Magazine article American Libraries

2013 ALA Annual Conference

Magazine article American Libraries

2013 ALA Annual Conference

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Visit the 2013 ALA Annual Conference website to register and reserve housing.

Key issues to be covered at the 201 3 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 27-July 2, include digital content and ebooks, technology in libraries, innovation, books and authors, transformation, leadership, library advocacy, community engagement, and library marketing. New information and content will be added to the ALA Annual Conference website, on Twitter (#ala2013), and on Facebook ( as it becomes available.

Attendees will benefit from:

* 500+ programs, discussions, and sessions on hot topics

* Free access for full registrants to all recorded programs--a new benefit!

* Memorable speakers and events, including bestselling authors Khaled Hosseini and Temple Grandin; Ping Fu, cofounder and CEO of software development company Geomagic; Congressman John Lewis; award-winning education writer Jonathan Kozol; founder of Erin McKean; Visual Thinking Strategies Executive Director Oren Slozberg; leadership expert Karol M. Wasylyshyn; and Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet and American Life Project

* 800+ exhibitors highlighting new and favorite products and services; related fun events and authors at Exhibit Hall stages and pavilions

* Preconferences offering in-depth professional development

* Key policy, research, and other updates from leading groups

* In-depth, facilitated, and informal conversations on advancing library-led community engagement and practical steps, strategies, and tools

* Library Unconference on Friday, Library Camp on Monday, and Networking Uncommons for impromptu sessions, follow-up conversations, and small get-togethers

* ALA JobLIST Placement Center connecting job seekers and employers, and offering free career counseling

* Second-ever Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announcement and reception

* Celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, with the participation of high-profile experts and children's book illustrators including Paul 0. …

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