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Kiese Laymon, Laura Lippman, and Rebecca Makkai to Speak
at Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Event on June 22
Rebecca Makkai and Keise Laymon,
authors of the winning titles of the 2019
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in
Fiction and Nonfiction, will join Annual
Conference attendees at the celebratory 2019
event on Saturday, June 22 from 8:00 -
10:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Washington,
Grand Ballroom South. Laura Lippman,
author of best-selling titles Sunburn, After
I'm Gone, and I'd Know You Anywhere, will
be the featured speaker. Makkai's novel The
Great Believers won the fiction medal, and
Laymon's memoir, Heavy: An American
Memoir, won the nonfiction medal. Makkai

and Laymon will each speak after accepting
their medals. The winning titles were announced for the first time at the Midwinter
Meeting & Exhibits in January.
A conference highlight now in its eighth
year, this popular Andrew Carnegie Medals
for Excellence event includes the program
hosted by the current selection committee
chair, Annie Bostrom, and a lively dessert
and drinks reception where attendees mingle
with winning authors, speakers, colleagues,
editors, and ALA leaders.
Tickets for the 2019 celebration are available at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference

website when you register for the conference
or may be added later. You can also purchase
a table for 10 to enjoy the exciting evening
with chosen friends and colleagues - get
details about table reservations by emailing
Melissa Carr at
The other 2019 shortlisted titles for
nonfiction were The Line Becomes a River:
Dispatches from the Border by Francisco
Cantú and Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and
the Drug Company that Addicted America
by Beth Macy. The other 2019 shortlisted
titles for fiction were Washington Black by Esi
Edugyan and There There by Tommy Orange.

The Andrew Carnegie Medals were established in 2012 by the American Library
Association and Carnegie Corporation of
New York to recognize the best fiction and
nonfiction books written for adult readers
and published in the U.S. in the previous
year. They are the first single-book awards
for adult titles given by ALA and are cosponsored and administered by Booklist
and RUSA. For more information and to see
past longlists, shortlists, and winners, visit
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in
Fiction and Nonfiction.
Get details and add to your schedule now.

New Books, Products, Special Events from ALA Publishing in DC
Shop and browse the ALA Store at the
2019 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
near the main entrance to the Exhibit
Hall on the lower level of the Walter E.
Washington Convention Center, the ALA
Store hours are:

their own undertakings, regardless of size
or complexity.
Sunday, June 23
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
"Art Projects, History Activities, and
Storytimes for Kids"
In two new books Christine M.
Kirker offers ready-to-go activities
that encourage children to explore
their creativity while learning about
art and history. She will be joined by
Kathy MacMillan, with whom she's coauthored several best-selling storytime

Friday, June 21 - 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, June 24 - 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
A special "popup" mini-Store will operate near the Registration area on Friday,
June 21 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Remember to stop by early to get your pick
of conference t-shirts - they sell out fast!
ALA Graphics will feature a selection of
new and best-selling posters, bookmarks,
and gifts, plus special conference-only
items. Shop the newest posters, featuring
Mo Willems' Pigeon, Tomi Adeyemi's
Children of Blood and Bone, and for gaming enthusiasts - Minecraft. Plan ahead
for upcoming events with new products
for Library Card Sign-up Month, featuring Toy Story, and Banned Books Week.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
Coretta Scott King Book Awards with
limited-edition t-shirts, available in black
and yellow, and a commemorative goldplated pin.
The ALA Store will also carry Out of
Print's new Star Wars™ READ® Collection.
Yoda and Darth Vader tees come from
vintage ALA READ® posters from the 80s
and 90s. New to the campaign is Out of
Print's original Princess Leia READ t-shirt
design. T-shirts and socks are available in a
wide range of sizes, but shop early for the
best selection!


The ALA Store opens Friday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. in Washington, DC.

ALA Publishing is excited to offer several
new titles hot off the press, such as Beyond
Banned Books: Defending Intellectual Freedom throughout Your Library by Kristin
Pekoll and Office for Intellectual Freedom
(OIF); Anonymity, the newest title in the Library Futures Series, by Alison Macrina and
Talya Cooper; Marketing Plans in Action: A
Step-by-Step Guide for Libraries, Archives,
and Cultural Organizations by Amanda L.
Goodman; and Partners for Preservation:
Advancing Digital Preservation through
Cross-Community Collaboration, edited by
Jeanne Kramer-Smyth. 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 22
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
"The Public Library Director's Toolkit"
New public library directors quickly learn
what seasoned directors already know: running a library means you've always got your
hands full - balancing the needs of staff,

patrons, facilities, library boards, and other
stakeholders with professional responsibilities like community interactions, legal and
financial requirements, and whole lot else
that wasn't exactly in the job description.
Kate Hall and Kathy Parker's new resource
walks you through the core components of
getting up to speed and then provides templates, sample documents, checklists, and
other resources that will make your job easier.
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
"Muslims in Story: Expanding Multicultural Understanding through Children's
and Young Adult Literature"
Exposing children in their formative
years to positive stories about Muslims can
go a long way to creating a multicultural
understanding by cementing ideas of tolerance, respect, and acceptance. Gauri Manglik
and Sadaf Siddique's book takes a timely and
proactive approach by spotlighting quality
children's and young adult literature.
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
"Collaborative Library Design: From
Planning to Impact"
In his new book, award-winning architect
Peter Gisolfi presents detailed case studies of
10 design projects from public, academic,
and school libraries that identify paths to
success as well as hazards to avoid. Library
planners, designers, and administrators will
gain practical guidance directly applicable to

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
"Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative
Sarah Ostman and Stephanie Saba
profile dozens of successful book clubs
across the country. Their book's diverse
cross-section of ideas will inspire you to
rethink your reading groups and try out
new ways to better meet your library's
and community's needs.
Offered elsewhere in the Convention
Center are these special Trending Topics
programs from ALA Editions and ALA
Neal-Schuman: How Consuming Media
and Technology Impacts Student Learning, a panel discussion led by Belinha
De Abreu; Updating and Adapting
Mother Goose on the Loose: A Handson Presentation, with Betsy DiamantCohen; Information Policy Intersections: Human Rights, Civil Rights, and
Professional Ethics, with Paul T. Jaeger
and Natalie Greene Taylor; Practical
Anonymity, with Alison Macrina and
Talya Cooper; and Looking Closely at
Your School Library Collection: Use the
CREW Method and Invite Learners to
Weed Resources, with Mona Kerby and
Maureen Schlosser.
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!


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