Ticketed Events

Annual 2018 Ticketed Events

 

To register for any of the following events, you can include them with your initial registration, or add them later using the unique link in your email confirmation. If you don't have your registration confirmation handy, you can request a copy by emailing [email protected].
 

 

 

AASL

ISS TOUR
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Event Code: AAS1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $60 - Other Member: $60 - Non-Member: $60

Join the Independent School Section (ISS) for a daytime tour of independent schools in the New Orleans area. Departing from the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, the tour will begin at Loyola University’s Monroe Library, voted one of the most beautiful college libraries in the country. Next up will be McGehee School, an all-girls institution serving grades K-12 in New Orleans’ Garden District. Finally, the tour group will head to the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, which is dedicated to the discovery, understanding, and celebration of the food, drink, and culture of the world through the eyes of the South.

Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

 

 

ACRL

Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success

Fri., June 22, 2018 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Event Code: ACR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $255 - Other Member: $255 - Non-Member: $315 - ACRL Member: $225

Higher education institutions of all types are facing intensified attention to assessment and accountability issues.

Academic libraries are increasingly connecting with colleagues and campus stakeholders to design and implement assessment that documents their contributions to institutional priorities.

In this day-long preconference on strategic and sustainable assessment, participants will identify institutional priorities and campus partners, design an assessment project grounded in action research, and prepare a plan for communicating the project results. This preconference is based on the highly successful ACRL Assessment in Action program curriculum.


Deconstructing Digital Scholarship Consultations in the Library
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Event Code: ACR2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $255 - Other Member: $255 - Non-Member: $295 - ACRL Member: $225

This preconference will focus on how to translate existing skills and approaches to the reference interview into strategies for structuring a consultation on digital scholarship topics (e.g. data curation, digital humanities, visualization). The facilitators will take a train-the-trainer approach, sharing ideas for how to teach and talk about digital scholarship topics that attendees can bring back to their home institution. Over the course of this half-day workshop, the following topics will be covered: 

  • An overview of the digital scholarship landscape in different emerging topical areas, including research data management, digital humanities, and geospatial data 
  • Breakout sessions featuring hands-on exercises working through different scenarios drawn from facilitators’ personal experiences 
  • Knowledge of project management best practices as a core component of effective digital scholarship consultations 

Attendees will leave the preconference with a consultation toolkit that they will be able to reference after the preconference has concluded. 

This preconference is ideally suited for both functional specialists (including digital scholarship, digital humanities, data, and metadata librarians) and subject specialists in liaison librarian roles. Anyone from the library who is drawn into digital scholarship consultation activities would benefit from this hands-on preconference. 


ALA


Whole Person Librarianship: Social Work Concepts for Social Justice Library Service
Thurs., June 21, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Code: ALA1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $25 - Other Member: $25 - Non-Member: $50

In this session, we will explore systems theory, cultural humility, and reflective supervision as they apply to library practice. The presenters, a librarian, and social worker, at the forefront of research into collaborative service, will provide context, and participants will have ample time to apply these concepts to examples from their own libraries and engage in guided small- and large-group conversations. Participants will come away from the session with new approaches to public service, guided by proven social work methods.


Inaugural Luncheon
Tue., June 26, 2018 - 11:45am - 2:00pm
Event Code: ALA2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $50 - Other Member: $50 - Non-Member: $50

Join ALA President James (Jim) Neal in honoring incoming President Loida Garcia-Febo and incoming Division Presidents at this Inaugural Luncheon. This elegant event will immediately follow the Closing General Session and includes food, entertainment, and more. Tickets can be purchased when you register for the conference or added at a later date.


A Practical Introduction to the New RDA Toolkit 
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Event Code: ALA3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $75 - Other Member: $50 - Non-Member: $100

A beta version of the new Toolkit for community feedback will be publicly released on June 13. This preconference will be the first opportunity for catalogers to tour the new Toolkit in a group setting and to provide their thoughts and reactions to the RDA Steering Committee. James Hennelly from ALA Publishing will review the features and functionality, including the improvements to profiles and to user-created documentation that will make working with Toolkit easier. There will be a walk-through of the new "data dictionary" structure of the element instructions, with orientation and navigation tips. New styles and features for examples will be shown. RDA Steering Committee (RSC) members will talk about the changes to RDA content from a practical perspective. What is the difference between a preferred name or title and an access point? What new elements have been added? Why did relationship designators turn into elements, and how are they used? What has changed for aggregates and serials? Participants can bring their own questions for RSC experts. A small celebration to mark the public release of the new Toolkit will conclude the event.


Chapter Leaders Forum
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 8:30am - 3:45pm
Event Code: ALA4

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $80 - Other Member: $80 - Non-Member: $80

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a wonderful opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Effective Membership Development and Retention, Generating New Revenue, and Successful Advocacy: Local, State and Federal. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.



Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast
Sun., June 24, 2018 - 7:00am - 9:30am
Event Code: ALA5

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $65 - Other Member: $65 - Non-Member: $65

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast celebrates the Winner and Honor recipients during ALA's Annual Conference. Join some of the leading authors and illustrators of quality children's books depicting the African-American Experience for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast.



AAUW Start Smart: Salary Negotiations - SOLD OUT
Sat., June 23, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Code: ALA6

This event is complimentary but registration is required.

This workshop is designed to empower you to successfully and confidently negotiate your salary and benefits and make sure your compensation is aligned with your worth and market value. Whether you are negotiating a salary for a new job or for a promotion or raise, your purpose is to be a highly objective, persuasive, and strategic negotiator. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives—well beyond their next negotiations.



Beyond the "Racial Stalemate" 
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 8:00am - 9:30am
Event Code: ALA7

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $20 - Other Member: $20 - Non-Member: $20

In his 2008 speech on race, titled "A More Perfect Union," then-candidate Barack Obama described a "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." He suggested that, if we don't do something different, "nothing will change." More than nine years later, we're still stuck. How do we move forward? Using an approach known as "racial healing," facilitators will lead participants through a process that invites story-telling, vulnerability, and deep listening. The goal is to provide leaders with a tool currently used by hundreds of organizations to help uproot the flawed belief in a racial hierarchy. A publication from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation entitled "Restoring to Wholeness" can help you understand more about what racial healing is and what racial healing circles can help you achieve. PLEASE ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE SESSION, AS THEY ARE IDENTICAL.

 

Beyond the "Racial Stalemate" 
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Event Code: ALA9

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $20 - Other Member: $20 - Non-Member: $20

In his 2008 speech on race, titled "A More Perfect Union," then-candidate Barack Obama described a "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." He suggested that, if we don't do something different, "nothing will change." More than nine years later, we're still stuck. How do we move forward? Using an approach known as "racial healing," facilitators will lead participants through a process that invites story-telling, vulnerability, and deep listening. The goal is to provide leaders with a tool currently used by hundreds of organizations to help uproot the flawed belief in a racial hierarchy. A publication from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation entitled "Restoring to Wholeness" can help you understand more about what racial healing is and what racial healing circles can help you achieve. PLEASE ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE SESSION, AS THEY ARE IDENTICAL.

 

Beyond the "Racial Stalemate" 
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Event Code: ALA10

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $20 - Other Member: $20 - Non-Member: $20

In his 2008 speech on race, titled "A More Perfect Union," then-candidate Barack Obama described a "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." He suggested that, if we don't do something different, "nothing will change." More than nine years later, we're still stuck. How do we move forward? Using an approach known as "racial healing," facilitators will lead participants through a process that invites story-telling, vulnerability, and deep listening. The goal is to provide leaders with a tool currently used by hundreds of organizations to help uproot the flawed belief in a racial hierarchy. A publication from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation entitled "Restoring to Wholeness" can help you understand more about what racial healing is and what racial healing circles can help you achieve. PLEASE ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE SESSION, AS THEY ARE IDENTICAL.

 

 

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Ceremony and Reception
Sat., June 23, 2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Event Code: ALA8

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $40 - Other Member: $40 - Non-Member: $40 - RUSA Member: $30

In its seventh year, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction are celebrated at ALA’s Annual Conference. Hand-picked by our expert selection committee of librarians, independent booksellers and editors that work closely with adult readers, these books have made a lasting impression. Join us for this celebratory event with featured speaker Sue Halpern, popular writer of books and articles, and a chance to mingle with the winning fiction author, Jennifer Egan during the dessert and cash bar reception. These awards are co-sponsored by Booklist and RUSA and supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. This year’s event is sponsored by NoveList.

 



ALCTS

Technical Services Assessment: Tools and Techniques That Demonstrate Value

Fri., June 22, 2018 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Event Code: ALC1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $269 - Other Member: $269 - Non-Member: $319 - ALCTS Member: $219

This program will share Technical Services colleagues' insights on how to successfully collect, format, and present data and information in a way that allows us to both leverage this data to inform internal decisions as well as highlight key achievements and successes to those outside of the department to demonstrate value. The program will also include a hands-on session where participants will explore several types of easy, free, plug and play data visualization software. 

 

Hacking Acq: Tools and Apps for Better Acquisitions Workflows
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Event Code: ALC2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $269 - Other Member: $269 - Non-Member: $319 - ALCTS Member: $219

Need a better way to manage searching and order input, analyze and report data, or streamline communication between acquisitions staff and other library departments? Join the ALCTS Acquisition Section Technology Committee in a hands-on look at tools for data analysis, project management, workflow hacks, and troubleshooting using Trello, MS Access, Excel, and some locally developed tools. Come for the demos, leave with a toolkit of applications to try at your library.

 

Preservation in Action Event - Volunteers Wanted! - WAITLIST ONLY
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Event Code: ALC3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $15 - Other Member: $15 - Non-Member: $15

Join Preservation in Action for an engaging opportunity to help preserve cultural heritage in New Orleans and gain practical experience! Participants will take part in day-long preservation project at a local cultural institution. The project, which will be led by preservation experts, will provide hands-on training in the care and handling of various materials. No experience is required. For more details, visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/pia/.


ALSC


2018 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet
Sun., June 24, 2018 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Event Code: ALS1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $94 - Other Member: $94 - Non-Member: $94

Join us for this gala occasion celebrating Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder medalists and honorees, authors and illustrators of the year's most distinguished books for children! Cocktails (cash bar) available prior to dinner; Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door and a limited number of tickets will be available at onsite registration until noon Friday. Pre-registration required. $94 individual tickets (non-assigned seating). Reserved table seating (ten seats) available. Table Reservations mu be made directly with the ALSC office. For more information about individual ticket sales, banquet table sales, and additional banquet FAQs, please visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/banquet.



GLBTRT


Diversity 2.0 -- Cracking the Codes Film & Discussion on the System of Racial Inequality within a Library & Literacy Framework
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Event Code: GLB1

This event is complimentary but registration is required.

Film segments are braided into facilitated dialogue and attendees will engage in dialogue about the system of racial inequity prompted by the stories in the film Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity. Attendees will leave asking more complex questions around institutional “isms” and the impaction library and literacy services. We will explore an understanding of unconscious bias and create personalized calls to action. This free preconference will give space, time and guidance for change making at your own libraries; no matter where those libraries are located.


IFRT


Intellectual Freedom Round Table Awards Recognition & Fundraising Breakfast
Sat., June 23, 2018 - 7:30am - 9:00am
Event Code: IFR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $20 - Other Member: $20 - Non-Member: $20 - IFRT Member: $10

Join us at the 2018 Intellectual Freedom Round Table Awards Recognition and Fundraising Breakfast in New Orleans. Each year IFRT recognizes notable contributions to intellectual freedom and demonstrations of personal courage and organizational work in defense of freedom of expression and recognize outstanding published works in the area of intellectual freedom.  The IFRT awards include the Gerald Hodges Award, the Immroth Award, the Oboler Award and the Merritt Fund.  Our breakfast will also feature a presentation by a noted author.  This event will also serves as a fundraiser to help strengthen the Round Table's Awards Program. 



IRRT


Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses: How libraries are serving immigrant and refugee populations" - IRRT Preconference
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Event Code: IRR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $90 - Other Member: $90 - Non-Member: $90 (Materials, lunch & refreshments included)

This preconference will focus on the practical and real-life examples of services and outreach to immigrants and refugees. Librarians who have successfully implemented programs and services to this targeted population in the USA and internationally will share their experiences and advice. Pre-conference workshop attendees will be able to leave with concrete ideas of programs to implement at their home institutions including, for example, how to reach out to immigrants and refugees, how to develop programs featuring social, economic, health, literacy, and technology areas, and how to work with decision-makers to secure support for these programs.



International Librarians Reception
Mon., June 25, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Code: IRR2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $40 - Other Member: $40 - Non-Member: $40

Please join the ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 70 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors-d'oeuvres and open bar. ALA President, Jim Neal, will announce the recipients of the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Projects. Winners of the Bogle Pratt Award and the Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship will be announced.



LEARNRT


Creating a Culture of Learning: How to Support Staff Development
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Code: LEA1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $125 - Other Member: $125 - Non-Member: $150 - LEARNRT Member: $100

Join the Learning Round Table for this interactive workshop on creating a culture of learning and supporting staff development. Participants will take a close look at how staff development plans, staff days and support for self-directed learning can help increase workplace learning and effectiveness. Participants will be given practical advice and planning tips to bring ideas back to their library. This workshop recommended for managers, supervisors, directors, and anyone who is responsible for workplace learning at their organization.



LITA


AvramCamp
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Event Code: LIT1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $25 - Other Member: $25 - Non-Member: $25

Women in technology face numerous challenges in their daily work. If you would like to join others in the field to discuss those challenges, AvramCamp is for you. This one-day LITA preconference will allow female-identifying individuals employed in various technological industries an opportunity to network with others in the field and to collectively examine common barriers faced. This day will follow the unconference model allowing attendees the power to choose topics most relevant to them. The day will start with looking at imposter syndrome, the feeling that you aren’t actually qualified for the work you are doing and will be discovered as a fraud. Participants will then have the opportunity to propose lightning rounds and session proposals on a variety of topics such as salary negotiation, creating inclusive job postings, and becoming leaders in the technology field. 


Managing Library Technology
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Code: LIT2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $210 - Other Member: $210 - Non-Member: $250 - LITA Member: $180

Do you want to get a better handle on taming the technological beast in your library? The pre-conference is based on Carson Block's ALA-APA CPLA Class "Management of Technology" and features ideas and practices from his new book Managing Library Technology: A LITA Guide. This session and the accompanying book offers a solid approach to understanding and managing the things that remain constant in an ever-changing world. This pre-conference is designed in a workshop format and is highly interactive with many opportunities throughout the day to practice the concepts. All receive a copy of the book.



Python for Beginners: A Gentle and Fun Introduction
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Code: LIT3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $170 - Other Member: $170 - Non-Member: $210 - LITA Member: $140

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the Python programming language through a fun project you can show off. No coding experience required. With a provided starter kit of library data and sample code, you’ll learn to use regular expressions and some basic Python. By the end of the workshop, you’ll build your own customized Twitter bot that will send tweets out into the world! Python is a great “gateway” programming language suited to library work, like text analysis and metadata cleanup. You’ll gain an elementary understanding of Python and make a working bot in the process.



LLAMA


Creating the Sustainable Library: The Triple Bottom Line Approach
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Event Code: LLA1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $215 - Other Member: $95 - Non-Member: $315 - LLAMA Member: $165

Sustainability is moving beyond environmental concerns to now encompass financial and social issues (e.g., workforce and community) as well. In this preconference, you will learn about the 12 steps of sustainability and how the Triple Bottom Line Approach can be used by libraries of all types to connect to the broader community, and you will develop sustainability plans for your own library. Speaker: Gary L. Shaffer, Ph.D., author of Creating the Sustainable Public Library: the Triple Bottom Line Approach.



Leadership and Conflict Management: Managing conflict, drama, and strategies to address the most annoying behaviors
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Event Code: LLA2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $195 - Other Member: $95 - Non-Member: $295 - LLAMA Member: $145

Research shows leaders spend over 50% of their day engaging in conflict. This preconference workshop will give attendees the opportunity to grow their understanding of the relationship between change, leadership, and effective communication. This session will focus on conflict engagement and management within individuals and organizations, building skills to strategically address and manage conflict, and best practices attendees can immediately apply to positively impact organizational climate. Speaker: Nancy T. Watson, Ph.D., LPC, FAPA, Clinical Professor at Texas A&M University, and TMCA Distinguished Mediator at The Center for Change and Conflict Resolution


Resilience in New Orleans: Rebuilding Libraries after Katrina
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Event Code: LLA3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $145 - Other Member: $45 - Non-Member: $195 - LLAMA Member: $95

In 2005, many academic and public library facilities in New Orleans were badly damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. This tour will visit libraries that were renovated or constructed since that time, including the recently-expanded Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University, the award-winning Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, and one of two other New Orleans Public Library branches including the new Nora Navra branch (construction schedule permitting). Librarians and designers involved in each project will be our guides and discuss the special challenges they faced. Registration includes bus transportation and boxed lunch.


NMRT


Authenticity and Self-Expression in the Library Profession
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Code: NMR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $65 - Other Member: $65 - Non-Member: $65 - NMRT Member: $50

The New Members Round Table (NMRT) President's Program will explore authenticity and the library profession. This preconference workshop will examine the NMRT Presidential theme "You Belong Here" by considering ways in which the library profession can create more inclusive environments that address imposter syndrome and encourage individuals to bring their whole selves to their work. As a discussion-based workshop, we will examine the tension between self-expression and externally defined ideas of "professionalism" in the library workplace.

 

PLA

PLA Member Welcome Breakfast
Sat., June 23, 2018 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Event Code: PLA1

This event is complimentary to PLA members and registration is required. 

Join PLA President Pam Sandlian Smith for an exclusive PLA members-only breakfast. We'll recognize the individuals and libraries that received PLA awards and acknowledgements this year. The event will also feature a special keynote speaker, to be announced. Please note this a ticketed event. To register, you can include it with your initial ALA Annual Conference registration or add it later using the unique link in your email confirmation. Tickets will be requires and space is limited. 


PPO


Libraries Transforming Communities: Dialogue & Deliberation for Small, Mid-sized, and/or Rural Libraries

Fri., June 22, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Event Code: PPO1

This event is complimentary, but registration is by application only https://apply.ala.org/LTC2018/.

In small, mid-sized and/or rural communities, the public library often becomes a de facto town hall. Through this important social position, libraries have the potential to make the most impactful change in their communities. In this one-day workshop, participants from public libraries serving small, mid-sized and/or rural communities will work with trainers from Conversation Café to learn to facilitate important, issues-based conversations for their communities using a model that is easily adaptable and requires minimal resources. Please Note: This workshop is the culminating session of Series 3 for Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change.



RUSA


RUSA Genealogy Preconference sponsored by ProQuest
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 8:00am -4:00pm
Event Code: RUS1

This event is complimentary but registration is required.

The RUSA Genealogy Pre-conference will explore diverse topics in genealogy and genealogy research; such as, Highlighting local sources of archival and genealogical information; Genealogy research training for non-genealogy librarians; New genealogical and historical databases and resources; New trends in genealogical research – including new technologies; Using DNA testing to overcome genealogical roadblocks; and Other hot topics in areas of genealogy, history and archives. This event is free but registration is required. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by ProQuest.


Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year (RUSA)
Sun., June 24, 2018 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Event Code: RUS3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $15 - Other Member: $15 - Non-Member: $15 - RUSA Member: $10

What could be better than signed books and breakfast? Join your fellow readers and book lovers and listen to some of the year’s best authors from RUSA's book and media award winners and Best of Lists. Featured panelists include author Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do) and famed audiobook narrator, Scott Brick (Dead Wake), Kathleen Rooney (Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk), Seanan McGuire (Down Among the Sticks and Bones) and Alyssa Cole (An Extraordinary Union). Authors will discuss their works and the craft of writing and narrating as well as sign books immediately following the event. Registration is required.

 

SORT


Walks of the French Quarter (SORT) I - SOLD OUT
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 8:30am - 11:30am
Event Code: SOR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $25 - Other Member: $25 - Non-Member: $25

See where Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Francis Parkinson Keyes lived. See quaint streets and historic residence of John James Audubon.  See the famous Cornstalk Bed and Breakfast; visit the famous Quadroon Ballroom; visit St. Louis Cathedral and have beignets at Cafe Du Monde; see the first pharmacy in New Orleans; see all the charm of the French Quarter. Visit The New Orleans Historic Collection.  Meet at 8:30am in front of the Hotel Monteleone, 214  Royal Street.


Walks of the French Quarter (SORT) II - SOLD OUT
Mon., June 25, 2018 - 8:30am - 11:30am
Event Code: SOR2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $25 - Other Member: $25 - Non-Member: $25 

See where Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Francis Parkinson Keyes lived. See quaint streets and historic residence of John James Audubon.  See the famous Cornstalk Bed and Breakfast; visit the famous Quadroon Ballroom; visit St. Louis Cathedral and have beignets at Cafe Du Monde; see the first pharmacy in New Orleans; see all the charm of the French Quarter. Visit The New Orleans Historic Collection.  Meet at 8:30am in front of the Hotel Monteleone, 214  Royal Street.



United for Libraries

 

The Laugh's On Us sponsored by Ingram Content Group
Sun., June 24, 2018 - 5:30pm – 7:30pm 
Event Code: UNI2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $60 - Other Member: $60 - Non-Member: $60 - UNITED Member: $55

Comedian and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone will headline this evening, which will feature bestselling humor authors. Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow. Purchase tickets early for this event.



Gala Author Toast - Sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Mon., June 25, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Code: UNI3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $60 - Other Member: $60 - Non-Member:$60 - UNITED Member: $55

Bestselling authors will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. Raise a glass to celebrate these writers - festive beverages and light snacks will be served. A book signing will follow, United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the Baker & Taylor Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA.



YALSA

Michael L. Printz Award Reception
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 8:00pm – 10:00pm 
Event Code: YAL1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $34 - Other Member: $34 - Non-Member: $34

Come listen to the 2018 Michael L. Printz award-winning author and honor book authors speak about their writing, followed by a reception. The winner will give a speech then participate in a panel discussion with the honor authors. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist magazine.



Margaret A. Edwards Brunch
Sat., June 23, 2018 - 11:30am – 1:00pm 
Event Code: YAL2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $39 - Other Member: $39 - Non-Member:$39

Come join us for brunch and listen to the winner of the 2018 Margaret A. Edwards Award speak about their writing. The award honors their significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.



YA Author Coffee Klatch
Sun., June 24, 2018 - 9:00am – 10:00am 
Event Code: YAL3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $25 - Other Member: $25 - Non-Member: $25

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk about their upcoming book!  The complete list of authors participating is available in the Scheduler.