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Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 12:00pm
Stepping Into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Convention Center
N254
Description :

As Director positions open up, is the next generation of leaders ready to assume those positions and transform the libraries in their community? What new skills are needed to drive libraries forward? If you’re interested in administration, this session will provide you with an introduction to what the job entails and introduce you to the skills you’ll need to prepare yourself. Hear from four new public library Directors about the basics, the challenges and the unexpected in their first few years on the job. Learn how they used career opportunities, ALA experience, and other guideposts to enter administration successfully.

Cost :
Early Bird: ALA Member($215), Division Member($165), Retired Member($165), Student Member($165), Non-Member($265). Advance and On-site: ALA Member ($225); Division Member ($175); Retired Member ($175); Student Member ($175); Non-Member ($275)

Friday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Annual Unconference Discussion/Interest group, Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N113
Description :

An Unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itseld. Unlike most conferneces where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for out prodession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Committee on Diversity and All Sub-Committee Business Meeting Committee meeting Caesars Palace
Neopolitan IV
Description :

Meeting of the ALA Council Committee on Diversity and its subcommittees - Diversity Council, Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee, and the Spectrum Advisory Committee.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Dr. E. J. Josey Scholarship Commitee Meeting [Closed] Affiliate Event Bally’s
Palace 4
Description :

Dr. E. J. Josey Scholarship Commitee Meeting

Interests :
Sponsors :
AFL
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
American Indian Library Association Executive Board Meeting [Closed] Flamingo
Bryce Board Room
Description :

AILA executive board members meeting

Interests :
Sponsors :
AFL
American Indian Library Association (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101: Network, Get Oriented, Get Involved Social event Las Vegas Convention Center
S222
Description :

If you’re new to RUSA or are a longtime member looking for opportunities to connect with members and ways to get involved, make sure to put RUSA 101 on your calendar! Spend an hour with us on Friday from 3-4p.m. before heading off to the opening of the exhibit floor.

Friday, June 27 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
ALA/ERT Exhibits Opening Reception Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall
Description :

Join in the fun as we kick off the 2014 Annual Conference. ALA Exhibitors will be on hand to welcome you throughout the Exhibits Hall as you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks sponsored by you ALA Exhibitors. This is a great way to start your conference experience, so be sure to join us!

Sponsored by ALA, the Exhibits Round Table (ERT) and your ALA Exhibitors.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 8:45am
Conversation Starter: Storytime: Not Just Reading Out Loud Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

Storytime presenters can get caught up in books—we’re librarians, after all! But reading is only 20% of the ECRR2 early literacy practices; the initiative asks us to sing, talk, play, and write as well. That means we should be spending at least as much time planning our songs and our play, letter knowledge, and response activities as we do planning our books. Join the Storytime Underground Joint Chiefs to learn about great storytime resources and share your best practices for widening parent and child horizons when it comes to early literacy. Parachutes, felt boards, and beyond!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
AAP/LibraryReads Book-a-Licious Breakfast [Closed] Exhibitor session Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 10
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 :
Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
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
Executive Committee and Membership and Outreach Committee Meeting (ACRL ARTS) Committee meeting Flamingo
Bryce Board Room
Description :

A meeting of the Executive Committee (chair, vice-chair, secretary, past-chair) and the membership of the Arts Section. This is an open meeting, all interested Arts members are invited to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
First Year Experience Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N263C
Description :

Annual meeting of the ACRL First Year Experience Discussion Group

8:30am - 10:00am
LLAMA All sections/all committees Committee meeting Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom A
Description :

All LLAMA section committees: BES, FRFDS, HRS, LOMS, MAES, NPS, PRMS, and SASS

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 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:30am
Celebrating 35 Years of AILA Affiliate Event Flamingo
Carson City II
Description :

The American Indian Library Association was founded in 1979 in conjunction with the White House Pre-Conference on Indian Library and Information Services on or near Reservations. At the time, there was increasing awareness that library services for Native Americans were inadequate. Individuals as well as the government began to organize to remedy the situation. Learn about the inspiring history of AILA as it has grown and changed over the 35 years since its founding.

Sponsors :
AFL
American Indian Library Association (Affiliate)

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Conference Program Planning - Las Vegas, 2014 Committee Meeting (ACRL ANSS) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N204
Description :

Final program planning details, assessment, etc.

10:30am - 11:30am
Consulting After Retirement: Is it Right For You? Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

Thinking of retiring? Want to utilize your skills and expertise on a part-time per project basis? Like to keep your hands on the pulse of change? Then maybe being a Library consultant is the right path for you? or is it? You make your own decision after listening to this expert panel who have gone through the process and will share their experiences.

10:30am - 11:30am
Modern Language Association International Bibliography Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N115
Description :

Modern Language Association International Bibliography Discussion Group

10:30am - 11:30am
New Members Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Bally’s
Palace 3
Description :

The ACRL New Members Discussion group is for new (and aspiring) academic librarians. We meet twice a year–at both ALA conferences–to chat about whatever is on our minds. It’s an opportunity for networking and a friendly place to ask any questions you have about succeeding in ACRL.

10:30am - 11:30am
Patron Driven Acquisition – Is it good for Video? Exhibitor session Las Vegas Convention Center
N236
Description :

Colleen Cleary (Library Resource Services Manager) from the Queensland University of Technology and Alison Bates (Collection Provision Manager) from La Trobe University, two of the earliest adopters of PDA for video globally and the authors of "Possible, inevitable or fait accompli? An analysis of streaming video acquisition, acceptance and use in higher education".
Cleary and Bates' presentation presents the findings from their 2-year study on “Patron Driven Acquisition” (PDA) as a model for the acquisition of online video. Today, PDA has become a standard model of acquisition in the eBook market, more effectively aligning spend with use and increased return on investment (ROI), yet remains a vastly under-utilized model of acquisition for online video.

QUT and La Trobe launched a research project in collaboration with Kanopy to pilot and explore various models for the PDA of video. In the session, Cleary and Bates will present the findings from that study, incorporating the rich user statistics and survey data and building upon a peer-reviewed research paper released this year.

The final part of the session will explore the type of metrics that can be relied on for assessing ROI across different resources (DVD, online video, ebook), and presents some fascinating results from their campus experiences.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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