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Format: 06/24/2018 - 2pm
Format: 06/24/2018 - 2pm
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Thursday, June 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 5:00pm
Immersion Faculty Planning Retreat I [Closed] Preconference/Institute Bally’s
Director's Room
Description :

n/a

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Thursday, June 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:30pm
Fundamentals of Collection Assessment [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Las Vegas Convention Center
N234
Description :

Modeled on the popular six-week online course, this one and a half day preconference introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:
•the definition of collection assessment,
•techniques and tools,
•assessment of print and electronic collections, and
•project design and management.

This is a ticketed event. To attend, you must register for this ALCTS preconference either in advance or at the door.

"Closed - Exclusive to Group Members" means attendance is restricted to preconference registrants. Limited seats are still available. To register on-site, see the ALCTS staff at the door.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
Thursday (1pm-4:30pm) & Friday (8:30am-4pm): $338 ALCTS Member; $399 ALA Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member, $469 Nonmember

Thursday, June 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Spectrum Icebreaker & Introductions [Closed] Preconference/Institute Bally’s
Bronze 1
Description :

Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Thursday, June 26 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 6:30pm
Spectrum Institute Opening Reception [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute Bally’s
Bronze 4
Description :

Welcome reception with ALA President Barbara Stripling, ALA President-Elect Courtney Young, and ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
N/A

Thursday, June 26 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Spectrum Institute Defining Diversity Through Dialogue [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute Bally’s
Bronze 1
Description :

This session will explore the interconnectedness of our identities, the unique ways that we define ourselves, and our values, beliefs and biases. We will use exercises to help us learn about who we are and how we impact others, and similarly, who others are and how they impact us. Come prepared to participate in this highly interactive session. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars and invited guests.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
N/A

Friday, June 27 - 7:30am

7:30am - 8:30am
Spectrum Institute Breakfast [Closed] Preconference/Institute Bally’s
Bronze 4
Description :

Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

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.

Interests :
Cost :
AASL Member: $109 ; ALA Member: $159 ; Non-member: $224 ; Retired Member: $99 ; Student Member: $79
8:00am - 1:00pm
Training the Trainer: Keeping up and staying ahead of new trends, standards, services and technologies-IRRT Preconference [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom F
Description :

The IRRT Preconference provides a forum for librarians interested in international librarianship to discuss the current and future state of librarianship. The library profession is constantly adjusting to new technical developments, standards and innovative new services. Yet the current fiscal climate can make it difficult for librarians and libraries to invest in continuing training and professional development. Come and hear how librarians around the world address professional development and continuing education initiatives and strategies conducted by librarians for their coworkers, organizations or the profession at large.

Cost :
90
8:00am - 4:00pm
Library Tour: Las Vegas Libraries, Legends and Highrollers [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite
Off Site
Description :

Join this full-day tour of new libraries in North Las Vegas, Henderson District Libraries, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). The tour will also include the Las Vegas Clark County Library District Windmill Library and Service Center, a LEED gold building. Tour will be led by a local historian and members of the Architecture for Public Libraries Committee, and price includes motor coach transportation and a light lunch. Tour buses will be located on Convention Center Drive, just outside the main entrance of the LVCC North Hall.

Cost :
ALA member $140, LLAMA member $90, retired/student $40, Non-member $175
8:00am - 4:00pm
Preconference: How Business Librarians Support Entrepreneurs [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Pisa
Description :

Ready to maximize the value of your library to local entrepreneurs? This full-day workshop will address common information needs of entrepreneurs, including locating information about their market, industry, competitors and customers for both “Main Street” and technology start-ups, and which free or premium resources to use. Speakers will also discuss existing best practices in local small business support along with examples of collaboration with entrepreneurship faculty. Participants will learn what constitutes acceptable use of subscription business e-resources by entrepreneurs and how to work with vendors to avoid infringement claims.

Cost :
Division members: $259; ALA members $279; non-ALA: $299; Student: $119

Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Branding You! Matching Your Brand to Your Career Plan [Closed] Preconference/Institute Bally’s
Bronze 3
Description :

Have you considered your personal brand or the importance of having mentors when developing a career plan? Come hear panelists who are all in different stages of their careers (from PhD students to library managers) share successes in overcoming career obstacles in diverse environments, the benefits the Spectrum Scholar network provided, and how they continue to pay forward this experience by being mentors themselves. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
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)
8:30am - 12:00pm
Streaming Media Passes the Tipping Point: Now What? [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Las Vegas Convention Center
N236
Description :

This half-day program will present fascinating and unexpected trends on streaming media in libraries from a recent national survey of academic librarians and will take a deep look at acquisition support and challenges in both public and academic institutions. Join us and learn where to purchase streaming media collections, the latest trends in streaming media, how to optimize discovery, marketing and evaluate usage in an effort to prepare for the future of content at your library.

This is a ticketed event. To attend, you must register for this ALCTS preconference either in advance or at the door.

"Closed - Exclusive to Group Members" means attendance is restricted to preconference registrants. Limited seats are still available. To register on-site, see the ALCTS staff at the door.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
$119 ALCTS Member; $144 ALA Member; $49 Retired Member; $49 Student Member; $169 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Immersion Faculty Planning Retreat II [Closed] Preconference/Institute Bally’s
Director's Room
Description :

n/a

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 4:00pm
Fundamentals of Collection Assessment [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Las Vegas Convention Center
N234
Description :

Modeled on the popular six-week online course, this one and a half day preconference introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:
•the definition of collection assessment,
•techniques and tools,
•assessment of print and electronic collections, and
•project design and management.

This is a ticketed event. To attend, you must register for this ALCTS preconference either in advance or at the door.

"Closed - Exclusive to Group Members" means attendance is restricted to preconference registrants. Limited seats are still available. To register on-site, see the ALCTS staff at the door.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
Thursday (1pm-4:30pm) & Friday (8:30am-4pm): $338 ALCTS Member; $399 ALA Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member, $469 Nonmember
8:30am - 4:00pm
History Genealogy Preconference [$] Preconference/Institute Caesars Palace
Milano II & III
Description :

This all-day institute addresses issues of importance to library staff and administration when serving or partnering with genealogical patrons, volunteer, scholars, or educators. Nationally known specialists will discuss everything from Ancestors Roadshows to personalized research, webinar outreach, new online offerings, and making the financial case for genealogical librarianship. Luncheon will be provided by our sponsor, ProQuest.

This preconference is a free event. To register, please fill out the form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7HHNDJP.”

Cost :
Division members $50; ALA members $60; Non-ALA $70, Student/retirees $40
8:30am - 4:00pm
Managing Data: Tools for Plans and Data Scrubbing [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Convention Center
N109
Description :

As data continues to come to the fore, new tools are becoming available for librarians to assist faculty and use with their own data. This preconference would focus on the DMPTool and OpenRefine. The DMPTool will be presented to demonstrate customization features, review data management plans, best and worst practices, and writing a data plan for a data set a library may collect. OpenRefine will be demonstrated with sample data to show potential use with library data sets and more of the data lifecycle process.

Interests :
Cost :
$235, LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Practical Linked Data with Open Source [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Convention Center
N258
Description :

This pre-conference combines theory and practice by giving participants a working knowledge of the creation and use of linked data and linked data applications. This session will ground participants in linked data models and patterns through hands-on exercises. Participants will go home with a working knowledge of the state of the art of linked data in open source library systems and the use of linked data to solve metadata problems across libraries, archives, and museums.

The full preconference schedule is now available at http://connect.ala.org/node/224435.

Condensed version of schedule:
8:30-8:45: Introductions/agendas.
8:45-10:15: RDFa and schema.org (presented by Dan Scott).
10:15-10:30: Break.
10:30-11:45: Open source library systems and the transition to Linked Data (presented by Galen Charlton).
11:45-1:15: Lunch (on your own) and/or lunch sessions for keeners, including "Adding structured data to your web pages."
1:15-2:15: Linked Data Patterns (presented by Richard Urban).
2:15-2:30: Break
2:30-3:10: "We're implementing Linked Data -- now what:" questions and discussion with presenters and guests, including Kevin Ford, Sylvia Southwick, Richard Wallis, and more.
3:10-3:30: Linked Data impact, the wider picture, users and consequences (presented by Jodi Schneider).
3:30-4:00: Wrap up, feedback, future workshops.

Interests :
Cost :
$235, LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member

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