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2012 Annual Convention: Alabama Libraries: ALLAccess

Thank you for joining us at the 2012 Convention! We hope everyone had a great time.

2012 Convention Chair: Carrie Steinmehl, Hoover Public Library

Our 2012 Annual Convention was held in Hoover on April 24-27, 2012. We hope everyone had a wonderful time. Check out pictures from the Convention. You can move your mouse over the image on the right to enlarge it and then right click to save it. If you are interested in purchasing one of the "I Rock" T-shirts, they are available at Cafe Press:

Librarians Rock! Rockin' Welcome Party and Birmingham Barons Baseball Game

The Welcome Reception will be held in the Michael Jordan Room at Region's Park on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Join us and cheer on the Birmingham Barons. Your ticket will include food, one (1) drink, and a ticket to the Barron’s game.

Opening Session: "Libraries Saved My Life"

This year's Opening Session, "Libraries Saved My Life," will feature comments and a musical performance by Janis Ian (Society's Child, At Seventeen). The opening session will be Wednesday, April 25, 2012, from 10:00-11:30 am. Please check the final Convention program for final schedule and complete details.

President's Program

This year's President's Program will be a luncheon that will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, from 12:30-2:00 pm. Mr. Ridley Pearson will be the speaker at the President's Program Luncheon. Ridley Pearson is the best-selling author of 25 crime novels, including "In Harm's Way" and "Killer Summer," as well the "Kingdom Keepers" series and the Peter and the "Starcatchers" series for young readers (co-authored with Dave Barry). Pearson also plays bass guitar with the Rock Bottom Remainders, along with authors Greg Iles, Dave Barry, Steven King, Amy Tan, and Mitch Albom.

Author Awards

This year's winning authors are: 

Condoleeza Rice. Extraordinary, Ordinary People. [nonfiction] (in absentia)

Sonny Brewer. The Widow and the Tree. [fiction]

Deborah Wiles. Countdown. [juvenile]

Watt Key. Dirt Road Home. [young adult]

Association Awards

The Association Award Winners were:

  • Eminent Librarian Award: Sue DeBrecht, Director of the Emmet O'Neal Library
  • Distinguished Service Award: Thomas C. Wilson, Chair of the Alabama Digital Preservation Network from 2009-2011
  • Public Servant Award: Clyde Bolton, member of the Trussville Public Library Board
  • Library Roll of Honor: Ruth Hammon, former Director of the Rainsville Public Library
  • Merit Award: The Friends of the Washington County Public Library
  • Humanitarian Award: Nancy M. Rohr, retired educator
  • Intellectual Freedom Award: Amanda Jackson, Director of the Gadsden PUblic Library

Join us in congratulating all of our 2012 award winners!

Exhibitors at the 2012 Annual Convention

3M Library Systems
3M Center
Building 225–4N–14
St. Paul, MN 55144
321-663-8934
 
AGATI Furniture
1501 Brown Thrasher Lane
Marietta, GA 30062
770-973-0029
 
Alabama Health Libraries Association
c/o UAB Lister Hill Library
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0013
205-934-2208
 
Alabama SuperComputer Authority
686 Discovery Drive
Huntsville, AL 35806
256-971-7428
 
American Library Sales
PO Box 34365
Pensacola, FL 32507
800-569-2976
 
AWE
2501 Seaport Drive
SH 410
Chester, PA 19013
610-833-6400
 
Baker & Taylor
2550 W. Tyvola Road
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28217
704-998-3259
 
Biblionix
401 Congress Avenue
Suite 1540
Austin, TX 78701
877-800-5625, ext 255
 
Bibliotheca
5000 Miller Court East
Norcross, GA 30071
877-207-3127
 
Book Systems
4901 University Square
Suite 3
Huntsville, AL 35816
800-219-6571
 
Bowker
630 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
888-269-5372
 
Britannica Digital Learning
331 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
800-621-3900
 
Brodart Company
500 Arch Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
800-233-8467, ext 6397
 
Burrow Library Services
408 Turner Road
Pell City, AL 35128
800-683-5187
 
Business Systems & Consultants
113 Little Valley Court
Hoover, AL 35244
205-988-3300
 
BWI
1340 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
800-888-4478
 
Carpet Specialties
4401 First Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35222
205-595-3212
 
Children's Plus, Inc
1387 Dutch American Way
Beecher, IL 60401
800-230-1279
 
CoLibri Book Covering System
925 Vista Park Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15205
877-265-4274
 
CollegeCounts 529 Fund
6811 South 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68512
866-529-2228
 
Davidson Titles
2345 Doctor F.E. Wright Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
800-433-3903
 
Davis Architects
120 23rd Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233
205-322-7482
 
EBSCO
110 Olmsted Street
Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35242
800-633-4604
 
Gale, Cengage Learning
27500 Drake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
248-699-8988
 
Jabez
2800 Matsu Lane
Opelika, AL 36804
865-588-2684
 
Magazine Subscription Service Agency
5248 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34652
800-368-7922
 
Mandarin Library Automation
162 River Oaks Drive
Helena, AL 35080
800-426-7477, ext 751
 
Mango Languages 
6689 Orchard Lake Road, #301
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
877-626-4611
 
Mell Group
100 Union Hill Drive
Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35209
205-877-3131
 
Ovid Technologies
2516 Par Circle
Delray Beach, FL 33445
561-330-6512
 
ProQuest
789 E. Eisenhower Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
734-761-4700
 
Quality Books Inc.
1003 West Pines Road
Oregon, IL 61061
800-323-4241
 
Recorded Books
270 Skipjack Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
800-638-1304
 
SirsiDynix
3300 North Ashton Boulevard Suite 500
Lehi, UT 84043
800-288-8020
 
University of Alabama Press
Box 870380
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
205-348-5180
 
Walter Hopkins Company
3584 Lorna Ridge Drive
Birmingham, AL 35216
205-979-8704
 
World Book
31352 Buckingham Blvd
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
800-975-3250

 

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