2012 Annual Conference Preview — Anaheim Cognotes • Page 13
APALA and REFORMA Highlight Diverse Voices in Graphic Novels
The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) and the National Association t o Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA) provide a new look at a growing area of the publishing world—graphic novels.
"Beyond Books: Graphic Novels and Magazines of Color," Sunday, June 24, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference, will focus on the importance and future of graphic novels, comics, and magazines written primarily for and by Asian, Latino, and African-American authors and the evolution of Latino, Asian, and African American comic book characters. Discussion will also explore the heart-wrenching writing and artwork created by incarcerated youth, most of whom are Latino and African-American, and the revolutionary nature of their works.
Scheduled speakers include Frederick Luis Aldama, author of highly acclaimed Your Brain on Latino Comics and editor of Multicultural Comics—From Zap to Blue Beetle; David Inocencio, co-founder of The Beat Within—A Weekly Publication of Writing and Art From the Inside; Keith Knight, award-winning artist, author, and publisher of The Weekly K Chronicles, (th)ink, and art contributor to publications such as Salon.com, ESPN Magazine, MAD Magazine, and others; Rebecca Marrall, Diversity Resident Librarian at Western Libraries in Bellingham, Wash.; Jason Shiga, author of Empire State,Double Happiness and Bookhunter.
An affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) was founded in 1980 by librarians of diverse Asian/Pacific ancestries committed to working together toward a common goal: to create an organization that would address the needs of Asian/Pacific American librarians and those who serve Asian/Pacific American communities. For more information about APALA, visit www.apalaweb.org.
Established in 1971 as an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), REFORMA has actively sought to promote the development of library collections to include Spanish-language and Latino oriented materials; the recruitment of more bilingual and bicultural library professionals and support staff; the development of library services and programs that meet the needs of the Latino community; the establishment of a national information and support network among individuals who share our goals; the education of the U.S. Latino population with regard to the availability and types of library services; and lobbying efforts to preserve existing library resource centers serving the interests of Latinos. Nationally, there are 26 REFORMA chapters. For more information on REFORMA, please visit www.reforma.org.
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REFORMA Educational Foundation's Denim & Diamonds Gala Promises Good Food, Great Music for a Worthy Cause
The first annual Denim & Diamonds Gala Dinner and Dance to benefit the REFORMA Educational Foundation will take place from 7:00 -11:30 p.m. on Friday June 22, during the Annual Conference.
The REFORMA Educational Foundation, part of the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA), provides scholarships for Latino library and information science students.
The Denim & Diamonds Gala is presented at the Anaheim Plaza Hotel, within walking distance from the Anaheim Convention Center and nearby hotels. "Tease" will get attendees on the dance floor with an eclectic blend of R&B, top 40, old school, cumbias, merengue, salsa,jazz, new wave, rock, swing and blues.
Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance for $60 per person. Tickets are available via www.reforma.org and clicking on the
Foundation link. Tickets may also be purchased by mail. An email confirmation and payment receipt will be provided and tickets will be mailed out before the event.
All proceeds from the event support the REFORMA Educational Foundation's scholarships for Latino library and information science students. For more information, please contact Cesar Caballero at firstname.lastname@example.org (Foundation president) or Luis Chaparro at email@example.com.
See the Stages in the Exhibits!
LIVE ! @ your library Reading Stage
In the Exhibits on Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and Monday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., stop by the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage. Enjoy readings from new and favorite authors, learn how to develop author programs for your library, and find new recommendations for your patrons.
In the past, readers featured on the stage have included Nick Hornby, Dinaw Mengestu, Sara Paretsky, Mary Doty, Daniel Handler, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Naomi Shihab Nye.
After each reading, LIVE! authors will be available to sign copies of their work for conference attendees. Visit www.ala.org/publicprograms for schedule updates.
Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Hear from authors, illustrators and creators of the hottest games and graphic novels. Look for a stage schedule in future Cognotes issues.
The PopTop Stage
Popular topics will be up for discussion every day at the PopTop Stage. Mystery, romance, travel, sci/ fi, religion and horror are all on the list! The PopTop Stage will feature readings, discussions, and presentations on topics that are near and dear t o all librarians and the populations they serve.
What's Cooking @ALA—Cooking Stage
The "What's Cooking@ALA" Cooking Stage will showcase a variety of chefs and authors. Chefs will be heating up the exhibit floor with fantastic displays of the latest cookbooks.
Chefs will be there every day to prepare the hottest recipes on the Demonstration Stage and to autograph their latest books.
Disney Discount Tickets
Buy a discounted twilight ticket to visit Disneyland and enjoy an evening out with friends while supporting scholarships. Park tickets will be offered for $50 to Disneyland and Park Hopper tickets available for $70 to Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure. Tickets can be used during the ALA Conference and a portion of the proceeds support ALA Scholarships.
LEARN ABOUT GREAT BOOKS FOR YOUR LIBRARY, AND GET A CHANCE TO WIN SOME TOO!
BEST FROM THE UNIVERSITY PRESSES: BOOKS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
JUNE 24, 2012
1:30 - 3:30
(ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER)
University press titles represent an often undiscovered gold mine of resources for school and public libraries. Come listen to AASL and Public Librarian Reviewers present titles from AAUP member presses that they found to be "the best" from the 22nd edition of University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries-A popular and trusted collection development tool for librarians!
The Association of American University Presses is an organization of more than 130 non-profit scholarly publishers, dedicated to the support of creative and effective scholarly communications. Through its programs and information resources, AAUP helps its members fulfill their common commitments to scholarship, the academy, and society. Learn more at www.aaupnet.org.
DONT MISS THE BOOK RAFFLE AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM!