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MAY PREVIEW ISSUE 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE May 2013 Issue Opening General Session Sets the Stage for Conference S Chicago is one of the world’s most interesting and attraction-filled cities. Join us for the ALA Annual Conference June 27–July 2, and click here to see all that “Chicagoland” has to offer during your visit. Photo: Cloud Gate at Millennium Park (©Cesar Russ Photography). Make Your Plans Now for Chicago T here’s never been a better time, or better reasons to attend, the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, June 27 – July 2. Attendees will benefit from: • 500+ programs, discussions, and sessions on hot topics • Free access for full registrants to all programs that are recorded – new benefit! • Memorable speakers and events, including bestselling authors Khaled Hosseini and Temple Grandin, Congressman John Lewis, awardwinning education writer Jonathan Kozol, founder of Erin McKean, Visual Thinking Strategies Executive Director Oren Click here to see our ad on page 3. • • • • • • Slozberg, leadership expert Karol M. Wasylyshyn, and Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet and American Life Project. 800+ exhibitors highlighting new and favorite titles, products, and services, and related fun events at exhibit hall stages and pavilions – and 100’s of authors Preconferences offering in-depth professional development Key policy, research, and other updates from leading institutions and offices In-depth, facilitated, and informal conversations on advancing libraryled community engagement and practical steps, strategies, and tools Library Unconference on Friday, Library Camp on Monday, and Networking Uncommons for impromptu sessions, follow-up conversations, and small get-togethers ALA JobLIST Placement Center connecting job seekers and employers, » see page 2 Click here for TRA VEL & HOUSING teven D. Levitt, comatter? These may not author of the upcomsound like typical quesing Think Like A tions for an economist Freak and of the smash to ask, but Levitt is not #1 international bestseller a typical economist. He Freakonomics: A Rogue studies the riddles of evEconomist Explores the eryday life – from cheatHidden Side of Everying and crime to parenting thing, promises to turn and sports – and reaches your brain inside out beconclusions that turn confore the conference even ventional wisdom on its starts. He’s likely get your head. problem-solving juices Think Like A Freak (OcSteven D. Levitt flowing to the benefit of tober 2013), a “must-have you and your library, showing how ap- handbook for decision making,” inplying counterintuitive approaches to tends to radically transform the way everyday problems can bear surpris- you look at every aspect of your life. ing results. Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner Which is more dangerous, a gun analyze the decisions we make, the or a swimming pool? What do school- plans we create, and the morals we teachers and sumo wrestlers have in choose and show how their insights » see page 9 common? How much do parents really Exhibits Open Friday, Events and Stages Set Ribbon Cutting & Exhibits Opening Reception The Exhibit Hall opens on Friday evening, June 28, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring a brief welcome by ALA and Chicago dignitaries. The Exhibits Opening includes food, drink, and entertainment through the exhibit hall, giving exhibitors and attendees their first chance to network as the exhibits kick off. Exhibits Closing & Wrap Up/Rev Up Celebration Join us Monday afternoon, July 1, to close the exhibits and rev up for the Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. Start in the Exhibit Hall where Click here to REGISTER for CHICAGO exhibitors will offer discounts and special giveaways in their booths. The Exhibits Closing will be followed by the Wrap Up/Rev Up party, which will feature raffle prizes and fun. » see page 6 for exhibitor list and floor plan » Janis Ian at Wrap Up/Rev Up! see page 8 » see pages 9, 12, 13 and 17 for Pavilions and Special Feature Areas information Click here for EXHIBITS INFORMATION

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