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Page 6 • Cognotes 2009 Annual Conference Highlights • CHICAGO

A single yellow rose is placed next to a portrait of Judith F. Krug during a remembrance of her life on July 11.

Outgoing ALA President Jim Retting, Exhibits Round Table Chair Kathy Young, Incoming President Camila Alire, Former ALA President Lorraine Roy, and the ALA Executive Board cut the ribbon to open the Exhibits on July 11.

Isabella, left, and Olivia Gerasole demonstrate some of their cooking skills in the Cooking Pavilion on July 13. Publication of their first cookbook, The Spatulatta Cookbook, made them the youngest-ever winners of the James Beard Award.

ALA volunteers gather for their assignments to kickoff “Libraries Build Communities” before boarding buses from McCormick Place on July 10. Volunteers rolled up their sleeves for projects at Chicago school libraries, including processing, cataloging, cleaning, technology, shelving new library books, and gardening. The event is coordinated by the ALA Chapter Relations Office.

A musical performance by St. Ailbe’s Children’s Choir, Chicago, Ill., opens the ALSC Charlemae Rollins President’s Program, part of the ALA Auditorium Speaker Series July 13.

The Oak Park Public Library Warrior Librarians, Oak Park Public Library, Ill., perform for the crowd on the way to winning first place and the gold cart in the Fifth Annual Book Cart Drill Team World Championship July 12, sponsored by DEMCO.