ALA Cognotes San Diego Preview Update - Midwinter 2011 - (Page 1)
SAN DIEGO — 2011 MIDWINTER MEETING
MIDWINTER SAN DIEGO PREVIEW UPDATE
Ted Danson to be Featured During President’s Program
Sunday, January 9 3:30-5:30 p.m. San Diego Convention Center Ballroom 20D
and comedic performances. Danson has most recently starred in three critically acclaimed television shows: FX’s legal drama “Damages,” HBO’s “Bored to Death” and Larry David’s “Curb Your oted actor, author and envi- Enthusiasm” and is currently in Alaska ronmental activist Ted Danson filming “Everybody Loves Whales” with will be interviewed by Roberta Drew Barrymore and John Krasinki. Stevens as part of the President’s Pro- In addition to winning two Emmys and gram at the ALA Midwinter Meeting three Golden Globe awards throughout in San Diego. his career, Danson has been nomiDanson’s vernated for 12 Emsatility in both mys, eight Golden Danson helped television and Globes and one found Oceana, the film makes him SAG Award. largest organization in one of the most In OCEANA: the world focused solely accomplished and Our Endangered on ocean conservation. credible actors toOceans and What day. From his feaWe Can Do to ture film debuts Save Them (April in Joseph Wambaugh’s “The Onion 2011), Danson details his journey Field” in 1979 and Lawrence Kasdan’s from joining a modest local protest in “Body Heat” in 1981 to his starring the mid-1980s to oppose offshore oil role in the television series “Cheers,” drilling near his Southern California Danson has captivated worldwide au- neighborhood to his current status diences with his sensational dramatic as one of the world’s most influential
Spend a Special Afternoon with Neil Gaiman and Nancy Pearl
Sunday, January 9 2:00-3:00 p.m. San Diego Convention Center Ballroom 20D
oin noted librarian, author and interviewer Nancy Pearl as she talks with Neil Gaiman, during an afternoon presentation during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego on January 9. Author of the bestsell- Neil Gaiman ing author of The Graveyard Book, Gaiman’s work was the first-ever book to win both the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. His book Coraline was recently adapted into an Oscar-nominated animated film; and the adult novels, American Gods, Stardust, and Neverwhere, have become new classics. Listed as one of the top ten living post-modern writers in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Gaiman is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry,
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Ted Danson oceanic environmental activists, testifying before congressional committees in Washington, D.C., addressing the World Trade Organization in Zurich, Switzerland, and helping found Oceana, the largest organization in the world focused solely on ocean conservation. Danson will be signing outside of the ballroom immediately following the event. Sponsored by Rodale
ome celebrate the wrap up of the Midwinter exhibits and rev-up for a spectacular 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans, at our new Wrap-up – Rev-up celebration! The celebration starts in the exhibits on Monday with a drawing for fantastic prizes including an iPod Nano, Amazon Kindle and Flip video camera. All drawing entrants receive a free limited edition commemorative pin. Keep the party going as we move to the ballroom for entertainment, giveaways, drinks and snacks! The party starts in the exhibits and ends in the ballroom, so come join the festivities.
Stay Late on Monday!
Visiting the Exhibits: a “Must Do” for a Complete Meeting Experience
by Exhibits Round The Exhibits open Friday, January 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Table (ERT) San Diego, with show hours continuing Saturday, et’s face it— Sunday and Monday during the Midwinter Meeting. many attendees exhibit experience seem downright to ALA meetings feel uncomdaunting. In fact, the exhibits can be fortable visiting the exhibit hall. an important part of your conference Bright lights, noise, and all of those » see page 12 “pushy sales types” can make the
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