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2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE JUNE 2012

New Inaugural Brunch Offers Fun Way to Congratulate New Leaders

NEW TIME, NEW EVENT! Tuesday, June 26, 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join ALA President Molly Raphael in honoring incoming President Maureen Sullivan and Division Presidents-Elect at this new exciting Inaugural Brunch. This elegant event will immediately follow the Closing General Session and includes food, entertainment, and more.

Attendees may use ALA1 via their registration page, or visit the Tickets booth onsite. Tickets are $50 per person.


First Andrew Carnegie Medals To be Presented in Anaheim

Finalists announced for inaugural award on June 24

The American Library Association (ALA), along with Carnegie Corporation of New York, have announced the finalists for the 2012 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, to be awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States.

The event will take place at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim on Sunday, June 24, from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Attendees will be the first to hear which two authors win the medals for best fiction and nonfiction book for adult readers.

Each winning author will receive the prestigious award itself, and $5,000. Four additional finalists will each receive $1,500. This is the first time that ALA is offering single-book awards for adult trade fiction and nonfiction.

The 2012 finalists are:

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, by Robert K. Massie, published by Random House, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group.

A compulsively readable biography of the fascinating woman who, through a combination of luck, personality, and a fine mind, rose from her birth as a minor German princess to become the Empress of all the Russias.

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood, by James Gleick, published by Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

» see page 15

Click here to hear from ALA President Molly Rafhael and Author Nancy Pearl.


Reserve your tickets now! Use event code “ALA4” to purchase tickets during the Registration process, or buy them at the Anaheim Convention Center at the “Tickets” booth in the registration area during registration hours. (This will be the band’s final performance—see story page 6).


Visit the Exhibits

The Exhibits will be located in the Anaheim Convention Center, Halls A-C, with the official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting to be held on Friday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m. following the Opening General Session.

The ALA Annual Conference Exhibits features more than 1500 booths, themed stages and pavilions and thousands of products and services designed to help you manage the library. Your ALA Exhibitors are eager to discuss how they can help make your library even better. The ALA Annual Conference Exhibits is your one-stop shopping for all of your library needs.

See page 8 for the complete exhibit company listing and floor plan.

Not registering for the conference, but want to go on the show floor? Click here to register for a “Visit the Exhibits” pass.


Recently Announced

Don’t miss Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver as part of the Auditorium Speaker Series, and Wrap Up/Rev Up entertainer, Bettye LaVette, both on Monday, June 25. See pages 4 and 11 to learn more!


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Click here to REGISTER for Anaheim

Click here for TRAVEL & HOUSING

Click here for EXHIBITS information

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