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New Books, Products, Special Events From ALA Publishing at Annual

Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs – as well as fun gift items. Located in the lobby outside Hall I1 of the Morial Convention Center, the ALA store hours are:

Friday, June 22
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 23
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 24
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, June 25
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

From celebrity READ posters and popular book characters to infographics and gift items, ALA Graphics will feature a range of new and best-selling products, plus special conference-only items. Plan ahead for fall events and shop new designs for Library Card Sign-up Month, Banned Books Week, and Teen Read Week. And, remember to stop by early for your conference t-shirt, available only at the ALA Store – they always sell out fast!

ALA Publishing is excited to offer several new titles hot off the press, such as Fake News and Alternative Facts: Information Literacy in a Post-Truth Era, a Special Report by Nicole A. Cooke; Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults, by Amy J. Alessio, Katie LaMantia, and Emily Vinci; and the new fourth edition of Kay Ann Cassell and Uma Hiremath’s Reference and Information Services: An Introduction. Remember that you can find titles from ALA Editions, ALA Neal-Schuman, Facet Publishing, UK, and the ALA Divisions in the ALA Store, and also get free shipping on all book orders placed in the ALA Store (posters, bookmarks, and other gift-type items are not eligible for this offer).

ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman is pleased to present a selection of free programs exploring the profession’s issues and trends. The programs scheduled to take place at the ALA Store are:

Saturday, June 23, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. “STEP into Storytime: Adapting Books, Rhymes, and Activities for Mixed Ages”
StoryTime Effective Practice (STEP) is an approach that articulates the link between child development theory and storytimes. Join Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting, an early childhood literacy consultant, who co-developed STEP, as she shares ideas for adapting books, rhymes, and activities for mixed ages based on their stages of development.

Sunday, June 24; 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. “Transform and Thrive: Ideas to Invigorate Your Library and Your Community”
Successful libraries prioritize an organizational approach that encourages library staff to work with each other as well as the community to create opportunities to thrive. That may sound airy and abstract, but it boils down to applying a handful of straightforward principles, which include intelligent risk-taking, learning the right things, respect and goodwill, fulfilling the vision of library director, and activating creative thinking. Join Dorothy Stoltz, James Kelly, and Lynn Wheeler, co-authors of the new book Transform and Thrive, as they lead a brainstorming session for how to apply these principles to real-world situations.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. “LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens
The rich and varied body of literature for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual/allied and intersexed young people is discussed in this free program led by Christina Dorr and Lizabeth Deskins. The authors will share their favorite titles, talk about their new book from ALA Editions and why they decided to write it, and then take your questions.

Offered elsewhere in the Convention Center are two special Trending Topics programs: “Homelessness and Libraries - An Empathy-Driven Approach,” with Ryan J. Dowd, and “Get Moving in Your Library - Physical Literacy, Yoga, and More!” with Jenn Carson and Katie Scherrer. The Conference Scheduler will be updated with location information when available.

Also not to be missed and included in your conference registration: Join writer/director Emilio Estevez for an advanced screening of his new film “the public,” also starring Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, and Jeffrey Wright. It centers on the regular patrons of downtown Cincinnati’s public library, many of whom are homeless and marginalized, and their interactions with the library staff who have built emotional connections with them. When a bitter Arctic blast hits the city, the patrons turn the library into a homeless shelter by staging a sit-in, which escalates into a police standoff. The film will screen twice Saturday, June 23 – at 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – and on Sunday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m. at the New Orleans Theater inside the Convention Center; all showings will be followed by a Q & A with Estevez moderated by Ryan J. Dowd, executive director of Hesed House Shelter.

Use the Conference Scheduler to learn about all these special events and plan your time efficiently!

Prices at the ALA Store automatically reflect the ALA Member discount, so there’s no need to dig out your member number. And remember that every dollar you spend at the ALA Store helps support library advocacy, awareness, and other key programs and initiatives!