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Friday, June 26 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectrum Institute Lunch [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Social event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan C/D
Description :

Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
12:00pm - 2:30pm
ALA & Council Incoming Committee Chair Strategic Leadership Meeting [Closed] Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate C2
Description :

This is a meeting for the incoming ALA & Council Committee Chairs and the ALA President-elect

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
12:00pm - 3:00pm
ALA Budget Analysis & Review Committee (BARC) Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Nob Hill A-C
Description :

To review the proposed budget, as forwarded by the ALA Executive Board, in the context of the ALA strategic plan, annual priorities and budget assumptions; to review the financial performance of the association and the budget impact of potential actions of ALA council; to make budget recommendations to the ALA executive board and to report to council regarding budget analysis and process.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 4:00pm
AASL-CAEP Program Reviewer Training Other Hotel Nikko
Peninsula
Description :

New and experienced reviewers are encouraged to attend this session to learn about the CAEP program review process, the 2010 AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians, report preparation and review, and appropriate assessments. Attendees will study a sample report and participate in a review exercise. Program report writers are welcome to attend. Reviewers who have not attended a training on the 2010 Standards must attend this session in order to be assigned to a program review team.

Interests :
12:00pm - 4:00pm
After Access—Libraries and Digital Empowerment [Closed] Forum/Update/Assembly Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 06
Description :

The Digital Inclusion Survey and its predecessors document the technology infrastructure public libraries leverage with and for our communities. This is complemented by Pew Research about how Americans are using technology and libraries and reports from the Aspen Institute, ALA and IMLS. Together these resources point to expanding roles for libraries in addressing technology adoption and application, as well as access, needs. This invitation-only program will explore these themes and identify specific actions for advancing digital inclusion through libraries in partnership with other national and local entities.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
12:00pm - 4:00pm
GraphiCon Discussion Forum: Diversity in Comics Forum/Update/Assembly Moscone Convention Center
3010 (W)
Description :

#weneeddiversebooks is the hashtag of the moment, and #weneeddiversecomics is included in that call. This discussion forum will bring together a wide range of creators to take stock of where we stand: how diverse comics are now, where there are gaps, and where we'd all like to see comics go from here. Join us for a series of panels with creators, editors, and librarians to discuss the ins and outs of increasing diversity within the format.

The afternoon will be hosted by two Masters of Ceremony from We Need Diverse Books, Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung.

Each panel will examine different aspects of diversity in the comics community. We will start with a wide view of the industry, then narrow our focus with two panel discussions of gender and queer representation in comics.

His, Hers, and Theirs: Gender and Comics
In the past few years, critical and frequently heated discussions about women and comics have highlighted a range of issues around gender for comics creators and readers. Industry folks and fans alike are debating how genders are portrayed, the visibility of different gender identities, and the lack of representation. Join creators Tony Cliff (Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant), Tania Del Rio i (Diary of a Girl Next Door: Betty, Husbands, My Poorly Drawn Life), Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl, Gotham Academy), Jennifer L. Holm (Babymouse, Sunny Side Up), and Trina Robbins (From Girls to Girlz, Pretty in Ink) to take a look at all of the intersections between gender and comics.

Out of the Closet and Into the Library: Queer Comics are Here
Queer characters and storylines have had a turbulent history in comics, but that's changing as new voices are using the format in pioneering ways. Join moderator Juliette Capra, a comic book fan, retailer and Valkyrie along with creators Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf, Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Lumberjanes), Alex Woolfson (The Young Protectors, Artifice) and Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Skim) for this fun and informative panel with an assortment of comic book creators who speak to queer representations in current comics for a variety of audiences and ages.

#WeNeedDiverseComics
Our first panel will be a wide-ranging discussion of diversity in comics: where we are now and where we need to go from here. Have shifts in the industry and audience led to new opportunities for characters and creators? How is the industry changing to meet the demand for increased diversity within the format? Our panelists work on both mainstream and independent projects. Moderator David Brothers will lead the discussion with Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy), Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy), Gene Yang (The Shadow Hero, American Born Chinese), Ethan Young (Nanjing) and Jeremy Whitley (Princeless).

Schedule of events
12-12:15 Introduction to the afternoon
12:15-1:15pm Gender Panel
1:15-1:30pm Break
1:30-2:30pm Out of the Closet and Into the Library
2:30pm-2:45pm Break
2:45-3:45pm #WeNeedDiverseComics
3:45-4:00pm Wrap Up

Presented by the Graphic Novels & Comics Member Initiative Group; Special thanks to Viz Media for sponsoring the AV equipment for the Discussion Forum.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 4:00pm
IMLS Makerspace Advisory Workshop [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
206 (S)
Description :

This invitation only session will be run by researchers and librarians from an IMLS-funded project, “Bubbler @ Madison Public Libraries: A system-wide approach to learning through making”. The workshop will gather together leaders, coordinators and educators doing work in the field of makerspaces to discuss their work. The workshop will result in a social media space for participants to network further and share resources related specifically to learning, making, and extended participation.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
12:00pm - 4:00pm
NISO/BISG 9th Annual Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape Access or Ownership: Evolving Business Models and Your Institution Exhibitor session, Program Moscone Convention Center
3012 (W)
Description :

Standards are critically important elements that can make any business process more efficient. The traditional print subscription services model, the process of handling standing book orders by libraries, and even the process of buying, selling, and consuming e-books through a variety of platforms all require standardized business processes to efficiently get content from publishers through vendors to libraries and ultimately to patrons.

As our community adapts to changing paradigms regarding service and ownership models specific to digital publishing, both the library and publishing communities need to consider the implications of these changes. Print content distribution was centered on a sales model, where the transfer of ownership of a physical object was a core element of the transaction; this is often not the case with digital assets. Generally, content is licensed and access is limited; by rights, by term, or by community served. The implications of this shift are quite broad both for content providers as well as libraries. What are the business practices, roles and responsibilities, on both sides of the new digital exchange that all parties need to be aware of and incorporate to ensure efficient information exchange?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 4:00pm
OITP - E-Rate Training Workshop Forum/Update/Assembly Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Sierra Suite B
Description :

Training on how to use the E-rate program

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Zines in Libraries: Collecting, Cataloging, and Community [$] Affiliate Event, Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2007 (W)
Description :

Zines offer a unique way for libraries to expand their print collections and connect with their communities in a time when so much of our work is going digital. Handmade publications that can cover any subject, many zines represent perspectives rarely covered in other print media. Zines offer a range of programming opportunities for youth and adults alike. Participants in the workshop will learn from librarians who have brought zines into their collections, as well as those who have used zines for programming and outreach. Topics include what zines are, the history of zines, how libraries are incorporating them, and ways that they are being used to connect with community. You will leave with ideas and concrete steps for getting started with zines in your institution, no matter your budget or institutional culture.

Sponsors :
AFL
Affiliate Organization
Cost :
$15

Friday, June 26 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Intellectual Freedom 101 Discussion/Interest group, First-TimeAttendeeSessions, Forum/Update/Assembly Moscone Convention Center
2004 (W)
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.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
ALA Committee on Membership Meetings Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
134-135 (N)
Description :

This is a COMM business meeting.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 4:00pm
The Google, the Bing, and the Open Web: Teaching Credibility Assessment to Young Adults [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
3003 (W)
Description :

"As the Internet becomes more essential in meeting young people’s everyday life and academic information needs, ensuring that students have the skills needed to assess the credibility of online resources becomes more critical. These skills are particularly difficult to teach, largely due to the ambiguity of what makes a site both credible and relevant to a young and inexperienced searcher.

This workshop will introduce participants to methods of credibility assessment instruction informed through research conducted by a team at the University of Maryland, in collaboration with school librarians in selected middle schools. This collaborative team runs weekly after-school sessions through the program, HackHealth, wherein young people learn to become effective users of health information, increase their health literacy and health-related self-efficacy, and make positive changes to their health behaviors. By selecting, researching, and presenting on a health topic of personal relevance, students learn valuable skills of digital research in a way that is connected to their own lives.

Using data collected and methods tested during HackHealth sessions, this workshop will present strategies for effectively teaching Web-based credibility assessment to middle and high school students. The workshop will incorporate:
• Hands-on learning, such as real-time credibility assessment, group discussion on current practices, and
demonstrations of credibility lessons;
• Interactive presentations of effective credibility assessment strategies to use in the library and classroom; and
• Activities focused on developing ways to incorporate skills learned into the participants’ teaching practices.
More specifically, librarians will come away from the workshop with individual action plans to take back to their schools. Depending on their needs, librarians will be able to build innovative lesson plans, create professional development activities, and develop strategies to implement credibility instruction across grade levels."

Interests :
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
AASL Member $109, AASL Retired Member $99, AASL Student Member $79, ALA Member $159, Non-member $224

Friday, June 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:45pm
ACRL Leadership Council Welcome Reception Committee meeting Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Cityscape Room
Description :

ACRL Leadership Council Welcome Reception

1:00pm - 2:00pm
LYRASIS CollectionSpace Hosting Services Demo Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite C
Description :

CollectionSpace Hosting Services demo by LYRASIS experts will show you the benefit from the only web-based open source collection management software that is easily configurable for different collection types, provides unlimited user accounts and offers multi-tenancy, and supports multiple collections branded differently with only one IT installation, all with the setup, installation, configuration, migration, hosting, support, upgrades and training you need.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Committee on Literacy (ALA) Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite J
Description :

The ALA Committee on Literacy will meet.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
236-238 (S)
Description :

Three librarians in the first five years of their careers will discuss how their cataloging coursework did (or did not) help prepare them for their cataloging duties in their current professional roles. We will hear our three presenters focus on their respective cataloging courses and what they learned from them, what kind of experience they have had either before or after library school, and what kind of additional educational or experience-centered background they feel could have been useful to them, if any.

Our speakers:

* Sarah Hovde, Cataloger & BIBCO Liaison, Folger Shakespeare Library

* Tim Kiser, Special Materials Catalog Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries

* Patricia Guardiola, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Yale University

Our session will also feature an update on developments since our Midwinter interest session on the Cataloging Competencies effort.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Conference Orientation (NMRT) Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate B
Description :

New to the Annual Conference or ALA? Come and get a fun and informative introduction to the Annual Conference and San Francisco. Learn how to navigate the exhibits and decipher the conference program, how to make ALA and NMRT work for you, and where to spend your free time in the city. NMRT provides tips from the pros and an orientation that will prepare you to take full advantage of the conference experience.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Dr. E.J. Josey Scholarship Committee (BCALA) [Closed] Affiliate Event Parc 55 San Francisco
Stockton
Description :

Meeting of Dr. E.J. Josey Scholarship Committee (BCALA)

Sponsors :
AFL
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
1:00pm - 2:30pm
OITP - ReadersFirst Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
272-274 (S)
Description :

Update on current work and discussion of potential future directions

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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