Sessions with Handouts

Time Title Type Location

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 Visit for the full agenda.

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.

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 :
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time for Storytime! Author Event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 1
Description :

Get ready to move, dance, sing, and play! Three respected chidren's storytime authorities, Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Linda Ernst, and Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting, will share examples from their popular storytime books, offer tips and advice, and take your questions. You'll learn about early literacy and have a great time!

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Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 26 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:30pm
ALCTS 101 First-TimeAttendeeSessions, Social event Moscone Convention Center
2001 (W)
Description :

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes, including an iPad mini!

ALCTS 101 is an informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division. Chat with established members about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities.

Want to get involved? Stick around for the short business meeting of the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) following the event, where you can volunteer to serve as Vice Co-Chair or Student Liaison.

All are welcome—those considering membership with ALCTS, student members, new members, and long-term members wanting a brush-up.

You’re also invited to the first-ever ALCTS 101 After Party!
Walk over to Whispers Bar & Grill (located in the Courtyard Marriott at 299 2nd Street) with us immediately following ALCTS 101. If you can’t attend 101, just meet up with us there between 8:45 and 9:00. RSVP for the After Party is recommended, but not required:

Sponsors :

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
AAP/LIBRARYREADS’ BOOK-A-LICIOUS BREAKFAST! Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate B
Description :

The AAP and LibraryReads invite you to hear from six fantastic authors in a breakfast sponsored by the AAP Library Marketing Committee. Book signing to follow event.

Hear from authors:
Charles Belfoure, author of House of Thieves (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno (Hogarth)
Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You (Penguin Books)
Nnedi Okorafor, author of Lagoon (Simon & Schuster/Saga Press)
Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches (Little, Brown & Co.)
Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed (Picador/Macmillan)

Email Becca at to request an invitation.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Community Engagement: A Case Study in Starting the Conversation Program Moscone Convention Center
2005 (W)
Description :

Urban public libraries across the country and beyond are working to develop community engagement efforts that address changing community landscapes and initiate innovative and responsive service development and community change. In 2013 The Seattle Public Library identified five service priorities and began the process of articulating a path forward for each. Community engagement principles and practices have come to the forefront on each of these priorities. Join us to hear about our vision and guiding principles for this work, progress on implementation, and lessons learned.

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.

8:30am - 10:00am
Linked Library Data Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate A
Description :

Linked Data Love: research representation, discovery, and assessment

Kristi Holmes, PhD
Director, Galter Health Sciences Library
Associate Director of Evaluation, NUCATS
Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine-Health and Biomedical Informatics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The explosion of linked data platforms and data stores over the last five years has been profound – both in terms of quantity of data as well as its potential impact. Research information systems such as VIVO ( play a significant role in enabling this work. VIVO is an open source, Semantic Web-based application that provides an integrated, searchable view of the scholarly activities of an organization. The uniform semantic structure of VIVO-ISF data enables a new class of tools to advance science. This presentation will provide a brief introduction and update to VIVO and present ways that this semantically-rich data can enable visualizations, reporting and assessment, next-generation collaboration and team building, and enhanced multi-site search. Libraries are uniquely positioned to facilitate the open representation of research information and its subsequent use to spur collaboration, discovery, and assessment. The talk will conclude with a description of ways librarians are engaged in this work – including visioning, metadata and ontology creation, policy creation, data curation and management, technical, and engagement activities.

VIVO and BIBFRAME: Understanding People through Linked Data

Steven Folsom
Discovery Metadata Librarian
Cornell University Library

Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) is a collaboration of the Cornell University Library, the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, and the Stanford University Libraries, and is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project attempts to illustrate the value of linked data through a number of use cases; the focus of LD4L Use Case 2 is to “See and search on Works by people to discover more works and better understand people”. To this end, LD4L has experimented with connecting university faculty profiling systems with library data about the intellectual output of the university. This presentation will describe a pilot to preprocess MARC records for Cornell theses for conversion to BIBFRAME with VIVO URIs, ultimately providing greater context to student theses and more fully reflecting faculty service to the university.

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

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Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Understand Your Customers: Empathy Persona Creation Workshop Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update/Assembly Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Sierra Suite E
Description :

Personas are archetypal, representative customers used in strategic planning, service design, interaction design, user experience design and marketing. Personas will make it possible to better understand patrons of all ages, board members, friends group, government officials, vendors and others with whom staff interact as they support your library’s mission.

Join us in a hands-on workshop to develop a couple of ALA empathy personas to understand how the process works. After that we’ll move on to guided exercises to explore how to best implement your own persona development project. Your library can partner with its constituency groups to collaboratively develop and use personas. What are their concerns, passions, interests, problems, tasks, and how do those intersect with your programs and services?

Instructions for how to run Empathy Development Workshops and digital files of the worksheets used in the session will be available for you to take back to your workplace.

Questions about personas? Wikipedia has general information at:; while focuses on their use in web design:

Session Presenter Information: Louise Gruenberg, MAE, MLS, UxD (2015) is ALA’s Senior Usability Officer.

Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Academic Integrity: An Opportunity for Faculty Development Program Moscone Convention Center
2024 (W)
Description :

At UC Berkeley the Library is part of a campus-wide task force that is beginning to use faculty concern about plagiarism and cheating as a faculty development opportunity. Flipping the script to a focus on how to support faculty and students in understanding and practicing Academic Integrity, rather than focusing on punishment, also opens the door to improved teaching and learning. Attendees will brainstorm about how librarians can be an important part of this process.

10:30am - 11:30am
Intentional Teaching Online: Using Instructional Design to Enhance Distance Library Instruction Program Moscone Convention Center
3010 (W)
Description :

Whether embedded in an online course, facilitating an online one-shot instruction session, or creating multimedia tutorials and learning objects, librarians spend more and more time teaching online. Library instruction can be enhanced by intentionally applying the principles of instructional design, which will enable librarians to systematically address factors such as learners' needs and motivation. Panelists will demonstrate the best practices of instructional design to effectively create, deliver, and assess online library instruction.

10:30am - 11:30am
LITA Electronic Resources Management Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
232-234 (S)
Description :

The ALCTS/LITA Electronic Resources Management Interest Group is hosting a panel put together by the ALCTS Acquisitions Section’s Acquisitions Technology Committee. Their meeting is titled “Meeting the E-Resources Challenge: Utilizing ERMS in Libraries.”

As libraries add more electronic resources to their collections, systems have been developed to centralize management of licensed records and provide efficient workflows within Technical Services. Are ERMS (Electronic Resources Management Systems) the ultimate solution in managing the ever-increasing complexities of electronic resources? Learn from librarians who have worked with ERMS and can provide advice that will help your library develop best practices in managing electronic resources.

Presenters slated for this panel:
Wendolyn Vermeer, Cal Poly Pomona University Library (Pomona, CA)
Rose Reynolds, Smith College Libraries (Northampton, MA)

10:30am - 11:30am
Reading into the Future: Tips and Tools for Staying on Top of the Book World Program Moscone Convention Center
2016 (W)
Description :

It’s a big book world, and someone’s gotta read it. Keeping up with the burgeoning world of publishing and popular culture can appear daunting, but it can be done! Be the first to know (instead of the last to hear) about reading trends and hot new titles.Join a panel of experts who will share practical techniques and invaluable resources to help you keep up with the current literary scene. Learn strategies to maximize your reading time, stay ahead of your patrons, and position yourself as a crucial literary resource in your library community.

10:30am - 11:30am
Role of the Professional in Technical Services Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
124 (N)
Description :

Please join the Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group as we explore the challenges and opportunities of advancing to a higher administrative level in academic libraries. Have you ever wondered if you should make this move? Have you considered what it would take to reach that higher level? How can you be sure you’re on the right path? Three recently appointed administrators will discuss their move from department head to upper library administration. They will share the lessons learned from the search process and how they handled the inevitable transition issues. The panelists represent three viewpoints: Pixey Mosley made the move as an internal candidate; Paula Sullenger spent many years at one institution before becoming an administrator elsewhere, and Carmelita Pickett rose in responsibility at multiple institutions. The panelists will have advice and encouragement for your situation.


Pixey Mosley
Associate Dean for Administrative and Faculty Services
Texas A&M University Libraries

Paula Sullenger
Associate Dean for Information Resources
Texas A&M University Libraries

Carmelita Pickett
Associate University Librarian
University of Iowa Libraries

Sponsors :
10:30am - 12:00pm
ACRL President's Program: The Power of Mindset: Fostering Grit on the Way to New Roles Presidents program Moscone Convention Center
3018 (W)
Description :

The education landscape is evolving rapidly, but the stress of being pulled in different directions can be challenging. New research shows that our approach to challenges can make all the difference. How can library staff at all levels develop a growth mindset to approach the demands of new roles? Hear from Thomas Hoerr, noted author of Fostering Grit, and OCLC research scientist Constance Malpas to understand the emerging higher education landscape and to learn to embrace its challenges, celebrate mistakes, persist in the midst of setbacks, and focus on continuous learning to re-invent ourselves and our libraries.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Board Meeting (UNITED) Committee meeting Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Yosemite C
Description :

Board Meeting (UNITED)

10:30am - 12:00pm
Call Me Maybe? A Tale of Two Call Centers Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 19
Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cloud on the Horizon: Weathering a consortial system migration in Acquisitions Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 1
Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 24
Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)