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15Jun/10Off

Onsite registration available for Bookmobile Sunday

CHICAGO – Missed online advance registration for Bookmobile Sunday during ALA’s Annual Conference? Registration will be available at the door beginning at 10:15 a.m. at room 207A/B at the Washington Convention Center.

Themed “Bookmobiles: Delivering Outstanding Library Services,” this year’s Bookmobile Sunday will be held from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 27 in Room 207A/B of the Washington Convention Center. The program offers moderated discussions on advocacy, eco-friendly vehicles and fuels, mobile service options, bookmobiles 101 and marketing, in addition to featured author presentations by W. Ralph Eubanks and Andrew Smith. An author book signing and Parade of Bookmobiles, where attendees can board and explore a comprehensive range of bookmobiles, conclude the event.

Registration is $25 at the door and includes lunch. For more information, please visit www.ala.org/annual.

Held during ALA’s Annual Conferences since 2005, Bookmobile Sunday is sponsored by All-American Specialty Vehicles, Matthews Specialty Vehicles, Meridian Specialty Vehicles, OBS, Inc., and Farber, Inc. The event is organized by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) and theOLOS Subcommittee on Bookmobiles, in cooperation with the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS).

14Jun/10Off

EMIERT Programs @ Annual Conference

The Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) has posted a list of its events and programs at ALA's 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.!

To view the list, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/emiert/emiertannual.cfm.

9Jun/10Off

GLBTRT kicks off year-long celebration of 40 years of advocacy, service at ALA Annual Conference

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) will kick off a year-long celebration to mark its 40th anniversary during ALA’s 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Since 1970, GLBTRT has served the information needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered professional library community, and the information and access needs of GLBT individuals at large. One of the first professional organizations of its kind, GLBTRT has overseen many milestones, including the establishment of the Stonewall Book Awards in 1971, the first and most enduring award series for GLBT literature.

The celebrations start in 2010 in Washington with a 40th Anniversary Social to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 27 at the Hotel Monaco (700 F St. NW) and will conclude with the 40th Book Award Gala during ALA’s 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans. Conference attendees and their guests are invited to attend.

Donations to support the Round Table and the 40th Anniversary celebrations will be gratefully accepted.

For more information about GLBTRT 40th Anniversary events, please visit www.ala.org/glbtrt.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association is committed to serving the information needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered professional library community, and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered information and access needs of individuals at large. GLBTRT is committed to encouraging and supporting the free and necessary access to all information, as reflected by the missions of the American Library Association and democratic institutions.

View an expanded version of this news release on the American Libraries site.

9Jun/10Off

Eubanks, Smith featured speakers at Bookmobile Sunday

Authors W. Ralph Eubanks and Andrew Smith will be the featured presenters at Bookmobile Sunday during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  

 
W. Ralph Eubanks is the author of “Ever is a Long Time: A Journey into Mississippi’s Dark Past” and “The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South.” In addition to his books, Eubanks has contributed articles and reviews to The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Preservation, The American Scholar and National Public Radio. He is a recipient of a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship and has been a fellow at the New America Foundation.
 
Andrew Smith is a Young Adult author whose works include “Ghost Medicine,” his 2008 debut work, and “In the Path of Falling Objects,” both chosen as ALA/YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, in 2009 and 2010 respectively. His latest book, “The Marbury Lens,” is published by Feiwel and Friends. In addition to his writing career, Smith also teaches high school and coaches rugby. Smith’s appearance is made possible thanks to generous support from Macmillan.
 
Themed “Bookmobiles: Delivering Outstanding Library Services,” this year’s Bookmobile Sunday will be held from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 27 in Room 207A/B of the Washington Convention Center. The program offers moderated discussions on advocacy, eco-friendly vehicles and fuels, mobile service options, bookmobiles 101 and marketing, in addition to the featured author presentations.  An author book signing and Parade of Bookmobiles, where attendees can board and explore a comprehensive range of bookmobiles, conclude the event.
 
Registration is $25 at the door and includes lunch. For more information, please visit www.ala.org/annual.
 
Held during ALA’s Annual Conferences since 2005, Bookmobile Sunday is sponsored by All-American Specialty Vehicles, Matthews Specialty Vehicles, Meridian Specialty Vehicles, OBS, Inc., and Farber, Inc. The event is organized by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) and the OLOS Subcommittee on Bookmobiles, in cooperation with the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS). 
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