Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Alabama Library Association Convention

The Alabama Library Association is holding its annual convention this week, April 24-27, in Hoover, AL.  I am very excited about this conference this year, because it will be my first time attending.  My co-worker and I submitted a proposal for a poster session and were accepted.  We will be attending the conference April 26th to present our poster.  We chose the topic of distance education because it is something that continues to rapidly change, and is also something we are both involved with in school.
This year’s theme is Alabama Libraries: ALLAccess, and is being held at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, AL.  Featured speakers at this year’s convention include Janis Ian and Ridley Pearson.  There is also an Author Awards Luncheon that honors Alabama authors and their accomplishments. 
This year’s honorees include: Condoleezza Rice for Extraordinary, Ordinary People;   Sonny Brewer for The Widow and the Tree; Deborah Wiles for Countdown; Watt Key for Dirt Road Home. 
During the convention, there will be several different programs and presentations for attendees as well as a variety of vendors and new products to check out.

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