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Friday, June 26 - 8:30am

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 - 12:00pm

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

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
8:30am - 10:00am
HarperCollins Adult Book Buzz Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
3006 (W)
Description :

The HarperCollins Library Marketing team is pleased to present forthcoming titles for Fall 2015. Get the inside track on your favorite authors and discover a few new ones! Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
How Makerspaces and DIY Science Can Promote STEM Learning at Every Age Author Event, Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
124 (N)
Description :

Long before atom-smashers and deep-space probes, there were no separate classes of people labeled scientists or inventors. Fundamental breakthroughs in science and technology were made by ordinary people who felt a passion to explore, build, and create with the tools at hand. Today, the economic importance of STEM is greater than ever, and devices like 3D printers and rich sources of scientific understanding online can empower individuals to new success—if they are properly motivated to engage with STEM subjects and if they have access to those resources. The role that libraries can play in making those connections has therefore never been more crucial.

John Rennie, editorial director of MHE’s AccessScience, will lead this panel of Makerspace innovators and leading librarians. They will discuss the best practices for libraries that want to encourage hands-on exploration and curiosity-driven learning of STEM subjects, with case studies from successful programs across a wide range of ages. They will also look at exciting new information resources that can help libraries and their users develop the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in a Maker-friendly world.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Learn and Share the Secrets of Successful Money Programs Program Moscone Convention Center
2007 (W)
Description :

Where should you turn for advice and best practices about financial education programs? Start with your colleagues from across the country! They’ve got creative and effective strategies for helping customers with their personal finance information needs. Come prepared with your own success stories and questions. Get program ideas you can use right away in your library. Learn how to position your programs for maximum impact. Find out about resources, marketing materials, training opportunities, and more. This interactive discussion session is hosted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), FINRA Investor Education Foundation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Join us to explore how we can build on the success of Smart investing@your library® and Money Smart Week™ year-round at your library.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
National Save for Retirement Week Program Moscone Convention Center
132 (N)
Description :

According to the Pew Research Center, since January 2011, when the oldest Baby Boomer turned 65, each day for the next 19 years, 10,000 baby boomers will retire and begin receiving Medicare and Social Security benefits. By 2030, when the youngest Baby Boomers turn 65, 18% of the nation’s population will be at least that age. Are you one of the 76 million people preparing for retirement? Come learn about valuable resources available for you from America Saves, Department of Labor, Social Security Administration and TIAA-CREF plus programming ideas for older adult services at your library.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Aspirations Other Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 301 & 303
Description :

All communities have challenges. Librarians are uniquely positioned to help conquer them—given the right tools. Through four hands-on sessions, Harwood Institute coaches will show you how to leverage your trusted position in the community you serve to engage people on issues that matter to them. Each stand-alone session focuses on a single tool; taken together, they become a powerful framework for engaging community and leading change. Session 1 will help librarians focus on community aspirations and identify next steps for change. To access the tools that will be used in this sessions, please visit: http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/libraries-transforming-communit....

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:15am - 10:00am
Conversation Starter: The Library-Museum Connection Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

Libraries and Museums have so much in common! We’re both cultural institutions that promote lifetime learning, encourage civic engagement, and connect people to ideas. So why not learn from each other?

Join Librarians Rebecca Hopman of the The Rakow Research Library at the Corning Museum of Glass, Kara West of the San Diego Public Library, and Erinn Paige of New Canaan Library for an exciting look at how each of these places—a research library, a large urban library, and a small municipal library—are working to bridge the gap between museum and library service to support the creative life of their communities.

We’ll share examples of successful spaces, partnerships, and programs from each of these libraries that are practical and scalable, so you can transform your library into an incubator for the arts!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Library Innovation in Action Author Event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 04
Description :

The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future. Join library leaders and thinkers Ben Bizzle, John J. Huber, Anthony Molaro, Steven V. Potter, and Leah L. White as they present concrete examples of innovation in action that can be applied at your institution.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
Next Chapter Book Club: A Community-based Model for Engaging People with Disabilities Program Moscone Convention Center
2000 (W)
Description :

This program will provide an overview of the Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC), a successful book club model for engaging people with developmental disabilities in weekly, socially supported reading activity. NCBC has been implemented by 16 public libraries across the country and in Canada. Historically, people with developmental disabilities have encountered barriers accessing literacy and lifelong learning opportunities. NCBC allows libraries to position themselves to more effectively serve diverse populations.

10:30am - 11:30am
Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee Meeting I (ALA PPO) Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite E
Description :

Meeting of the advisory committee to the ALA Public Programs Office, charged with: promoting excellence in cultural programming; assisting library staff to become more effective providers of cultural programming; identifying and disseminating resources for cultural programming; and promoting the Cultural Communities Fund.

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)
10:30am - 12:00pm
All Access in Libraries! Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 9
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Turn Quiz Other Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 301 & 303
Description :

All communities have challenges. Librarians are uniquely positioned to help conquer them—given the right tools. Through four hands-on sessions, Harwood Institute coaches will show you how to leverage your trusted position in the community you serve to engage people on issues that matter to them. Each stand-alone session focuses on a single tool; taken together, they become a powerful framework for engaging community and leading change. Session 2 will introduce librarians to the "Turn Quiz" tool, enabling them to assess the focus of their efforts in the community as they shift their orientation from internal to external. To access the tools that will be used in this session, please visit: http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/libraries-transforming-communit....

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Saturday Ignite Session: Adventures in Preschool Science Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

STEAM programs are currently all the rage in libraries and schools across the world, but what about our youngest patrons? How can they participate in hands-on learning and critical thinking? Find out how and why one library system brought STEAM learning to its preschool aged patrons, and their parents, during a six week summer program. Don’t let your preschoolers be left out of these unique learning opportunities! You can give them and their parents the tools needed to become engaged life-long learners.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Ghost Hunters Wanted! A Campus-Wide Library Orientation Game Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 1
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Teaching History through Involvement: Corinth Contraband Camp Symposium Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 11
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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