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Relax and Interact
at New Features in
the Exhibits

Hillary Rodham Clinton To Close
2017 ALA Annual Conference


Hillary Rodham Clinton

n 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman in U.S. history
to become the presidential nominee of
a major political party. She served as the
67th Secretary of State - from January 21,
2009, until February 1, 2013 - after nearly
four decades in public service advocating on
behalf of children and families as an attorney, First Lady, and U.S. Senator from New
York. She and her husband, President Bill
Clinton, are the proud parents of Chelsea
and grandparents of Charlotte and Aidan.
The session will take place on Tuesday, June
27, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago.
She is the author of several bestselling
books, including the memoirs Hard Choices
and Living History, and her groundbreaking work on children, It Takes a Village.

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Closing General Session
Tuesday 6/27, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
MCP - W375b/Skyline Ballroom
Open to Full Conference
registrants only.

This September, Simon & Schuster will
publish a new book by Secretary Clinton.
Additionally, in September, It Takes a Village will be published for the first time
by Simon & Schuster Books for Young
Readers as an all-new, full-color picture
book illustrated by two-time Caldecott
Honor recipient Marla Frazee.
Clinton's appearance at the conference is sponsored by Simon & Schuster
(booth #2920).
Get details and add to your schedule now.

Reshma Saujani, Girls Who Code Founder,
CEO to Speak at Opening General Session
Reshma Saujani
Opening General Session
Friday 6/23, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
MCP - W375b/Skyline Ballroom


ince 2012, Girls Who Code has taught
computing skills to and inspired more
than 10,000 girls across America - and
they are just at the beginning of their mission to close the gender gap in tech. Reshma
Saujani, the founder and CEO of the national
nonprofit organization, is also the author of
the groundbreaking book Women Who Don't
Wait In Line,  in which she advocates for a
new model of female leadership focused on
embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship, and boldly charting
your own course. She will speak at the opening
general session of the Annual Conference on
Friday, June 23, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Girls Who Code is growing fast, with a goal
of reaching one million young women by 2020.


Reshma Saujani (photo by Adrian Kinloch)

1.4 million jobs will be open in computing related fields in the U.S., of which we are only on
pace to fill 29 percent with computing graduates, a mere 3 percent of whom are likely to be


women. The organization has been featured
in more than 100 publications and media
outlets, from  The New York Times  to  "The
Today Show," and has more than 105,000
Twitter followers. The forthcoming book
Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change
the World (August 2017, ages 10 and up),
will show girls how coding skills are relevant
to their lives and will get them excited about
creating their own apps, games, and robots.
With dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories
of girls and women working at places like Pixar
and NASA, it sets out to prove that coding is
truly for everyone, no matter their interests.
"The world is advancing in technology and
women and girls need to educate ourselves on
computer science to catch up. I don't know how
to code, but this book has inspired me to learn,"
said Malala Yousafzai, Student, Nobel Peace
Prize Laureate and Co-Founder of the Malala

The Park @ ALA
The Park @ ALA is a great place to take
a break from the miles of aisles. Enjoy a
little green (carpet) space and check out the
Haley Tricycle Book Bike or build a little at
the Kaboom! Rigamajig area. Need a quieter
spot with some soothing sounds? Have a
seat under one of the Tranquility Domes.
The Park @ ALA is located in the center of
the exhibit hall with the food court above.
The Playground @ ALA
This new interactive area will give you the
chance to "play" with future-focused technologies arriving in libraries today and tomorrow.
The Playground @ ALA will showcase a wide
range of hands-on opportunities including a
maker space, virtual and augmented reality
demo zone, coding for all ages, drone piloting, 3D printing in various formats, robotics
and more. The Playground is located in the
middle of the exhibit hall behind The Park.
The Playground will also feature a Little
Free Library construction area, Better World
Books distribution center and the ALA Staff
Association will host a blood drive with LifeSource Chicago.
see map and guide, pages 12-13

Friday, June 23
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, June 24-25
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, June 26
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Auditorium Speaker Series
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
June 24-25-26

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