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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

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Sponsors :
FTRF.

Thursday, June 26 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

Business meeting of Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees - morning session

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Sponsors :
FTRF.

Thursday, June 26 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

Business meeting of Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees - afternoon session

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Sponsors :
FTRF.

Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Intellectual Freedom Committee I Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

First business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:30pm
Intellectual Freedom Committee II Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

Second business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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)

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Sponsors :
FTRF.
Merritt Fund
The Merrit Fund

Friday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Committee on Literacy and Literacy Assembly Meeting (ALA) Committee meeting Caesars Palace
Trevi
Description :

The ALA Committee on Literacy and the ALA Literacy Assembly will meet.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Committee on Professional Ethics I Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

First business meeting of the Committee on Professional Ethics

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Intellectual Freedom Round Table I Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N238
Description :

First business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table

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Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Intellectual Freedom Committee III Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N117
Description :

Third business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
RUSA Access to Information Committee Meeting Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N227
Description :

Committee meeting focusing on access issues and intellectual freedom. Non-members are welcome to attend.

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Committee on Literacy, All Subcommittee Planning Meeting (ALA) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N228
Description :

The Committee on Literacy All-Subcommittee Planning Meeting will discuss literacy initiatives and activities.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Managing Challenges, Maximizing Impact: Policies and Practices for Controversial Programming Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

From religion to health care to immigration — controversial subjects can pose a unique challenge for librarians. How can we offer high-quality programs on these important, but potentially polarizing, topics while maintaining an environment conducive to civil dialogue? In this session, intellectual freedom advocates and experienced programming librarians will discuss how to prepare for and host events that may attract controversy, but also can increase visibility and foster community engagement.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
WO BO Session I - INFORMATION MANIPULATION PART I: NET NEUTRALITY Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N259/261
Description :

How does the recent network neutrality court case impact the public's right to know? Is public access to the Internet being manipulated? Learn about how the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is addressing network neutrality issues and what ALA is doing to support an open Internet. Featuring Gigi Sohn, Special Counsel for External Affairs, Federal Communications Commission [invited]. Panel of respondents include Vivian R. Wynn, Chair of the ALA Committee on Legislation and President of Wynn Library Consulting, and Aaron Dobbs, former member of the OITP Advisory Committee, past chair of the ALA Web Advisory Committee and Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian, Shippensburg University and Emily Sheketoff, Director of the ALA Washington Office.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
ECRR 2.0: Using Apps and eBooks in Early Literacy Programs Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S230
Description :

Interactions between grownups and young children using technology can enhance the child’s learning experience, just as using printed storybooks can. This panel will discuss digital technology for young children in the context of the ECRR Five Practices. Come join the discussion.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Promotion, Advocacy, and Creative Funding Ideas for Rural or Tribal Libraries Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N236
Description :

In this panel, Andrea Berstler will talk about how small and rural librarians can use data they receive as tools for advocacy and promotion. Tameca Beckett and Shannon Rosenbaum will present programming ideas for youth services in rural, tribal and small libraries, including STEM programming, stealth programming, and community conversation. Yunfei Du will discuss how rural libraries from UNT PEARL project reuse existing community outreach plans to secure additional funding. Robert Horton will introduce funding opportunities for rural and tribal libraries from federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
IFC/FTRF Issues Briefing Session Forum/Update/Assembly Las Vegas Convention Center
N109
Description :

Updates from the Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Freedom to Read Foundation

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
ALA FTRF
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time to Reskill: An Action Plan for Literacy Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N236
Description :

Results from the latest international study of adult skills, Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Survey of Adult Skills, show that the U.S. workforce trails many other developed nations in foundational literacy skills essential for both individuals and the nation as a whole to thrive. These skills include: (1) ability to read, (2) ability to understand numbers and do math, and (3) ability to solve problems using technology. In this session we will hear an overview of the survey results and a report on the new National Action Plan from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE). This plan outlines steps that we need to take as a nation to improve the skills of our adult population. We will discuss how this action plan affects libraries and how library staff can contribute to the solutions.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 5:30pm
ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair & Parade of Bookmobiles Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Special Events Area
Description :

The annual Diversity and Outreach Fair celebrates library services, programs and collections to underserved and under-represented communities. Visit with program leaders, learn details and strategies for success, and consider how they might be repeated in your library community. See and tour the latest bookmobiles in the “parade” of bookmobiles. Enjoy the festive atmosphere while networking and learning about these important programs! Sponsored by DEMCO, Inc.

Sponsors :
AFL
Affiliate Organization

Saturday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Diversity Success Stories Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

This session will feature a panel of librarians who will discuss diversity initiatives that have spurred organizational change in their respective libraries. Panelists: Rene Bue, Programming and Outreach Coordinator, Hedberg Public Library; Beatriz Guevara, Reference Librarian, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library; Charlene Maxey-Harris, Chair, Research and Instructional Services, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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