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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.

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Intellectual Freedom, Social Change, Social Media & Networks
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Transforming: Services
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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.

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Administration and Management, Assessment and Evaluation, Leadership, Organizational Change, Outsourcing, Personnel and Staffing, Social Change
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Transforming: Services
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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).

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Diversity
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All
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.

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Adult Services, Children's Services, Collection Development, Electronic Resources, Emerging Technologies, Reference Services, Research and Statistics, Resource Sharing, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
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Transforming: Services
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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.

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Technology
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Transforming: Services
Type of Library :
All
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
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Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Type of Library :
Academic
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.

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Government
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.

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Acquisitions, Collection Development, Electronic Resources, Librarianship, Reference Services, Resource Sharing
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Transforming: Services
Type of Library :
All
Adult Literacy through Libraries: Building a National Movement
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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According to the Program for the International Assessment for Adult Competencies, one in six American adults struggles with basic literacy. Public libraries help meet this need through such services as high interest/low level collections and tutoring. The Adult Literacy through Libraries Action Agenda guides libraries through this work. Attendees will participate in facilitated dialogue about how they might implement the plan and promote a national movement for library literacy. The Agenda can be downloaded at: http://www.proliteracy.org/downloads/libraryactionagenda.pdf

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Literacy
Adventures in the Archives
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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The Bay Area is a focal point for the non-traditional in American Culture, including non-traditional repositories of materials that lie outside the realms of books and manuscripts. Join moderator Jessica Smith, collections manager at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, as she discusses collecting, preserving, and providing access to materials documenting creative work in the fields of cartooning, motion picture production, and more with Andrew Farago from the Cartoon Art Museum, Corry Kanzenberg from theCharles M. Schulz Museum, Juliet Roth and Christine Freeman from Pixar Studios, and Miki Bulos from theLucas Research Library at Skywalker Ranch.

Presented by the Graphic Novels & Comics Member Initiative Group

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Acquisitions, Archives, Popular Culture, Special Collections
Content Area :
Books & Authors
Type of Library :
All
Advocating for a Library Future
Affiliate Organization
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How do we protect our libraries for future generations? Despite overwhelming community support for libraries, budget cuts have reduced hours and services; prompted layoffs, hiring freezes, and deprofessionalization; and threatened collections and locations. Learn how library workers have united with patrons and the community to preserve adequately staffed libraries and expand essential services in a “more with less” environment. Organized by AFL-CIO/ALA Labor Committee.

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Advocacy, Librarianship, Organizational Change, Social Change, Transforming Libraries
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Transforming: Library Workforce
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All
AIDS in the End Zone: Working with Incarcerated Youth to Create a Graphic Novel on HIV/AIDS Prevention
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This session will describe a program in which two professors at the University of South Carolina, and a graphic illustrator, collaborated with incarcerated youth to develop a graphic novel on HIV/AIDS. The graphic novel, AIDS in the End Zone, is currently being used as an HIV/AIDS prevention tool with other incarcerated youth, and young adults in school and public libraries. Participants will learn how to replicate the process of creating a graphic novel with teens.

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Advocacy, Diversity, Independent Librarians, Special Needs Populations, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
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Transforming: Teaching & Learning
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All, High School, Middle School, Nonprofit, Prison Library, Public, Special, State Library, Student
Aligning Learning Spaces with Pedagogy: The Instruction Librarian’s Role in Classroom Re/Design
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How do we redesign our library classrooms to better align changing pedagogy and student learning? A panel of instruction librarians who influenced change in their learning spaces in support of information literacy programs will discuss strategies for small and large-scale library classroom needs assessments and redesigns, the pedagogical shifts that the redesigns supported, and the impact of new learning space design on student learning. This program is co-sponsored in name only by LIRT.

Interests :
Buildings and Facilities, Information Literacy, Instruction
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Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Type of Library :
Academic
All the Data: Privacy, Service Quality, and Analytics
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ACRL’s The Value of Academic Libraries report emphasized the need for libraries to systematically collect user data in planning and decisionmaking activities. Indeed, many libraries are seeking ways to use such data as part of institutional efforts to better understand and measure library impact and educational outcomes. These efforts have raised many questions about user privacy, anonymity, policy, library values, and service development. This program will prepare librarians to actively engage with these issues.

Interests :
Assessment and Evaluation, Ethics, Privacy
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Transforming: Customer & User Expectations
Type of Library :
Academic
ALSC Charlemae Rollins Presidents Program: More to the Core: From the Craft of Nonfiction to the Expertise in the Stacks
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Awarding winning author and illustrator Melissa Sweet and literacy advocate Judy Cheatham, VP of Literacy Services at Reading is Fundamental, share the stage to present an informing and inspiring look at the creation of excellent nonfiction and the matchmaking of great books and kids who need them. Libraries’ role in innovative implementation of programs and services to support the Common Core Standards is a central skill and an important contribution to the communities we serve. Even if CCS isn’t a part of your educational landscape, great nonfiction books – how they are created and ways to connect them to children and families is central to our craft and critical to our ability to collaborate with our communities. Let’s be inspired together!

An Opportunity to Serve: American Librarians in Eurasia
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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An Opportunity to Serve: American Librarians in Eurasia will provide a glimpse into the experiences of three American-based librarians who have worked or are working in institutions in Afghanistan, Georgia and Kazakhstan. Each speaker will talk about the rewards and challenges of working in Central Asian and Eurasian libraries.

ASCLA President's Program - How Social Technology Can Transform Leadership
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Join us for a thoughtful discussion about social media and technologies with speaker Charlene Li, expert on leadership, strategy, social technologies, interactive media and marketing. Learn more at http://www.charleneli.com/.

Interests :
Adult Services, Emerging Technologies, Marketing, Professional Development, Social Media & Networks, Technology
Content Area :
Transforming: Services
Type of Library :
All
Audio Digitization: Starting Out Right
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There are many reasons for digitizing collections, but technical and workflow issues as well as copyright restrictions on access and use of audio collections make conversion from analog formats especially complex. The success of any audio digitization venture will rely on asking the right questions before you start. Speakers will explore the challenges of planning and implementing audio digitization projects for preservation and access. Extensive examples from the California Audiovisual Preservation Project will be presented.

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Copyright, Digitization, Preservation, Technical Services, Technology
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Transforming: Systems & Technology
Type of Library :
All
Award winning library public relations campaigns in today’s media landscape: the New JCD Awards
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This program presents a range of public relations campaigns, focusing on those that included a significant social media component.

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Administration and Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media & Networks
Babies Need Words Every Day: Bridging the Word Gap as a Community
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Last summer, the ALSC Board made a commitment to join the “Bridging the Thirty-Million Word Gap” initiative. The ALSC Office and the Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee have joined the effort by creating posters that can help inspire parents to talk with their children. Join us to talk about the initiative and how communities are investing in relationships to create common goals and increase children’s exposure to language.

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