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Comedian Judy Gold to Appear at United for Libraries' The Laugh's On Us
Sponsored by Ingram
Content Group
Comedian Judy Gold will appear at
United for Libraries' The Laugh's On Us
sponsored by Ingram Content Group, featuring headlining standup comedian and
author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30 - 7:30
p.m. on Sunday, June 23 at the Renaissance
Washington DC Downtown Hotel. Authors
Josh Gondelman, Bobbie Brown, and Gary
Janetti will also appear.
Judy Gold (Yes, I Can Say That) is a
standup comedian, actress, television writer,
and producer. She won two Daytime Emmy
Awards for her work as a writer and producer
on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. She has had
stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central
and LOGO. She has also written and starred
in two critically acclaimed Off-Broadway
hit shows: "The Judy Show - My Life as a
Sitcom" and "25 Questions for a Jewish
Mother." She is currently the host of the hit
podcast Kill Me Now.
Josh Gondelman (Nice Try) is a comedian
and writer for "Last Week Tonight" with
John Oliver. He has earned a Peabody Award,
an Emmy, and a WGA Award for his work
on "Last Week Tonight." In the past, Josh has
written for Billy on the Street. His writing
has also appeared in The New York Times,



New York Magazine, and The New Yorker.
Bobbie Brown (Cherry on Top: Flirty,
Forty-Something, and Funny as F**k) is a Sunset Strip video vixen, "Ex Wives of Rock TV"
star, and author of Dirty Rocker Boys. Her
new book tackles beauty, dating, friendship,
motherhood, and sex for the single woman
from the perspective of one who has seen and
done it all - or so she thought. Her second
book answers questions on what it means
to be a bad-ass, independent woman on the
dating scene today.
Gary Janetti (Do You Mind if I Cancel?
(Things That Still Annoy Me) is the writer
and producer for some of the most popular
television comedies of all time, and creator
of one of the most wickedly funny Instagram



accounts there is. He now turns his skills to
the page in a hilarious and poignant book
chronicling the pains and indignities of
everyday life.
Paula Poundstone has been a stand-up
comic for nearly 25 years. She was the first
woman to perform standup comedy at the
White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Paula voiced the character "Forgetter Paula"
in Disney/Pixar's "Inside Out," winner of
the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Her book The Totally
Unscientific Study of the Search for Human
Happiness landed #1 on Amazon's best sellers lists in Humor in Hardcover, Audible,
and CD within its first two weeks of release.
Her long list of successes includes HBO


specials, an Emmy Award, two Cable ACE
Awards, and an America Comedy Award
for Best Female Stand-Up. An outspoken
advocate for libraries, she has been the national spokesperson for United for Libraries
since 2008.
Wine and cheese will be served, and a
book signing will follow. Advance tickets to
"The Laugh's On Us," sponsored by Ingram
Content Group, cost $60, $55 for United
for Libraries personal members (event code
UNI2). Onsite tickets (if available) cost $65.
Early ticket purchase is recommended, as the
event often sells out. For more information
about United for Libraries events at the
ALA Annual Conference, visit

ALCTS Preconference Focuses on
Managing Change in Libraries

YALSA Events at the ALA Annual
Conference & Exhibition

Join the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) on
Friday, June 21 at 8:00 a.m. for the all-day
preconference  Change Management in
Libraries and Technical Services. Whether
you are an administrator, middle manager,
leader of change, or involved in change at
the ground level, this preconference offers
something for you! We will explore change
management as a foundational concept for
individuals, organizations and institutions,
as well as the particulars of instituting
change within libraries and their technical
services departments.
After learning about the foundations

Michael L. Printz Program
and Reception
Monday, June 24, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Come listen to the 2019 Michael L.
Printz award-winning authors speak about
their writing, followed by a reception. This
year, all authors will give a short speech!
The annual award is administered by
YALSA and sponsored by Booklist magazine. Tickets: $39. *Please note: this year
only, the Printz Program will take place on
Monday instead. Learn more.

of change management, subsequent presentations will discuss examples and case
studies specific to libraries and technical
services. Some of these examples relate to
approaching ILS migrations like a "Get Out
The Vote" campaign, shared leadership and
change management concepts applicable
to reorganizing technical services and reallocating collections budgets.
For more information on this preconference, including the full list of speakers, the
schedule or how to register, visit the ALCTS
Annual Conference  page. For a full listing of all ALCTS events at Annual, visit
the ALCTS Programs at Annual 2019 page.

Games & Gaming Round Table
President's Program
Join GameRT on Saturday, June 22
at 2:30 p.m. for the Games and Gaming
Round Table President's Program. In two
presentations, speakers will discuss the
practical needs of managing game collections in libraries and using free gaming
software to develop programming and
teach coding skills.
In the first part of the session Sian
Brannon, Erin DeWitt Miller, and
Diane Robson of the University of
North Texas will highlight the results
of a nationwide census on games in
libraries conducted in summer 2018.
They surveyed libraries to find out what
games are being collected, how they
are cataloged, and what programming
is offered, and collected the responses
of nearly 600 school, academic, public,

and special libraries. Their findings will
assist interested libraries to advocate for
creating or enhancing game collections
and gaming programs with internal and
grant funders. The presenters will also
give practical insight into managing
game collections from a library that has
been gaming since 2009.
In the second half of the session
speaker Nick Tanzi, will provide a tour
of Kodu, free software that enables users to learn how to code their own video
games and share them online. Attendees
will learn how to get started, how to
develop programs for children and teens,
and some of the reasons why coding and
games will help young library users develop the skills they will need in college
and the job market.

Registration Open for
2019 YALSA Symposium
Registration for YALSA's 2019 YA
Services Symposium is open. The symposium will take place November 1-3 in
Memphis, Tenn., with the theme: Show
Up and Advocate: Supporting Teens in
the Face of Adversity. YALSA members
receive the best registration rate. Not a
YALSA member? Join YALSA and ALA
before registering to save. All are welcome
to attend.
You can also apply for the travel stipend
for a chance to receive up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to the symposium. Two
grants are available: one for library workers
and graduate students. Apply by June 1.
Learn more about the symposium, registration rates, deadlines, and the travel stipend at
YALSA 2019 Teens' Top Teen Nominees
The official 2019 Teens' Top Ten nominees have been announced. View a list of
the 25 nominees, along with annotations,
at Encourage teens to read the nominees over

the summer so they can vote starting
August 15.
Margaret A. Edwards Brunch
Saturday, June 22,11:30 a.m. - 1:00
Come join us for brunch and listen
to the winner of the 2019 Margaret A.
Edwards Award speak about their writing. The award honors their significant
and lasting contribution to writing for
teens. The annual award is administered
by YALSA and sponsored by School
Library Journal magazine. Tickets: $39.
Learn more.
YA Author Coffee Klatch
Sunday, June 23, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's
award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to
meet authors who have appeared on one
of YALSA's four annual selected lists or
have received one of YALSA's six literary
awards. Attendees will sit at a table and
every three or four minutes, a new author
will arrive to talk about their upcoming
book! Participating authors will be listed
as they are confirmed, check back for
updates. Tickets: $25. Learn more.



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