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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
10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED From Recruiting to Mentoring: Transformative (AASL ESLS) Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 13-15
Description :

School library staffing around the country currently faces a wide range of challenges, from systems facing a shortage of credentialed candidates to other systems where school library positions have been eliminated. Additionally, licensure requirements vary widely from state to state and impact university preparation and school hiring decisions. As a result, school libraries may be left unstaffed or staffed by paraprofessionals or others unprepared for the challenges facing twenty-first century school libraries. How do we prepare new “leaders to transform teaching and learning” in this context? How and where should we be recruiting these leaders? These are issues facing school library supervisors and university preparation programs, yet they have significant implications for all K-12 education stakeholders concerned with preparing students who are workplace and college ready. Faced with these challenges, school systems and universities are exploring innovative paths to the recruitment, preparation and support of school library staff. In this session a panel of district library supervisors, state leaders, and library school faculty will share perspectives on the issue, strategies to identify and prepare library candidates, and highlight innovative efforts to prepare a new generation of school librarians who will be leaders in the transformation of teaching and learning. The panel of district library supervisors and library school faculty will share perspectives on the issue, strategies to identify and prepare library candidates, and highlight innovative efforts to prepare a new generation of school librarians.

10:30am - 12:00pm
FRBR Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
236-238 (S)
Description :

Meeting of the interest group

10:30am - 12:00pm
OCLC Enhance and Expert Community Sharing Session Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
3012 (W)
Description :

The Enhance and Expert Community Sharing Session is a forum for Q&A and for the exchange of information concerning OCLC's Enhance program and Expert Community.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 12:00pm
Round Table Coordinating Assembly Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
133 (N)
Description :

Round Table gather to exchange ideas.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Intellectual Freedom Committee II Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

Second business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 26 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
ALA-APA Board of Directors Other Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Nob Hill A-C
Description :

Meeting of the ALA-APA Board of Directors.

Sponsors :
ALA APA
ALA Allied Professional Association

Friday, June 26 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm
Trip to Alcatraz Island (ANSS/LES/LPSS) [$] Social event Offsite
Off Site
Description :

Join ANSS/LES/LPSS for a trip to explore Alcatraz.

You may purchase tickets for the 11:30 a.m. tour directly from: http://www.alcatrazcruises.com/. Tickets are $30 per person.

Don't miss our joint program Libraries Behind Bars: Education and Outreach to Prisoners on Saturday, June 27th 1:00-2:30.

Contact ANSS Chair Erin Gratz at egratz@laverne.edu with questions.

Cost :
30.00
11:30am - 4:00pm
Distinguished and Diverse: Celebrate the 2015 ALSC Honor Books [Closed] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2003 (W)
Description :

The 2015 Honor Book recipients for the Newbery, Caldecott, Batchelder, Pura Belpré, Sibert and Geisel awards get their moment in the sun (or San Francisco fog) as we honor them, and the history and tradition of ALSC Honor Books and their creators.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 26 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectrum Institute Lunch [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Social event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan C/D
Description :

Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
12:00pm - 2:30pm
ALA & Council Incoming Committee Chair Strategic Leadership Meeting [Closed] Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate C2
Description :

This is a meeting for the incoming ALA & Council Committee Chairs and the ALA President-elect

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
12:00pm - 3:00pm
ALA Budget Analysis & Review Committee (BARC) Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Nob Hill A-C
Description :

To review the proposed budget, as forwarded by the ALA Executive Board, in the context of the ALA strategic plan, annual priorities and budget assumptions; to review the financial performance of the association and the budget impact of potential actions of ALA council; to make budget recommendations to the ALA executive board and to report to council regarding budget analysis and process.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 4:00pm
AASL-CAEP Program Reviewer Training Other Hotel Nikko
Peninsula
Description :

New and experienced reviewers are encouraged to attend this session to learn about the CAEP program review process, the 2010 AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians, report preparation and review, and appropriate assessments. Attendees will study a sample report and participate in a review exercise. Program report writers are welcome to attend. Reviewers who have not attended a training on the 2010 Standards must attend this session in order to be assigned to a program review team.

Interests :
12:00pm - 4:00pm
After Access—Libraries and Digital Empowerment [Closed] Forum/Update/Assembly Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 06
Description :

The Digital Inclusion Survey and its predecessors document the technology infrastructure public libraries leverage with and for our communities. This is complemented by Pew Research about how Americans are using technology and libraries and reports from the Aspen Institute, ALA and IMLS. Together these resources point to expanding roles for libraries in addressing technology adoption and application, as well as access, needs. This invitation-only program will explore these themes and identify specific actions for advancing digital inclusion through libraries in partnership with other national and local entities.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
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
IMLS Makerspace Advisory Workshop [Closed] Other Moscone Convention Center
206 (S)
Description :

This invitation only session will be run by researchers and librarians from an IMLS-funded project, “Bubbler @ Madison Public Libraries: A system-wide approach to learning through making”. The workshop will gather together leaders, coordinators and educators doing work in the field of makerspaces to discuss their work. The workshop will result in a social media space for participants to network further and share resources related specifically to learning, making, and extended participation.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
12:00pm - 4:00pm
NISO/BISG 9th Annual Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape Access or Ownership: Evolving Business Models and Your Institution Exhibitor session, Program Moscone Convention Center
3012 (W)
Description :

Standards are critically important elements that can make any business process more efficient. The traditional print subscription services model, the process of handling standing book orders by libraries, and even the process of buying, selling, and consuming e-books through a variety of platforms all require standardized business processes to efficiently get content from publishers through vendors to libraries and ultimately to patrons.

As our community adapts to changing paradigms regarding service and ownership models specific to digital publishing, both the library and publishing communities need to consider the implications of these changes. Print content distribution was centered on a sales model, where the transfer of ownership of a physical object was a core element of the transaction; this is often not the case with digital assets. Generally, content is licensed and access is limited; by rights, by term, or by community served. The implications of this shift are quite broad both for content providers as well as libraries. What are the business practices, roles and responsibilities, on both sides of the new digital exchange that all parties need to be aware of and incorporate to ensure efficient information exchange?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 4:00pm
OITP - E-Rate Training Workshop Forum/Update/Assembly Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Sierra Suite B
Description :

Training on how to use the E-rate program

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

Friday, June 26 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Intellectual Freedom 101 Discussion/Interest group, First-TimeAttendeeSessions, Forum/Update/Assembly Moscone Convention Center
2004 (W)
Description :

Intellectual Freedom is one of the most basic values of librarianship.  ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom was established in 1965 to educate about, promote, and defend intellectual freedom for library users as enshrined in the Library Bill of Rights. ALA’s partner organization, the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), was established in 1969 as a resource to support intellectual freedom in the courts and beyond. At this fast-paced one-hour session, you will meet of ALA’s various intellectual freedom groups, get all the details on the IF programs planned for this conference and other upcoming events, and find out how you can get involved in the intellectual freedom workings of ALA and FTRF.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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