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February 15, 2018 BOOKLIST
Find more Annual Conference 2012 Preview
If you’re heading to Anaheim for the 2012 ALA Annual Conference, be sure to take note of the following programs (descriptions taken from the PLA and ALA Conference websites). Check the published conference guide for locations.
Get More Bang for the Buck! Best Practices in Collection Management
Saturday, June 23, 4–5:30 p.m. Anaheim Convention Center, 207C.
Learn how your library can implement best practices in collection management, from selection to circulation to evaluation. Enhance the customer experience while making the most of your materials budget and increasing the efficiency of internal operations.
Guy Writers Talk Guy ReadersFriday, June 22, 8–10 p.m. Anaheim Convention Center, 204B.
Guys are often considered some of the hardest readers to reach. This year’s Booklist Books for Youth Forum features four popular, award-winning authors who are outspoken on the issue of connecting with guy readers: Michael Grant, author of the best-selling Gone series; Jon Scieszka, former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and creator of the Guys Read project; Andrew Smith, author of the acclaimed novel The Marbury Lens; and Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler), author of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Daniel Kraus will moderate.
The E-book Elephant in the Room: Determining What’s Relevant and Effective for Your Patrons & Making Effective Decisions for Your Future E-collectionSaturday, June 23, 8–10 a.m. Anaheim Convention Center, 204C.
Faced with growing e-collections, more interesting e-content from publishers, and a struggle to balance our materials budgets, how do we make good decisions about e-collection content? How do we evaluate the success of e-books when many of these patrons never darken the doors of our library building? How do we gain the valuable patron feedback beyond download statistics? What support issues arise around use of the collections, are the vendor platforms reliable, and what e-formats are most in demand? Hear how representatives from both public and academic libraries are measuring the success and challenges of their e-book collections.
The RA Forum: Browsing for Pleasure in the Digital AgeSaturday, June 23,10:30–12 p.m. Anaheim Convention Center, 304AB.
Three RA experts will explore the changing ways our patrons browse our collections and learn about titles outside our walls. Come join this annual RA community event, and be part of the conversation about the impact of the digital age on how readers stumble upon their next great read.
Transforming Collections Sunday, June 24, 8–10 a.m. Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom A.
What will library collections look like in the near future? A distinguished panel of academic and public library leaders will discuss the current landscape, dramatic changes taking place in how we define library collections, and innovative ways for libraries to transform collections in the global information environment.
Advisory Services for the E-book Era
Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Anaheim Convention Center, 210D.
Today’s public libraries have collections far beyond the traditional printed books that are the basis of readers’ advisory, and a new service model is needed. No longer limited to books and readers, this new concept will help serve users in all areas of the public library, using appeal factors to cross formats from fiction to nonfiction, and DVDs to graphic novels. Panelists will cover popular genres including history, crime, science fiction, and romance.The Great Nonfiction Readalike: If You Like This, You’ll LOVE That!Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Anaheim Convention Center, 204C.
As the popularity of nonfiction reading for pleasure continues to grow, librarians have a great opportunity to grow their readers’-advisory skills. What draws patrons to nonfiction? And what do they want to read next? A panel of five librarians will cover major trends in popular nonfiction publishing, recommending current-interest titles with prepublication buzz—and titles from your backlist that will satisfy your patrons while they wait for those hot new titles. Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Awards CeremonySunday, June 24, 8–10 p.m. Hilton Anaheim, Pacific A & B.
At this awards ceremony, the first ever Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced and presented. Don’t miss this exciting inaugural event. Meet, mingle, and celebrate with the literary luminaries on the shortlist and with Nancy Pearl, ALA leaders, and your adult-book-loving colleagues. Funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York and cosponsored by ALA’s Booklist and Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). Tickets are $25 for RUSA members and $30 for all others.
Readers’ Advisory for Town AND Gown: Academic and Public Library Partnerships for RA Services
Monday, June 25, 10:30 a.m –12 p.m. Anaheim Convention Center, 213D.
Long a core service of public libraries, readers’ advisory in college and university libraries is a growing trend. Come hear both academic librarians describe how they have been challenged to incorporate readers’-advisory techniques into their programs and public librarians who have successfully partnered with their local institutions of higher education for the mutual benefit of public-library cardholders and students.
Why Can’t an E-book
Be More like the Print? Monday, June 25, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom A.
Publishers often want to transform common print content into a fancy, electronic product, but what can they add to the final offering? Booklist Reference Advisory Board Chair Dave Tyckoson will moderate a panel of library experts, including Sue Polanka of the blog No Shelf Required and Frank Menchaca, executive vice president, Gale Learning and Research Solutions, who will discuss and debate the issues surrounding reference e-book publishing.
2012 Odyssey Awards Program
Audiobook fans will not want to miss this free program, featuring an all-star cast. Scheduled speakers are Kirby Heyborne, the reader of the 2012 Odyssey winner, Rotters, by Daniel Kraus; Kelly Gildea, the audio producer of Rotters; Lincoln Hoppe, narrator of the Odyssey Honor title Okay for Now, by Gary Schmidt; Wendy Carter, narrator of Odyssey Honor title Young Fredle, by Cynthia Voigt; JD Jackson, narrator of Odyssey Honor title Ghetto Cowboy, by G. Neri; and Steve West and Fiona Hardingham, narrators of the Odyssey Honor title The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater. All attendees will receive free copies of the Odyssey winner and other Honor titles, compliments of Brilliance Audio, Listening Library, and Scholastic Audio.
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