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Format: 04/28/2017 - 8pm
Format: 04/28/2017 - 8pm
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Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

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 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Retired From Your Job But Not Your Profession Presidents program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404a
Description :

Millions of people are trading retirement for encore careers -- second or third acts for the greater good. Learn about how you can jumpstart your own encore, or help others in your community get started on their own encore careers.

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10:30am - 12:00pm
AASL President's Program with Mark Edwards Presidents program, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
S105d
Description :

Mark Edwards, the 2013 American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year and recent host to President Obama during the announcement of the White House’s ConnectED initiative will speak on the fundamental rethinking of teaching and learning he has led as superintendent of the Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District (MGSD).
To create a vibrant new learning environment and achieve outstanding academic results in MGSD, Edwards launched an innovative digital conversion project. This 1:1 laptop program has provided 6,000 laptops to all 3rd – 12th graders and their teachers within the school district in the last five years. Edwards also established intense and ongoing professional training for Mooresville educators and implemented curricular changes with raised expectations for collaboration between educators in the schools.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Presidents' Program: Standing on Marbles: Ensuring Steady Leadership in Unsteady Times (ACRL / LLAMA) Presidents program, Speaker series, Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S105a-c
Description :

Based on three decades of leadership consultation to business organizations, clinical psychologist, global pioneer of executive coaching, author and poet, Dr. Karol M. Wasylshyn, will discuss her leadership research and experiences working with senior leaders. With an eye toward the potential applicability of her findings to the challenges facing leaders in libraries of all kinds, she will describe three common patterns of leadership behavior and illustrate them through free verse or what she terms leadership vignettes. Attendees will be invited to consider their own ways of leading through this provocative use of metaphorical thought.

Saturday, June 29 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Myth and the Reality of the Evolving Patron: The RUSA President’s Program with Lee Rainie Presidents program, Speaker series, Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S105a-c
Description :

Just how well do you know the people who use your library? Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System, shares the latest data about how our clientele are interacting with information technology. Learn about patron preferences and behaviors during this program. Then, join Mr. Rainie and library leaders on Sunday, 10:30-11:30 am, to discuss how the data may influence your library's future.

Add the Sunday follow-up discussion** to your schedule: http://ala13.ala.org/node/11269

**Selected as a "top pick" event by Library Journal!

Sunday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Building Your Professional Toolkit (NMRT) Presidents program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103a
Description :

Hunting for a job and looking for ways to set yourself apart from the rest?
Ready to tackle a new project or bring an idea to life?
Looking for a way to update your skill set without going back to school?

Come and join us to learn about what other librarians from a variety of environments consider the essential items in their professional toolkit that have led to position, job, and career success.

The president’s program will take place at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
APALA President’s Program: Pushing the Boundaries: Presentation and Representation of LGBTQ Members of/by Asian/Pacific American Writers, Authors ... Presidents program Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Jackson Park 10A
Description :

Sponsored by APALA and GLBTRT, this program focuses on the representation, or lack thereof, of LGBTQ members within the spectrum of the Asian/Pacific American (APA) community, particularly in literary works by APA LGBTQ writers. It also discusses the movement of presenting and representing APA LGBTQs in literature through activism and agency, whether as an individual or as a group pushing the boundaries within and outside the walls of APA and LGBTQ communities. Program speakers include: authors Malinda Lo, Mary Anne Mohanraj, and Dwight Okita and MOONROOT zine collective members Sine Hwang Jensen and Linda Nguyễn.

Sponsors :
AFL
Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (Affiliate)

Sunday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Immigrant Civic Engagement: An IMLS National Leadership Demonstration Project Presidents program McCormick Place Convention Center
N138
Description :

Awarded in 2010, Hartford Public Library’s 3 year demonstration project employs four interconnected and complementary strategies to address the critical need for immigrant civic integration, these include: volunteer Cultural Navigators, community dialogues, coalition building and a communications campaign. At the core of these strategies is social capital development noted in the field as a key ingredient for promoting civic integration. Participants will learn about the project’s challenges, successes, and how best to apply its strategies within their own library setting. Presenters: Hartford Public Library, Welcoming America.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
PLA President's Program and Awards Presentation Author Event, Presidents program, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
S100a
Description :

Ann Patchett is a super-champion of books and reading, known not only for writing award-winning, compelling and thoughtful books, but also for eschewing the trend and opening Parnassus Books, an independent bookstore in Nashville, Tennessee, when all the other bookstores in town had closed. At the time she said she wondered if she was "opening an ice shop in the age of Frigidaire," but instead the store garnered reviews as glowing as her books, and headlines in national media like “The Bookstore Strikes back.”

Patchett is the author of six novels and two books of nonfiction, and her titles frequently hit the New York Times bestseller list. Her books include “Bel Canto," which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize, the BookSense Book of the Year and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; "State of Wonder";"Run"; "Truth & Beauty";"The Magician’s Assistant"; "The Patron Saint of Liars," a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; and "Taft," which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her work has been translated into more than 30 languages.

Patchett appears as the featured speaker in the PLA President’s Program. Preceding her presentation, 11 PLA award winners will be recognized and celebrated.

Sponsored by HarperCollins

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Reimagining Libraries: United for Libraries President's Program Presidents program McCormick Place Convention Center
S105d
Description :

Join United for Libraries president Gail G. Griffin for a panel of speakers from Anythink Libraries, Rangeview Library District, Adams County, Colorado, to learn how they rebuilt the library system from the ground up and created a new brand that was relevant, represented the future, and inspired innovation as the library morphed from a place of books to a place where the community connects with information and creates content as a participatory library.

Sunday, June 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cory Doctorow: More than a Book-lined Internet Cafe Presidents program, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
S105a-c
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LITA President Zoe Stewart-Marshall welcomes digital rights activist, science fiction writer and Boing Boing co-editor, Cory Doctorow. This lively, thought-provoking talk will look at how libraries can and do stand on the front lines of the debate over the role of free information, and free information technology in ensuring the healthy maintenance of a free society. And yes, he will talk about DRM.

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of young adult novels like PIRATE CINEMA and LITTLE BROTHER and novels for adults like RAPTURE OF THE NERDS and MAKERS. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.

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Sunday, June 30 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm
ALA President's Program Presidents program McCormick Place Convention Center
S100a
Description :

Dan Cohen, Founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will be the featured speaker in the ALA President’s Program & Awards Presentation at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference on Sunday, June 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cohen will focus on the role and contribution of the DPLA to ALA President Maureen Sullivan’s ongoing initiative, “The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities.”

Cohen will offer an introduction and overview of the recently launched DPLA--called by Nicholas Carr “the Library of Utopia” in MIT Technology Review--, how it came to be and what it offers to librarians and the communities they serve. The ambitious enterprise offers great promise to libraries of all types, enabling open access to millions of books, articles, photographs, historical documents, objects and artifacts. Its goal is “to realize the promise of the Internet for the advancement of sharing information and of using technology to enable new knowledge and discoveries in the U.S.”

After Cohen’s presentation, Sullivan will conduct an interview and moderate a Q&A with the audience.

Recently appointed to his position, Cohen was formerly the Director of the Roy Rozenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. He is co-author with Roy Rozenzweig of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving and Presenting the Past and recipient of the 2011 Frederick G. Kilgour award from ALA. His blog is at http://www.dancohen.org/.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, July 1 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Confessions of a Digital Packrat: ALCTS President's Program with Erin McKean Presidents program, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
S105
Description :

How do you let go of digital data when every word of every book might be the one piece of evidence you need to make a dictionary entry complete? What does it mean for transformative uses like lexicography when there are so many different digital storehouses available (with varying degrees of difficulty). What makes a digital collection attractive to packrats like me?

Erin McKean is the founder of Wordnik.com and the former editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press. In her "spare" time she writes, sews, blogs, and writes books about dresses, including The Secret Lives of Dresses (Grand Central, 2011) and The Hundred Dresses (Bloomsbury, 2013).

Monday, July 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Charlemae Rollins President's Program: Think with Your Eyes! Presidents program McCormick Place Convention Center
S106b
Description :

Conclude our year-long Caldecott celebration at the ALSC President’s Program in Chicago by experiencing a powerful method of engaging with pictures—and then exploring the value of using the technique with children. Whether the images are masterpieces on a museum wall, part of a picture book narrative, or photographs and charts in a science text, understanding and appreciating what we see is a skill that can be developed. In part one of the program, Oren Slozberg, Senior Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Trainer/Recent Executive Director, will invite audience participation as he introduces the process. This method has proven to be highly effective in public libraries and schools in developing observation skills, critical thinking, and civil discourse--powerful habits of mind across the curriculum and throughout life. '

In part two, library and museum partners will demonstrate how collaboration adds up to more than the sum of its parts in supporting visual literacy. Pat Bliquez, Teacher/Librarian at Roxhill Elementary in Seattle, will describe how she uses VTS across the curriculum, with Caldecott books, and in partnership with the Frye Art Museum. Elizabeth McChesney, Director of System Wide Children and Young Adult Services at the Chicago Public Library, and Mary Erbach, Assistant Director of Museum Education at the Art Institute of Chicago, will discuss the 20-year partnership between their institutions that has placed the intersection of visual and print literacy at the heart of their programs. They will be joined by Bryan Wunar, Director of Education at the Museum of Science and Industry, giving them the opportunity to describe how they are responding to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “Summer of Learning” initiative in which STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming transforms to STEAM by adding Art! Take inspiration from the design of their creative three-way collaboration that addresses 21st-century learning competencies—and imagine the possibilities for your library, whether you have local partners or simply access to the wealth of virtual museum resources.

This free program offers the latest research and replicable models supporting the value of training children’s eyes and minds to observe, think, create, and innovate. Please join us! Follow this program on Twitter at #alscprez13

1:00pm - 3:00pm
YALSA's President's Program & Membership Meeting: Excellence in Young Adult Services Presidents program McCormick Place Convention Center
N227b
Description :

Join YALSA President Jack Martin for a showcase of the winners of the latest round of Excellence in Library Service to Young Adults. These winning programs address teen needs or interests in an innovative or unique way, and address topics such as digital literacy, high school drop-out prevention, serving incarcerated teens and more.