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Thursday, June 25 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:00am
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Orientation Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

Orientation session for trustess and unit liaisons

Sponsors :
FTRF.

Thursday, June 25 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Other Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

Business meeting of Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees - morning session

Sponsors :
FTRF.

Thursday, June 25 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Other Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

Business meeting of Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees - afternoon session

Sponsors :
FTRF.

Thursday, June 25 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 6:30pm
CANCELLED Freedom to Read Foundation Member Reception Social event Moscone Convention Center
238 (S)
Description :

Freedom to Read Foundation Member Reception

Sponsors :
FTRF.

Friday, June 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Intellectual Freedom Committee I Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

First business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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

Friday, June 26 - 9:00am

9:00am - 11:30am
Print Archive Network (PAN) Affiliate Event Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

The PAN meeting is an open forum for anyone with an interested in the future of Print Preservation. In particular we target best practices for shared print archiving programs. We provide a varied agenda with speakers who are working on shared print preservation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 12:00pm
Annual Unconference Discussion/Interest group, Other Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate B
Description :

An Unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for out profession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

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
10:30am - 12:30pm
Intellectual Freedom Committee II Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

Second business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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)

Friday, June 26 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Committee on Professional Ethics I Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Sierra Suite H
Description :

First business meeting of the Committee on Professional Ethics

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Intellectual Freedom Round Table I Other Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite H
Description :

First business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
GODORT Kick-Off Social event Moscone Convention Center
2000 (W)
Description :

Join the leaders of the Government Documents Round Table and learn about programs, support, and opportunities that GODORT has to offer at the new GODORT Kick-off.
Come learn how to be more involved!
The GODORT Buddy Mentorship Program will meet up following this event.

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.

Friday, June 26 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Intellectual Freedom Round Table Awards Reception Social event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite B
Description :

Intellectual Freedom Round Table Awards Reception

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 26 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 10:00pm
ALAplay 2015 Social event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 07
Description :

Make your way to ALAPlay for a free evening of open gaming, learning and exploration centered around games, graphic novels and cosplay. Come play some of the newest games in ALA's game library and also be sure join our guests Paizo, Fantasy Flight, and Academy Games. We are also be running an Unpub at ALAPlay this year. Local game designers and librarians will be bringing in their unpublished games for playing and feedback from attendees, with prizes being handed out for the best rated games. If you have a tabletop game design that you would like to bring, share and get feedback on, get in touch with Brian Mayer (bmayer@gvboces.org).

So come and play at ALA!

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
AAP/LIBRARYREADS’ BOOK-A-LICIOUS BREAKFAST! Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate B
Description :

The AAP and LibraryReads invite you to hear from six fantastic authors in a breakfast sponsored by the AAP Library Marketing Committee. Book signing to follow event.

Hear from authors:
Charles Belfoure, author of House of Thieves (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno (Hogarth)
Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You (Penguin Books)
Nnedi Okorafor, author of Lagoon (Simon & Schuster/Saga Press)
Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches (Little, Brown & Co.)
Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed (Picador/Macmillan)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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