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Friday, January 30 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Committee on Diversity All Sub-Committee Business Meeting Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W187c
Description :

Meeting of the ALA Council Committee on Diversity and its subcommittees: Diversity Council, Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee, and the Spectrum Advisory Committee.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, January 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Knight News Library Challenge: Winners Announced Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W470a
Description :

For their latest Knight News Challenge, the Knight Foundation asked the big question:“How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?" This panel will be a discussion of transformational change in libraries and highlight the winners of the News Challenge.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, January 30 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:30pm
ANSS Social Social event Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Join ANSS in a time of networking and cheer. The Social will take place at Ming Hin Dim Sum (http://www.minghincuisine.com/ ), 2168 S. Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616. Pre-registration is not required, but please reach out to Wade Kotter (wkotter@weber.edu) if you'd like to travel over in a group. Questions? Please contact Wade.

Friday, January 30 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 9:00pm
All Task Force Meeting Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Boulevard A
Description :

Business Meeting

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Feminist Task Force Meeting I (SRRT) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Boulevard A
Description :

Business Meeting

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Hunger, Homelessness and Poverty Task Force Meeting (SRRT) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Boulevard A
Description :

Business Meeting

7:30pm - 9:00pm
International Responsibilities Task Force Meeting (SRRT) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Boulevard A
Description :

Business Meeting

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Task Force Meeting (SRRT) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Boulevard A
Description :

Business Meeting

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Rainbow Project Book List Committee Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Boulevard A
Description :

Business Meeting

Saturday, January 31 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Breakfast With Beanstack Hyatt Regency McCormick
Burnham/CC 23AB
Description :

Beanstack helps increase library card use and reach new cardholders while building early literacy. The service sends families children's book (and app) recommendations based on each child's interests. Recommended books are selected by your children's librarians and link directly to your collection. They also include learning guides created by librarians nationwide. The entire experience is optimized for mobile devices to reach more patrons at anytime.

Join us for a live demo and to learn more from our early partners, including Sacramento Public Library. Beanstack's creators include Google's former Head of K-12 Education and a Washington DC Teacher of the Year, who were previously featured on ABC's Shark Tank!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
The Social Justice Collaboratorium: Illuminating Pathways between Social Justice Issues and LIS Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183b
Description :

The ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellows have developed an online user-centered resource, The Social Justice Collaboratorium (SJC). In tandem with an ALISE poster, this session seizes the opportunity to gather practitioners and educators doing social justice (SJ) work within their institution/research. An SJC overview is followed by a conversation about how people approach social justice--and ways that institutions have either denied, co-opted or morphed initiatives— through discussing 1) What is Social Justice?, 2) What aspects of SJ are most needed in LIS?, 3) What are model programs or initiatives?, and 4) How does SJ move forward in LIS?

Sponsors :
ALA
Affiliate Organization
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 11:30am
Action Council I Meeting (SRRT) Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W195
Description :

Business Meeting

Saturday, January 31 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
General Membership Meeting Governance/Membership Meeting McCormick Place West
W176b
Description :

Current members or those interested in joining EMIERT are welcome to attend our membership meeting.

Saturday, January 31 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Saturday Ignite Session: Geek Culture & Diversity in Library Spaces Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

I will discuss ways in which librarians can use geeky interests like comics, movies, fanfiction, and more to engage patrons of all backgrounds and life experiences, who might otherwise feel marginalized or underrepresented in popular media.
This will include tips on purchasing graphic novels that feature characters of color, different gender identities, and varied backgrounds, comics that speak to LGBTQ issues, and ways to create programming around these materials that make your patrons feel that their library is a safe and welcoming space for geeks of all kinds.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sustainability Round Table Meeting Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 5C
Description :

The Sustainability Round Table will be holding an executive board meeting. All are welcome to attend.

Sponsors :
sustainrt

Saturday, January 31 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Diversity Research Grants Update Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183c
Description :

This session will feature updates on ALA Diversity Research Grant projects from 2013. The Achievement in Library Diversity Research honor will also be presented.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
CANCELLED Knight News Library Challenge: Winner Reception [Closed] Reception, Social event Hilton Chicago
Williford A
Description :

Reception following announcement.

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

Sunday, February 1 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
EMIERT Executive and All Committee Meeting [Closed] Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick
Hyde Park/CC 11B
Description :

EMIERT Executive and All Committee Meeting

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Sunday, February 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
A Conversation on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W375c/Skyline
Description :

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are vitally important in the way they relate to ALA, its members, and the future of the library profession. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with colleagues in a facilitated dialogue designed to elicit honest conversation on these issues that affect all of us. The forum, sponsored by the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, continues the Midwinter tradition of engaging attendees in important conversations for the profession.

Dr. Jorge Reina Schement, vice president for institutional diversity and inclusion at Rutgers University and former dean of the School of Communications & Information, and Nancy Kranich, lecturer and special projects librarian at Rutgers University and chair of the ALA Center for Civic Life, will facilitate the discussion.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, February 1 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Action Council II Meeting (SRRT) Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W186c
Description :

Business Meeting

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