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Format: 02/20/2018 - 3pm
Format: 02/20/2018 - 3pm
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Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 12:00pm
Beyond Glitz and Glitter: Great Brands Start from Within [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Convention Center
N252
Description :

The draw of a sparkling new brand often starts with a glitzy new logo or fun new colors, but great brands start from within. Learn ways to tap into the DNA of your organization to develop a brand that reflects your library’s culture and community. Hear how three libraries – all in different phases of their brand’s lifecycle – moved beyond the glitz and glitter to create brands that resonate with staff and customers alike. Find examples for staff engagement and share your creative ideas about branding for the 21st century library in this workshop-style preconference.

Cost :
Early Bird: ALA Member($175), Division Member($125), Retired Member($125), Student Member($125), Non-Member($225). Advance and Onsite: ALA Member($185), Division Member($135), Retired Member($135), Student Member($135), Non-Member($235)
8:30am - 12:00pm
Creating a Collaborative Culture [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Convention Center
N256
Description :

Rewards or threats. Our brains look for them five times a second. That's the root of many difficult workplace situations. Come learn the transformative power of reframing failure, the true meaning of "yes and" and the kinds of listening that changes lives. In this session, we'll use applied improvisation to go from passive-aggressive to assertive, from blame to "I'm game." Instead of hearing, "It's not my job!", you'll start hearing, "How do we do it?"

Cost :
Early Bird: ALA Member($215), Division Member($165), Retired Member($165), Student Member($165), Non-Member($265). Advance and Onsite: ALA Member($225), Division Member($175), Retired Member($175), Student Member($175), Non-Member($275)
8:30am - 12:00pm
Stepping Into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part [$] 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)

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Boba Fett at the Circ Desk: Library Leadership Lessons from The Empire Strikes Back Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N256
Description :

Two public library directors (and Star Wars geeks) share wisdom gained from their first years on the job. Framed by their favorite movie and their efforts to implement organizational change, their perspectives will resonate across the public library galaxy. Both emerging and experienced leaders will find inspiration from lessons like: How minor characters (like Boba Fett or a jaded employee) have major impact; How to promote staff positivity (the Force) and combat negativity (the Dark Side); How a clear mission is essential to instituting change (and combating the Galactic Empire of the status quo).

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
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

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED The Strategic Plan is Dead; Long Live Strategy Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S223
Description :

In today’s fast-changing world, why freeze your strategic thinking in a five-year plan? The opportunity we have today is to free strategy from the binder and take it back to its roots as the dynamic art of making tough choices with imperfect information. In this interactive working session we will discuss why it is essential today to create “adaptive strategy,” then move into hands-on practice with the widely-used Choice Cascade, a tool you can take home to structure your leadership team’s ongoing strategic dialogue.

10:30am - 11:30am
EDGE: Connecting technology and community Exhibitor session Paris
Versailles 3 & 4
Description :

Edge was developed with an understanding of the technology demands and the challenges libraries face today. By participating in this session, attendees will be introduced to and discuss a framework to think about and authentically evaluate their current services and identify opportunities for improvement based on community need. This session will be built on the framework of the Edge that assesses technology based on community value, engaging the community and organizational management. Participants will join group discussions based on a case study and share solutions and best practices in using technology to advance learning.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 12:00pm
From Discovery to Delivery: Successful Systems Integration Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 10
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
You Want to Change What?! Diplomacy in Cataloging Procedure Change Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 13
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
General Membership Meeting (ACRL AFAS) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N102
Description :

n/a

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Grow Forward: Professional Education Needs in the 21st Century Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S219
Description :

Twenty-first century libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) face tremendous changes in how they select, acquire, preserve and provide access to content, especially born digital materials. Websites and social media, content management systems and online exhibits, digital preservation and forensics: all these must-have features are accelerating the pace of change. LAM professionals need to acquire twenty-first century skill-sets to respond to these changes, yet many of our newest graduates report that they cannot find jobs, in some cases because they lack traditional skills. In this session, we will look at educational expectations and opportunities for new and seasoned professionals, including certification, credentialing, badging, and portfolios and how professionals and employers can be confident that a resume accurately reflects real-world skills. We will review the ways that traditional GLAM education is adapting to new demands and discuss additional areas in which improvement is needed.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
SustainRT Board Meeting Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N214
Description :

SustainRT invites the exchange of ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy and economically viable society. The mission of the organization is to provide resources for the library community to support sustainability through curriculum development; collections; exhibits; events; advocacy, communication, library buildings and space design. Come share ideas and learn more about ALA's newest roundtable. Meeting open to all.

Sponsors :
SUSTAINRT.

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Campus Administration and Leadership Discussion Group (ACRL ULS) Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N214
Description :

To address the issues of librarians who are increasingly involved in all aspects of higher education (accreditation, curriculum planning, student and academic support services, computer services, funding, etc.) and who hold positions or are interested in university-level campus administration.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Leadership Discussion group Discussion/Interest group Bally’s
Las Vegas 3
Description :

Join us for a conversation leadership issues in academic librarians.

Saturday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Our Values, Ourselves: Examining Our Values and What Others Value About Us (RUSA President's Program) Presidents program Las Vegas Convention Center
N255/257
Description :

Are our own values and self-perceptions interfering with providing services that our patron communities both need and want? Are we on the right track or off the rails? Join us for a thoughtful debate, featuring a diverse group of speakers including Wayne Bivens-Tatum (librarian and author of the book Libraries and the Enlightenment as well as the weblog Academic Librarian), Wayne Wiegand (library historian, academic, and author of several books, including Main Street Public Library), Lisa Carlucci Thomas (librarian, consultant, and founder of Design Think Do), and Jeanne Goodrich (Executive Director of Las Vegas-Clark County Public Library District).

Saturday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
LOMS Organizational Development Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N204
Description :

LOMS Organizational Development Discussion Group

Sunday, June 29 - 8:00am

8:00am - 8:45am
Conversation Starter: Professionalism is Killing the Profession Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

There has been a lot of discussion about professional behavior and professionalism but there are times when the behaviors of professionalism actually work to hold us back. Professionalism creates barriers to legitimate brainstorming, can silence good ideas, and build a culture that abhors discomfort. In this panel, you will hear from professionals who have worked to break down the professional walls between them. They will talk about the importance of partying and other un-professional behavior, the unusual media platforms they use, how to break or bend rules, and they will talk about many of their successes and their failures.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Medium-Sized Academic Libraries Discussion Group (ACRL CLS) Discussion/Interest group Bally’s
Las Vegas 5
Description :

Discussion group to discuss matters of importance to medium-sized academic libraries.

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Building a Learning Culture From the Inside Out Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S231
Description :

Libraries are quickly moving from being repositories for content to full-fledged incubators for new ideas. Using technological tools, innovative spaces, and creative programming, libraries are well-positioned to become an even bigger part of the community’s creative process.
Join a panel of library change agents as they examine strategies for kickstarting a culture of innovation in your library - for your staff and patrons alike. We’ll look at examples both in and out of libraries, address challenges, and discuss what it takes to bring creativity out in the open. Audience participation will be involved.

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