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Format: 11/23/2017 - 11pm
Format: 11/23/2017 - 11pm
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Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Training, Orientation & Leadership Development Committee (TOLD) Committee meeting Las Vegas Hotel
Conference Room 01 & 02
Description :

Committee meeting for the ALA Training, Orientation & Leadership Development Committee (TOLD)

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 12:00pm
Creating a Collaborative Culture [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Convention Center
N256
Description :

Rewards or threats. Our brains look for them five times a second. That's the root of many difficult workplace situations. Come learn the transformative power of reframing failure, the true meaning of "yes and" and the kinds of listening that changes lives. In this session, we'll use applied improvisation to go from passive-aggressive to assertive, from blame to "I'm game." Instead of hearing, "It's not my job!", you'll start hearing, "How do we do it?"

Cost :
Early Bird: ALA Member($215), Division Member($165), Retired Member($165), Student Member($165), Non-Member($265). Advance and Onsite: ALA Member($225), Division Member($175), Retired Member($175), Student Member($175), Non-Member($275)
8:30am - 12:00pm
Stepping Into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Convention Center
N254
Description :

As Director positions open up, is the next generation of leaders ready to assume those positions and transform the libraries in their community? What new skills are needed to drive libraries forward? If you’re interested in administration, this session will provide you with an introduction to what the job entails and introduce you to the skills you’ll need to prepare yourself. Hear from four new public library Directors about the basics, the challenges and the unexpected in their first few years on the job. Learn how they used career opportunities, ALA experience, and other guideposts to enter administration successfully.

Cost :
Early Bird: ALA Member($215), Division Member($165), Retired Member($165), Student Member($165), Non-Member($265). Advance and On-site: ALA Member ($225); Division Member ($175); Retired Member ($175); Student Member ($175); Non-Member ($275)
8:30am - 3:00pm
Emerging Leaders Workshop [Closed] Other Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 01
Description :

This is a leadership development session for the 2014 Emerging Leader participants.

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

Friday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 3:30pm
Chapter Leaders Forum [$] Affiliate Event, Ticketed event Las Vegas Hotel
Conference Room 08
Description :

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Membership Development and Retention, New Revenue Ideas, Social Media, and Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
$75

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 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Emerging Leaders Poster Session and Reception Poster session Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 01
Description :

The ALA 2014 class of Emerging Leaders will showcase their final projects at this poster session. It will be the culminating event for this class of Emerging Leaders. Since the Midwinter Meeting teams have been working virtually on projects related either to ALA units or other professional concerns. This poster session will allow each team to highlight its creative and innovative solutions for their project assignments. Emerging Leader sponsors, member guides, and all conference attendees are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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).

8:30am - 10:00am
Executive Board Committee Meeting (ACRL AFAS) [Closed] Committee meeting Paris
Loire
Description :

The meeting of the ACRL AFAS Executive Board. All elected officers and Committee Chairs will be in attendance.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 10:00am
Public Library Trustee Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 04
Description :

Are you a library trustee? If so, join this informal discussion group and bring your best practices to share and questions to ask of fellow trustees from across the country.

Interests :

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.

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
3D Printers and Library Policies Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N237
Description :

Many public and academic libraries are making 3D printers available for patron use. A panel of speakers will talk about this new trend, including concerns and issues to address when creating library policies related to patron access to and use of 3D printers.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
General Membership Meeting (ACRL AFAS) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N102
Description :

n/a

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
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.

10:30am - 11:30am
LLAMA/NMRT discussion group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N219
Description :

"Letters to a New Leader: Advice for Those Seeking to Transition into Leadership Roles"
Are you a newer professional hoping to step into your first leadership position? Are you a manager, coordinator, or leader at your institution with experience you can share? Whether you are in academic, public, school, government or special libraries or in a non-traditional job, please join us for a round-table discussion on making that first step towards a managerial position. New leaders from different types of libraries will facilitate the discussion and help you grow your network. Join us at the LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group for an opportunity to share your experience, hear from others about how to move to that next step in your career, and grow your personal network.

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Emerging Leaders Interest Group Steering Committee Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N216
Description :

Meeting of the Steering Committee for the Emerging Leaders Interest Group (alumni of the program).

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Universal Accessibility Interest Group Meeting Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

The Universal Accessibility Interest Group is intended as a resource and discussion forum for academic library disability service issues such as web accessibility, assistive technology, reference and instruction for users with disabilities, captioning processes, and any other accessibility issues of interest to participants.

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Emerging Leaders Interest Group World Cafe Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Mtg Rm B
Description :

This session provides an opportunity for all cohorts of Emerging Leaders to connect and discuss issues of interest to the group and the profession in general.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Leaning Your Library's Materials Handling Workflows Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

Applying Lean concepts and tools to library materials handling workflows is a low cost, highly collaborative, and staff-empowering approach to improving how we get items from our shelves, from another library, or from our book jobbers and into the hands of our patrons as quickly and efficiently as possible. Lean involves training every person in the workflow to take responsibility for continuously improving and optimizing their environment. Lean tools can be utilized to make one time changes, but are most effective when the principles are adopted by the organization and incorporated into the culture. This program will provide an introduction to Lean principles and explain how these principles apply to library materials handling. The presenter will provide tools that will be put to immediate use through group projects. Plus, participants will leave with plenty of resources for transitioning their circulation and materials handling staff into a Lean team.

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