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Thursday, June 25 - 9:00am

9:00am - 6:00pm
National Advisory Council on Services to Older Adults [Closed] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
272 (S)
Description :

The AARP Foundation (AARPF), in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office and PLA, will convene this meeting of the National Advisory Council on Services to Older Adults. Participants will include representatives of four public libraries currently piloting AARPF’s “Integrated Services to Older Adults” programs, as well as urban and rural librarians, representatives of ALA affiliate organizations, and others to advise project staff on the creation of a replicable, national model of programming and training that will give the public broader access to AARPF’s Integrated Services for Older Adults model.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
StoryCorps @ your library: Enhance Library Programming through Oral History Narratives [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2022 (W)
Description :

Learn about resources available from ALA and StoryCorps to jumpstart your own StoryCorps-style oral history project in your library, using StoryCorps' unique methods as a guide. StoryCorps will lead a hands-on workshop that includes practical tips for recruiting participants, bringing out the best stories from your patrons, planning successful public programs, and ensuring that your oral history and storytelling programs are a success. Librarians who have participated in the StoryCorps @ your library initiative and started their own interview collections will share tips for attendees interested in launching their own StoryCorps style projects.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
Member ticket prices: Early Bird-$180; Advance-$235; Onsite- $290. Non-member ticket prices: Early Bird-$235; Advance-$290; Onsite- $345

Friday, June 26 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Building the New Nostalgia: Making the Case for Why Libraries Matter Program Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 09
Description :

The new book “BiblioTech” argues that libraries are crucial institutions for serving Americans’ 21st century information needs, but that they are also at risk. Librarians and their allies explore how we can best position libraries to thrive in the digital age by leveraging existing—and new—assets amid dwindling government support.

John Palfrey will be signing copies of BiblioTech during the ALA/ERT Exhibits Opening Reception at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation booth #3731 from 5:30pm – 6:00pm

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 5:30pm

5:45pm - 6:15pm
Zine Pavilion: Zine Swap! Social event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Zine Pavilion
Description :

If you make zines, bring a stack of them to the Zine Pavilion during the opening festivities to trade with other zinester librarians. There will be special treats for everyone who trades.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Academic Friends and Development Officers Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 19 & 20
Description :

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.

8:30am - 10:00am
Bookmobile Saturday - Bringing Service Beyond the Library's Walls Program Moscone Convention Center
2008 (W)
Description :

Every day, bookmobiles bring the world to the communities they serve, extending library programs, services and much more beyond the library’s physical walls. Join bookmobilers from the Bay Area and beyond as they discuss innovative mobile outreach programs and initiatives. Part of Bookmobile Saturday, this 90-minute panel discussion is open to all attendees of ALA Annual Conference.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Breakfast with Beanstack Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite A
Description :

Join us to learn more about Beanstack and to get a first look of our latest update, Beanstack for Summer Reading. This service is included with Zoobean's Beanstack product, which provides parents with personalized recommendations of children's books in your collection. The summer reading portal is also available to teens and adults. Each week, it recommends an event at the participant's local branch. It also makes it easy to discover booklists created by your librarians, log reading and earn badges. We'll share early results and how ongoing enhancements will help your library engage families all year long. Beanstack is designed for use on mobile phones and tablets. Since launching with Sacramento Public Library in January, over 40 public libraries have partnered with Zoobean to offer the service.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
CANCELLED Bookmobiles 101 Program Moscone Convention Center
2006 (W)
Description :

We're sorry, but this session has been cancelled.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Gaming for All: Level the Playing Field for People with Disabilities Program Moscone Convention Center
2010 (W)
Description :

Gaming is a great way to invigorate library programs, bring in new users and bridge the digital divide. Join AbleGamers, Brooklyn and DC Public Libraries for an interactive panel discussion. Learn how to compliment traditional services with cutting-edge accessible gaming for patrons of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re a teen hanging out after school, a college student looking for a break, a returning veteran, or a senior on an Exergaming Bowling team, gaming beckons.

8:30am - 10:00am
Government Information for Children Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting, Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Sutter Room
Description :

Discussion of issues of importance to librarians working with children and
government information

8:30am - 10:00am
How Makerspaces and DIY Science Can Promote STEM Learning at Every Age Author Event, Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
124 (N)
Description :

Long before atom-smashers and deep-space probes, there were no separate classes of people labeled scientists or inventors. Fundamental breakthroughs in science and technology were made by ordinary people who felt a passion to explore, build, and create with the tools at hand. Today, the economic importance of STEM is greater than ever, and devices like 3D printers and rich sources of scientific understanding online can empower individuals to new success—if they are properly motivated to engage with STEM subjects and if they have access to those resources. The role that libraries can play in making those connections has therefore never been more crucial.

John Rennie, editorial director of MHE’s AccessScience, will lead this panel of Makerspace innovators and leading librarians. They will discuss the best practices for libraries that want to encourage hands-on exploration and curiosity-driven learning of STEM subjects, with case studies from successful programs across a wide range of ages. They will also look at exciting new information resources that can help libraries and their users develop the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in a Maker-friendly world.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Learn and Share the Secrets of Successful Money Programs Program Moscone Convention Center
2007 (W)
Description :

Where should you turn for advice and best practices about financial education programs? Start with your colleagues from across the country! They’ve got creative and effective strategies for helping customers with their personal finance information needs. Come prepared with your own success stories and questions. Get program ideas you can use right away in your library. Learn how to position your programs for maximum impact. Find out about resources, marketing materials, training opportunities, and more. This interactive discussion session is hosted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), FINRA Investor Education Foundation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Join us to explore how we can build on the success of Smart investing@your library® and Money Smart Week™ year-round at your library.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Library Friends Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite I
Description :

Friends of the Library members and library staff and invited to join this informal discussion group with counterparts from across the country. Bring your best practices to share and questions to ask of your fellow Friends.

8:30am - 10:00am
MAGIRT Online Presence Oversight Committee [Closed] Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Sierra Suite J
Description :

Members of the Online Presence Oversight Committee and those MAGIRT members interested in the work of this group will come together to assess current work efforts related to our online communications and plan ahead for continued needs and changes.

Closed :
Exclusive to group 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 - 10:00am
Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Aspirations Other Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 301 & 303
Description :

All communities have challenges. Librarians are uniquely positioned to help conquer them—given the right tools. Through four hands-on sessions, Harwood Institute coaches will show you how to leverage your trusted position in the community you serve to engage people on issues that matter to them. Each stand-alone session focuses on a single tool; taken together, they become a powerful framework for engaging community and leading change. Session 1 will help librarians focus on community aspirations and identify next steps for change. To access the tools that will be used in this sessions, please visit: http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/libraries-transforming-communit....

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:15am
Conversation Starter: You Have My Empathy: What Does Empathy Look Like in the Library? Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

Whether during reference, programming, or outreach, empathy plays an essential role in everyday interactions between patrons and librarians. But these "soft", empathetic services are rarely openly discussed on the job and often unacknowledged by the public. Why? In this session, the presenter will use current research to highlight what empathy looks like in the library, why it is important, why it is so invisible, how it can be used to support the work we do, and how to provide these services within professional guidelines.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Sierra Suite D
Description :

Meeting of the AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee on Library Service to Labor Groups

10:30am - 11:30am
EMIERT General Membership Meeting Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite B
Description :

Join us to hear about the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table.

10:30am - 11:30am
Introduction to Conference & Event Planning for Librarians Program Moscone Convention Center
132 (N)
Description :

Responsible for planning a conference or large event? This program will equip librarians with the tools necessary to dive into the planning process. Learn how to select a venue, negotiate with vendors, and avoid common pitfalls during the planning process. Types of events to be discussed range from state or regional conferences with attendance of 500+, 50+ programs, and national speakers to immersive, multi-day institutes for thirty individuals or less.

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