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Thursday, June 25 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Don’t Go Missing on the Shelf: Getting the Support you Need to be a Success [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan A/B
Description :

This panel consists of four speakers who will discuss their unique experiences, offer useful tips to attendees and engage participants in a lively question and answer period at the end of the session. An archives intern at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will talk about her personal experiences with academic mentors in undergraduate and graduate school, emphasizing what experts from different fields can offer a young professional. An Assistant Medical Librarian at Kaiser Permanente, will discuss her experiences being involved with both formal mentoring program and seeking informal mentorships and how those mentorships have helped her navigate the library profession. A Regional Librarian at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, will provide useful tips to those who haven't been fortunate enough to locate and cultivate a mentoring relationship in their career and discuss alternative ways to find support from within your organization. A Reference & Instruction Librarian at Haas Arts Library, Yale University, will present an analysis of current library mentorship and what academic literature says about mentorship approaches and their effectiveness for library students and professionals. 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

Thursday, June 25 - 4:00pm

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 - 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

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
CANCELLED Hiring 2020 Program Moscone Convention Center
2004 (W)
Description :

Hiring Manager: How will you identify your new Digital Librarian, your next Embedded Information Professional? How will you pick them out of a hiring line-up? Are you prepared to find librarians who will get us through the coming waves of successive changes in a quickly eveloving information marketplace?
Information & Library School Student: Can you articulate how you will add value for tomorrow’s library experience in a competitive market?
Join a panel of library professionals, a professor, and student, as they discuss qualities needed when hiring and how well today’s library school graduates are prepared to meet those needs.

8:30am - 10:00am
Involvement Equals Commitment: Ways to Engage and Motivate Staff Program Moscone Convention Center
2014 (W)
Description :

This session presented by the 2014 Library Journal/Gale Cengage Learning Library of the Year, Edmonton Public Library (EPL), will review proven strategies that have resulted in a highly engaged staff and innovative public library. Driven by their foundational framework, "one library, one staff," they make decisions and try things out together within a system of 17 branches and 645 staff scattered around our city. Speakers will provide examples of how EPL uses its one library approach to deliver better library services and will highlight how EPL gets its work done through a structure of teams, rather than individual experts.

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Sierra Suite D
Description :

Meeting of the AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee on Library Service to Labor Groups

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
Leading the Charge: Practical Management Tools and Tips for New Technical Services Managers Program Moscone Convention Center
2012 (W)
Description :

The transition into management in library technical services can be daunting and challenging! This lightning round program by experienced managers will present a variety of ways to build rapport and gain your staff's trust, assess current procedures and workflows without scaring off the natives, and initiate change in a positive way!

Sponsors :
10:30am - 11:30am
Membership Committee Meeting (ACRL ULS) Committee meeting Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Seacliff Room
Description :

Addresses issues related to University Libraries Section members, recruits new members and promotes involvement in ULS.

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
HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Mason Room
Description :

HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group

Interests :
1:00pm - 2:30pm
No Sugarcoating Allowed: Four Honest Perspectives on Change Management Program Moscone Convention Center
2020 (W)
Description :

Many libraries are undergoing major organizational change, and it can be challenging to say the least. To manage change successfully, staff throughout the organization need to step up and help lead. Hear how one library shook up its traditional organizational structure and reimagined departments, roles, and services to meet the changing needs of its community. Four librarians with different experiences and positions will talk honestly about what they did to not only survive, but thrive, throughout the process. Learn from our struggles and successes, without any sugarcoating!

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Diversity officers discussion group Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Mason Room
Description :

Diversity officers discussion group

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Performance Metrics Management: Taming the Monster Exhibitor session, Program Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 04
Description :

Has your library gotten to the point where data from multiple systems and locations can no longer be adequately managed in Excel spreadsheets? Learn about LibPAS, an established web solution being used in numerous academic and public libraries to streamline the capture, reporting and sharing of quantitative performance data.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Collective Cultural Competency: Promoting a Dialogue about Diversity in an Academic Library Program Moscone Convention Center
3012 (W)
Description :

Summer 2014 Western Libraries presented an internal event titled, “Understanding the 21st Century Library Patron.” Library personnel examined changing demographics of the United States in conjunction with the ACRL 2012 Diversity Standards for Cultural Competence. The enthusiastic response to this event prompted the Diversity Committee of Western Libraries to create a series, “Conversations about Cultural Competence.”

This program is an overview of the event, and efforts to continue the conversation throughout the library. Attendees will receive workshop materials and additional resources. Although this event was hosted at an academic library, many concepts and tools apply to any library setting.

Sunday, June 28 - 8:30am

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.

Sponsors :

Sunday, June 28 - 10:30am

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.

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Risky Business: Creating a Nimble Culture Program Moscone Convention Center
2007 (W)
Description :

Denver Public Library (DPL) staff will share its evolving work in changing the way it achieves its strategic vision. This includes implementing several ways to infuse new ideas, generate excitement and build momentum, utilizing IDEO design firm’s ideation and prototyping techniques, and tweaking Harvard Business School professor John Kotter’s Accelerate model with empowered cross-divisional staff teams owning major strategic initiatives. You will learn about Risky Business, the DPL’s staff mini-grant process, Pop Your Mind, its monthly lunch and learn series, and most importantly, which of its experimental processes worked, which didn’t, and how DPL learned and continually improved its plan.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Committee on the Future of University Libraries Meeting (ACRL ULS) Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update/Assembly Moscone Convention Center
236-238 (S)
Description :

Join the ACRL ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries in a moderated discussion about how five university libraries evaluated the use of existing resources (including staff) in order to pave the way for new services. What efficiencies were found in operations? What tough decisions to modify or eliminate existing services were considered? How did reorganization free up resources to help the organization move forward? The speakers will share their stories ahead of time and briefly discuss them, then we will open the floor for discussion and question-and-answer.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group (ACRL ULS) Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 22
Description :

Forum for discussion of issues relevant to mid-level managers in academic libraries.

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