Friday November 9 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Is the high rate of technological change your greatest asset or worst nightmare as a library leader? Please join us for the annual Leadership and Management Section (LAMS) Luncheon with national library technology consultant Carson Block [http://www.carsonblock.com/] and be inspired to position your library to thrive no matter what "gifts" technology might offer in the future. Carson will show you visionary ways to spot your own opportunities in the midst of chaos, and to powerfully select technology to serve your patrons and support your staff -- all in a fun manner as familiar as your old card catalog and as comfortable as your favorite pair of sneakers.
RASS Noted Author Luncheon
Hillary Jordan, author of the international bestseller and book club favorite, Mudbound, is coming to talk about her best-selling novel When She Woke. Join us for this ticketed event to where you will get deeper insight into Hillary Jordan's novels, hear her about her future works, and learn about her writing processes.
Hillary Jordan received her BA in English and Political Science from Wellesley College and spent fifteen years working as an advertising copywriter before starting to write fiction. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.
Her first novel, Mudbound, was published in 2008 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, HarperCollins Canada, and Random House UK. It won the 2006 Bellwether Prize, founded by Barbara Kingsolver and awarded biennially to an unpublished debut novel that addresses issues of social justice, and a 2009 Alex Award from the American Library Association. Mudbound was also the 2008 NAIBA (New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Assoc.) Fiction Book of the Year and was long-listed for the 2009 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Paste Magazine named it one of the Top Ten Debut Novels of the Decade. It has been translated into French, Italian and Serbian. Swedish, Norwegian, and Turkish editions are forthcoming in 2012.
Her second novel, When She Woke, was published in October 2011, by Algonquin and HarperCollins Canada, and in April 2012 by HarperCollins UK. It is currently being translated into French, German, Spanish, Turkish, and Chinese.
Hillary grew up in Dallas, TX and Muskogee, OK. She lives in Brooklyn.
YSS Empire State Award Luncheon
YSS is pleased to present the 2012 Empire State Award for Excellence in Literature for Young People to Bruce Coville. He is the author of the Magic Shopbooks, the Sixth Grade Alien series and the My Teacher is An Alien series as well as many other titles. His latest book Always October was published in August. Bruce recently collaborated with Elizabeth Levy to write Amber Brown is Tickled Pink. He is also the founder of Full Cast Audio, an audiobook company dedicated to creating unabridged, full cast recordings of the best in children’s and young adult literature.