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Thursday, June 25 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Don’t Go Missing on the Shelf: Getting the Support you Need to be a Success [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan A/B
Description :

This panel consists of four speakers who will discuss their unique experiences, offer useful tips to attendees and engage participants in a lively question and answer period at the end of the session. An archives intern at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will talk about her personal experiences with academic mentors in undergraduate and graduate school, emphasizing what experts from different fields can offer a young professional. An Assistant Medical Librarian at Kaiser Permanente, will discuss her experiences being involved with both formal mentoring program and seeking informal mentorships and how those mentorships have helped her navigate the library profession. A Regional Librarian at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, will provide useful tips to those who haven't been fortunate enough to locate and cultivate a mentoring relationship in their career and discuss alternative ways to find support from within your organization. A Reference & Instruction Librarian at Haas Arts Library, Yale University, will present an analysis of current library mentorship and what academic literature says about mentorship approaches and their effectiveness for library students and professionals. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
N/A

Thursday, June 25 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 6:30pm
Spectrum Institute Opening Reception [Closed, $] Discussion/Interest group, Preconference/Institute Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan C/D
Description :

Welcome reception with ALA President Courtney Young, ALA President-Elect Sari Feldman, and ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
N/A

Thursday, June 25 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Defining Diversity Through Dialogue [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan A/B
Description :

This session will explore the interconnectedness of our identities, the unique ways that we define ourselves, and our values, beliefs and biases. We will use exercises to help us learn about who we are and how we impact others, and similarly, who others are and how they impact us. Come prepared to participate in this highly interactive session. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars and invited guests.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
N/A

Friday, June 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
LLAMA Preconference: Stepping Into the Director Role--Preparing for the Part [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
124 (N)
Description :

As Director positions open up, have you wondered how to reach that new level in your career or what it takes to become an effective new library director? In this full-day preconference, new library directors will detail how to develop the skills you’ll need to succeed, how to respond to the challenges you’ll likely face in your first few years, and how you can leverage your career and ALA experiences to assume a leadership role.

Cost :
If you are a member of LLAMA use special code LLAMA2015 to receive the price of $205; member $255; non-member $295

Friday, June 26 - 1:00pm

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.

Friday, June 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101 First-TimeAttendeeSessions, Other, Social event Westin St. Francis
Tower Salon A & B
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.

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:00am
Placement Center Orientation Moscone Convention Center
104 (N)
Description :

This orientation is intended for people who are not familiar with the ALA JobLIST Placement Center. We will walk around the Center and discuss the available services and activities. Both employers and job seekers are welcome to attend. Staff will be available to answer your questions.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
All Committee Meeting and Open House (History Section/RUSA) Committee meeting, Social event Moscone Convention Center
200-212 (S)
Description :

A meeting and open house for all History section committees and members.

8:30am - 10:00am
National Save for Retirement Week Program Moscone Convention Center
132 (N)
Description :

According to the Pew Research Center, since January 2011, when the oldest Baby Boomer turned 65, each day for the next 19 years, 10,000 baby boomers will retire and begin receiving Medicare and Social Security benefits. By 2030, when the youngest Baby Boomers turn 65, 18% of the nation’s population will be at least that age. Are you one of the 76 million people preparing for retirement? Come learn about valuable resources available for you from America Saves, Department of Labor, Social Security Administration and TIAA-CREF plus programming ideas for older adult services at your library.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 11:30am
Leadership & ALSC Other Parc 55 San Francisco
Embarcadero
Description :

ALSC committee chairs will meet with their Priority Group Consultants, along with hearing what's new in ALSC from President Ellen Riordan.

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Mentoring-on-the-Fly Other Moscone Convention Center
104 (N)
Description :

Looking for some professional guidance and advice while at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco? If so, stop by the Placement Center for the ACRL - University Libraries Section's "On-the-Fly" Mentoring to talk with an experienced librarian about any and all aspects of your career. Mentoring sessions are available by appointment and on a first-come drop-in basis.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 5:00pm
Career Counseling Other Moscone Convention Center
104 (N)
Description :

Recharge your career by meeting with a professional career coach. She can guide you in developing strategies for the next phase of your career, solving a problem in your current job situation, defining goals, and/or rejuvenating your career. Each one-on-one session is 20 minutes, and is completely confidential.

If you have never experienced career counseling, or just haven't used this type of service in a long time, this is the perfect opportunity to either introduce yourself to or reacquaint yourself with a service that can be useful throughout your career. Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with a knowledgeable professional about your career concerns. No cost.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 5:00pm
Resume Review Service Other Moscone Convention Center
104 (N)
Description :

If you need help getting your resume polished, stop by the Placement Center while you are at conference. Come and discover the best way to show your most recent accomplishments with an updated resume. Bring your resume on a thumb drive so that you can make immediate changes while you're in the Placement Center.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
ASCLA 101 Discussion/Interest group, First-TimeAttendeeSessions, Forum/Update/Assembly, Social event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 13-15
Description :

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

10:30am - 11:30am
New Members Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
111 (N)
Description :

Meeting of the New Members Discussion Group

10:30am - 11:30am
Ultimate Community Engagement: Paid Youth Volunteers @ your library? Program Moscone Convention Center
3000 (W)
Description :

For the past 3 years the Cleveland Public Library has partnered with YOU (Youth Opportunities Unlimited) to offer paid volunteer opportunities to urban youth. This highly successful community partnership has resulted in over 25,000 library volunteer hours with absolutely no increase to the library budget! Join Cleveland Public Library staff as they walk you through the implementation, coordination, and administration of this community partnership. Together they will cover the program’s successes as well as the challenges and even the mistakes. Come discover how you can implement a program just like this in your own community!

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
The Key to Getting Interviews: Great Cover Letters and Resumes Program Moscone Convention Center
104 (N)
Description :

You can’t show the hiring manager what a perfect fit you are for that job you really want if you can’t get an interview. Effective cover letters and resumes can be the key to getting your foot in the door. Come to this session to get tips from someone who reviews cover letters and resumes on a daily basis, a human resource director. Bring your resume and be prepared to leave with ideas for polishing your resume and cover letters so that you can start getting those interviews.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Public? Corporate? Academic? All of the Above! How Librarian Mobility Creates Value for Our Profession Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 7
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Trusted Librarian: Borrowing Techniques from Corporate America to Build Customer Loyalty Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 8
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Librarians of Color: The Challenges of "Movin' On Up" (Part II) Program Moscone Convention Center
2007 (W)
Description :

Continuing the conversation from ALA Annual 2014 on “The Challenges of "Movin' on Up as a Librarian of Color," this panel of professionals from academic and public libraries will discuss the challenges and strategies of gaining promotion as a librarian of color and dealing with microaggressions in the workplace. Panelists from BCALA, REFORMA, APALA and the GLBT Round Table will speak about how they learned to effectively manage their careers to “move on up.” This will be an opportunity to ask questions about job strategies or seek advice on career or management issues about advancing as a librarian of color

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