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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 - 4:00pm
Designing the Future: A Design Thinking Toolkit [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2002 (W)
Description :

The challenges facing librarians are real, complex, and varied. As such, they require new perspectives, new tools and new approaches. With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with Chicago Public Library and Aarhus Public Library, IDEO created a toolkit for using design thinking to better understand library patrons. During this preconference, explore this step-by-step, open-source guide and practice design thinking.

Cost :
Varies

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 - 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

Saturday, June 27 - 8:00am

8:00am - 8:45am
Conversation Starter: A CQ Teaser: Exploring Cultural Intelligence Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

You've heard of IQ and EQ, but what about CQ?

Cultural Intelligence (CQ) refers to our ability to function effectively across national, ethnic, and even organizational cultural boundaries. Cultural Intelligence involves four interdependent capabilities: Knowledge, Motivation, Interpretation, and Behavior.

Improving our CQ makes us better communicators and more gracious actors in our increasingly diverse world. Through this highly interactive conversation, sample what CQ has to offer and learn tools you can apply immediately as you cross cultural boundaries.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:00am - 10:00am
ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Meeting Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite B
Description :

Business Meeting of the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
CANCELLED Hiring 2020 Program Moscone Convention Center
2004 (W)
Description :

Hiring Manager: How will you identify your new Digital Librarian, your next Embedded Information Professional? How will you pick them out of a hiring line-up? Are you prepared to find librarians who will get us through the coming waves of successive changes in a quickly eveloving information marketplace?
Information & Library School Student: Can you articulate how you will add value for tomorrow’s library experience in a competitive market?
Join a panel of library professionals, a professor, and student, as they discuss qualities needed when hiring and how well today’s library school graduates are prepared to meet those needs.

8:30am - 10:00am
Involvement Equals Commitment: Ways to Engage and Motivate Staff Program Moscone Convention Center
2014 (W)
Description :

This session presented by the 2014 Library Journal/Gale Cengage Learning Library of the Year, Edmonton Public Library (EPL), will review proven strategies that have resulted in a highly engaged staff and innovative public library. Driven by their foundational framework, "one library, one staff," they make decisions and try things out together within a system of 17 branches and 645 staff scattered around our city. Speakers will provide examples of how EPL uses its one library approach to deliver better library services and will highlight how EPL gets its work done through a structure of teams, rather than individual experts.

8:30am - 10:00am
LLAMA All Sections/All Committees Committee meeting Hotel Nikko
Nikko Ballroom
Description :

LLAMA All Sections/All Committees

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Leading the Charge: Practical Management Tools and Tips for New Technical Services Managers Program Moscone Convention Center
2012 (W)
Description :

The transition into management in library technical services can be daunting and challenging! This lightning round program by experienced managers will present a variety of ways to build rapport and gain your staff's trust, assess current procedures and workflows without scaring off the natives, and initiate change in a positive way!

Sponsors :
10:30am - 11:30am
Library of the Future – Learning with the Participatory Library at Cedar Rapids Public Library Program Moscone Convention Center
2009 (W)
Description :

In June 2008 a destructive flood swept through the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In the wake of the flood, a visionary group realized that the silver lining to the story was the opportunity to radically re-imagine the role a library could play in the life of the community. The focus was on creating a space that, in the words of the library director, would be “more like an Apple Store than the DMV.” The new Cedar Rapids Public Library opened in August of 2013 and the impact of that design decision has been astonishing. Before the flood, the library saw 11,000 annual visitors come through the library for meetings and special events. In contrast, during the first year of operation, the new library hosted 102,000 visitors and is on track to host 150,000 people in 2015. This panel discussion between library staff and the design team from OPN Architects will address the philosophy that drove the development of the new library, the design choices that were made and take a candid look at the results.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Smart investing@your library®: Actively Engaging Your Audience Program Moscone Convention Center
3001 (W)
Description :

Smart investing@your library ® program aligns with the emerging, transitional role of library services and the library's role in communities. Programs across the country are building the capacity of libraries to meet the need and growing demand for financial literacy education and resources. Learn about replicable model programs and materials that take an active learning approach to personal finance. We'll take you beyond the workshop series and share innovative approaches that attract audiences and build sustainable financial literacy programs.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
And the Winner Is … Creating Award-Winning Collaborations to Embed Information Literacy into a General Education Curriculum Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 19
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Double Dutch: Explorations in Hybrid Primary Source Instruction Program Moscone Convention Center
2014 (W)
Description :

How do the pedagogical approaches of using digital and print differ, and how can these differences be woven together into a cohesive experience? Who is involved in creating these experiences? This panel will examine various aspects of the conversation around hybrid approaches to instruction with primary sources. The panelists will offer varied perspectives, including both their successes at teaching with primary sources and the pitfalls they have encountered along the way.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library of the Future - Because Innovation is a Literacy Program Moscone Convention Center
2009 (W)
Description :

Innovation is to literacy as library is to
(a) Social good (b) Community
(c) Democracy (d) All of the above
Innovation is a literacy -- and it can be taught at your library. In this interactive program, Pima County Public Library's Idea+Space founder, Lisa Bunker, and innovation coaches from LeadLocal will teach new structures that help people make their ideas real and actionable. Come learn how "Lean Startup" techniques can create transformative programming for all ages at your library. This program is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Maker Spaces Member Interest Group and the Center for the Future of Libraries.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Look into the Crystal Ball: Future Directions for Higher Education and Academic Libraries Program Moscone Convention Center
3003 (W)
Description :

How should we approach the future? Speakers from Ithaka S+R and Stanford's Graduate School of Education will identify broad transformations within and future directions for higher education. Academic librarians will then discuss how these transformations affect the organization and structure of university libraries, liaison roles, collections, and instruction and outreach. The program will conclude by engaging the audience in a discussion of how changes in higher education are playing out at their own institutions.

Saturday, June 27 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Campus Administration and Leadership Discussion Group (ACRL ULS) Committee meeting, Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Yosemite A
Description :

Addresses issues of librarians involved in all aspects of higher education and who hold positions or are interested in university-level campus administration.

Saturday, June 27 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Cleaning House: Using the LibGuides 2 Migration to Clean Out the Old and Adopt the New Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 15
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Currrent Topics Discussion Group (ACRL ULS) Discussion/Interest group Grand Hyatt San Francisco
Union Square
Description :

Shrinking collections to create user spaces: Strategies for communication and collaboration

Print collections at many institutions are being reduced -- moved off site, digitized, or deaccessioned -- to create study rooms, presentation spaces, learning commons, and other teaching and learning spaces. What strategies are librarians using to build common understanding and acceptance of such changes across their institutions?

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