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Friday, June 28 - 7:30am

7:45am - 3:30pm
A Wild Ride: 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite Location
Art Institute of Chicago
Description :

THE PRECONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT AND IS NOT INCLUDED WITH CONFERENCE REGISTRATION. Apologies for the previous confusion.

Take a wild ride through the past, present and future of award-winning children’s book art at this stimulating preconference being held at the Art Institute of Chicago, celebrating 75 years of the Randolph Caldecott Medal. Hear about the creative process from an array of Caldecott winners, editors, and art directors. Engage with one another in small book discussion groups and an exciting array of breakout sessions that will increase your knowledge about art and the artistic process, and encourage you to look at Caldecott winning books with a fresh eye.

Highlights include:

- A reception and book signing on Thursday evening, where you'll have an opportunity to visit the Art Institute's exhibition of original art from Caldecott Medal and Honor Books, 2010-13, and get books signed by Caldecott Medal artists. (Books will be available for sale on site.)

- A keynote presentation by Brian Selznick, 2008 Medalist (for The Invention of Hugo Cabret) and 2002 Honoree (for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins).

- Sneak peeks into the process of creating an award-winning picture book, from "Matching Words and Pictures" featuring Erin and Phillip Stead and Neal Porter; to "Choosing a Medium and a Style" featuring Chris Raschka and Lee Wade; to "Preparing Art for Production" featuring Jerry Pinkney and Patti Ann Harris.

- Interactive book discussions, organized so that you will read one Caldecott winner from each decade, assigned in advance; challenge yourself to read ones you might not have been inclined to otherwise.

- An Honor Book luncheon panel, moderated by Leonard Marcus and featuring Melissa Sweet, Pamela Zagarensky, Peter Brown, and Kadir Nelson.

- Your choice of one of twelve fascinating breakout session topics, several to be presented by Art Institute staff in order to offer you the best art expertise available. Sessions include "Art and Stories," " The Caldecott Medal and Social Issues," "Caldecott Medal Artists at the Art Institute: A Closer Look," "Caldecott Books for Older Readers," "How Did They Do That?," "Look to Learn; Learn to Look," "Multi-Layered Meanings," "Randolph Caldecott and Caldecott Medal History," "Serving on the Caldecott Committee," "Style and Media," "Watching Dry Paint!," and "Weston Woods and the Caldecott Winners."

- A closing session on possible future directions in children's book art by Paul O. Zelinsky, three-time Caldecott Honoree and 1998 Medalist (for Rapunzel).

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
SOLD OUT

Friday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 11:30am
Walking Tour - In the Loop of Chicago (SORT) [$] Ticketed event Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Meet at 8:30am outside the Palmer House near State Street. Walk about 1 1/2 hours includes Louis Sullivan Building, State of Illinois Bldg. for coffee break and restrooms. See Marquette Bldg.'s great Tiffany interior, famous outdoor artwork of Picasso and Matisse, interior tour of Chicago's only Frank Lloyd Wright Building, visit the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Cultural Center among others. Group lunch option aftwards. Wear comfortable shoes, bring an umbrella in case of rain and bring a bottle of water.

Sponsors :
SORT.
Cost :
$25

Friday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 3:00pm
International Statistics: Helping Library Users Understand the Global Community [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite Location
Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
Description :

Navigating the world of international statistics is as daunting as it sounds. Which sources are authoritative and which are fictitious? Why is it so important to understand the political context in which statistics were collected and compiled before using them in an assignment, article, or report? This pre-conference, with speakers from the WorldBank, OECD, International Monetary Fund, and United Nations, will provide participants with the skills necessary to identify, assess, and access authoritative statistical sources.

Cost :
$100 GODORT Members / $150 non-GODORT / $75 Students
9:00am - 4:00pm
ISS Tour [$] Ticketed event Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Join the the Annual Independent School Section (ISS) for a daytime tour of independent schools in the Chicagoland area. The ISS Tour will feature a lower, middle and upper school library program. Departing from McCormick place, attendees are sure to have a variety of insights!

Lunch is included for all attendees.

Cost :
58.00
9:00am - 4:00pm
LLAMA/UFL Preconference "Raising $: Process and People" [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event McCormick Place Convention Center
S102a
Description :

Whether a beginner or seasoned veteran, you will learn about the critical components of successful fundraising at this interactive session. Panel sessions include capital campaigns and how to identify potential donors, and building effective relationships with Friends and foundations. During speed consulting you will get your questions answered by the pros on topics such as planned giving, starting a foundation, annual fund drives, recruiting for your board, and understanding members versus donors.

Interests :
Cost :
ALA member $200; LLAMA member $150; Student member $95; Non-member $250

Friday, June 28 - 9:30am

9:30am - 4:00pm
Chapter Leaders Forum [Closed] Affiliate Event, Ticketed event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Membership Development and Retention, New Revenue Ideas, Social Media, and Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.

Interests :
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 4:00pm
Outcomes + Outreach = Outstanding Summer Reading Programs [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Sheraton Chicago
Sheraton Ballroom 3
Description :

Please join us for a hands-on workshop that will help your summer reading program stay vital and dynamic. Participants will receive training in planning, presenting, and evaluating an outcomes-based summer reading program, including:

· the value of outcomes-based programming;

· the difference between outcomes and outputs;

· getting staff and administration on board with outcomes-based programming;

· conducting a community needs assessment and effective outreach to underserved communities;

· developing summer activities that are tailored to your outcomes;

· using surveys and focus groups effectively to evaluate the impact of your summer reading program; and

· making the most of your results to improve library service, promote the library to stakeholders, and generate funding.

Presenters

· Lori Easterwood, Programming and Partnerships Coordinator, Sacramento Public Library

· Helen Fisher, Library Director, Ontario, Calif. City Library

· Cindy Mediavilla, Library Programs Consultant, California State Library

· Eva Mitnick, Acting Manager of Youth Services, Los Angeles Public Library

· Virginia Walter, Outcomes Trainer and Consultant, and Professor Emerita, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

· Michele Wyss, Youth Services Director, Forman Valley Public Library District, Manito, Ill.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Cost :
$125

Friday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 4:00pm
LLAMA Preconference: "Expert Marketing Clinic” [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event McCormick Place Convention Center
S101b
Description :

Learn and share with marketing experts and peers. Actively participate in this half-day, hands-on workshop to improve your marketing plan and have fun doing it! You will hear from and interact with a panel of marketing experts from major content vendors and PR professionals in a library setting, collaborate to improve your own marketing plan, and “speed date” your best marketing tips.

Cost :
ALA member $150; LLAMA member $100; Student member $75; Non-member $250
12:00pm - 4:00pm
LLAMA Preconference: "Tour of the Mansueto Library, University of Chicago” [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite Location
University of Chicago
Description :

The Mansueto Library is a stunning elliptical glass domed addition to the main library connected by a glass sided tube. Architect Helmut Jahn conceived of storing the collections underground and providing reader and department spaces for digitization and book conservation labs at grade level in light-filled and monumental space. This tour will provide a demonstration of the automatic book retrieval system as well as reconfigured spaces in the Regenstein Library.

Cost :
ALA member $95; LLAMA member $45; Student member $50; Non-member $195

Friday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
BRASS/RUSA EMERALD AACSB Workshop Exhibitor session, Other, Ticketed event McCormick Place Convention Center
S104b
Description :

This is a workshop that will help academic business librarians to identify how they can be involved in the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation process with colleges of business administration. Dr Dan LeClair, VP and Chief Knowledge Officer, leader of AACSB International, will give a presentation regarding academic business school accreditation changes and the way in which the library can be involved in the process. The workshop will address how the library can support business schools through the accreditation process. It will facilitate discussion between AACSB and academic business librarians on the future of this relationship. Pre-registration is required and is available here: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/research/workshops/brass.htm

Friday, June 28 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 9:00pm
LLAMA Presents a Night of Laughs at Chicago’s Second City [$] Ticketed event Offsite Location
Second City Communications, 1616 N. Wells
Description :

Since 1959, The Second City has established itself as a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. Join LLAMA for a night of improv comedy at the theatre that launched the careers of such comic greats as Tina Fey, John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, and countless others. A portion of the ticket price will help support future LLAMA programming.

Cost :
ALA member, Division member, Non-member: $75
7:30pm - 10:00pm
IFRT 40th Anniversary Reception [$] Ticketed event Offsite Location
Chicago Cultural Ctr., 78 E. Washington
Description :

Come join the Intellectual Freedom Round Table in celebrating our 40th year anniversary! Held at the magnificent Chicago Cultural Center, IFRT is host to the Intellectual Freedom community and to all those who believe that intellectual freedom is a core value of libraries everywhere. The event is Friday, June 28, 2013 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm and will be held in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Tickets for this spectacular event are $30 for IFRT members and $40 non-members. And for our student members, we offer tickets for only $15 and $20 for student non-members. All tickets are available via ALA’s Annual Conference registration system. (Note: You do not have to register for the Annual Conference to attend.) For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shumeca Pickett at spickett@ala.org. We look forward to sharing this celebration with you!

Cost :
$30 - IFRT members; $40 - non-members; student members - $15; $20 - student non-members

Saturday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 1:00pm
Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon [$] Ticketed event McCormick Place Convention Center
N227b
Description :

Come join us for lunch and listen to the winner of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award speak about their writing. The award honors their significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.

Cost :
$64

Saturday, June 29 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:30pm
SOS Luncheon: Intellectual Freedom & Accompanying Library Policies [$] Ticketed event Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Burnham 23A-C
Description :

The traditional Specialized Outreach Services (SOS) luncheon presented by United for Libraries features Kent Oliver, director of the Nashville Public Library and former chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee. Learn about intellectual freedom issues and the development and review of library policies.

Cost :
$55 United for Libraries members; $60 non-members; $65 purchased onsite

Saturday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bookmobile Saturday: Author Lunch [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Clark 22A-C
Description :

Join the bookmobile and library outreach community for lunch with a noted author and an opportunity to socialize and network with outreach colleagues. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Interests :
Cost :
25

Saturday, June 29 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 6:30pm
ISS Social [$] Ticketed event Hilton Chicago
Buckingham Room
Description :

Be sure to catch up with ISS colleagues and new friends for casual conversation, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and fun. Transportation to and from the event location will be on your own.

Cost :
$42

Saturday, June 29 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 8:30pm
DUPLICATE ISS Social (AASL) [$] Ticketed event Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Be sure to catch up with ISS colleagues and new friends for casual conversation, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and fun. Transportation to and from the event location will be on your own.

Cost :
42

Saturday, June 29 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash [$] Ticketed event McCormick Place Convention Center
S100a
Description :

Fun and entertainment all for a great cause! Join ALA for the 2013 Scholarship Bash at McCormick Place sponsored by ProQuest, this year featuring "Best of The Second City," with unique new library-related material plus some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. This event offers attendees an evening of laughter while furthering the future of the industry--the money raised provides at least 10 Spectrum scholarships for graduate students in library and information studies (and more proceeds mean more scholarships!).

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
$25 for members and non-members

Sunday, June 30 - 7:00am

7:00am - 9:00am
Think Fit 5k Fun Run & Walk [$] Ticketed event McCormick Place Convention Center
McCormick Place
Description :

Think Fit @ALA will be hosting the 5K Fun Run & Walk at Annual Conference 2013! Join us for a run through Chicago enjoying the atmosphere and clearing your mind for the day’s sessions. Runners and walkers alike have fun participating in this Think Fit health minded activity Sunday, June 30th at 7:00am. See you there!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
$30 for members and non-members
7:00am - 9:30am
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast [$] Award Presentation, Ticketed event Radisson Blu
Atlantic Ballroom
Description :

Celebrate the 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Awards winners at this annual breakfast honoring the year's best African American authors and illustrators of books for children and youth. The Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient will also be honored.

Cost :
62

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