Join us at 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco for some exciting events. Below are some highlights to look forward to. The ALA Conference Scheduler is now open to create a personalized schedule where you can view the most up to date information for the best conference experience.
The eagerly anticipated announcement and presentation of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, ALA’s only single-book awards for adult trade fiction and nonfiction, is followed by a chance to mingle at the dessert and drinks reception. The two books chosen as winners from the shortlist of six will be announced. Both winners attended the 2014 event to receive their medals and offered inspiring, entertaining remarks. Keynote speaker is best-selling author, actor, and NBA MVP all-star, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Saturday, June 27. The ceremony will be from 8:00-10:00 PM, Hotel Nikko, Nikko Ballroom
Tickets are available here. RUSA members receive discounted price of $25.
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RUSA’s Annual Signature Programs
- RUSA 101
Friday, June 26, 3:00-4:00 PM, Westin St. Francis, Tower Salon A & B
- RUSA President’s Program
Saturday, June 27, 4:00-5:30 PM, Moscone Convention Center, 3014 – 3016 West
- Literary Tastes Author Event
Sunday, June 29, 8:00-10:00 AM, Moscone Convention Center, West Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor
Listen to some of the year’s best authors discuss their work and the craft of writing, while enjoying the company of other book lovers. All Annual Conference registrants are invited to participate in this conference program. Sponsored by Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Group and Random House.
- Katherine Addison for The Goblin Emperor (Tor Books, 2014), winner of the 2015 Reading List’s Fantasy category.
- Amy Belding Brown for Flight of the Sparrow (New American Library, 2014), shortlist selection for the 2015 Reading List’s Historical Fiction category.
- Stuart Rojstaczer for The Mathematician’s Shiva (Penguin, 2014), Honorable Mention for the 2015 Sophie Brody Medal for Jewish Literature.
- Bryan Stevenson for Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Spiegel & Grau, 2014), shortlist selection for the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.
- Ashley Weaver for Murder at the Brightwell (Minotaur Books, 2014), winner of the 2015 Reading List’s Mystery category.
- Jo Walton for My Real Children (Tor Books, 2014), winner of the 2015 Reading List’s Women’s Fiction category.
- RUSA Awards Reception and Volunteer Appreciation Party
Sunday, June 29, 5:00-6:30 PM, Westin St. Francis, California West BR
- Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Ceremony and Reception. Ticketed event; separate registration required; registration information here.
Saturday, June 27, 8:00-10:00 PM, Hotel Nikko, Nikko Ballroom
Not to Be Missed RUSA Preconferences
- Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs
Friday, June 26, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM, Moscone Convention Center, 2005 West
Register here (Ticketed event)
- ILL Data Storm – Practical Assessment
Friday, June 26, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Moscone Convention Center, 2000 West
Register here (free event).
Conference Programs and Forums
For the complete RUSA Discussion Groups & Forums schedule, click here.
- Smart investing@your library®: Actively Engaging Your Audience
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015. Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Location: Moscone Convention Center, 3001 West
- The Readers’ Advisory Research and Trends Forum – Reading into the Future: Tips and Tools for Staying on Top of the Book World
Date: Saturday, June 27, Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 2016 West
- Whacking the Weeds in the Library: Deaccessioning Print and Digital Materials in the 21st Century and Beyond
Date: Saturday, June 27, Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 2012 West
- Connecting Communities: Documenting and Sharing Asian American Heritage
Date: Saturday, June 27, Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 2004 West
- The Core: A Year (Or More!) In, How Does This Affect Librarians?
Date: Sunday, June 28, Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 2003 West
- 21st Annual Reference Research Forum
Date: Sunday, June 28, Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 2014 West
- Acquisitions, Collection Development, Electronic Resources, and Interlibrary Loan (ILL), Oh My! Connecting Users to What They Want!
Date: Sunday, June 28, Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 2002 West
- Not Elsewhere Classified: Different Approaches to Researching Emerging Industries
Date: Monday, June 29, Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 2022 West
- Advocating for a Library Future
Date: Monday, June 29, Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 2002 West
As always, you can count on RUSA to offer signature courses like Genealogy and Reference Interview, but RUSA has added new upcoming online courses and webinars, that will interest learners at any level.
|July 13 – August 2, 2015||Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping|
|August 10 – September 20, 2015||Learner-Centered Reference and Instruction: Science, Psychology, and Inclusive Pedagogy|
|Monday, August 3, 2015:10:30-11:45am||Boomerang Library Users: Implementing Effective, Enriching and Educational Library programs for target users to Learn and Return|
|Tuesday, August 4, 2015:10-11am||Spice it Up with Pura Belpre! Using Award Winning Titles and Other Resources to Celebrate the Hispanic Influence in Literature for Youth|
ETS (MARS): EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES SECTION