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Saturday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Saturday Session: Book Snacks: Teen Humor Edition Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

15 books in 140 characters or less, plus tweet-savvy book display ideas. It's called "Book Snacks," i.e. bite-size booktalks for teens on the go. Make summer reading a breeze and meet teens where they live, all in 5 minutes or less.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Saturday Session: Chromebooks for checkout? Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

The State Library of Ohio placed 30 Chromebooks in public libraries to test their ease of use and functionality in the library environment. Come hear Mandy Knapp talk about the findings of this trial.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Saturday Session: Creativity in Reference Service Provision: Beyond Answering Questions Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Reference interactions – in-person or virtual intermediation involving a librarian and an information seeker aimed at resolving an information need – are an established form of reference service provision in library practice. Recently, reference librarians in a variety of settings have started expanding reference work beyond answering questions. This session will feature examples of creativity in proactive reference service provision, identified from an environmental scan, that will inspire reference innovation and highlight opportunity areas for transforming reference service. Rethinking reference services is essential for librarians to stay relevant in society, given today’s information seekers’ proclivity for self-help and an emergence of dynamic digital tools for information seeking.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Saturday Session: Imperative Social Networking Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

The 21st Century Librarian brings a skill set unlike that of prior centuries, which includes knowledge of emerging technology applications, the ability to adapt to new media formats, and a willingness to let go of established standards while balancing the inheritance of rich knowledge throughout history. The task seems impossible. In fact, it is impossible-- unless the librarian becomes part of a professional network. A networked society requires each individual to participate. This fast-paced session will illustrate the importance of building a professional network with emphasis on how to cope with the vast information landscape of the Internet, the value of human relationships in the Information Age, and a strategy for balancing tradition and innovation.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Saturday Session: Mismanaging Future Managers: Are Library Schools Failing to Adequately Prepare Administrators? Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Over 1,000 academic, public, school and special librarians responded to a survey about the management education they received during their MLS programs. The aim of the survey was to determine their perceptions of the management curriculum offered in library schools. The survey results reveal a fascinating disconnect between the education librarians wanted while they were students and the education they wish they had received now that they are practitioners. Come to this Ignite Session to learn what librarians think about their management education and how it may need to change in the future.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Saturday Session: Teen PTSD and the Urban Library Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Many of our kids live in urban war zones and deal with everyday stresses that rival the average soldier at war. This session will introduce strategies and ideas for the school librarian on how to address and combat the overwhelming stressors placed an adolescents in poor urban schools. Learn how to introduce meditation, build a quiet room, and more.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: Building a Bridge to Literacy for African American Male Youth: How the Library Community Has Answered the Call Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

National data shows that a persistent literacy achievement gap exists for African-American male children and adolescents. Last June, with funding from a 2011 grant awarded by IMLS, the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the School of Library and Information Science at North Carolina Central University hosted the summit Building a Bridge to Literacy for African-American Male Youth: A Call to Action for the Library Community. This session will update the library community on how summit attendees are addressing the literacy achievement gap that persists for African-American males.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: Collaborative Training: Empowering Library Staff to Train Their Peers Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

As the organizer of 16 statewide training events mobilizing the expertise of 67 different Kentucky public library staff members, I've had the opportunity to experience the truth in the adage "a library's greatest resource is its staff,” firsthand. This approach has been incredibly rewarding for me, the trainers, and for the participants, who consistently report high levels of satisfaction about peer learning. No matter your organization’s size, join me for a discussion on empowering your staff to provide training.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: Creating Geospatial Data Services – Needs and Challenges Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

As part of the data services in libraries, geospatial data service has some unique characteristics comparing to data in other disciplines. For example, most of geospatial data could be visualized on an on-line map, which gives data providers additional options for data sharing. In this presentation, several topics about geospatial data services will be discussed. These topics include: 1) the nature of geospatial data; 2) spatial data in different disciplines; 3) different expectations in spatial data sharing; 4) challenges of creating geospatial data services to address different requirements; 5) possible strategies and models.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: Fair Use – Do Students Know Their Coursework Is An Exception to The Rule? Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Fair use and the TEACH Act protect many uses of print and visual media in the physical and virtual classroom from claims of copyright infringement, but what about outside the classroom or after graduation? Are students aware that accepted practices in educational settings are actually exceptions to copyright law? Come get fired up with this academic librarian from a public research university as she argues why, in our mission to produce information- and visually-literate individuals, we need to explicitly contextualize the economic, ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and visual materials.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: STEM: Save the library, save the world. Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Is STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teaching and programming really the mission of a public library? Absolutely, and it just might save libraries, communities and the world. This Ignite session shows how libraries can absolutely fulfill their mission by teaching and programming science.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: Why They Love Their Library: Speech Bubbles, Chalkboard Paint and a Camera Help Patrons Help Their Library Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

In April 2012, Lisle Library District took ALA’s theme of “You Belong @ Your Library” to heart and created an innovative way for patrons to tell their “library story” through a staff-created photobooth. Lisle built on the idea of having patrons write a few words about the library by centering it around programming, both in-house and online. The end result was patron engagement and community awareness about all the varied reasons to support their library. The staff learned key lessons on creating opportunities for patrons to take ownership of their library – easily applied at anywhere!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, July 1 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Monday Session: "Yes, And" - Bringing Enthusiastic Collaboration to Your Library Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

If you want to do collaboration right, you have to do more than just show up. Productive collaboration requires enthusiasm, engagement, and a willingness to improvise. Learn more about how the rules of improve can help you cultivate an open mind and develop a collaborative culture in your workplace, and discover new approaches to promoting and sustaining beneficial partnerships.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Monday Session: Experimental Music at the Library Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

What happens when you bring sound artists, circuit benders and other experimental musicians into a public library and invite them to make lots of noise? Starting last August I decided to find out with a monthly performance series called Experimental Music at the Library. In this brief talk I'll fill you in on what happened, what I learned, and how a ridiculous idea evolved into a wildly successful series. I'll also provide tips on developing your own experimental music program (and why you totally should).

See recent articles in Library Journal (Dec 2012) and LibraryAsIncubatorProject.org

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Monday Session: Join the Community: Open Source is Nothing Without You Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

The open source method for developing software works best when everyone contributes a little bit to the process. Do you benefit from open source? Do you wish the open source you use was a little better? Don't know why the community nature of open source is important? Hear what you can do to make the world a better place by nudging your favorite open source project along a path to perfection.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Monday Session: Librarians: Community Allies Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Librarians have the skills, knowledge, and abilities to promote social change in a variety of communities outside of their patron base. Many have taken it upon themselves to do just that by stepping away from their day job to provide pop-up library services by bicycle, radical community workshops, and engage others in more creative ways than ever before.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Monday Session: Seinen and Josei: Manga Grows Up Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

You may have heard of shonen and shojo, categories of manga that indicate series intended for young boys and girls. What about manga for men and women? Learn about the series and trends that define these manga genres, including titles whose adult appeal may surprise you.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Monday Session: Visualizing Digital Collections: Creating User-Friendly Search and Browse Tools Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

This presentation will discuss the creation of fun and informative data visualization tools for digital collections, drawing on the experiences of the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) Digital Archive (http://digitalarchive.org). Our new “browse” tool attempts to give users an easy and fun way to explore CWIHP’s collections with an interactive map, a graph displaying the number of items available by year, and the most common subject headings. Other institutions could build similar interactive data visualizations using freely available tools. Such tools leverage the detailed metadata digital collections already contain, creating exciting new ways of interacting with existing online collections.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)