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Format: 11/20/2017 - 9pm
Format: 11/20/2017 - 9pm
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Saturday, June 29 - 8:00am

8:00am - 8:45am
Conversation Starters: LibrARy Orientation: Augmented Reality in the Library Program McCormick Place Convention Center
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Using a free augmented reality application, University of Houston-Downtown librarians have been working to create an engaging and memorable library orientation activity for students that will launch in Fall 2013. Come join us in this fun session to see how augmented reality is being used “in the wild” and brainstorm with us about ways this emerging technology could be used in libraries.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:15am - 10:00am
Conversation Starters: Life, Libraries and the Pursuit of Wellness Program McCormick Place Convention Center
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Do you have a workplace wellness program in your library? Do you want to start one? Does your library offer Zumba classes, meditation, or tai chi for your users? This Conversation Starter concerns how libraries are agents of change and impact the wellness of staff, users, and the communities of which they are a part. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: fitness and wellness programming; pedometer programs for library employees; special wellness events for finals week at school public and college libraries; health and wellness resources available for checkout; workplace wellness.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:15am
Conversation Starters: Building A to Zoo for Apps: Time-tested librarian skills meet cutting edge technology for kids Program McCormick Place Convention Center
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"We can't afford to ignore digital content in the one institution most ideally set up to help the rest of society navigate the next few decades." – Carisa Kluver, Digital-Storytime.com and Digital Media Diet founder.

Children's librarians are now in the software design and app curation business. This panel will begin the discussion about why librarians are ideally poised to curate the children's book-based and educational app space, build the tools to do so and provide leadership for early childhood educators, parents and children's app developers on the use and development of interactive media for children.

Attendees at this interactive panel discussion will have the opportunity to share their concerns and hopes about how libraries can best use apps to support early learning, now and in the years to come.

Speakers:

Lisa Guernsey, Director, Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation and Author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media – From Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child,

Sarah Houghton, Director for the San Rafael Public Library and the Librarian in Black,

Carisa Kluver, Founder of Digital-Storytime.com and the Digital Media Diet,

Cen Campbell, Founder of LittleeLit.com, and LibrarianAPProved.com Board Members Allison Tran and Trista Kunkel

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Conversation Starters: Idaho Maker Spaces - Engaging Teens with STEM Program McCormick Place Convention Center
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Thought about starting a Maker Space in your library? Idaho has joined the Maker Movement by launching Maker Spaces in five public libraries across the state.

The State Library has implemented a pilot project that includes training on tools and technology, leveraging partnerships, involving community, and evaluating outcomes.

The results include formal and stealth programming which incorporate engineering, robotics, and other STEM topics to draw teens into these innovative spaces!

Come hear what Idaho is doing, what we are learning, and what's next.

There will be time for discussion, questions, and sharing.

The pilot project is initially focusing on engaging teens through Maker Spaces, but our goal is that these spaces will be available to the entire community.

The libraries in the pilot project represent diverse geographic regions as well as rural and urban communities.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 2:30pm

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Conversation Starters: The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Program McCormick Place Convention Center
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The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create movies that tell the entire story of a Newbery award-winning book in 90 seconds or less. (Genre twists are encouraged – “Charlotte’s Web” in the style of a black-and-white horror movie, for instance.) The festival is screened in New York, Chicago, and Portland, hosted by James Kennedy with special guests like Jon Scieszka, Rebecca Stead, and Kate DiCamillo. In this session Kennedy will show the best of the movies and give tips on how to create a 90-Second Newbery movie program at your own library.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Conversation Starters: Stand Out and Be Outstanding: Fearlessly Leading Your Library Career Program McCormick Place Convention Center
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What does it mean to lead and be recognized as a leader in the library profession? And what exactly is a rock star librarian, anyway?

This session will spark an exchange of ideas about what it means to stand out- and be outstanding- in the library field. A panel of motivated librarians who have participated in California's Eureka! Leadership Program and/or the ALA Emerging Leaders Program will share their innovative paths to leadership, including strategies for being a leader in any position, taking risks, and balancing personal and professional priorities.

The panel will also engage participants in a candid discussion of:

- Seeing the big picture in your library career

- Standing out from the crowd: why visibility matters

- Being a 'rock star': help or hindrance?

- Haters gonna hate: dealing with backlash

Join us in this interactive session to gain ideas for cultivating your leadership role in the library field, and sound off about what you think defines a true library leader.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 8:00am

8:00am - 8:45am
Conversation Starters: Are We Having Fun Yet? Engergizing Staff Development Program McCormick Place Convention Center
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Staff Development and Continuing Education don't need to be a drag! This session will focus on creative ways to make learning something new a fun and productive experience for library staff. In addition to a presentation of examples including community scavenger hunts, staff competitions and learning games, attendees will engage in some group activities to brainstorm new ideas on the spot. Bring your enthusiasm for learning and be ready for fun and prizes!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 9:00am

9:15am - 10:00am
Conversation Starters: Achievement unlocked: Motivating and assessing user learning with digital badges Program McCormick Place Convention Center
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Libraries have increasingly begun to explore incorporating game design elements, such as digital badges, in their services to engage their user populations. Video games use digital badges to benchmark a player’s achievement as they progress throughout a game. Digital badges used in a real life setting can do this as well, as a way to assess a user’s progression as they develop a skill set. Digital badges are a wonderful way to highlight achievements, skill development, and learning in an online environments. Some libraries have begun to implement badge systems in various ways to assess and keep track of their users’ achievements.

Annie Pho, Young Lee, and Nicole Pagowsky will facilitate this conversation starter by discussing how libraries are using digital badges, current projects, and how attendees can implement badge systems in their own institutions. Panelists and attendees are encouraged to participate in a moderated discussion and share experiences or tips on using digital badges.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:15am
Conversation Starters: Conversations on Leadership Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

The conversation starts with three minutes each from four different perspectives on leadership: consulting in business/professional services; an associate director from a service-oriented public library;
a director of development and innovation at a state library; and consulting in leading with the brain in mind.

The conversation continues with everyone in the room offering opinions, asking questions, and helping to expand the ways we think about, learn, and practice leadership.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Conversation Starters: Hacking Transferable Skills (HLSConvo '13!) Program McCormick Place Convention Center
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LIS education is designed to prepare students for many things beyond "library work"--how do we turn those skills into useful talents as we enter our chosen profession? This session will bring students and professionals together to get us talking about “big questions.”

HackLibrarySchool is all about self-determination, and we “hack” our programs and approaches to make our degrees exactly what we seek. How can similar attitudes be applied to library work?

Is there a “gap” between perceptions of recent graduates and library veterans? How can we bridge it?

Join the HLS bloggers to answer these questions and more!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 2:30pm

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Conversation Starters: 40 Great Apps for Mobile Reference and Outreach Program McCormick Place Convention Center
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The proliferation of mobile apps has changed how we search for information. Increasingly, the mobile platforms have become the preferred method of accessing information on-the-go. Librarians and information professionals can harness the potentials of these apps to provide innovative services, mobile content, and outreach. The speakers will discuss 40 apps in the categories of books and reference, business, health & fitness and government information, as well as to explore new ideas on how to integrate these apps into a mobile strategy for mobile reference and outreach.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Conversation Starters: Technological determinism and the future of reference services Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
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In many ways, technology determines our roles and duties as librarians. There are Luddites and tech savvy individuals who believe that technology will make librarianship obsolete. However, reference librarians know that technology is not making librarianship obsolete; it is just changing how we provide reference services. In this session, we will not discuss the "threat of technology," but rather how reference services have adapted to new technology and what the near-future has in store for reference librarians.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, July 1 - 8:00am

8:00am - 8:45am
Conversation Starters: Tumblarian 101: Tumblr for Libraries and Librarians Program McCormick Place Convention Center
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Description: Tumblarian 101 is an introduction to the microblogging platform, Tumblr, for libraries and librarians. Tumblarians are part of an information sharing community which connects libraries, libraries, publishers, authors, major media outlets, educators, students, advocates, and more across Tumblr's network of over 94 million blogs.

This conversation starter will provide basic user tools and tips for library professionals interested in creating a Tumblr blog for their library or their personal brand. Participants will be encouraged to discuss how to get started, how to connect and network with other users, what content is best suited for Tumblr's audience (http://tumblr.com), and how to engage in the exciting conversations, trends, and ideas in the Tumblarian community.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, July 1 - 9:00am

9:15am - 10:00am
Conversation Starters: New Adult Fiction: What is it and is it really happening? Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

New Adult Fiction (NA) has made waves in the New York Times, the Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more. Depending on who you ask, NA either demands its own section of the library or is just a new name to describe books about twenty-somethings, which libraries have always carried. Maybe it’s “young adult books with sex.” Maybe it’s books about emerging adults trying to figure out the world before an uncertain future happens. Join a lively discussion on what NA may be, who’s reading it, where it’s shelved, how we catalog it, and how it fits into reader’s advisory.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, July 1 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Conversation Starters: Unprogramming: Recipes for School-Age Program Success Program McCormick Place Convention Center
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Description :

Do you find yourself spending tons of time planning school-age programs that are over in the blink of an eye? Are you ready to challenge yourself to be more efficient with your staff time and department's resources? Discover how to streamline planning and preparation while offering worthwhile literacy-centered programs--where kids help shape the direction of the program! Panelists will share tips for "unprogramming" at your library as well as ideas for helping staff adapt to this new style. Prepare to leave with a myriad of program ideas and resources for unprogramming on your own.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, July 1 - 2:30pm

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Conversation Starters: Going Up the Down Slide: School and Public Libraries Partner to Reduce Summer Slide Program McCormick Place Convention Center
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This facilitated discussion sponsored by the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation brings together enthusiastic moderators from all three divisions to engage participants in focused conversations around the theme of “summer slide”--the loss of academic skills, motivation, and knowledge that happens to students of all ages during the summer months. This session will highlight the enormous benefits of forging partnerships between school and public libraries by encouraging participants to ask questions, share struggles and strategies, showcase successful programs, and exchange ideas. Conversations will emphasize the intersection between STEM, Common Core, summer reading assignments and programs and “summer slide,” as well as the possibilities and implications for librarians who work with children, teens, and young adults. So bring your ideas and be ready to share, ask moderators and colleagues your most pressing questions, or simply absorb the collective knowledge as school and public librarians come together to talk about “summer slide.”

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, July 1 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Conversation Starters: Altmetrics, the Decoupled Journal, and the future of scholarly publishing Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

In growing numbers, scholars are moving their workflows online. As that happens, important, once-invisible parts of the scientific process--conversations, arguments, recommendations, reads, bookmarks, and more--are leaving online traces.

Mining these traces or "altmetrics" can give us faster, more diverse, and more accurate data of scholarly impact. What is more, this information could inform powerful, network-aware filters that supplement and even replace the increasingly overwhelmed peer-review system. We'll discuss the current research and practice of altmetrics, as well as their long-term implications: the potential to power a fast, open, and truly web-native scholarly communication ecosystem

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)