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Format: 10/17/2017 - 3pm
Format: 10/17/2017 - 3pm
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Saturday, January 31 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Partnering Strategically to Reach Beyond Library Walls Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183c
Description :

YOUmedia and Chicago Public Library Staff will host an interactive panel discussion highlighting their effective partnership strategies and partner projects. Attendees are encouraged to interact with the panel and explore new ideas together. Brought to you by YALSA and the the Future of Teens and Libraries task force: www.ala.org/yaforum

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 - 10:00am
WO Update Session - Whither Washington: The 2014 Election and What It Means for Libraries Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183a
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With critical library funding bills (like LSTA and E-rate) coming up for reauthorization in the near term, and major overhauls of key statutes regarding copyright and surveillance likely in the offing, the next Congress will be critical for libraries and public access to information. His schedule permitting, the session will be keynoted by Illinois’ own US Senator, Dick Durbin, the Senate Democratic Majority Whip second in the party’s leadership only to Leader Harry Reid. Join the Senator (invited), and a panel of media, academic and advocacy experts to find out what to expect from the brand new Congress.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Digital Inclusion Survey: Update Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183c
Description :

Find out about how the Digital Inclusion Survey identifies the impact of public access to computers, the Internet, and 5echnology services in your community.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
WO BO Session I - "All Eyes on IMLS: Funding Priorities and Reauthorization" Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

"LSTA - What the Law covers and how it works"

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
WO BO Session II - An Hour a Week: Library Advocacy is Easy!!! Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183b
Description :

In her very first column for American Libraries, President Courtney Young issued a challenge to all library professionals and everyone who loves libraries: “Advocate. Today.” Join “Advocacy Guru” Stephanie Vance, leaders of the ALA Offices Library Advocacy and Intellectual Freedom, and real-live librarians (who’ll share what has worked for them at the state, local and federal levels) for a spirited discussion of what you can do with your advocacy hour. We’ll take the mystery out of what advocacy, show how easy it is, and walk you through fabulous ALA online and other tools that will turn you into an “ALAdvocate” in no time!!! Co - Sponsored by Office of Government Relations, Office for Library Advocacy, and Office for Intellectual Freedom

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183b
Description :

In this session, acclaimed disability scholar Lennard J. Davis will tell the behind-the-scenes and on the ground story of an often forgotten or ignored civil rights fight while illustrating the successes and shortcomings of the ADA in areas ranging from employment, education, and transportation to shifting social attitudes. A Professor of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago and author of the forthcoming "Enabling Acts: How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave US's Largest Minority Its Rights," Davis promises to engage attendees in a discussion of disability rights in America as we approach the 25th anniversary of the ADA.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Digital Public Library of America: An Update Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183c
Description :

As the Digital Public Library of America approaches the second anniversary of its launch, DPLA's Assistant Director for Content, Amy Rudersdorf, will present highlights from DPLA’s first two years bringing together the country’s collections, and will also discuss some of the major initiatives the young organization is undertaking. She will also provide information about how libraries and librarians can become a part of the DPLA community and network.

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 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Career Development Workshop: Career Autobiography Other McCormick Place West
Placement Center
Description :

Whether you are building a resume, creating a workplace portfolio, preparing for a job interview, or making a career change, a career autobiography can capture information and provide a narrative flow. It also can reveal patterns about career choices and help remind you of forgotten skills and accomplishments, in both text and graphic formats.

Join us for a hands-on workshop on creating a document that can assist you on current and future job hunts and career decisions.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
OIF & FTRF Updates Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183b
Description :

Join the OIF staff and members of the Intellectual Freedom Committee for updates on current initiatives and hot topics in intellectual freedom. We’ll discuss 3-D printers and intellectual freedom, the joint OIF/Office for Diversity We Need Diverse Books / Black Words Matter initiative, e-books and privacy, FTRF's legal challenges to Arizona's unconstitutional bans of ethnic studies programs and publication of nude photos, changes to the forthcoming 9th Edition of the Intellectual Freedom manual, ALA strategic planning and information policy initiatives, and current censorship challenges in libraries and schools.

Sponsors :
ALA
FTRF.
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
ACRL/SPARC Forum Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Dialogue around Open Educational Resources (OER) has been on the rise over the last few years and increasingly so from within the academic library community. Academic libraries are a natural fit to be leading in this space on campus, and this forum will directly address ways in which you and your library can enhance and encourage the development and usage of OERs on your campus. This forum will aim to address many questions including the financial implications of and cost models for OER, how libraries can be the creators of OER and how OERs are being perceived by faculty and students.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
PARS Forum Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183c
Description :

Are you new to preservation related responsibilities and looking for some advice? Do you have a question about best practice and want to survey your colleagues? Do you have preservation knowledge and wisdom to share? Then come to the PARS Forum!

The PARS Forum will be an opportunity for folks to “ask the experts” on preservation-related topics. We welcome both newbies with questions as well as seasoned veterans to assist in this informal Q and A session.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Update on the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Academic Library Survey Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183b
Description :

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has integrated the Academic Libraries (AL) component, formerly known as the biennial Academic Libraries Survey (ALS), into its Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2014-15 collection. The ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board will highlight many of the important changes in to the data elements to be collected annually.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, February 1 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
275 Degrees of Innovation: Online High School Diplomas @ Your Library Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183b
Description :

Please join Cathy Crosthwaite (Sacramento Public Library, CA), Brian Cunningham (Los Angeles Public Library, CA) and Debra Dudek (Fountaindale Public Library, IL) as we discuss what Career Online High School is, how and why we implemented it, what we're learning, and what this might mean for your community. Moderated by Candice Mack (Los Angeles Public Library, CA.)

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Blood Donations: Facts, Fear and Discrimination Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183c
Description :

This session will discuss the FDA policy that prohibits gay and bisexual men from donating blood and potential changes to this policy. This will serve as an educational opportunity for ALA members who are hosting blood drives throughout the country at their various libraries to educate them on the FDA policy. We encourage attendees at the ALA Midwinter Meting to participate

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8:30am - 10:00am
The Blind Men, The Elephant, and the Publishing Industry Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use, Other McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Publishing used to be a linear industry—authors wrote, publishers published, libraries and retailers distributed. That was then…Today, driven by the digital transition, the industry is fractured. Higher education publishers have as much in common with software companies as they do with trade publishers; agents and retailers are publishing their own content; and publishers are selling to end users. What do we even mean by publishing? Where are the areas of commonality? In this fun and informational session, Len Vlahos, Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), will use BISG’s work to show how standards and data still unite the publishing ecosystem, and will discuss where the next systemic disruptions might occur.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, February 1 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Performance Outcome Measures for Public Libraries Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183b
Description :

Learn the latest about the outcomes measurement developments from PLA’s performance measurement task force. TF members will share early results and best practices from survey implementation tests. You’ll also find out about next steps and how your library can get involved.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Robots, superheroes and squirrel missions: Conquer the factors affecting reading ability in school-aged children. Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183c
Description :

It’s a simple goal—motivate more kids to read more. It’s not so easy to accomplish, but communities are coming together in ways that truly are putting the child at the heart of the solution.
Digital reading platforms that intrinsically motivate reading and logging behavior in children are showing profound results. From unlocking parts to build robots and superheroes to discovering their own keen interests with the help of curious squirrels, children are learning that tracking what they do can give them the power to discover more of what they love, and better communicate with the people who care for them.
See what can happen when a school library and its public counterpart share objectives and a single vision, shape a joint strategy, and leverage resources, data and the child’s own interests.
So, just how could these librarians leverage all of the data? Who in the community could be involved? What are the outcomes? What could be done differently in the future? Come and discover what practices can you take up right away to make a difference in your community.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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