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Junot Diaz Presents as Auditorium Speaker at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting Exhibits in Denver

4 hours 50 min ago

Junot Diaz is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. By self-admission, Diaz is an agonizingly slow writer and a chronic procrastinator. He once spent five years working on a 15-page story.

Final week to secure AASL National Conference & Exhibition advance registration pricing

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:35am

CHICAGO – Only days remain to secure advance registration for the AASL National Conference & Exhibition. Attendees finalizing their registration prior to Oct. 12 save $50 over late/on-site rates for the conference, taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz. More information, including a Make Your Case to Attend infographic can be found at national.aasl.org.

AASL National Conference & Exhibition advance registration deadline approaching

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:12pm

CHICAGO – Only three weeks remain to secure advance registration for the AASL National Conference & Exhibition. Attendees finalizing their registration prior to Oct. 12 save $50 over late/on-site rates for the conference, taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz. More information, including a Make Your Case to Attend infographic can be found at national.aasl.org.

Amy Aldridge-Ritchey wins free AASL national conference registration, hotel and travel

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:35am

CHICAGO – Amy Aldridge-Ritchey from Upper Sandusky, Ohio, recommended American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) membership to a colleague and in return has won complimentary AASL National Conference registration, round-trip airfare, and a three-night hotel stay as the grand prize winner of the Share the Wealth campaign.

Learning, networking and fun continue at AASL17 after dark

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:02pm

CHICAGO – The opening day of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition promises to continue the learning, networking and fun well into the evening with several special events. The conference, themed “Beyond the Horizon,” will be held Nov. 9-11, in Phoenix, Arizona. Full conference details can be found at national.aasl.org.

The after-hours events taking place Nov. 9 include:

Dave Eggers is Auditorium Speaker at 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 2:58pm

Dave Eggers is an award-winning and acclaimed author of many books, including What Is the What, winner of France’s Prix Medici and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and more recently The Circle and Heroes of the Frontier, longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award. The session will take place on Saturday, February 10, 10:00-11:00am.

Author and Poet Elizabeth Acevedo is the Arthur Curley Lecture Speaker at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:54pm

Elizabeth Acevedo will present as the Arthur Curley Lecture Speaker at the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver. Acevedo was born as the youngest child of Dominican immigrants. Raised in New York City, her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. With over 12 years of performance experience, Acevedo has been a featured performer on BET and Mun2, and has delivered several TEDTalks.

Bill Nye and Gregory Mone Will Close the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:19pm

Science educator, mechanical engineer, television host, and New York Times bestselling author, William Sanford "Bill" Nye, and co-author Gregory Mone, a novelist, science journalist, speaker, and children’s book author will close the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver, CO.  The session will take place on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 2:00-3:00pm.

2018 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposals - Deadline Extended

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:35pm

The program proposal submission deadline for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, to take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, June 21-26, 2018, has been extended to Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 12:00 Midnight (Central).

Programs at the Annual Conference are one-hour educational sessions on a topic relevant to the library profession, and submissions are open to anyone, regardless of ALA membership status. For the first time, proposals will be accepted through one submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices.

2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition – The Librarians Call to Action

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:00pm

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) hosted its 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 22-27, in the association’s home city of Chicago. The conference was attended by more than 22,700 librarians, library workers and library supporters (including more than 6,500 exhibitors) from across the world.