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Format: 09/20/2017 - 9pm
Format: 09/20/2017 - 9pm
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Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED Washington Office Breakout Session III - The Courts and Copyright: What You Need to Know Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S402b
Description :

We encourage all who planned on attending this session to attend the Copyright Discussion Group being held in S402b. Many issues surrounding changes in copyright policy in congress, the copyright office, the courts, and the field will be discussed.

The Washington Office’s Office of Government Relations will host a panel discussion on the various copyright issues being litigated in different courts. Hear updates and insight on Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, Georgia State, HaithiTrust, and the Google Book Settlement class action lawsuit. Haven’t heard of these cases? Don’t worry, this session will get you up to speed on the background and why they are so important for libraries.

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Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Washington Office (WO)

Saturday, June 29 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 6:00pm
CANCELLED: Are Libraries Providing Equitable Access to Information for Differently- able and Typically-able Groups? What Our Patrons Are Saying and What We Can Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404a
Description :

Equity of access to information is an imperative factor for all library patrons - especially those who are differently-able or have disabilities. Few recent studies have investigated how accessibility, physical, virtual or digital, might be improved. This dynamic, interactive session highlights findings from one of the first comparative analyses of information access and the perspectives of differently-able and typically-able patrons. Learn about the lived experience of accessibility and how libraries can strengthen access and equality.

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: Street Literature and the School Library Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427bc
Description :

Join National Best Selling Authors, Wahida Clark, Earl Sewell and Sparkle as they discuss 'Everything Street Lit' with school, public and academic librarians. Learn about the history of Street Lit from respected author/public speaker Dr. Vanessa Irvin Morris, Ed.D and hear best practices from public and school librarians D.L. Grant and Tamela Chambers.

Sunday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
CANCELLED China Project Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103a
Description :

Learn more about Chinese Projects and Libraries

Sunday, June 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:30pm
CANCELLED: Worst that could Happen? Incorporating Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) into your Library's Strategy for Success Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S402b
Description :

Please note that this session has been cancelled.

Sunday, June 30 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
CANCELLED: Support your School’s Writing Instruction (and your Teachers) with Mentor Texts Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103a
Description :

Teachers in today’s elementary school classrooms use excerpts from texts written by accomplished authors as models for various aspects of writing. They come to the librarian for help to find "a good lead" or "books with strong characterization." By building a collection of such mentor texts the library becomes an important resource for a school’s writing program. This presentation shows how to build such a mentor text collection and gives school librarians tips to promote it within the school.

Presenter: Monika Schroeder

4:30pm - 5:30pm
CANCELLED: We Go Together: Pairing the latest non-fiction for teens with fiction titles. Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S502
Description :

Non-Fiction--not just for research any more. Join us for this fun-filled session focused on the latest and greatest non-fiction for teens (& tweens). Participants will get a look at recent “must know” non-fiction titles to recommend in the library/classroom, as well as fiction titles to pair with each book. Participants will take away an annotated bibliography of suggestions, as well as a good foundation for recommending and book-talking non-fiction to teens.

4:30pm - 6:00pm
CANCELLED: PLFTAS and Benchmarks: Where do we go from here? Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427a
Description :

Join speakers from the University of Maryland's IPAC, the Gates Foundation, International City/County Managers Association and ALA's ORS as they discuss the outcomes and next steps of the Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study, including assessing public access to computers, the Internet and Internet-related services in U.S. public libraries, the impact of library funding changes on connectivity, technology deployment and sustainability. The session will provide information that can help library directors and library IT staff benchmark and advocate for technology resources in communities across the nation.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Research & Statistics (ORS)

Monday, July 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
CANCELLED Libraries and the Arab Spring Uprisings Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404d
Description :

Social movements depend on the efficient and effective sharing of information. What role have libraries played in the 2011 protests and revolutions that swept through Arab countries? Program is sponsored by the Near East and South Asia Subcommittee and the Africa Subcommittee of ALA’s International Relations Committee.