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Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Voices from the Field: Methodology and More in Library Research (LRRT Research Forum) Program Moscone Convention Center
3012 (W)
Description :

Libraries and librarians require new and creative approaches to defining questions and finding answers. The speakers on this panel will provide examples of innovative research methodologies that can be used by today’s librarians to meet the challenges that face their organizations. Panelists will also share their experiences and discuss strategies for successfully obtaining research funds and navigating the publication process.

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Executive Perspectives: a candid look into the Library Technology industry; anticipating next moves Program Moscone Convention Center
3020 (W)
Description :

Libraries in the US collectively invest almost half a billion dollars annually in the platforms that manage and provide access to their collections and services. Marshall Breeding, author of the annual Library Systems Report published in American Libraries, will assemble and moderate a panel of executives representing organizations that produce software or services for libraries. Breeding will give a brief introduction and will then lead a lively discussion to probe at the technology and business trends currently in play, including industry consolidation, differing approaches to opening software to library programmers, and the shift toward cloud-based technologies. The panel is scheduled to include: Kim Massana, Chief Executive Officer Innovative Interfaces; Matti Shem-Tov, President and Chief Executive Officer Ex Libris; Bill Davidson, President and Chief Executive Officer SirsiDynix; Kurt Sanford, Chief Executive Officer ProQuest; Skip Prichard, President and Chief Executive Officer OCLC; Annette Harwood Murphy, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President The Library Corporation.

10:30am - 11:30am
Fearless Questions and Fierce Conversations: Recruiting and Retaining LIS Doctoral Students of Color Program Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Plaza B
Description :

Cultivating a diverse workforce is of great importance, but representation of librarians of color in LIS education, research, and executive-level administration is lacking. Recruiting librarians and other information professionals of color is a social justice issue. A panel of current doctoral students will address various aspects of the PhD process including: networks of allies, safe spaces, and fit in a program. Join us for the annual Leaders Wanted: Doctoral Fair immediately following!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 11:30am

11:30am - 1:00pm
Leaders Wanted: LIS Doctoral Options Fair Other Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Plaza B
Description :

Representation of diversity in LIS education and research is paramount to achieving our diversity recruitment goals. This hour-long Options Fair features representatives from over 20 LIS doctoral programs. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore PhD and funding options from schools across the country. All are welcome to join us!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Diversity Dynamism: Mixing Resources and Making Connections Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
2000 (W)
Description :

This program weaves together the perspective of scholars, authors, and practitioners in examining how “young people learn best when that learning is connected to their passions, desires, and interests.” Professors Sylvia Vardell and Antero Garcia, librarian Marianne Follis, and authors Janet Wong, Margarita Engle, and Lesléa Newman, will discuss how diversity is the key—in literature, media, and programming and in embracing and exploring questions of cultural and sexual identity.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mentorship Program Forum: Library Research Round Table Initiative Forum/Update/Assembly Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 06
Description :

This will be a kickoff for the 2015-2016 round of the program, where mentors and mentees who have applied to participate will be able to meet/mingle with each other and establish mentor/mentee relationships. It will also be a chance to follow-up on the mentor-protégée relationships established during the LRRT Mentorship Program ALA Annual in 2014 and 2015.

Saturday, June 27 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Now Showing @ ALA: Regarding Susan Sontag Other Moscone Convention Center
123 (N)
Description :

REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. The documentary explores Sontag’s life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words, read by actress Patricia Clarkson. From her early infatuation with books and her first experience in a gay bar; from her marriage in adolescence to her last lover, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism still resonate today. More than any other thinker of her day, Sontag was watched, viewed, photographed and stared at. She was gazed at, and she looked back, very carefully, particularly at language and metaphor and at photography and what she called “the ecology of images.” REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG gives viewers the chance to watch Sontag while she examines the world.
Runtime: 100 minutes
Preview: http://sontagfilm.org/trailer

Sponsored by Question Why Films, GLBRT

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 7:00am

7:00am - 9:30am
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast [$] Ticketed event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate Ballroom
Description :

Celebrate the 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Awards winners at this annual breakfast honoring the year's best African American authors and illustrators of books for children and youth. The Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient will also be honored.

Cost :
$52 Early Bird/$62 On-site

Sunday, June 28 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Alabaster Ceiling – where are the minority librarians in higher education? Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 22
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
MAES - Hot Topics in Assessment Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
232-234 (S)
Description :

MAES - Hot Topics in Assessment