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Second Cit y Scholarship Bash — see page 10 JUNE PREVIEW ISSUE 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE June 2013 Issue Dan Cohen, Digital Public Library of America, to Speak at ALA President’s Program Featured Speaker Dan Cohen Sunday, June 30 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. McCormick Place, S100 D an Cohen, Founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will be the featured speaker in the ALA President’s Program & Awards Presentation at the 2013 ALA Annual Click here to see our ad on page 3. Conference on Sunday, June 30, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Cohen will focus on the role and contribution of the DPLA to ALA President Maureen Sullivan’s ongoing initiative, “The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities.” Cohen will offer an introduction and overview of the recently launched DPLA – called by Nicholas Carr “the Library of Utopia” in MIT Technology Review – how it came to be and what it offers to librarians and the communities they serve. The ambitious enterprise offers great promise to libraries of all types, enabling open access to millions of books, articles, photographs, historical documents, objects and artifacts. Its goal is “to real» see page 2 Exhibits Open Friday, Events and Stages Set Ribbon Cutting & Exhibits Opening Reception 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 Click here for TRA VEL & HOUSING Opening General Session Sets the Stage for Conference ers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask, but Levitt is not a typteven D. Levitt, coical economist. He studies author of the upcomthe riddles of everyday life ing Think Like A – from cheating and crime Freak and of the smash to parenting and sports – #1 international bestseller and reaches conclusions Freakonomics: A Rogue that turn conventional Economist Explores the wisdom on its head. Hidden Side of Every- Steven D. Levitt Think Like A Freak (Octothing, promises to turn your brain inside out before the confer- ber 2013), a “must-have handbook for ence even starts. He’s likely get your decision making,” intends to radically problem-solving juices flowing to the transform the way you look at every benefit of you and your library, show- aspect of your life. Levitt and co-author ing how applying counterintuitive Stephen J. Dubner analyze the deciapproaches to everyday problems can sions we make, the plans we create, and the morals we choose and show bear surprising results. Which is more dangerous, a gun or a » see page 11 swimming pool? What do schoolteach- Keynote Speaker Steven D. Levitt Friday, June 28 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Hall B1 S T he Exhibit Hall opens on Friday evening, June 28, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring a brief welcome by ALA. 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. Join thousands of your colleagues for the ALA Annual Conference June 27– July 2, and click here to see all that “Chicagoland” has to offer during your visit. (Photo: Chicago River Bridge The bridge opens over the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. Credit: © Cesar Russ Photography) Philadelphia. Start in the Exhibit Hall where 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 Click here to REGISTER for CHICAGO Click here for EXHIBITS INFORMATION

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