ALACognotesISSUE 3 2011 ANNUAL CONFERENCE Sunday, June 26, 2011 HigHligHts Auditorium Speaker Series TODAY IN AUDITORIUM B Daniel Ellsberg 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. Brooke Gladstone 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PLA President’s Program Featuring David Simon Author, cartoonist, producer and game designer Jeff Kinney delivers his Auditorium Speaker Series presentation. and Laura Lippman School Librarians Recognize School 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Tooth Fairy Relief Program, Honor Colleagues, Footprints Learn How to Cope with Grief Help Bring By Frederick J. than ever” and shared that Classic Augustyn, Jr. both she and ALA President The Library of Congress Roberta Stevens successfully TODAY Figures T Connected: An he President’s Program urged the Los Angeles School Autoblogography about to Life of the American Associa- tion of School Librarians district to refrain from cutting their library staff.Love, Death & Technology By Talea (AASL) meeting on Saturday Everhart segued into the 9:00 a.m. Anderson began with recognition of the entrance of her colleague from University Dollar General School Relief Florida State University, Dr. Obligation to Endure of Washington project in a “Beyond Words Cel- Sally Karioth, who has made W 11:00 a.m. i l l i a m William Joyce pumps his fist as he ebration.” In five years Dollar her mark as a nurse, teacher, J o y c e , describes overcoming an obstacle General made grants totaling author, talk show host, and Witchblade a u t h o r during his Auditorium Speaker Series over $1 million to over 113 grief counselor. In an animated, 12:00 p.m. and illustrator of presentation. schools (in separate funds rang- insightful address titled “Life Is children’s books, ing from $5,000 to $15,000) What You Make It—Seize the including George Shrinks, the case of King Kong, Old endeavoring to replace books, Day!” which caused audience Faubourg Treme: The Dinosaur Bob and The Man Yeller and The Yearling. He media, and furniture dam- members to alternate laughterUntold Story of Black New in the Moon, and recipient began writing and illustrat- aged or lost in disasters. J. L. with tears, the often risible ra- Orleans of three Emmy awards for ing, determined to tell sto- Turner, co-founder of Dollar conteur strove to point out the 2:30 p.m. animated series based on his ries his own way, he noted, General, was functionally illit- differences between minor up- books spoke, as part of the “Drawing and making up erate when he helped to set up sets and immeasurable losses The Missouri Botanical Auditorium Speaker Series stories became like breathing his company during the Great » see page 3 Garden Library Saturday, about the power for me.” Depression and knew the value 5:00 p.m. of stories. Joyce developed his story of education. It all began for Joyce material with the help of his Current AASL President JOIN US The Dark Chrystal when, at age five, he learned children and their friends. Dr. Nancy Everhart told of in the Exhibits! that Santa Claus and the Every night they hashed her Vision Tour: 35 school 5:30 p.m. Today Tooth Fairy weren’t actually out the details of the clas- libraries and their librarians 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. real. As a child, Joyce was sics—how many elves did from as many states that their Pink Saris Monday, June 27 moved by stories—almost to Santa Claus have? How did peers nominated as exemplars. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. the point of devastation in » see page 3 Everhart noted that “school libraries are needed now more
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NEW ORLEANS • Sunday, June 26, 2011 Cognotes • Page 3Karioth Disaster Preparedness and Libraries» from page 1and to find “exquisite mo- Is Focus of Washington Office Briefingments in each day.” By Brad Martin to the development and testing of their Asserting “bereavement LAC Group emergency plans. In the process, librar-is a natural part of life to The Washington Office Saturday ies should form alliances with local,which we are all entitled,” Morning Briefing focused on being regional, and/or national institutions.Karioth stated “we have prepared for natural disasters and Rebecca Hamilton, Louisiana’sno other option than to how the library can support emergency State Librarian, said that when hur-enjoy life…as far as I can teams in times of disaster. “It’s not a ricanes Katrina and Rita hit in Augusttell, this is not a dress matter of if a disaster will happen; it’s of 2005, the Louisiana State Libraryrehearsal.” For her own simply a matter of when,” said Kath- “was not prepared at all. Nothing thattenacity, she drew upon erine Zeringue, FEMA Environmental bad had ever happened before and weher Scandinavian roots, Liaison Officer, one of a panel of speak- had no disaster plan. We quickly dis-specifically in small town ers who shared lessons learned and covered that we did not even have a listWisconsin Rapids where offered ideas for emergency planning of phone numbers of library directorsshe fondly remembers the Denine Torr, Director of Community Initiatives, during the “E-Government: Disaster that we needed to call.”Saturdays when she rode Dollar General Literacy Foundation (left) receives a Preparedness” portion of the program Another lesson Hamilton said washer bicycle to exchange plaque from Dr. Nancy Everhart, AASL President, in Saturday. learned quickly was that “librariestwelve books for an ad- recognition of the organization’s five years of grants Zeringue stressed at the outset the were going to play a critical role in theditional dozen more from totaling over $1 million to more than 113 schools. importance of collaboration in the recovery.” She highlighted many ofthe public library. This opportunity for In her school counseling practice, emergency management process and the ways libraries stepped up, whichknowledge made her feel that “she was Karioth advises schools not to clear out that a major misconception exists re- included compiling information forthe richest girl in the world.” the desks or lockers immediately of stu- garding the mission of federal disaster lawmakers, providing internet access When Karioth was in nursing school, dents who have died for that interrupts response efforts. Although there are and other communications needs, hold-“no one talked about dying” and often or prevents the grieving process of many who expect FEMA to come in and ing story hours at housing shelters andcaregivers robbed loved ones of their many of their friends. Students should do everything, Zeringue stressed that becoming distribution points for relief.last opportunities to reconcile with not think that the dead just disappear. everyone, including libraries, need to “In many cases FEMA actually setfamily members or to tie up loose ends. Karioth looks upon her life as a be prepared in advance to work with up shop inside some libraries to helpThis changed with the influence of Dr. fulfilling one both in Wisconsin and in response teams. “It is not FEMA’s role people with providing services such asElizabeth Kübler-Ross who maintained Florida. She relayed that “I’ll always to be the knight in shining armor,” she applying for aid.”that patients have the right to know be a Badger, but I’m a Seminole when said, adding “it takes all aspects of a Daniel Barkley, from the Zimmer-their diagnoses. Karioth first heard nobody is looking.” To the librarians as- community and not just the govern- man Library at the University of NewKübler-Ross while furthering her sembled, she said that she knows that ment to prepare for, protect against Mexico, described his experiences andmedical education at the University of their budgets are being cut “but you and respond to disaster situations.” what he learned as a result of beingWisconsin–Madison. still have the ability to save children.” Zeringue suggested a range of ways not prepared when disaster strikes. In that libraries can prepare – everything his case, it was a flood and a fire that been named Guardians. Each character from performing an initial risk analysis » see page 25Joyce plays a role in Joyce’s new, more intri-» from page 1 cate mythology. Joyce has seen the value in storiesthe Tooth Fairy catalog teeth? Joycepainstakingly revitalized the classic to comfort, both in his own life and in the life of New Orleans. His daughter The eBook Lending Service of Your Dreams is finally heretales on holidays, even rising early to passed away very young, and shortly !paint fairy footprints from door to pil- before her death, he was able to read tolow so that his children could believe her from the newly completed The Manin the Tooth Fairy. “I wanted [these in the Moon. Joyce turned to storiesstories] to be huge, gigantic, glorious!” again in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.said Joyce. “Everyone’s story had blown away,” he These years were the inspiration for said, and there was a transformativeJoyce’s Guardians of Childhood series. power in listening to people’s storiesIn his books, the classic figures—every- and in telling new stories. 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Page 4 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANS ALA President Roberta Stevens welcomes Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of the City of New Orleans, to the stage at the Opening General Session. Landrieu praised librarians and ALA for their support of the city following Hurricane Katrina.Kim Catledge, Branch Manager, Chicago Public Library, pauses for a memorablephoto with a festive Mardi Gras character in the ByWater Solutions booth duringthe Exhibits Opening Reception. The Graphic Novel Pavilion, Artist Alley, and LIVE! Reading Stage are packed by crowds on the Exhibits floor.ALA attendees can see a noted documentary, program or feature film during the“Now Showing @ ALA” Film Program in Auditorium C. Librarians hurry to view“Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Hector Vega, Department of Defense, Arlington, VA, takes a break and reverts to the old technology of reading a printed book in the BIBLIOTHECA ITG booth in the Technology Pavilion.Exhibit Roundtable Chair Gene Shimshock, ALA President Roberta Stevens, andthe ALA Executive Board conclude the Opening General Session with a virtualribbon cutting to open the Exhibits floor.
Page 6 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSScience Fiction/Fantasy Panel, Jarvis Highlight Monday SpeakersScience Fiction/ When Nnedi Okorafor’s Who professor and director of the Interac-Fantasy Panel Fears Death was published in tive Journalism Program and the NewMonday, June 27th, hardcover last June, The Wash- Business Models for News project at10:30–11:30 a.m. ington Post called it “wondrously the City University of New York’sFeaturing Brandon magical and terribly realistic.” Graduate School of Journalism. HeSanderson and Who Fears Death also debuted on is consulting editor and a partner atNnedi Okorafor several of the 2010’s “Best Novel Daylife, a news start-up. He writes a Brandon Sanderson is the of the Year” lists including those new media column for The GuardianNew York Times bestselling of Publishers Weekly and Amazon. and is host of its Media Talk USAauthor of The Hero of Ages and com. podcast. He consults for media com-Warbreaker. He will shortly Okorafor will sign books im- panies. Until 2005, he was presidentcomplete Robert Jordan’s best- Nnedi Okorafor Jeff Jarvis mediately following the session and creative director of Advance.net, (Photo By John Smock)selling Wheel of Time series outside the Auditorium. the online arm of Advance Publica-with the long awaited A Memory of Nnedi Okorafor is an author who Sponsored by DAW and TOR tions. Prior to that, Jarvis was creatorLight. He also teaches at Brigham has the remarkable ability to illu- and founding editor of EntertainmentYoung University, where he earned minate complex cultural issues in Jeff Jarvis Weekly; Sunday editor and associatea master’s degree in creative writ- traditional and modern African com- Monday, June 27, publisher of the New York Daily News;ing. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, he munities by drawing on her own ex- 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. TV critic for TV Guide and People;lives in Utah. Visit Brandon at www. periences; she is Nigerian-American. Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would a columnist with the San Franciscobrandonsanderson.com. Sanderson She has previously published short Google Do? (HarperCollins, 2009), Examiner; assistant city editor andwill be signing outside the auditorium stories and two young adult novels, blogs about media and news at reporter for the Chicago Tribune, andimmediately following the session. for which she’s won numerous awards. Buzzmachine.com. He is associate a reporter for Chicago Today. Today’s Auditorium Speak- ers include Daniel Ellsberg, Diversity: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Our Communities 8:00–9:15 a.m.; Brooke Glad- By Naomi Fosher well as the library profession. Figueroa populations will continue to rise over stone, 10:30–11:30 a.m.; and University of Rhode Island presented statistics like, “The number the next few decades and that the the PLA President’s Program Recognizing and discussing the of same-sex couples in the U.S. grew library profession in its current state featuring David Simon and many issues and strategies relating by more than 30 percent from 2000 to does not adequately represent the over- Laura Lippman, 1:00–2:30 p.m. to diversity, the ALA Committee on 2005,” as well as, “In 2010, 16.3 percent all snapshot of the general population See Saturday’s issue of Cognotes Diversity convened for its third an- of the U.S. population are of Hispanic of the United States. (http://www.alaannual.org/con- nual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity or Latino origin” and “83.9 percent of Concerned with not only recruiting tent/bookshelf) for more infor- on Friday. To start off the meeting, employed librarians in the U.S. in the more diverse librarians into the profes- mation about these speakers, or diversity advocate Miguel Figueroa year 2010 are Caucasian.” Like these sion, this town hall meeting presented visit www.alaannual.org. presented statistics outlining the diver- statistics, the others reveal, to varying a forum for members to gather and dis- sity landscape in the United States as degrees, that the growth of minority cuss key issues and develop strategies for use within our associations, work- places and communities. Among the discussions and break out reports, mem- bers honed in on key ideas, resources, practices and potential solutions. Throughout the discussion, par- ticipants noted it is important to remember that diversity concerns cut across institutional and cultural lines and that diversity is for everyone, not just for those who are part of a certain diverse community or culture. When potential students and pro- fessional librarians enter the LIS pro- grams or their first job, the importance of support structures like mentorships, peer groups cannot be overemphasized. And when recruiting for ALA leader- ship, it is essential to create an envi- ronment that supports diverse opinions and also to make expectations clear of the leadership position in order to help that leader succeed to the best of their ability. One participant, Dr. Jacqueline Zaleski Mackenzie, a Social Scientist, Speaker, Education & Non-Profit Busi- ness Consultant, summed up our role as librarians when she stated, “Libraries, not government, are the best to serve diverse people to help bring together communities in a non-threatening, non-intimidating way.” Through en- couraging flexible thinking or creative thinking, we as librarians can empower, serve the diverse and changing land- scape of our communities. Miss an Issue? 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Page 8 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSSchool Librarians Learn to Prepare for Disaster FEMA (http://www.fema.gov/) and your vendors can all provide assistance.By Dana K. Johnson must be accounted for through inven- Use online tools to store data such as: Vendors may offer your school deepUniversity of North Texas tory lists and/or pictures at full replace- your IP range, passwords, firewalls, discounts in the event of a disaster. The key to disaster preparedness ment value. This aids in accessing your photos, licensing agreements and al- The seminar provided a wealth ofis preparation. On Friday, attendees collection and resources for insurance ternate access to databases. The online information on disaster preparedness.learned first-hand how to face calamity purposes. access will aid your library in recover- Questions were taken from attendeesin a free AASL preconference, “Disaster Provide access. Students and fac- ing needed info at-the-ready. and addressed. Dollar General LiteracyPreparedness for School Librarians” ulty need access to library materials. Contact agency resources. Di- Foundation also randomly selectedsponsored by Dollar General Literacy Use online resources. Be creative and saster Assistance.gov (http://www. three participants to receive $1,000Foundation. relocate resources for use as soon as disasterassistance.gov/), Dollar Gen- grants for their school library. The Terry Young, Jr., librarian for Jef- possible. eral (http://www.dollargeneral.com/ awards were given to Judy Maier offerson Parish schools in LA; Laura Backup important information. dgliteracy/Pages/library_relief.aspx), Riverdale Middle School in Jefferson,Pearle, head librarian Hackley School LA; Marilyn Lewis of Wakulla Countyin Tarrytown, NY and Nancy Teger, School District in Crawfordville, FL,program professor at Nova Southeast- and Jane Johnson of Northlake Chris-ern School of Education, presented tian School of Covington, LA.their personal experiences, lessons As Young quoted Benjamin Frank-learned and hands-on knowledge in lin, “By failing to prepare, we are pre-dealing with disasters affecting their paring to fail.” School librarians mustinstitutions. They have also created a be proactive in their planning in orderwiki page (http://librarypreparedness. to provide information access to today’swikispaces.com/) to further share and K-12 youth.collaborate resources for disasterswithin school libraries. General tips to prepare for a librarydisaster were offered: Popular Culture Prepare. A disaster plan, prepara- Enthusiasts Gathertion checklist and emergency proce-dures to be followed must be in place. to Learn, Share, anddPlan is an online disaster planning toolthat can help you create your school’s Address Topicslibrary plan (http://www.dplan.org/) By Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr. Communicate. School and district The Library of Congressadministration and employees, stu- Sarah Sogigian, Advisor, Youth Ser-dents and their families Email, web vices, Massachusetts Library System Exhibitor Shana Wagger, right, World Bank Publications, Washington, DC,pages and social media sites are excel- and Chair of the Association of College helps reference librarian Jacquelyn Daniel, Atlanta, GA, load a new mobilelent communication tools. and Research Libraries (ACRL)’s Pop app in the Mobile App Pavilion. Document. All library resources Culture in Libraries Discussion Group presided over an open session Friday, which allowed a large gathering of instructors, librarians, and students to Visit Us at Booth 540 attend. Sogigian offered a few leading questions and the animated discussion soon focused on: the downturn in the economy and its affect on the use of films; the challenges of working with video games; different criteria for par- ticular item check-out privileges; and digital book devices. DVD circulation has largely in- The Virtua ILS is feature-rich with The Chamo Social OPAC for Virtua The VITAL Digital Asset software creased, perhaps influenced by per- exceptional depth and range of ca- empowers your patrons, providing offers automatic data capture, su- sonal cuts in cable television subscrip- pabilities, including full Unicode sup- configurable facets and allowing us- perior searching capabilities and tions, limiting home film access. Some port, multilingual user interface and ers to create personal lists, tag and standards-based protocols. The libraries recognize the “digital divide” FRBR support. Virtua is the only ILS rate items, enter comments or re- open-source Fedora™ platform and the fact that many of their patrons to fully support RDA Scenario One views and link to social sites like Fa- provides a flexible, customizable in- cannot afford newer equipment to Implementation. Virtua scales to cebook and Twitter – all from their PC terface. Custom Drupal modules al- support everything from individual li- or mobile device. APIs allow integra- low VITAL to expand to include other play Blue Ray versions and therefore braries to large consortia, and is also tion with Drupal, giving your library a functional modules, or integrate with prefer to purchase standard DVDs. available as Software as a Service. wealth of options for customization. your institution’s website. “Combo-packs” of mostly Disney films offer both regular DVD and Blue Ray versions. Others mentioned that MGM Attend our informational sessions at the New Orleans Marriott at the on Demand digitizes many obscure films at cost for both individuals and Convention Center Tchoupitoulas Room, Sunday June 26th. libraries in not prettily-packaged, but still largely accessible formats, as does RDA Now! will present a discussion of our recent RDA Drupal 101 will explore how to use Drupal to en- Hulu Plus. Many patrons still want Sandbox project. Participants have tested RDA cata- hance your website. We’ll show you how VTLS and to borrow VHS versions of movies, at- loging practices within a hosted, shared Virtua data- customers have used Drupal to design custom front testing to the resilience of this format base pre-populated with a wide selection of records. end interfaces for both VITAL and Chamo. and the continuing operability of their equipment. Presented at 8 am & 1:30 pm Presented at 10:30 am & 4 pm Because of the cost of video games, some libraries do not circulate them but instead have game rooms onsite for their use, to reduce replacement costs. Controllers are bar-coded and checked out for tracking purposes, but not al- lowed to leave the building. Some pa- trons bring in their own equipment for games, using them onsite. Catalogers noted that video games often require » see page 24
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Page 12 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSNetworking, Honors and Chocolate Abound at ASCLA/COSLA Reception The Association of Specialized and service to County residents who can- Diane Walden, Colorado State Prisoners’ Right-to-Read Statement:Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) not visit and use the library due to Library, ASCLA Leadership and An Interpretation of the Library Billand the Chief Officers of State Library age, illness, disability or incarceration. Professional Achievement Award. of Rights is a clear example of bothAgencies (COSLA) invites you to a The scope of the services provided, the In addition to her exemplary state- professional leadership and pioneer-sweet ending to your evening tonight at diversity of the people they reach, and wide leadership with correctional ing activity.the ASCLA/COSLA dessert reception, the positive impact they have on their facility services and programs in Colo- Learn more about ASCLA at www.from 8:00–10:00 p.m. in the Riverview clients is impressive. rado and Florida, Diane’s leadership ala.org/ascla or join at www.ala.org/Room at the Monteleone, 214 Rue Jamal Mazrui, Federal Com- in the creation of the new ALA policy membership.Royal. Reception guests can take ad- munications Commission, Francisvantage of desserts, coffee and a cash Joseph Campbell Award. As deputybar, and also have an opportunity to director of the Accessibility and Inno- PLA Hosts Exciting Sunday Afternoonnetwork with important leaders, mov- vation Initiative at the Federal Com-ers and shakers in the library world. munications Commission (FCC) and a Of Awards, Speakers and EntertainmentAll conference participants are invited leader in the adaptive technology and Be sure to take advantage of through his work as a writer andto the reception. web accessibility communities, Jamal two special PLA events this after- producer of award-winning shows The awards presentation will take Mazrui has pioneered an innovation noon—the President’s Program like Homicide and The Wire, andplace at 8:30 p.m., and honor this year’s model for library programming and and Awards Presentation and the Lippman through her best-sellingrecipients of ASCLA’s awards: services which has opened paths to President’s Reception that follows. fiction featuring Baltimore P.I. 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Page 14 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSLauren AASL Announces School Library Programs of the Year The American Association of School support classroom lessons (47 percent). generated products that are based onMyracle Librarians (AASL), will present three (Source: Speak up 2010 Educators Re- higher level thinking and inquiry. of the nation’s leading school library port, Project Tomorrow/ May 11, 2011/ North East Independent SchoolHeadlines programs with the 2011 National www.tomorrow.org) District, San Antonio, Texas. (68 School Library Program of the Year NSLPY Award winners are leading schools with 66,220 students, 70AASL Awards (NSLPY) Award at ALA’s Annual Con- their profession in adopting the latest full-time librarians.) Teachers and ference tomorrow during the AASL technological tools in collaboration librarians integrate the latest toolsLuncheon Awards Luncheon. Seeking to shed with teachers and students to promote and technologies to create life-long outdated stereotypes as shushers, creativity, self-re- learners and pro- New York Times bestselling shelvers and book checkers, AASL is liance, and self- AASL is recognizing mote good digitalauthor, Lauren Myracle, will recognizing school libraries which are directed learning citizenship. Stu-headline the annual Awards Lun- moving online and going high-tech to in schools. Each school libraries which dents incorporatecheon for the American Associa- are moving online and prepare students for college and career. winning program podcasts, slide-tion of School Librarians (AASL). going high-tech to The NSLPY Award spotlights school receives a $10,000 shows, and videos,The luncheon will be held at 12:00 libraries that are re-inventing their prize ($30,000 to- prepare students for and share workp.m. on Monday, New Orleans 21st century roles in the face of school tal) donated by college and career. through onlineMarriott, La Galerie 2. budgets cuts and layoffs. As key play- Follett Library posts or library Myracle is the best-selling ers in the digital shift in the classroom, Resources. (http:// blogs. Librariansauthor of the Internet Girls tril- librarians of today work with teachers www.ala.org/aasl/awards. Recipients of demonstrate databases and otherogy—ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r—and on innovative lesson plans to train the 2011 NSLPY Award include: materials available 24/7 to studentsRhymes with Witches, among students in real-world skills of digital Henrico County (Va.) Public and their families and develop onlinemany other books for teenagers databases, online project-sharing, Schools, Henrico County, Virginia. professional development courses toand young people. One of the 24-hour chat forums and virtual (69 schools with approximately 49,000 instruct teachers on the ethical usemost frequently challenged au- meetings, Google Docs, smart boards, students, 82 full-time librarians). In of information. Plans are underwaythors for the past three years, in blogs, vimeo, and audio/visual media. collaborative partnerships, librarians to create an online repository where2009, Myracle held the number Award-winning librarians are expand- and teachers merge content and tech- student-created book reviews and pro-one position on the ALA’s most ing student access to online research nology through the Henrico21 initia- motional videos can be accessed onlinechallenged book list. She has and multi-media tools and providing tive. Librarians integrate curriculum across all school libraries.since become a national spokes- high-tech training in logic, problem- and dynamic interactive technology to Pine Grove Middle School,person for intellectual freedom. solving, literature, and geometry. One teach self-sufficiency. Henrico librar- East Syracuse, N.Y. Middle school Immediately following the recent study called the school librarian ians incorporate nightly online discus- students receive Blue Passes to theAwards Luncheon is the AASL the “go-to” person to identify websites sion forums, online databases, Boolean library to work on job and interper-President’s Reception, providing for classroom use (78 percent), create searches, online mind-mapping appli- sonal skills. In its mission to “preparethe opportunity to meet and greet collections of resources for curriculum cations, and a choice of Web 2.0 applica- students for the 21st-Century” admin-the AASL president, board mem- support (56 percent) and to find specific tions such as text-to-voice animations istrators sign up for daily text messagebers, and other member leaders. digital content, podcasts and videos to and electronic pop-up books for student updates about library events, which includes text and a video summary of the month’s highlights. Lunchtime student “geek squads” support peers’ Meet the Stars of Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books! technology needs. Visit Marshall Cavendish Booth 1239 Today AASL President Nancy Everhart Presents Dolly Parton With 2011 Crystal Apple American Association of School Librarians (AASL) President Nancy Everhart has selected Dolly Parton and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library as the re- cipients of the 2011 Crystal Apple. The honor is given at the discre- tion of the AASL president to an Jennifer Roy Matthew Locricchio Will Hillenbrand Deborah Heiligman Lucine Kasbarian individual or group that has had a significant impact on school Saturday 10:00–11:00 Saturday 11:30–12:30 Saturday 1:00–2:00 Saturday 2:30–3:30 Sunday 10:00–11:00 library programs and students. Sunday 2:00–3:00 at the Cookbook Pavilion Dolly Parton’s Imagination and Library began with Ms. Parton’s Sunday 1:00–2:00 wish to foster a love of reading at our booth in preschool children and their families living in her home coun- ty of Sevier, Tennessee, and grew to include affiliates all over the country. Children enrolled in the program are mailed a new, age appropriate book every month until they turn five years old. At that time, they’re presented the book Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come. A representative from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will accept the Crystal Apple at AASL’s Awards Luncheon on Monday.
O U R A U T H O R S AT A L A COME VISIT THE PENGUIN BOOTH #1422 S U N D AY J U N E 2 6 S U N D AY J U N E 2 6 ( C O N T. ) NATHANIEL PHILBRICK ANDY BOROWITZ Author of THE LAST STAND Author of THE 50 FUNNIEST AMERICAN WRITERS Custer, Sitting Bull, and the An Anthology of Humor Battle of the Little Bighorn from Mark Twain to The Onion 8:00–10:00 am Literary Tastes Breakfast** 5:30–7:30 pm ALTAFF Humor Panel: Royal Sonesta Hotel, The Laugh’s on Us*** 300 Bourbon St., Grand Ballroom The Hilton Riverside New Orleans, 11:00–12:00 pm Penguin booth #1422 2 Poydras St., Versailles Ballroom M O N D AY J U N E 2 7GUY GAVRIEL KAYAuthor of UNDER HEAVEN8:00–10:00 am Literary Tastes Breakfast** JULIE JAMES Royal Sonesta Hotel, Author of A LOT LIKE LOVE 300 Bourbon St., Grand Ballroom 8:00–10:00 am ALTAFF panel:11:00–12:00 pm Penguin booth #1422 Isn’t It Romantic? Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, room 339 11:15–12:15 pm Penguin Booth #1422 CAMMIE McGOVERN Author of NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH 10:30–12:00 pm ALTAFF panel: Mystery and Horror @ your library ADRIENNE McDONNELL Author of THE DOCTOR AND THE DIVA Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, room 268 8:00–10:00 am ALTAFF panel: Isn’t It Romantic? Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 2:00–2:30 pm LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage* room 339 2:30–3:30 pm Penguin booth #1422 11:15–12:15 pm Penguin Booth #1422C. S. HARRISAuthor of WHERE SHADOWS DANCE ELLIS AVERY Author of THE LAST NUDEA Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery 10:30–2:00 pm GLBT Stonewall Book Awards10:30–12:00 pm ALTAFF panel: Brunch, signing to follow**** Mystery and Horror @ your library Louisiana I, The Loews Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, 300 Poydras St. room 2681:00–2:00 pm Penguin booth #1422 C. J. CHERRYH Author of BETRAYER REBECCA MAKKAI 10:30–11:30 pm ALA Speaker Series Author of THE BORROWER Science Fiction/Fantasy Panel 12:00–1:00 pm Penguin booth #1422 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 1:30–3:30 pm ALTAFF panel: Auditorium B First Author, First Book Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, room 269 ELEANOR BROWN Author of THE WEIRD SISTERSMIRANDA JAMES 12:00–12:30 pm LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage* 12:30–1:30 pm Penguin Booth #1422Author of CLASSIFIED AS MURDER 2:00–4:00 pm ALTAFF Author Tea***A Cat in the Stacks Mystery Ernest N. Morial Convention3:30–4:30 pm Penguin booth #1422 Center, rooms 293-296 *LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage can be found at #1354 in the exhibit hall ELLIS AVERY **For tickets for this event visit www.literarytastes.com ***For tickets for this event visit the Penguin or ALTAFF booths Author of THE LAST NUDE ****For tickets for this event visit the Penguin booth 2:00–3:00 pm Penguin booth #1422P E N G U I N G RO U P ( U S A )
Page 16 • Cognotes Sunday, June 26, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSWedgeworth to Explore Past,Future of Library Literacy Programs Laugh, Drink, Eat at the Dr. Robert Wedgeworth, a member educator, and association executive, NMRT Reception for a Causeof the National Museum and Library including President and CEO of Pro- Live music, great New Orleans conference in order to encourageServices Board (NMLSB) and former Literacy Worldwide (ProLiteracy), food, and affordable drinks are all and support professional develop-Executive Director of the American University Librarian and Professor on tap at tonight’s joint reception, ment and participation in ALA andLibrary Association and President of of Library and Information Sci- cosponsored by the New Members NMRT activities.ProLiteracy Worldwide, will present ence at the University of Illinois at Round Table (NMRT) and the “For more than 30 years, NMRTa vision of library literacy services in Champaign-Urbana, Dean of the LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian members have had the chance tothe 21st century at the 2011 Jean E. School of Library Service at Columbia Fund. attend an ALA Annual conferenceColeman Library Outreach Lecture. University, and Executive Director This year for the first time, the thanks to these awards,” accordingThe lecture will be on Monday from of the American Library Association. NMRT Awards Reception and the to current NMRT President Deana8:00 –10:00 a.m. in Room 346-347 of In January 2010, President Obama Merritt Fund “Reception for a Groves, herself a 2008 recipient ofthe Morial Convention Center. nominated Wedgeworth to serve on Cause” will be combined into one the 3M/NMRT Professional De- The lecture series honors Dr. Jean the National Museum and Library great event. This event will take velopment Award. “The associatedE. Coleman, the first director of the Services Board (NMLSB). place from 7:30–10:00 p.m. tonight professional development oppor-ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach The Jean Coleman Lecture is open at L’Entrepot Gallery, 527 Julia (in tunities have benefited my careerServices (OLOS), for her leadership to all Annual Conference attendees. the Gallery District)—just a short immensely and continue to play ain focusing the association’s atten- For more information, visit www.ala. walk from the Convention Center. role in my growth as a librarian.”tion on issues affecting traditionally org/olos. There’s no fee to attend, but do- The LeRoy C. Merritt Humani-underserved and under-represented The Office for Literacy and Out- nations to the Merritt Fund are tarian Fund was established inpeople in libraries. reach Services (OLOS) serves the welcome. $10 wrist bands entitle 1970 and is devoted to the support, Wedgeworth’s lecture is titled, “The Association by identifying and pro- attendees to the beer and wine maintenance, medical care andFuture of Literacy in Libraries: Our moting library services that support open bar. welfare of librarians who, in theChallenges, Our Opportunities.” In equitable access to the knowledge and NMRT will be honoring the Trustee’s opinion, are denied em-exploring why library literacy pro- information stored in our libraries. NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial ployment rights or discriminatedgrams have not been more success- OLOS focuses attention on services Award recipient, Eamon Tewell, against or denied employmentful, Wedgeworth will discuss making that are inclusive of traditionally and the 3M/NMRT Professional rights because of defense of intel-literacy programs more accountable, underserved populations, including Development Grant recipients, lectual freedom.developing and replicating innovative new and non-readers, people geo- Natalie Traylor Clewell, Jessica For more information pleasestrategies, and demonstrating the graphically isolated, people with dis- Nadine Hernandez and Julie N. visit the NMRT website at www.impact of library literacy services in abilities, rural and urban poor people, Kane. These awards provide fi- ala.org/nmrt, and the Leroy C. Mer-order to influence stakeholders and and people generally discriminated nancial assistance for ALA/NMRT ritt Humanitarian Fund’s at www.decision makers. against based on race, ethnicity, members to attend the annual merrittfund.org. Wedgeworth’s notable career has sexual orientation, age, language andincluded service as a librarian, library social class. Don’t miss your chance to win an Apple iPad LC Booth Schedule Booth # 2856 from Choice! ALA Annual New Orleans June 24 – 27, 2011 Stop by Booth #1535 Sunday, June 26 to check out 9:00 Why Digital Preservation is Important for You / a selection Choice Reviews Online and from www.digitalpreservation.gov and www.youtube.com/loc 9:30 The ONIX/MARC Converter Demonstration a.m. 10:00 Electronic Resources Online Catalog 10:30 The New National Library Catalog: Next Generation OPAC for the Library of Congress enter to win an Apple iPad! 11:00 Veterans History Project 11:30 Getting the Most Out of RDA with Cat Desktop 12:00 Center for the Book presents Katherine Paterson 1:00 Copyright Office 1:30 Local History and Genealogy Everyone who comes to Booth 2:00 Sports on the Radio: Highlights from the Recorded Sound p.m. Collection #1535 will receive a free Choice 2:30 Getting the Most Out of Class Web 3:00 Mexico Online from the Hispanic Reading Room adhesive note-pad. 3:30 What’s New With CIP 4:00 Kevin Kosar on Whiskey / a webcast from the Library of Congress Hurry to the Choice www.loc.gov/ala booth while supplies last!