Saturday, Oct. 18th
9:00 - 12 Noon
Committee Meetings
Check in with Committee Chair


Registration Opens
1:00 - 2:25 pmBattisti & Benedetti Serve it up!
Jerene Battisti, Education and Teen Services Coordinator, King County Library System
Angelina Benedetti, Cluster Manager, King County Library System.
Feast Your Eyes – Genres, Part I
B&B will whet your appetite with this feast of new books for teens and readers who love them.  Divided thematically, this menu presents new fiction and nonfiction for middle school, junior high, and high school readers —including fantasies, biographies, fun fiction, historical and realistic fiction books.  Each participant will take away an annotated
bibliography of approximately 100 titles, an understanding of recent trends in publishing, and plenty of great stories to share.

Debbie B. Ford
Literature Specialist, Junior Library Guild

2014’s Best of the Best K-6
What are the latest and greatest fiction and nonfiction titles for 2014? With so little time, where are the free resources to support the use of these books in a school library program? Join literature specialist, Deborah B. Ford for a fast-paced, motivating workshop that will inform and inspire you. Participants will leave with an annotated bibliography, a plethora of implementation ideas, and view a new award-winning free resource she’s created.
2:35 - 4:00 pm
Battisti & Benedetti - 2nd Course! Feast Your Eyes – Genres, Part II

B&B continue the feast with new genre line-up.

Heather McNeil
Youth Services Librarian, Deschutes Co. Library
OLA's Librarian of the Year, 2014

Story Telling Skills for Story Time
Want to make your story times more engaging and interactive? 
Join a nationally recognized, award-winning storyteller and Oregon's Librarian of the Year Heather McNeil, as she offers tips for reading aloud picture books and nonfiction, including using different voices, pacing and participation.  Fun is guaranteed! 
 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Vendor Exhibits Open
Exhibits open and ready to welcome attendees.
 5:00 - 7:00 pm
 Reception & No Host Bar
Awards -- Author Signing
Vendor Exhibits Open
Join us for hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar!                   
Relax and enjoy each others' company and our awards presentations. 
Convene with our Vendor Exhibitors and get personal attention.
Meet Angela Johnson at her author/book signing table.  

 7:30 - 9:00 pmAn Evening with
Angela Johnson

Diversity, Race & Culture in Schools

Angela Johnson is a three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, and a two time honoree.  This award annually recognizes outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.  Angela has also won the Michael L. Printz Award, an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature, and she is a recipient of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award, given to recognize and encourage authors and illustrators starting out in the field of children’s books.

Hailed as a leading voice in both young-adult and children’s literature, Angela’s books celebrate African-American families, history and relationships.  As one book reviewer eloquently stated, “Angela’s stories touch readers in ways that endure.  Rich with memorable characters, lyricism and meaning, Johnson transports us to new places and keeps us there by exploring the threads that connect us.”  

Clearly, Ms. Johnson has a unique talent for reaching readers of all ages, and in recognition of her talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow.  Born in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1961, she grew up on Alabama and Ohio.

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