ASCLA / PLA
Consultants Give Back
Library consultants receive much from the library community and wish to give something back. Approximately 20 consultants who work with libraries in multiple capacities are giving back by offering up to an hour of free consulting services during the ALA Annual Conference. Librarians can come during this meeting time for “office hours” or call a library consultant in advance to set up an appointment. A list of available consultants with contact information will be available at www.ala.org/ascla in May 2012.
Subjects: Independent Librarians
Stop the Privatization Beast: Preventing Privatization Through Library Advocacy A Panel Discussion (SORT)
Case studies of privatization of libraries. Advocacy approaches for the public and elected officials to utilize in dealith with privatization of libraries. Ideas you can take home to use immediately.
SUNDAY JUNE 24, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
ALA President’s Program and Awards Presentation
ALA’s President’s program featuring Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer. Jodi Picoult is the author of eighteen novels, including the new York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes and My Sister’s Keeper, and Lone Wolf. Her first YA novel, Between the Lines, written with her daughter Samantha Van Leer comes out in June 2012. Samantha Van Leer is a junior in high school, who conceived the idea for Between the Lines and pitched it to her mom while she was in the middle of a book tour.
SUNDAY JUNE 24, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
School District Supervisors’ Critical Issues (AASL)
For those who are school library leaders. Come with your questions, share your best practices and strategies on three of the following critical issues: Learning4Life; Learning Commons Transformation; Mobile Devices and Digital Citizenship.
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