Preliminary Program

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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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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
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 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
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
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
ACRL Copyright Discussion Group
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The ACRL Copyright Discussion Group reviews and discusses legislative, judicial and regulatory developments related to copyright and libraries in higher education.

Interests :
Copyright, Digitization, Distance Learning, Ebooks, Emerging Technologies
Content Area :
Updates/Briefings
Type of Library :
Academic, Research Library
ACRL Heads of Public Services Discussion Group
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Join us for a discussion of topics related to leadership of academic library public service operations and innovations.

Interests :
Public Services
Type of Library :
Academic, Research Library
ACRL Philosophical, Religion, & Theology Discussion Group
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ACRL Philosophical, Religion, & Theology Discussion Group

Interests :
Collection Development, Reference Services
Type of Library :
Academic, Research Library
ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group Meeting
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Learn about measuring student retention while sharing ideas and inspiration with peers!

Join the DG for a 30 minute conversation-starter panel, followed by birds-of-a-feather discussions led by panelists.

Interests :
Accreditation, Administration and Management, Assessment and Evaluation, Information Literacy, Research and Statistics
Content Area :
Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Type of Library :
Academic, Community College, Research Library, Undergraduate
Affiliate Leadership Summit (AASL) [Closed]
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Meeting of the members of the affiliate leaders of the American Association of School Librarians.

Interests :
Children's Services, Networking, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Type of Library :
Elementary School, High School, Middle School, School / Media Center
ALA Kitchen Table Conversations
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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We asked for your feedback, and we got it! ALA is influential and great for networking -- but we can also be too complex, sometimes bureaucratic, and we send a lot of email. Well, we heard you loud and clear, and we are working on it. Help us stay on track. Through a series of “kitchen table conversations” at the 2015 Annual Conference, attendees will gather to dig deeper into the ALA member experience. Topics may include joining and renewing, reducing email “chatter,” and making sure you get the information that matters most to you. You do the talking; we’ll be there to listen, learn, and then act. Please participate in the conversation and help us shape a new ALA together.

ALA Kitchen Table Conversations
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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Description :

We asked for your feedback, and we got it! ALA is influential and great for networking -- but we can also be too complex, sometimes bureaucratic, and we send a lot of email. Well, we heard you loud and clear, and we are working on it. Help us stay on track. Through a series of “kitchen table conversations” at the 2015 Annual Conference, attendees will gather to dig deeper into the ALA member experience. Topics may include joining and renewing, reducing email “chatter,” and making sure you get the information that matters most to you. You do the talking; we’ll be there to listen, learn, and then act. Please participate in the conversation and help us shape a new ALA together.

ALA Kitchen Table Conversations
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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Description :

We asked for your feedback, and we got it! ALA is influential and great for networking -- but we can also be too complex, sometimes bureaucratic, and we send a lot of email. Well, we heard you loud and clear, and we are working on it. Help us stay on track. Through a series of “kitchen table conversations” at the 2015 Annual Conference, attendees will gather to dig deeper into the ALA member experience. Topics may include joining and renewing, reducing email “chatter,” and making sure you get the information that matters most to you. You do the talking; we’ll be there to listen, learn, and then act. Please participate in the conversation and help us shape a new ALA together.

ALA Kitchen Table Conversations
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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Description :

We asked for your feedback, and we got it! ALA is influential and great for networking -- but we can also be too complex, sometimes bureaucratic, and we send a lot of email. Well, we heard you loud and clear, and we are working on it. Help us stay on track. Through a series of “kitchen table conversations” at the 2015 Annual Conference, attendees will gather to dig deeper into the ALA member experience. Topics may include joining and renewing, reducing email “chatter,” and making sure you get the information that matters most to you. You do the talking; we’ll be there to listen, learn, and then act. Please participate in the conversation and help us shape a new ALA together.

ALA Kitchen Table Conversations
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Meeting Type :
Description :

We asked for your feedback, and we got it! ALA is influential and great for networking -- but we can also be too complex, sometimes bureaucratic, and we send a lot of email. Well, we heard you loud and clear, and we are working on it. Help us stay on track. Through a series of “kitchen table conversations” at the 2015 Annual Conference, attendees will gather to dig deeper into the ALA member experience. Topics may include joining and renewing, reducing email “chatter,” and making sure you get the information that matters most to you. You do the talking; we’ll be there to listen, learn, and then act. Please participate in the conversation and help us shape a new ALA together.

ALA Kitchen Table Conversations
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Meeting Type :
Description :

We asked for your feedback, and we got it! ALA is influential and great for networking -- but we can also be too complex, sometimes bureaucratic, and we send a lot of email. Well, we heard you loud and clear, and we are working on it. Help us stay on track. Through a series of “kitchen table conversations” at the 2015 Annual Conference, attendees will gather to dig deeper into the ALA member experience. Topics may include joining and renewing, reducing email “chatter,” and making sure you get the information that matters most to you. You do the talking; we’ll be there to listen, learn, and then act. Please participate in the conversation and help us shape a new ALA together.

ALA Kitchen Table Conversations
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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Description :

We asked for your feedback, and we got it! ALA is influential and great for networking -- but we can also be too complex, sometimes bureaucratic, and we send a lot of email. Well, we heard you loud and clear, and we are working on it. Help us stay on track. Through a series of “kitchen table conversations” at the 2015 Annual Conference, attendees will gather to dig deeper into the ALA member experience. Topics may include joining and renewing, reducing email “chatter,” and making sure you get the information that matters most to you. You do the talking; we’ll be there to listen, learn, and then act. Please participate in the conversation and help us shape a new ALA together.

ALA Kitchen Table Conversations
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Meeting Type :
Description :

We asked for your feedback, and we got it! ALA is influential and great for networking -- but we can also be too complex, sometimes bureaucratic, and we send a lot of email. Well, we heard you loud and clear, and we are working on it. Help us stay on track. Through a series of “kitchen table conversations” at the 2015 Annual Conference, attendees will gather to dig deeper into the ALA member experience. Topics may include joining and renewing, reducing email “chatter,” and making sure you get the information that matters most to you. You do the talking; we’ll be there to listen, learn, and then act. Please participate in the conversation and help us shape a new ALA together.

ALA Planning & Budget Assembly (PBA)
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Description :

To assist the ALA Executive Board and the Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC), there shall be a Planning and Budget Assembly (PBA) which shall consist of one representative of each division, ALA committee, round table, and five councilors-at-large and five councilors from chapters. The duties of the Planning and Budget Assembly are to study the budget and planning documents submitted by the ALA Executive Board, raise questions concerning them, and offer suggestions to the ALA Executive Board and Budget Analysis and Review Committee.

Interests :
Budget Planning and Finance
Content Area :
Updates/Briefings
Type of Library :
All
ALA Prompt Book Meeting I [Closed]
ALA
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ALA president and others meet to review Council agenda and script prior to each ALA Council meeting.

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Exclusive to group members
Content Area :
Updates/Briefings
Type of Library :
Other

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