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New combined opening session/exhibits kickoff, an extended film series, and a host of authors and speakers are on tap for 135th Annual Conference
Posted Mon, 05/16/2011 - 11:09
The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will host ALA's 135th Annual Conference.
Comic Book Literacy (2010) is a documentary showcasing comic books as a way to inspire a passion for reading in both children and adults. From the immigrant who learns English by reading Superman comics to the child who develops a love of literature from the X-Men, comics have kept America reading for decades with fantastic tales, well-structured stories, and amazing fantasies. Monday, June 27, noon.
Consult the final program book for room locations. Updates will also be available via the show daily Cognotes.
Need a job, get a job
The ALA JobLIST Placement Center, provided by the Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment, will be open Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Orientation takes place Saturday, June 25, at 8:30 a.m.
All services and career workshops are free to job seekers, who should register and search for jobs on JobLIST. Registration is not required but is recommended, and will give employers access to your résumé information. Placement workshops and recruiters who will be at conference will be listed on the Career Resources pages of JobLIST.
Employers who want to post positions should post them on JobLIST. Employers who want to use the interviewing facilities or review résumés must have an active ad on JobLIST. Employers who want a booth in the Placement Center should contact Beatrice Calvin at email@example.com or 800-545-2433, ext. 4280.
The following is the schedule for ALA’s business and financial meetings, including the Executive Board; Council; Budget, Analysis, and Review Committee (BARC); and the ALA–Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA):
FRIDAY, JUNE 24
- Executive Board I, 8:30 a.m.–noon
- BARC, noon–3:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
- Membership Meeting, 3:30–5 p.m.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
- Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session, 9–10 a.m.
- ALA–APA Council, 10–10:30 a.m.
- Council I, 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
MONDAY, JUNE 27
- Council II, 9:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
- Executive Board II, 1:30–3;30 p.m.
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
- Council III, 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
- Executive Board III, 1–5:30 p.m.
Attend Annual Conference right from your personal computer during ALA’s Virtual Conference, a full series of 11 interactive web sessions on Wednesday, July 13, and Thursday, July 14, after the 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans. The conference will begin at 11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST each day and end at 5 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST.
Interact with speakers and other attendees during each of these hour-long sessions on a variety of exciting topics. Each day will start with a keynote speaker and include various sessions plus an optional author lunch. All sessions will be one hour in length, with the exception of the author lunch, which will be 30 minutes followed by 30 minutes of down time for the attendees.
Attend individually or with a group for a great bargains in continuing education. The cost is $60 for individuals and $300 for up to 15 IP addresses to share among employees, branches, or departments. For more information, contact Alicia Babock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-280-3229.