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Format: 09/22/2017 - 12am
Format: 09/22/2017 - 12am
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Friday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Business Reference 101: Core Competencies for Business Librarianship [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S401d
Description :

This full-day interactive workshop is designed for new business librarians; generalists who have assumed responsibility in business librarianship; or librarians who handle business reference-related inquiries in all types of libraries including academic, public, and special libraries.

A separate ticket is required in order to attend this event. Register now at http://ala13.ala.org/register-now. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Cost :
239
8:30am - 4:00pm
Servant Leadership in Your Library [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S404d
Description :

Servant leadership can change the dynamics of a library--large or small--by cultivating strong loyalty from both employees and library users. Servant leaders focus outwardly and work in partnership with their staff and communities. Through exercises, group discussion, real-world stories and personal reflection led by professional library trainer Linda Bruno, participants will develop their servant leader persona.

A separate ticket is required in order to attend this event. Register now at http://ala13.ala.org/register-now. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Cost :
299

Friday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 3:00pm
80 is the New 30! Learn How Public Libraries are Delivering Proven, Inspiring and Transformative Arts Programs for Today's Older Adults [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S401a
Description :

Today's older adults are ready to be engaged, social, and creative, and libraries are ideal venues for Creative Aging programming. Join us and learn best practices and delivery methods for this successful, affordable program model for partnerships between urban, rural and suburban libraries and professional teaching artists, developed by Lifetime Arts, Inc. Partnering library systems include: Boston, Brooklyn, Dallas, Miami-Dade, and New York Public and Clinton Essex Franklin and Westchester Library Systems. Workshop includes lunch.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Public Programs Office (PPO)
Cost :
ALA Member Early Bird & Advance: $175; Retired and Student Members, Early Bird & Advance: $160; Non-member Early Bird & Advance: $200; ALA Regular, Student and Retired On-site: $200; Non-member On-site: $250

Friday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bridging Deaf Cultures @ Your Library Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N230a
Description :

The Bridging Deaf Cultures @ Your Library is a Special Interest Group looking to create cost effective and efficient library services to the deaf community by promoting collaboration and shared resources with Organizations Serving the Deaf (OSD's), networking, programming, and friends groups. One key matter now is the Deaf Cultural Digital Library (DCDL) where we want to pursue this concept nationally and where we need input and participation of library leaders of all types of libraries.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101: Network, Get Oriented, Get Involved Orientation Session, Program Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Jackson Park 10ABC
Description :

If you’re new to RUSA or are a longtime member looking for opportunities to connect with members and ways to get involved, make sure to put RUSA 101 on your calendar! Spend an hour with us on Friday from 3-4p.m. before heading off to the opening of the exhibit floor.

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Collection Development & Community Expectations: Managing Collections and Balancing Resources in an Era of Budgetary Constraints Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S403
Description :

The challenges of the current economy are a common adversity faced by librarians in all types of institutions. With declining budgets and fewer resources librarians must make difficult decisions to meet their library’s overall mission. Join us to hear a panel of experienced librarians share examples of how they have met the challenges of managing various types of library collections, and how they continue to manage the expectations of their diverse customer groups.

8:30am - 10:00am
Connecting Multilingual Patrons with Legal Information: Key Resources Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

This workshop focuses on Spanish-language resources for librarians assisting low income and vulnerable patrons facing legal issues. We will highlight:

-LawHelpEspanol.org- a national gateway to websites providing free legal information
-LawHelpInteractive.org- a gateway to pro-se forms assisting self-represented patrons
-CitizenshipWorks.org- a website and companion app assisting individuals understand the naturalization process
-ImmigrationLawHelp.org- a website assisting low-income immigrants find legal help
-Collaborative models between libraries/civil legal services providing Spanish-language legal information/referrals.

-Participants will be able to identify available multilingual sources of legal information to assist patrons facing legal challenges.
-Participants will be able to identify available multilingual sources of legal referral information to assist patrons facing legal challenges.
-Participants will be able to identify key stakeholders and steps in creating their own civil legal services/library partnership.
-Participants will be able to identify additional online legal resources to augment their current collection.
-Participants will be able to access additional online materials concerning Librarians and the Access to Justice Movement.

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)
8:30am - 10:00am
Open House and All-Committee Meeting (RUSA RSS) Social event McCormick Place Convention Center
N226
Description :

Are you looking for ways to become more involved in your profession, and to meet and network with other reference service providers? Visit the Reference Services Section (RSS) Open House to learn more about the work being accomplished in RSS. RSS officers and members will be available to answer your questions and suggest possible committees of interest, and you can visit committee tables where members will be available to talk about current projects. You are welcome to stay from 9:15am-10:00am to sit at a committee table while they conduct their meeting. Refreshments are sponsored by EBSCO.

8:30am - 10:00am
RUSA Professional Development Committee Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 4H
Description :

The RUSA Professional Development Committee reviews and evaluates proposals for online CE programs submitted to RUSA.

8:30am - 10:00am
The Bookalicious Author Breakfast Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N227b
Description :

Over breakfast, hear from some of the best and brightest authors whose upcoming works are undeniably, bookalicious (?)!. Preregistration is required at tjrodan@publishers.org

Interests :
Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:15am - 10:00am
Conversation Starters: Life, Libraries and the Pursuit of Wellness Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Do you have a workplace wellness program in your library? Do you want to start one? Does your library offer Zumba classes, meditation, or tai chi for your users? This Conversation Starter concerns how libraries are agents of change and impact the wellness of staff, users, and the communities of which they are a part. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: fitness and wellness programming; pedometer programs for library employees; special wellness events for finals week at school public and college libraries; health and wellness resources available for checkout; workplace wellness.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Beyond Genre: Exploring the Perception, Uses, and Misuses of Genre by Readers, Writers, and Librarians Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S406b
Description :

Librarians have traditionally relied on genre classifications to create smaller, browsable collections, but as genre boundaries increasingly overlap, this becomes more difficult. Join us at the Readers' Advisory Research and Trends Forum where we question authors and librarians about the ways genre is used to sell books, the limitations of reading within a genre box, and the challenges "genre" poses for readers’ advisors.

**Selected as a conference "top pick" by Library Journal!**

10:30am - 11:30am
Introducing the Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries – An Online Resource Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S501bcd
Description :

Today's older adults are ready to be engaged, social, and creative, and libraries are ideal venues for Creative Aging programming. Learn from the designers and administrators of Creative Aging in NY State Libraries: A Regional Model with National Applicability - an IMLS National Leadership project - as they share their experiences and best practices in implementing this innovative program model in major urban, suburban and rural libraries. Creative Aging programming supports partnerships between public libraries and teaching artists and helps libraries respond to the growing demand for meaningful programming for an aging population. Session features the debut of The Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries, an online, interactive implementation guide. Partnering library systems include: Boston, Brooklyn, Dallas, Miami-Dade, and New York Public and Clinton Essex Franklin and Westchester Library Systems. Funding for Boston, Dallas and Miami comes from a grant to Lifetime Arts, Inc. through the MetLife Foundation.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Public Programs Office (PPO)
10:30am - 11:30am
Libraries Building Bridges: Best Practices and Advice for Serving Your Latino Communities. Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

A fast-paced, interactive session! Using the Lightning Talk Format, REFORMA librarians representing a variety of library types and locations will each have 20 slides and 15 seconds per slide to talk about their best practices and innovations in serving the Latino community in library services. We’ll then have a Q and A session in which audience members will direct the conversation and ask questions that will help them implement effective practices in their own libraries.

Because of the dynamic and succinct nature of the Lightning Talk format and the variety of library types represented on the panel, attendees will have a chance to hear a broad spectrum of ideas that may help them in serving their own Latino communities and constituents. Moreover, the format and the Q and A time will allow for a deeper and fuller exchange of ideas among colleagues than is sometimes possible, which may enable more meaningful collaboration.

Featured Presentation by Cristina Ramirez, who says: "The Greater Richmond Region in Virginia is home to a new and rapidly growing Latino population. This region, the City of Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico Counties, have seen a large influx of immigrants from a number of Spanish-speaking countries. When I took on the role of Library/Community Services Manager, Branch Manager for Broad Rock Library of the Richmond Public Libraries, I knew there was a large need and gap of services in the community. I had to learn quickly how to get to know, understand, and to create services and programs that would serve and engage the community. This session is an exploration of the steps I took, the City and community partners I worked with, and the experiences I have had since starting my role in May 2012."

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)
10:30am - 11:30am
Maximizing Your CD Audiobook Collection (Yes, It’s Still Relevant!) Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N139
Description :

Addressing the monetary constraints faced by the public library sector and the challenges they face trying to keep up with new formats and technologies while working to stay on budget and satisfy a wide variety of patron interest and needs, this lively and informative breakout session includes a PowerPoint presentation, non-branded handouts, a question and answer session and swag-bag to each session attendee, offering advice and tips on collecting and managing CD audiobook collections, including, but not limited to the following topics;
•Lease or Purchase?
•Shelf-Ready or In-House Processing?
•Cost Saving Purchase Opportunities
•Advantages and Pitfalls of Standing Order Programs
•Building a Relationship with Your Vendor
•CD Audiobooks and Downloadables… Maximizing Patron Capture

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Smart investing @ your library: Community Connector Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404bc
Description :

Learn how librarians are making new connections with new audiences and expanding their own financial education frontier with outreach programs to seniors, teens and children. With locally designed technologies and clever approaches, they are using tablet computers to reach seniors in assisted living facilities; broadcasting radio programs and creating viral video vignettes to capture the attention of teens; and integrating music with the Lunch Money song in elementary school curriculums.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Harnessing the Wisdom of the Patrons: Creating a Maryland based Historical/ Genealogical Lecture Series Program on a Zero Dollar Budget Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Cultural heritage institutions can utilize their patrons as lecturers and presenters. An organization’s patrons have a vast amount of knowledge obtained through using the repository’s collections, performing research for other parties, publishing historical works, and interacting with staff. Patrons are likely to volunteer their services provided that they given a clear idea as to what is expected of them should they wish to lecture, they are able to schedule themselves to present on a date that meets their needs, they believe in the repository as an asset, they can present on a topic that interests them, they appreciate the repository’s staff who have helped them in the past so they feel the need to give back something to the repository, they are able to advertise their research services during their lecture, and they are thanked for lecturing.

The poster will include the proposal document for the 2012/2013 lecture series held at the Maryland State Archives. Also images (print or digital) will be shown of the promotional flyers used to advertise the lecture series, the online promotion ads, photos of a lecture in progress, and the scheduling lists of the lectures held from September 2012 to May 2013.

The success of the lecture series will be measured by the attendance numbers (whether attendance went up or not with each new lecture) and by survey results (whether patrons express interest in presenting at future lectures or attending future lectures).

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
19th Annual Reference Research Forum Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404bc
Description :

The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. This year’s topics are: Research Guides Usability Study, Two Birds, One Stone: Using a Mixed Methods Approach to Measure Service Process and Identify Usability Pain Points in Virtual Reference, and Query Clarification in Chat Reference: A Visual Transcript Analysis.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Author Adam Schrager reveals how the 20th century's greatest crime was solved Exhibitor session Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Jackson Park 10A
Description :

Emmy-winning journalist and author Adam Schrager digs into the life of Arthur Koehler in "The Sixteenth Rail: The Evidence, the Scientist, and the Lindbergh Kidnapping." Before there was CSI and NCIS, there was a mild-mannered forensic scientist whose diligence would help solve the 20th century's greatest crime. Arthur Koehler was called the "Sherlock Holmes of his era" for his work tracing the ladder used to kidnap Charles Lindbergh's son to Bruno Hauptmann's attic and garage. A gripping tale of science and true crime. Adam Schrager is a producer and reporter with Wisconsin Public Television in Madison. In his career, Schrager has won numerous journalism accolades, including more than twenty Emmy awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Humanities in the Digital Era: Mashing Up Public Programs with MOOCs, Media, and More Program McCormick Place Convention Center
E350
Description :

Think the Humanities are dead? Think again. Organizations such as the Library as Incubator Project and That Camp are mixing technology, art and performance with the hero's journey, attracting new audiences and elevating classical literature to the peak of social status. Hear from Princeton Public Library about how they are using their NEH challenge grant to make the humanities come alive through Sonnet Slams and Revolutionary Readings and discover how you can reintroduce the humanities to a generation hungry for their timeless message.

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