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Authors Added to Author Toast Sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Lisa Unger and Delia Owens have been
added to the lineup for United for Libraries'
Gala Author Toast, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Monday,
June 25 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside,
Grand Ballroom A.
Unger is a New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of
15 novels, including Under My Skin. Her books
have been named "Best of the Year" or top picks
by The Today Show, Good Morning America,
Entertainment Weekly, and Amazon.
Owens is the co-author of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her
life as a wildlife scientist in Africa - Cry of the
Kalahari, The Eye of the Elephant, and Secrets
of the Savanna. She has also written Where the
The Gala Author Toast sponsored by Reference USA, will also feature Susan Orlean,
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Lou Berney and Leif
Enger. Raise a glass to celebrate these writ-
ers - festive beverages and light snacks will
be served. A book signing will follow. United
for Libraries will recognize the winners of the
Baker & Taylor Awards at this program.
Orlean's forthcoming The Library Book
tells the story of the 1986 Central Library
fire in Los Angeles, an event she uses as a lens
through which to tell the story of all libraries - their history, their meaning, and their
future as they adapt and redefine themselves in
a digital world - in a book that is ultimately a
love letter to libraries and their central role in
society. Orlean has been a staff writer at The
New Yorker since 1992.
Reid is the author of Daisy Jones and the
Six, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life,
After I Do, Forever, Interrupted, and The Seven
Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
Berney is the author of November Road,
Gutshot Straight, Whiplash River, and multiple
prize-winning The Long and Faraway Gone.
His short fiction has appeared in publications
such as The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and the
Pushcart Prize anthology.
Enger worked as a reporter and producer
for Minnesota Public Radio for nearly twenty
years before writing his bestselling debut novel
Peace Like a River, which won the Indepen-
dent Publisher Book Award and was one of
the Los Angeles Times and Time Magazine
Best Books of the Year. His second novel,
So Brave, Young, and Handsome, was also a
Advance tickets to the Gala Author Toast
cost $60, $55 for United for Libraries division
members. Onsite tickets cost $65, if available.
Advance purchase is recommended. Event
For more information about United for
Libraries events at the ALA Annual Conference, visit www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual.
Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community to feature
Amy Stewart and James Mustich
"Book Club Central: Engaging Book
Clubs in Your Community" will be presented
on Sunday, June 24 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at
Morial Convention Center, rooms 395-396.
Learn about using and promoting Book
Club Central (www.bookclubcentral.org)
in your library and community. Donna Seaman of Booklist will moderate a panel that
will include Bill Kelly of Cuyahoga County
(Ohio) Public Library; author James Mustich
(bookseller and author of 1,000 Books to Read
Before You Die), and author Amy Stewart.
Mustich began his career in bookselling
at an independent book store in Ossining,
N. Y., in the early 1980s. In 1986 he co-
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founded, and was for two decades the guiding force behind, the acclaimed book catalogue A Common Reader. He subsequently
has worked as an editorial and product
development consultant for publishers and
booksellers and is currently vice president for
digital product at Barnes & Noble.
Stewart is the award-winning author of
nine books, including her acclaimed fiction
debut Girl Waits with Gun and the bestsellers
The Drunken Botanist, and Wicked Plants.
She and her husband own a bookstore called
Eureka Books. For more information about
United for Libraries events at the ALA Annual Conference, visit www.ala.org/united/
In this year's ALA elections, the Video Round Table (VRT) voted to change its
name to the Film & Media Round Table (FMRT) to better capture the full range
of its members' interests. The margin of the vote was 64 - 15, or 81 percent for and
19 percent against. This change is effective as of September 2018. Please stay tuned
to the VRT website (http://www.ala.org/rt/vrt/) for further updates!
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
It's Time to Celebrate!
In 2018, we've produced a new white paper, advanced our Oxford Research
Encyclopedias program, commemorated the Oxford English Dictionary on 90
years of publication, and we're ready to celebrate! Join in the fun at BOOTH
#3015 and play our trivia game, attend catered presentations, talk with our
representatives, and enter to win prizes!
with a purpose:
The OREs and
problems they solve
Saturday, June 23, 2018
There's a lot of information out there-
but no need to fear, the Oxford
Research Encyclopedias are here!
Enjoy Louisiana-style hors d'oeuvres
and join our scholarly reference
Scholarly projects demand
reliable content. Project MUSE is
your trusted source for the highest
quality books and journals in the
humanities and social sciences
from over 200 of the world's
most distinguished university
presses and scholarly societies.
Search. Explore. Share.
Happy Birthday, OED!
Friday, June 22, 2018
We're throwing the OED a 90th
birthday party! Stop by to play a
word matching game, snag some
party favors, and indulge in
sweet birthday treats.
Coffee and the
Sunday, June 24, 2018
9:00 - 10:00am
Join us for coffee, beignets, and the
(white) paper this morning!
We will explain our most recent
research on the ways students
use scholarly reference
Now and Always, The Trusted
Content Your Research Requires.
Built on the Johns Hopkins University campus
View the full schedule of events and demos in our booth
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