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Thursday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
GMS Welcome and Graduate School Institute [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Other Sheraton Chicago
Columbus A
Description :

GMS Welcome and Graduate School Institute

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Spectrum Institute Opening Reception [Closed] Other, Reception Sheraton Chicago
Superior A & B
Description :

Welcome reception with ALA President Maureen Sullivan, ALA President-Elect Barbara Stripling, and ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Thursday, June 27 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Spectrum Institute Defining Diversity Through Dialogue [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Other Sheraton Chicago
Michigan A & B
Description :

This session will explore the interconnectedness of our identities, the unique ways that we define ourselves, and our values, beliefs and biases. We will use exercises to help us learn about who we are and how we impact others, and similarly, who others are and how they impact us. Come prepared to participate in this highly interactive session. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars and invited guests.

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 7:30am

7:30am - 9:00am
Spectrum Institute Breakfast [Closed] Other, Social event Sheraton Chicago
Superior A & B
Description :

Note this Spectrum Institute is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 3:00pm
Emerging Leaders Workshop Other McCormick Place Convention Center
S405
Description :

This is a leadership development workshop for the 2013 Emerging Leader Participants.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)

Friday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 11:00am
Spectrum Institute Beyond Business Cards: Networking Nudges We All Need [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Other Sheraton Chicago
Michigan A & B
Description :

Being an adroit networker is non-negotiable in today's job market, but being truly adept at networking requires us all to go outside our comfort zones. Spectrum peers will guide us through tips they've developed, and we'll conclude with an interactive hour of trying out our new networking know-how. Spectrum Institute Lunch & Closing. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
9:00am - 12:00pm
Print Archive Network (PAN) Other Offsite Location
Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.
Description :

Print Archive Network meeting

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 28 - 9:30am

9:30am - 12:30pm
Archive House: Special Collections Tour and Conversation Other Offsite Location
Archive House
Description :

Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates http://whitecube.com/artists/theaster_gates/ has received international acclaim for the alternative cultural spaces he is creating on the city's South Side. With the installation of historic archives in formerly abandoned homes on South Dorchester Avenue, Gates is creating new models for sustainable design and community engagement. 'Archive House' is home to a collection of over 14,000 architecture and design books, 60,000 glass lantern art history slides, and other media. Come for a tour of the renovated buildings with Gates' non-profit organization Rebuild Foundation http://rebuild-foundation.org/ and help to brainstorm new models of community programming around special collections. The free bus tour will accommodate 56 passengers and depart from the west entrance of The Harold Washington Library Center on 401 S. Plymouth Court. Please register at tour@chipublib.org to reserve your seat.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Chicago Public Library: YOUmedia Survey Other Offsite Location
Harold Washington Library Center
Description :

The Director of the Chicago Public Library’s Award-winning YOUmedia offers a programming survey of the recent partnerships and collaborations at the Harold Washington Library Center.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Alliance for Association Excellence (AASL) Other Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Boardroom 4
Description :

Meeting of the AASL Alliance for Association Excellence Committee.

Friday, June 28 - 11:30am

11:30am - 1:00pm
Spectrum Institute Lunch [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Other Sheraton Chicago
Superior A & B
Description :

Spectrum Institute Lunch. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 4:00pm
AASL-NCATE Program Reviewer Training Other McCormick Place Convention Center
S505b
Description :

New and experienced reviewers are encouraged to attend this session featuring Mary Berry, Chair of the NCATE Coordinating Committee, and Elizabeth Vilky, Director of Program Review for NCATE. Reviewers will learn about the NCATE/CAEP program review process, the 2010 AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians, writing and reviewing reports, and appropriate assessments. Attendees will study a sample report and participate in a review exercise. Program report writers are welcome to attend as observers.

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Friday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ethics I Other Palmer House Hilton
Water Tower Parlor
Description :

Ethics I

1:00pm - 3:30pm
The Friday Conversation - Gun Violence: Community Voices and Library Responses Other McCormick Place Convention Center
S105a-c
Description :

Chicago has been plagued by gun violence, which affects each of us. What are the causes? Unemployment? Poverty? Absentee parents? Violent Videogames? “Holes in young people’s hearts,” as one Chicago pastor believes?

What can libraries and librarians contribute to the solution of this heartbreaking problem?

Please attend this free pre-conference, continuing the Richard Harwood “community conversations” tradition of President Maureen Sullivan and others before and after her. The mission of the group is to apply what many learned about “turning outward” to listen to our communities and using that information to shape library responses—in terms of information and services.

The session will be introduced by Michael Pfleger, Pastor of St. Sabina’s Church in Chicago and a fervent gun safety activist in our city. Then a panel of community members affected by gun violence—parents, students, gang members, librarians, and researchers—will be led in a discussion by CM Winters Palacio, a librarian at Malcolm X College in Chicago. The session will end in breakout sessions where you will have an opportunity to share your ideas.

We hope that this will be the first of several sessions at future ALA conferences, so that librarians can continue to play an active role in using their strengths to address community problems.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Spectrum Institute Networking Meetup [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Other Sheraton Chicago
Michigan A & B
Description :

In this sequel to Beyond Business Cards, Spectrum alumni will join current Spectrum Scholars in a networking activity to break down conference, professional organizations and anything else that might turbo charge participants' careers. We believe in the beat. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars and Alumni.

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Poetry Foundation Library Tour Other Offsite Location
Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior
Description :

The Poetry Foundation welcomes ALA attendees to a tour of the Poetry Foundation Library hosted by Library Director Katherine Litwin and Program Director Stephen Young. The Poetry Foundation Library promotes the reading of poetry in the general public and supports the editorial needs of all Poetry Foundation programs and staff. The library’s collection of 30,000 volumes includes many rare and limited editions, and allows visitors to experience audio and video recordings in private listening booths, and to view exhibits of poetry-related materials. The Poetry Foundation hosts over 100 free public programs annually for patrons of all ages and education levels. Learn more about the Poetry Foundation with a visit to this exciting new facility. The tour is limited to 30 people, reserve your spot by emailing library@poetryfoundation.org.

Directions and Arrival Information The Poetry Foundation can be reached via CTA Red Line or Brown Lines to Chicago; CTA Bus Route 22 to Huron and Clark (Southbound) or Huron and Dearborn (Northbound). To locate the front door; enter the building through the garden, which can be accessed at the corner of Dearborn and Superior.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 28 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 8:00pm
GMS Debrief [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Other Sheraton Chicago
Columbus A
Description :

GMS Debrief

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Zine Swap! Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Zine Pavilion
Description :

Come trade your zine with other zinester-librarians.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Zine Swap! Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Zine Pavilion
Description :

Come trade your zine with other zinester-librarians.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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