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Format: 09/19/2017 - 9pm
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Monday, July 1 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Two hats, one head: Fashionably and simultaneously sporting the roles of librarian and reading specialist Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103d
Description :

With shrinking budgets, schools have eliminated literacy coaches. Where does that leave students who need intense reading intervention? Librarians to the rescue! While librarians have always contributed to students’ literacy development, we must now sport a new hat and intensify our approach to address Common Core Standards. Learn ideas for collaborating with teachers to achieve differentiation. Through hands-on exploration of narrative and information texts, discover multi-modal methods for advancing emergent, beginning and struggling readers’ development.

Presenters: Deborah Parrott, Maria Cahill, PhD

Monday, July 1 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cultural Communities Fund Benefit at Robie House I [$] Ticketed event Offsite Location
Univ. of Chicago, Robie House
Description :

Explore a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, while supporting the ALA Cultural Communities Fund (CCF)! Event will include a cocktail reception and self-guided tours through Robie House, with docents from Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust to answer questions. The house, created in 1910, is a bastion of American architecture – a masterpiece of Prairie style and forerunner of modernism. Transportation to and from event provided. Proceeds will benefit the CCF, an endowment supporting cultural programming in libraries.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Public Programs Office (PPO)
Cost :
$75

Monday, July 1 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Chicago Showdown: ALA Battledecks IV Other, Social event McCormick Place Convention Center
N229
Description :

Who will reign supreme in the 4th Battledecks competition at ALA annual? This year we will feature two rounds by having the first ever tournament of champions precede the regular battle. Who will become the Grand Pooba of Battledecks by winning the tournament of champions? Who will come out on top during the battle and win fame and glory? This is truly going to be a highlight of your conference experience as these courageous individuals compete for the honor of being crowned the next champs of the deck.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, July 1 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 8:00pm
International Librarians Reception Reception, Ticketed event Offsite Location
Harold Washington Library: Winter Garden Atrium (9th floor)
Description :

Please join the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 80 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors d’oeuvres and open bar. ALA President, Maureen Sullivan, will announce the recipients of the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Projects. Winners of the Bogle Pratt Award and the OCLC Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship will be announced. Advance registration is required. International librarians registered for the full conference will receive one complimentary ticket. A ticket must be purchased for additional guests. Tickets will be sold in the convention center. **No tickets will be sold at the reception site.

Harold Washington Public Library
Winter Garden Atrium (9th floor)
400 S. State Street

Monday, July 1 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cultural Communities Fund Benefit at Robie House II [$] Ticketed event Offsite Location
Univ. of Chicago, Robie House
Description :

Explore a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, while supporting the ALA Cultural Communities Fund (CCF)! Event will include a cocktail reception and self-guided tours through Robie House, with docents from Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust to answer questions. The house, created in 1910, is a bastion of American architecture – a masterpiece of Prairie style and forerunner of modernism. Transportation to and from event provided. Proceeds will benefit the CCF, an endowment supporting cultural programming in libraries.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Public Programs Office (PPO)
Cost :
$75
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Council II (ACRL STS) Committee meeting, Governance/Membership Meeting, Other Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbus CD
Description :

Meeting of the ACRL Science & Technology Section Council

Monday, July 1 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 11:00pm
Michael L. Printz Program and Reception [$] Ticketed event Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand AB
Description :

Come listen to Nick Lake, the 2013 Michael L. Printz winner for his book In Darkness, and honor book authors Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe); Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity); Terry Pratchett (Dodger); and Beverley Brenna (The White Bicycle) speaker about their writing, followed by a reception. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist magazine. Free shuttle service to ALA hotels will be provided until 10:30pm.

Cost :
$34 in advance, $40 on site

Monday, July 1 - 8:30pm

8:30pm - 10:00pm
ALA Council Forum II Other Hilton Chicago
Astoria Room
Description :

This meeting allows councilors an opportunity to discuss issues that they will face during this conference.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, July 1 - 9:00pm

9:00pm - 12:00am
Que(e)ry@ALA : Leather Bound A dance party for queer librarians and those who love them Social event Offsite Location
Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago
Description :

The NYC-based party to Chicago for the American Library Association Annual Conference, the library is open late for the dance party for queer librarians and those who love them. The party kicks off on Monday, July 1 at Subterranean from 9pm until 2am. Subterranean is located at 2011 W. North Ave. in Chicago. Que(e)ry will feature DJs from Chances Dances, along with queer go-go dancers and the Librarian Realness Contest. Proceeds from the party will benefit the Leather Archives and Museum and the Critical Fierceness Grant.

Location:
Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

With Chances Dances (http://www.chancesdances.org/)

21+ ; $5-10 Suggested Donation
Proceeds benefit the Leather Archives and Museum (http://www.leatherarchives.org/)
and the Critical Fierceness Grant (http://www.chancesdances.org/fierceness)

Que(e)ry began in June 2010 as a subgroup of The Desk Set (http://thedeskset.org/), an informal group of librarians, archivists, library science students and other individuals who love books and occasionally throw fund-raising parties for libraries and non-profit organizations whose missions support literacy and culture. Que(e)ry aims to promote awareness for non-profit libraries and archives with collections and services related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and two spirit rights, heritage, and literature. Que(e)ry has held nine successful parties to benefit such organizations across the country, including the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the Tom of Finland Foundation, the LGBT Community Center Library in NYC, the Queer Zine Archive Project, the Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, and the Transgender Foundation of America Archives. (http://www.queeryparty.org/)

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Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Tuesday, July 2 - 7:30am

7:45am - 9:15am
ALA Council III Governance/Membership Meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S100c
Description :

This is a meeting of the governing and policy making body of the Association.

Sponsors :

Tuesday, July 2 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:30am
Executive Committee Meeting (RUSA_BRASS) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S504a
Description :

Meeting of the BRASS Executive Committee.

8:30am - 11:30am
Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 4D
Description :

This is an open committee meeting for YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults committee. Visitors welcome!

8:30am - 12:00pm
Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Manuscripts) Editorial Group Meeting, Part VI (ACRL RBMS) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S503b
Description :

Editorial meeting for DCRM(MSS), Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Manuscripts), part of a series of format-specific manuals of specialized cataloging rules created and developed by the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee to provide enhanced description and access of rare materials.

Tuesday, July 2 - 9:30am

9:30am - 11:00am
Closing General Session featuring Octavia Spencer Author Event, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
S100a
Description :

Find out what Octavia Spencer has recently been busy with—including appearing on 30 Rock and writing her first novel. Spencer is keynote speaker at the Closing General Session. She’ll be talking (among other things) about her upcoming first novel, Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit (October 2013, Simon & Schuster).

In the book, Randi Rhodes is a 12-year-old Brooklyn vigilante with a black belt, who has moved to Tennessee after her mother dies and must solve a mystery in the town. Spencer, who was a fan of Nancy Drew and Encyclopedia Brown growing up, said in a statement quoted in USA Today, "My biggest hope is that after meeting these young detectives, kids will experience the same sense of magic I felt when solving my first mystery."

A veteran character actor and one of Hollywood’s most-sought-after talents, Spencer has become a familiar fixture on both television and silver screen. Her critically acclaimed performance as Minny in the DreamWorks feature film The Help won her a 2012 Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, and a Broadcast Film Critics’ Choice Award, among countless other honors.

The Closing General Session is a not-to-miss event, where current ALA President Maureen Sullivan will pass the gavel to the 2013-14 ALA President Barbara K. Stripling and introduce new Division Presidents. The Closing General Session will be immediately followed by the elegant Inaugural Brunch honoring Stripling and the new Division Presidents. This ticketed brunch includes food, entertainment, and more.

Sponsored by Simon & Schuster

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Tuesday, July 2 - 11:00am

11:15am - 1:30pm
Inaugural Brunch [$] Ticketed event McCormick Place Convention Center
S105
Description :

Celebrate the inauguration of Mrs. Barbara Stripling in her role as the new ALA President and the new 2013-2014 Division Presidents. The elegant inaugural brunch will immediately follow the Closing General Session with food, entertainment, and an introduction of the new ALA leaders.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
$50 for all members and non-members

Tuesday, July 2 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
ALA Executive Board III Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N426c
Description :

ALA Executive Board III

Sponsors :
1:00pm - 5:30pm
Board of Directors Meeting II (ALSC) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S504d
Description :

Meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors

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