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Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
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Thursday, June 27 - 8:00am

8:00am - 4:30pm
Library Makerspaces: The Field Trip [$] Preconference/Institute Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Makerspaces and Maker Faires are taking the country and the world by storm. As libraries have long been places where people from many backgrounds and experiences can gather to learn, exchange ideas, and work collaboratively, library makerspaces are a natural fit.

LITA and LibraryLab are joining together to hold this pre-conference at the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Branch, where a new library makerspace is being installed.

Attendees will participate in a tour of the facility in addition to a combination of fun hands-on sessions that will offer participants opportunities to discover and learn about the maker movement. Discussion and brainstorming sessions with nationally recognized makers and early adopters of the makerspace in libraries movement will introduce participants to ideas, successes and failures, offering a rich dialogue about the art of the possible for all types of libraries. Takeaways will include a deeper understanding of the maker community, "making" and how it fits within the library's existing service model, and practical ideas and concrete solutions for those inspired to bring the movement to their home communities/libraries.

Cost :
$150

Friday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Library Makerspaces: Participatory Play in the Library [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S103d
Description :

Interested in getting started with participatory programming, makerspaces, and the DIY revolution? Learn about how other libraries are getting their patrons creating physical content and collaborating with the community, often on a shoestring budget. Join us and find out how to incorporate creation and collaboration in your library at any starting point.

Participants will hear firsthand accounts from the library innovators who are working with their communities to create new opportunities for learning and making. They'll also get inspired and play along with us as they get real hands on experience creating robots, crafts, and works of art with local experts. Most importantly, those attending will get creatively connected and have fun doing it.

Cost :
$235, LITA member; $350, ALA member; $495 non-member

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Bookmobile Saturday Panel Discussion - Local Practicioners Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S106a
Description :

Join leaders from the field of library outreach as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of extending service beyond the walls of the library!

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
Membership (STARS) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Part of the STARS All Committee Meeting

8:30am - 10:00am
Multicultural Programming for Tweens and Families Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404d
Description :

In the spirit of El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, celebrate many children, many cultures, and many books throughout the year. Hear from a panel of librarians and community partners who will share successful programs such as a Día Family Book Club, a weekend full of multicultural events, and a culture-focused, one book-one city initiative. Stay for an I-DÍA Showcase featuring hands-on program activities, and receive how-to handouts from libraries across the country.

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
Academic Outreach Committee Meeting (ACRL ULS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Gold Coast
Description :

To develop and maintain a community of practice to share information and foster best practices in campus outreach for academic librarians.

10:30am - 11:30am
Bookmobile Saturday Panel Discussion - OLOS & ABOS 101 Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S106a
Description :

Join leaders from the field of library outreach as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of extending service beyond the walls of the library!

“OLOS & ABOS 101” will follow from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., also in MCP room s106a. Representatives from Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) will discuss opportunities for bookmobile and outreach staff through professional development, growth and networking through involvement with the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) and ABOS. Bookmobile Saturday is made possible through the generous support of Farber Specialty Vehicles, Inc., and OBS, Inc.

Interests :
10:30am - 11:30am
EMIERT Membership Meeting Committee meeting Sheraton Chicago
Erie Room
Description :

Come meet members and hear about the work of the Ethnic and Multicultural Exchange Round Table EMIERT

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
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)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Safe in the Stacks: Community Spaces for Serving Homeless LGBTQ Youth Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S106b
Description :

Panelists will provide insight in how to serve and welcome homeless LGBTQ youth in our community and in our libraries. What are the needs and issues we can address and become advocates for? Also, hear perspectives from youth from the TransLife Center and The Crib. Question and answer period to follow.

Moderator/Speaker:
Dr. Julie Winkelstein, Librarian, Writer, Advocate.
Speaker Panel:
Jama Shelton, Director, Forty to None Project, True Colors Fund, New York City.
Bonnie Wade, Director, TransLife Program at Chicago House
Jama Shelton, Forty to None Project Director, True Colors Fund
Bonnie Wade, TransLife Center Director, Chicago House
Young Person from the TransLife Center at Chicago House
Nate Metrick, Crib Coordinator, The Night Ministry

Interests :

Saturday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bookmobile Saturday: Author Lunch [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Clark 22A-C
Description :

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

Interests :
Cost :
25
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Alchemy and Outreach: Innovative Uses of Primary Sources for K-8 Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

When librarians and archivists seek out opportunities to work with classroom teachers, the partnerships not only add value to the traditional school curriculum, they also highlight the collections and educational resources of the participating institution. This poster will present the outcomes of a two-year collaboration with K-8 teachers to design an outreach program that helps students contextualize primary sources in both original and digital formats through the use of medieval manuscripts, images of which will be featured on the poster. Introducing students to the historical and creative aspects of the medieval book as a physical object through theatrical performance, self-discovery heuristics, and hands-on demonstrations is a unique approach that meets common core standards in such areas as language arts and history. Integrating interactive activities has proved successful in helping students acquire the requisite knowledge to place primary source materials into an historical context while preparing them to get the most from an on-site visit or an in-class viewing of digital resources. The interactive methods outlined can be repurposed to showcase any institution’s collection, and the vetted digital repositories can be used as stand-alone teaching resources. Participating teachers’ evaluations of the outreach program are very positive. Written and oral feedback received from parents and students will also be discussed. A sign-up sheet will be available for those who want more information, including samples of pre-learning worksheets and a bibliography of resources. Examples of the scriptorium tools and materials used in the classroom will be on display.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Learning from the Library: The Library as Leader in First-Year Experience Instructor Training Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Information literacy skills are at the heart of many first year seminar courses, yet the library often plays a limited role in course instruction and an even more limited role in course development. Capitalizing on the library’s unique central and interdisciplinary role on campus, Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library developed and successfully implemented the university’s primary Seminar Instructor Training Series in order to play a more integral role in the first year seminar.

Like many first year seminars, Towson University’s seminar is crucial to the new student’s transition to the expectations of college level research and writing. In the course, students develop a foundation in information literacy and critical thinking skills through a topic-based curriculum. While seminar faculty are knowledgeable on their course topics, many often lack experience in teaching information literacy skills and structuring their research assignments appropriately for a foundational course. The training series lets librarians teach faculty how to integrate these important skills throughout their entire course rather than merely through a class library visit.
Surveys were given to attendees at the end of programs and a survey was sent to all seminar faculty (regardless of attendance) at the end of this academic year (2011-2012). The surveys give both qualitative and quantitative evidence on the success of the program and specifically the library's contribution. The evidence also shows that the library's information literacy and research assignment development has improved courses and student outcomes.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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)

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