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Format: 06/20/2018 - 10pm
Format: 06/20/2018 - 10pm
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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 - 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 - 8:30am

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

Friday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Coming out of the Shell: Becoming a Powerful Public Speaker (NMRT) [$] Preconference/Institute Caesars Palace
Anzio
Description :

Anyone, even the shyest among us, can give a presentation that everyone will listen to.. it just takes learning savvy presentation and public speaking skills. Three experienced librarians with years of instruction and public speaking experience will impart their wisdom at this pre-conference session, sharing their favorite tools, tricks, and tips. Attendees will learn how to put together an engaging, informative, and appropriate presentation that will command attention, how to overcome nervousness and stage fright. Join us on June 27th to gain new insight into coming out
of your shell and becoming a powerful public speaker.

Cost :
$55-$105

Friday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Advocating Smarter: Powerful Persuasion Techniques for the Influential Professional [Closed] Preconference/Institute Bally’s
Bronze 3
Description :

The key to being an influential person is the ability to persuade stakeholders to believe in your ideas. Therefore it is important to understand the psychological principles behind the influence process. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to principles of influence developed by world renowned social-psychologist Robert Cialdini. We will demonstrate how to apply these techniques using real life examples and immerse participants in learning with an engaging and interactive game. 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 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectrum Institute Lunch [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 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Branching Out: Adventures in Non-Traditional Libraries and New Emerging Roles [Closed] Preconference/Institute Bally’s
Bronze 3
Description :

This presentation will explore diversity, not only in the representation of ethnic, gender and socio-cultural differences in the workplace, but also in the form of information professionals working within a diverse range of libraries and new emerging roles. A cooking school librarian, an art school librarian, a state prison librarian and an interactive user experience designer will discuss why they chose to embrace an expanded definition of librarianship. Discover your own meaningful approach to this dynamic profession .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 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101: Network, Get Oriented, Get Involved Social event Las Vegas Convention Center
S222
Description :

If you’re new to RUSA or are a longtime member looking for opportunities to connect with members and ways to get involved, make sure to put RUSA 101 on your calendar! Spend an hour with us on Friday from 3-4p.m. before heading off to the opening of the exhibit floor.

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
All Committee Meeting and Open House (RUSA HS) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Mtg Rm C
Description :

Do you help patrons work on their genealogy, discover the history of their house, or find primary sources for their research papers? If so, come network with your fellow history librarians at the History Section’s Open House. During the first half-hour, we'll provide an update of the section’s activities. From 9:00 to 10:00, our committees will meet. If you are interested in joining our section, feel free to join a committee meeting to learn about their current activities.

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)

Saturday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
BCALA Professional Development and Recruitment Committee Affiliate Event Paris
Burgundy
Description :

BCALA Professional Development and Recruitment Committee

Sponsors :
AFL
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)

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
Intellectual Freedom Committee IV Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N117
Description :

Third business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
New Members Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Bally’s
Palace 3
Description :

The ACRL New Members Discussion group is for new (and aspiring) academic librarians. We meet twice a year–at both ALA conferences–to chat about whatever is on our minds. It’s an opportunity for networking and a friendly place to ask any questions you have about succeeding in ACRL.

10:30am - 11:30am
Retired Members Round Table Meeting (RMRT) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N211
Description :

Meeting of Board, Committees, Members, and potential members - you don't have to be retired.

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Embedding Librarians in Virtual Communities Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

Librarians are increasingly supporting information literacy needs in online virtual communities. This program will share examples of embedding librarianship through MOOCs, wikis, mobile devices, and virtual worlds on an international scale. New tools for the role of the 21st century librarian will be featured as we seek best practices for serving the needs of users in physical, virtual, and augmented spaces.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mentorship Program Forum: Library Research Round Table Initiative Forum/Update/Assembly Caesars Palace
Pompeian IV
Description :

The 2014 LRRT Mentorship Program Forum will give 2013 Forum mentors and protégés an opportunity to reconnect with their fellow participants, and to discuss how their research projects have progressed over the past year. This 2014 Forum will build upon past work by facilitating further development of in-process research projects, by encouraging and facilitating peer-to-peer connections among protégés, and by soliciting feedback on program improvements that can better support both mentors and protégés.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - Intellectual Freedom and the Defense of Graphic Novels and Comic Books Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization that protects the freedom to read comics. At this presentation, learn how they have been a leader in opposing censorship for nearly 30 years by performing legal aid, education, and advocacy activities in the service of the community that reads, creates, and circulates comics. CBLDF's Executive Director Charles Brownstein tells the organization's story, introducing you to the readers, retailers and artists that the organization has stood up for in court. He'll also profile their extensive education activities that range from sharing the history of comics censorship to providing letters and resources that help keep books on shelves.
In the past year, CBLDF has helped protect dozens of books, from Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis to Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl. CBLDF's publications Raising A Reader and Using Graphic Novels in Education are vital tools in helping the next generation of teachers, librarians, and parents use comics to promote literacy. CBLDF Presents Manga and CBLDF's daily news blog are just two of the numerous resources the CBLDF offers in the spirit of preventing censorship by expanding education and understanding about comics. The Fund's efforts to fight censorship in courtrooms and classrooms are essential to protecting the future of comics. Learn what this small, but vital organization does, and how you can be a part of their ongoing mission!

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Continuing Education/Professional Development Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N201
Description :

Discussion of Hot Topics in Professional Development, including MOOCs, Social Media, Training Plans, etc.

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