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Format: 11/18/2017 - 1pm
Format: 11/18/2017 - 1pm
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Friday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 12:00pm
Ports in a Storm: Your Library as a Disaster Recovery Center [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S404bc
Description :

This workshop focuses on community needs after an emergency, and will prepare libraries to actively function as disaster recovery centers by partnering with emergency responders and providing vital resources to the community. Hear firsthand how libraries in Queens County, NY and New Jersey responded to Hurricane Sandy. Learn what role your library can play in educating communities on disaster preparedness, and review the resources available via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative.

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.

**Library Journal selected this event as a top pick in their Annual Conference review guide!**

Cost :
209

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

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
The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities: A Presidential Initiative Update Presidents program McCormick Place Convention Center
S105a-c
Description :

ALA President Maureen Sullivan and Richard Harwood, President and Founder of the Harwood Institute, will lead a panel with librarians about their experiences and the impact of using the Harwood practice in their role as facilitators of community innovation and change.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Public Programs Office (PPO)

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
Edge Initiative Info Session Affiliate Event McCormick Place Convention Center
N226
Description :

Get the most recent and up-to-date info on the Edge Initiative. This session will include an update on the progress of the Initiative, an overview of the Edge resources and tools, and an update on the Edge launch. For more information about this public Edge session, please contact Alison Saffold at asaffold@urbanlibraries.org or visit www.libraryedge.org.

Sponsors :
AFL
Urban Libraries Council (Affiliate)
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
Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee Meeting I (PCPAC) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 4J
Description :

Meeting of the advisory committee to the ALA Public Programs Office,
charged with: promoting excellence in cultural programming; assisting library
staff to become more effective providers of cultural programming; identifying
and disseminating resources for cultural programming; and promoting the
cultural communities fund.

Saturday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Research for the 99% : Bringing Academic Research to Occupy Wall Street Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

How can citizens without access to specialized scholarly information confront misinformation and misrepresentation in their communities? How can libraries get involved more directly in the social movements of our time? In an eight-month pilot project, three librarians from three different institutions were brought together by Metropolitan New York Library Council to join forces in an outreach project offering research help to Occupy Wall Street. Using free online collaboration tools and social media to partner with members of the environmental subgroup of Occupy Wall Street, they overcame issues of distance, proprietary roadblocks (copyright), and trust/skepticism to discover the authentic information needs of activists and compile an annotated bibliography of scholarly research on the real-world impacts of climate change.

This project explores the idea of a “library without borders” and highlights issues of open access scholarship, open source communication, and the digital divide. This poster will provide a road map for outreach, using photographs of Occupy events, screenshots illustrating how these three librarians used Zotero and Google+ Hangouts for collaborative research, samples of the final research product, and evaluative feedback from members of Occupy Wall Street and the environmental activist communities on forums, blogs, and email responses. From brainstorming to final research product to evaluation, this poster will illustrate the research experience in a clear fashion that invites other librarians to replicate the process and reach out to groups in their own communities, bringing academic research beyond the library and into the street.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
BCALA Political Action Task Force Meeting [Closed] Affiliate Event InterContinental Chicago
Trade
Description :

BCALA Political Action Task Force Meeting

Sponsors :
AFL
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, June 29 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Myth and the Reality of the Evolving Patron: The RUSA President’s Program with Lee Rainie Presidents program, Speaker series, Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S105a-c
Description :

Just how well do you know the people who use your library? Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System, shares the latest data about how our clientele are interacting with information technology. Learn about patron preferences and behaviors during this program. Then, join Mr. Rainie and library leaders on Sunday, 10:30-11:30 am, to discuss how the data may influence your library's future.

Add the Sunday follow-up discussion** to your schedule: http://ala13.ala.org/node/11269

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

Saturday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Mi Casa es su Casa: Libraries Building Communities for Latinos Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404d
Description :

A panel of speakers from public libraries in the greater Chicagoland area will highlight the valuable work being done to strengthen their communities by addressing issues that concern Latinos and their communities as a whole. Participants interested in community services, outreach and programming will hear examples of libraries' roles in partnerships created to promote early and adult educational success, civic discourse and engagement, healthy eating, and enrich cultural lives.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Preserving History: Establishing a National Latino Digital Archive Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Chicago Room
Description :

With the advent of digital content we continue to see a pattern of certain information being privileged over another. To ensure that communities are represented in this environment in a manner that is respectful and equitable, it is imperative that targeted efforts be carried out. It is this backdrop that has informed the work of the Latino Digital Archive Group which is setting the stage for the development of a national Latino Digital Archive.

Attendees will be engaged in a dialog regarding the complexities of developing a national Latino Digital Archive. The presenters would like to highlight the progress of this project as well as the range of content the archive will contain. This digital resource will include digitized and digital born materials reflecting the Latino community’s own diverse voices as well as content that is not generally considered “Latino” but nonetheless represents issues that have shaped our experiences both individually and collectively – women’s movement, labor, immigration, education, law, policy, environmentalism, health, language, culture, music, and the arts. Realistically, this list could go on and on, but the point being that this new resource will attempt to narrow if not erase the information gap that exists between users and information. Attendees are invited to join this emerging community of practice that will continue to present us with the responsibility of documenting, preserving, and providing access to our communities’ stories.

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
TEDx and Libraries: A Perfect Partnership (ALA LibraryLab) Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103d
Description :

Princeton Public Library has been an active member of the global TEDx community since 2009 and in that time they've hosted a variety of TEDx events for all ages. TEDx events are a great way to ignite engagement for the community you serve and encourage participation on all levels from the planning to the day of the event. TEDx events can be smaller monthly salons or large day-long conferences -- in other words, they can be easily scaled to suit your budget and space. Topics will include how to get a license, the planning process, lessons learned and much more.

We'll also hear from a team of librarians working on a new resource for making in libraries. In partnership with the American Library Association and Instructables, the Make It Project (developed and funded in coordination with ILEAD USA) seeks to bring the best maker projects from Instructables to librarians in order to further the adoption and adaption of maker culture into library culture. We seek to encourage librarians to embrace and promote the processes of exploration, creation, and hands-on learning in their communities. This brief introduction will explain the project and how you can get involved in it.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Collaborating to Preserve Our Heritage Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S502
Description :

Archives, Libraries, and Museums have one thing in common: preserving our heritage. Learn how they work together to gain support for this important mission.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 6:00pm
DUPLICATE: Returning Fire: Culture Jamming War & Militarism in the Online Gaming Sphere Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Adler 24AB
Description :

Please add http://ala13.ala.org/node/12614 to your schedule instead of this one.

Sunday, June 30 - 8:00am

8:00am - 8:45am
Conversation Starters: Are We Having Fun Yet? Engergizing Staff Development Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Staff Development and Continuing Education don't need to be a drag! This session will focus on creative ways to make learning something new a fun and productive experience for library staff. In addition to a presentation of examples including community scavenger hunts, staff competitions and learning games, attendees will engage in some group activities to brainstorm new ideas on the spot. Bring your enthusiasm for learning and be ready for fun and prizes!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
ALA Library History Round Table Executive Board Meeting Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Jackson Park 10D
Description :

LHRT Business Meeting. All are welcome to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
ALA LibraryLab Meeting Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N227b
Description :

Join the ALA LibraryLab Member Interest Group business meeting to learn how you can get involved in any of our projects. Find out more about us at http://connect.ala.org/librarylab.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
ALA LHRT Edward G. Holley Lecture: Library of Power, Library of Enlightenment: Libraries as Foundations to the Modern State 1400-1800 Discussion/Interest group, Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N133
Description :

Jacob Soll, Professor of History and Accounting at USC, and award –winning author of the book Information Master, will discuss the history of the role of libraries and information technology in the Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th Centuries.

10:30am - 11:30am
Junk Food, Beer & Books: Intellectual Freedom in a Commercialized World Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S106b
Description :

Children's departments in libraries are not immune to participating in the increasing commercialization of childhood. Susan Linn, author of The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World and Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood, will discuss the importance of providing commercial-free time and space for children through programming choices and thoughtful sponsorships.

Directly following the program will be a book sale and signing. Program is sponsored in-part by The New Press.

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