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Format: 11/23/2017 - 11pm
Format: 11/23/2017 - 11pm
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Wednesday, December 31 - 4:00pm

CANCELLED: Ignite Sunday Session: Not Just Video Games (but you probably should get those too) Program
Description :

Want to collect for and serve video game designers and developers? It's not just about video games. Learn about web and print resources and programming ideas based on an information behavior study of video game design students!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 3:00pm
OCLC Symposium Exhibitor session, Program Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom B
Description :

All are invited to the OCLC Symposium at ALA Annual. For nearly 15 years, the OCLC Symposium has brought timely discussion to ALA conferences, providing a forum in which today’s thought leaders can help us focus on what’s coming next. Join us again this year, and take away ideas to explore at your library. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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
Accessible eBooks: Ensuring that Your Library's eContent is Universally Accessible to All Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N237
Description :

As library's purchase an ever increasing amount of electronic content, questions about universal accessibility become ever more important. Since the advent of ebooks and other electronic content, people with print disabilities have fought for equal access to these library materials. Gradually, equal access has become more prevalent, often only after long legal battles. In this session, attendees will learn timely options for making their collections accessible to patrons with print disabilities and will walk away with concrete steps and strategies that libraries can implement to ensure their ongoing accessibility.

8:30am - 10:00am
Ask the Experts: Discover key strategies for successful academic library fundraising Program Caesars Palace
Pompeian I
Description :

Funding models in higher education continue to shift and private and corporate gifts are more important than ever to academic libraries. Take the opportunity to ask a panel of experts that are well established in academic library and higher education fundraising about some of their more successful major gift asks and unique strategies they have employed in philanthropic endeavors.

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
Collaborate to Innovate @ Chicago Public Library: Engaging the Community to Design the Future Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N254
Description :

The Chicago Public Library (CPL) Innovation Lab uses design thinking to advance and accelerate the development of new programs and services for library users. This allows CPL to quickly adapt to our community's changing needs. As part of the Innovation Lab, CPL partners with community organizations and businesses to test new services, programs and products; to develop staff skills and competencies; and to expand community awareness and access to emerging technologies.

Interests :
8:30am - 10:00am
Data-Driven Decision-Making: LRRT Research Forum Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N235
Description :

Libraries collect data on usage of collections, services, and physical space. However, much of these data are not utilized to capacity. This session will feature three research papers, selected by a review committee, that demonstrate how to leverage user-centered data to develop services.

8:30am - 10:00am
Electronic Lab Notebooks: Managing Research from Data Collection to Publication Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N232
Description :

Electronic lab notebooks (ELN) are becoming an integral part of the data management services provided to researchers by academic libraries. These tools allow researchers to keep track of their lab’s products throughout the research data life cycle. You will see how Yale and Cornell chose and implemented the LabArchives cloud-based electronic lab notebook, including a demonstration of the software, and how the ELN fit into their broader data management support programs.

Interests :
8:30am - 10:00am
Every Child Ready to Read 2 - Does it Really Work? Evaluating the Program Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S228
Description :

What research and evaluation has been done to determine whether ECRR2 is really supporting our children? What are the research results? How can you use their results to support your work? Two IMLS research grants will be discussed: Project VIEWS and Bringing Home Literacy: determining the impact of library programming on parent behavior. Research results will be shared and discussed. Other research on using ECRR2 with in home child cares will be shared.

8:30am - 10:00am
Experimenting with Animation: Lehman College’s Animated Information Literacy Advocate Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

This presentation will report the outcome of a $25,000 IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant awarded to the Library and Art Department at Lehman College, City University of New York. Through the grant, we are testing whether an animated character, rendered and controlled using an innovative, live-animation software package, can provide effective information literacy learning opportunities for college-age students. Both the animated character and pre-/post-testing results from student focus groups will be featured during the presentation.

Interests :
8:30am - 10:00am
Get HIP: Highly Interactive Programs for Multicultural Communities Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

Learn how to embrace the diversity of your community through HIP multicultural programs. Presenters will share programming tops and techniques such as fingerplays, action rhymes, current books, music and more designed to get all participants excited about fresh programming.

8:30am - 10:00am
How to Convince Management to Approve Your New ILS by Stephen Abram Exhibitor session, Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N243
Description :

Needing a new ILS and getting management approval are two different things. Do you want to be more persuasive with management? Are you looking for more resources, a bigger budget?

Join Stephen Abram, of StephensLighthouse.com, for an educational luncheon focusing on the what it takes to be persuasive with management and IT. Learn critical influencing skills that will help you succeed in making a difference in your organization by speaking their language. Stephen will share many tips and tricks he learned both as an advisor and a manager of libraries.

The impact of the following will be considered:
• How to influence management
• How to speak management’s language
• Tying your purchase to strategies and organizational success

Whether you're considering an ILS upgrade or replacement, justifying these projects in the minds of leaders and colleagues is crucial. Join us for an info-packed hour and lunch that will leave with management wrapped around your finger.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
International Developments in Library Linked Data: Think Globally, Act Globally Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N264
Description :

Libraries have the potential to make major contributions to the Semantic Web, but are still emerging as global participants. RDA implementation and the BibFrame initiative have drawn fresh attention to the promise and potential of linked data. What are the international developments in linked data, emerging from libraries and other memory institutions? Come hear our speakers address current projects, opportunities and challenges.

NOTE: The program will continue with Part Two from 10:30 -11:30 a.m.; it is not necessary to attend both.

Speakers Include: Richard Wallis, Neil Wilson, and Jodi Schneider

Sponsors :
8:30am - 10:00am
Is That a Penguin on Your Desktop? Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S231
Description :

Linux is so hard. Wait! No, it's not: ask anyone with an Android phone. With the sun having set on Windows XP and the fleet of older computers that most libraries have in abundance, it's time to rethink the advantages and disadvantages of having Linux-based public facing PCs. Join us for a panel discussion with vendors and librarians who have made the switch and consider your options for getting more value from your existing PC stock and Chromebooks, saying goodbye to expensive licenses and never again worrying about slow machines, viruses, trojan horses and other malware.

8:30am - 10:00am
Making a Mentorship Match: What Works, What Doesn't, and What Can ALA Offer? Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N252
Description :

New and emerging leaders within the profession share information about mentorship programs across ALA and lead a discussion on best practices. Join in to hear about what mentorship offerings are available across ALA, discuss how to find the best fit for a mentor or mentee, and share what works and what doesn't when it comes to starting a mentoring relationship.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Sci Fi for Librarians Who Don't Like Sci Fi Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S221
Description :

When you hear Sci Fi do you automatically think of Klingons, light sabers, and robots? Does sitting down for an all-day Star Trek marathon make you cringe? Well, never fear – just because you don’t like Science Fiction doesn’t mean you can’t recommend Science Fiction. This presentation will provide middle school, junior high, and high school librarians assistance with readers’ advisory and collection development in the area of Science Fiction literature.
Learning Outcomes:
• List several popular YA Science Fiction titles and authors.
• Locate blogs and websites to assist with book selection.
• Recommend Science Fiction books to tweens and teens who don’t like Sci Fi.

8:30am - 10:00am
The Apps are All Right! Exploring the Role of Apps in Children's and Teen Services Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S230
Description :

Designed as a primer for children’s and teen librarians, this session offers a dynamic overview of the place of the app as a new format within our profession. Four panelists will provide relevant research and examples from practice with diverse populations of children and teens. Participants will also be invited to explore the continuously evolving rationale for strengthening the role of the children’s and teen librarian in app recommendation for the communities we serve.

8:30am - 10:00am
The New Library Imprint: Libraries and Self-Publishing Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S227
Description :

Public libraries have long made published works available. Now your community is creating content and self-publishing online and in print. How are libraries transforming their communities with self-publishing? Libraries are encouraging content creation rather than simple consumption, recording the community's stories, and helping local authors. Learn how three libraries are bringing self-published works to life with new programming opportunities and community collaborations. Provincetown (MA) Public Library, State University of New York at Geneseo, and Sacramento (CA) Public Library discuss their successes, cautionary tales, and how they sustain their self-publishing programs.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Aspirations Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S223
Description :

All communities have challenges. Librarians are uniquely positioned to help conquer them — given the right tools. Through four hands-on sessions, Harwood Institute coaches will show you how to leverage your trusted position in the community you serve to engage people on issues that matter to them. Each stand-alone session focuses on a single tool; taken together, they become a powerful framework for engaging community and leading change. Session 1 will help librarians focus on community aspirations and identify next steps for change.

To access the tools that will be used in this session, please visit http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/libraries-transforming-communit....

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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