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Format: 09/19/2017 - 6pm
Format: 09/19/2017 - 6pm
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Friday, January 30 - 8:00am

8:00am - 4:00pm
Training for Smart investing @your library grantees [Closed] Other Hilton Chicago
Lake Erie
Description :

Training for Smart investing @your library grantees

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, January 30 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 4:00pm
ASCLA Institute: Using Comics to Promote Literacy at All Levels [$] Preconference/Institute Hilton Chicago
Salon A
Description :

As many librarians, teachers, and parents will attest, kids LOVE comics. But in this era of high-stakes testing, comics aren't just a refreshing change of pace for students. Increasingly comics are taking on deep subjects and being used to teach the CCSS with an emphasis on both verbal and visual literacy. Making sense out of reading with the aid of visuals may be the best way to become a lifelong reader, one who knows how to read for pleasure and for information—a reader who loves to read. Join Françoise Mouly, art editor at The New Yorker (where she has been responsible for more than 1,000 covers) and editorial director of TOON Books, as she gathers famed cartoonists, including Gene Luen Yang, Ivan Brunetti and Lilli Carré to discuss the importance of visual literacy in our increasingly visual culture .

Two free TOON Books (with accompanying lesson plan/activity sheet) to every attendee!

Cost :
Division members: $169.00, ALA Members $235.00, Non ALA Members $255.00, Students $99.00

Saturday, January 31 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Advisory Committee (OLOS) Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W186c
Description :

The OLOS Advisory committee will meet.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Aspirations Other McCormick Place West
W178
Description :

All communities have challenges. Librarians are uniquely positioned to help conquer them — given the right tools. Through four hands-on sessions, Harwood Institute coaches will show you how to leverage your trusted position in the community you serve to engage people on issues that matter to them. Each stand-alone session focuses on a single tool; taken together, they become a powerful framework for engaging community and leading change. Session 1 will help librarians focus on community aspirations and identify next steps for change.

To access the tools that will be used in this session, please visit http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/resources-2015-ala-midwinter-me....

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
All Committees Meeting (REFORMA) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbus EF
Description :

All of REFORMA's committees meet at this time. These include: Children's & Young Adult Services Committee (CAYASC), Education Committee, Finance Committee, Fundraising Committee, Information Technology Committee, Legislative Committee, Librarian of the Year Award Committee, Membership Committee, Nominations Committee, Organizational Development and New Chapters Committee, Program Committee, Public Relations Committee, Pura Belpré Award Committee, Recruitment and Mentoring Committee, Scholarship Committee, REFORMA National Conferences Coordinating Committee, & Translations Committee. See http://reforma.org/content.asp?pl=2&sl=24&contentid=24 for more info on REFORMA Committees.

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Saturday, January 31 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Academic Outreach Committee (ACRL ULS) Committee meeting Sheraton Chicago
Ontario Room
Description :

Meeting of the Academic Outreach Committee charged to develop and maintain a community of practice to share information and foster best practiaces in campus outreach for academic libraries.

10:30am - 11:30am
Membership Committee (ACRL ULS) Committee meeting Sheraton Chicago
Ontario Room
Description :

Meeting of the Membership Committee charged to serve as a resource for all issues related to ULS members, recruit new members, promote involvement in ULS, maintain an up-to-date roster for all section committees and develop liaison relationships with the ULS Communications Committee and the ACRL Membership Committee.

10:30am - 11:30am
Services to Jobseekers at Queens Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbus CD
Description :

RSS Job and Career Committee presents a discussion on how Queens Library in NY serves job seekers at all levels. Session Speaker will be Lauren Comito.

Lauren Comito is a job search helping, activist librarian in NYC and the Job and Business Academy Librarian for Queens Library’s Central location, as well as a Councilor at Large for the American Library Association, and the President Elect of the Leadership and Management section of the New York Library Association. As the Director of Operations of Urban Librarians Unite, she is a key figure in modern urban library activism.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Turn Quiz Other McCormick Place West
W178
Description :

All communities have challenges. Librarians are uniquely positioned to help conquer them — given the right tools. Through four hands-on sessions, Harwood Institute coaches will show you how to leverage your trusted position in the community you serve to engage people on issues that matter to them. Each stand-alone session focuses on a single tool; taken together, they become a powerful framework for engaging community and leading change. Session 2 will introduce librarians to the “Turn Quiz” tool, enabling them to assess the focus of their efforts in the community as they shift their orientation from internal to external.

To access the tools that will be used in this session, please visit http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/resources-2015-ala-midwinter-me....

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Saturday Ignite Session: Avoid Dead Ends on your Web Presence for Happier Patrons Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

What happens when a patron types in a web address from a flyer/magnet from the old website, or a like on a outdated site? Will they find what they are looking for or get 404 error. In 5 minutes you’ll be ignited with examples of how different organizations help their customers fix problems that would traditionally result in a dead end, and unhappy patrons. You will offer simple fixes to create a digital change management plan , and information to take these ideas back for implementation at your library to improve service, and patron satisfaction.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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
Just Ask Committee Meeting (RUSA) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick
Huron
Description :

Meeting to discuss marketing plans for the Ask campaign of RUSA

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Intentionality Other McCormick Place West
W178
Description :

All communities have challenges. Librarians are uniquely positioned to help conquer them — given the right tools. Through four hands-on sessions, Harwood Institute coaches will show you how to leverage your trusted position in the community you serve to engage people on issues that matter to them. Each stand-alone session focuses on a single tool; taken together, they become a powerful framework for engaging community and leading change. Session 3 will enable participants to test the external orientation and mindfulness of their community engagement choices and decisions.

To access the tools that will be used in this session, please visit http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/resources-2015-ala-midwinter-me....

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Women In Geekdom: How to Reach Out to the Nerds in Your Community Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

A stellar panel of women in geekdom will discuss their own areas of pop-nerd culture as well as ideas about how librarians can reach out to the geeks in their community through science, comics, STEM and technology, and pop culture and fandom. Libraries have long been a haven for people who consider themselves outsiders and “niche” interests can give librarians an avenue to reach out to those patrons and show them that there is a thriving community of people with similar interests in everything from superheroes to fan-fiction, from squishy circuits to cephalopods.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Board Meeting (REFORMA) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbus GH
Description :

REFORMA Board of Directors includes the Executive Committee, the Chairs of all Standing Committees, and all the Chapter Presidents. ALL MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS OF OUR WORK ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Saturday, January 31 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Sustaining Yourself Other McCormick Place West
W178
Description :

All communities have challenges. Librarians are uniquely positioned to help conquer them — given the right tools. Through four hands-on sessions, Harwood Institute coaches will show you how to leverage your trusted position in the community you serve to engage people on issues that matter to them. Each stand-alone session focuses on a single tool; taken together, they become a powerful framework for engaging community and leading change. Session 4 will help librarians personally map the components that feed their motivation and commitment for community work.

To access the tools that will be used in this session, please visit http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/resources-2015-ala-midwinter-me....

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Heads of Public Services Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Sheraton Chicago
Superior A & B
Description :

Discussion of public services topics of interest to participants. These will be identified in advance, via email to frequent attendees.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Reference Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W474a
Description :

This will be an opportunity to hear about issues of interest to practitioners on the front lines and in the trenches of Virtual Reference work. You will have an opportunity to share ideas and find out what other librarians tried, what's worked and what hasn't.

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