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Thursday, June 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:00am
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Orientation Orientation Session Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

Orientation session for trustees and unit liaisons

Interests :
Sponsors :
FTRF.

Friday, June 27 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 2:30pm
ALA/Council Incoming Committee Chairs Strategic Leadership Meeting [Closed] Orientation Session Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom E
Description :

This is a meeting for the incoming ALA/Council Committee Chairs and the ALA President-elect

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

Friday, June 27 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Intellectual Freedom 101 Orientation Session Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 11
Description :

Intellectual Freedom is one of the most basic values of librarianship. ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom was established in 1965 to educate about, promote, and defend intellectual freedom for library users as enshrined in the Library Bill of Rights. ALA’s partner organization, the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), was established in 1969 as a resource to support intellectual freedom in the courts and beyond. At this fast-paced one-hour session, you will meet of ALA’s various intellectual freedom groups, get all the details on the IF programs planned for this conference and other upcoming events, and find out how you can get involved in the intellectual freedom workings of ALA and FTRF.

Co-sponsors:

Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT), Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE), Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund, Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC)

Interests :
Sponsors :
FTRF.
Merritt Fund
The Merrit Fund

Friday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Conference Orientation (NMRT) Orientation Session Caesars Palace
Florentine II-IV
Description :

New to the Annual Conference or ALA? Get a fun and informative introduction to the Annual Conference and Las Vegas. Learn how to navigate the exhibits and decipher the conference program, how to make ALA and NMRT work for you, and where to spend your free time in the city. NMRT provides tips from the pros and an orientation that will prepare you to take full advantage of the conference experience.

Friday, June 27 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
International Librarians Orientation Orientation Session Las Vegas Convention Center
S223
Description :

This is a “must-attend” session for first-time international attendees and other members from abroad. ALA members will provide an overview of ALA, the conference, exhibits and the city of Las Vegas, including recommended programs and social activities. This program provides an opportunity to meet other colleagues who will help international librarians get the most from their conference experience.

Saturday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:30am
ALA Council Orientation Session for New and Reelected Councilors Orientation Session Las Vegas Hotel
Paradise North
Description :

"How to" orientation for new and reelected councilors.

Sponsors :

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
ACRL 101 & Membership Meeting (ACRL) Orientation Session Bally’s
Silver Room
Description :

ACRL leaders will meet with the first-time attendees and explain how to get the most out of the ALA Annual Conference experience, as well as opportunities for engagement with ACRL. A membership meeting (30 minutes) will be followed by the orientation program.

8:30am - 10:00am
NMRT 101 Orientation Session Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom E
Description :

New Members Round Table leaders and experienced members welcome current and prospective NMRT members to the NMRT 101 session. Learn about what NMRT does, NMRT events happening at ALA Annual Conference, benefits of membership, and how to get more involved. This will be a great place to make connections and network with other new members and experienced leaders alike.

8:30am - 10:00am
YALSA 101 Orientation Session Caesars Palace
Florentine IV
Description :

Are you a member of the Young Adult Library Services Association who's familiar with the basic programs, services and opportunities that the organization has to offer? Are you interested in becoming more involved in the association or are you ready to step up to a leadership position? If so, this event is designed for you! Come learn how to be more involved!

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
ASCLA 101 Orientation Session Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom E
Description :

If you’re an ASCLA newbie or are a longtime member looking for opportunities to connect with members and ways to get involved, make sure to add ASCLA 101 to your conference schedule! Learn, network and engage with this small, but mighty division!

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Board Orientation (ALSC) Orientation Session Las Vegas Convention Center
N202
Description :

Orientation for newly elected board members, along with current board members.

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
AASL 101 (AASL) Orientation Session Las Vegas Convention Center
N110
Description :

Experienced members of American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will show you how to navigate Annual Conference and fill you in on other ALA/AASL events. Don't miss this opportunity to learn the AASL ropes regarding everything from the features and benefits of your membership to practical tips and ideas that can help you in your career as a school library professional. First time attendees and prospective members are invited, and long-time members are welcome, to attend this great networking opportunity.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
An Hour of Power: United for Libraries Leaders Orientation Orientation Session Las Vegas Convention Center
N263C
Description :

Both longtime and new United for Libraries committee members and officers are welcome to join this program to find out everything you need to know to be effective in your volunteer leadership for United for Libraries.

Saturday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:00pm
ALSC 101 Orientation Session Flamingo
Laughlin II
Description :

If you're new to ALSC or if this is your first Annual Conference as a children's librarian, then this program is for you! We'll provide you with information about the perks of ALSC membership, tips on how to get involved, and tricks of the trade for navigating Annual Conference.

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Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Leadership Orientation (RUSA STARS) Orientation Session Caesars Palace
Capri
Description :

Orientation for incoming STARS committee chairs, officers, etc.