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2011 Annual Conference Preview NEW ORLEANS Cognotes • Page 19 Book Editors’ New Favorites Subject of Sunday Session “ F rom the Inside(rs) Out: Book Editors and the New Titles They Love”—jointly sponsored by The Association of American Publishers Trade Libraries Committee and ALA—will feature book publishing’s top editorial brass, each offering behind-the-scenes stories of two new fall 2011 titles. Hosted by Nancy Pearl, director, Seattle Center for the Book and author of Book Lust, the program will feature Bill Thomas, Vice Presi- dent, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Doubleday; Lee Boudreaux, Vice President, Ecco (HarperCollins); Stephen Morrison, Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher, Penguin Books; John Sherer, Publisher, Basic Books (Perseus Books Group); and, Michael Pietsch, Executive Vice President and Publisher, Little Brown & Company. Join the book discussion with top editors on Sunday, June 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Room 392, Morial Convention Center. Quilt » from page 13 Amy Sedaris, author of the New York Times bestseller I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, with her “Martha Stewart scissors” during the 2010 Annual Conference Closing Session in Washington, D.C. “ L Bookstore, Library Cooperation Topic of Monday Program and Discussion ibraries and Bookstores: Strange Bedfellows?”—jointly sponsored by the American Booksellers Association and the American Library Association—will focus on how librarians and booksellers can, and should, work together to grow readers, build readership, increase literacy and improve communities. Moderated by author and reader’s adviser Nancy Pearl, the program will feature a lively discussion among Becky Anderson (Anderson’s Bookshops, Naperville, IL), Betsy Burton (The King’s English, Salt Lake City, UT), Ruth Liebmann (Random House), Beth Elder (Director, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT) and Sarah Hill (Librarian/Curriculum Director, Paris Cooperative High School, IL). The joint program is scheduled Monday, June 27, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Morial Convention Center, Auditorium A. Librarians, booksellers and publishers are invited to take part in this discussion. The 14 quilts they have contributed from 2000-2010 have raised more than $3,500 for the Chris Hoy Scholarship Fund. Membership in the BiblioQuilters is open to any quiltmaker who works in or with libraries: librarian, support staff, trustee, friend or vendor. ALA attendance is not required. Quilt planning used to begin at Midwinter, but now the discussion and planning go on year-round via their Yahoo group. Anyone who is interested in the group may contact Nann Blaine Hilyard, The BiblioQuilters are contributing four quilts to the 2011 auction. Exhibits Services, Reminders • The United States Post Office will be on hand offering Priority Mail service exclusively. • Exhibits Only Badges are available for $25 by completing the online registration form. This badge will allow you access to all four days of the exhibits. No refunds for exhibit badges. • No luggage carts are allowed on the exhibit floor at any time during the Exhibition. If you need a cart for a medical reason, you must get a waiver at Registration. • Strollers are permitted on the exhibit floor only if there is a child in them at all times. Unescorted children are not permitted on the exhibit floor. CLICK HERE REGISTER! The Intellectual Freedom Round Table Presents Annual Program on Saturday Saturday, June 25, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. New Technologies: The Impact on Government Transparency Interested in government transparency, its effect on libraries, and how changes in technology affect how we share information? Rick Falkvinge, founder of Sweden’s Pirate Party, will speak about how the evolution of information-sharing tools have impacted government transparency. Rick Falkvinge is the founder of the first Pirate Party and a campaigner for next-generation civil liberties and sensible information policy. In particular, he stresses how the copyright industries work in collusion with Big Brother hawks to erode or eliminate the parts of Internet that guarantee our civil liberties. (Check your program for location). Many Voices, One Nation Moves to Saturday “Many Voices, One Nation”, the popular literature and performance program that has traditionally welcomed attendees to annual conferences on Friday night, will move to Saturday afternoon this year. Many Voices, One Nation: New Orleans will take place on Saturday June 25 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. “Many Voices, One Nation: New Orleans”, brings together writers and artists from different perspectives and presents a rich program of spoken word, music and performance art that celebrates and reminds us of the many unique cultures sharing one world. Many Voices, One Nation is free to conference attendees. Light refreshments will be served and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch to this celebration of diverse literature and art. Featured speakers and performers will be announced soon. Many Voices, One Nation began as an initiative of ALA Past President Carol Brey-Casiano. The 2005 Initiative generated a “nation’s booklist” available at the ALA website, a nationwide celebration of reading entitled Many Voices, One Nation, One Night @ your library® held for the first time on Monday, April 11, 2005 during National Library Week, and the first Many Voices, One Nation literary event held at the ALA 2005 Annual Conference in Chicago. The 2008 event, themed Many Voices, Many Nations, honored the art and culture of America’s diverse Native American populations. Libraries Build Communities Volunteer Day Friday, June 24, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Register to participate in this day-long service effort to help local libraries and the community! All participants will be notified in advance of the various projects and be able to pick the one in which they wish to participate. Your registration fee will be contributed to local library funds. Lunch, transportation, and a participation T-shirt are included. Airport Shuttle Discount Click here to make your reservations for one-way or round-trip transportation from the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans to your housing destination. Poster Sessions Poster sessions give librarians the opportunity to make peer-to-peer presentations on research, innovative programs and problem-solving ideas. Click here for more information.

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ALA Cognotes New Orleans May Preview 2011
Friday’s Opening General Session Features Dan Savage
Writer, Actor Molly Shannon at Closing General Session
ALA Annual Conference Exhibits to Open Friday Afternoon
Auditorium Speaker Series Attracts Range of Authors
ALA Mobile Connects at Annual
Exhibit Floor Stage Presentations
ALA Annual Conference Exhibits
ERT Silent Auction to Benefit Christopher J. Hoy/ERT Scholarship
Wikimedia Director to Speak at ALA President’s Program
Celebrating Libraries: The Power of Renewal and Service to Their Communities
ALA Membership Pavilion
ASCLA Preconferences Offer Learning on Leadership, Consulting and Digital Collections
Enjoy Outstanding Author Lineup at 2011 Literary Tastes Breakfast
Bookmobile Sunday Focuses on Importance of Mobile Outreach Services
Now Showing @ ALA
Group Discounts Available for RUSA Preconferences in New Orleans
Noted Canadian Diplomat and Author, To Speak on Youth, Literacy and Libraries
Get Practical at YALSA’s Nuts & Bolts For Serving Teens Preconference
New Online Guide to ALA Annual Conference Targets Programming Librarians
Meet Seven Popular YA Authors at YALSA’s June 24 Reluctant Readers Preconference
Bookstore, Library Cooperation Topic of Monday Program and Discussion
The Intellectual Freedom Round Table Presents Annual Program on Saturday
Libraries Build Communities Volunteer Day
Book Editors’ New Favorites Subject of Sunday Session
Many Voices, One Nation Moves to Saturday

ALA Cognotes New Orleans May Preview 2011