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The programs and sessions that you'll find here are preliminary listings. More programs, sessions, and details will be added throughout the spring, descriptions will be updated, and by the time everything is finalized, you'll have more than 2,000 programs, sessions, events, and other opportunities to choose among. The full program and Scheduler will be available in mid-May.

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"But We're Neutral!" And Other Librarian Fictions Confronted by #critlib
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Twitter chats are an opportunity for synchronous bursts of conversation on current topics. We started the #critlib chat to build a conversation about issues of critical pedagogy in academic libraries, but topics have grown to include library assessment, gender in RDA, and library responses to social justice actions in our communities. Publicly exploring our assumptions about our profession is sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes fiery, and always an opportunity for growth and action. This panel presentation and discussion will examine how we talk--and don't talk--about critical issues surrounding the profession and our identity within it.

Interests :
Intellectual Freedom, Social Change, Social Media & Networks
Content Area :
Transforming: Services
Type of Library :
Academic
"The Purpose Based Library" -- Finding your path to survival, Success and Growth
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Public libraries that streamline and improve customer services, can eliminate wasteful activities and bring down costs. Building on this foundation, libraries can create real growth opportunities through concentrating on their true mission and purpose, and without spending a lot more money. With a focus on putting ideas into action, the presenters will discuss new ways to think about metrics, reexamine customer self-driven services, leveraging the considerable footprint of libraries, identify and assess community needs while realigning library services accordingly, and offering cutting-edge services and programs.

Interests :
Administration and Management, Assessment and Evaluation, Leadership, Organizational Change, Outsourcing, Personnel and Staffing, Social Change
Content Area :
Transforming: Services
Type of Library :
Public
(CANCELLED) Feminists' Night at the Movies
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(THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED) Come and have an entertainal night at the movies with the SRRT Feminist Task Force (movies still being selected).

Interests :
Diversity
Type of Library :
All
2015 ALSC Membership Meeting
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Join your fellow ALSC members at the Membership Meeting where Ellen Riordian, ALSC President, will share ALSC's accomplishments and
initiatives. Members will engage in a facilitated discussion about issues
impacting youth services and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Interests :
Children's Services
Content Area :
Updates/Briefings
2015 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Awards Banquet [$]
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Join us for this gala occasion celebrating the Newbery and Caldecott
Medalists and Honorees, authors and illustrators of the year’s most
distinguished books for children, and this year's Wilder Award winner. Cocktails (cash bar) available prior to
dinner; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door and a
limited number of tickets will be available at Onsite Registration until
noon Friday. Pre-registration required, $94 individual tickets
(non-assigned seating). Reserved table seating (ten seats) available. Table
reservations must be made directly with the ALSC office. Details at
http://www.ala.org/alsc/banquet.

Interests :
Children's Literature
Cost :
$94.00
Content Area :
Books & Authors
21st Annual Reference Research Forum
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The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs where attendees can learn about notable projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.

Interests :
Adult Services, Children's Services, Collection Development, Electronic Resources, Emerging Technologies, Reference Services, Research and Statistics, Resource Sharing, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Content Area :
Transforming: Services
Type of Library :
All
A Discussion Forum on Challenges and Opportunities for Reference and Instruction at the Point of Need
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The results of a survey conducted by the committee earlier this year will be briefly discussed followed by a short presentation and breakout sessions on related topics.

Interests :
Instruction, Reference Services
Content Area :
Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Type of Library :
Academic, Community College, Public
A Screening of The 50 Year Argument: A Martin Scorsese Film Celebrating the Legacy of The New York Review of Books
UNO
Unofficial Event
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Join us for a screening of Martin Scorsese's highly-anticipated latest film, The 50 Year Argument an "incisive portrait of a vanguard cultural institution" (Variety). Scorsese and longtime documentary collaborator David Tedeschi ride the waves of literary, political, and cultural history as charted by the influential publication, The New York Review of Books, America’s leading journal of ideas for over 50 years. Told through Scorsese's inimitable and energetic documentary style, this provocative film explores the power of ideas in shaping history. The film weaves rarely seen archival footage of cultural icons, newly filmed interviews with many of the Review’s current contributors with original footage reflecting the humming, restless energy of the paper's brilliant and charismatic editor Robert Silvers at work in the Review’s West Village offices.The film will be followed by a Q+A with one of the celebrated journalists who is featured in the documentary.

Interests :
Ethics, Intellectual Freedom, Popular Culture, Public Programs, Social Media & Networks
Type of Library :
All
A Tale of Two Cities: NYPL and CPL Wi-Fi Lending Projects
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In an effort to close the digital divide and address the lack of broadband access among low-income residents, New York Public Library’s “Check Out the Internet,” and Chicago Public Library’s “Internet to Go” services allow patrons to check out and take home Wi-Fi hotspots. This program will describe the approaches each library took to attack the problem of the digital divide in their cities, provide an update, discuss lessons learned and plans for the future.

Interests :
Technology
Content Area :
Transforming: Services
Type of Library :
All
AAP/LibraryReads Mystery Authors' Panel
UNO
Unofficial Event
Description :

Join the AAP and LibraryReads for a Mystery Authors' Panel and hear from five exciting new authors, sponsored by the AAP Library Marketing Committee. Authors include:

• John Katzenbach, author of The Dead Student (Mysterious Press)
• Cara Black, author of Murder on the Champ de Mars (Soho Crime)
• Kate White, author of The Wrong Man (Harper Paperbacks)
• Keith McCafferty, author of Crazy Mountain Kiss (Viking)
• Allison Brennan, author of Compulsion (Minotaur Books/Macmillan)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Interests :
Adult Services, Collection Development, Public Programs, Readers' Advisory
Type of Library :
All
AAP/LIBRARYREADS’ BOOK-A-LICIOUS BREAKFAST!
UNO
Unofficial Event
Description :

The AAP and LibraryReads invite you to hear from six fantastic authors in a breakfast sponsored by the AAP Library Marketing Committee. Book signing to follow event.

Hear from authors:
Charles Belfoure, author of House of Thieves (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno (Hogarth)
Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You (Penguin Books)
Nnedi Okorafor, author of Lagoon (Simon & Schuster/Saga Press)
Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches (Little, Brown & Co.)
Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed (Picador/Macmillan)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Interests :
Collection Development, Librarianship, Public Programs, Readers' Advisory
Type of Library :
All
AAP’S CHILDREN’S & TEEN AUTHOR SPEED DATING EVENT
UNO
Unofficial Event
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Join 24 authors from 19 AAP publishing houses in a lightning round speed-dating event, brought to you by the AAP Children's Library Marketing Committee.

Elana Arnold, The Question of Miracles (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Kathleen Baldwin, A School for Unusual Girls (Tor/Forge Books/Tor Teen)
Lizi Boyd, Big Bear, little chair (Chronicle Books)
Martha Brockenbrough, The Game of Love and Death (Arthur A. Levine Books)
Monica Brown, Lola Levine is Not Mean! (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After (Harper)
Joshua Davis, Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/FSG Originals)
Tania del Rio, Warren the 13th (Quirk Books)
Matt Faulkner, Gaijin: American Prisoner of War (Disney-Hyperion)
Kim Griswell, Rufus Goes to Sea (Sterling Children’s Books)
Tamara Ireland Stone, Every Last Word (Disney-Hyperion)
Stephen T. Johnson, Alphabet School (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books)
Estelle Laure, This Raging Light (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Amy Lukavics, Daughter Unto Devils (Harlequin TEEN)
Paige McKenzie, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One
(Weinstein Books/The Perseus Books Group)
Sebastian Meschenmoser, Mr. Squirrel and the Moon (NorthSouth Books)
Yvonne Prinz, If You’re Lucky (Algonquin Young Readers)
Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Where Are My Books? (Simon & Schuster/
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Lev Rosen, Woundabout (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Barney Saltzberg, Redbird: Friends Come in Different Sizes (Workman)
Allan Stratton, The Dogs (Sourcebooks Fire)
Craig Thompson, Space Dumplins (Scholastic)
Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek, Dirtmeister’s Nitty Gritty Planet Earth: All About Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, & Even Dirt! (National Geographic Kids Books)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Interests :
Acquisitions, Children's Literature, Children's Services, Collection Development, Independent Librarians, Librarianship, Library School Education, Marketing, Public Programs, Rural and Small Libraries, Urban Libraries, Young Adult Literature, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library :
Elementary School, High School, Library School, Middle School, Public, Rural, School / Media Center, Student, Tribal, Urban
Academic Friends and Development Officers Discussion Group
UNITED
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Join your colleagues from universities and community colleges around the country to discuss best practices for raising funds and the promotion of the academic library.

Interests :
Community Engagement, Friends Groups, Fundraising, Public Relations, Foundations
Type of Library :
Academic, Community College
Academic Integrity: An Opportunity for Faculty Development
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At UC Berkeley the Library is part of a campus-wide task force that is beginning to use faculty concern about plagiarism and cheating as a faculty development opportunity. Flipping the script to a focus on how to support faculty and students in understanding and practicing Academic Integrity, rather than focusing on punishment, also opens the door to improved teaching and learning. Attendees will brainstorm about how librarians can be an important part of this process.

Interests :
Information Literacy, Instruction, Partnerships, Scholarly Communication
Content Area :
Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Type of Library :
Academic
Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group
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Meeting of the Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group

Type of Library :
Academic, Research Library
Access to Government Information: the Case of US and China
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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In the US and China, a wide-range of sources are available to access government information. The sources in the US range from local to Federal government. Users can access government information either by using federal depository libraries or through Internet connection. In China, users can access government information through government gazettes, government websites and press conferences, or state archives and public libraries, as well as through newspapers, television and other methods. This presentations will explore how users are able to access government information in the US and China, will look at the history of the development of government information in the two countries, sources that could be used to access government information, and discuss the policies governing them. It will further explore where the differences and similarities are in accessing government information in the US and China.

Type of Library :
Government
Acquisitions Managers and Vendors Interest Group
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Let the Bidding Begin : Ruminations on the RFP Process from the Vendor, Cooperative, & Library Perspectives

Request For Proposal (RFP) is a process most librarians encounter and something all library service groups and companies have experience with. In this session we will look at the three viewpoints: Academic/University Librarian, Not-For-Profit organization, and Vendor representative. The Academic/University librarian will address both generic and specific items (to his university) that are considered essential in an RFP. The Not-for-profit organization representative will look at both how they respond to RFP as well as what they require in an RFP, having a unique perspective of both sending out and receiving RFPs. The Vendor representative will review how the vendor reviews and responds to RFP, including what is wished for and what is often missing.

Speakers:
· Mike Thompson, Head of Acquisitions at the University of Houston
· Arta Kabashi, Consulting and Education Services Manager at Amigos Library Services
· Carol Seiler, Account Services Manager at EBSCO Information Services

Interests :
Acquisitions, Administration and Management, Partnerships, Trends and Forecasting
Content Area :
Transforming: E-Book & Collections
Type of Library :
All
Acquisitions, Collection Development, Electronic Resources, and ILL, Oh My!: Connecting Users to What They Want!
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STARS ILL committee proposes a lightning round session covering the following topics: 1) How patron ILL requests influence collection development; 2) How demand driven acquisition of physical and electronic books affect interlibrary loan; 3) Outline the changes made by one Interlibrary Loan department to adapt to the current ILL environment; 4) What Occam’s Reader can do to allow interlibrary loan of electronic books.

Interests :
Acquisitions, Collection Development, Electronic Resources, Librarianship, Reference Services, Resource Sharing
Content Area :
Transforming: Services
Type of Library :
All
ACRL 101 & Membership Meeting (ACRL)
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ACRL leaders will meet with the first-time attendees and explain how to get the most out of the ALA Annual Conference experiences as well as opportunities for engagement with ACRL. A membership meeting (30 minutes) will be followed by the orientation program.

Interests :
Professional Development, Recruitment
Content Area :
Career Development
Type of Library :
Academic, Research Library
ACRL Assessment Discussion Group
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Open session to discuss assessment activities among colleagues. Participants are invited to bring topics as well as engage in lively discussion.

Interests :
Assessment and Evaluation, Project Management, Research and Statistics, Strategic Planning, Trends and Forecasting
Content Area :
Core Values
Type of Library :
All

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