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Format: 07/24/2017 - 1pm
Format: 07/24/2017 - 1pm
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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).

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
EMIERT Membership Meeting Committee meeting Caesars Palace
Octavius 12
Description :

Join us to hear about the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table.

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.

10:30am - 11:30am
EMIERT Executive and All Committee Meeting Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N238
Description :

Meeting of the officers of
EMIERT, the Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table

10:30am - 11:30am
Leveraging National Data to Advocate Locally Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

Recent Pew Research Center reports indicate that public libraries are an essential service, location, and resource in our communities. This program will present a research project investigating responses of public library directors and public library system directors to the findings of three reports, measuring the significance of the data in the library’s operations, relationships with stakeholders, and highlighting areas of expansion for useful public library research. In this interactive presentation you will explore ways national reports on public library services can serve as advocacy tools for your public library, including ways to support local data with national statistics.

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stepping Up: Providing Effective Library and Information Services, Program and Resources to Students With Disabilities Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

Research has demonstrated that school librarians often lack the skills and knowledge to effectively design, implement and evaluate services, resources and programs for students with a range of physical, neuro-developmental and/or learning disabilities in their schools. This session will be led by four distinguished university faculty with different perspectives and areas of expertise: disabilities law, leadership and advocacy, communication disorders, and motivation and instructional design. The presenters will use a variety of interactive knowledge-building exercises and participative activities (e.g., what it is like to have a learning disability, how to create an accessible library facility) that motivate and engage participants.