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Format: 11/23/2017 - 11pm
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Friday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 4:00pm
Preconference: The Reference Interview [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Florentine I
Description :

Learn why people do not ask for what they really want, find out about the psychological barriers to asking for help, and discover how to work with your users so that they are willing to come back again with future questions. This interactive workshop covers techniques for in-person, telephone, and chat/IM reference services, and will be valuable for staff at any level of experience.

Cost :
Advanced Reg fees: Division members: $199; ALA members: $219; Non-ALA: $259: Students: $149

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
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
Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group Forum/Update/Assembly Caesars Palace
Octavius 20
Description :

Join the ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group and the ACRL Technical Services Interest Group in Vegas for an extended lightening talk followed by roundtable discussion. Our keynote speaker Diane Hillman. She will share her thoughts on current issues facing technical services librarians in academic libraries. Roundtable discussion topics include: promotion and tenure; research and publication; tips for supervising librarians who are seeking P&T and/or who are doing research; collaborative research and publication; the continuing issue of silos; service opportunities for new TS librarians; and general issues facing new technical services librarians.

Sponsors :

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

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
Personnel Administrators & Staff Development Discussion Group I Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N102
Description :

A discussion of topical issues, emerging trends, and best practices by personnel and staff development managers.

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)

Saturday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Bridging the skills gap: enhancing the student employee experience Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 4
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
READ-ing Our Way To Student Training Success Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 5
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

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)

Saturday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Conversation Starter: From Fired to Fired Up! Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

After a reduction in force removed 20 certified teacher librarians from Ogden School District, parents, librarians, teachers, and students voiced their objections and concerns at school board meetings and through local newspapers. As a result, the school district found money to rehire seven teacher librarians to develop an innovative library program.
Join the conversation as we discuss sure fire ideas to fuel your library program, help your library program rise from the ashes and how to fight fired with fire! Discussion topics include harnessing public support, promoting your program, linking your program to student achievement through learning objectives and standards.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
Administration of Collection Management Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Caesars Palace
Neopolitan IV
Description :

Discussion of hot topics in the administration of collection development

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hot Topics Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N237
Description :

Informal gathering to stimulate conversation and share knowledge about timely topics related to resource sharing, cooperative services, and library partnerships.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Temporary Staffing Solutions for Libraries: A Consortial Approach in Massachusetts Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

Libraries in Massachusetts needed assistance meeting short-term staffing needs, while library workers wanted opportunities to earn income, gain experience, and stay connected to the field during unemployment or retirement. The Massachusetts Library System recognized a potential solution that could also generate additional revenue for our collaborative: a temporary library staffing service. This session will explain the process of launching BiblioTemps® as a successful statewide initiative; describe specific benefits to client libraries, staff, and the collaborative; and share observations about the library work force from our first two years of operation.

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Innovative Talent Management Practices in Federal Libraries: Responding to the Challenges of Recruitment, Retention, and Succession Program Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom E
Description :

Federal libraries are facing issues surrounding recruiting and retaining staff, and planning for continuity. Join Roberta Shaffer - Library of Congress, Mary-Deirdre Coraggio and Rosa Liu - NIST, and other panelists to hear how they are managing talent in their libraries.

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
Personnel Administrators & Staff Development Discussion Group II Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N120
Description :

A discussion of topical issues, emerging trends, and best practices by personnel and staff development managers.

Sunday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: The Ally-brarian Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

How does a librarian assist an underserved population that they are not a part of? They become an ally. The “Ally-brarian” works to help those who would normally not “see themselves” in the library, either as a patron or professional, find a welcoming place. This session will outline how those who are part of a majority have the ability, and the responsibility, to use their capacity as librarians to advocate for those in the minority. It will also demonstrate how allies are crucial to promoting inclusivity in libraries, both in who they serve and who they employ.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Leadership and Management Issues in College Libraries Discussion Group (ACRL CLS) Discussion/Interest group Bally’s
Las Vegas 5
Description :

Discussion group for people (library directors and others) interested in leadership and management issues in College libraries.

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