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Thursday, June 25 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Executive Committee Meeting (ALSC) Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
276 (S)
Description :

ALSC Executive Committee members meet, along with staff.

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 - 6:00pm
Affiliate Assembly Executive Committee (AASL) Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
228-230 (S)
Description :

A meeting of the officers of the AASL Affiliate Assembly Executive Committee.

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 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
CANCELLED Board Update (ACRL) Committee meeting, Other Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 13
Description :

Meeting of the Board Update (ACRL)

Interests :
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 - 3:00pm
Emerging Leaders Workshop [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
3014-3016 (W)
Description :

This is a leadership development session for the 2015 Emerging Leader participants.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 3:00pm
PLA BIG IDEAS San Francisco [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite
San Francisco Public Lib., Koret Auditorium
Description :

Join us for the first ever PLA BIG IDEAS @ ALA Annual, an ideal event for public library directors, deputy directors, and managers. An extension of the popular BIG IDEAS series at PLA Conference, this engaging day will feature dynamic speakers from outside the library world sharing their ideas and knowledge about strategy, leadership, and creativity. The day-long program is designed to be thought-provoking and fun! Take new (BIG!) ideas back to your library and make a difference in how you connect with your colleagues and your community. A networking lunch is included in the cost of registration, along with an informal reception following the event. The day will be hosted in the beautiful San Francisco Public Library and its Koret Auditorium. Find speaker descriptions online: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/alaannual/15bigideas

Cost :
PLA Member - $350, ALA Personal Member - $395, Nonmember - $435
8:30am - 4:00pm
LLAMA Preconference: Stepping Into the Director Role--Preparing for the Part [$] 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 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Citizens Save Libraries: Rounding Them Up and Showing Them How! Discussion/Interest group Hotel Nikko
Mendocino
Description :

This special workshop will provide in-depth training on how to create an advocacy campaign and give the basics for helping to train others as well. Library directors, state library development staff, Trustees, and consultants are invited to attend to learn how to work with local library supporters for specific advocacy campaigns, and/or to enhance existing advocacy skills. This workshop will make use of the Citizens Save Libraries Power Guide for Successful Advocacy.

9:00am - 3:30pm
Chapter Leaders Forum [$] Forum/Update/Assembly, Ticketed event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate C1
Description :

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Effective Membership Development and Retention, Generating New Revenue, Impactful Lobbying: Local, State and Federal, and Successful Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
$75

Friday, June 26 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED Board Orientation (ACRL) Other Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 13
Description :

ACRL Board Orientation

Interests :

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 - 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

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 - 4:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting I (AASL) Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
2020 (W)
Description :

Meeting of the officers of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Board of Directors.

1:00pm - 4:00pm
LLAMA Career Institute: "Mind Over Matter: Sustainable success for library leaders" [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
132 (N)
Description :

Librarians can face challenges that lead to career burnout. No matter what stage you are in your career, this half-day preconference will guide you through a series of concepts and practical tools to help sustain and empower your career. You will use mindfulness training to amplify your strengths and learn how career, leadership, and mindfulness are interconnected. You will also learn how your library can utilize a wellness program to improve employee productivity, efficiency, and morale.

Cost :
If you are a member of LLAMA use special code LLAMA2015 to receive the price of $195; ALA member $245; Non-member $295

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