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Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
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Thursday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Joint Executive Committee Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S504a
Description :

Meeting of the Joint Youth Executive Committees.

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

Friday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 12:00pm
COMMON sCOREs: Instructional Partnerships that Deliver Success [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
N227a
Description :

What is the core of 21st-century school librarianship? How does OUR core relate to the Common Core State Standards and other state standards? What are the skills, dispositions, responsibilities, and self-assessments we can apply to co-achieve uncommon success? This preconference will provide strategies for demonstrating the school librarian’s central role in the academic program through practicing instructional partnerships to ensure success for K-12 students, teachers, administrators, librarians, and for the school librarian profession, too.

Presenters: Judi Moreillon, Suzanna Panter, Gloria Voutos, Stacy Cameron

Cost :
ALA Member: $159; AASL Member: $109; Retired AASL Member: $99; Student AASL Member: $79; Non-Member: $224
8:30am - 1:00pm
BCALA Executive Board Meeting Affiliate Event InterContinental Chicago
Toledo
Description :

Meeting of Officers and Committee Chairs of the BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association).

Sponsors :
AFL
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
8:30am - 3:00pm
Emerging Leaders Workshop Other McCormick Place Convention Center
S405
Description :

This is a leadership development workshop for the 2013 Emerging Leader Participants.

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Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)
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 - 9:00am

9:00am - 3:00pm
Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
S501bc
Description :

Library Trustees, Friends groups, Foundations, and staff are invited to join a day of information and resource sharing, roundtable discussions, and learning opportunities. The morning will feature a panel of speakers followed by lunch on your own and then roundtable discussions on topics of interest to Trustees, Friends, and Foundations. Coffee and registration begin at 9:00 a.m. with speakers starting at 9:30 a.m. Visit www.ala.org/united for an agenda and list of speakers.

Friday, June 28 - 9:30am

9:30am - 4:00pm
Chapter Leaders Forum [Closed] Affiliate Event, Ticketed event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

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 Membership Development and Retention, New Revenue Ideas, Social Media, and Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.

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Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 2:30pm
ALA/Council Incoming Committee Chairs Strategic Leadership Meeting [Closed] Orientation Session McCormick Place Convention Center
N427d
Description :

This is a meeting for the incoming ALA/Council Committee Chairs and the ALA President-elect Barbara Stripling.

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Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 4:00pm
Real World, Real Tools [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
N128
Description :

Real World, Real Tools will help participants design ways to move their programs, facilities and pedagogy forward, making the best of, and expanding on, their real world situations by focusing on maximizing the impact of any school's most valuable resource, a trained librarian working in close collaboration with the overall instructional program.

Presenters: Laura Pearle, Wendy Stephens and Deb Logan

Cost :
ALA Member: $159; AASL Member: $109; Retired AASL Member: $99; Student AASL Member: $79; Non-Member: $224

Friday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Leadership Council Networking Session (ACRL) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand C
Description :

n/a

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting I (ALSC) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S504d
Description :

Meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

Friday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Leadership Council (ACRL) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand AB
Description :

n/a

Friday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Emerging Leaders Poster Session and Reception Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
S405
Description :

The ALA 2013 class of Emerging Leaders will showcase their final projects at a poster session and reception at this poster session. It will be the culminating event for this class of Emerging Leaders. Since the ALA Midwinter Meeting the groups have been working virtually on projects related to ALA or a professional concern. These groups have been supported by ALA staff and member mentors from the profession. The poster session will allow each group to showcase its creative and innovative solutions for their projects. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

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Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
LITA 101: Open House Orientation Session McCormick Place Convention Center
S401bc
Description :

LITA Open House is a great opportunity for current and prospective members to talk with Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) leaders and learn how to make connections and become more involved in LITA activities.

Friday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Opening General Session featuring Steven D. Levitt Author Event, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
Behind Registration, Hall B1
Description :

Steven D. Levitt, co-author of the upcoming Think Like A Freak and of the smash #1 international bestseller Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, promises to turn your brain inside out before the conference even starts. He’s likely get your problem-solving juices flowing to the benefit of you and your library, showing how applying counterintuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results.

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask, but Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

Think Like A Freak (October 2013), a “must-have handbook for decision making,” intends to radically transform the way you look at every aspect of your life. Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner analyze the decisions we make, the plans we create, and the morals we choose and show how their insights can be applied to daily life to make smarter, harder, and better decisions. They also offer entertaining and practical insights, from “The Upside of Quitting” to “How to Succeed—With No Talent.”

Steven Levitt is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, known for his work in the field of crime, and was co-editor of the Journal of Political Economy. In January, 2004 he was awarded the John Bates Clark medal by the American Economic Association for the economist under 40 who made the greatest contribution to the discipline. He was chosen as one of Timemagazine's "100 People Who Shape Our World" in 2006 and in 2009, co-founded The Greatest Good, a business and philanthropy consulting company.

Levitt’s presentation is part of the conference’s Opening General Session, where ALA President Maureen Sullivan and others welcome attendees and set the stage for the coming days.

Sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 28 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Council I (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbus AB
Description :

Meeting of the ACRL STS Council (I of II)

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
All-Committees Meeting (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand F
Description :

Combined meeting of all STS committees.

8:30am - 10:00am
Executive Committee Meeting (ACRL ULS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Gold Coast
Description :

Advances university librarianship, university library service, and the development of university libraries in institutions with graduate programs.

8:30am - 10:00am
Executive Committee Meeting I (ACRL Arts) Governance/Membership Meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbus CD
Description :

Executive/membership meeting

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