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COGNOTES CONFERENCE&EXHIBITION o d n a l r O JUNE 2328 JUNE 23-28, 2016 ORLANDO, FL JUNE PREVIEW Edition AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION Celebrate with Winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals 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 Sally Mann 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 Karin Slaughter. Tickets for the 2016 celebration are available at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference website when you register for the conference or may be added later. You can also purchase a table for 10 to enjoy the exciting evening with chosen friends and colleagues - get details about table reservations here. » see page 4 Orlando Welcomes ALA Viet Thanh Nguyen 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 have included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Libraries Transform at the 2016 Annual Conference T he ALA national public awareness and advocacy campaign, Libraries Transform, encompasses how libraries and librarians are preparing for and leading change that transforms lives in the communities they serve. The Annual Conference offers many opportunities to learn more about the library of the future and how to lead change in your library. In addition to what's listed here, you can use the Conference Scheduler at to find transformation-related sessions, programs, speakers, and events. You can get involved in Libraries Transform while you're in Orlando. Head over to the ALA Lounge and Networking Uncommons for Libraries Transform ribbons and stickers, and for some related fun activities including the chance to show your support of #LibrariesTransform by snapping a picture at the photo booth. Get ideas for how to implement the campaign in your library, learn about free tools and resources, and hear from some of the 2,700 libraries that have already signed up and the colleagues who are using them at the Libraries Transform: Tools and Training session, Saturday, June 25, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in ROS CENTRE-Salon 03/04. Visit to register for the campaign and get access to free tools and resources. Here are some program highlights related to Libraries Transform. You can get more information and add these sessions to your schedule here. Library of the Future sessions, sponsored by the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries Library of the Future sessions are designed to connect with innovators and change experts and help us understand trends that point to possible futures for library services, spaces, collections, and partnerships, Sessions take place in ROS PLAZA-Ballroom G. » see page 16 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 CLICK BELOW FOR ... REGISTRATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULER TRAVEL & HOUSING EXHIBITS INFORMATION

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