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Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Let’s Put UNITED into United for Libraries! Program Moscone Convention Center
2006 (W)
Description :

This is your opportunity to see how two outstanding public libraries – each with a Foundation and a Friends group – have found the way to mount a UNITED front for the overall good of their respective libraries. Speakers from the Long Beach (CA) Public Library and Nashville (TN) Public Library will talk about their experiences and best practices.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Librarians and Archivists with Palestine: Delegation Reportback Program Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

In April 2015, nine librarians went to Palestine to follow up on the work of a 2013 Librarians and Archivists with Palestine delegation. We met with Palestinian academic, public, and school librarians, authors, publishers, and community organizations in the West Bank and inside Israel. Come hear participants report on the issues that our Palestinian colleagues face, the projects they have created, and our ideas for collaboration and library-specific solidarity work.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Libraries and Book Collections as Essential Cultural Institutions: A Historical and Forward-Looking Perspective Program Moscone Convention Center
121 (N)
Description :

As librarians and publishers, we know that libraries and book collections are valuable community services, and we see how patrons and citizens appreciate their importance. But in an increasingly digital world, the role of the library as cultural center has, at times, come under fire.

In this panel, Matthew Battles, author of Library: An Unquiet History and Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word (W.W. Norton), Scott Sherman, author of Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library (Melville House), and Sasha Abramsky, author of The House of Twenty Thousand Books (New York Review of Books) will discuss the following questions while considering the history and future of libraries. What is the best way to preserve and cultivate these important cultural institutions for decades to come? How does digital collection development complement or supersede physical books in public and private collections? The conversation will be opened to the audience for questions at the end of the session, and advance copies of each author’s book will be available.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Libraries creating positive change: championing access to information globally - IRC Chair's Program Program Moscone Convention Center
3012 (W)
Description :

Deborah Jacobs, Director of Global Libraries at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Tina Sciabica, Executive Director of READ Global will share experiences and practices from the global library field fostering positive change, sustainable libraries and development. The program includes best practices, models and recommendations. The purpose of the program is to motivate librarians and show them the many positive things happening around the globe. We need more positive examples to show that library workers, librarians and those providing access to information can bring positive change to their communities!

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Performance Metrics Management: Taming the Monster Exhibitor session, Program Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 04
Description :

Has your library gotten to the point where data from multiple systems and locations can no longer be adequately managed in Excel spreadsheets? Learn about LibPAS, an established web solution being used in numerous academic and public libraries to streamline the capture, reporting and sharing of quantitative performance data.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rip us Off: Six Marketing Ideas You Can Steal and Use at Your Library Program Moscone Convention Center
2002 (W)
Description :

Libraries provide awesome services. Life-changing services. Where we often fail is telling the story of what we do, what we offer to our community, and the difference we make. No matter how great your program or service is, customers won't use it if they don't know or care about it. At the same time other public libraries offer similar services and target similar customer needs. So why don't we share what works at one library so that it can be reused at another? Come learn about six award-winning library marketing campaigns that you can rip off and use at your library.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
RMRT Author Event Program Moscone Convention Center
3010 (W)
Description :

Marie J. Albertson, author of "Old Librarians Never Die They Jump Out of Airplanes: Adventuring Through the Senior Years in Indiana", will discuss her many varied experiences since retiring from the Indiana State Library.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
USBBY/Author Program Program Moscone Convention Center
228-230 (S)
Description :

USBBY presents international children's books author-illustrators Ingrid and Dieter Schubert in a author talk about their works, highlighting The Umbrella (a USBBY award book) and their newest collaboration, There is a Crocodile Under My Bed! Having collaborated on over 10 books, they will share about the process of creating their beautiful picture books. Take this opportunity to explore their international sensibility and approach to children’s book art.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Using Digital Media to Cultivate Innovative Thinking in the Classroom Program Moscone Convention Center
2012 (W)
Description :

Digital media is changing the way that educators teach – and transforming the way that students learn. Join Dr. Kelly Whitney, Ed.D., Director of Digital Curriculum for PBS LearningMedia as she explores the ways that digital content can be used to capture the focus of 21st century students while strengthening the key skills that lead to innovation.

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Making Philanthropic Decisions: A Meaningful Giving Strategy Program Moscone Convention Center
2003 (W)
Description :

Meet four philanthropists whose varied perspectives, approaches and experiences give today’s philanthropy its dynamism. Guest moderator Deborah Doyle, Acting Director of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the 2014 President of the California Library Association, will join a guest panel of foundation leaders and individuals who will discuss how they select areas to support, how they educate themselves about today’s current issues, who their philanthropic role models are, and what they learned from them about making an impact with their giving.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Transgender People at the Library - Moving from “Them” to “Us” Program Moscone Convention Center
2004 (W)
Description :

Transgender people continue to steadily move from a relatively unknown group and into the public consciousness. Hardly a day goes by without seeing a news story about transpeople. Whether we realize it or not, these are people we work with and people we serve in the libraries.

This session is designed to shift attendees' understanding of transgender people from a label category to a more personal understanding. This will enable library workers to better serve their patrons and their fellow co-workers. Vocabulary, etiquette, conscious and unconscious bias, and barriers to locating library materials will be covered.

Saturday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
RUSA President's Program - It's Complicated: Navigating the dynamic landscapes of digital literacy, collapsing contexts, and big data Presidents program, Program Moscone Convention Center
3014-3016 (W)
Description :

We have more access to more information than ever before, while others have more access to data about us than ever before. This ecosystem of “big data” introduces a myriad of challenges as the public grapples with privacy, digital literacy, the politics of algorithms, and collapsing contexts across social media. Librarians, long the patron saint of information, have a crucial role to play in helping guide the conversation. In this talk, danah boyd will weave together her research on youth culture with her analysis of the “big data” phenomenon to discuss the role of libraries and librarians in a data-soaked world. Sponsored by the RUSA President’s Program Planning Committee and the RUSA Just Ask Task Force.

Saturday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Access to Government Information: the Case of US and China Program Moscone Convention Center
2000 (W)
Description :

In the US and China, a wide-range of sources are available to access government information. The sources in the US range from local to Federal government. Users can access government information either by using federal depository libraries or through Internet connection. In China, users can access government information through government gazettes, government websites and press conferences, or state archives and public libraries, as well as through newspapers, television and other methods. This presentations will explore how users are able to access government information in the US and China, will look at the history of the development of government information in the two countries, sources that could be used to access government information, and discuss the policies governing them. It will further explore where the differences and similarities are in accessing government information in the US and China.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Program Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

Come hear from the AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee as they highlight some of the new named 2015 best websites. Sites fall into category areas such as digital storytelling, media sharing, manage and organize, as well as social media and communication. Make sure to attend this popular annual event to learn about the latest winning websites in the field of librarianship, education, and instruction!

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Breaking Down Barriers: School Libraries and Deaf Education Program Moscone Convention Center
3000 (W)
Description :

Deaf and hard of hearing students face many barriers in the educational world of the hearing. School libraries/librarians are in a position to break down those barriers and construct an environment in which these students feel welcome and their educational needs are met. Ideas to develop a program conducive to the needs of Deaf and hard of hearing students will be offered. Participants will brainstorm and develop program criteria for their own library.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Collective Cultural Competency: Promoting a Dialogue about Diversity in an Academic Library Program Moscone Convention Center
3012 (W)
Description :

Summer 2014 Western Libraries presented an internal event titled, “Understanding the 21st Century Library Patron.” Library personnel examined changing demographics of the United States in conjunction with the ACRL 2012 Diversity Standards for Cultural Competence. The enthusiastic response to this event prompted the Diversity Committee of Western Libraries to create a series, “Conversations about Cultural Competence.”

This program is an overview of the event, and efforts to continue the conversation throughout the library. Attendees will receive workshop materials and additional resources. Although this event was hosted at an academic library, many concepts and tools apply to any library setting.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Creating a Dynamic US History Experience in Your Library Program Moscone Convention Center
121 (N)
Description :

This session will describe the Public Library Affiliate Program, offered free by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The Public Library Affiliate Program is a unique gateway to educational resources, research tools, and grants designed to help public librarians bring American history to life for students, teachers, and members of the community. The session will include a demonstration of online resources, a tutorial on using primary source documents, and a conversation among librarians about the Public Library Affiliate Program.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Digital Privacy and Security: Keeping You And Your Library Safe and Secure In A Post-Snowden World Program Moscone Convention Center
120 (N)
Description :

Join Blake Carver from LYRASIS and Alison Macrina from the Library Freedom Project to learn strategies for security from digital surveillance. We'll teach tools that keep data safe inside the library and out -- securing your network, website, and PCs, and tools you can teach to patrons in computer classes. We’ll tackle security myths, passwords, tracking, malware, and more, covering a range of tools from basic to advanced, making this session ideal for any library staff.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Empower Your Teens! Civic Engagement Strategies That Work Program Moscone Convention Center
2012 (W)
Description :

Hear from Bay Area teens as they reach beyond the traditional Teen Advisory Group model to actively engage with their community and act as library advocates! Presented by the Oakland Public Library’s Youth Leadership Council (a group of 10-12 teens between the ages of 13-18), they’ll share their successes and challenges in working as representatives for youth in Oakland and provide best practices to ensure that teen leaders don't get lost in the shuffle.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Making a Makerspace Happen: A discussion of the current practices in library makerspaces and experimentation at University of Maryland, Baltimore Program Moscone Convention Center
132 (N)
Description :

This presentation will provide an overview of the current practices in makerspaces in three categories: academic libraries, school libraries, and local membership-based makerspaces. Mediated vs. open service model, various programming and marketing approaches, and the space and staffing considerations will be discussed with pros and cons to provide a solid starting point for creating a makerspace. We will also share some findings from experimenting with 3D printing devices and equipment at University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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