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Saturday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Preservation Showdown Program Moscone Convention Center
2001 (W)
Description :

Two teams will go head to head in a debate on the topic "Funding to support access to rare book and manuscripts collections should be entirely dedicated to digitization, not to conservation treatment of original artifacts." Teams will include members from the Preservation and Reformatting Section and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section. The debate will be followed by an open discussion with the audience and the debaters.

Sunday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Literary Tastes Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
West Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor
Description :

Listen to some of the year’s best authors discuss their works and the craft of writing while enjoying the company of other book lovers. This year we are featuring Katherine Addison (Goblin Emperor), Amy Belding Brown (Flight of the Sparrow), Stuart Rojstaczer (The Mathematician's Shiva), Jo Walton (My Real Children) and Ashley Weaver (Murder at the Brightwell) followed by a book signing with each. All Annual Conference registrants are invited! Light refreshments served. This event is sponsored by Penguin RandomHouse, Macmillan Publishers, and Ingram Content Group.

Sunday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
Beacon Me Up, Scotty! Pushing Information by Proximity Program Moscone Convention Center
2006 (W)
Description :

Learn from the experiences of the Orange County (Fla.) Library System's (OCLS) early adoption of iBeacon technology to promote library services and programs. Using third party software, OCLS created an interactive marketing environment inside our libraries to promote upcoming programs, events, and new services. With an app on their mobile phone, library customers are alerted to an array of information, even just passing by the front doors. Learn more about this innovative approach to communicating what's up at your library by reaching people where their attention is...their phone!

8:30am - 9:30am
Best Practice - Support Staff Edition Program Moscone Convention Center
3000 (W)
Description :

This one hour program is an opportunity for support staff to promote their services, how they communicate with patrons and other library staff, their space and information they provide, uses of alternative formats and policies.

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8:30am - 9:30am
CANCELLED Everyone’s REALLY Welcome: Inviting Neurodiverse Students into Your Library Program Moscone Convention Center
2005 (W)
Description :

Some students with Autism, ADHD, and/or other executive functioning or sensory processing challenges sometimes do not feel comfortable with the modern, busy library. How can a school librarian be an advocate while still maintaining a collaborative atmosphere? Come learn more about what it means to be a library that is a haven for the neurodiverse! We'll learn some easy (and inexpensive) design adjustments and brainstorm solutions for your school community.

8:30am - 9:30am
Conversation with AARP Program Moscone Convention Center
2010 (W)
Description :

Hot Topic: Midlife and Older Adults! As one of the leading voices for an aging America, AARP and AARP Foundation regularly monitors the needs of its 38 million members and helps equip older adults across the country to lead the type of life they imagine and prompt them to consider the most important questions they face. Learn where AARP is investing its time and energy to help you as you consider your own retirement and what resources they are creating with their partners like ALA to assist you with program development for older adults at your library.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 9:30am
Equity in Visual Narratives Program Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

It's a powerful thing to see oneself as subject. The imagination is the beginning of self-realization. To be able to dream is the beginning of true freedom. Every individual that participates in our society deserves to see themselves as hero, as villain, as powerful, and as a complete character. However, studies show that this is not the case in developmental imagery in children's books, films, and other consumed visual narratives.

It's vital for people of color to not only consume these images but to actively engage with the critical making of these narratives. There is a gross inequity that must be balanced. The only question is "how"? The answer may not be that distant. There is now a network of creators, distributors, and a supporting counter-culture of alternative narratives that support these very ideas and the culture is growing.

The face of our nation is shifting rapidly and the mainstream marketplace is struggling to keep up with the need for these images. It is going to fall to the independent creators to truly display what diversity can look like. The future is one of many truths. We need to make a space for those voices that speak against erasure, simplification, and displacement of the cultural narratives that a truly democratic society not only longs for but, needs to survive.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 9:30am
Getting Started with Library Linked Open Data: Lessons from UNLV and NCSU Program Moscone Convention Center
2002 (W)
Description :

This program will focus on the practical steps involved in creating and publishing linked data including data modeling, data clean up, enhancing the data with links to other data sets, converting the data to various forms of RDF, and publishing the data set. At each step of the process, the speakers will share their experiences and the tools they used to give the audience multiple perspectives on how to approach linked data creation.

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8:30am - 9:30am
How to Work with Government Officials on Community Wide Issues Program Moscone Convention Center
2016 (W)
Description :

A panel discussion of library leaders and local officials. Discussions will center around the library as an important community partner/leader and how we can lead change in our local community.

8:30am - 9:30am
Is Technical Services Dead?: Designing Our Future Program Moscone Convention Center
2003 (W)
Description :

Major changes have taken place within technical services within the past five to ten years. Automated workflows, a proliferation of vendor supplied services, patron centered acquisition plans, and digital preservation have impacted how we work and the career paths of our newer professionals. A panel of librarians will discuss whether there is a future for traditional technical services, whether MARC matters with RDA and if RDA will live up to its promise, skills needed for future of technical services work, and technical services advocacy.

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8:30am - 9:30am
OLOS Outreach Program II Program Moscone Convention Center
2012 (W)
Description :

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 9:30am
Soon to Be Famous Author Project - How to Make It Happen Program Moscone Convention Center
2001 (W)
Description :

The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project, winner of the 2015 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, demonstrates the impact and expertise of Illinois libraries. It also highlights the library support for authors. When Illinois library staffers started this project, asking Illinois libraries to submit work of self-published authors, they thought forty entries would mean success. The project received 103 nominations from public, school, and academic libraries across the state. Twenty-three librarians from different types of libraries served as judges. This is not only the story of library impact, it is the story about library power built on collaboration.
Program supported by the ALA Digital Content Working Group, PLA, Reaching Across Illinois Library System, Illinois Heartland Library System, Illinois Library Association and the Chicago Public Library.

8:30am - 10:00am
Engaging, Encouraging and Enabling Middle and High School Students to Explore Health and Science from the National Library of Medicine Program Moscone Convention Center
2004 (W)
Description :

Do you work at a middle or high school and have in interest in finding reliable and freely available health and science resources? Come and learn about the online and interdisciplinary materials available from the National Library of Medicine. Topics covered include Biology, Environmental Health, General Health, Genetics, and more. Examples on how to introduce the resources and collaborate with teachers and suggestions on usage will be included in this interactive session.

8:30am - 10:00am
NEH’s Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, Session 1 - Humanities Themes and Scholarship Program Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Imperial A
Description :

NEH's Latino Americans project was developed to support the public’s exploration of the history and experiences of Latinos and how they’ve shaped the U.S. over the last 500 years. Project scholars and staff will speak about the humanities themes within WETA’s LATINO AMERICANS documentary series, including the diversity of immigrant experiences and the creation of Latino identities. We will also discuss the project’s use of documentary film to spark dialogue about the past, present, and future of Latino communities. In so doing, we will highlight the project’s national scope and significance.

Speakers:
-Eva Caldera, NEH Assistant Chairman for Partnership and Strategic Initiatives
-David Montejano, Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
-Stephen Pitti, Professor of History and American Studies and the Director of the Ethnicity, Race and Migration Program at Yale University
-Lesley Williams, Head of Adult Services, Evanston Public Library

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
HR Confidential: Insider Tips from Library HR Directors Program Moscone Convention Center
104 (N)
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An informal discussion/Q&A session where you can gain an insider's perspective on the recruitment process from two experienced HR Directors. Get tips on how to make your application stand out. Find out how to be your own best advocate for professional development and career advancement. Explore negotiation strategies to ensure you get the most out of your offer package. All questions are welcome!

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
"The Purpose Based Library" -- Finding your path to survival, Success and Growth Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
2011 (W)
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Public libraries that streamline and improve customer services, can eliminate wasteful activities and bring down costs. Building on this foundation, libraries can create real growth opportunities through concentrating on their true mission and purpose, and without spending a lot more money. With a focus on putting ideas into action, the presenters will discuss new ways to think about metrics, reexamine customer self-driven services, leveraging the considerable footprint of libraries, identify and assess community needs while realigning library services accordingly, and offering cutting-edge services and programs.

10:30am - 11:30am
21st Annual Reference Research Forum Program Moscone Convention Center
2014 (W)
Description :

The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs where attendees can learn about notable projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.

10:30am - 11:30am
An Opportunity to Serve: American Librarians in Eurasia Program Moscone Convention Center
2004 (W)
Description :

An Opportunity to Serve: American Librarians in Eurasia will provide a glimpse into the experiences of three American-based librarians who have worked or are working in institutions in Afghanistan, Georgia and Kazakhstan. Each speaker will talk about the rewards and challenges of working in Central Asian and Eurasian libraries.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Civics and Citizenship Resources from USCIS Program Moscone Convention Center
2012 (W)
Description :

Join us for a presentation from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) highlighting online resources and printed materials available for libraries seeking to serve immigrants. A review of the Civics and Citizenship Toolkit, the Citizenship Resource Center website and its page created specifically for libraries, as well as other recent USCIS library focused initiatives will be featured.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Collaborative Influences of LIS Educators and Practitioners Regarding Hiring the Profession Program Moscone Convention Center
2001 (W)
Description :

This program will explore the mutual influences that LIS educators can have with their academic library counterparts on the future of the profession. Specifically, what will be explored and discussed is the influence of academic libraries on LIS curriculum, as it relates to changes in staffing needs, such as research intensive skills or specializations, as well as, how updates to theory based curriculum can translate into knowledge and skills sought in academic library hiring practices. This program is sponsored by the ACRL Library and Information Science Education Interest Group.

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