Magazine article American Libraries

Other Programs and Events

Magazine article American Libraries

Other Programs and Events

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Programs in this section do not fall into the tracked programs on the previous pages. All programs are included with your conference registration unless indicated that registration or a ticket is required.

$ -- Program requires a ticket or registration. The description indicates how to register for this event.


Independent School Section (ISS) School Tour $

Friday, June 24, 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Enjoy a day with your colleagues as we visit four distinctive libraries in Chicago! The University of Chicago Laboratory School was founded by philosopher and educator John Dewey in 1896. Today, lower, middle and high schools have their own libraries, with 77,000 books, 160 periodicals, a unique storytelling program and children's literature award. The Cristo Rey Jesuit (Catholic) High School is a new school with a library under construction. At this bilingual school students work in Chicago businesses to earn their tuition. Learn about building a library from the ground up, as well as Spanish language collection development. Roundtrip transportation is included. This event requires registration--please see the Registration form. Tickets are $45.

Matching Readers to Books: Creating Lifetime Readers

Saturday, June 25, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

This program will discuss how to motivate all children to a love of books and reading. Included in the program will be information about how to select developmentally appropriate literature for children of all ages, characteristics of books liked by different ages, genders, and abilities, and motivating strategies that work. An annotated booklist of recent books for K-12 will also be provided.

Independent School Section (ISS) Breakfast $

Monday, June 27, 7:30 am-8:30 am

Join your Independent School Section colleagues for a hot and filling breakfast prior to the ISS program 'Designing the School Library of the 21st Century: Best Practices'. This event requires registration--please see the Registration form. Tickets are $29.

AASL Awards Luncheon $

Monday, June 27, 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Celebrate the accomplishments of your colleagues and enjoy lunch at the presentation of the 2005 AASL Awards, including the prestigious National School Library Media Program of the Year Award. Immediately following the Awards Luncheon is the AASL President's Reception providing the opportunity to meet and greet the AASL President, Board Members and other AASL committee members. This event requires registration--please see the Registration form. Tickets are $49.


Program Poster Session

Monday, June 27, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Poster presentations will follow the STS Program The New Crossroads: Science Librarians in the 21st Century


Freedom Fighters


Sunday, June 26, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Join Floyd Abrams and Linda Greenhouse as they discuss their work with the Supreme Court and cases involving the First Amendment. Greenhouse has covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times since 1978 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for her coverage of the Court. Abrams was awarded the Anvil of Freedom Award for his unwavering commitment to defending the First Amendment. A book signing will follow.

Speakers: Floyd Abrams; Linda Greenhouse

Street Lit

Monday, June 27, 9:30 am-11:00 am

Listen to best-selling authors discuss this new genre and find out why it's so hot. Author signing to follow.

35th Anniversary Celebration


Friday, June 24, 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

See Final Program for description.

Have MLS, Will Travel


Monday, June 27, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm

The cross-cultural experiences of three librarians who have worked in other lands will be explored. They will present the pros and cons of international workplace. …

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