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Format: 06/25/2018 - 9pm
Format: 06/25/2018 - 9pm
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Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 12:00pm
Beyond Glitz and Glitter: Great Brands Start from Within [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Convention Center
N252
Description :

The draw of a sparkling new brand often starts with a glitzy new logo or fun new colors, but great brands start from within. Learn ways to tap into the DNA of your organization to develop a brand that reflects your library’s culture and community. Hear how three libraries – all in different phases of their brand’s lifecycle – moved beyond the glitz and glitter to create brands that resonate with staff and customers alike. Find examples for staff engagement and share your creative ideas about branding for the 21st century library in this workshop-style preconference.

Cost :
Early Bird: ALA Member($175), Division Member($125), Retired Member($125), Student Member($125), Non-Member($225). Advance and Onsite: ALA Member($185), Division Member($135), Retired Member($135), Student Member($135), Non-Member($235)

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.

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
All Committee Meeting (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

All Committees of the Emerging Technologies in Reference Section will meet together and then break out into individual committees to work on projects.

8:30am - 10:00am
Best Free Web Sites (RUSA-MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Best Free Web Sites Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Conference Program Planning Committee Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Conference Program Planning Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Local Systems and Services Committee (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Local Systems and Services Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

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
Outreach Committee (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Outreach Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Products and Services Committee (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Products and Services Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Professional Development Committee (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Professional Development Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
User Experience Design Committee (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the User Experience Design Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Libraries in the Course Management System: Best Practices and New Directions Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N263C
Description :

Course Management Systems (CMS), such as Blackboard, Sakai, Canvas Instructure, and Moodle are ubiquitous in the classroom environment. These systems are bridging the gap between traditional, hybrid, and fully online classes, as most academic institutions have adopted the use of a CMS across a wide spectrum: from serving to keep track of administrative processes, such as grading and attendance, to being the main tool for organizing and communicating course information for both faculty and students. Libraries have responded by implementing a variety of services in the CMS, including LibGuides, chat widgets, discovery search tools, and more. Three academic library panelists will highlight their experiences and efforts to integrate research services into the CMS. We will engage the audience in a group discussion of best practices, assessment, and project management tips for implementing a robust library presence in the CMS environment. The attendees will benefit from exploring the challenges and advantages of integrating library services into university-wide systems and platforms.

10:30am - 12:00pm
ACRL President's Program: Financial Literacy at Your Library Presidents program Las Vegas Convention Center
N255/257
Description :

The program will bring together leaders in financial advising and higher education to discuss ways in which college students especially can learn how to more effectively manage their finances. Featuring speakers Ferris State University President David Eisler and Washington Post columnist and financial educator Michelle Singletary, the program will highlight ways in which librarians and libraries can partner with others on and off campus to aid our students in these endeavors.

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Government Information for Children Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N216
Description :

Discussion of issues of importance to librarians working with children and government information

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nominating Committee (RUSA MARS) [Closed] Committee meeting Flamingo
Bryce Board Room
Description :

Committee will meet to discuss preparation of the slate for Spring 2015 elections.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Our Values, Ourselves: Examining Our Values and What Others Value About Us (RUSA President's Program) Presidents program Las Vegas Convention Center
N255/257
Description :

Are our own values and self-perceptions interfering with providing services that our patron communities both need and want? Are we on the right track or off the rails? Join us for a thoughtful debate, featuring a diverse group of speakers including Wayne Bivens-Tatum (librarian and author of the book Libraries and the Enlightenment as well as the weblog Academic Librarian), Wayne Wiegand (library historian, academic, and author of several books, including Main Street Public Library), Lisa Carlucci Thomas (librarian, consultant, and founder of Design Think Do), and Jeanne Goodrich (Executive Director of Las Vegas-Clark County Public Library District).

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Planning Committee (MARS) Committee meeting Las Vegas Hotel
Boardroom
Description :

The Planning Committee will be reviewing follow-up recommendations from the Section Review, updating the MARS Handbook, and reviewing projects for the year ahead.

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual Reference Discussion Group (RUSA MARS) Discussion/Interest group Paris
Chablis
Description :

For the past 4+ years, we have been working on a new online resource for ALA, which supports those implementing a new VR service for the first time as well as those who just want a refresher. We call it the Virtual Reference Companion and you can check it out at http://www.ala.org/rusa/vrc. The forum will be a discussion and interactive presentation of the online tutorial, as well as gaining feedback for how to make it better and more effective.

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hot Topics Discussion Group (RUSA MARS) Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Mtg Rm C
Description :

Members of the Emerging Technologies in Reference Section will meet to discuss hot topics relating to enhancing reference services.

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Publications Committee I (RUSA MARS) [Closed] Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N221
Description :

The Publications Committee will meet to interview volunteer candidates for Communications positions.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

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