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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
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

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N231
Description :

“Fast and sleek: Developing Solutions for Technical Services Challenges"
Join us for lively roundtable discussions on solutions to the changes which have become our new normal. As today’s Technical Services should run like a fast and sleek Ferrari, our table topics will include the following:
Building a Racing Team: broadening work responsibilities in an interdepartmental context
The Pit Stop: discussing professional development activities for Technical Services staff
Under the Hood: using benchmarks to fine tune Technical Services
Tuning up Acquisitions and Serials for higher performance
Cruising in a sleek new organization
Seen a Pinto Lately? : The mandate for continuous adaptation in Technical Services

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
Librarians as Learning Leaders: Networked for the 21st Century Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427d
Description :

Librarians as Learning Leaders (LLL) at Orange County Library System formed to reexamine the role of librarians. No longer are librarians primary keepers of the printed word or libraries warehouses of information. Current trends are transforming customers’ expectations for consumption and accessibility. Administration and librarians take seriously the task of remaining relevant and connected to the library customer. The LLL network has a critical role in contributing, facilitating, and participating in both the current and future success of the library. Through shared learning experiences and collaboration, the LLL network is on track for helping librarians and the library stay relevant.

10:30am - 11:30am
Personnel Administrators & Staff Development Discussion Group I (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Regency Ballroom B
Description :

A discussion of topical issues, emerging trends, and best practices by personnel and staff development managers.

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N137
Description :

Meeting of the interest group

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Continuing Education/Professional Development Discussion Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Chicago
Skyway 272
Description :

Encouraging Professional Development and Networking? How do we meet the challenges of encouraging professional development and networking when we can't afford to send our staff to training, and in some cases can't afford to bring training in to our library?

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marketing Discussion Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
DuSable 21A-C
Description :

The ACRL Marketing Discussion Group is a forum and network for academic librarians to discuss marketing initiatives, strategies, and best practices. Who generates marketing ideas and produces promotional materials at your library? Join this discussion about academic library marketing workflows and staffing models. Invited presenters will get the conversation started by sharing their experiences from a variety of academic library settings. Come discuss insights about marketing duties assigned to library staff. Attendees will learn strategies for marketing and program implementation at academic libraries. Discover team-based planning, marketing and time management techniques for you and your staff.

Saturday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Administration of Collection Management Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Adler 24C
Description :

Meeting of the interest group

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Do What You Love: Make Your Talents and Passions Work for You Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404bc
Description :

Are you recycling the same program ideas over and over? Feeling like staff involvement could be better? When people are passionate about something, they want to share it. Consider individual staff member’s personal passions -- genealogy, graphic novels, foreign films -- and tap them to create a program, service, or display, enriching the experience for patrons and ultimately making staff happier.

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
In Visibility: Race and Libraries Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103d
Description :

This session focuses on the key question: where do we locate race in relation to librarianship--both as a scholarly discipline and a professional practice. Using an interdisciplinary framework, we discuss historical discourses of race and libraries, current trends and experiences, and what this all means for us as library and information workers. Salient questions that shape this session include: How is race visible and how is it invisible? What constitutes this in/visibility, on whose terms, and for what purpose? What are the stakes involved, on a personal, professional, institutional and societal level? This session is a combination of talk and workshop, and takes a praxis oriented approach to address what race means, how it is systematized and enacted, and the consequences it has for the library and information profession.

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
ALA-DIVERSITY
8:30am - 10:00am
Mid-level Administrators: Leading with the Leaders; Managing the Managers Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S502
Description :

Public libraries often have three tiers of leadership: top level executives, mid-level administrators, and frontline managers. While this is not unusual, what is unique in library management today is that two very large generations (Baby Boomers/Gen Y) are at the top and bottom of the management pyramid. In between you’ll find the much smaller, but equally dedicated Gen X leaders who are working hard to bridge this divide and lead with the leaders, manage the managers, and balance the lessons of the past and visions for the future, all while being tasked with keeping libraries running today while envisioning tomorrow.

8:30am - 11:30am
Board Meeting (REFORMA) Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Chicago Room
Description :

REFORMA Board of Directors includes the Executive Committee, the Chairs of all Standing Committees, and all the Chapter Presidents. ALL MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS OF OUR WORK ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Does Your Data Deliver for Decision Making? New Directions for Resource Sharing Assessment Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427a
Description :

How do you gather statistics via a focus group? How do you interpret statistics specifically in Excel? What do you do with all the qualitative data that you gather and how do you share the work and workload with colleagues? Three different speakers with different approaches will talk about how their information delivers for decision making. Use this time to learn new approaches to statistics gathering and what worked best for these colleagues (and maybe even what didn't!).

10:30am - 11:30am
Library Internships: Best Practices Program InterContinental Chicago
Exchange
Description :

This program will explore the pros and cons of interns in the library for both library and intern, and suggest best practices on how to attract and manage an intern.

10:30am - 11:30am
Mergers and acquisitions: A roadmap for effective organizational change Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427d
Description :

Organizational change and restructuring has become a common occurrence in libraries. All of us will eventually face these situations and our decisions will have long-term and potentially positive consequences. The managers who led the integration of the University of Florida Health Sciences Center Libraries into the main campus library system present the methods and processes used; positive outcomes acheived; and pearls of wisdom learned along the way. This experience is used to illustrate change management principles useful to any institution experiencing or preparing for a major organizational change.

10:30am - 11:30am
Personnel Administrators & Staff Development Discussion Group II (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbus CD
Description :

A discussion of topical issues, emerging trends, and best practices by personnel and staff development managers.

10:30am - 11:30am
PLAmetrics User Group and Demonstration Forum/Update Hilton Chicago
Williford A
Description :

PLAmetrics (PLA PLDS Statistical Report data)
Learn more about how to innovate and optimize your library's use of www.plametrics.org

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