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Format: 11/21/2017 - 5pm
Format: 11/21/2017 - 5pm
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Friday, January 30 - 7:30pm

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

Business Meeting

Saturday, January 31 - 8:00am

8:00am - 11:30am
Board of Directors Meeting I (ASCLA) Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W192a
Description :

Meeting of the ASCLA Board of Directors

Saturday, January 31 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Access to Information Committee Meeting (RUSA) Committee meeting Renaissance Blackstone
POTUS Boardroom
Description :

A committee to coordinate RUSA's efforts at promoting access to information in user and reference services.

Visitors are welcome.

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 - 11:30am
Executive Board Meeting (GLBTRT) Governance/Membership Meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick
Field/CC 20AB
Description :

Meeting of the officers of the Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Round Table

Saturday, January 31 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Alzheimer's & Related Dementias Interest Group Meeting (ASCLA IGARD) Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W192c
Description :

Open meeting for all IGARD members and anyone else interested in developing guidelines for library services to people diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
General Membership Meeting (ACRL AFAS) Committee meeting Sheraton Chicago
Erie Room
Description :

Open meeting for members of the ACRL African American Studies Section and those interested in our work.

Saturday, January 31 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 5:30pm
All Committee Meeting (ASCLA) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Buckingham Room
Description :

Meeting of all ASCLA committees.

Sunday, February 1 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Sunday Ignite Session: Equity and Inclusion in LIS through iDiversity Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

iDiversity, a student group at the University of Maryland’s iSchool, promotes awareness of diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility within the information professions. Through a brief tour of our events and projects, which foster dialog within LIS and provide students with hands-on experience, we will inspire you to take our passion for social justice home with you. Regardless of your institution type, we will provide you with resources so you can incorporate our mission and vision into your own institution, as well as plenty of ideas for inclusive programming.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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)

Monday, February 2 - 6:30am

6:30am - 7:30am
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration Author Event, Speaker Series McCormick Place West
W181
Description :

Internationally renowned intellectual Dr. Cornel West keynotes the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual, a professor, recipient of more than 20 honorary degrees, and author of many important books including Race Matters and Democracy Matters. He appears frequently on Real Time with Bill Maher, The Colbert Report, Democracy Now, CNN, C-SPAN, and other national and international media. Dr. West’s participation is sponsored by Beacon Press.

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration commemorates Dr. King's legacy and recognizes the connection between his life's work and the library world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, February 2 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Monday Ignite Session: Embedding Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Everything We Do Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Information professionals, especially librarians, find themselves in increasingly diverse workplaces, often without adequate preparation through formal schooling. iDiversity, the University of Maryland iSchool’s student group dedicated to diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility, hopes to change this by providing instructors the resources they need to embed diversity issues into every course they teach. We will show our website of talking points and suggested readings and demonstrate that iDiversity has created a rich and easy-to-use resource that can be utilized by anyone wishing to gain a deeper understanding of how social justice topics are relevant to the work they do every single day.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Board of Directors Meeting II (ASCLA) Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W195
Description :

Meeting of the ASCLA Board of Directors