louisiana. He opined “I don’t think that anyone has had a great childhood. If they say so, they’re Visit H.W. Wilson Booth #2616 lying.” Ironically, however, others have commented that he seems to look back nostalgically on what he had experi- enced and endured. He missed out on baseball (his dad did not play it with him), but has since learned about it At the Wilson Theater: from his own sons. Since “so often the writing is greater than the writer,” Art Suite – new images, • Retrospective Databases – • a short story that he began evolved more full-text titles now includes full-text into the memoirs from which he read during this session. They are in the • OmniFile – more full-text titles form of an autobiography rather than a fictional treatment, although many • WilsonWeb Mobile of the names have been changed. He revealed that at age thirteen he was constantly stoned yet incred- ibly earned Bs in school although he often cut classes. Talk among his teenaged colleagues was mostly about sex, alcohol, and drugs. Rather small compared to his peers, he got tired of being beaten up so he worked out, took up boxing, and although he deplored violence, tended to go to bars where fights often began. He stated that writing “literally saved my life….I discovered how to express myself with words rather than with my fists.” He said that “writing made me feel like Drawing for a Gift Basket! me” and that “it takes you deeper into what you didn’t know you knew.” On the process of composition, Dubus said that he writes in his basement retreat in long-hand in pencil and without an H.W. Wilson outline. He praised his editor Alane www.hwwilson.com Less Searching, More Finding Salierno Mason at W.W. Norton (Booth Toll Free: 800-367-6770 • Tel: 718-588-8400 1905) with shaping his manuscripts, Fax: 718-590-1617 or 800-590-1617 REGISTER FOR A FREE TRIAL E-mail: custserv@hwwilson.com for sometimes “editors know more www.hwwilson.com/trial about what the author wants to convey than he does.”
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  7. 7. Page 8 • Monday, January 10, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO RUSA Announces Winners for Outstanding Books and Media Today on the The Reference and User Services Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier; The which was selected for its extensive PopTop Stage: Association (RUSA) announced their Price of Altruism: George Price and the and outstanding multidisciplinary cov- choices for outstanding books and Search for the Origins of Kindness by erage of dress, fashion and its impact Library Products media at the Midwinter meeting in Oren Harman; Last Call: The Rise and on society. In addition, the Committee Today the PopTop Stage will focus San Diego. Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent; awarded an Honorable Mention to the on New Products for Libraries. The This year’s winners for Outstanding Citizens of London: The Americans Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, PopTop Stage will be located in Ex- Fiction are: Nashville Chrome by Rick Who Stood with Britain in Its Dark- published by Yale University Press. hibit Hall H at the 700 aisle in the San Bass; Room: A Novel by Emma Dono- est, Finest Hour by Lynne Olson; The The Sophie Brody Medal goes to Diego Convention Center. ghue; A Visit from the Goon Squad by Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Jennifer Egan; Crooked Letter, Crooked the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Na- Different Order of Time by Judith Letter by Tom Franklin; Freedom by thaniel Philbrick; and The Immortal Shulevitz. Homesick by Eshkol Nevo Jonathan Franzen; Next by James Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca was selected as an honor book. Hynes; The Surrendered by Chang Skloot; Just Kids by Patti Smith; The The Reading List selections include: Rae Lee; Matterhorn: A Novel of the Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and The Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes; The Survival by John Vaillant; and The (Adrenaline); Under Heaven by Guy Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story Gavriel Kay (Fantasy); The Invisible Monday, January 10 A Novel by David Mitchell; Skippy Dies of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Bridge by Julie Orringer (Historical Library Product Spotlight by Paul Murray; The Lotus Eaters by Wilkerson. Fiction); The Dead Path by Stephen Tatjana Soli; and The Lonely Polyga- The poetry selections include: Unin- M. Irwin (Horror); Bury Your Dead by 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. mist: A Novel by Brady Udall. corporated Persons in the Late Honda Louise Penny (Mystery); A Matter of Attract More Patrons by Using Outstanding Nonfiction: Washing- Dynasty: Poems by Tony Hoagland; Class by Mary Balogh (Romance); The Language Learning Software ton: A Life by Ron Chernow; The Hare and Wait: Poems by C.K. Williams. Dervish House by Ian McDonald (Sci- Presented by: Tell Me More with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century The 2011 Dartmouth Medal selec- ence Fiction); and Solomon’s Oak by of Art and Loss by Edmund de Waal; tion is The Oxford University Press En- Jo-Ann Mapson (Women’s Fictions). 10:40 – 11:10 a.m. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in cyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion To find out more about RUSA Work Flow Solutions North Korea by Barbara Demick; and the online Berg Fashion Library awards visit http://rusa.ala.org. Presented by: Midwest Tape Winners of the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award 11:20 – 11:50 a.m. AV2 by Weigl Media Enhanced Five libraries are winners of the applied with fabulous campaigns. coverage in the Washington Post Books John Cotton Dana Library Public Many of the submissions came from and other outlets, as well as highly Presented by: Weigl Publishing, Inc. Relations Award, which recognizes small- to medium-sized libraries. respected authors, poets and actors and honors outstanding achievement It’s amazing that in these challeng- helped to inform and excite all ages 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. in library public relations. ing economic times how wonderfully of the community. The Benefit of Patrons Driving The honor has been awarded con- gifted libraries are at leveraging what A nythink Libraries of Adams Library Acquisitions tinuously since 1946 and is sponsored they have to produce effective market- County, Colo., built a “library of Presetened by: eBrary by the H.W. Wilson Co., the H.W. ing campaigns.” the future,” responding to a voter- Wilson Foundation and the Library The following five libraries were approved funding increase. A new 12:40 – 1:10 p.m. Leadership and Management Asso- honored: customer service philosophy and Primo: D2D, Mega-Aggregate Index ciation (LLAMA), a division of the Loudoun County Public Library, branding increased population aware- of Scholarly Content, and a Scholarly American Library Association. It is Leesburg, Va., for “Try Poetry” – a ness and use in all areas, including Recommender Service: Scholarship considered the most prestigious of all year of building community through a 42 percent increase in cardholders and Content Never Had It This Good! library awards in the field of public the borderless conversation of poetry. and 66 percent increase in visitors. Presented by Ex Libris relations. The program developed a long part- The district Anythink name and or- “This was a very difficult judging nership with the public school system, ange swirl has become a nationally Changes and Cancellations year,” said committee Chair Kim created a unique relationship with the recognized signature for the library. Monday Terry. “The quality was outstand- juvenile detention center and offered The University of California Santa ing. We had entries from a variety of a variety of captivating presentations Committee on Cataloging: » see page 15 libraries - several academic libraries to the community. Extensive media Description and Access, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MAR Hall 4, CANCELLED. Cognotes Published five times annually in conjunction with the ALA Midwinter Meeting, and six times annually in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference ISBN: 0738-4319 Volume 2011, Issue 4 Reporters Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr. The Library of Congress Brad Martin LAC Group, New York, NY Stacy Voeller Minnesota State University, Moorhead Will Risser Managing Editor Deb Nerud Vernon Photography Curtis Compton Production Jenn Waters, CustomNEWS, Inc.
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  9. 9. Page 10 • Monday, January 10, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Share, Talk and Write – Free Online Collaboration Tools By Will Risser munications services like message does not offer file sharing. The basic “but the paid subscriptions usually boards and a real time chat program plan is $24 a month and allows 15 have better lay-out options.” The Library Instruction Round called “camp fire,” document manage- projects, 5 GB storage and unlimited Robin Kear, Reference/Instruction Table (LIRT) Web Advisory Com- ment such as file sharing and project users, while the max program is $149 Librarian at the University of Pitts- mittee held a demonstration of free details like to-do lists and apps for a month and has 75 GB of storage and burgh, talked about the benefits of online products designed to enhance android, blackberry etc. allows for unlimited projects. free social document creation sites like communication, management and “It’s easy to set-up and acts as a Carrie Forbes, Instruction and Ref- GoogleDocs, which is a web-based pro- organization in the workplace. central hub for all project information, erence Librarian at the University of gram with file storage a single point Billie Peterson-Lugo, Assistant Di- which simplifies project coordination,” Denver, discussed and demonstrated of entry. She uses the free program rector of the Electronic Library at Bay- said Peterson-Lugo. Residing on the free online conferencing and meeting for a number of things including peer lor University discussed the benefits internet, BaseCamp is available as programs, which virtually allows for review, facilitating collaboration and of a free online project management long as internet access is available. A multiple users in different locations to presentations, but it also can also do tool called BaseCamp. BaseCamp is a 30-day free trial is offered on all ac- meet face-to-face. The benefits of this word processing, spreadsheets, chat collaborative tool that provides com- counts, but is limited to one project and free technology include saving money and forms. One aspect Kear did not on travel costs, file and data sharing like was that links can’t be attached and increased participation. Features to pictures in GoogleDocs. Make your Mark on ALA: include instant messaging, Voip and invitation options. A primary draw- “GoogleDoc forms are easy to get their information from because they Vote in the 2011 Election back of these programs, which are cloud based, can be security. Who can are right there,” said Kear, “I use it for ALA committee work, evaluating Polls open March 16 for the 2011 tomer service at (800) 545-2433, ext. access the meeting and is the informa- and reviewing applications and group American Library Association (ALA) 5. The deadline for requesting a paper tion confidential are things that need projects at work”. election, in which members will choose ballot is April 9, 2011. to be considered. ALA Connect is another free online their new president-elect and council “Voting is one of the most important Some free software, like DimDim, program, which supports live docu- members. things you can do as a member,” said have access codes to help with security. ments, chat and other features. It can Members of specific divisions/sec- ALA Executive Director Keith Michael DimDim, like many others, allows be used internally or externally and tions and roundtables will be voting Fiels. “The President represents all of us for up to four web-cams displayed on- streamlines collaborative work. Ad- for officers and committee members. as members, whether doing hundreds of screen at once. “I usually don’t like to ditionally, it’s paperless and offers an In order to be eligible to vote, you must media interviews each year or helping to have that many webcams on-screen at archive feature up to storage capacity. have your membership dues paid by guide the association through financial once because it gets distracting seeing While there are pros and cons to Jan. 31, 2011. opportunities and challenges.” all those heads,” commented Forbes. the different programs and applica- For the third year in a row, the The polls will close at 11:59 p.m. The ability to record the meeting is tions Peterson-Lugo finds the free ALA is holding its election exclusively CST on April 22, 2011. The Election a feature that the free versions won’t options are just easier. “Even if your online. Although the 2011 election is Committee will meet to certify the offer and free software often has a cap institution has a paid subscription to a being conducted online, there remains results on April 29, 2011. on number of people conferencing at service, it can be easier to use the free one exception. Members with a disabil- For more information on the elec- once. “I often use the free software. software because you can do it yourself ity and no Internet access may request tion, call (800) 545-2433, ext. 5, or You can go in right away without con- with out having to set anything up or a paper ballot by contacting ALA cus- e-mail membership@ala.org. tacting any IT people,” said Forbes, call someone to help you,” she said.
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  11. 11. Page 12 • Monday, January 10, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO RUSA Board of Directors Meeting Opened Up as a Virtual Town Hall Meeting By Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr. committee chairs or vice-chairs. The Library of Congress Since RUSA delivers value through mutual assistance and fellowship and The Reference and User Services learning and growth opportunities, Association (RUSA) Board of Direc- better marketing should result in ap- tors, meeting in its first session on preciably more members joining and Saturday, devoted its first hour to remaining. Trott noted that many a chat line via rusatownhall@rusa. people join RUSA because of the work org for those who could not attend in and the specific focus of its sections. person. RUSA President Barry Trott Developing additional sections might called the meeting to order announc- result in more members. Consider- ing the appointment of a new division ation might be given to following webmaster and RUSA’s new Emerg- the Special Libraries Association’s ing Leader. Much attention was given example of offering graduated regis- during the first half of the meeting tration fees based on income. to determining how well RUSA was Discussion moved to the A L A achieving its goals and how it could White Paper on the continuing im- improve, in particular drawing upon portance of the Midwinter conference. successes of other ALA divisions. There was recognition that ALA de- RUSA members hold a discussion during the RUSA Town Hall Meeting. Although RUSA has been relatively termined that Midwinter would con- and conferences delivered through Until technology costs decrease, the successful in recruiting new mem- tinue to exist at some level because: it electronic methods can interrupt the price of having many virtual meetings bers despite the current economic brings in revenue; some awards must regular patterns at work. The conclu- will remain prohibitive. downturn, there is a continuing need be given in person; it allows ALA to sion was that RUSA needs to main- The second session of the board for surveys to determine why cur- meet in more regions (whose attend- tain a presence at Midwinter and to meeting will be held today at 1:30 rent members do not always remain ees cannot always go to Annual); and remind people of reasons to attend. p.m. onboard. The division might benefit it is helpful for library advocates to from a project manager coordinating meet face-to-face. Nevertheless, since recruitment at library schools supple- units can decide to conduct more AASL Student Video Contest mented by packets of materials for business-related matters rather than “RUSA ambassadors” who enlist new full-fledged, specific programs elec- The Sunday issue of Cognotes (page 14) provided readers with informa- members. Since some problems have tronically, meetings that are at least tion on the AASL “Learning4Life in My School Library” Student Video been detected with RUSA’s online partially virtual appear to be useful Contest.” AASL announced yesterday that Macklin will also be sponsoring volunteer forms, would-be volunteers experiments. Many participants ap- the contest, and will be providing $500 in books to the school libraries of might be better off applying to serve preciate actual rather than virtual the winners. Visit www.ala.org/aasl/l4lvideocontest. on committees by directly notifying encounters with colleagues, however, LIBRARY CLASSIC S WITH A TWIST FUN COLORFUL FURNITURE COST-EFFECTIVE SECURITY SOLUTIONS INSPIRING • PLANNING GAMING SPACES « • DESIGN LAYOUT • PRODUCT SELECTION START TO FINISH • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT • PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROJECT SERVICES • INSTALLATION FIND A BRIGHT SPOT OUR PROJECT SOLUTIONS RANGE FROM REFRESHING SMALL AREAS TO COMPLETELY FURNISHING NEW FACILITIES. CALL 800.747.7561 TO SPEAK TO for your library with DEMCO at ALA Midwinter. OUR DESIGN FURNITURE SPECIALISTS. See us at booth #2217 demco.com Helping you. TM
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  13. 13. Page 14 • Monday, January 10, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Newbery Medal winner and best-selling author Neil Gaiman is interviewed by librarian, best-selling author, and literary critic Nancy Pearl during during an “Afternoon with Neil Gaiman and Nancy Pearl” on Sunday. ALA attendees ascend a flight of illuminated stairs exiting the San Diego Convention Center at night. An ALA attendee, far left, appears to do a double take walking past a group of life-like cutouts that are part of the Digital Library Systems Group booth in the Exhibit Hall. A large crowd of ALA attendees applaude as Neil Gaiman and Nancy Pearl take the stage. Librarian Catharine Cook, Chickasha Public Library, Librarian Robin Moskal, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, takes in the view Chickasha, Okla., picks up an endangered species shirt at of the San Diego skyline from the second floor of the San Diego Convention Center. the ALA Store that includes librarians in the Exhibit Hall.
  14. 14. Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Monday, January 10, 2011 • Page 15 PR Awards library staff and customers and used AASL Announces Preconference Lineup » from page 8 in a guerilla marketing strategy that was impossible to ignore and hard to for ALA 2011 Annual Conference Cruz Library for its hugely successful resist. The success of this campaign campaign surrounding its acquisition was built on a strong foundation of The American Association of Fees are $179 for personal AASL of the Grateful Dead archives. In ad- shared values, clear assessment, stra- School Librarians (AASL) will offer members; $229 for personal ALA dition to coverage in many national tegic marketing and a committed and two preconferences in New Orleans members; $269 for non-members; newspapers and magazines from enthusiastic library staff. during the American Library As- $179 for retired AASL members; and the Wall Street Journal to Rolling Worthington Libraries, Worthing- sociation’s (AL A) 2011 Annual $179 for student AASL members. Stone, the library’s Facebook page ton, Ohio for the “Find Yourself Here” Conference. The preconferences Terry Young and Nancy Teger for this archive has more than 48,000 rebranding campaign, a unique, in- will be held Friday, June 24. For will lead a panel of school librar- friends - second only to the Grateful formative and fun way to position the more information, visit www.ala. ians in a discussion on disaster Dead’s own Web page - and they have library as an information source and org/aasl/annual. preparedness at the preconfer- received $1.5 million in donations. inviting destination. Beginning with The full-day interactive precon- ence, “Disaster Preparedness for The Edmonton Public Library, staff communications guidelines and ference, “AASL’s Top 25 Websites for School Librarians.” Attendees will Edmonton, Alberta, for “Rebrand- expanding to service provision, the li- Teaching and Learning: Categories, gain valuable insight to disaster ing the Edmonton Public Library,” a brary was positioned as a place where Criteria, and Collaborative Strate- planning as experts share their masterful blending of the work of pro- everyone belongs and is accepted. The gies,” will offer an in-depth look at experiences, successes and lessons fessional designers and library staff net result was a 35 percent increase the 2010 Best Websites for Teaching learned. Learn the ups and downs that let each do what they do best. The in online homework usage and a 36 and Learning. During this fast- of disaster recovery as they apply to simple, stylish logo and the slogan increase in the circulation of down- paced, hands-on, collaborative work- the school librarian and the library. “Spread the words” were taken by loadable books. shop attendees will learn which web- Discover the subtle differences of sites best support the “Standards for planning and recovery as they ap- the 21st-Century Learner,” inquiry ply to public and private schools. learning and the curriculum. The Use the knowledge and experience presenters will keep attendees ac- of this panel to devise a plan in the American Library Association tively involved as they Skype, tweet, event of a disaster. 2011 Annual Conference survey, organize, create, click, video Fees are $79 for personal AASL and have fun learning about the Web members; $129 for personal ALA June 23 – 28, 2011 2.0 tools. Laptops are essential to members; $184 for non-members; New Orleans, La. get the most out of the session. Be $79 for retired AASL members; and prepared to leave energized with $79 for student AASL members. Visit www.alaannual.org for program, registration resources to implement these excit- AASL’s preconferences will not and housing information. ing tools in your school. You might only benefit school library media even get a sneak peek at the newest specialists, but all librarians that Take advantage of early bird rates by registering by March 4. top 25 websites! work with children and young adults. American Economic Association 2014 Broadway, Suite 305 • Nashville, TN 37203 • Phone: (615) 322-2595 • Fax: (615) 343-7590 • Email: aeainfo@vanderbilt.edu We can’t be here this year, but we’re not far away! We are currently attending the American Economic Twitter at: http://twitter.com/AEAexhibits/. Or access Association’s Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. We enjoy our press releases at www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA for engaging with our customers each year, and though updates on more back issue access for online journals we are not at this year’s ALA meeting in person, we are subscribers, and the addition of citation records for available for your questions. Contact us instantly via articles from 1886–1968 on EconLit. http://twitter.com/AEAexhibits/ More than 125 Years of Ecouraging Economic Research
  15. 15. Page 16 • Monday, January 10, 2011 Cognotes • SAN DIEGO Youth Media Honors Sibert Honor Books Ballet for Martha: Making will grayson, will grayson Brilliance Audio We Are in a Book! written and illustrated by Mo » from page 5 Appalachian Spring John Green and David Levithan and Willems Pura Belpré Author Honor Books written by Jan Greenberg narrated by MacLeod Andrews and Hyperion Books for Children ¡Olé! Flamenco and Sandra Jordan Nick Podehl written and illustrated illustrated by Brian Floca Coretta Scott King – by George Ancona Flash Point Stonewall Award Virginia Hamilton Award for Lee Low Books Inc. Almost Perfect Lifetime Achievement Lafayette and the American Brian Katcher Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette’s Revolution Journey to Cuba Russell Freedman Stonewall Honor Books Margarita Engle Holiday House will grayson, will grayson Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Henry Holt and Company, LLC John Green and David Levithan Tomie dePaola Odyssey Honor Recordings Dutton Books 90 Miles to Havana Alchemy and Meggy Swann YALSA Award for Excellence in Enrique Flores-Galbis Listening Library, Love Drugged Nonfiction for Young Adults Roaring Brook Press Karen Cushman and narrated by James Klise Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing Katherine Kellgren Flux Ann Angel Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Books Amulet/Abrams Fiesta Babies The Knife of Never Letting Go Freaks and Revelations illustrated by Amy Córdova, written Candlewick on Brilliance Audio Davida Willis Hurwin by Carmen Tafolla Patrick Ness and narrated by Nick Little, Brown and Company Tricycle Press Podehl The Boy in the Dress Me, Frida Revolution David Walliams illustrated by illustrated by David Diaz, written by Listening Library Quentin Blake Amy Novesky Jennifer Donnelly and narrated Penguin Young Readers Group. For more information on the Abrams Books for Young Readers by Emily Janice Card and Emma ALA youth media awards and Bering Geisel Honor Books Ling Ting: Not Exactly the Same! notables, please visit the ALA Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin illustrated and written written and illustrated by Grace Lin website at www.ala.org. by Duncan Tonatiuh Little, Brown and Company Abrams Books for Young Readers 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! mangolanguages.com