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Friday, January 20 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
ERT / Booklist Author Forum with Helen Schulman and Hillary Jordan Author event, Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
Theater
Description :

One of the highlights of the Midwinter Meeting is getting to hear and see favorite authors up close. The ERT/Booklist Author Forum kicks the meeting off in style on Friday afternoon when authors representing different voices come together to discuss their work as it relates to exploring social conditions past and present in fiction and nonfiction. Highly acclaimed authors Helen Schulman and Hillary Jordan will share with moderator Brad Hooper, Adult Books Editor at Booklist, their own special approaches to capturing society at large and family in particular, either in contemporary times or in the historical past. The authors will sign copies of their latest works at their publishers' booths during the Opening Exhibits Reception right after the Author Forum.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 21 - 8:00am

8:30am - 9:30am
ALA Master Series: A Library occupies Occupy Wall Street Forum/Update, Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
Theater
Description :

Learn first-hand from the librarians on the front lines of Occupy Wall Street. Betsy Fagin, Mandy Henk, Zachary Loeb, Daniel Norton, and Jaime Taylor share their experiences participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement and building the People's Library.

Betsy Fagin was an ALA Spectrum Scholar in 2004 at the University of Maryland where she received her MLS degree. She has also received degrees in Creative Writing and Literature from CUNY - Brooklyn College and Vassar College.

Mandy Henk has been a librarian since 2003. She has experience working reference and doing instruction, but her main focus has been Access Services. Mandy's research interests include sustainable librarianship and the political economy of academic publications.

Zachary Loeb earned an MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2011. His areas of interest include archives, library technology, young adult services and the democratization of the public record.

Daniel Norton: Student, advocate and pre-professional librarian, Daniel serves as a liaison for educational outreach with the People's Library of Occupy Wall St. As an activist employed in NYC, he engages with the practice of librarianship through a fresh lens and a desire to impact the profession with forward-thinking ideas.

Jaime Taylor earned her BA from Smith College in 2006 and her MLS from Simmons College in 2009. She is the art librarian and archivist at Poster Auctions International in New York City, and one of the People's Librarians at Occupy Wall Street.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 21 - 9:00am

9:00am - 5:00pm
PopTop Stage - Mystery Day Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall: Pop Top Stage
Description :

The PopTop Stage will focus on popular favorites including: Mystery, Romance and Story Telling. The PopTop Stage will feature readings, discussions and presentations. The PopTop Stage will be located in Exhibit Hall B of the Dallas Convention Center at the middle of the 2500 Aisle. (Schedule is subject to change.)
Each Panel will be followed by a book signing.

Don't Mess With Texas: Local authors
9:00 am -9:45 am
Rachel Brady, Robin Allen, Deborah Crombie, Laura Elvebak, moderator Harry Hunsicker

Remember the Alibi: Traditional mysteries, a roundtable chat with the Women of Jungle Red
10:00 am -10:45 am
Hank Phillippi Ryan, Lucy Burdette, Deborah Crombie and Rosemary Harris, moderator Carol Fitzgerald, www.jungleredwriters.com
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys...and P.I.s and ex-cops and reporters...
11:00 am -11:45 am
Denise Hamilton, Cara Black, Martin Limon, Laura Elvebak, Moderator: Bill Crider

Well, Slap My Knee: What's so funny about murder?
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Joanna Slan, Rachel Brady, Maria Hudgins, Rosemary Harris, Moderator: Lucy Burdette

Brownbag Interview with Charles (Caroline) Todd with Hank Phillippi Ryan
1:00pm -1:45 pm

Don't Fence Me In: Mysteries Set in Foreign Countries
2:15 pm-3:00 pm
Cara Black, Deborah Crombie, Martin Limon,Charles (Caroline) Todd, Moderator: Maria Hudgins

Big Roundup: How to Find Out More about What's Happening in the Mystery Genre, Blogs, Websites, Conferences
3:15 pm -4:00 pm
Joanna Slan, Robin Allen, Harry Hunsicker, Denise Hamilton, Bill Crider, moderator Hank Phillippi Ryan

Sponsors :

Saturday, January 21 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Auditorium Speaker - Susan Cain Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
Theater
Description :

Susan Cain - author of the forthcoming Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Crown, January 2012) - will talk about how dramatically our culture misunderstands and undervalues introverts in this increasingly social world. She will address, based on the latest psychology and neuroscience, why she considers these advantageous traits and feels she owes her success to them. She will offer a perceptive critique of collaboration and outline a plethora of practical skills such as how to network if you hate small talk and how to modulate your personality according to circumstance. Cain blogs at http://ThePowerofIntroverts.com and is author of a "most e-mailed" New York Times article on the value of shyness and introversion. Sponsored by Random House

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 21 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
ALA Masters Series: Dallas Public Library on Re-imagining the Public Library in a Post-Recession Economy Forum/Update, Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
A2
Description :

Dallas Public Library is rethinking everything as it transitions out of the Great Recession of 2008. Mobile technology allows staff to deliver service at point of contact; an innovation incubator provides opportunities for assistance to those wanting to start a micro-business; and a renewed commitment to library services in a digital age has staff focused on the customer’s experience.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 21 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture - Jamal Joseph Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
Theater
Description :

Jamal Joseph, author of PANTHER BABY: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention (February 2012) who, in the 1960s, exhorted students at Columbia University to burn their college to the ground. Today he's Chair of their School of the Arts film division. His personal odyssey - from the streets of Harlem to Riker's Island (charged with conspiracy as one of the Panther 21 in one of the most emblematic criminal cases of the sixties) and Leavenworth to the halls of Columbia - is as gripping as it is inspiring.

Orphan, activist, subversive, urban guerilla, FBI fugitive, drug addict, drug counselor, convict, writer, poet, filmmaker, father, professor, youth advocate, and Oscar nominee Jamal Joseph lives with his wife and family in New York City.

Sponsored by Algonquin

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 22 - 9:00am

9:00am - 5:00pm
PopTop Stage - Romance Day Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall: Pop Top Stage
Description :

The PopTop Stage will focus on popular favorites including: Mystery, Romance and Story Telling. The PopTop Stage will feature readings, discussions and presentations. The PopTop Stage will be located in Exhibit Hall B of the Dallas Convention Center at the middle of the 2500 Aisle. (Schedule is subject to change.)
Each Panel will be followed by a book signing.

Historical Romance: From Dukes to Spies and Everything in Between
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Featuring: Elizabeth Essex and Lorraine Heath

From Sweet to Sexy: What’s Happening in Contemporary Romance
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Featuring: Jane Graves, Emily March, Francis Ray, and Lori Wilde

Wild about YA Romance
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Featuring: Rosemary Clement-Moore, Trinity Faegen, and Rachel Hawthorne

Spotlight on Romantic Suspense
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Featuring: Jo Davis, Diane Kelly, and Kay Thomas

A Closer Look at Paranormal Romance
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Featuring: Shayla Black, Candace Havens, Kerrelyn Sparks, and J.D. Tyler

Sponsors :

Sunday, January 22 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Auditorium Speaker - John Green Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
Theater
Description :

John Green, wildly popular among librarians, is well-known for his thoughtful, entertaining presentations. He'll address how social networking relates to literature and how librarians can reach patrons through fun and inventive social networking. An unparalleled social networker himself, Green has more than 1,125,000 Twitter followers while has vlogbrothers YouTube channel has 500,000 subscribers and almost 125 million downloads (http://youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers). It is in the Top 100 most subscribed channels of all time on YouTube and is consistently in the Top 100 most viewed daily videos. Green's appearance at Midwinter, sponsored by Penguin Young Readers, kicks off the tour for his upcoming book, The Fault in Our Stars (Dutton/January 2012), which has already received wide attention following his YouTube announcement that he would personally sign the entire first print run.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 22 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
ALA Masters Series: World Book Night Forum/Update, Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
A2
Description :

World Book Night is a one million free book giveaway to underserved readers across America on April 23, 2012. Librarians, as well as booksellers, will be asked to be volunteer book givers, AND libraries and bookstores will be the drop points for the books. Come hear how you can be a part of this important campaign. Read more now at http://www.worldbooknight.com .

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 22 - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm
ALA President's Program - Rich Harwood Presidents program, Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
Theater
Description :

Called "one of the great thinkers in American public life," Richard C. Harwood has – over the past twenty years – become a leading national authority on improving America’s communities, raising standards of political conduct and re-engaging citizens on today’s most complex and controversial public issues. He is the president and founder of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation – a catalytic nonprofit dedicated to helping people imagine and act for the public good.
Rich’s unique voice stirs up a desire to make a difference using the turn outward approach – a guide to making public life more hope-filled. He has inspired thousands of people to step forward and take action rooted in their community and stay true to themselves with easy steps designed to get even the most cynical moving. Rich whole-heartedly believes that you can stay true to yourself and have impact.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, January 23 - 9:00am

9:00am - 2:00pm
PopTop Stage - Story Telling Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall: Pop Top Stage
Description :

The PopTop Stage will focus on popular favorites including: Mystery, Romance and Story Telling. The PopTop Stage will feature readings, discussions and presentations. The PopTop Stage will be located in Exhibit Hall B of the Dallas Convention Center at the middle of the 2500 Aisle. (Schedule is subject to change.)
Each Panel will be followed by a book signing.

Hosted by the National Storytelling Network
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Schedule To Be Announced.

Sponsors :

Monday, January 23 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibits Closing & Wrap Up Rev Up Celebration with Lisa Loeb Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
Theater
Description :

Join us Monday afternoon to close the exhibits and rev up for the Annual Conference in Anaheim. Starting in the exhibits hall, there will be discount sales and exhibitors will be offering special giveaways in their booths. Pop star Lisa Loeb brings her wit, wacky humor, and sparkling creativity to the page in "Lisa Loeb's Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake" and "Other Zany Songs" for her first children's songbook - featuring a CD with four original silly songs plus six all-time kids' favorites! Lisa has also recorded two award-winning children's CD's: "Catch the Moon" (with noted children's musical artist Elizabeth Mitchell) and "Camp Lisa." Lisa created the Camp Lisa Foundation to send children to summer camp who otherwise would not have the opportunity. For more information, go to www.lisaloeb.com or follow her on Twitter @lisaloeb4real.
Sponsored by Sterling Children's Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)