Ticketed Events

Annual Conference 2015 Ticketed Events

To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial registration or add them later using the unique link in your email confirmation. If you don't have your registration confirmation handy, you can request a copy by emailing alaregistration@compusystems.com.

 


AASL

AAS1 – Preconference

The Google, the Bing, and the Open Web: Teaching Credibility Assessment to Young Adults

June 26, 2015

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $159 $159 $159
Non Member $224 $224 $224

Are you struggling with how to teach website credibility and trustworthiness to your students? Do your students always click on the first Google search result even after you encouraged them to look at more results? Join us as we walk you through some practical ways to get your students thinking more critically about the websites they use for their class and personal research.

If you are a member of AASL use special code AASL2015 to receive the price of $109.

 

AAS2 – Preconference

Integrating AASL's Best Websites and Best Apps into your School's Curriculum

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $159 $159 $159
Non Member $224 $224 $224

As school librarians and administrators we are continuously called for increased exposure to nonfiction and fictional text, inquiry, and the building of new knowledge.  This shift provides opportunities for students to extend learning beyond an accumulation of facts and simple searches.  This interactive session will highlight examples of online and handheld technology resources from professionally vetted sources (ebooks, apps, and digital tools) from the AASL Best Websites and the AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committees that extend the learning experience for students beyond flat text and help guide in the building of new knowledge and understanding. Join two of AASL's most active technology based committees as they come together for the first time in this hands-on pre-conference session.

If you are a member of AASL use special code AASL2015 to receive the price of $109.

 

AAS3 – Optional Event

ISS Social (AASL)

June 26, 2015

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $30 $30 $30
Non Member $30 $30 $30

Catch up with Independent School Section (ISS) colleagues and friends for networking, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and fun! Transportation to and from the event location will be on your own. Pre-registration is required.

 

AAS4 – Optional Event

ISS Tour (AASL)

June 26, 2015

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $50 $50 $50
Non Member $50 $50 $50

Join the Independent School Section (ISS) for a daytime tour of independent schools in the San Francisco area. The ISS Tour will feature lower, middle, and upper school library programs. Departing from the Moscone Center, attendees are sure to have a variety of insights! Snacks will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

 

ACRL

ACR1 – Preconference

Data Visualization: Tools, Techniques, and Practice - Tickets available for purchase at the door

June 26, 2015

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $275  $275  $275
Non Member  $305  $305  $305

If you are a member of ACRL use special code ACRL2015 to receive the price of $225

This preconference will introduce the fundamentals of data visualization including discussion of visual variables – the building blocks of any visualization. Attendees will participate in a sketching exercise to explore visual variables and create a foundation for the creation of library specific visualizations in the afternoon.  We will also provide a survey of popular visualization software and tools. The afternoon is dedicated to creating visualization of your own data. We will begin with sketching exercises to explore possibilities and create prototypes. This is also an opportunity to create communities of interest to take the work of the day to fully develop these ideas after the workshop. In addition to sample data, participants are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop or similar device.

ACR2 – Preconference

Storytelling 101: Craft Narratives to Engage and Persuade - Tickets available for purchase at the door

June 26, 2015

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
 Member  $275 $275  $275 
 Non Member  $305 $305  $305

If you are a member of ACRL use special code ACRL2015 to receive the price of $225.

When was the last time someone changed your mind with a story? We empathize with, persuade, and teach each other using the social tool that is storytelling. Whether you’re a high-powered library administrator headed into an important conference call or a part-time instruction librarian at the head an unfamiliar classroom, humans crave connection and a compelling story can be the difference between connecting deeply with your campus colleagues and patrons or experiencing a total disconnect.  In this hands-on, learner-centered preconference, discover the neuroscience behind why well-told stories resonate with listeners and how that advantage can be translated into educational and work contexts by library professionals. Persuasive storytelling is widely considered to be a powerful tool for leaders in academe and industry, and can be incorporated into many traditional library initiatives, including instruction, management, outreach, advocacy, and development. The goal of this preconference is to introduce this skill to emerging leaders at any location on an institution’s org chart.  After one-on-one coaching and practice, the workshop will culminate with a “StorySlam” in which attendees practice their story in a safe and supportive environment. Join us to learn how to create focused narratives that engage, persuade, and delight!

ACR3 – Preconference

Writing Data Management Plans Across the Curriculum - Tickets available for purchase at the door

June 26, 2015

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
 Member  $275 $275  $275 
 Non Member  $295 $295  $295 

If you are a member of ACRL use the special code ACRL2015 to receive the price of $225.

Join an experienced data management plan (DMP) consultant to learn how to apply your existing skills to writing a good data management plan. Attendees will learn about the elements that make up a good DMP, assess sample DMPs, and work in groups to write an original DMP which will be critiqued in a low key environment. Government and private funders, and the needs of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities will be addressed.

ACR4 – Preconference

Reflective Teaching: Self-Evaluation to Assess and Improve your Teaching Practice - Tickets available for purchase at the door

June 26, 2015

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
 Member  $245 $245  $245 
 Non Member  $295 $295   

 

Reflection is a central component of effective teaching practice and successful student learning. But reflection can sometimes seem fuzzy, without purpose, and lack connection to larger program goals. In this three-hour workshop, participants will learn techniques and strategies for more structured and intentional reflection. Participants will learn how to identify, articulate, and diagnose teaching and learning “problems” that they encounter in the classroom, analyze their role as a teacher in that situation, and then apply techniques of reflective practice to address those learning problems and improve student learning. Participants will also explore collaborative reflective practices in order to build reflective practice into their instruction programs.

If you are a member of ACRL use the special code ACRL2015 to receive the price of $195.

AFL

AFL2 – Preconference

Communities in Need: Innovations in Service and Design for Connecting Users with Social Services

June 25, 2015

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
 Member  $269 $269 $269 
 Non Member  $319 $319  $319 

 

Public libraries are increasingly responsive in developing new models of service to address 21st century community needs including service to persons experiencing mental illness, persons experiencing homelessness, patrons who are in need of medical care and families living in poverty. The California Library Association, in conjunction with the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), is presenting a full day preconference to share the latest best practices from across North America including innovations from Richland Library and Pima County Library that feature the addition of a public health nurse to their on-site programming. Presentations will also include Edmonton Public Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Madison (WI) Public Library and San Francisco Public Library to highlight the evolving impacts of social worker programs in public libraries.

If you are a member of CLA or LLAMA use the special code AFL2015 to recieve the price of $219.

AFL5 – Preconference

Relationship-building and Community Engagement

June 25, 2015

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
 Member $269 $269 $269
 Non Member $319 $319  $319 

 

Survival of the public library is about relevance, and the key to relevance is engagement.  That’s our future.  Engagement, with customers, community, stakeholders, partners, and staff, is about people being in relationships.  Public libraries need to approach relationships with the confidence that we have something of value to offer, and clarity about what we hope to gain from others that will move our strategic initiatives forward.    In this session we’ll explore the various meanings of community engagement, talk about staff engagement, and discuss what it takes to build relationships in both our outward and inward worlds.  We’ll hear about strategies for building productive relationships with staff, communities, partners, and stakeholders.  We’ll talk about how to rightsize our relationships - recognizing there should be a correlation between the level of effort we put into nurturing relationships and the value we both offer and receive. We’ll discuss how to seek out strategic relationships that align to organizational priorities, and practice having conversations to build relationships in which you might have something to teach, want to learn, or hope to collaborate.  Please show up ready to be engaged, interactive, and appreciative of all that is offered, you contribute, and acquire in this daylong session.  Our guest speakers are Susan Hildreth, Gary Wasdin, Luis Herrera, and Jan Sanders. Cheryl Gould and Sam McBane Mulford will facilitate the workshop.

If you are a member of CLA use special code AFL2015 to receive the price of $219.

AFL6 – Preconference

*Uncommit: How Do We Stop So We Can Start Doing What Really Matters*

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
 Member $159  $159  $159 
 Non Member $225  $225  $225 

 

Libraries try to be everything to everyone.  The challenge is taking on new initiatives that require new skill sets when we can’t bear to let anything go.    In Jim Collins’ Good to Great framework, he says great organizations are clear about the difference between their core values (which never change) and operating strategies and cultural practices (which endlessly adapt to a changing world).    Within a changing landscape of what people need from libraries, we have to figure out what we do well and do that, and stop doing what others are already doing well.  We have finite capacities and must choose how to create the best outcomes and impacts for our communities.  Our core values haven’t changed, and we need to find new ways to use our natural assets to deliver services, value, and make a difference.  It’s about delivering the value you’re meant to deliver and not just the conventional services you’ve always delivered.    Please know that this session will be energizing and affirming.  You’ll leave with confidence around how to get to the why of deciding to stop doing things in your library.  You will be able to talk about your decisions in terms of abundance and not scarcity, in terms of creating greater impact and not taking something of value away from your community. Our guest speakers are Jan Sanders, Kent Oliver, Jane Light, and David Singleton. Cheryl Gould and Sam McBane Mulford will facilitate the workshop.

If you are a member of CLA use special code AFL2015 to receive the price of $109.

AFL8 – Preconference

Zines in Libraries: Collecting, Cataloging, and Community

June 26, 2015

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $15  $15 $15 
Non Member  $15 $15   $15

 

Zines offer a unique way for libraries to expand their print collections and connect with their communities in a time when so much of our work is going digital. Handmade publications that can cover any subject, many zines represent perspectives rarely covered in other print media. Zines offer a range of programming opportunities for youth and adults alike.     Participants in the workshop will learn from librarians who have brought zines into their collections, as well as those who have used zines for programming and outreach. Topics include what zines are, the history of zines, how libraries are incorporating them, and ways that they are being used to connect with community. You will leave with ideas and concrete steps for getting started with zines in your institution, no matter your budget or institutional culture.

ALA

ALA1 – Preconference

StoryCorps @ your library: Enhance Library Programming through Oral History Narratives

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $180 $235 $290
Non Member $235 $290 $345

 

Learn about resources available from ALA and StoryCorps to jump start an oral history project in your library. StoryCorps will lead a hands-on workshop that includes practical tips for bringing out the best stories from your patrons and ensuring that your oral history programs are a success. Librarians from some of the libraries that have participated in the StoryCorps @ your library initiative will share tips for attendees interested in launching their own StoryCorps style projects.

 

 

 

ALA2 – Other

Chapter Leaders Forum - SOLD OUT

June 26, 2015

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Category Early Bird Advance
Member $75 $75
Non Member $75 $75

 

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Effective Membership Development and Retention, Generating New Revenue, Impactful Lobbying: Local, State and Federal, and Successful Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.

 

 

ALA3 – Preconference

An Innovation Workshop for Library Entrepreneurs and Makers (and Librarians Who Support Entrepreneurs and Makers)

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $40 $40 $40
Non Member $40 $40 $40

 

Based in the Lean Startup methodology, Design Thinking and Participatory Action Research, this workshop will walk participants through a proven process of innovation and idea testing that can be applied to organizational development, professional learning, new programs and initiatives, and more. Participants will explore how to develop and test a "venture" idea over the course of the workshop and engage in hands-on practice with tools they can use to continue to innovate using lean startup and design thinking methodologies with minimal resource investment. This preconference is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Maker Spaces Member Interest Group.

ALA4 - Inaugural Brunch

June 30, 2015

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $60 $60 $60
Non Member $60 $60 $60

 

Join ALA President Courtney Young in honoring incoming President Sari Feldman and Division Presidents-Elect at this Inaugural Brunch. This elegant event will immediately follow the Closing General Session and includes food, entertainment, and more.

ALA5 - Preconference

RDA Jane-athon

June 26, 2015

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Category Advance Onsite
Member $269 $269
NonMember $309 $309

 

Jane-in, the Summer of Linked Data: the Jane-athon comes to San Francisco

A Jane-athon is a hackathon for metadata about Jane Austen and her works, where catalogers, developers, and vendors get together to explore RDA: Resource Description and Access and its application beyond the MARC environment. The first Jane-athon, Fun with Dick and Jane (and RDA), was a great success and a lot of fun. So make sure you include our event in your conference plans. In addition to building practical experience with 'native'(not MARC-based) RDA, participants will explore the very real issues inherent in using Resource Description Framework (RDF) statements in aggregated "packages" ready to contribute to the Linked Data world.

 

ALCTS

ALC1 – Preconference

Challenges with Managing Streaming Media and other Digital Content for Academic Libraries - Tickets available for purchase at the door.

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $269 $269 $269
Non Member $319 $319 $319

 

The provision of streaming media services are a challenge for academic libraries. The preconference will address new issues and trends in the acquisition, management and licensing for streaming media and other digital distribution conduits. The program will include topics such as; selection, collection development, acquisition models, issues in acquisitions and workflow management, delivery systems and platforms, standard licensing models and scenarios for various types of digital media, distribution rights,  and emerging digital resources.

If you are a member of ALCTS use special code ALCTS2015 to receive the price of $219.

ALC2 – Preconference

Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications for Library Data - Tickets available for purchase at the door.

June 25, 2015

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $269 $269 $269
Non Member $319 $319 $319

 

This full-day workshop provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data. Session topics include XML and XSLT for streamlining and scaling up metadata and cataloging workflows; RDF/XML for serializing MODS-RDF and BIBFRAME; XSLT for generating reports of vendor-supplied record files;  Xquery for extracting, manipulating, and constructing library metadata; and PyMARC for accessing and manipulating MARC records. Attendees are encouraged to bring a computer and questions for group discussion.

If you are a member of ALCTS use special code ALCTS2015 to receive the price of $219.

ALC3 – Preconference

Real World Linked Data - Beyond the Looking Glass: What Does It Take To Make It Work? - Tickets available for purchase at the door.

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $269 $269 $269 
Non Member  $319  $319 $319 

 

Too oft of late, discussions have focused on just the technology. An "It's COOL . . . Library is the last man to the party . . . Let's just DO IT already" mentality seems to lead the way. Until that is, the rubber hits the funding road and funders require results. What beyond technology is required for success? Join us to explore ontology design and data modeling in the real world. Learn about the people, processes, metrics, and yes the technology, needed to succeed.

If you are a member of ALCTS use special code ALCTS2015 to receive the price of $219.

ALC4 – Preconference

Cataloging Special Formats for the Child in All of Us - Tickets available for purchase at the door.

June 25, 2015

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $269  $269  $269
Non Member  $319  $319  $319

 

This preconference workshop will provide practical information on the descriptive cataloging of children's materials, using RDA and MARC21.  Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises which will include using tools and documentation in support of cataloging with RDA.  The following children's materials types will be covered: videorecordings, sound recordings, video games, three-dimensional objects, kits, books with accompanying material in a special format, games, and two-dimensional materials such as pictures and flash cards.

If you are a member of ALCTS use special code ALCTS2015 to receive the price of $219.

ALC5 – Preconference

Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides - Tickets available for purchase at the door.

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $269  $269  $269
Non Member  $319  $319  $319

 

The preconference workshop will provide an overview of cataloging videorecordings using Resource Description and Access (RDA), MARC21, and the newly-issued Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) best practices cataloging guides for DVD/Blu-ray discs and streaming media. Through presentations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn to catalog current video formats such as streaming video, DVD, and Blu-ray. Specialized materials such as filmed performances (dance, music, theatre, etc.) and older video formats will also be addressed.

If you are a member of ALCTS use special code ALCTS2015 to receive the price of $219

ALSC

ALS1 – Other

2015 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet - SOLD OUT

June 28, 2015

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $94 $94  $94 
Non Member  $94 $94  $94 

 

Join us for this grand occasion celebrating the Newbery and Caldecott Medalists and Honorees, authors and illustrators of the year’s most distinguished books for children, and this year's Wilder winner. Cocktails (cash bar) available prior to dinner; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door and a limited number of tickets will be available at Onsite Registration until noon Friday.  Pre-registration required, $94 individual tickets (non-assigned seating). Reserved table seating (ten seats) available.  Table reservations must be made directly with the ALSC office. Details at http://www.ala.org/alsc/banquet.

ALS2 – Preconference

Also Truly Distinguished: An Afternoon With ALSC, Honoring the 2015 Honor Winners

June 26, 2015

11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $175 $175  $175 
Non Member  $200 $200  $200 

 

The 2015 Honor Winners (Newbery, Caldecott, Sibert, Geisel, Batchelder and Pura Belpre) get their moment in the sun (or San Francisco fog) as we honor them, and the history and tradition of ALSC Honor books and their creators.

If you are a member of ALSC use special code ALSC2015 to receive the price of $120.

ASCLA

ASC1 – Preconference

Looking to the Future: Strategic Foresight and Scenario Planning

June 26, 2015

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance
Member  $229 $259 
Non Member  $255 $299 

 

Go beyond trend spotting and learn how professional futurists leverage strategic foresight tools and approaches to look at see the big picture of where we are headed. Join our presenters, two consultants trained in Foresight by the University of Houston, as they lead hands-on activities where you will learn tools and techniques you can leverage for creating future scenarios at your own organization.

If you are a member of ASCLA use special code ASCLA2015 to receive the price of $179, $219.

 

ASC3 – Preconference

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) In Your Library.

June 26, 2015

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $275  $275  $275
Non Member  $299  $299  $299

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws in the United States. The ADA ensures that Americans with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life -- to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. Because librarians strive to provide inclusive environments to all of their patrons, the ADA is a welcome tool for them to use when seeking guidance on how to make their library accessible to people with disabilities.    However, there is still a great deal of confusion about the law and many librarians are made their organization’s ADA coordinator with limited knowledge of how the law works or where to turn for guidance. This preconference will help fortify librarians and library support staff who have volunteered or been assigned the role of ADA coordinator in their organization. The specialized training staff of the Pacific ADA Center (who have conducted thousands of training sessions with businesses, architects, and governmental agencies) will tailor their training program for the specialized needs libraries face when faced with ADA questions and issues

If you are a member of ASCLA use special code ASCLA2015 to receive the price of $225.

EMIERT

EMI1 – Optional Event

Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast

June 28, 2015

7:00 am – 9:30 am

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $52 $62  $62 
Non Member  $52 $62  $62 

 

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.  Individual tickets may be purchased for $52 each prior to the Early-Bird Registration deadline, and for $62 from then through June 21, 2015.  Tables may be reserved by purchasing 10, 20, 30, or 40 individual tickets for $52 each prior to the early bird deadline, and $62 thereafter.

GLBTRT

GLB1 – Preconference

Rolling out the Rainbow Carpet: Serving LGBTQ Communities

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $100 $100 $100
Non Member $125 $125 $125

 

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.

If you are a member of GLBTRT, a division member, or a student, use special code GLB2015 to receive the price of $75.

GLB2 – Optional Event - SOLD OUT

San Francisco Pride Parade

June 28, 2015

TBD

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $15 $15 $15

 

Purchase a commemorative t-shirt celebrating ALA’s participation in the SF Pride Parade and secure a spot on the roster to join the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table and the staff of the San Francisco Public Library group in the parade. Exact time of parade and meeting location will be announced.  Marchers will be required to stay with the parade contingent until the end.  The parade route is one mile long and participants must commit to walking the entire distance with the group.  Wheelchairs and motorized scooters are allowed.  Due to space limitations, participation in this group is limited to GLBTRT members attending ALA Annual and are limited to the purchase of 2 t-shirts per attendee.

IRRT

IRR1 – Other

International Librarians Reception

June 29, 2015

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $40 $40 $45
Non Member $40 $40 $45

 

Please join the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 80 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors d’oeuvres and open bar. ALA President, Courtney L. Young, will announce the recipients of the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Projects. Winners of the Bogle Pratt Award and the Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship will be announced. Advance registration is required. International librarians registered for the full conference will receive one complimentary ticket. A ticket must be purchased for additional guests. Tickets will be sold in the convention center.

IRR2 – Preconference

Leading from Any Position:  Libraries which are Leaders in their Communities and Librarians who Lead-IRRT Preconference

June 26, 2015

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $90 $90 $90
Non Member $90 $90 $90

 

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(governmental, educational or corporate) face rethinking of structures.  To survive and thrive libraries need to have strong leadership from within. Libraries need to be leaders in their communities in order to ensure they are full participants in the future of those communities. Come and hear how librarians from around the world are addressing how to lead and how to nurture leadership of both individuals and libraries.

LEARNRT

LRN1 - Preconference

Awesome Onboarding!

June 26, 2015

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $150 $150  $150 
Non Member  $150  $150  $150

 

Want to get your new staff started with powerful organizational support?      Then join us for a day of engaged learning. We’ll start with a presentation by a leading Silicone Valley employer discussing the challenges and rewards of adding staff to their global workforce.      Then you will break off into small, large and academic library groups to discuss best practices specific to your type of library.     We hope that you are able to join us for this exciting learning opportunity.

LITA

LIT1 – Preconference

Creating Better Tutorials Through User-Centered Instructional Design

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $350 $350  $350 
Non Member  $380 $380  $380 

If you are a member of LITA use special code LITA2015 to receive the price of $235.

Have you wanted to involve users as you design interactive e-learning, but aren’t sure where to start?  In this unique, hands-on workshop, you will learn the core and emerging principles of instructional and user experience design and apply what you have learned to design, develop, and test a tutorial you create. Workshop facilitators will cover topics including design thinking, user-centered pedagogy, user interface prototyping, and intercept usability testing while providing hands-on practice in each area.

LIT2 – Preconference

Learn to teach coding and mentor technology newbies - in your library or anywhere!

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $350 $350 $350 
Non Member  $380 $380 $380

If you are a member of LITA use special code LITA2015 to receive the price of $235.

Black Girls CODE (BGC) is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and grow the number of women of color working in technology. LITA is devoted to putting on programs that promote, develop, and aid in the implementation of library and information technology. Together, BCG and LITA offer this full day pre-conference workshop, designed to turn reasonably tech savvy librarians into master technology teachers. The workshop will help attendees develop effective lesson plans and design projects their students can complete successfully in their own coding workshops. The schedule will feature presentations in the morning followed by afternoon breakout workgroups, in which attendees can experiment with programming languages such as Scratch, Ruby on Rails, and more.

LIT3 – Preconference

Build & Learn to Program an Arduino in a Silicon Valley Hackerspace / Panel of Inventors & Librarians Working Together for a More Creative Tomorrow

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $350 $350  $350 
Non Member  $380  $380  $380

If you are a member of LITA use special code LITA2015 to receive the price of $235.

Computers have changed our lives, but what do we really know about them? Library/information centers can provide answers. Via this hackerspace hosted innovative and experiential session, attendees will learn practical skills. Soldering a microcontroller, learning the basics of Arduino programing leaving being able to create and adapt programs for their own needs. Following, this a panel of Silicon Valley insiders and librarians will share how their institutions programs on programming contribute to analytical thinking.

LLAMA

 

LLA2 – Preconference

Building Blocks for Library Space Planning – From Vision to Paper

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $255  $255  $255
Non Member  $295  $295  $295

 

This full-day preconference will provide you with the necessary tools to navigate a library planning process.  You’ll learn the elements of successful planning, including big picture visioning, understanding space needs, and diagramming adjacencies.  Participants will also have the opportunity to submit their own library for a small group planning exercise.  Registration includes lunch, a happy hour with drinks and snacks, and a copy of “Building Blocks for Planning Functional Library Space.”

If you are a member of LLAMA use special code LLAMA2015 to receive the price of $205.

LLA3 – Preconference

Stepping Into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $255  $255  $255
Non Member  $295  $295  $295

 

As Director positions open up, have you wondered how to reach that new level in your career or what it takes to become an effective new library director?  In this full-day preconference, new library directors will detail how to develop the skills you’ll need to succeed, how to respond to the challenges you’ll likely face in your first few years, and how you can leverage your career and ALA experiences to assume a leadership role.

If you are a member of LLAMA use special code LLAMA2015 to receive the price of $205.

LLA4 – Optional Event - SOLD OUT

Tour of San Francisco Branch Libraries

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $145  $145  $145
Non Member  $195  $195  $195

 

The San Francisco Public Library’s Branch Library Improvement Program (BLIP) was the largest capital project in the library’s history and transformed the neighborhood branch system. Over 14 years and $200 million, 16 neighborhood libraries were renovated and eight new were built. The program resulted in seismically safe, ADA accessible, 21st century libraries.  This full-day tour includes five new/renovated libraries, with architects at each location presenting their designs. Motor coach transportation and a light lunch are provided.

If you are a member of LLAMA use special code LLAMA2015 to receive the price of $95.

LLA5 – Preconference

LLAMA Career Institute: "Mind Over Matter: Sustainable success for library leaders"

June 26, 2015

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $245  $245  $245
Non Member  $295  $295  $295

 

Librarians can face challenges that lead to career burnout. No matter what stage you are in your career, this half-day preconference will guide you through a series of concepts and practical tools to help sustain and empower your career. You will use mindfulness training to amplify your strengths and learn how career, leadership, and mindfulness are interconnected.  You will also learn how your library can utilize a wellness program to improve employee productivity, efficiency, and morale.

If you are a member of LLAMA use special code LLAMA2015 to receive the price of $195.

NMRT

NMR1 - Preconference

Cultivating Your Influence: How to Be a Leading Librarian - SOLD OUT

June 26, 2015

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $75  $85  
Non Member  $95  $105  

 

The interactive NMRT President’s Program Preconference focuses on President Megan Hodge’s presidential theme, “Being influential at all stages of your career.” Presenters will hold sessions on topics such as communicating effectively, creating a meaningful online presence, and using data to promote ideas. Participants in the preconference will gain confidence in advocating for themselves and their ideas, whether in their job or in the profession at large.

If you are a member of NMRT use special code NMR2015 to receive the price of $65, $75.

OLOS

OLS1

Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon

June 27, 2015

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $30  $30  $30
Non Member  $30  $30  $30

Join the bookmobile and library outreach community for lunch with a noted author and an opportunity to socialize and network with outreach colleagues. 

PLA

PLA3 – Preconference

Designing the Future: A Design Thinking Toolkit

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $245  $245  $245
Non Member  $285  $285  $285

 

The challenges facing librarians are real, complex and varied. As such, they require new perspectives, new tools, and new approaches. With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with Chicago Public Library and Aarhus Public Library, IDEO created a toolkit for using design thinking to better understand library patrons. You will use this step-by-step, open source guide to explore and practice design thinking during this session.

If you are a member of PLA use special code PLA2015 to receive the price of $215.

PLA5 – Preconference

PLA Big Ideas San Francisco

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $395  $395  $395
Non Member  $435  $435 $435 

 

PLA President Larry Neal invites you to the San Francisco Public Library for a day of "Big Ideas". These are ideas and messages that can impact and empower the way you think, the way you act and the way you work. An impressive line-up of dynamic speakers will focus on Creativity, Leadership & Strategy. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from experts outside the library world and network with your peers.

If you are a member of PLA use special code PLA2015 to receive the price of $350.

RUSA

RUS1 – Optional Event

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

June 27, 2015

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $30  $30  $30
Non Member  $30  $30  $30

 

The eagerly anticipated announcement and presentation of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, ALA’s only single-book awards for adult trade fiction and nonfiction, is followed by a chance to mingle at the dessert and drinks reception. The two books chosen as winners from the shortlist of six will be announced. Both winners attended the 2014 event to receive their medals and offered inspiring, entertaining remarks. Keynote speaker is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, long a champion of the importance of libraries, also a New York Times best-selling author, NBA's all-time leading scorer, a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.S. Cultural Ambassador. Cosponsored by Booklist and RUSA.

If you are a member of RUSA use special code RUSA2015 to receive the price of $25.

New this year—table reservations! Attending the ceremony with friends? Purchase a table and enjoy this exciting evening with friends, colleagues, and fellow book lovers. Each table accommodates up to 10 people; click here for details (table reservations are not made through this Ticketed Events page). 

 

RUS2 – Preconference

STARS Preconference: ILL Data Storm - Practical Assessment

June 26, 2015

9:00am – 1:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $139  $169  $219
Non Member  $159  $189  $239

 

Using data to inform decisions in a library is paramount in today's world of tight budgets. Managers, directors, deans, and provosts want numbers to prove that a service is beneficial. Several resource sharing professionals will speak to how they collect and use data, whether to improve services, influence collection decisions, or justify their existence. Time will be allotted for small groups to discuss their experiences and exchange ideas.

If you are a member of RUSA use special code RUSA2015 to receive the price of $119, $149, $199.

RUS3 – Preconference

BRASS Preconference: Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs

June 26, 2015

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $149  $179  $229
Non Member  $169  $199  $249

 

What are common misconceptions about intellectual property among entrepreneurs? Two IP attorneys will discuss disputes and challenges startups are facing. Librarians and entrepreneurs will also get tips from experts on effective patent and trademark searching, learn about Patent and Trademark Resource Centers, and get introduced to best practices in integrating your library into the local innovation ecosystem, including building patnerships with local organizations and collaboration with the university commercialization office. Sponsored by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.

If you are a member of RUSA use special code RUSA2015 to receive the price of $129, $159, $209.

RUS4 – Optional Event - SOLD OUT

RUSA History Field Trip to U.S. Immigration Station at Angel Island

June 26, 2015

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $70  $70  $70
Non Member  $70 $70   $70

If you are a member of RUSA use special code RUSA2015 to receive the price of $20.

From 1910 to 1940, Angel Island was the site of an Immigration Station that functioned as the West Coast equivalent of Ellis Island, although the Angel Island facility also enforced policies designed to exclude, rather than welcome, many Pacific Coast immigrants coming from eighty two countries. In 1970, the site was slated for demolition because of its deteriorated condition; but the discovery of Chinese poetry that had been carved into the walls of the detention barracks saved it from destruction and led to renewed interest in the Angel Island Immigration Station. Tour the Museum with some time to look around the island. Field trip includes a bus from the Moscone Center to Pier 41, a ferry across to the island and a shuttle to the museum and return trip.

SORT

SRT1 – Optional Event - SOLD OUT

SORT Literary and Historic Walking Tour of Downtown San Francisco

June 29, 2015

8:00 am – 11:30 am

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $25 $25  $25 
Non Member  $25  $25  $25

 

Meet 8 am at Union Square for check-in/orientation.  Walk begins at 8:30 am: two oldest hotels in the city, Sam Spade/Dashiell Hammet and Isadora Duncan sites, High tea favorite, department stores, bakery, sculpture, art, Frank Lloyd Wright building, Ghirardelli Chocolate shop, etc.  No refunds due to weather conditions.  The cost is $25 per person.

SRT2 – Optional Event - SOLD OUT

SORT Literary and Historic Walking Tour of Downtown San Francisco

June 26, 2015

8:00 am – 11:30 am

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $25 $25  $25 
Non Member  $25 $25  $25 

 

Meet 8 am at Union Square for check-in/orientation.  Walk begins at 8:30 am: two oldest hotels in the city, Sam Spade/Dashiell Hammet and Isadora Duncan sites, High tea favorite, department stores, bakery, sculpture, art, Frank Lloyd Wright building, Ghirardelli Chocolate shop, etc.  No refunds due to weather conditions.  The cost is $25 per person.

UNITED FOR LIBRARIES

UNI1 – Optional Event

The Laugh's On Us, sponsored by SAGE

June 28, 2015

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $60 $60 $65
Non Member $60 $60 $65

 

Comedian and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone will headline this evening featuring bestselling humor authors. Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow. Most books will be given away free and others will be available for purchase at a generous discount. Purchase tickets early to this event, which is always a sell-out.

If you are a member of United for Libraries use special code UNI2015 to receive the price of $55.

UNI2 – Optional Event

Gala Author Tea Sponsored by ReferenceUSA

June 29, 2015

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $60 $60 $65
Non Member $60 $60 $65

 

Bestselling authors will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats will be served. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2014 Baker & Taylor Awards during this event. A book signing will follow with some books given away free and others available at a generous discount. Buy tickets early as sell out is possible. Authors to be listed at www.ala.org/united. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA.

If you are a member of United for Libraries use special code UNITED2015 to receive the price of $55.

VRT

VRT1 – Optional Event - SOLD OUT

VRT Gala: An Evening with California Filmmakers  Rick Prelinger (Prelinger Archives, Prelinger Library) and Dawn Logsdon (Free for All:  =Inside the Public Library)

June 28, 2015

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $15 $15 $20
Non Member $20 $20 $25

 

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served along with a dynamic presentation from director and producer Rick Prelinger, founder of the Prelinger Archives & Library, and Dawn Logsdon, award-winning director, producer, and editor.  Each filmmaker is credited with numerous projects including Rick's Lost Landscape series, and Dawn's Free for All: Inside the Public Library.

 

VRT2 – Preconference

AMIA@ALA: Association of Moving Image Archivists workshop - SOLD OUT

June 26, 2015

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $20 $20 $20
Non Member $25 $25 $25

 

The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is proud to lead this workshop on preserving, protecting and making audiovisual material accessible. Cosponsored by VRT, this six hour workshop is intended for all interested, and no experience is required. Topics will include film and video preservation, digitization, and how to share 16mm film collections in classrooms of all ages.

If you are a member of VRT use special code VRT2015 to receive the price of $20.

YALSA

YAL1 – Optional Event

YA Author Coffee Klatch

June 28, 2015

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $25 $25 $30
Non Member $25 $25 $30

 

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk about their new book! Each table will see about 10 different authors.

 

YAL2 – Optional Event

Margaret A. Edwards Brunch

June 27, 2015

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance
Member $39 $39
Non Member $39 $39

 

Come join us for brunch and listen to the winner of the 2015 Margaret A. Edwards Award speak about their writing. The award honors an author's significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.

YAL3 – Optional Event

Booklist and YALSA Present: The Michael L. Printz Program and Reception

June 26, 2015

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $34 $34 $40
Non Member $34 $34 $40

 

Kick off your Annual Conference by attending the Michael L. Printz Program and Reception on Friday night! Come listen to the 2015 Michael L. Printz winner speak about their writing. Then, the winner and honor book authors will respond to questions submitted by librarians and local teens, followed by a reception. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist Publications.

To the top