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Format: 06/20/2018 - 10pm
Format: 06/20/2018 - 10pm
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Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

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
What’s Your Normal?: A Discourse of Our Own Realities Affiliate Event Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Jackson Park 10B
Description :

Last year, APALA launched What’s Your Normal?, a new essay series that highlights the diversity--e.g., ethnicity, language, religion, sexuality, (dis)ability, citizenship, socioeconomic status--within the Asian/Pacific American category and offers snippets of what is “normal” for the writers. With this program, we will continue and broaden the conversation and provide a forum for constructive discourse – using personal narratives as starting points, we will not only create awareness about individual realties and identities but discuss them within the larger social contexts and come up with practical and positive ideas and action items. So, what’s your normal? Let’s talk!

Interests :
Sponsors :
AFL
Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (Affiliate)

Saturday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 1:00pm
ALA Affiliates Luncheon [Closed] Affiliate Event McCormick Place Convention Center
N129
Description :

Luncheon for ALA Affiliates (invitation only)

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

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
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Research At Your Service! ¡Investigaciones para servirles! Latinos & their Information Needs on Center Stage Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

The growth of the Latino population means we need more research. REFORMA President Denice Adkins, University of Missouri, Columbia, conducted a research competition focusing on the Latino population, their library and/or information needs, and/or the responses of the LIS community to those needs. Three winners will present their research. Come hear the best exemplars of research, new developments and why research and library service are inseparable, i.e. how to link research results to making our libraries more useful, and how to design service-level research that tells us what we need to know about Latino library users. Everyone is welcome!

*Patricia L. Guardiola, will present her project titled, "Serving an Exploding Population: Analyzing the Information Behavior of and Resources Available to Latino Patrons, Using the Louisville Free Public Library System as a Model."
*Kaitlin J. Peterson, will present her project titled, "Including the Culturally Excluded and Socially Forgotten: Information Services for Spanish Migrant Workers in the United States."

*Jimena Sagás, will present her project titled, "Where I come from libraries are different: A comparative study of patron experience with libraries in Mexico and the United States."

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
BCALA Membership Committee Meeting Affiliate Event InterContinental Chicago
Michigan
Description :

BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association) Committee Meeting to discuss issues and solutions surrounding increasing membership.

Sponsors :
AFL
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)

Saturday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:30pm
BCALA EJ Josey Scholarship Committee [Closed] Affiliate Event InterContinental Chicago
Ohio
Description :

EJ Josey Scholarship Committee

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

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Advances, Challenges and Issues in Black and Latino Librarianship in America Affiliate Event, Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103d
Description :

Join contributing authors of two recent publications about Black and Latino librarianship in America. They will speak about inspiring and thought provoking issues and advances and will propose collaborations and steps for the future. Speakers include Luis Herrera, Andrew Jackson, Loida García-Febo, Julius Jr. Jefferson, Akilah S. Nosakhere and Susan Luévano. Publications: The 21st-Century Black Librarian in America: Issues and Challenges (April 2012) Andrew P. Jackson (Editor), Julius Jr. Jefferson (Editor), Akilah S. Nosakhere (Editor). Pathways to Progress: Issues and Advances in Latino Librarianship (November 2011) by John L. Ayala (Editor), Sal Güereña.

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)
aflBcala
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Beta Phi Mu General Assembly Affiliate Event McCormick Place Convention Center
N230b
Description :

The Beta Phi Mu General Assembly is held annually during the Annual ALA Conference. This event includes business meetings, chapter reports,new member initiation ceremony,2013 scholarship recipients announced,face to face networking, and a catered reception.

Sponsors :
AFL
UNO
Beta Phi Mu (Affiliate)
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cuéntame Un Cuentito: A Cross Border Look at Books That Inspire Children to Read Affiliate Event McCormick Place Convention Center
N227a
Description :

This session is about creating stories that children and families turn to again and again, building the foundation for literacy and a lifelong love for learning. The panel will include American and Mexican authors writing culturally relevant books to engage young readers. From the librarian’s perspective we will look at materials that inspire U.S. Latinos and explore the differences between literacy development in the U.S. and Mexico.

Presenters include Judy Goldman, a bilingual Mexican children’s author, and René Saldaña, Jr. a Latino young adult author. It will also include Tim Wadham, Director of the Puyallup Public Library and author of the “Libro por libro” column in School Library Journal. Pam Fochtman, President of Lorito Books, will moderate the panel. The objective of the panel is twofold: to illuminate the process of how authors create stories that inspire and how to identify the materials that engage young Latinos.

Sponsors :
AFL
UNO
REFORMA (Affiliate)
Unofficial Event
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)

Saturday, June 29 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 10:00pm
CALA Board Meeting III Affiliate Event Westin River North
Astor Ballroom
Description :

CALA Board Meeting III 2012-2013

Sponsors :
AFL
Chinese American Librarians Association (Affiliate)

Sunday, June 30 - 8:00am

8:00am - 12:00pm
Affiliate Assembly II (AASL) Affiliate Event McCormick Place Convention Center
E354b
Description :

Meeting of the Delegates of the AASL Affiliate Assembly.

Sunday, June 30 - 8:30am

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
BCALA Affiliates Committee Meeting Affiliate Event InterContinental Chicago
Seville West
Description :

This BCALA meeting is for the Affiliates Committee and attending Affiliate officers and members, as well as those interested in becoming a BCALA Affiliate.

Sponsors :
AFL
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
10:30am - 11:30am
Latino Books for Youth: an Honest Conversation Affiliate Event McCormick Place Convention Center
N128
Description :

This panel brings together authors, publishers, academes, librarians, and other key players in the field of Latino literature for youth to address issues raised by the New York Times article about the lack of Latin@ authors and quality books for children. The panelists will engage in an honest conversation about the present and future of the Latino experience in publishing for children. Through the different perspectives represented by the panelists, attendees will gain an understanding of the current status, issues, and trends in the publication of Latino books for youth. Attendees will be part of the dialog to explore solutions and new directions in envisioning the future.

Sponsors :
AFL
UNO
REFORMA (Affiliate)
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
AILA Business Meeting Affiliate Event Westin River North
Grant/Lincoln
Description :

American Indian Library Association (AILA) Business Meeting

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Sponsors :
AFL
American Indian Library Association (Affiliate)

Sunday, June 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Making it Happen: DIVERSITY in your library Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

A Model for Engaging Library Staff to Expand Services and Programs for Spanish-speakers in public and academic libraries. Many libraries recognize the importance of reaching out to their Spanish-speaking community, but most have difficulty implementing a practical model that allows for staff involvement system-wide. This session offers the tools needed to strengthen staff and volunteer participation in your library to expand services to the Spanish-speaking public. We will discuss the process for creating teams and successful community partnerships, obtaining feedback through surveys and forums, and providing programming resources for staff. We will also discuss ACRL's Diversity Standards for Academic Libraries.

Attendees will learn how to successfully implement a strategic plan that increases staff involvement in their library in order to expand programs and services for their Spanish-speaking community. They will gain programming ideas and resources, learn strategies to enhance their outreach and external partnerships, and develop ways to evaluate outcomes and performance. Academic librarians will learn ideas about how to promote diversity within their academic campuses. How to promote language diversity in an academic setting? How can we better serve our international students?

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Sunday, June 30 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
BCALA Bylaws Committee Meeting [Closed] Affiliate Event InterContinental Chicago
Michigan
Description :

BCALA Committee Meeting to discuss Bylaws and Governance for the organization.

Sponsors :
AFL
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) Membership Meeting Affiliate Event McCormick Place Convention Center
N137
Description :

A meeting of OLAC membership as well as any person involved or interested in issues related to non-print cataloging. The session will include presentations on related topics, followed by business updates and information about the Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) organization from members of the Executive Board.

Sponsors :
AFL
OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers (Affiliate)

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