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Format: 09/22/2017 - 12am
Format: 09/22/2017 - 12am
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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 - 8:00am

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 - 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
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

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

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Conference Program Planning--Chicago 2013 Committee Meeting (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand E
Description :

n/a

Interests :
8:30am - 10:00am
HarperCollins Adult Book Buzz Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
E350
Description :

The HarperCollins Library Marketing team is pleased to present forthcoming titles for Fall 2013 & Winter 2014. Get the inside track on your favorite authors and discover a few new ones! Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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
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
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
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
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.

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 - 11:30am
Take Ten With Tweens & Teens Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427a
Description :

How do you engage young library patrons with little or no budget for programming? This panel of successful programmers from Anne Arundel County Public Library in Maryland will show you how to present 10 fresh, fun programs with heavy appeal to tweens & teens with very little out of pocket expense.

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
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
DIY Video Creation Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103a
Description :

Children and families are increasingly online. Our libraries have the opportunity to reinforce the storytime environment and demonstrate early literacy skills using online videos! Join representatives from King County Library System and Washington County Cooperative Library Services as they demonstrate filming, editing and uploading videos right before your eyes. You will discover a variety of video and editing tools and learn how to incorporate online video into your library’s early literacy offerings. You will see: Flip Camera, Zoom Q3HD Camera, Final CutX editing software, Windows Movie Maker, YouTube and MediaWiki.

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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