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2013 Annual Convention: Alabama Libraries: Find Your Voice!

Thank you for joining us at the 2013 Convention! We hope everyone had a great time.

2013 Convention Chair: Paul Blackmon, H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College

Our 2013 Annual Convention was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery on April 23-26, 2013. We hope everyone had a wonderful time. If you are interested in purchasing one of the "Find Your Voice!" T-shirts, they are available at ALLA' Online store at Cafe Press.

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Program/Schedule

See the 2013 Annual Convention's Program/Schedule for complete details.

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception is currently scheduled to be held on the 8th Floor of the Renaissance Hotel at the East pool deck. There is a charge for this reception of $18.00. There will be a separate cash bar. If you want to attend, you must register and purchase a ticket. Please check the final Convention program for final schedule and complete details.

Opening Session with Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Rheta Grimsely Johnson This year's Opening Session will feature Rheta Grimsley Johnson. Ms. Johnson has covered the South for over three decades as a newspaper reporter and columnist. She writes about ordinary but fascinating people, mining for universal meaning in individual stories. In past reporting for United Press International, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and a number of other regional newspapers, Johnson has won national awards. They include the Ernie Pyle Memorial Award for human interest reporting (1983), the Headliner Award for commentary (1985), the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ Distinguished Writing Award for commentary (1982). In 1986 she was inducted into the Scripps Howard Newspapers Editorial Hall of Fame. In 1991 Johnson was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Syndicated today by King Features of New York, Johnson’s column appears in about 50 papers nationwide. She is the author of several books, including America’s Faces (1987) and Good Grief: The Story of Charles M. Schulz (1989). In 2000 she wrote the text for a book of photographs entitled Georgia. A native of Colquitt, Ga., Johnson grew up in Montgomery, Ala., studied journalism at Auburn University and has lived and worked in the South all of her career. In December 2010, Johnson married retired Auburn University history professor Hines Hall.

President's Program

Karin Slaughter This year's President's Program will be a luncheon that will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 12:00-2:00 pm.Karin Slaughter (born January 6, 1971) is an American crime writer, whose first novel Blindsighted (2001) became an international success, was published in almost 30 languages, and made the Crime Writers' Association's Dagger Award shortlist for "Best Thriller Debut" of 2001. She has sold more than 30 million copies of her books, and is published in 32 languages.Fractured, the second novel in the Will Trent series, debuted at number one in the UK and the Netherlands, and was the number one adult fiction title in Australia. At the same time, Faithless (Gottlos) published in Germany at number one. Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community. Now residing in Atlanta, she is widely credited with coining the term "investigoogling" in 2006. Slaughter is currently part of a "Save the Libraries" event that benefits the DeKalb County Public Library.

Author Awards

The 2013 winning authors are: 

Brown, Mike. How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming. [nonfiction]

Knight, Michael. The Typist. [fiction]

Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. [young adult]

Association Awards

The Association Award Winners were:

  • Eminent Librarian Award: Renee Blalock, Birmingham Public Library
  • Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Henry Stewart, Troy University
  • Public Servant Award: Willis Bradford, Autauga-Prattville Public Library
  • Library Roll of Honor: Susan Markham, Huntsville-Madison County Public Library; Rickie Brunner, Alabama Department of Archives & History; and Kate Ragsdale, University of Alabama
  • Merit Award: The Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Humanitarian Award: Drew Burgin, Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County
  • Intellectual Freedom Award: Amy Maliska, Thomas B. Norton Public Library

Join us in congratulating all of our 2013 award winners!

Exhibitors and Sponsors at the 2013 Annual Convention

Sponsors

Britannica Digital
331 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654-2682
800- 621-3900
 
Sage
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
800-818-7243 
 
Central Alabama Electric Cooperative
P.O. Box 681570
Prattville, AL 36068
800-545-5735
 

Exhibitors

AGATI Furniture
1219 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607
312.829.1977 phone
http://www.agati.com
 
ALA (American Library Association)
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois  60611-2795
800-545-2433
 
ALLA (Alabama Library Association)
9154 Eastchase Pkwy.
Suite 418
Montgomery, AL 36117
334-414-0113
 
APLS (Alabama Public Library Service)
6030 Monticello Dr.
Montgomery, AL 36130
800-723-8459
 
Apologetics Press
230 Landmark Dr.
Montgomery, AL 36117-2752
800-234-8558
 
ASA (Alabama Supercomputer Authority)
686 Discovery Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35806
256-971-7428
 
AVL (Alabama Virtual Library)
800-276-0370
 
AWE (Advanced Workstations in Education, Inc.)
2501 Seaport Dr., SH410
Chester, PA 19013
610-833-6400
 
Book Systems
4901 University Square, Suite 3
Huntsville, AL 35816
256-319-6720
http://www.booksys.com/
 
Brodart
500 Arch St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
800-233-8467
 
Burrow Library Services
408 Turrer Rd.
Pell City, AL 35128
800-683-5187
 
Children's Plus
1387 Dutch American Way
Beecher, IL 60401
800-230-1279
 
Document Storage Solutions
P.O. Box 16587
Jackson, MS 39236
601-948-3753
 
EBSCO
Post Office Box 1943
Birmingham, AL 35201-1943
205-991-6600
 
Gale
27500 Drake Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
800-877-4253
 
HealthInfoNet of Alabama
c/o UAB Lister Hill Library, 1720 2nd Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35294-0013
855-463-6638
 
McWane Science Center
200 19th Street N.
Birmingham, AL 35203
205-714-8300
 
Mulberry, Inc.
5812 Riverstone Circle
Atlanta, GA 30339
404-931-9940
 
New South Books
105 South Court St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-834-3556
 
Ovid Technologies
333 7th Ave
20th Floor
New York, NY 10001
800-950-2035
 
Oxford University Press
198 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016
800-445-9714
 
ProQuest
789 E. Eisenhower Pkwy.
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
800-521-0600
 
Recorded Books
270 Skipjack Rd.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
800-638-1304 
 
SELA (Southeastern Libraries Association)
P.O. Box 950
Rex, GA 30273
678-466-4334 phone
http://selaonline.org/
 
SirsiDynix
300 North Ashton Blvd., Suite 500
Lehi, UT 84043
800-288-8020 
 
SLIS (School of Library & Information Studies)
The University of Alabama
205-348-1527
 
Special Libraries Association—AL Chapter
Karen Croneis, 2013 SLA Alabama Chapter President
c/o UA McLure Education Library
918 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0266
205-348-5569
 
Springer US
233 Spring St.
New York, NY 10013
800-777-4643
 
TEI Landmark Audio
5160 E. 65th St., Suite 115
Indianapolis, IN 46220
800-850-1701
 
University of West Alabama
UWA Station 54
Livingston, AL 35470
205-652 -5445
 
Varitronics
2355 Polaris Lane N., Suite 100
Plymouth, MN 55447
(877) 656-6021 
 
World Book
233 North Michigan Ave., Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60601
800-975-3250

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