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TL goes to the ALA Annual 2010!


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Committee, Council, and other business meetings take place June 25-29, 2010 and education programs take place primarily June 26-29; the exhibits are open June 25-28 at the Washington Convention Center. Here are TL's pick of programs]events you should check out:


5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Exhibits Open

The exhibit and opening reception has a new day and time giving attendees a chance to mingle before the hustle and bustle of conference meeting start. Good move ALA! Exhibits close on Monday at 4:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

ALA Auditorium Speaker Series

Washington Convention Center, Ballroom C

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the American classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, Nancy Pearl will interview Mary McDonagh Murphy, Emmy award-winning filmmaker and author of the upcoming book, Scout, Atticus and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird. Nancy Pearl speaks about the pleasures of reading to library and community groups throughout the world and comments on books regularly on NPR's Morning Edition.

8:00 a.m.-10:O0 a.m.

AASL, ACRL Sequenced Learning: Applying Information Literacy Continuously Across K-20

WCC-143B/C 98A

A panel of experts will present on the process of teaching information literacy at grade levels from kindergarten through graduate school and address the information literacy transitions that occur when moving from one grade level in one school to a next higher grade level in another school.

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

AASL President's Program: Leading the Transformation of Education for the 21st Century

WCC, Ballroom B

School librarians should be at the forefront of the push to transform American education into the 21st century, but instead too many are fighting just to preserve jobs, keep classroom teachers coming to the library, and encourage students to read. Don't miss guest speaker Allison Zmuda.

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Sir Salman Rushdie

Hear author Sir Salman Rushdie speak. Most known for The Satanic Verses (he won the Booker Prize and, recently, the Booker of all Bookers for Midnight's Children), he is author of ten novels and five works of nonfiction. He is the former president of American PEN.

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

We're in the Money! LSTA Grants in School Libraries

WCC-102 A 107B

Does your school library need money? Consider applying for a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant! Come and hear how Pennsylvania teacher-librarians are expanding print collections, acquiring laptop labs, supporting dual enrollment, and contributing to students' academic achievement.

REFORMA Reaching Latino Teens Through Multiple Literacies: A Program for School and Public Librarians

Renaissance Mayflower-Colonial This program showcases strategies for implementing multiple literacies through books, music, language, and other cultural expressions common to urban Latino youth experience. Moderator: Patricia MontielOverall, Ph.D., University of Arizona, Associate Professor.

Tools to Promote Family Literacy and Advocacy

Embassy Suites-Capital A/B

ALA's five ethnic affiliates developed culturally relevant family literacy initiatives in response to ALA President Camila Alire's call to action. ALA the affiliate representatives will describe their projects, the impact, and ways to replicate these innovative activities.

2:00 p.m.-400 p.m.

Bound To Stay Bound Books Celebrates 90 Years

Booth #2600

Enjoy refreshments and a very special cake prepared by Chef Duff Goldman, star of Food Network's Ace of Cakes. The special birthday cake will be on display for photos from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Capturing Kapow! Transform Your Teen Space to Transform Your Teen


By teens and for teens! Hear from leading teen librarians and their users what teens want from the library (and what they don't want!) by learning current trends in marketing research and library programming that most effectively support young adult development and the role of the public library in that mission.

Lights! Camera! Booktrailers!

Washington Convention Center-147A

This session, coordinated by the Technology for Young Adults committee, will reveal best practices for creating and promoting booktrailers and video to highlight collections, programs, and services for teens.

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Opening General Session with Toni Morrison

Washington Convention Center, Hall D

Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize winning American author, editor, and professor. Her newest books for children are Peeny Butter Fudge and Little Cloud and Lady Wind. Some of her acclaimed titles include: The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.

7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash

The Newseum will offer attendees an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. Tickets are tax-deductible, advance $40 and onsite $45, as applicable by law, and proceeds go to ALA MLS's scholarships ... including the Spectrum Award! Register online, by fax, or by mail for the ALA/Proquest Scholarship Bash.


8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Sarah, Duchess of York

This August, The Duchess will launch a new children's book series with Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. called Helping Hand books. The series addresses a variety of experiences that children may encounter as they grow up and offers helpful tips for parents and kids.

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Connecting Our Learning Community Dots

WCC-101 120A

This interactive session teaches participants to construct and analyze the social networks of teacher-librarians using application software that graphically displays the results.

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

2010 Top 25 Web Sites for Teaching and Learning: Categories, Criteria, and Collaborative Strategies

Grand Hyatt-Constitution C/D

Join the AASL Best Web Sites for Teaching and Learning Committee to learn about innovative, authoritative curriculum web sites.

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

ALA LITERACY Tools to Promote Family Literacy and Advocacy

EMB-Capital A/B 110A

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

ALA President's Program: Libraries Wanted--Dead or Alive

An inspirational speaker, Eppo van Nispen's vision on the future of media and libraries is highly acclaimed by word leaders and visionaries. Eppo started the D0K Library Concept Center in Delft, a small city near Amsterdam (the Netherlands). In 2008, D0K was designated by international experts as the worldwide number one library in innovation. In 2009, they were appointed as the best library of the Netherlands. This summer, Eppo will become the CEO of the national board for the (Dutch) book, known as the CPNB.

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

ALSC Growing Learners Together: Successful School and Public Library Partnerships

WCC-102 A 136B

Learn the secrets behind successful school and public library partnerships. Ideas that can be implemented in individual libraries as well as system-wide will be described, including resource sharing, reading promotion and much more.

8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

BCALA Annual Membership Meeting

Four Points Sheraton-Franklin BR Attend and participate in the annual membership meeting required by BCALA bylaws. General business of the organization is conducted along with updates on national initiatives and the 7th NCAAL conference in Birmingham, AL.


10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Graphic Novel Panel featuring David Small and Audrey Niffenegger

David Small was born and raised in Detroit. In school he became known as "the kid who could draw good." The first picture book he wrote and illustrated was Eulalie and the Hopping Head, in 1981. To date he has illustrated over 40 picture books. Audrey Niffenegger is the author of the international bestseller The Time Traveler's Wife, as well as Her Fearful Symmetry. Her new book is The Night Bookmobile, a graphic novel from Abrams ComicArts coming out in September.

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Reading for a Lifetime--You Bet!

Washington Convention Center-101

Guided by AASL's School Librarian's Role in Reading Position Paper, the R4L Toolkit, and the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, participants will acquire strategies to take a leadership role in reading in their schools.

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

AASL Awards Luncheon

The 2009 AASL Awards, which includes the National School Library Media Program of the Year Awards, will be celebrated. Author Barbara Kerley will be guest speaker. Tickets: $59.

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

John Grisham

The author of 21 novels, Grisham has written Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, the first of a new two-book series for children. The series will be aimed at readers ages 8-12.

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Auditorium Speaker Series: Junot Diaz

Junot Diaz, author of Drown, a collection of short stories that was one of the first books to shed light on the lives of Dominican-American immigrants. His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wan, is the winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Who's Driving the Technology Bandwagon--The Users or the Librarians?

Washington Convention Center-209A/B Many librarians have adopted Web 2.0 technologies, creating screencasts, podcasts, blogs, and more to reach their users. But are our user's needs and expectations really driving the shift to these tools? Or are librarians just afraid of being left behind? A panel of academic librarians will discuss their experiences navigating the ever-changing technology landscape and will explore the motivations for hopping on the Web 2.0 bandwagon.

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep--A Performance and Presentation

Merchant, an acclaimed songwriter and performer, will share and discuss selections from Leave Your Sleep, a newly released 2CD set of songs adapted from the works of various classic and contemporary poets.

8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

BCALA Literary A wards Presentation and Reception

Four Points Sheraton-Franklin C/D

Annual announcement and recognition of juried fiction and nonfiction. BCALA Literary Award committee invites winning authors and provides copies of books for sale and autographs. A reception follows.


9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Closing Session featuring Amy Sedaris

Washington Convention Center, Ballroom C Amy Sedaris is the author of the New York Times bestseller I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence. She has appeared in several movies and television shows, and, with Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, is a co-author of the novel Wigfield. She also co-wrote Strangers with Candy, the hit show on Comedy Central.

11:00 a.m.

Library Advocacy Day

Upper Senate Park

For this year only, Library Advocacy Day will replace National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). Library advocates from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. will meet on the U.S. Capitol grounds. ALA will host a rally to feature guest speakers, photo ups, and a chance to cheer on libraries!


                                                         GRADE   LAST
                                                         LEVEL   ISSUE


 1. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse       S       1
    Novella. Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
 2. The Help. Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.                    S       2
 3. The Red Pyramid. Rick Riordan. Hyperion:              J/S     --
 4. Mockingjay. Suzanne Collins. Scholastic Press.         S      --
 5. The Hunger Games. Suzanne Collins. Scholastic          S      --
    Press. 978-0-439-02348-1.
 6. The Last Olympian. Rick Riordan. Disney Hyperion.     J/S      3
 7. Breaking dawn. Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.        J/S      5
 8. The Book Thief. Markus Zusak. Alfred A. Knopf.        J/S     --
 9. Catching Fire. Scholastic Press.                       S      --
10. The Battle of the Labyrinth. Rick Riordan. Disney     J/S      6
    Hyperion. 978-1-4231-0149-9.


 1. Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities     J/S     --
    for Dads and Kids to Share. Ken Denmead. Gotham.
 2. The 7 habits of highly effective teens. Sean          J/S      5
    Covey. Fireside. 978-0-684-85609-4.
 3. Summer Bridge Activities: 1 st to 2nd Grade. Julia     J      --
    Ann Hobbs and Carla Fisher. Rainbow Bridge
    Publishing. 978-1-59441-727-6.
 4. The Original Summer Bridge Activities: 2nd to 3rd      J      --
    Grade. Julia Ann Hobbs and Carla Fisher. Rainbow
    Bridge. 978-1-59441-728-3.
 5. The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian.      J/S      9
    Sherman Alexie. Little, Brown. 978-0-316-01369-7.
 6. Summer Bridge Activities: Kindergarten to 1st          J      --
    Grade. Julia Ann Hobbs and Carla Fisher. Rainbow
    Bridge. 978-1-59441-726-9.
 7. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary. Jeff Kinney. Amulet        J/S      2
    Books. 978-0-8109-9616-8.
 8. The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers        J       8
    His Name. Sally Lloyd-Jones. ZonderKidz.
 9. The Feelings Book: The Care Et Keeping of Your        J/S     --
    Emotions. Dr. Lynda Madison and Norm Bendell.
    American Girl Publishing. 978-1-58485-528-6.
10. What to do when you worry too much: A kid's guide     J/S      4
    to overcoming anxiety. Dawn Huebner. Magination
    Press. 978-1-59147-314-5.


 1. Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss. Random House.     E       2
 2. Just Me and My Dad. Mercer Mayer. Random House.        E      --
 3. Pinkalicious: Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink.         E      --
    Victoria Kann. HarperFestival. 978-0-06-192732-4.
 4. Where the wild things are. Maurice Sendak.             E       3
    HarperCollins. 978-0-06-025492-6.
 5. Ladybug Girl at the Beach. David Soman and Jacky       E      --
    Davis. Dial. 978-0-8037-3416-6.
 6. Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, Late Night. Jane       E      --
    O'connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. HarperFestival.
 7. Harold and the purple crayon. Crockett Johnson.        E       6
    HarperTrophy. 978-0-06-443022-7.
 8. The Lion Et the Mouse. Jerry Pinkney. Little           E       4
    Brown. 978-0-316-01356-7.
 9. Goodnight Moon. Margaret Wise Brown.                   E       5
    HarperCollins. 978-0-06-077585-8.
10. Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It's Beauty Day. Jane          E      --
    O'connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. HarperCollins.

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