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JUNE PREVIEW ISSUE Cognotes ALA June 2014 Issue 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE Auditorium Speakers to Brighten Vegas T he Auditorium Speakers Series offers a rare opportunity to hear leading authors, thought-leaders, and experts from adult and youth fiction, technology, popular culture, and other areas offer these stimulating general sessions on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, June 28 - 30, during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. guru, New York Times bestselling author, and activist and advocate on issues ranging from the environment to human rights. You might be less aware that her focus for almost 20 years has been on adolescent reproductive health and the empowerment of women and girls. Fonda will offer informative options for a large number of your patrons and students, drawJane Fonda ing on her forthcoming Ilyasah Shabazz will Saturday, June 28 book You, Your Body, Your discuss her work on 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Life when she appears as Sunday, June 29. Jane Fonda is a legan Auditorium Speaker on endary Oscar- and Emmy-winning Saturday, June 28, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. » see page 2 actress, successful producer, fitness The famous Las Vegas Strip awaits! The ALA Annual Conference will be held in Las Vegas, June 27 - July 1. CLICK HERE to learn more about the city and nearby attractions. (Photo courtesy Las Vegas News Bureau). Exhibits Open Friday, Events and Stages Set Open Jane McGonigal, World-renowned Game Designer and Humanitarian, Opens 2014 ALA Annual Conference Opening General Session Friday, June 27, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. API Suite J ane McGonigal believes game designers are on a humanitarian mission; her #1 goal in life is to see a game developer win a Nobel Peace Prize. This world-renowned and inspiring designer of alternate reality games - games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems - is the featured speaker at the Opening General Session on Friday, June 27, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m., and is sure to get attendees excited from the very start of the conference about the myriad possibilities for how serious games can be integrated into a variety of library programming. McGonigal specializes in games that challenge players to tackle real- CLICK HERE for TRA VEL & HOUSING W Jane McGonigal (photo by Bart Nagel) world problems, including poverty, hunger and climate change, through planetary-scale collaboration. She's a New York Times bestselling author (Reality is Broken: Why Games Make ith more than 775 exhibiting organizations, multiple pavilions and stages featuring the hottest authors, and numerous related fun events, the ALA Exhibits are an integral part of your learning, professional development, and networking. The exhibit hall offers you the opportunity to explore and discuss with expert vendors the breadth and depth of new and favorite library products, services, books, online services, tools, and technologies. Extend your library functionality through REST APIs, which connect seamlessly to outside systems, third-party providers, and library-developed solutions Ribbon-Cutting & Exhibits Opening Reception The ALA Exhibits opens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony immediately following the Opening General Session on Friday, June 27 that » see page 2 The Library is Open Click here to see our ad on page 3. Check out Innovative's suite of library automation software » see page 4 CLICK HERE to REGISTER CLICK HERE for EXHIBITS INFORMATION

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