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Thursday, June 25 - 9:30am

9:30am - 7:00pm
Assessment in Action, Part I, Breakout 1 [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
3005 (W)
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Meeting of Assessment in Action, Part I, Breakout 1

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Thursday, June 25 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Assessment in Action, Part I [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
3003 (W)
Description :

Meeting of Assessment in Action, Part I

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1:00pm - 5:00pm
Assessment in Action, Part I, Breakout 2 [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
3001 (W)
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Meeting of Assessment in Action, Part I, Breakout 2

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1:00pm - 5:00pm
Assessment in Action, Part I, Breakout 3 [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
3002 (W)
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Meeting of Assessment in Action, Part I, Breakout 3

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1:00pm - 5:00pm
Assessment in Action, Part I, Breakout 4 [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
3004 (W)
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Meeting of Assessment in Action, Part I, Breakout 4

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1:00pm - 5:00pm
Assessment in Action, Part I, Breakout 5 [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
3000 (W)
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Meeting of Assessment in Action, Part I, Breakout 5

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Friday, June 26 - 8:00am

8:00am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED The A to Z of RFPs: Writing, Responding, Evaluating, and Awarding Requests for Proposals [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
232-234 (S)
Description :

Managing a courier service requires a thorough understanding of the request for proposals (RFPs) process, from writing them through awarding them. Take advantage of the in-depth knowledge and experience this group of managers and directors have garnered through creating, responding to, evaluating, and awarding RFPs, as well as assessing performance once the RFP has been awarded.

Cost :
Division members; Early Bird: $129.00, Advanced: $159.00, ALA members; Early Bird: $149.00, Advanced: $179.00 Non ALA members; Early Bird: $169.00, Advanced: $199.00, Students//Retirees; Early Bird: $179.00, Advanced: $119.00

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)
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Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 12:30pm
Assessment in Action, Part II [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
3003 (W)
Description :

Meeting of Assessment in Action, Part II

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8:30am - 12:30pm
Assessment in Action, Part II, Breakout 1 [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
3005 (W)
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Meeting of Assessment in Action, Part II, Breakout 1

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8:30am - 12:30pm
Assessment in Action, Part II, Breakout 2 [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
3001 (W)
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Meeting of Assessment in Action, Part II, Breakout 2

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8:30am - 12:30pm
Assessment in Action, Part II, Breakout 3 [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
3002 (W)
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Meeting of Assessment in Action, Part II, Breakout 3

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8:30am - 12:30pm
Assessment in Action, Part II, Breakout 4 [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
3004 (W)
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Meeting of Assessment in Action, Part II, Breakout 4

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8:30am - 12:30pm
Assessment in Action, Part II, Breakout 5 [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
3000 (W)
Description :

Meeting of Assessment in Action, Part II, Breakout 5

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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 - $435
8:30am - 4:00pm
Designing the Future: A Design Thinking Toolkit [$] 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 - 9:00am

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 - 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 - 2:30pm
Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
236-238 (S)
Description :

Three librarians in the first five years of their careers will discuss how their cataloging coursework did (or did not) help prepare them for their cataloging duties in their current professional roles. We will hear our three presenters focus on their respective cataloging courses and what they learned from them, what kind of experience they have had either before or after library school, and what kind of additional educational or experience-centered background they feel could have been useful to them, if any.

Our speakers:

* Sarah Hovde, Cataloger & BIBCO Liaison, Folger Shakespeare Library

* Tim Kiser, Special Materials Catalog Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries

* Patricia Guardiola, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Yale University

Our session will also feature an update on developments since our Midwinter interest session on the Cataloging Competencies effort.

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

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