Magazine article American Libraries

Registration Open for 2016 ALA Annual Conference

Magazine article American Libraries

Registration Open for 2016 ALA Annual Conference

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The conversations, engagement, learning, and innovations that transform libraries start and continue at ALA meetings and conferences. The focus on the future of libraries is sharpened each year at these global events.

The ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, to be held this year in Orlando, Florida, June 23-28, offers intensive collaboration and connections while meeting a wide range of professional development needs. Learning can take hold and be applied immediately at your library thanks to the hundreds of panels and forums delivered by peers, thought leaders, experts, and innovators from the library field and other disciplines.

Picking up from the 2016 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits, the 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition will feature programs and events that address transformation and change under the umbrella of ALA's new public awareness campaign, Libraries Transform--as well as opportunities to have fun with it.

ALA President Sari Feldman will welcome actress and immigration reform advocate Diane Guerrero to her President's Program. "Her personal story is a powerful reminder of the library's essential role in creating individual opportunity and community progress," says Feldman.

The Auditorium Speaker series includes talks by Margaret Atwood, best-selling author of The Handmaid's Tale, and teenager Maya Penn, whose TEDWomen talk has accumulated more than 1 million views. …

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