ALA Cognotes January Preview - 6





Bill Nye and Gregory Mone to Speak at Closing Session
Science educator, mechanical engineer,
television host, and New York Times bestselling author, William Sanford "Bill" Nye, and
co-author Gregory Mone, a novelist, science
journalist, speaker, and children's book author
will close the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting
"Bill" Nye and Gregory Mone
Monday 2/12, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
CCC Mile High Ballroom 2&3

& Exhibits.  The session will take place on
Monday, February 12, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. 
As creator of the Emmy award-winning,  syndicated television show "Bill Nye
the Science Guy," Nye first became a household name while introducing the millennial
generation to science and engineering.  He
now appears in his much-anticipated return
to the screen, in the Netflix series, "Bill Nye
Saves the World." Nye, who is on a mission

to help foster a scientifically literate society
and help people everywhere understand and
appreciate the science that makes our world
work has appeared on "Good Morning
America," "CNN New Day," "The Late Show
with Stephen Colbert," "Last Week Tonight
with John Oliver," and "Real Time with Bill
Maher," as a trusted science source. 
Mone  has covered artificial intelligence,
robots, physics, and biology as a magazine
writer. "I'm always busy writing about strange
people building strange contraptions," he
said. His award-winning children's books
include Fish, Dangerous Waters, and The Truth
About Santa: Wormholes, Robots, and What
Really Happens on Christmas Eve,  which at
its  heart is about the power of science and
technology and which was picked by  USA
Today as one of its "top five holiday books
for geeks."  
  In  Jack and the Geniuses ,  Nye
and  Mone  take middle-grade readers on a
scientific adventure that features real-world

RUSA Book and Media Awards,
Andrew Carnegie Medals to Be
Announced in Denver
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for
Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
will be announced during the Midwinter
Meeting event on Sunday, February 11,
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. RUSA will also unveil
the winners of the Notable Books, Reading
List, and Listen List selections, the Dartmouth Medal, the Sophie Brody Medal for
Jewish literature and the best in reference
sources for adults.
The following six titles, three fiction
and three nonfiction, made the  2018
Carnegie Medals for Excellence Shortlist.
Jennifer Egan
Manhattan Beach
From New York mobsters to the first
woman diver at the Brooklyn Naval Station during WWII to the archetypally
motley crew of a merchant-marine ship
in U-boat-infested waters, Egan's insightful and propulsive saga portrays complex
and intriguing individuals navigating the
rising tides of war.
George Saunders
Lincoln in the Bardo
(Random House)
Saunders' boldly imagined, exquisitely
sensitive, and sharply funny historical and
metaphysical drama pivots on President
Lincoln's grief over the death of his young
son, Willie, as the cemetery's dead tell
their stories in a wild and wily improvisation on the afterlife.
Jesmyn Ward
Sing, Unburied, Sing
In telling the story of a Mississippi
family - brother and sister Jojo and Kayla
and their troubled mother, Leonie, and
their legacy of grief and spiritual gifts,
Ward explores unresolved racial tensions

RUSA Book and Media Awards
Carnegie Medals announcement
Sunday 2/11, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Hyatt Centennial A-D

and the many ways humans create cruelty
and suffering. A novel that is, at once,
down-to-earth and magical.
Sherman Alexie
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me:
A Memoir
(Little, Brown)
Alexie presents a courageous, enlightening, anguished, and funny memoir told
in prose and poetry that pays tribute to his
Spokane Indian mother and reveals many
complex traumas and tragedies of reservation life, as well as his own struggles.
Daniel Ellsberg
The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a
Nuclear War Planner
In a gripping mix of memoir and
exposé, Ellsberg recounts with searing
specificity long-hidden facts about the U.S.
government's perilously inadequate control
of nuclear weapons - an arsenal that endangers all life on Earth - and calls for the
dismantling of this Doomsday Machine.
David Grann
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage
Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Grann's true-crime history takes readers to early-1920s Oklahoma, where oil
was discovered beneath the Osage territory and where members of the Osage
Indian Nation were murdered. A riveting
story that includes the accruing of power
by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI.

Get details and add to your schedule now.

"Bill" Nye

Gregory Mone

(Photo by Jesse DeFlorio)

science and scientific facts along with action
and a mystery that will leave kids guessing until the end, making the books ideal for STEM
education. The first book in their new middlegrade series from Amulet Books, an imprint
of  ABRAMS,  Jack and the Geniuses,  was

published this Spring and a second book will
be out Fall 2017. 
Bill Nye and Gregory Mone's appearance
at the meeting is sponsored by Amulet Books,
an imprint of ABRAMS. Get details and add
to your schedule now.

Symposium on the
Future of Libraries
Included in your 2018 ALA Midwinter
Meeting and Exhibits full registration,
three days of exploring the many futures
for academic, public, school, and special
libraries - Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
of Midwinter.
Sponsored by ALA's Center for the Future
of Libraries, the Symposium will consider
the near-teRoom trends already inspiring innovation in libraries and the longer-teRoom
trends that will help us adapt to the needs of
our communities.
Plenary sessions feature the civic, education, and social innovators who are creating
what's next for cities, campuses, and communities.
Concurrent sessions offer insights from
the library professionals introducing new
services, spaces, collections, and partnerships
and discussions with experts and innovative
thinkers from allied professions and disciplines sharing their visions for the future,
helping us think beyond our current work.
The Symposium integrates and builds on
the Midwinter Meeting's popular ALA Masters Series and News You Can Use updates
which highlight innovations and advances
in libraries.
Some of the Symposium sessions to be
held during the Denver meeting follow. Get
the full session schedule here.
Saturday, February 10
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Plenary Session
Colorado Convention Center, Room

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Do Space: Technology for Everyone
Colorado Convention Center, Room 401
Libraries Ready to Code from Research
to Practice
Location TBD

Symposium on the
Future of Libraries
See sessions for locations

A Collaborative Future for Libraries,
Museums, and More: Chicago Collections and Lifelong Learning Across the
Location TBD
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Library Security Trends: The Opioid
Epidemic and Libraries
Colorado Convention Center, Room 401
The Health Needs of Your Community
are Increasing, How Will You Meet Them?
Colorado Convention Center, Room 402
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Every Day Literacy: South Carolina's Toolbox for Library Resources
Colorado Convention Center, Room 401
F3: Fine-Free Future
Colorado Convention Center, Room 402
Immersive and Interactive Virtual Reality
in Academic and Medical Libraries
Colorado Convention Center, Room 403
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