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ALA Cognotes 2011 ANNUAL CONFERENCE NEW DAY/TIME! Friday, June 24, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. Immediately preceeds the All Conference Reception on the Exhibit Floor NEW ORLEANS PREVIEW UPDATE June 2011 Friday’s Opening General Session Features Dan Savage evolved into a nonfew noted people who have profit organization created and posted videos. and a national moveThe book, It Gets Better: ment, with more than Coming Out, Overcoming 10,000 videos and Bullying, and Creating a growing. President Life Worth Living, edited Barack Obama, The by Dan Savage and Terry Salt Lake City LiMiller was released in brary, Free PhiladelMarch. phia Public Library, In addition to his frepoliticians such as quent appearances on Secretary of State CNN, MSNBC, Real Time Hillary Clinton, BritWith Bill Maher, and The ish Prime Minister Dan Savage (photo by Colbert Report, Savage is a David Cameron, and Christopher Staton) regular contributor to pubcelebrities like Tim lic radio’s This American Gunn and Ellen DeGeneres are just a Life. He is the author of several books, D an Savage is the author of the syndicated column, “Savage Love,” and the Editorial Director of The Stranger, Seattle’s weekly newspaper. Last fall, Savage and his husband, Terry Miller spearheaded the “It Gets Better” campaign by downloading a video on YouTube after a rash of gay teen suicides: youths who took their own lives because of bullying. Six months later, has has  evolved into a nonprofit  organization and a  national movement recently attended a White House press conference on bullying and is currently working on a pilot with MTV. Dan Savage will sign copies of It Gets Better at the conclusion of the Opening General Session. Sponsored by Dutton Books he Exhibits will be located in the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center, Halls G-J. The official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the exhibits will be T ALA Annual Conference Exhibits to Open Friday Afternoon held Friday, June 24 at 5:15 pm following the Opening General Session. The ALA Annual Conference Exhibits includes more than 1500 booths featuring products and services designed to help you manage the library of the Millennium. Your ALA Exhibitors are eager to discuss how they can help make your library even better. From virtual libraries to mobile book-stacking systems to premium quality library furniture, the exhibits is your one stop shopping for all of your library needs. Join us to explore the latest innovation available to your library. Visit New Artist Alley, Mobile App Pavilion T he ALA Annual Conference Exhibits are always changing and two new pavilions on the show floor are sure to attract librarians looking to interact with artists and illustrators, and wanting to find new mobile apps for their libraries. Artist Alley Artists and illustrators are participating in this new pavilion in New Orleans. Along the lines of the Graphic Novel/Gaming pavilion has been a destination for librarians for over five years, this new pavilion allows librarians to meet face to face with artists and illustrators who create comics, games, and graphic novels. Artists are encouraged to bring a variety of materials to display, distribute for free and to sell. » see page 4 Click here to see our ad on page 3. See page 14 to learn more! (first photo) The exhibit hall drew thousands of librarians at the 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. More than 900 companies will display the latest in publishing, furnishings and technologies for your library in New Orleans. (second photo) St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans’ French Quarter and the Andrew Jackson Statue (photo courtesy New Orleans CVB). CLICK HERE ANNUAL CONFERENCE CLICK HERE ANNUAL CONFERENCE CLICK HERE EXHIBITS CLICK HERE TRAVEL & HOUSING

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ALA Cognotes New Orleans Preview Update
Friday’s Opening General Session Features Dan Savage
ALA Annual Conference Exhibits to Open Friday Afternoon
Visit New Artist Alley, Mobile App Pavilion
Auditorium Speaker Series Attracts Range of Authors
Writer, Actor Molly Shannon at Closing General Session
ALA Mobile Connects at Annual
Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens at Wrap Up Rev Up!
ALA Annual Conference Exhibits Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA Halls G-JJ
ERT Silent Auction to Benefit Christopher J. Hoy/ERT Scholarship
Wikimedia Director to Speak at ALA President’s Program
Celebrating Libraries: The Power of Renewal and Service to Their Communities
“What’s Cooking @ ALA” Cooking Stage Schedule
The Graphic Novel Stage
Now Showing @ALA
ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards Ceremony Moves to ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans
Washington Office Update to Feature Accessibility Initiative, Disaster Preparedness Tips
Shuttle Bus Schedule
Grow A Network of Loyal Support @ Your Library
Learn the Basics about Grants
AASL Launches Online Lesson Plan Database
Join the Celebration: Stonewall Book Awards Mark Their 40th
Enter to Win the $20,000+ Great Graphic Novel Library Giveaway
Lauren Myracle Headlines AASL Awards Luncheon
Wedgeworth to Explore Past, Future of Library Literacy Programs at 2011 Coleman Lecture
Authors, Illustrators Discuss “Trickster” Graphic Novel and Honoring Cultures
Diversity in Action at Annual Conference
The PopTop Stage Schedule
Large Print Books for Baby Boomers
Town Hall Meeting on Diversity
PLA Preconferences Dedicated to Public Library Professionals
AASL Presents Preconferences
Karioth to Present AASL President’s Program
Joint Conference of Librarians of Color to Host June 24 Fundraising Reception
AASL to Recognize Million Dollar Mark
Programs Focus on Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers, Current Events

ALA Cognotes New Orleans Preview Update