DIVISION PRESIDENTS PROGRAMS
ALA President’s Program and Awards Presentations
SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
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.
President’s Program (AASL)
SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lori Takeuchi, director of research, at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, will present on the “Family Matters” report issued in June 2011. The report shares results from a survey of more than 800 parents of children ages 3 through 10 and reveals how parents nationwide feel about raising children in a digital age. Lori will share in-depth case studies on how parents’ attitudes toward technology, along with family values, routines, and structures, are shaping young children’s experiences using digital media. A brief address from AASL President, Carl A. Harvey II, will precede Lori’s presentation.
President’s Program: Future of the Book: Innovation in Traditional Industries
MONDAY JUNE 25, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Joint President’s Program – ALCTS and ACRL
Duane Bray, a partner at IDEO, a global innovation and design consulting firm, will discuss the challenges traditional industries often face when experiencing disruptive change. He will share concrete techniques for recognizing and harnessing opportunities for innovation.
ALSC and YALSA Joint Presidents’ Program: The Digital Lives of Tweens and Young Teens
MONDAY JUNE 25, 8:00 – 10:00 am
This year ALSC and YALSA will offer a joint presidents’ program focusing on the digital lives of tweens and young teens, populations that both groups of members serve. This collaborative event will feature two dynamic speakers, Stephen Abram, MLS and Michelle Poris, Ph.D., followed by a video presentation.
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