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COGNOTES CONFERENCE&EXHIBITION o d n a l r O JUNE 23-28, 2016 MAY PREVIEW Edition ORLANDO, FL AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION Transform your Library: Join ALA's Public Awareness Campaign, Libraries Transform M ore than 2,700 of the nation's libraries - public, school, academic, and special - have already joined Libraries Transform, ALA's new public awareness campaign designed to spread the message about the critical role libraries play in the digital age. This powerful tool provides libraries with unified messaging and resources to communicate with the public, the media, and legislators. ALA Annual Conference attendees can learn more in Orlando about how to join the campaign and make the most of the tools offered. "Librarians and library professionals who attend our annual conference will have another opportunity to discover Libraries Transform and join us in telling policymakers, stakeholders, and funders that libraries are essential," said ALA President Sari Feldman. Launched in October 2015, the campaign provides numerous free resources through QUICK LOOK Exhibits Friday, June 24 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, June 25-26 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 27 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Registration OPEN NOW! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Auditorium Speaker Series Saturday, Sunday & Monday June 25-26-27 JUNE 2328 A Look Back to San Francisco the website, Central to the campaign messaging are the "Because" statements. These incisive and powerful sentences use bright bold type and BECAUSE EMPLOYERS WANT CANDIDATES WHO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WEB SEARCH AND RESEARCH. colorful backgrounds to draw attention to how and why libraries are transforming - for example, "Because More Than A Quarter Of U.S. Households Don't Have A Computer With An Internet Connection." The Ohio Library Council (OLC), a statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio's 251 public libraries, their trustees, Friends, and staffs, adopted the theme Ohio Libraries Transform for this year's OLC Legislative Day. A key component of OLC's efforts will be the campaign's "Because" statements. "There were three or four of the 'Because' statements that our Government Relations Committee really liked and see page 2 Celebrate with Winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence V iet Thanh Nguyen and Sally Mann, authors of the winning titles of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, will join Annual Conference attendees at the celebratory 2016 event on Saturday, June 25, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m., at the Hilton Orlando. Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate 2001-2003 - described by Bruce Weber in the New York Times as "the most popular poet in America" - will be the featured speaker. Nguyen's novel The Sympathizer won the fiction medal, and Mann's memoir, Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs won the nonfiction medal. Mann and Nguyen will each speak after accepting their medals and $5,000 checks. The winning titles were announced for the first time at the Midwinter Meeting in January, 2016. A conference highlight now in its fifth year, this popular Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence event includes the program hosted by the current selection committee chair, Donna Seaman, and a lively dessert and drinks reception where attendees mingle with winning authors, speakers, colleagues, editors, and ALA leaders. Other winners who have attended the event include Anthony Doerr, Timothy Egan, Richard Ford, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Donna Tartt, and Bryan Stevenson (of whose speech Publishers Weekly asked, "Is This the Greatest Book Award Acceptance Speech Ever?"). Featured speakers see page 14 CLICK BELOW FOR ... REGISTRATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULER TRAVEL & HOUSING EXHIBITS INFORMATION

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