How Libraries Work! 2011 New Hampshire Library Association Spring 
Featured Presenters
From left to right: David Macaulay, Cynthia Lord, Brunonia Barry, Leslie Poston

David Macaulay will present the Catherine Redden Lecture on Thursday, May 5th at 10:15 AM.

Macaulay's books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages.  Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award.  In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given "to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations."  Macaulay's books include Black and White, The New Way Things Work, The Way We Work, and Built to Last.  He lives with his family in Vermont.

Cynthia Lord will present "Access-Ability: Including and Serving Patrons with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome" on Thursday, May 5th at 3:00 PM.

Cynthia Lord is the author of several books for children.  Her Newbery Honor-awarded debut novel, Rules, features the relationship between a 12-year-old girl and her younger, Autistic brother.  The book was informed by Lord's own experiences raising a son with Autism.  She lives in Maine with her family.

Brunonia Barry will be the plated-lunch speaker on Friday, May 6th at 11:45 AM.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Brunonia Barry made her literary debut with the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling novel The Lace Reader.  The book landed on international bestseller lists and received rave reviews from publications such as Time magazine, People, Elle, The Washington Post, and The Dallas Morning News, and from writers, including Joshilyn Jackson and Marisa de los Santos. Published in 30 languages, The Lace Reader was named a People magazine People Pick, a two-time Borders Book Club selection, a Barnes & Noble New Reads pick, an Best of the Month, a 2008 Indie Next Highlights List, an iTunes and Library Journal Best of 2008 (audiobook), and a Book Bloggers Best Book of 2008.

Leslie Poston will present "Harness the Power of Twitter" on Friday, May 6th at 3:00 PM.

Leslie Poston, co-author of Twitter for Dummies (now in its 2nd edition), is a speaker and leading authority in emerging media, transmedia, brand and business development with a concentration in food, wine, spirits, off-beat brands, corporations, music and film.  She is the Founder and CEO of Magnitude Media, formerly Uptown Uncorked, emerging media and business development consultancy and the Founder of Social Mic. She was also the Co-Founder of Film Pop!, a digital and new media services development agency for independent film.  A firm believer in translating online relationships and successes into the offline world, she has also founded Social Media Breakfast New Hampshire, PodCamp NH and the nationwide Strong Women in Tech initiative. She sits on several Boards of Directors, including Portsmouth Public Media.