You’re Invited: Innovative Salon at ALA 2019


We invite you and your library peers to join us Saturday June 22 – Sunday June 23 from 8am until 5pm in the Innovative Salon to share ideas, recharge, and eat.

The Innovative team is excited to announce that we’re hosting a series of short thought-leadership talks during the weekend ALA Annual. The Innovative Salon takes its name from the historic version of Salons – meetings of intellectuals to share ideas. And of course, we’ll have plenty of food and exclusive giveaways only for Salon attendees.

Location: Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, about 2 blocks from the Convention Center. Go to “Meeting Room” level and Meeting Room #5

Time: Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23 from 8am until 5pm

Why go? Relax and take a break from the excitement of ALA, grab a bite, and exchange ideas with peers. Free food at breakfast and lunch, snacks available all day.

Featured Innovative Salon Speakers

8 - 9 amInspiring Discovery by Kathryn Harnish, SVP of Product Strategy at Innovative

Key Performance Indicators for Public Libraries by Phillip Berg Executive Director of MAIN Consortium
12 -1 pmPIMA’s Library Restorative Practices for Youth by Michelle Simon, Deputy Director Pima County Public Library

Innovative Corporate Update by Shaheen Javadizadeh, CEO of Innovative
8 - 9 amNetworking Breakfast

Innovative Corporate Update by Shaheen Javadizadeh, CEO of Innovative
12 -1 pmNegotiate Statewide e-textbook Pricing by Gwen Evans, Executive Director and Amy Pawlowski, Deputy Director of OhioLINK

The Public Library Director’s Toolkit by Kate Hall, Executive Director, Northbrook Public Library and Kathy Parker former Director of Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library