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ALA is planning another exciting Annual Conference. Register early for low rates and great speakers, programs and events!
This year's Auditorium Speaker Series will include librarian and author Nancy Pearl, author of Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason.
We are also proud to feature the PLA President's Program & Awards Presentation featuring David Sedaris.
PLA President Clara Nalli Bohrer invites you to attend PLA's premiere event at the 2005 ALA Annual Conference featuring David Sedaris. David Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange-but-true experiences of his job as a Macy's elf clad in green tights, reading his "SantaLand Diaries" on National Public Radio's Morning Edition. Sedaris' sardonic humor and incisive social critique have since made him one of NPR's most popular and humorous commentators. David Sedaris is the author of the bestsellers Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked and Me Talk Pretty One Day, which immediately became a national bestseller. There is no charge for attending this event. Mr. Sedaris appears by special arrangement with Steven Barclay Agency, www.barclayagency.com
Many more speakers will be joining us for the Auditorium Speakers Series. Check www.ala.org/annual for updates and more information on the Annual Conference!
Weekly Fees PRE-REGISTRATION EARLY BIRD ADVANCE ONSITE 12/1/04-1/2/05 1/3/05-3/4/05 3/5/05- 5/20/05 ALA member:* $125 $140 $165 $225 ALA Division member:* $120 $135 $160 $225 Nonmember: $185 $200 $245 $335 Retired member: $80 $100 $125 $200 ALA Library Student member: $45 $60 $85 $100 Exhibits only badge: $25 $25 $25 $25 Exhibits Plus badge: $35 $35 $35 $35 Daily Fees (Paid on-site only) ALA personal members:* $88 ALA library student members: $40 Nonmember: $160 * must show proof of membership
To register in advance, print or type and complete all sections of the form that follows. You may register for all listed events and pay with one check. Use one form per person for full registration or exhibit badges only. Registration forms must be postmarked or electronically submitted by January 2, 2005 to receive Pre-registration rates. After January 2, Early Bird rates will apply. Mail early to meet the deadline. Onsite registration begins Thursday, June 23. Bring your membership card or proof of dues payment, and photo ID.
Exhibits Only Registration
Visit the exhibits only, for $25 in advance, by completing the registration form on the next page. Or visit the exhibits and attend the Opening General Session, for only $35. Exhibit only badges will also be available on site. No refunds for "Exhibits Only" and "Exhibits Plus" registration. Use one form per person for exhibit only badges. Requests for multiple exhibit only badges will not be honored if sent on only one form.
Include full payment with your registration. Make checks payable to the American Library Association or charge your VISA, MasterCard or American Express. Fees in U.S. dollars. Make checks payable to the American Library Association. If sending a wire transfer payment, it is necessary to reference your name, company and registration category on the transfer. Please note: we will no longer accept purchase orders as payment on-site. If paying by purchase order, they must be received prior to the conference.
The ALA Registration office will e-mail or mail a registration confirmation to all registered attendees. If you do not receive a written confirmation within three weeks, please call ALA's Member and Customer Service Center at 1-800-545-2433 press option 5, to verify your registration status.
Refunds and Cancellations
Substitutions are welcome at any time. Otherwise, registration cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked or faxed by May 20, 2005. Cancellations will result in a full refund less a $25 processing fee. No phone cancellations will be accepted. No refunds for cancellations postmarked after May 20, 2005. No "Exhibits Only" refunds. Refunds will be processed after the Annual Conference.
Resource Alignment Begins with Collection Development: A Hands-On Approach
Friday, June 24, 2005, 1:00-4:00 pm
Does the thought of assessing your entire media collection seem overwhelming? Don't even know where to start? This session will show you a step-by-step procedure for analyzing, weeding, and building your media collection. Bring your 500s shelflist (make sure the copyright dates are on it), two colors of highlighters, and a ruler. Come ready to work and by the end of the session, you'll be well on your way to updating your collection!
Speaker: Karen Lowe, Northwest Regional Educational Service Alliance
Tickets: AASL member: $79; ALA Member: $119; Non-Member: $169
Event Code: AA1
Learning Spaces: Collaborations and New Opportunities
Friday, June 24, 2005, 1:00-4:30 pm
Explore new types of learning spaces, primarily information commons, multi-media studios, and informal spaces developed collaboratively by more than one campus unit, e.g. Library and IT or Instructional Technology. A virtual tour of existing facilities will be provided as well as a presentation on the relationship of learning principles to learning spaces. Participants will develop a vision for a learning space and begin to complete a planning template provided by presenters.
Speakers: Joan Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information; Barbara Dewey, University of Tennessee
Tickets: ACRL member: $195; ALA Member: $235; Non-Member: $275; Student/Retired member: $85
Event Code: AR1
Instructional Design: Tools, Techniques, and Strategies
Friday, June 24, 2005, 8:30 am-4:30 am
Learn fresh strategies and techniques for instruction that will respond to the needs of today's student populations. This preconference will address the four components of instructional design-teaching to students' critical thinking skills; instruction for distance education students; teaching and presentation techniques for both new and experienced instruction librarians; and evaluation techniques that go beyond the traditional satisfaction survey. Breakout sessions will appeal to those new to instruction as well as more experienced instruction librarians.
Speakers: Jim Russell, …