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Format: 09/19/2017 - 6pm
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Friday, January 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Print Archive Network (PAN) Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W187a
Description :

The PAN meeting is an open forum for anyone with an interested in the future of Print Preservation. In particular we target best practices for shared print archiving programs. We provide a varied agenda with speakers who are working on shared print preservation.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 3:30pm
Chapter Leaders Forum [$] Forum/Update/Assembly Hyatt Regency Chicago
Buckingham
Description :

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Effective Membership Development and Retention, Generating New Revenue, Impactful Lobbying: Local, State and Federal, and Successful Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
$75

Friday, January 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
PLAmetrics User Group and Demonstration Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W182
Description :

Cancelled 12/8/14 - please consider attending Managing Data with PLAmetrics: http://alamw15.ala.org/node/26393
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm, McCormick Place West, W182

Friday, January 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
CANCELLED ARL Assessment Forum Forum/Update/Assembly Hyatt Regency McCormick
Grant Park/CC 12A
Description :

The Library Assessment Forum features the latest happenings in this area and brings people together in between the biennial “Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment.” The conference goal is to build and further a vibrant library assessment community by bringing together interested practitioners and researchers who have responsibility or interest in the broad field of library assessment. Our goal is to foster an energetic community that is deeply committed to improving our libraries and documenting our contributions to individual and institutional success. For more information, see: http://www.libraryassessment.org/.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
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 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 4:00pm
RMG's 25th Annual Presidents' Seminar Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W176c
Description :

RMG's 25th Annual Presidents' Seminar.
RMG’s Annual Presidents’ Seminars at ALA Midwinter Conferences invite global library industry executives to focus on initiatives and trends that impact libraries. Rob McGee develops the topics and themes, and leads these seminars. The seminar is open to all – librarians and vendors – to encourage dialogue on topical issues and concerns.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED ARL Survey Coordinators and SPEC Liaisons Meeting Forum/Update/Assembly Hyatt Regency McCormick
Grant Park/CC 12A
Description :

The ARL Survey Coordinators and SPEC Liaisons Meeting is a biannual event hosted by ARL at the ALA Annual Conference and ALA Midwinter Meeting. No registration is required. We look forward to meeting the ARL Statistics survey coordinators and SPEC liaisons at ALA in Chicago. Part of the meeting will focus on the findings from the special collections data and the work the committee is doing to develop a framework and associated data collection in relation to facilities.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

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
Description :

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
Education Assembly Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W175b
Description :

Meeting of the ALA Education Assembly

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Learn How to Get the Edge! Forum/Update/Assembly Hyatt Regency Chicago
Plaza B
Description :

Join us for the latest updates and news surrounding the Edge Initiative and hear firsthand from users how Edge has impacted thousands of public libraries in the US. Edge is a groundbreaking tool helping libraries create a path for the continuous growth, advocate for the resources they need and develop their public technology services.
The Edge Initiative was developed by a national coalition of leading library and local government organizations, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and led by the Urban Libraries Council.

Sponsors :
AFL-ULC
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)
10:30am - 11:30am
YALSA Trends Impacting YA Services: Designing the Library Of The Future For And With Teens: Librarians as the "Connector" in Connected Learning Forum/Update/Assembly Hyatt Regency McCormick
Hyde Park/CC 11AB
Description :

YALSA Trends Impacting YA Services: Designing the Library Of The Future For And With Teens: Librarians as the "Connector" in Connected Learning - Hosted by YALSA Past Presidents. Dr. Mega Subramaniam is an Assistant Professor at the College of Information Studies, and Associate Director of the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland. Her presentation explores the use of participatory design approaches to design space, programming and services for diverse youth to promote connected learning.

Saturday, January 31 - 11:30am

11:45am - 12:45pm
Best Fiction for Young Adults Teen Luncheon [Closed] Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W184d
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

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)

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