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Friday, June 26 - 8:00am

8:00am - 1:00pm
Leading from Any Position: Libraries which are Leaders in their Communities and Librarians who Lead-IRRT Preconference [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
122 (N)
Description :

The library profession is constantly adjusting to new technical developments, standards and innovative new services. These changes may occur without additional funding, or in an environment where the relevance of library services may not be widely known, or may be questioned as larger institutions face rethinking of structures. Libraries need to be leaders in their communities in order to ensure they are full participants in the future of those communities. Learn how librarians from around the world are addressing how to lead and how to nurture leadership of both individuals and libraries. (Session includes lunch)

Cost :
90

Friday, June 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 12:00pm
Rolling out the Rainbow Carpet: Serving LGBTQ Communities [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
132 (N)
Description :

Libraries are well situated to meet the needs of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer/questioning individuals, as well as supporting their families and allies. This half day conference will provide participants with a forum to discuss programming, collection development and outreach efforts that help librarians show these unique populations that they're welcome in our libraries. Each topic forum will be facilitated by librarians who have had great success in these areas and allow for participants to take home ideas and inspiration to apply to their own library. Sponsored by the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table and co-sponsored by the YALSA and ACRL WGSS.

Registration: If you are a member of GLBTRT, a division member, or a student, use special code GLB2015 to receive the price of $75. ALA members without GLBTRT or division membership $100/Non-members $125.

Presenters include:

Marcus Ewert, Author of 10 000 Dresses.
Wick Thomas, Teen Services Librarian for the Plaza Library in Kansas city, MO.
Donna Braquet, Associate Professor and Biology Librarian at the University of Tennessee.
Tami Albin, Associate Librarian at the University of Kansas in the center for Faculty/Staff Initiatives and Engagement.
Jessica Zaker, Central Branch Manager for the Sacramento Public Library.
Karen Sundheim, Program Manager for the James C. Hormel LGBT Center of San Francisco Public Library.
Bleue Benton, Collection Manager at Oak Park Public Library.
Martin Garnar, Head of Reference and Instruction for the Dayton Memorial Library at Regis University.
Robert B. Ridinger, Full Professor in the University Libraries at Northern Illinois University.
Joy Millam, Teacher Librarian at Velencia (CA) High School.

Cost :
75/100/125

Friday, June 26 - 9:00am

9:00am - 4:00pm
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) In Your Library. [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2012 (W)
Description :

The ADA is one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws in the United States. It ensures that Americans with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to enjoy employment opportunities, purchase goods and services, and participate in state and local government programs and services. The specialized training staff of the Pacific ADA Center tailors this preconference training program for the specialized needs libraries face with ADA questions and issues.

Cost :
Division members; Early Bird: $179.00, Advanced: $219.00, ALA members; Early Bird: $229.00 Advanced: $229.00 Non ALA members; Early Bird: $255.00, Advanced: $299.00, Students//Retirees; Early Bird: $150.00, Advanced: $179.00

Friday, June 26 - 12:00pm

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)

Friday, June 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Diversity Goggles: Examining the Literacy Development of Black & Latino Youth from Critical Multicultural Perspectives [$] Forum/Update/Assembly, Preconference/Institute Moscone Convention Center
3007 (W)
Description :

Although libraries can play an important role in helping to ensure that youth have the literacy skills they need to succeed in school and be ready for college or careers, research suggests that Black and Latino youth often feel disconnected from their school and public libraries. This half-day workshop will examine how teen services professionals can better support the literacy development of youth of color through library programs and services. Participants will use “diversity goggles,” provided by the presenters, as a tool to examine librarian perspectives and practices towards Black and Latino youth, with the goal of improving their understanding of how to better meet the needs of these youth . The workshop will feature a panel of YA authors whose work speaks to Black and Latino youth experiences. These authors will not only discuss their work, but will also engage in the broader conversation concerning ways to better support Black and Latino youth through libraries. Authors who will be participating include: Kekla Magoon, Isabel Quintero, and Adam Silvera. This workshop is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, with funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Facilitated by Dr. Kafi Kumasi and Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell.

Cost :
Free

Friday, June 26 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Executive Committee Meeting I (REFORMA) Affiliate Event Grand Hyatt San Francisco
Union Square
Description :

All REFORMA members are welcome. Executive Committee members' names can be found at http://reforma.org/content.asp?pl=2&sl=10&contentid=10

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Saturday, June 27 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
All Committees Meeting (REFORMA) Affiliate Event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 13-15
Description :

All of REFORMA's committees meet at this time. These include: Children's & Young Adult Services Committee (CAYASC), Education Committee, Finance Committee, Fundraising Committee, International Relations Committee, Legislative Committee, Librarian of the Year Award Committee, Membership Committee, Nominations Committee, Organizational Development and New Chapters Committee, Program Committee, Public Relations Committee, Pura Belpré Award Committee, Recruitment and Mentoring Committee, REFORMA National Conferences Coordinating Committee, Scholarship Committee, Technology Committee, Translations Committee & Webinar Committee. See http://www.reforma.org/content.asp?pl=2&sl=321&contentid=321 for more information on REFORMA Committees.

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)
8:00am - 10:00am
Now Showing @ ALA: Wadjda Other Moscone Convention Center
123 (N)
Description :

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.
Runtime: 98 minutes
Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3koigluYOH0

Sponsored by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Gaming for All: Level the Playing Field for People with Disabilities Program Moscone Convention Center
2010 (W)
Description :

Gaming is a great way to invigorate library programs, bring in new users and bridge the digital divide. Join AbleGamers, Brooklyn and DC Public Libraries for an interactive panel discussion. Learn how to compliment traditional services with cutting-edge accessible gaming for patrons of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re a teen hanging out after school, a college student looking for a break, a returning veteran, or a senior on an Exergaming Bowling team, gaming beckons.

8:30am - 10:00am
New Immigrants, New Approaches: Serving Your Community's Deep Diversity with Programming and Acquisition Program Moscone Convention Center
3001 (W)
Description :

With continuous news stories and rhetoric about “illegal” immigrants and “Islamification” of the Western world, how do you change the conversation about “new arrivals” and welcome diverse neighbors into the library community?

This workshop will present research demonstrating the power of diverse books to reduce prejudice, guidelines and programming models for sharing diverse immigrant stories with communities, book lists, and other resources. The workshop will include:
-Overview of contemporary U.S. immigration
-Stages of adjustment for refugee and immigrant children
-How children’s books can reduce prejudice with both long-term residents and new arrival groups
-How to use books to promote understanding & connection, with examples of successful com-munity programming
-Online searchable database of new arrival literature
-Other resources & group sharing

Interests :

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
PopTop Stage - Lucha Corpi, Javier Huerta, and Viola Canales: Mexican-American Poetry Panel Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Renowned Mexican-American poets Lucha Corpi, Javier Huerta, and Viola Canales will join us for this panel describing the different styles and themes in their work. Representing numerous awards and such works as Palabras del Mediodía (Lucha Corpi), American Copia (Javier Huerta) and The Little Devil and the Rose: Lotería Poems/ El diablito y la rosa: Poemas de la lotería. (Viola Canales) these poets will kick-off the stage's superb presentations.

Sponsored by Arte Publico Press

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
PopTop Stage - Muon Van & April Chu: In a Village by the Sea Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Written by Muon and illustrated by April, In a Village by the Sea is a story expressing the desire for home and supports the concept of diverse cultures. Muon left Vietnam as an infant as part of the "boat people, and April returned to her true passion of illustration after a career in architecture as the two collaborate in their storytelling.

Sponsored by Creston Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

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)
10:30am - 11:30am
Project IDOL Diversity Grant (BCALA) Affiliate Event Parc 55 San Francisco
Powell
Description :

LIS students and professional mentors discuss Project IDOL (Increasing Diversity of Librarians) grant and their experiences.

Interests :
Sponsors :
AFL
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
10:30am - 12:00pm
All Access in Libraries! Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 9
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Now Showing @ ALA: 50 Children Other Moscone Convention Center
123 (N)
Description :

In the spring of 1939, Gilbert and Eleanor embarked on a risky and unlikely mission. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, they rescued 50 Jewish children from Vienna and brought them to the United States.
Steven Pressman, the director, producer and writer of the Emmy-nominated 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus, will introduce the film and participate in a brief post-screening Q&A. Steve is also the author of "50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission Into the Heart of Nazi Germany"(HarperCollins, hardcover and paperback).
Runtime: 62 minutes
Preview: http://www.50childrenfilm.com/The_Film.html
Distributed by 7th Art Releasing http://www.7thart.com/films/50-Children

Sponsored by 7th Art Releasing and HarperCollins Publishers

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
AIDS in the End Zone: Working with Incarcerated Youth to Create a Graphic Novel on HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Moscone Convention Center
122 (N)
Description :

This session will describe a program in which two professors at the University of South Carolina, and a graphic illustrator, collaborated with incarcerated youth to develop a graphic novel on HIV/AIDS. The graphic novel, AIDS in the End Zone, is currently being used as an HIV/AIDS prevention tool with other incarcerated youth, and young adults in school and public libraries. Participants will learn how to replicate the process of creating a graphic novel with teens.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Alcatraz Occupation: Self-Determination and Tribal Information Needs Affiliate Event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan A/B
Description :

The Occupation of Alcatraz by Indians of All Tribes changed the origin and concept of Indian self-determination and established a precedent for Indian rights activism. Tribal libraries continue this effort, working to meet tribal information and technology needs to support self-determination and self-governance. Join the American Indian Library Association for a panel featuring participants in the occupation at Alcatraz Island - Jeannie Whitehorse, Tony Gonzales, Lenny Foster, and Eloy Martinez - and learn about their experiences as well as the work of tribal libraries.

Sponsors :
AFL
American Indian Library Association (Affiliate)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Connecting Communities: Documenting and Sharing Asian American Heritage Program Moscone Convention Center
2004 (W)
Description :

This program will be a panel discussion about Asian American Records and Local History. Co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA).

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