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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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ACRL 101 & Membership Meeting (ACRL)
Description :

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
ALCTS 101
Description :

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes, including an iPad mini!

ALCTS 101 is an informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division. Chat with established members about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities.

Want to get involved? Stick around for the short business meeting of the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) following the event, where you can volunteer to serve as Vice Co-Chair or Student Liaison.

All are welcome—those considering membership with ALCTS, student members, new members, and long-term members wanting a brush-up.

You’re also invited to the first-ever ALCTS 101 After Party!
**PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION HAS CHANGED!**
Walk over to Whispers Bar & Grill (located in the Courtyard Marriott at 299 2nd Street) with us immediately following ALCTS 101. If you can’t attend 101, just meet up with us there between 8:45 and 9:00. RSVP for the After Party is recommended, but not required: http://goo.gl/forms/e9zmlUdg3g

Interests :
Networking, New ALA Members, Professional Development
Type of Library :
All
ASCLA 101
Description :

A networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agancies, (ASCLA).

Interests :
Accessibility (ADA-compliance), Career Advice, Mentoring, Networking, Recruitment
Content Area :
Transforming: Library Leadership Expectations - Staff and Boards
Type of Library :
All, Consortium, Nonprofit, Prison Library, Public, Special, Urban
Intellectual Freedom 101
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Description :

Intellectual Freedom is one of the most basic values of librarianship.  ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom was established in 1965 to educate about, promote, and defend intellectual freedom for library users as enshrined in the Library Bill of Rights. ALA’s partner organization, the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), was established in 1969 as a resource to support intellectual freedom in the courts and beyond. At this fast-paced one-hour session, you will meet of ALA’s various intellectual freedom groups, get all the details on the IF programs planned for this conference and other upcoming events, and find out how you can get involved in the intellectual freedom workings of ALA and FTRF.

Interests :
Intellectual Freedom, Librarianship
Content Area :
Updates/Briefings
Type of Library :
All
RUSA 101
Description :

If you’re new to RUSA or a longtime member looking for an opportunity to connect with other members and ways to get involved, make sure to put RUSA 101 on your calendar! Spend an hour with us on Friday from 3-4p.m. before heading off to the opening of the exhibit floor. Sponsored by all RUSA Sections.

Interests :
Acquisitions, Adult Services, Career Advice, Collection Development, Librarianship, Mentoring, Networking, Professional Development, Readers' Advisory, Reference Services, Technical Services
Content Area :
Transforming: Services