It's time again to find out what's hot in libraries, develop new skills, and reconnect with friends and colleagues... plus everything else that Atlantic City has to offer!
Full registration for the Conference includes: access to the exhibit hall and vendor demonstrations, NJLA President's Program, exciting keynotes from popular speakers, valuable experiences like the resume review service, an abundance of quality programs on hot topics, a variety of great social events, and much more!
When you register for the full Conference you get access to all events June 4-5, except for preconferences and ticketed events.
Register for the Conference online, or download the print form below.
And hotel registration for Revel Resorts is available here.
• Reservations must be made by May 18, 2013
Jeff Kinney, NYTimes bestselling author and multi-award winner (including several Garden State Children's Book Awards) will be attending the Garden State Book Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 5. Prior to the luncheon he will be signing books at Ovation Hall from 11 am - noon only.
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UNITE HERE, a union organizing group, is continuing its campaign against the NJLA in protest of our use of Revel in Atlantic City for our annual conference. NJLA regularly monitors the situation. While we understand and value the role of unions, Revel employees have not expressed a desire to organize at this time. We are not aware of any current complaint on file with the National Labor Relations Board or of any allegations of unfair labor practices at Revel. NJLA will be filing a Freedom of Information Act request with the NLRB to make certain there are no outstanding complaints against Revel and/or UNITE HERE.
UNITE HERE’s increasingly aggressive campaign against NJLA and its members is unwarranted and unfair. NJLA is committed to honoring the contract with Revel we signed in good faith over a year ago, before the Revel opened. We do not anticipate any problems for our attendees at the 2013 NJLA Annual Conference.
A full statement from NJLA is attached.
A full statement from Revel about Local 54's actions is attachedNJLA Statement About Conference At Revel, Statement from Revel's General Counsel Regarding Local 54
|Laura Lippman, New York Times Best-Selling Crime Fiction Author||
Laura Lippman was a reporter for 20 years, 12 of which were spent at the Baltimore Sun. Her Tess Monaghan books: By a Spider's Thread, The Last Place, The Sugar House, Baltimore Blues, Charm City, Butchers Hill, No Good Deeds, In Big Trouble, Another Thing to Fall, and The Girl in the Green Raincoat, have won every major mystery prize including the Edgar, Shamus, Agatha, Anthony, and Nero Wolfe Awards, and her novel, In a Strange City, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Lippman is a sought-after keynote speaker for library programs and community events across the country. Lippman's latest book, The Most Dangerous Thing (William Morrow), is set once again in the well-wrought environs of Lippman's beloved Baltimore, and is the shadowy tale of a group of onetime friends forced to confront a dark past they've each tried to bury following the death of one of their own. Rich in the compassion and insight into flawed human nature that has become a Lippman trademark while telling an absolutely gripping story, Lippman will not be confined by genre restrictions, reaching out instead to captivate a wide, diverse audience, from Harlan Coben and Kate Atkinson fans to readers of Jodi Picoult and Kathryn Stockett. Lippman is also the author of five previous stand-alone novels: To the Power of Three, Every Secret Thing, What the Dead Know (winner of the Quill Award for Best Mystery), Life Sentences, and I'd Know You Anywhere (the last three were New York Times best-sellers). In 2008, Lippman's award-winning short stories were anthologized for the first time in one volume, along with an original novella, under the title Hardly Knew Her. That year also marked Lippman's serialization in the New York Times Magazine with The Girl in the Green Raincoat, a continuation of her P.I. character Tess Monaghan. Lippman grew up in Baltimore and attended Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her other newspaper jobs included the Waco Tribune-Herald and the San Antonio Light. A recipient of the first Mayor's Prize for Literary Excellence and the first genre writer to receive the Author of the Year Award issued by the Maryland Library Association, she and her husband, David Simon, live in Baltimore, New Orleans, and New York.
|June 4, 2013 - 11:20am|
|Stephen Abram, Renowned Library Trend Watcher and Innovator||
Stephen Abram, MLS, is a strategy and direction planning consultant for libraries and the information industry as Managing Principal at Lighthouse Partners, an associate of Dysart & Jones. He is a renowned library trend watcher and innovator and author of Stephen’s Lighthouse blog, one of the most popular blogs in librarianship (http://stephenslighthouse.com).
|June 5, 2013 - 11:20am|