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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

All ALA RA Programs In One Post Courtesy of RA Rundown

One of my MUST visit sites each and every week is The Reader’s Advisor Online Blog and their weekly RA Rundown [and it is not just because Sarah and Cindy link back here a lot, although they do, so thanks guys.]

Each and every one of you should begin your week with this column.  It breaks down all the books that are new to the best seller list, key titles that will be coming out in the coming week, and compiles all of the interesting links and CE opportunities that they compiled in the previous week. There is so much great [and fun] information packed into one concise and well organized post.

It is an easy place to get a ton of extremely useful and timely information and digest it quickly.

This week is a great example.  Cindy and Sarah have gone through the entire schedule for ALA Annual (less than 1 month away) and have organized all of the RA related programming in one place for all of us. They have put it in chronological order and have provided links to the program descriptions.

If you serve adult leisure readers and are going to ALA, use this list as part of your pre-conference planning.

Below I have reposted all of the info, but here is the direct link back to the column.  And add the Reader’s Advisor Online Blog to your MUST read list every week. It will be the most useful 5 minutes you spend at the start of every week.


ALA Annual Preview: RA-Related Programs
All programs listed at local San Francisco time. Please let us know if we missed something.

  • Friday, June 26, 2015 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm – Meet the Authors (various publisher booths)
  • Friday, June 26, 8–10 p.m. – The Michael L. Printz Program and Reception(tickets required)
  • Saturday, June 27, 8:30–9:30 a.m. – Gloria Steinem
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 8:30am to 10:00am – AAP/Library Reads Book-A-Licious Breakfast with Anthony Marra, Celeste Ng, Stacy Schiff and others; Email Becca at to request an invitation.
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 8:30am to 10:00am – Bookmobile Saturday – Bringing Service Beyond the Library’s Walls
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 8:30am to 10:00am – HarperCollins Adult Book Buzz
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 9:00am to 5:00pm – Meet the Authors
  • Saturday, June 27, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Haifaa al-Mansour
  • Saturday, June 27, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Zombies, and Vampires, and Spooks – Oh My!
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 10:30am to 11:30am – Next Chapter Book Club: A Community-based Model for Engaging People with Disabilities
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 10:30am to 11:30am – Reading into the Future: Tips and Tools for Staying on Top of the Book World
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 10:30am to 12:00pm – Poster Session: Digital vs. Print: Reading Comprehension and the Future of the Book
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 11:30am to 12:00pm – Not Another Sad Gay Love Story: LGBTQ+ Romances for your Library
  • Saturday, June 27, noon – 1:00 p.m. – Sarah Vowell
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Reading Club Management: A New Solution
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Beyond Tintin: Collecting European Comics in the U.S.
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – The History and Evolving Acceptance of Collecting LGBT Materials in Libraries
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Unknown Knowns and Known Unknowns: How Speculative Fiction Gets Technological Innovation Right and Wrong
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Welcome to Night Vale and Libraries—The Role of Librarians in the Podcast and Forthcoming Novel
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Whacking the Weeds in the Library: Deaccessioning Print and Digital Materials in the 21st Century and Beyond
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – The Sounds of Romance in the Library-The Art of Narrating Audiobooks from Bonnet Busters to Bodice Rippers and Beyond
  • Saturday, June 27, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Nick Offerman
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 1:00pm to 5:30pm – Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 1:30pm – 2:15pm – Beyond Print — Audiobooks, Braille, & Large Print
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 4:00pm to 4:45pm – Girls Like Fart Jokes & Boys Have Feelings: Beyond Gendered Reader’s Advisory
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 4:30pm to 6:00pm – Beyond Genre, moderated by Barbara Hoffert
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 6:00pm to 8:30pm – The 17th Annual International Latino Book Awards
  • Saturday, June 27, 8–10 p.m. Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction hosted by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (tickets required)
  • Saturday, June 27, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & Sunday, June 28, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. – Banned Books Readout Booth (be part of the video)
  • Sunday, June 28, 7–9:30 a.m. – The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast(tickets required)
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 8:00am to 10:00am – Literary Tastes Breakfast with Authors
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 8:30am to 9:30am – Soon to Be Famous Author Project – How to Make It Happen
  • Sunday, June 28, 9–10 a.m. – YALSA’s YA Author Coffee Klatch (tickets required)
  • Sunday, June 28, 9:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Meet the Authors
  • Sunday, June 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Alex Awards
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 10:30am to 11:30am – To Merge or Not to Merge? The Present and Future of Library Service Desks
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 12:30pm to 2:00pm – Put the “YOU” in YouTube: Video Booktalks for San Diego Public Library’s Read and Ride Program
  • Sunday, June 28, 1–2 p.m. – United for Libraries’ First Author, First Book
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Conversation with Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin on March Book Two
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – One Book, One Community: A Model for Building Bridges and Bringing Authors and Resources to Underserved Schools
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Lemony Snicket
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm – We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) Presents: How to Move from Talk to Action
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 4:30pm to 5:30pm – Sub-Librarians Scion of the Baker Street Irregulars
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 4:30pm to 5:30pm – Marie Lu Chats With 8 Young Adult Debuts
  • Sunday, June 28, 5:30–11 p.m. – Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Awards Banquet(tickets required)
  • Monday, June 29, 8:30–9:30 a.m. – From Cover to Screen—Books to Movies
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 – 8:30am to 10:00am – What Drives Collection Assessment? The “Why” That Brings You to “How”
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 – 9:00am to 1:00pm – Meet the Authors
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 – 9:00am to 10:00am – Booklist’s Read ‘n Rave
  • Monday, June 29, 10:30–11:30 a.m. – Edwidge Danticat
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 – 10:30am to 11:30am – Graphic Novel Petting Zoo
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 – 10:30am to 11:30am – Putting Your Patrons in the Driver’s Seat: Assessing the Value of On-Demand Streaming Video
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 – 10:30am to 11:30am – AAP/LibraryReads Mystery Authors’ Panel
  • Monday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.–noon – ALCTS President’s Program: Three Short Stories about Deep Reading in the Digital Age
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 – 11:30am to 12:00pm – Tough Books for Tough Teens
  • Monday, June 29, noon – 1:00 p.m. – Sonia Manzano
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Diverse Books Need Us: Half of All Banned Books Are by Authors of Color
  • Monday, June 29, 2–4 p.m. – United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea with Adriana ­Trigiani, Matthew Pearl, Paula McLain, B. A. Shapiro, Sarah ­Pekkanen, and John Katzenbach. (Tickets required.)

  • In the Exhibit Hall: Look for The PopTop Stage, focusing on romance, diversity, mystery, and more, GraphiCon, ALA’s mini-ComicCon inside Annual, ALA Play, the Graphic Novel Stage, and the biggest Artist Alley yet. Also, Book Buzz Theater, where publishers talk about their new titles. Plus, Exhibit Floor Sunday, where a free continental breakfast will be served from 9:30–10:30 a.m. and exhibitors will offer special giveaways, signings, and ARCs throughout the day.
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