Preliminary Program

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The programs and sessions that you'll find here are preliminary listings. More programs, sessions, and details will be added throughout the spring, descriptions will be updated, and by the time everything is finalized, you'll have more than 2,000 programs, sessions, events, and other opportunities to choose among. The full program and Scheduler will be available in mid-May.

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"S.T.E.M."-ulating Young Minds: Creating Science-Based Programming @ Your Library
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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Interests :
Children's Services, Community Engagement, Instruction, Marketing, Networking, Outreach Services, Project Management, Public Programs, Public Services, Technology, Urban Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library :
Academic, Association, Corporate, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Museum, Nonprofit, Other, Public, Regional System, School / Media Center, Special, State Library, Student, Tribal, Urban
"TC Reads!" Breathing New Life into Book Program
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Want to make a high school reading program more participatory and hip? Rejuvenate your reading program and create a culture of reading. Find out how one large, diverse, suburban high school was able to use branding, Skype sessions, ebooks, augmented reality, and social media to garner excitement for literacy. Presenters will demonstrate Aurasma AR application allowing participants hands on experience as used in our library orientation. Participants encouraged to bring smart phones/devices. There will also be a display of student and librarian generated materials. Presenters will share successful strategies and lessons learned to get you started.

Interests :
Information Literacy, Literacy, Technology, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Content Area :
Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Type of Library :
High School, Middle School, School / Media Center
2014 ALSC Membership Meeting
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Description :

Join your fellow ALSC members at the Membership Meeting where Starr LaTronica, ALSC President, will share ALSC's accomplishments and initiatives. Members will engage in a facilitated discussion about issues impacting youth services and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Interests :
Children's Services
Content Area :
Updates/Briefings
2014 Newbery-Caldecott Awards Banquet [$]
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Description :

Join us for this gala occasion celebrating the Newbery and Caldecott Medalists and Honorees, authors and illustrators of the year’s most distinguished books for children. Cocktails (cash bar) available prior to dinner; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door and a limited number of tickets will be available at Onsite Registration until noon Friday. 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. Details at http://www.ala.org/alsc/banquet.

Interests :
Children's Literature
Cost :
$94.00
Content Area :
Books & Authors
20th Annual Reference Research Forum
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Description :

The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.

Interests :
Acquisitions, Adult Services, Collection Development, Digitization, Electronic Resources, Emerging Technologies, Information Literacy, Knowledge Management, Librarianship, Outreach Services, Reference Services, Technology, Trends and Forecasting
Content Area :
Transforming: Services
Type of Library :
All
3D Printers and Library Policies
UNITED
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Description :

Many public and academic libraries are making 3D printers available for patron use. A panel of speakers will talk about this new trend, including concerns and issues to address when creating library policies related to patron access to and use of 3D printers.

Interests :
Administration and Management, Adult Services, Electronic Resources, Emerging Technologies, Friends Groups, Guidelines and Standards, Intellectual Freedom, Intellectual Property, Public Programs, Public Relations, Public Services, Rural and Small Libraries, Technical Services, Technology, Training, Trends and Forecasting, Trustees, Urban Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services, Foundations
Content Area :
Transforming: Library Leadership Expectations - Staff and Boards
Type of Library :
Academic, All, Association, Community College, Consortium, Elementary School, High School, Joint Use, Middle School, Nonprofit, Public, Regional System, School / Media Center, Special, State Library, Undergraduate, Urban
3D Printing at the Reference Desk & Library Makerspaces Without the Space
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Description :

Want a makerspace, but don’t have the space? Hear from two Silicon Valley libraries who have introduced maker activities without adding real estate. Mountain View Public Library has introduced pop-up participatory programming, such as 3D-printing, eTextiles, molecular gastronomy and soldering. Sunnyvale Public Library is offering daily 3D printing behind its reference desk after an intensive round of staff training. We’ll share tips for implementation and our many lessons learned.

Interests :
Technology
Content Area :
Transforming: Physical & Virtual Space
Type of Library :
All
A Class-Sourced Bibliography: Tapping the Web and Social Media Tools to Develop an Evolving Annotated Bibliography
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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Interests :
Information Literacy, Instruction, Librarianship, Literacy, Popular Culture, Resource Sharing, Social Media & Networks, Virtual Communities and Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library :
Academic, Community College, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Public, Student
A Demand-Driven-Preferred Approval Plan: One Year Later
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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Interests :
Acquisitions, Collection Development, Ebooks
Type of Library :
Academic
A Diversity Project: A Poster Series Connecting Core Values to Library Materials and Expertise
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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Interests :
Diversity, Marketing, Public Relations, Public Services, Reference Services
Type of Library :
All
A New Campus Library: Vision, Design, and Assessing Usage
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Description :

The recently completed Mary Idema Pew Library at Grand Valley State University is the case study for a panel discussion by a librarian, an architect, and a representative of a furniture manufacturer. The panel will discuss how the librarian’s vision for a 21st century university library was addressed in the design of interior and exterior spaces and in the programs and furnishings that are already engaging students and the campus in new ways.

Interests :
Administration and Management, Buildings and Facilities
Content Area :
Transforming: Physical & Virtual Space
Type of Library :
All, Nonprofit
A New Vision for Teen Read Week
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YALSA's Teen Read Week was started in 1998 in order to provide libraries with a dedicated time to highlight all of the great reading and literacy resources and services they provide for teens and their families. YALSA is seeking feedback on how to make sure this event stays relevant and exciting for libraries in the years to come. Bring ideas and questions!

Interests :
Advocacy, Literacy, Public Programs, Young Adult Literature, Young Adult Services
Content Area :
Transforming: Services
Type of Library :
High School, Middle School, Public, Rural, School / Media Center, State Library, Urban
A Tale of Two Classes: Embedded Librarianship vs. the One-Shot
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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Interests :
Assessment and Evaluation, Information Literacy, Instruction, Partnerships, Research and Statistics
Type of Library :
Academic, Research Library, Undergraduate
AAP Children's Author Speed Dating
UNO
Unofficial Event
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Description :

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) Children's Library Marketing Committee will be hosting its first Speed Dating event at ALA Annual 2014. Join us to mingle with 15 children's authors and illustrators (TBD) in traditional speed dating fashion.

Interests :
Children's Literature, Children's Services, Collection Development, Young Adult Literature, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library :
All
AAP Library Family Feud
UNO
Unofficial Event
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Description :

Join the Association of American Publishers' Trade Library Marketing Committee at ALA 2014 for another battle of epically proportioned wits at Library Family Feud! Watch a team of five fabulous authors face off against five of the West Coast's toughest librarians in a battle like you’ve never seen, hosted by AAP Library Committee chair, Sterling Publishing’s Quizmaster Chris Vaccari.

Type of Library :
All
AAP/LibraryReads Book-a-Licious Breakfast [Closed]
UNO
Unofficial Event
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Description :

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) Trade Libraries Committee is pleased to be hosting its annual complimentary AAP/LibraryReads Book-a-Licious Breakfast at ALA Annual 2014. The event will highlight the work of six authors (TBD), capped off by a book signing. Seating is limited. Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Interests :
Librarianship
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Type of Library :
All
AASL 101 (AASL)
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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 professional. First time attendees and prospective members are invited, and long-time members are welcome, to attend this great networking opportunity.

Interests :
New ALA Members, Youth Services
Type of Library :
Elementary School, High School, Middle School, School / Media Center
AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning
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There are thousands of apps available in the iTunes Store, Play Store, and other online app stores. How do educators and school librarians evaluate, vet, and use these apps with students? Join AASL's Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee for their 2nd annual list of app honors. This session will review 25 of the year's most innovative apps available for instruction, student engagement and creation. Presenters will address the use of apps in the school library, how to use these tools with students, and provide opportunities for developing skills needed by 21st Century Learners for college/ career readiness.

Interests :
Children's Services, Emerging Technologies, Technology, Transforming Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Content Area :
Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Type of Library :
Elementary School, High School, Middle School, School / Media Center
Academic Friends and Development Officers Discussion Group
UNITED
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Description :

Join your colleagues from around the country to discuss best practices for raising funds and the promotion of the academic library.

Interests :
Friends Groups, Fundraising, Foundations
Content Area :
Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Type of Library :
Academic, All, Community College
Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group
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Description :

Provide academic librarians with a forum to discuss issues related to all types of library service to international patrons, including instruction, outreach, reference, collections, and programming; develop guidelines and resources that will assist academic librarians with providing quality services to their international constituencies.

Interests :
Multicultural Services, Outreach Services, Reference Services
Type of Library :
Academic, Research Library, Undergraduate

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