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COGNOTES JUNE PREVIEW Edition SAN FRANCISCO, CA USE THE TAG #alaac15 The Band's Robbie Robertson, Illustrator David Shannon to Highlight Closing Session AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION A Look Back to Las Vegas A legendary songwriter, guitarist and author, and an award-winning author and illustrator will be the featured presenters at the ALA Annual Conference Closing General Session, Tuesday, June 30 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robbie Robertson David Shannon and Caldecott Honor-winner of Hiawatha and his (No, David!) David Shanspiritual guide, the non will talk about their Peacemaker, as part of new book, Hiawatha and the the Iroquois oral traPeacemaker. Current ALA dition. Hiawatha was President Courtney L. Young Robbie Robertson a strong and articulate will also pass the gavel to the 2015-2016 ALA President Sari Feldman and Mohawk who was chosen to translate the Peacemaker's message of unity for the five warintroduce the new Division Presidents. Robertson was the lead guitarist and ring Iroquois nations during the 14th century. primary songwriter of the legendary musi- This message not only succeeded in uniting cal group The Band. Born of Mohawk and » see page 10 Cayuga descent, Robertson learned the story Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is Keynote Speaker at Andrew Carnegie Medals Announcements and Celebration K Abdul-Jabbar is NBA's areem Abdul-Jabbar, all-time leading scorer, a Baslong a champion of the ketball Hall of Fame inductee, importance of librara U.S. Cultural Ambassador, ies, will be the keynote speaker a New York Times best-selling at the 2015 Andrew Carnegie author, and a regular Time Medals for Excellence celebraMagazine essayist.  He has tion. The literary event is shapwritten 10 books, including up to be as significant and ing children's stories, two unmissable as last year, when autobiographies, and sevwinners Doris Kearns Goodwin Kareem eral historical works. What and Donna Tartt spent time Abdul-Jabbar Color is My World? won the mingling informally with atNAACP award for Best Children's Book. tendees at the dessert and drinks reception after accepting their medals, and Karin » see page 10 Slaughter was the keynote speaker. Sarah Lewis Featured Speaker at ALA President's Program A rt historian, critic, writer, and "cultural powerhouse" Sarah Lewis is the featured speaker for ALA President Courtney Young's President's Program. The President's Program and ALA Awards Presentation is scheduled from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. The awards program begins at 3:00 p.m.; the President's Program is set to start at 3:30 p.m. Lewis celebrates creativity, focusing on how it can lead us through fear and failure to ultimate success. In our pursuit of success Sarah Lewis (photo and mastery, is it © Annie Leibovitz) actually our near wins that push us forward and our failures that become the process? "Embrace the Near Win" was selected as one of TED Talks' 2014 Collection of the Most Powerful Talks. In it, as in her acclaimed debut book The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure and the Search for Mas- tery, she urges her audience to consider the role of the almost-failure in our own lives. "Coming close to what you thought you wanted can help you attain what you never dreamed you could," she said. "Completion » see page 2 QUICK LOOK Location Moscone Center San Francisco, California June 25-30, 2015 Registration NOW ONLINE - CLICK HERE Onsite Hours Thurs., 6/25: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Fri., 6/26: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sat. 6/27: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sun. 6/28: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mon. 6/29: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hours Moscone Center Halls A,B,C,D Fri., 6/26: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Sat. 6/27: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sun. 6/28: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mon. 6/29: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CLICK BELOW FOR ... TRAVEL & HOUSING REGISTRATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULER EXHIBITS INFORMATION

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