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2012 MIDWINTER MEETING ALA Cognotes MIDWINTER DALLAS PREVIEW November 2011 Midwinter Adds High-profile Speakers Susan Cain, John Green S usan Cain and John Green, au- why she considers these to be adthors and speakers with huge vantageous traits. She will offer a followings, join the roster of perceptive critique of collaboration memorable ALA Midwinter Meeting and outline a plethora of practical Auditorium Speakers. Both are sched- skills such as how to network if you uled to appear at the hate small talk Dallas meeting the and how to moduAn unparalleled weekend of January late your personopportunity for 21 and 22, 2012. ality according to Studies suggest circumstance. librarians and library that many of the Cain blogs at supporters to learn, most creative people ThePowerofIntronetwork and explore! Susan Cain John Green are introverts, partly and is (photo by Aaron Fedor) The conversation because of their caauthor of a “most starts here... pacity for quiet and e-mailed” New York librarians. He will address how social tolerance for the soliTimes article on the networking relates to literature and tude that idea genvalue of shyness and how librarians can reach patrons eration requires. Susan Cain—author introversion. Her work has been com- through fun and inventive social of the forthcoming Quiet: The Power of pared to Malcolm Gladwell and Daniel networking. An unparalleled social Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Pink. Her appearance is sponsored by networker himself, Green has more Talking (Crown, January 2012)—will Random House. than 1,125,000 Twitter followers while talk about how dramatically our culSunday’s Auditorium Speaker, New his Vlogbrothers YouTube channel has ture misunderstands and undervalues York Times best-selling YA author 500,000 subscribers and almost 125 introverts in this increasingly social John Green, is well-known for his million downloads. It is in the top 100 world. She will address, based on the thoughtful, entertaining presenta- most subscribed channels of all time latest psychology and neuroscience, tions and is wildly popular among on YouTube and is consistently in the top 100 most viewed daily videos. Green’s appearance at Midwinter, sponsored by Penguin Young Readers, kicks off the tour for his upcoming book, The Fault in Our Stars (Dutton /January 2012), which has already received wide attention following his YouTube announcement that he would personally sign the entire first print run. Booklist’s Books for Youth Senior Editor, noted author and acknowledged Green mentor Ilene Cooper will interview him during the presentation in Dallas about The Fault in Our Stars. The interview will appear online at Booklist Online and in the January issue of Booklist magazine. Click here to see our ad on page 3. Betsy Fagin Mandy Henk A Library Occupies Wall Street earn first-hand from the librarians on the front lines of Occupy Wall Street. Betsy Fagin, Mandy Henk and Zachary Loeb share their experiences participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement and building the People’s Library. L Special Masters Series Saturday, January 21 8:30-9:30 a.m. It’s been a long time since ALA has been to Dallas (1988)! One of the top convention destinations in the nation, Dallas is the #1 visitor destination in Texas. The city and metroplex have so much to offer. Click here to visit a unique website created just for ALA visitors. Click here to REGISTER for Midwinter Click here for TRAVEL & HOUSING for Midwinter Click here for EXHIBITS information at Midwinter

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