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Thursday, June 25 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
GMS Welcome and Graduate School Institute [Closed] Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Plaza A
Description :

GMS Welcome and Graduate School Institute

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Spectrum Institute Opening Reception [Closed, $] Discussion/Interest group, Preconference/Institute Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan C/D
Description :

Welcome reception with ALA President Courtney Young, ALA President-Elect Sari Feldman, and ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels. 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
Cost :
N/A

Friday, June 26 - 7:30am

7:30am - 8:30am
Spectrum Institute Breakfast [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.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 26 - 8:00am

8:00am - 4:00pm
Affiliate Leadership Summit (AASL) [Closed] Discussion/Interest group InterContinental San Francisco
InterContinental BR A & B
Description :

Meeting of the members of the affiliate leaders of the American Association of School Librarians.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

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)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 11:30am
Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Parc 55 San Francisco
Embarcadero
Description :

Meeting of Big Heads

Sponsors :

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)
9:00am - 12:00pm
Citizens Save Libraries: Rounding Them Up and Showing Them How! Discussion/Interest group Hotel Nikko
Mendocino
Description :

This special workshop will provide in-depth training on how to create an advocacy campaign and give the basics for helping to train others as well. Library directors, state library development staff, Trustees, and consultants are invited to attend to learn how to work with local library supporters for specific advocacy campaigns, and/or to enhance existing advocacy skills. This workshop will make use of the Citizens Save Libraries Power Guide for Successful Advocacy.

Friday, June 26 - 9:30am

9:30am - 4:00pm
Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations Discussion/Interest group Westin St. Francis
California East BR
Description :

Library Trustees, Friends groups, Foundations, and staff are invited to join a day of information and resource sharing, roundtable discussions, and learning opportunities. Coffee and meet & greet will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the program starting at 10 a.m. The morning will feature breakout sessions with presentations geared specifically for Friends, Trustees, and Foundations. Attendees bring their own lunch (or purchase on site) for “Lunch with an Expert,” featuring open forum roundtable discussions with experts on various topics. A keynote speaker and panel discussion will follow lunch. The day-long session is free. Please RSVP to united@ala.org. Visit http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/workshops/workshops for the full agenda.

Friday, June 26 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:30am
International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 15 & 16
Description :

The International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group will discuss and promote projects and issues of interest and import to academic and research libraries from an international perspective.

Interests :

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
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)

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

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)

Friday, June 26 - 1:00pm

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.

1:00pm - 3:00pm
PLAMetrics - Managing with Data Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

Opens with the benefits of PLAmetrics and how to use the data and then in the second hour, a how-to session on creating reports, accessing documentation, downloading pamphlets and templates, and Q&A. http://www.ala.org/pla/publications/plds

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

Friday, June 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
LITA Open House Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
2005 (W)
Description :

LITA Open House is an opportunity for current and prospective members to talk with Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) leaders, committee chairs, and interest group participants. The goal of Open House is to share information, encourage involvement in LITA activities, and help attendees build professional connections

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