Ticketed Events

 

Annual 2013 Preconference and Special Events

To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial registration or add them later using the unique link in your email confirmation. If you don't have your registration confirmation handy, you can request a copy by emailing alaannual@compusystems.com.


AASL (American Association of School Librarians)

AASL- Special Event
ISS Tour
Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: AAS1

Join thee Annual Independent School Section (ISS) for a daytime tour of independent schools in the Chicagoland area. The ISS Tour will feature a lower, middle and upper school library program. Departing from McCormick place, attendees are sure to have a variety of insights! Lunch is included for all attendees.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $58 $58
Division Member $58 $58
Round Table Member $58 $58
Retired Member $58 $58
Student Member $58 $58
Non-Member $58 $58

 

AASL- Special Event
ISS Social
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Event Code: AAS2

Be sure to catch up with ISS colleagues and new friends for casual conversation, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and fun. Transportation to and from the event location will be on your own.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $42 $42
Division Member $42 $42
Round Table Member $42 $42
Retired Member $42 $42
Student Member $42 $42
Non-Member $42 $42

 

AASL- Preconference
COMMON sCOREs: Instructional Partnerships that Deliver Success
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Event Code: AAS3

What is the core of 21st-century school librarianship? How does OUR core relate to the Common Core State Standards and other state standards? What are the skills, dispositions, responsibilities, and self-assessments we can apply to co-achieve uncommon success? Judi Moreillon, Suzanna Panter, Gloria Voutos, and Stacy Cameron provide strategies for demonstrating the school librarian’s central role in the academic program through practicing instructional partnerships to ensure success for K-12 students, teachers, administrators, librarians, and for the school librarian profession.

Speakers: Judi Moreillon, Assistant Professor, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
Suzanna Panter, School Librarian, Dumbarton Elementary School, Richmond, VA
Gloria Voutos, School Librarian, Tidwell Middle School, Roanoke, TX
Stacy Cameron, School Librarian, Pioneer Heritage Middle School, Frisco, TX

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $159 $159 $159
Division Member $109 $109 $109
Round Table Member $159 $159 $159
Retired Member $99 $99 $99
Student Member $79 $79 $79
Non-Member $224 $224 $224

 

AASL- Preconference
Real World, Real Tools
Friday, June 28, 2013, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Code: AAS4

Real World, Real Tools with Laura Pearle, Wendy Stephens and Debra Logan will help participants design ways to move their programs, facilities and pedagogy forward, making the best of, and expanding on, their real world situations by focusing on maximizing the impact of any school's most valuable resource, a trained librarian working in close collaboration with the overall instructional program.

Speakers: Laura Pearle, Consultant, Carmel, NY
Wendy Stephens, School Librarian, Cullman High School, Cullman, AL
Debra Logan, School Librarian, Mount Gilead High School, Mount Gilead, OH

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $159 $159 $159
Division Member $109 $109 $109
Round Table Member $159 $159 $159
Retired Member $99 $99 $99
Student Member $79 $79 $79
Non-Member $224 $224 $224

 

AASL- Special Event
AASL Awards Luncheon
Monday, July 1, 2013, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Event Code: AAS5

The AASL Awards Luncheon highlights best practices in school library programming. Through collaboration, leadership, national involvement, upholding the principles of the profession, and innovative programming, each person or program being honored has made a significant contribution to the school library profession. The luncheon is a public acknowledgement and celebration of school librarians that have modeled excellence in the profession. A celebrated author headlines the event sharing their inspiration for writing notable children's or young adult books.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $55 $55
Division Member $55 $55
Round Table Member $55 $55
Retired Member $55 $55
Student Member $55 $55
Non-Member $55 $55

 


ACRL

ACRL- Special Event
Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Event Code: ACR2

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $285 $285 $285
Division Member $235 $235 $235
Round Table Member $285 $285 $285
Retired Member $105 $105 $105
Student Member $105 $105 $105
Non-Member $305 $305 $305

Libraries in higher education are increasingly required to demonstrate their value and document their contributions to overall institutional effectiveness. The Standards for Libraries in Higher Education is a framework for library planning and assessment that can be used for a variety of circumstances including annual planning, program review, and accreditation self-study. Through presentation, discussion and group activities, learn how to use the Standards to communicate your library’s impact! 

Speakers: Rhonda Huisman, Assistant Librarian, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis; Lisa Stillwell, Information Literacy Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College


ALA (American Library Association)

ALA- Special Event
ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Event Code: ALA1

Fun and entertainment all for a great cause! Join ALA for the 2013 Scholarship Bash at McCormick Place sponsored by ProQuest, this year featuring "Best of The Second City," with unique new library-related material plus some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. This event offers attendees an evening of laughter while furthering the future of the industry--the money raised provides at least 10 Spectrum scholarships for graduate students in library and information studies (and more proceeds mean more scholarships!).

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $25 $25 $25
Division Member $25 $25 $25
Round Table Member $25 $25 $25
Retired Member $25 $25 $25
Student Member $25 $25 $25
Non-Member $25 $25 $25

Note: Refunds and/or cancellations for the Scholarship Bash will not be honored after June 1, 2013.

ALA- Special Event
Think Fit 5K Fun Run & Walk
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Event Code: ALA2

Think Fit @ALA hosts the 5K Fun Run & Walk at Annual Conference 2013! Join us for a run through Chicago enjoying the atmosphere and clearing your mind for the day’s sessions. Runners and walkers alike have fun participating in this Think Fit health-minded activity Sunday, June 30th at 7:00 am. See you there!

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $25 $30 $30
Division Member $25 $30 $30
Round Table Member $25 $30 $30
Retired Member $25 $30 $30
Student Member $25 $30 $30
Non-Member $25 $30 $30

Note: Refunds and/or cancellations for the Think Fit Fun Run 5K & Walk will not be honored after June 1, 2013.

ALA- Special Event
Inaugural Brunch
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
Event Code: ALA3

Celebrate the inauguration of Barbara Stripling 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 the introduction of the new ALA leaders.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $50 $50 $50
Division Member $50 $50 $50
Round Table Member $50 $50 $50
Retired Member $50 $50 $50
Student Member $50 $50 $50
Non-Member $50 $50 $50

 


ALCTS (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

ALCTS- Preconference
Shared Print Monographs: Making It Work
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: ALC1

To date, shared print programs have focused largely on journals. Initiatives from WEST, CIC, ASERL and others have demonstrated the savings, efficiency and collection security possible through structured collaboration.

Monographs pose a different challenge. Books far outnumber journals, and each title-level decision yields little space. New tools and approaches are evolving to make shared print programs work for books. Using case studies and commentary, this session will highlight the characteristics of successful shared monograph initiatives.

Speakers: Rick Lugg, Partner, Sustainable Collection Services

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $269 $269 $269
Division Member $219 $219 $219
Round Table Member $269 $269 $269
Retired Member $99 $99 $99
Student Member $99 $99 $99
Non-Member $319 $319 $319

 

ALCTS- Preconference
Introduction to RDF, Ontologies, and the Semantic Web
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: ALC2

Linked Data and Semantic Web applications hold potential for expressing bibliographic data in ways more flexible, powerful, and openly sharable than MARC. While RDF provides the underlying data model, RDFS, OWL, and SKOS provide the basis for creating vocabularies and "ontologies," machine-actionable models that bring structure to RDF. This workshop provides a beginner's level, "under the hood" introduction to RDF and ontologies for non-IT librarians. It includes examples from cultural heritage metadata communities.

Speakers: Steven J. Miller, Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $269 $269 $269
Division Member $219 $219 $219
Round Table Member $269 $269 $269
Retired Member $99 $99 $99
Student Member $99 $99 $99
Non-Member $319 $319 $319

 

ALCTS- Preconference
RDA: Back to the Basics
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: ALC3

Designed for the cataloger, student or anyone else who has a solid understanding of AACR2 and MARC, this preconference will cover the transition to RDA. Speakers will concentrate on the differences between the two cataloging codes and use examples from various formats providing practical hands-on exercises. Implementation strategies will be discussed. Resources to begin the transition process will be highlighted. This back-to-the basics workshop is for those new to RDA and those requiring refresher training.

Speakers: June Abbas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Oklahoma
Christopher Cronin, Director of Technical Services, University of Chicago Library
Christine Oliver, Coordinator of Cataloguing and Authorities, Collection Services, McGill University Libraries Montréal, QC
Georgia Fujikawa , Vice President Operations , SkyRiver
Cynthia M. Whitacre, Manager, WorldCat Quality & Partner Content Dept., OCLC Online Computer Library Center

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $269 $269 $269
Division Member $219 $219 $219
Round Table Member $269 $269 $269
Retired Member $99 $99 $99
Student Member $99 $99 $99
Non-Member $319 $319 $319

 

ALCTS- Preconference
Techniques for Electronic Resources Management: Crowdsourcing for Best Practices
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: ALC4

TERMS: techniques for electronic resource management has been a crowdsourcing experiment to encourage worldwide librarians to share their best practices and workflows of electronic resource management freely. We invited interested librarians via social media venues such as Facebook, twitter, Tumblr & a wiki. Come learn how this experiment worked and participate in the development of capturing the best practices of electronic resource management. The TERMS Library Technology Report will be made available to attendees.

Speakers: Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian, Portland State University Portland, OR
Graham Stone BSc, DipILS, MCLIP, FHEA, Information Resources Manager, Computing and Library Services, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate Huddersfield

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $269 $269 $269
Division Member $219 $219 $219
Round Table Member $269 $269 $269
Retired Member $99 $99 $99
Student Member $99 $99 $99
Non-Member $319 $319 $319

 


ALSC

ALSC- Preconference
A Wild Ride: 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:45 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: ALS1

Take a wild ride through the past, present and future of award-winning children’s book art at this stimulating preconference to be held at the Art Institute of Chicago, celebrating 75 years of the Randolph Caldecott Medal. Hear about the creative process from an array of Caldecott winners, as well as editors, art directors, and production managers. Engage with one another in small focus groups and interactive, critical discussions of Caldecott medal books throughout the years.

Speakers: Brian Selznick, 2008 Caldecott Medalist,
Leonard Marcus, Children’s Book Historian, Author and Critic
Paul O. Zelinsky, 1998 Caldecott Medalist

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $275 $275 $350
Division Member $220 $220 $350
Round Table Member $275 $275 $350
Retired Member $275 $275 $350
Student Member $195 $195 $350
Non-Member $305 $305 $350

 

ALSC- Special Event
Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Awards Banquet
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Event Code: ALS2

Join us for this grand occasion celebrating the Newbery and Caldecott Medalists and Honorees, authors and illustrators of the year’s most distinguished books for children, and this year’s Wilder Award winner. Special recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the Caldecott Medal will be included in the festivities! Cocktails (cash bar) available prior to dinner; doors open at 6:30 pm Pre-registration required, $94 individual tickets (non-assigned seating). Reserved table seating (ten seats) available.Table reservations must be made directly with the ALSC office at: ala.org/alscevents.

Speakers: 2013 Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Medal recipients.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $94 $94 $94
Division Member $94 $94 $94
Round Table Member $94 $94 $94
Retired Member $94 $94 $94
Student Member $94 $94 $94
Non-Member $94 $94 $94

 


ASCLA (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

ASCLA- Preconference
Discovery to Delivery: Rethinking Resource Sharing
Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Event Code: ASC1

This preconference will bring together discussions of the critical components of resource sharing in the academic and public library environments, including innovations in discovery and ILSs as well as trends in both physical and virtual delivery of library materials to users.  Attendees will learn about radical resource sharing theories, the finances of ILL and ebooks and the latest trends in physical delivery to provide more, faster access to patrons most efficiently.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $189 $199
Division Member $159 $169
Round Table Member $189 $199
Retired Member $139 $149
Student Member $139 $149
Non-Member $209 $219

ASCLA- Preconference
Ports in a Storm: Your Library as a Disaster Recovery Center
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Event Code: ASC2

This workshop focuses on community needs after an emergency, and will prepare libraries to actively function as disaster recovery centers by partnering with emergency responders and providing vital resources to the community. Hear firsthand how libraries in Queens County, NY and New Jersey responded to Hurricane Sandy. Learn what role your library can play in educating communities on disaster preparedness and reviewing the resources available via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative. 

Speakers: Thomas W. Galante, president and CEO of Queens Library, Queens County, NY; Michele Stricker, associate director, Library Development Bureau, New Jersey State Library; Lori Foley, vice president of emergency programs at Heritage Preservation; Dan Wilson, associate director for collections and library services at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Library.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $199 $209
Division Member $169 $179
Round Table Member $199 $209
Retired Member $149 $159
Student Member $149 $159
Non-Member $239 $249

ASCLA- Preconference
Servant Leadership in Your Library
Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Event Code: ASC3

Servant leadership can change the dynamics of a library--large or small--by cultivating strong loyalty from both employees and library users. Servant leaders focus outwardly and work in partnership with their staff and communities. Through exercises, group discussions, real-world stories and personal reflecton led by provessional library trainer Linda Bruno, participants will develop their servant leader persona.

Speaker: Linda Bruno

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $299 $299
Division Member $279 $279
Round Table Member $299 $299
Retired Member $239 $239
Student Member $239 $239
Non-Member $319 $319

 


CRO (ALA Chapter Relations Office)

CRO- Special Event
Chapter Leaders Forum
Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: CRO1

The Chapter Leaders Forum presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders such as yourself) to meet together and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare you to lead your association. Topics covered in the past have included Membership Development and Retention, New Revenue Ideas, Social Media, and Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $70 $70
Division Member $70 $70
Round Table Member $70 $70
Retired Member $70 $70
Student Member $70 $70
Non-Member $70 $70

 


EMIERT (Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table)

EMIERT- Special Event
Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 7:00 am – 9:30 am
Event Code: EMT1

Celebrate the 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Awards winners at this annual breakfast honoring the year's best African American authors and illustrators of books for children and youth. The Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient will also be honored. Individual tickets may be purchased for $52 each prior to the Early-Bird Registration deadline of April 12, 2013, and for $62 between April 13 and June 21, 2013. Tables may be reserved by purchasing 10, 20, 30, or 40 individual tickets for $52 each prior to April 12, 2013.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $52 $62
Division Member $52 $62
Round Table Member $52 $62
Retired Member $52 $62
Student Member $52 $62
Non-Member $52 $62

 


GLBTRT

GLBTRT- Special Event
The Stonewall Book Awards Brunch
Monday, July 1, 2013, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Event Code: GBT1

Celebrate the winners of the 2013 Stonewall Book Awards at this year’s annual brunch.  The Stonewall Book Awards are the oldest awards honoring the best in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender writing.  Join the GLBT Round Table as it recognizes the winners and honorees in fiction, non-fiction, and children’s and young adult categories. Previous winners include Bill Wright, Jonathan D. Katz, David C. Ward, and Wayne Hoffman.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $55 $55
Division Member $55 $55
Round Table Member $55 $55
Retired Member $55 $55
Student Member $55 $55
Non-Member $55 $55


GODORT

GODORT- Special Event
International Statistics: Helping Library Users Understand the Global Community 
Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Event Code: GOD1

Navigating the world of international statistics is as daunting as it sounds. Which sources are authoritative and which are fictitious? Why is it so important to understand the political context in which statistics were collected and compiled before using them in an assignment, article, or report? This pre-conference, with speakers from the WorldBank, OECD, International Monetary Fund, and United Nations, will provide participants with the skills necessary to identify, assess, and access authoritative statistical sources.

Speakers:

Michael McCaffrey, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Valentina Kalk, Chief, United Nations Publications

Tariq Khokhar, Open Data Evangelist, World Bank

Gareth McGuinnes, Section Chief, Data Warehouse and Dissemination Statistics Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

 Toby Green, Head of Publishing, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $150 $150
Division Member $150 $150
Round Table Member $100 $100
Retired Member $150 $150
Student Member $75 $75
Non-Member $150 $150

 


IFRT- Special Event
IFRT 40th Anniversary Reception
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Event Code: IFR1

To celebrate this milestone anniversary, the Intellectual Freedom Round Table will be having a reception (A PARTY, REALLY) on Friday, June 28, 2013 in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. The event will be held at the landmark Chicago Cultural Center on Michigan Avenue from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $30.00 for IFRT members and $40.00 for non-members (IFRT membership is only $15 – so be sure to join first, then purchase your ticket).  Proceeds benefit the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award.  For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shumeca Pickett at spickett@ala.org.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $40 $40
Division Member $40 $40
Round Table Member $30 $30
Retired Member $40 $40
Student Member $20 $20
Non-Member $40 $40

ILA (Illinois Library Association)

ILA- Preconference
Outcomes + Outreach = Outstanding Summer Reading Programs
Friday, June 28, 2013, 11:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Code: ILA1

Please join us for a hands-on workshop that will help your summer reading program stay vital and dynamic. Participants will receive training in planning, presenting, and evaluating an outcomes-based summer reading program, including:

  • the value of outcomes-based programming;
  • the difference between outcomes and outputs;
  • getting staff and administration on board with outcomes-based programming;
  • conducting a community needs assessment and effective outreach to underserved communities;
  • developing summer activities that are tailored to your outcomes;
  • using surveys and focus groups effectively to evaluate the impact of your summer reading program; and
  • making the most of your results to improve library service, promote the library to stakeholders, and generate funding.

Speakers: Lori Easterwood, Programming and Partnerships Coordinator, Sacramento Public Library, Helen Fisher, Library Director, Ontario, Calif. City Library, Cindy Mediavilla, Library Programs Consultant, California State Library, Eva Mitnick, Acting Manager of Youth Services, Los Angeles Public Library, Virginia Walter, Outcomes Trainer and Consultant, and Professor Emerita, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, Michele Wyss, Youth Services Director, Forman Valley Public Library District, Manito, Ill.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $125 $125 $125
Division Member $125 $125 $125
Round Table Member $125 $125 $125
Retired Member $125 $125 $125
Student Member $125 $125 $125
Non-Member $125 $125 $125

 


IRRT (International Relations Round Table)

IRRT- Preconference
Innovative Library Services and Programs in Digital Era – An International Perspective
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Event Code: IRT1

Come and hear about important issues, trends, and strategies that contribute to the understanding of the transformation of 21st century libraries along with the emerging technology. This year’s preconference will showcase case studies of innovative programs and services that address the digital and technology divides with an international perspective.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $90 $90 $90
Division Member $90 $90 $90
Round Table Member $90 $90 $90
Retired Member $90 $90 $90
Student Member $90 $90 $90
Non-Member $90 $90 $90

 

IRRT- Special Event

International Librarians Reception
Monday, July 1, 2013, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Event Code: IRT2

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 (this event is free for international librarians). Advance registration is required. No tickets will be sold at the site.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $40 $40 $45
Division Member $40 $40 $45
Round Table Member $40 $40 $45
Retired Member $40 $40 $45
Student Member $40 $40 $45
Non-Member $40 $40 $45

 


LITA (Library and Information Technology Association)

LITA- Preconference
Introductory Python Workshop
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: LIT2

Attendees at this pre-conference workshop will learn the basics of the Python programming language with ample opportunities for hands-on, project-based practice. Attendees will set up a Python development environment on their own computer and complete a short project in Python. The workshop will be geared towards individuals with limited or no programming experience and will aim to create a supportive and enjoyable environment for those who want to learn a new programming language.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $350 $350 $350
Division Member $235 $235 $235
Round Table Member $350 $350 $350
Retired Member $350 $350 $350
Student Member $350 $350 $350
Non-Member $495 $495 $495

LITA- Preconference
Library Makerspaces: Participatory Play in the Library
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: LIT3

Participants will hear firsthand accounts from the library innovators who are working withtheir communities to create new oportunities for learning and making. Join us and find out how to incporporate creation and collaboration in your library. Get inspired and play along with us while getting real hands on experience creating robots, crafts, and works of art with local experts. Most importantly, those attending will get creatively connected and have fun doing it.

Speakers: Meg Backus, 4th Floor, Chattanooga Public library (TN); Matt Hamilton, Anything, a Revolution of Rangeview Libraries (CO); Monica Harris, Kelly Knowles, Oak Park Public Library (IL)

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $350 $350 $350
Division Member $235 $235 $235
Round Table Member $350 $350 $350
Retired Member $350 $350 $350
Student Member $350 $350 $350
Non-Member $495 $495 $495

LITA- Preconference
Maker Spaces: The Field Trip
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Event Code: LIT4

LITA and LibraryLab are joining together to hold this pre-conference in a local makerspace. Discussion and sessions with makers and early adopters of makerspaces in libraries will introduce participants to ideas, successes and failures, offering a dialogue about the art of the possible for libraries. Takeaways will include an understanding of the maker community, how it fits within the library’s existing service model, and practical ideas to bring the movement to their home libraries.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $150 $150 $150
Division Member $150 $150 $150
Round Table Member $150 $150 $150
Retired Member $150 $150 $150
Student Member $150 $150 $150
Non-Member $150 $150 $150

 

LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association)

LLAMA- Preconference
Tour of the Mansueto Library, University of Chicago
Friday, June 28, 2013, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Code: LAM1

The Mansueto Library is a stunning elliptical glass domed addition to the main library connected by a glass sided tube. Architect Helmut Jahn conceived of storing the collections underground and providing reader and department spaces for digitization and book conservation labs at grade level in light-filled and monumental space. This tour will provide a demonstration of the automatic book retrieval system as well as reconfigured spaces in the Regenstein Library.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $95 $95 $95
Division Member $45 $45 $45
Round Table Member $95 $95 $95
Retired Member $95 $95 $95
Student Member $50 $50 $50
Non-Member $195 $195 $195

 

LLAMA/UFL- Preconference
Raising $: Process and People
Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: LAM2

Raising private funds means working closely with your board, staff and volunteers. Beginners or seasoned veterans, set your fears aside. The day focuses on three components:

  1. Capital Campaigns: pre-planning, goal setting, creating materials, identifying donors, using volunteers,
  2. Creating and Maintaining Effective Relationships: weathering the bumps and repairing relationships,
  3. Speed Consulting: in this interactive portion, choose between a number of critical topics

Participants will also receive a copy of “Beyond the Ask Event” by Terry Axelrod.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $200 $200 $200
Division Member $150 $150 $150
Round Table Member $200 $200 $200
Retired Member $200 $200 $200
Student Member $95 $95 $95
Non-Member $250 $250 $250

 

LLAMA- Preconference
Expert Marketing Clinic
Friday, June 28, 2013, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Code: LAM3

Learn and share with marketing experts and peers. Actively participate in this half-day, hands-on workshop to improve your marketing plan and have fun doing it! You will hear from and interact with a panel of marketing experts from major content vendors and PR professionals in a library setting, collaborate to improve your own marketing plan, and “speed date” your best marketing tips.

Speakers: Stacie Ledden, Anythink Libraries; Erin Fisher, Grand Valley State University; Jeffrey Clovis, Thomson-Reuters; Jenny Johnson, OCLC           

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $150 $150 $150
Division Member $100 $100 $100
Round Table Member $150 $150 $150
Retired Member $150 $150 $150
Student Member $75 $75 $75
Non-Member $250 $250 $250

 

LLAMA
LLAMA Presents a Night of Laughs at Chicago’s Second City
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Event Code: LAM4

Since 1959, The Second City has established itself as a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. Join LLAMA for a night of improv comedy at the theatre that launched the careers of such comic greats as Tina Fey, John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, and countless others. A portion of the ticket price will help support future LLAMA programming.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $75 $75 $75
Division Member $75 $75 $75
Round Table Member $75 $75 $75
Retired Member $75 $75 $75
Student Member $50 $50 $50
Non-Member $75 $75 $75

 


LRT (Learning Round Table)

LRT- Preconference
Improv Fundamentals with The Second City
Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event Code: LRT1

Join the Learning RT and the World Famous The Second City! Basic communication and listening skills are the foundation to successful business, yet people rarely have the opportunity to grow and develop their communication skills. This workshop explores essential components for effective communication using improv methodology as a template for learning and discussion. Through improv, you can hone and develop your ability listen, share information clearly and create an environment that fosters and encourages communication.

Imagine a training session where the group is engaged with each other from the first word. Where fun and laughter is the rule, not the exception and real world situations are brought to life to get the group thinking of new ways to behave. Picture the use of web-based social learning and multimedia to grasp the attention of employees boggled down by day-to-day work. All of this is possible through the work of Second City Communications.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $200 $200
Division Member $200 $200
Round Table Member $150 $175
Retired Member $200 $200
Student Member $200 $200
Non-Member $200 $200

 


OLOS (ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services)

OLOS- Special Event
Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Event Code: OLS1

Join the bookmobile and library outreach community for lunch with a noted author and an opportunity to socialize and network with outreach colleagues.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $25 $25
Division Member $25 $25
Round Table Member $25 $25
Retired Member $25 $25
Student Member $25 $25
Non-Member $25 $25

OIF

OIF- Preconference
Ethics Matters: Ethical Decision-Making for Librarians and Information Professionals
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm 
Event Code: OIF1

The purpose of the one-day Ethical Fitness® seminar is to provide practical tools and thought processes to assist you in resolving daily ethical issues. This dynamic four-step process helps you: become ethically aware; identify the global common ground of values underlying ethics that surface from research conducted around the world; analyze ethical issues using real-life, real-work, right vs. right dilemmas according to four dilemma paradigms; and resolve dilemma using three practical resolution principles.

Speakers:

The seminar presenter is Dr. Nancy Zimmerman, Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina. She is a certified IGE ethics educator and past chair of the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics.  Dr. Zimmerman received her BA from Carlow College, her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, her MS from the University of North Texas, and her PhD from Texas Woman’s University.  She is a past president of the American Association of School Librarians, the New York Library Association, and Beta Phi Mu, the International Library Science Honor Society.  She served four terms as an ALA Councilor-at-large and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Freedom to Read Foundation.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $80 $80
Division Member $80 $80
Round Table Member $80 $80
Retired Member $80 $80
Student Member $80 $80
Non-Member $80 $80

 


PLA (Public Library Association)

PLA- Preconference
Digital Media Labs 101
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Event Code: PLA1

This preconference will explore the new wave of creative spaces appearing in public libraries and explain why libraries have an essential role to play in digital media creation. Learn insights on how to sell the concept of a Digital Media Lab to library administration, set up a space that fits any budget, and offer programs and services that maintain public interest over time. Digital Media Labs are specialized creative spaces devoted to the creation of multimedia content. Offering a range of tools for video, audio and graphic design, these spaces position libraries as incubators for creativity and archives for content.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $165 $175 $175
Division Member $115 $125 $125
Round Table Member $165 $175 $175
Retired Member $165 $175 $175
Student Member $165 $175 $175
Non-Member $215 $225 $225

 


PPO (ALA Public Programs Office)

PPO- Preconference
80 is the New 30! Learn How Public Libraries are Delivering Proven, Inspiring and Transformative Arts Programs for Today's Older Adults
Friday, June 28, 2013, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Event Code: PPO1

Today's older adults are ready to be engaged, social, and creative, and libraries are ideal venues for Creative Aging programming. Join us and learn best practices and delivery methods for this successful, affordable program model for partnerships between urban, rural and suburban libraries and professional teaching artists, developed by Lifetime Arts, Inc. Partnering library systems include: Boston, Brooklyn, Dallas, Miami-Dade, and New York Public and Clinton Essex Franklin and Westchester Library Systems. Workshop includes lunch.

Speakers: Brigid Cahalan, Library Sites & Services/Outreach, New York Public Library
Mary Davis Fournier, Deputy Director, ALA Public Programs Office
Ed Friedman, Co-Founder, Executive Director, Lifetime Arts, Inc.
Ewa Jankowska, Director, Clinton Essex Franklin Library System
Terry Kirchner, Executive Director, Westchester Public Library System
Maura O'Malley, Co-Founder and President/CEO, Lifetime Arts, Inc.
Diantha Schull, Founder and Principal, DDSchull Associates

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $175 $175 $200
Division Member $175 $175 $200
Round Table Member $175 $175 $200
Retired Member $160 $160 $200
Student Member $160 $160 $200
Non-Member $200 $200 $250

 

PPO- Special Event
Cultural Communities Fund Benefit at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House - Shift 1
Monday, July 1, 2013, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Event Code: PPO2

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.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $75 $75 $75
Division Member $75 $75 $75
Round Table Member $75 $75 $75
Retired Member $75 $75 $75
Student Member $75 $75 $75
Non-Member $75 $75 $75

 

PPO- Special Event
Cultural Communities Fund Benefit at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House - Shift 2
Monday, July 1, 2013, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Event Code: PPO3

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.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $75 $75 $75
Division Member $75 $75 $75
Round Table Member $75 $75 $75
Retired Member $75 $75 $75
Student Member $75 $75 $75
Non-Member $75 $75 $75

 


RUSA (Reference & User Services Association)

RUSA- Preconference
Business Reference 101: Core Competencies for Business Librarianship
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: RUS1

This full-day interactive workshop is designed for new business librarians; generalists who have assumed responsibility in business librarianship; or librarians who handle business reference-related inquiries in all types of libraries including academic, public, and special libraries.

Speakers: Rhonda Kleiman, Economic Development Manager Library System of Lancaster County – Core Resources for Business Reference.
Chris LeBeau, Assistant Teaching Professor University of Missouri School of Information Science & Learning Technologies & Research and Liaison Librarian, Management & Public Admin. UMKC University Libraries - Core Resources for Business Reference.
Leticia Camacho, Management & Accounting Librarian, Brigham Young University – Assessment of Business Resources
Jared Howland, Collection Assessment Librarian, Brigham Young University – Licensing Business Products

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $199 $239 $239
Division Member $179 $219 $219
Round Table Member $199 $239 $239
Retired Member $149 $189 $189
Student Member $149 $189 $189
Non-Member $219 $259 $259

 

RUSA/Booklist- Special Event
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Event Code: RUS2

This standing-room only event garnered rave reviews in 2012! The announcement and presentation of the second Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, ALA’s only single-book awards for adult trade fiction and nonfiction, will be followed by a dessert and drinks reception. The two books chosen as winners from the shortlist of six will be announced. Speakers include the authors (or their representatives), selection committee chair/program moderator Nancy Pearl, and ALA leadership.

Speakers: Authors (or their representatives), selection committee chair/program moderator Nancy Pearl, and ALA leadership

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $30 $30 $30
Division Member $25 $25 $25
Round Table Member $30 $30 $30
Retired Member $30 $30 $30
Student Member $30 $30 $30
Non-Member $30 $30 $30

 


SORT (Staff Organizations Round Table)

SORT- Special Event
In the Loop Walking Tour of Chicago
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Event Code: SRT1

Meet at 8:30 am outside the Palmer House near State Street. Walk is about 1-1/2 hours including Louis Sullivan Building, State of Illinois Bldg. for a coffee break and restrooms, Marquette Bldg. for great Tiffany interior decorations, famous outdoor Picasso sculpture, Matisse outdoor artwork, interior tour of Chicago's only Frank Lloyd Wright Building, visit the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Cultural Center among others. Lunch optional after the walk with the group. Wear comfortable shoes, bring an umbrella in case of rain and bring a bottle of water. If you are a current ALA member, your $25 registration fee will entitle you to a membership in SORT

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $25 $25 $25
Division Member $25 $25 $25
Round Table Member $25 $25 $25
Retired Member $25 $25 $25
Student Member $25 $25 $25
Non-Member $25 $25 $25

 

SORT- Special Event
In the Loop Walking Tour of Chicago
Monday, July 1, 2013, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Event Code: SRT2

Meet at 8:30 am outside the Palmer House near State Street. Walk is about 1-1/2 hours including Louis Sullivan Building, State of Illinois Bldg. for a coffee break and restrooms, Marquette Bldg. for great Tiffany interior decorations, famous outdoor Picasso sculpture, Matisse outdoor artwork, interior tour of Chicago's only Frank Lloyd Wright Building, visit the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Cultural Center among others. Lunch optional after the walk with the group. Wear comfortable shoes, bring an umbrella in case of rain and bring a bottle of water. If you are a current ALA member, your $25 registration fee will entitle you to a membership in SORT.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $25 $25 $25
Division Member $25 $25 $25
Round Table Member $25 $25 $25
Retired Member $25 $25 $25
Student Member $25 $25 $25
Non-Member $25 $25 $25

 


UNITED (United for Libraries)

United for Libraries- Special Event
The Laugh’s On Us
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Event Code: UFL1

Comedian and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone will headline this evening featuring a lineup of hilarious writers. Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow. Most books will be given away free and others will be available for purchase at a generous discount. Purchase tickets early to this event, which is always a sell-out. Visit www.ala.org/united for a list of participating authors.

Speakers: Paula Poundstone

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $49 $49 $55
Division Member $45 $45 $55
Round Table Member $49 $49 $55
Retired Member $49 $49 $55
Student Member $49 $49 $55
Non-Member $49 $49 $55

 

United for Libraries- Special Event
Gala Author Tea Sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Monday, July 1, 2013, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Code: UFL2

Bestselling writers will discuss their writing life and forthcoming books. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats. A book signing will follow, with most books given away free and others available for purchase at a generous discount. This ticketed event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA. This event is often a sell-out so purchase your tickets early. Visit www.ala.org/united for a list of all participating authors.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $49 $49 $55
Division Member $45 $45 $55
Round Table Member $49 $49 $55
Retired Member $49 $49 $55
Student Member $49 $49 $55
Non-Member $49 $49 $55

 


YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)

YALSA- Preconference
YA Lit Bloggers’ Summit
Friday, June 28, 2013, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Code: YAL1

A must-attend event for YA lit bloggers! Take your blog to the next level by participating in a discussion of the state of YA lit and networking with bloggers, reviewers, publishers and authors. Topics such as leadership, marketing, tech help, review writing, ethics and copyright will be covered. You’ll leave with new contacts in blogging and publishing and a clear vision for how to make a positive mark in the vibrant world of YA lit.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $129 $129
Division Member $129 $129
Round Table Member $129 $129
Retired Member $129 $129
Student Member $89 $89
Non-Member $129 $129

 

YALSA- Special Event
YA Author Coffee Klatch
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Event Code: YAL2

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk!

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $25 $25 $25
Division Member $25 $25 $25
Round Table Member $25 $25 $25
Retired Member $25 $25 $25
Student Member $25 $25 $25
Non-Member $25 $25 $25

 

YALSA- Special Event
Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Event Code: YAL3

Come join us for lunch and listen to the winner of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award speak about their writing. The award honors their significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $64 $64
Division Member $64 $64
Round Table Member $64 $64
Retired Member $64 $64
Student Member $64 $64
Non-Member $64 $64

 

YALSA- Special Event
Michael L. Printz Program and Reception
Monday, July 1, 2013, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Event Code: YAL4

Come listen to the 2013 Michael L. Printz award-winning author and honor book authors speak about their writing, followed by a reception. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist magazine.

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
ALA Member $34 $34 $40
Division Member $34 $34 $40
Round Table Member $34 $34 $40
Retired Member $34 $34 $40
Student Member $34 $34 $40
Non-Member $34 $34 $40

 

YALSA- Preconference
Ten Years of YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Event Code: YAL5

Join YALSA for a half day preconference to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Teens’ Top Ten (TTT)! The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Learn about the program from current TTT groups, receive tips on how to run a similar program in your library, and meet authors who have appeared on the Teens’ Top Ten list (like the 2012 winner, Veronica Roth).

Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $129 $129
Division Member $129 $129
Round Table Member $129 $129
Retired Member $129 $129
Student Member $89 $89
Non-Member $129 $129

 

To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial registration or add them later. Registration opens Monday, January 14, at 9:00 am CST.

 

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