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2013 MIDWINTER MEETING Cognotes ALA Caroline Kennedy to Speak Sunday Morning in Seattle MIDWINTER SEATTLE PREVIEW UPDATE January 2013 T The EMP Museum and the Seattle Space Needle share space on the Seattle Center grounds. CLICK HERE for more information about the abundance of sights, restaurants and attractions awaiting ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits attendees. (Photo © Tim Thompson) ALA Midwinter Conversations Community Engagement and the Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities F or libraries of all types located in all kinds of communities, innovation in engaging those communities is a compelling and critical strand of conversation right now. 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting offers several important opportunities to participate in and move the conversation forward, to examine the issues, process the implications, and consider practical steps and strategies. Four sessions of indepth, facilitated conversations around community engagement, including Rich Harwood and Peggy Holman, will offer new tools and ideas ready to implement, with a focus on how to engage the community. The four sessions are: The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities: A Presidential Initiative, Saturday, January 26, 8:30–10:00 a.m. ALA President Maureen Sullivan will moderate a panel of civic innovators including Rich Harwood, Founder and President of the Harwood Institute, Tim Henkel, President and CEO, of Spokane County United Way and Carlton Sears, past Director at Public Library » see page 4 ake advantage of occupy a special place this special opporin her life–especially in tunity to hear the her work as Vice Chair widely admired Caroline of the New York City Kennedy in conversaFund for Public Schools tion with ALA Presidentfrom 2002-2012 and her Elect Barbara Stripling. upcoming participation Kennedy is well known as Honorary Chair of as the bestselling author National Library Week in of ten books on AmeriApril, 2013. She was also can history, politics, and keynote speaker at the poetry, as well as for 2011 I Love My Librarian continuing the strong Caroline Kennedy Award Ceremony in New Kennedy family tradition York City. In that speech, of public service. she said that many librarians she has Kennedy is a serious advocate for met are “professionals who are excited reading, literacy, and libraries, which about their changing role in a changing world–who are dedicated to servAuditorium Speaker ing others, who respect scholarship, and who understand that you are our Sunday, January 27 guides on a lifelong journey of intel10:00–11:00 a.m. » see page 16 Lisa Genova to Present Arthur Curley Lecture Saturday, Januar y 26 4:0 0 – 5:0 0 p.m. J Ribbon Cutting & Exhibits Opening Reception The Exhibit Hall opens immediately following the Friday Author Forum at approximately 5:15 p.m. The Exhibits Opening includes food, drink, and entertainment throughout the hall. » see page 6 for exhibitor list and floor plan Click here to see our ad on page 3. oin noted author Lisa Genova for this year’s Arthur Curley Lecture in Seattle. Genova graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychol- Lisa Genova (© ogy and has a Ph.D. Christopher Seufert) in Neuroscience from Harvard University. She is the author of the New York Times Bestselling novels Still Alice, Left Neglected and Love Anthony. Still Alice spent over 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. It won the 2008 Bronte Prize and the 2011 Bexley Book of the Year, and was nominated for the 2010 Indies Choice Debut Book of the Year by the American Booksellers Association. There are more » see page 10 Click here to REGISTER for Midwinter Click here for the Midwinter FACEBOOK page. Click here for the Midwinter PINTEREST page. Click here to learn more about SEATTLE

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