ALA-APA Programs for the People at ALA Annual Conference

Toot Your Own Horn

Monday, July 13, 8:00 – 10:00 am, MCP W-178b

Donna Cardillo, RN ( is a nurse, career development “guru,” professional keynote speaker, author, consultant, and columnist. She knows that librarians, like nurses, don’t get the status and credibility they deserve, so she’ll tell us how to change that!

Love the Work, Hate the Job

Monday, July 13, 10:30 am -12:00 pm, MCP W-178b

Why do more and more Americans express dissatisfaction with their jobs while their work has become more intellectually challenging and less physically exhausting? Hear David Kusnet, author of Love the Work, Hate the Job, tell the stories of workers fighting less for better pay and benefits, and more for respect and a say in the future of their business. He will also address his argument that indiscriminate cost-cutting and the pursuit of short-term profits prevent the best workers from doing their best work.