ALA Cognotes Midwinter Seattle Preview - December 2012 - (Page 1)
2013 MIDWINTER MEETING
The Novel is Alive and Well
MIDWINTER SEATTLE PREVIEW
Caroline Kennedy to Speak Sunday Morning in Seattle
ake advantage of occupy a special place this special opin her life–especially in portunity to hear her work as Vice Chair the widely admired of the New York City Caroline Kennedy in Fund for Public Schools conversation with ALA from 2002-2012 and her President-Elect Barupcoming participation bara Stripling. Kennedy as Honorary Chair of is well known as the National Library Week bestselling author of ten in April, 2013. She was books on American hisalso keynote speaker tory, politics, and poetry, at the 2011 I Love My as well as for continu- Caroline Kennedy Librarian Award Cering the strong Kennedy emony in New York City. family tradition of public service. In that speech, she said that many Kennedy is a serious advocate for librarians she has met are “profesreading, literacy, and libraries, which sionals who are excited about their changing role in a changing world– Auditorium Speaker who are dedicated to serving others, who respect scholarship, and who Sunday, January 27 understand that you are our guides 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Seattle has lots to offer! The Convention Bureau will be putting together itineraries for your free time with all the local information on a special website dedicated to ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees. In the meantime, CLICK HERE to visit their website for ideas to help you plan. (Photo © Tim Thompson)
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ALA Midwinter Conversations
Community Engagement and the Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities
or libraries of all types located in all kinds of communities, innovation in engaging those communities is a compelling and critical strand of conversation right now. 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting offers several important opportunities to participate in and move the conversation forward, to examine the issues, process the implications, and consider practical
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steps and strategies. Four sessions of in-depth, facilitated conversations around community engagement, including Rich Harwood and Peggy Holman, will offer new tools and ideas ready to implement, with a focus on how to engage the community. The four sessions are: The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities: A Presidential Initiative, Saturday, January 26, 8:30-10:00am. ALA President Maureen Sullivan will moderate a panel of civic innovators including Rich Harwood, Founder and President of the Harwood Institute, Tim Henkel, President and CEO, of Spokane County United Way and Carlton Sears, past Director at Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and certified coach with the Harwood
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estselling author Terry Brooks will join previously announced authors Ivan Doig, Greg Olsen, and Ruth Ozeki for the popular ERT/ Booklist Author Forum on Friday, January 25, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. Booklist Adult Books Editor Brad Hooper will be discussing with all four authors how
ERT/Booklist Author Forum Friday, January 25 4:00-5:15 p.m.
their books contribute to the thriving of the novel form and the influence of the Pacific Northwest on their work. Reading The Lord of the Rings in college changed Terry Brooks’ life; in it, he discovered all the elements combined that helped him fully explore his own writing in the separate genres of science fiction, western, and fiction. A writer since high school now with more than 25 books under his belt (including many New York Times bestsellers), and with two novels selected by the Rocky Moun-
Terry Brooks (photo Ruth Ozeki (photo
by Judine Brooks) by Kris Krug)
tain News as among the best of 20thcentury science fiction/fantasy, he will add a fascinating voice to the panel.
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Ribbon Cutting & Exhibits Opening Reception
The Exhibit Hall opens immediately following the Author Forum. The Exhibits Opening includes food, drink, and entertainment throughout the exhibit hall.
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