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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 - 5:00pm
GMS Welcome and Graduate School Institute [Closed] Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Plaza A
Description :

GMS Welcome and Graduate School Institute

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
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 - 7:30am

7:30am - 8:30am
Spectrum Institute Breakfast [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.

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

Friday, June 26 - 8:00am

8:00am - 1:00pm
Leading from Any Position: Libraries which are Leaders in their Communities and Librarians who Lead-IRRT Preconference [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
122 (N)
Description :

The library profession is constantly adjusting to new technical developments, standards and innovative new services. These changes may occur without additional funding, or in an environment where the relevance of library services may not be widely known, or may be questioned as larger institutions face rethinking of structures. Libraries need to be leaders in their communities in order to ensure they are full participants in the future of those communities. Learn how librarians from around the world are addressing how to lead and how to nurture leadership of both individuals and libraries. (Session includes lunch)

Cost :
90

Friday, June 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Mentorship Magic: Spectrum Edition [Closed] Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan A/B
Description :

From the perspective of recent LIS graduates and new information professionals, we will explain how seeking professional support is essential to job satisfaction and career growth. Dawn will discuss how peers who are at a similar career stage can serve as mentors. She will share her experience reaching out to Hannah for peer-mentorship during the job interview process. In addition, she will highlight how Hannah and other Spectrum mentors have coached her through the job search process with concrete advice on topics such as interview strategies, assessing workplace culture, and making crucial career decisions. Hannah will discuss the advice she provided Dawn as a peer-mentor. She will also elaborate on finding allies and supporters in YALSA as something that has contributed greatly to job satisfaction, engagement, and new opportunities. The presenters will begin the panel with a friendly dialogue with current Spectrum participants to survey their specific job search and other professional anxieties. Doing so would help us address their concerns while explaining the importance of seeking mentors/supporters and learning how to connect with them. The following questions about the mentoring process will be covered:
-How does one connect with supporters/mentors in the field?
-How should mentees approach mentors with concerns or questions?
-Why is mentorship essential for furthering the careers of ALL library professionals from underrepresented backgrounds in the field?
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
8:30am - 12:00pm
Rolling out the Rainbow Carpet: Serving LGBTQ Communities [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
132 (N)
Description :

Libraries are well situated to meet the needs of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer/questioning individuals, as well as supporting their families and allies. This half day conference will provide participants with a forum to discuss programming, collection development and outreach efforts that help librarians show these unique populations that they're welcome in our libraries. Each topic forum will be facilitated by librarians who have had great success in these areas and allow for participants to take home ideas and inspiration to apply to their own library. Sponsored by the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table and co-sponsored by the YALSA and ACRL WGSS.

Registration: If you are a member of GLBTRT, a division member, or a student, use special code GLB2015 to receive the price of $75. ALA members without GLBTRT or division membership $100/Non-members $125.

Presenters include:

Marcus Ewert, Author of 10 000 Dresses.
Wick Thomas, Teen Services Librarian for the Plaza Library in Kansas city, MO.
Donna Braquet, Associate Professor and Biology Librarian at the University of Tennessee.
Tami Albin, Associate Librarian at the University of Kansas in the center for Faculty/Staff Initiatives and Engagement.
Jessica Zaker, Central Branch Manager for the Sacramento Public Library.
Karen Sundheim, Program Manager for the James C. Hormel LGBT Center of San Francisco Public Library.
Bleue Benton, Collection Manager at Oak Park Public Library.
Martin Garnar, Head of Reference and Instruction for the Dayton Memorial Library at Regis University.
Robert B. Ridinger, Full Professor in the University Libraries at Northern Illinois University.
Joy Millam, Teacher Librarian at Velencia (CA) High School.

Cost :
75/100/125
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 - 9:00am

9:00am - 4:00pm
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) In Your Library. [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2012 (W)
Description :

The ADA is one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws in the United States. It ensures that Americans with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to enjoy employment opportunities, purchase goods and services, and participate in state and local government programs and services. The specialized training staff of the Pacific ADA Center tailors this preconference training program for the specialized needs libraries face with ADA questions and issues.

Cost :
Division members; Early Bird: $179.00, Advanced: $219.00, ALA members; Early Bird: $229.00 Advanced: $229.00 Non ALA members; Early Bird: $255.00, Advanced: $299.00, Students//Retirees; Early Bird: $150.00, Advanced: $179.00

Friday, June 26 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Committee on Diversity All Sub-Committee Business Meeting Committee meeting Parc 55 San Francisco
Mission
Description :

The ALA Committee on Diversity and its Subcommittees will meet.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 26 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Building Blocks: Constructing Your Career Path through Networking, Branding, and Flexibility [Closed] Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan A/B
Description :

Five librarians from different backgrounds, career paths, and geographic areas will share their unique experiences in building successful library careers. From public to academic to state libraries and first-career to second-career librarians, this panel will share perspectives on building strong networks and developing a professional brand, while remaining flexible and open to new opportunities for growth. Scholars will gain key takeaways they can implement immediately in their career development. Each panel member will take scholars down their unique career paths to show how networking, brand-building, and flexibility work together to transform a career path. For example, Andrea thought she was going to be a digital archivist but she is now working on collection management. Madeline expanded her role as a Library Fellow to include being a diversity advocate on her campus and in the profession as a whole. Barbara began working with businesses, job seekers, and professionals in the community after a stint in Youth Services. April started her career as a corporate attorney and left to become an academic librarian. Jason currently works as Outreach Coordinator but has previously held positions as a workforce trainer, employment specialist, and educator. The paths will converge in the middle of the session to provide scholars with key takeaways they can implement immediately in their career development. Additionally, participants will be encouraged to ask questions and get answers about all the aspects of librarianship that they won’t learn in school. 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

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 - 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
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 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Diversity Goggles: Examining the Literacy Development of Black & Latino Youth from Critical Multicultural Perspectives [$] Forum/Update/Assembly, Preconference/Institute Moscone Convention Center
3007 (W)
Description :

Although libraries can play an important role in helping to ensure that youth have the literacy skills they need to succeed in school and be ready for college or careers, research suggests that Black and Latino youth often feel disconnected from their school and public libraries. This half-day workshop will examine how teen services professionals can better support the literacy development of youth of color through library programs and services. Participants will use “diversity goggles,” provided by the presenters, as a tool to examine librarian perspectives and practices towards Black and Latino youth, with the goal of improving their understanding of how to better meet the needs of these youth . The workshop will feature a panel of YA authors whose work speaks to Black and Latino youth experiences. These authors will not only discuss their work, but will also engage in the broader conversation concerning ways to better support Black and Latino youth through libraries. Authors who will be participating include: Kekla Magoon, Isabel Quintero, and Adam Silvera. This workshop is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, with funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Facilitated by Dr. Kafi Kumasi and Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell.

Cost :
Free

Friday, June 26 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Even Your Bathroom Breaks Are Scheduled: Insights into the application, interviewing, and hiring process. [Closed] Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan A/B
Description :

This session will feature professional librarians who are currently employed at various types of libraries and have experiences being hired at a variety of libraries and in different levels of librarianship. The panel members will discuss their experiences during the hiring process including general and unique application requirements, pitches and items potential employees should have prepared before they apply, and the time requirements for the hiring process. Panel members will also share their experiences with hiring librarians for institutions they have worked at. They will provide insight into what they look for in applicants and offer suggestions on how to best approach a job search. 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

Friday, June 26 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Executive Committee Meeting I (REFORMA) Affiliate Event Grand Hyatt San Francisco
Union Square
Description :

All REFORMA members are welcome. Executive Committee members' names can be found at http://reforma.org/content.asp?pl=2&sl=10&contentid=10

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

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

Friday, June 26 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 9:00pm
All Task Force Meeting Committee meeting Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Yosemite C
Description :

Business Meeting

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