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Format: 06/24/2017 - 5pm
Format: 06/24/2017 - 5pm
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Saturday, January 31 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Saturday Ignite Session: 20 Kids/Teens Titles To Diversify Your Collection Today Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

We all know we owe it our our patrons to have collections that more accurately reflect the diversity of their lives. So, let's cut right to the chase with 20 flash booktalks for amazing titles for children and teens to diversify your library's shelves right this second.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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What happens when a patron types in a web address from a flyer/magnet from the old website, or a like on a outdated site?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)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Saturday Ignite Session: Effective Web Writing For the Win Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

One of the simplest ways to improve the usability of your library’s website is through effective web writing. To provide a foundation, this Ignite session will (very) quickly discuss the importance of understanding your audience and simple ways to learn more about your patrons through data and evidence you already collect. After a reality check of how people read on the web, we will zoom through essential tips for high impact web writing including tone and voice, structure, good use of links and avoiding jargon. Attendees will walk away amped to rewrite their web content for maximum impact.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Saturday Ignite Session: Graceland Cemetery Chicago: Architecture Meets History Meets Local Resource Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Graceland Cemetery in Chicago is one of the oldest and most historic spots in the city. Unsatisfied with the meager map/resource I was given when I first explored it, I decided--as a reference librarian and local history enthusiast--to create my own.

Partnering with a friend and cartographer, we researched, designed and printed our own map of Graceland as an example of what a little enthusiasm and a set of kickass library DIY skills can produce.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Saturday Ignite Session: The Kids Are Not All White Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Some 43% of Millennial adults are non-white and the U.S. Census Bureau projects that the full U.S. population will be majority non-white around 2043. Kidlit publishers do not reflect these population dynamics. Do library shelves and programs? All young readers need mirrors and windows that both reflect and open to the world around them. Library materials and programs are important in helping children make cross-cultural connections and developing skills necessary to function in a pluralistic society. Resources are readily available for librarians to meet these needs.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, February 1 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Sunday Ignite Session: Crossover readers' advisory Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Teens enjoy reading adult published books just as much as adults enjoy reading teen stories. Yet few librarians know the best ways to reach these crossover audiences. A rapid overview of best practices and recommended titles for both age groups

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Sunday Ignite Session: Evidence-Based Librarianship: Librarians for Libraries Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Ever think of getting published or presenting but haven't yet? You aren't alone. Many librarians never share what's going on at their institution because they feel that they do not have anything "special" to share. The presenter is an advocate for evidence-based librarianship because librarians work so hard at cultivating resources for other professionals, there should be more evidence for our use in making decisions within our own profession. Ultimately, libraries benefit greatly from increased scholarly output because, with better evidence, we can make better decisions.The presentation will give you tips on how break into publishing and presenting!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Sunday Ignite Session: Kitchen Creations Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

My renovated YS dept has a kitchen, tv monitors, and computers. With the use of videos and the kitchen, I aim to show kids and teens how to make healthier options for after school snacks, meals. The kitchen is another way to bring families together. With our busy world, we forget to take time with family. Food is a great way to bring people together. Images of events will demonstrate how families come together. Kids, teens, and parents work together to make mealtime fun again!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Sunday Ignite Session: Pizza and Positivity: Engaging initiatives to connect alumni to the library Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

What can re-engage alumni with the library while fostering a connection with current students? Pizza and positivity! University of Dayton’s alumni-funded pizza party is made possible by alumni donations of $15 per pie for finals week. “Finals Friends” is a note-writing drive for alumni to send well wishes to current students. In partnership with the alumni association and alumni magazine, notes are delivered at random to students studying in the library during finals week. Both programs provide tangible results that give positive vibes for all involved. Learn about the process of setting up these fundraising and “friendraising” opportunities.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Sunday Ignite Session: Using Gamer Theory in Making Digital Learning Objects Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Instead of creating a screen capture or PowerPoint-based video, this presentation will introduce a librarian's experience in making a digital learning object (i.e., an online instructional resource by using gamer theory. The DLO created is an APA tutorial created in partnership between librarians and game developers.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, February 2 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
CANCELLED: Monday Ignite Session: Creating Fun Viral Content with Ease Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

It's easy to go viral on social media with stuff you are already doing. Not everything has to promote a specific event - just put your library out there and show yourself off as awesome and relevant (cause you are). Plug in your scanner, and have fun!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Monday Ignite Session: Creative Commons Crash Course Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Are you wondering what "Creative Commons" means? Are you having a hard time understanding the differences between the types of licenses? Would you like to help your patrons and colleagues find content that is freely available for reuse without copyright concerns? Would you like to learn how to license your own materials under these terms? This talk will give you a crash course on Creative Commons terminology and will provide you with resources for incorporating these topics and materials into your work at any type of library.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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 - 12:30pm
Monday Ignite Session: Every Person Is A Book, Every Life Is A Story Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Some of the most fascinating "books" you'll ever "read" are those told by your friends and neighbors. Find out how to plan and host a living book event, and connect your patrons with the wonderful and compelling stories that walk through your doors every day.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Monday Ignite Session: Marketing On-the-Cheap for Small Libraries Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Speedy session on marketing, branding, and basic graphic design for small public libraries.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Monday Ignite Session: Speak My Language: Teaching Information Literacy to Millenials Other McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

As teaching librarians, it is clear that the students or patrons that we teach are experiencing a world of information very different than that of 10 or 15 years ago. The way that Millennials interact with information, each other, and the library can have a significant impact on their ability to learn valuable information literacy skills. As teaching librarians, it is up to us to begin to understand where these patrons are coming from and address the unique needs of Millennials in our instruction.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Monday Ignite Session: Sunday's Aren't For Reading Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

I run a fantasy football league for our patrons.

I'll explain why, how, and pass along some tips for librarians who want to kick off a league at their own library.

Get it. Kick off.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)