ACRL Footnotes - Preview Issue 2009 - (Page 1)

ACRL F Highlights in Seattle Thursday, March 12 Keynote Speaker Naomi Klein 4:00 – 5:45 p.m. Exhibits Opening Reception 5:45 – 7:30 p.m. Gaming Night 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Photo: Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau) TNOTES Welcome to Seattle Dear Colleague, I look forward to welcoming you to Seattle and the ACRL 14th National Conference, “Pushing the Edge: Explore, Engage, Extend!” During the conference, you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, network with colleagues, discuss hot topics, and gather useful and stimulating information to take back to your libraries. For two years our colleagues on the various conference committees Betsy Wilson, National Conference have been working to Committee Chair (Photo: Cass Redstone) bring you the finest in keynote and invited speak- ing us reduce the meeting’s ers, papers, panel and poster ecological footprint. Visit the sessions, workshops, precon- Green Committee table in ferences, roundtable discus- the registration area to learn sions, zed shed presenta- more about our eco-friendly tions, webcasts, and much practices. more. Together, the conferOn behalf of the entire ence committees selected ACRL National Conference programs that illustrate the Executive Committee and latest research, cutting-edge all conference committee practices, and innovative ap- members, we hope to see you proaches. We also have made in Seattle! sure you have time to have With great anticipation fun, share informal conversa- and expectations – tions and meals with new and old colleagues, and explore Betsy Wilson 14th Seattle with its breathtaking National Conference scenery, glorious restaurants, Committee Chair, and and diverse cultures. Dean of University ACRL has been workLibraries, University ing hard to make this our of Washington greenest conference ever and to lay the groundwork for more sustainable conferences in the future. More than 80% of Seattle conference attendees committed to the Green Pledge, help- 14TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE SEATTLE PREVIEW ISSUE Join ACRL in Seattle for the 14th National Conference. Friday, March 13 Exhibits 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cyber Zed Shed Presentations 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker Sherman Alexie 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner with Colleagues 7:00 p.m. Greening ACRL 2009 ACRL has been working hard to make this our greenest conference ever, and to lay the groundwork for more sustainable conferences in the future. Here are some of the things we’re doing: Prize Drawings Stop by the Green Committee’s table in the registration area and enter to win one of the following prizes. • Free Subscription from ProQuest: All participants who sign the Green Pledge are automatically entered to win this prize. The winner will be announced before the Opening Exhibits reception, generously sponsored by ProQuest. • Free Registration for ACRL 2011 in Philadelphia: Stop by the Green Committee’s table in the registration area and enter to win. This prize will be announced at the close of the Invited Green Speaker session with Robin Chase on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. Continued on page 12 Saturday, March 14 Exhibits 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cyber Zed Shed Presentations 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All-Conference Reception 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. Exciting Keynote Speaker Line-Up Awaits You Be challenged and entertained by this celebrated lineup of keynote speakers! Naomi Klein Thursday, March 12 4:00 – 5:45 p.m. Naomi Klein is an awardwinning journalist, syndicated columnist, and author who is well known for her political analyses of corporate globalization. Klein’s third book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism is expected to be the focus of her opening keynote address. She is also author of No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies and Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization. Sherman Alexie Friday, March 13 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. A prolific novelist, poet and screenplay writer, Alexie has been hailed as one of the best young writers of his generation. In his lectures, he tells autobiographical tales of contemporary American Indian life laced with razor-sharp humor and bits of history, pop culture, and social commentary. Alexie’s best known works include The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Smoke Signals, and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Sunday, March 15 Keynote Speaker Ira Glass 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Naomi Klein, left, Sherman Alexie and Ira Glass (Photos, from left: American Program Bureau, Royce Carlton and Nancy Updike.) Ira Glass Sunday, March 15 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Ira Glass is the host and producer of the public radio program This American Life. The show premiered on Chicago public radio in late 1995 and is now heard on more than 500 public radio stations each week by over 1.7 million listeners. Under Glass’s editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, and, on most weeks, the program's podcast is the most popular podcast in America.

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ACRL Footnotes - Preview Issue 2009
Highlights in Seattle
Greening ACRL 2009
Welcome to Seattle
Exciting Keynote Speaker Line-Up Awaits You
Don't Miss These Notable Events
Thank You to National Conference Component Committee
Jump Start: On the Road to Career Success
Visit ALA Placement Center in Seattle
ACRL Virtual Conference Continues to Grow
ACRL Thanks 14th National Conference Colleagues
Congratulations to Scholarship Recipients
Gloriana St. Clair Name ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year
Get Connected with ACRL
ACRL Legislative Advocates Program
National Library Legislative Day: ACRL Travel Grants
Exhibitor News
Arrive Early! Preconferences Offer Something for Everyone
ACRL 2009 Research –Intensive Programs

ACRL Footnotes - Preview Issue 2009