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Format: 02/19/2018 - 10pm
Format: 02/19/2018 - 10pm
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Friday, June 27 - 8:00am

8:00am - 12:00pm
The Power of Persuasion: Developing Influence to Become Your Own Best Advocate [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Milano I
Description :

Why are some school libraries better supported than others? Working with a team of researchers, Ken Haycock has interviewed more than 200 administrators, politicians and lobbyists. Through examination of decisions taken in difficult financial times, and the behaviors of teacher-librarians and school administrators, six principles for persuasion have been validated. Evidence and messaging are not working when the support for school libraries continues to decline. Learn the principles, and many examples, to be successful in any situation.

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Cost :
AASL Member: $109 ; ALA Member: $159 ; Non-member: $224 ; Retired Member: $99 ; Student Member: $79

Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Nuts and Bolts for Friends, Trustees, and Foundations Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
S219
Description :

The popular Nuts & Bolts program will feature speakers addressing topics of interest to Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and advocates. RSVP to united@ala.org. Coffee and meet & greet will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is on your own. Agenda available online at www.ala.org/united.

Friday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 3:30pm
Chapter Leaders Forum [$] Affiliate Event, Ticketed event Las Vegas Hotel
Conference Room 08
Description :

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) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Membership Development and Retention, New Revenue Ideas, Social Media, and Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
$75

Friday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting I (AASL) Committee meeting Caesars Palace
Milano VI
Description :

Meeting of the officers of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Board of Directors.

Friday, June 27 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Services for People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print (LSPVD) Interest Group Meeting Discussion/Interest group Caesars Palace
Siena
Description :

A meeting of the Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group.

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Affiliate Assembly Meeting I (AASL) Committee meeting Caesars Palace
Roman I & III
Description :

Meeting of the delegates of the AASL Affiliate Assembly.

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
All-Committees Meeting (ACRL WGSS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Las Vegas 3
Description :

All committees meeting for ACRL's Women & Gender Studies Section

8:30am - 10:00am
Data, Evidence and Outcomes - What does it all mean? Exhibitor session Las Vegas Convention Center
N109
Description :

Given the current level of interest in "outcomes", author and consultant Joe Matthews will provide session attendees with an overview of the difference between the different types of reporting; how they translate to everyday operations and advocacy; and what is required to effectively execute.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Executive Board Committee Meeting (ACRL AFAS) [Closed] Committee meeting Paris
Loire
Description :

The meeting of the ACRL AFAS Executive Board. All elected officers and Committee Chairs will be in attendance.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 10:00am
Public Library Trustee Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 04
Description :

Are you a library trustee? If so, join this informal discussion group and bring your best practices to share and questions to ask of fellow trustees from across the country.

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8:30am - 10:00am
Washington Update – 2014 Congressional Election and its Impact on Libraries Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N259/261
Description :

Former Virginia Senator, Jim Webb will look at the 2014 Congressional elections and talk about how a new Congress could impact library legislation. There is the very real possibility that the Republicans will take over the Senate at a time when we will need a new Director for IMLS to be confirmed, the Reauthorization of LSTA is up in 2015, we want access to Workforce Investment funds, early learning funds, and school librarians want to be better integrated into K-12 schools’ learning environment.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:15am - 10:00am
Conversation Starter: Practical Outreach: Best Practices for Engaging Your Community Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

The co-chairs of the 2013 Atlanta Emerging Librarians, a networking subcommittee of the Georgia Library Association, detail the lessons learned from their year of event planning. Areas of discussion include: designing an event or program, event promotion and marketing timelines, taking your event online, and cultivating an audience by soliciting and analyzing feedback. Learn how to solicit speakers and donors, how to create a planning and promotion timeline, how to use promotional tools, and how to create digital archives of your events.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee on Library Service to Labor Groups Committee meeting Las Vegas Hotel
Conference Room 13
Description :

Committee meeting of the AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee on Library Service to Labor Groups. The meeting is open to all and will discuss upcoming events and plan for the 2015 program at ALA Annual.

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10:30am - 11:30am
ASCLA 101 Orientation Session Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom E
Description :

If you’re an ASCLA newbie or are a longtime member looking for opportunities to connect with members and ways to get involved, make sure to add ASCLA 101 to your conference schedule! Learn, network and engage with this small, but mighty division!

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED Creating Fun, Accessible Programming for Youth with Disabilities Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N237
Description :

Youth patrons with disabilities are members of every public library’s population. This presentation will review best practices on accessible, engaging and entertaining programs for children of all ages and abilities. Throughout the presentation there will be examples and discussion of accessible technology options for children with varying disabilities and how to apply them to specialized programming that caters to their individual needs.

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED WO Breakout II - Policy Revolution Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N256
Description :

Given the revolution in libraries, national public policy and advocacy need to be critically examined to ensure that they serve libraries’ needs for years to come. ALA just launched a new initiative to reimagine and re-engineer national public policy and advocacy for the library community. This session provides an overview of this new initiative and an opportunity to ask questions about it.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Retired Members Round Table Meeting (RMRT) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N211
Description :

Meeting of Board, Committees, Members, and potential members - you don't have to be retired.

10:30am - 11:30am
Role of the Professional in Technical Services Interest Group Forum/Update/Assembly Las Vegas Convention Center
N109
Description :

Please join the RPLTS Interest Group for the following two presentations:

Spandex Positions - Librarian Flexibility in Technical Services
Jane Skoric, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Santa Clara University
How do we manage expanding positions? What to do when our roles are ambiguous? This presentation will give a realistic overview (with an optimistic spin) of one professional librarian's experiences in the technical services department of a mid-size academic library.
Two years ago I was hired into a "newly redefined position" as Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. The position I replaced was the Head of Technical Services. During the interview, a librarian stated, "But we need someone to manage the electronic resources. Who is going to do that work?" Thus, although the position announcement did not address several of the immediate needs of the technical services department, I chose to do so. My primary duties became the direct supervision of 6 support staff and the management of e-resources. Many other changes, including to whom I report, and other colleagues’ evolving roles have occurred in the past two years. As 21st century libraries evolve, how and by whom will the roles of professional librarians in technical services be defined?

Emerging Leadership roles for Technical Services Librarians and Training for professional and non-professional staff
Stephanie P. Hess, Electronic Resources Librarian, Binghamton University
Leadership roles in Technical Services are shifting as the potential of digital collections continues to open new career paths for Technical Services staff. Employment opportunities for metadata/ cataloging librarians, digitization experts, and electronic resources librarians now require skill sets that are prompting many of us to become project managers and/ or administrators of electronic resource management systems and next Gen catalogs. These emerging technologies entail extensive re-vamping of workflows and the introduction of more egalitarian training techniques that will reach library staff at all levels. This presentation will cover the nuances of leadership and include tips on “leading from where you are” as well as offer ideas regarding how to approach staff training and re-deploy existing staff when implementing new workflows within an evolving cross-departmental setting.

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10:30am - 11:30am
WO Breakout Session IV: Making an Impact: Proven Grassroots Strategies for Friends, Trustees, Advocates, and Foundations Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N263
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Looking for ways to engage your friends and trustees in a grassroots campaign at your library? Need proven strategies for mobilizing your advocates or foundation to share the value of your library to an outside audience? Now more than ever libraries need advocacy on every level, especially from their Friends, Trustees, Advocates and Foundations; Members of Congress want to hear from their constituents. Are you a member of one of these groups wishing to get more elected officials and influencers to listen to your message? Join this session, led by advocacy expert Stephanie Vance and sponsored by the Washington Office and United for Libraries, for tips and examples on how to have an impact through grassroots organizing and messaging.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Deep In The Heart of Texzines Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 3
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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