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Format: 08/17/2017 - 8pm
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Thursday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:00am
Freedom to Read Foundation Orientation Orientation Session Hilton Chicago
Marquette Room
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Freedom to Read Foundation Orientation

Friday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 12:00pm
External Review Panel (ERP) Training Orientation Session Hilton Chicago
Boulevard A
Description :

New and experienced External Review Panelist (ERP) pool members are invited to attend a training session on the role of ERP members in the ALA accreditation process. Participation is a prerequisite for serving on a review panel. Participants will learn about the comprehensive review process, hear from experienced panelists, and work in a group to analyze a sample Program Presentation. This year’s training will focus on Standard III: Faculty of the Standards for Accreditation. Currently assigned ERPs are especially encouraged to attend. Program heads who want to learn more about the accreditation process are welcome to attend as observers.

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Friday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 2:30pm
ALA/Council Incoming Committee Chairs Strategic Leadership Meeting [Closed] Orientation Session McCormick Place Convention Center
N427d
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This is a meeting for the incoming ALA/Council Committee Chairs and the ALA President-elect Barbara Stripling.

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Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Intellectual Freedom 101 Orientation Session Hilton Chicago
Marquette Room
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At this one-hour fast-paced session you will meet some of the leaders of the various intellectual freedom groups, get all the details on the IF programs planned for this conference and other upcoming events, and find out how you can get involved in the intellectual freedom workings of the Association.

Friday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Conference 101 (NMRT) Orientation Session McCormick Place Convention Center
S104a
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Are you a first-time conference attendee with a long list of questions? Long-time ALA members and leaders will teach you to decipher the conference program and navigate the exhibits. You'll learn how ALA really works and leave with the confidence and knowledge to make the most of your conference experience.

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Friday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:30pm
ALA Accreditation Appeal Process Training Orientation Session Hilton Chicago
PDR 2
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Experienced External Review Panelists (two or more on-site visits) and LIS faculty are invited to learn about the updated accreditation appeal process. People who complete this training will be eligible to serve on an Appeal Review Committee in the event of an appeal. People serving on panels where the accreditation decision could result in an appeal (initial accreditation review or review of program on conditional status) are especially encouraged to attend. The training will cover grounds for appeal, how determinations are made, and the appeal process timeline as documented in Section IV of the Accreditation Process, Policies, and Procedures (AP3).

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Friday, June 28 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
International Librarians Orientation Orientation Session Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Regency Ballroom A
Description :

This is a “must-attend” session for first-time international attendees and other members from abroad. ALA members will provide an overview of ALA, the conference, exhibits and the city of Chicago, including recommended programs and social activities. This program provides an opportunity to meet other colleagues who will help international librarians get the most from their conference experience.

Friday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
LITA 101: Open House Orientation Session McCormick Place Convention Center
S401bc
Description :

LITA Open House is a great opportunity for current and prospective members to talk with Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) leaders and learn how to make connections and become more involved in LITA activities.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101: Network, Get Oriented, Get Involved Orientation Session, Program Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Jackson Park 10ABC
Description :

If you’re new to RUSA or are a longtime member looking for opportunities to connect with members and ways to get involved, make sure to put RUSA 101 on your calendar! Spend an hour with us on Friday from 3-4p.m. before heading off to the opening of the exhibit floor.

Friday, June 28 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 9:30pm
ALCTS 101 Orientation Session Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Grant Park 12AB
Description :

Learn about ALCTS and meeting ALCTS members at this annual event.

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
ACRL 101 & Membership Meeting (ACRL) Orientation Session Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand CD
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ACRL leaders will meet with the first-time attendees and explain how to get the most out of the ALA Annual Conference experience as well as opportunities for engagement with ACRL. A Membership meeting (30 minutes) will be followed by the orientation program.

8:30am - 10:00am
Conference Orientation (NMRT) Orientation Session McCormick Place Convention Center
N228
Description :

New to the Annual Conference or ALA? Get a fun and informative introduction to the Annual Conference and Chicago. Learn how to navigate the exhibits and decipher the conference program, how to make ALA and NMRT work for you, and where to spend your free time in the city. NMRT provides tips from the pros and an orientation that will prepare you to take full advantage of the conference experience.

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Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
AASL 101 Orientation Session McCormick Place Convention Center
N133
Description :

Experienced members of American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will show you how to navigate Annual Conference and fill you in on other ALA/AASL events. Don't miss this opportunity to learn the AASL ropes regarding everything from the features and benefits of your membership to practical tips and ideas that can help you in your career as a school library media professional. First time attendees and prospective members are invited and long-time members are welcome to attend this great networking opportunity.

Saturday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:30pm
ALSC 101 Orientation Session, Social event McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Meeting Room A
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If you're new to ALSC or if this is your first Annual Conference as a children's librarian, then this program is for you! We'll provide you with information about the perks of ALSC membership, tips on how to get involved, and tricks of the trade for navigating Annual Conference. We'll also be raffling off some great ALSC prizes!

Sunday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Leadership Orientation (STARS) Orientation Session McCormick Place Convention Center
S505a
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Orientation for incoming STARS committee chairs, officers, etc.

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Sunday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Association Options Fair (NMRT) Orientation Session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Meeting Room D
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The Association Options Fair provides interested members from diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to visit with Association, Division, Committee, Affiliate, and Roundtable representative leaders to discuss volunteer opportunities. A speed networking approach allows members to visit briefly with member groups and take note of possible leads for future involvement.

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Sunday, June 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Union 101 for Librarians and Library Workers Orientation Session, Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103bc
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The benefits of unionization are realized by the 24 percent of librarians and 18.4 percent of library technicians who are union members. Unions bring together the collective strength of workers to insure meaningful negotiations with management for an equitable contract. Negotiations are not limited to wages and salaries, but can also include staffing and overtime, safety and health, provisions for continuing education, adequate pensions, vacations, equitable promotion systems and transfer policies, and a workable grievance system.

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ALA
ALA Allied Professional Association