Ticketed Events

Midwinter 2015 Ticketed Events

To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial registration or add them later using the unique link in your email confirmation. If you don't have your registration confirmation handy, you can request a copy by emailing alaregistration@compusystems.com.

 

 


 

ACRL – Institute
Tackling Textbook Costs Through Open Educational Resources: A Primer
Thursday, January 29 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and Friday, January 30, 2015 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Code: ACR1

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Early Bird

Advance

Onsite

ALA Member

$225

$225

$225

Other Member

$95

$95

$95

Non-Member

$275

$275

$275

The skyrocketing cost of textbooks is a hot topic on campus, and academic libraries have a burgeoning opportunity to advance the solution through Open Educational Resources (OERs).  OERs include digital textbooks and other academic materials that carry an open license permitting their free use and repurposing by others. Join us for this action-packed primer on how libraries can leverage OER for textbook affordability-and beyond. Participants will learn from national experts, get inspired by successful projects, brainstorm with peers, and develop action plans. All levels of expereince welcome. Organized by SPARC in collaboration with the ARL/ACRL Institute for Scholarly Communication. 

If you are a member of ACRL use special code ACRL2015 to receive the price of $175.

 


 

ALA- Other
Chapter Leaders Forum
Friday, January 30, 2014, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Event Code: ALA1

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Early Bird

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ALA Member

$75

$75

Other Member

$75

$75

Non-Member

$75

$75

The Chapter Leaders Forum presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders such as yourself), to meet together and discuss a full agend on topics to help prepare you to lead your association. Topics covered in the past have included Membership Development and Retention, New Revenue Ideas, Social Media, and Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.

ALA – Optional Event
The Networking Reception
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Event Code: ALA2

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Early Bird

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ALA Member

$50

$50

$50

Other Member

$50

$50

$50

Non-Member

$50

$50

$50

Join colleagues for an opportunity to engage in a social atmosphere that is sure to provide fun.  Enjoy wine, words and wisdom during the 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, Il. Don't miss the chance to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones at this networking fundraiser.  Proceeds from the event support the ALA Allied Professional Association's (ALA-APA) work in promoting "the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers" through research, advocacy and enabling the certification of individuals in specializations beyond the initial professional degree. Have fun while also supporting a worthy cause!

ALA- Optional Event
Think Fit
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Event Code: ALA3

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Early Bird

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Onsite

ALA Member

$15

$15

$20

Other Member

$15

$15

$20

Non-Member

$15

$15

$20

Back by popular demand, Think Fit 2015! After a thriving program in Las Vegas, attendees are back for more fitness oriented programs. The Midwinter Meeting Think Fit program will be held the morning of Saturday, January 31. Join us as we ramp up our energy for the day's session.

Zumba! - Join certified Zumba Instructors Megan and Suzy for 60 minutes of good, clean, sweaty fun! They will provide different levels of movement, providing an  accessible and challenging workout for any fitness level.

They take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. 

Instructors:
Megan Knee and Suzy Crawford

 *Tickets are non-refundable

 

ALA - Other

Fun with Dick and Jane (and RDA): Creating linked data for Jane Austen and Bladerunner
Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Code: ALA4
Ticket Prices
Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $269 $269
Other Member $149 $149
Non Member $309 $309

Join JSC members and friends to explore how RDA is designed to describe complex relationships between bibliographic resources. The film "Bladerunner," based on a story by Philip K. Dick, will be used to show how RDA linked data can be generated with an RDA editor (RIMMF) to illustrate a complex set of relationships between related resources. This will be followed by the major part of the workshop: the world's first Jane-a-thon, with live, hands-on, interactive participation in creating RDA linked data for the works of Jane Austen and related resources. Breakfast and lunch are included in registration fee, and you can find more information at http://www.rdatoolkit.org/jane-a-thon. After registering for the event, please complete our http://www.rdatoolkit.org/janeathon/participantinfo so that we can make your Jane-athon experience the best it can be.


 

ALCTS - Institute
Collection Development Strategies in an Evolving Marketplace 
Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Event Code: ALC1

Ticket Prices

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Early Bird

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Onsite

ALA Member

$269

$269

$269

Other Member

$99

$99

$99

Non-Member

$319

$319

$319

Through case studies and shared experience of librarians, publishers and vendors, we will explore strategies for selecting, acquiring and budgeting for new materials such as streaming media, unbundled content, and institutional open access models.  We will look at new business models for providing access to content such as demand-driven acquisition, short term loans, pay-per-view, and access tokens.  Presenters will address front line issues such as how to maximize resources to support user needs, how to manage the unknown elements of these new models, and how to market and build the library's profile.  We will also examine long term effects on our collections and how traditional collection development may be changing.  Attendees will come away from this program with a greater understanding of how to implement new content and acquisition programs in their own libraries.

If you are a member of ALCTS use special code ALCTS2015 to receive the price of $219.


 

ASCLA - Institute
Using Comics to Promote Literacy
Friday, January 30, 2015, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Code: ASC1

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Early Bird

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ALA Member

$235

$235

Other Member

$99

$99

Non-Member

$255

$255

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 Ivan Brunetti and Lilli Carré to discuss the importance of visual literacy in our increasingly visual culture.

If you are a member of ASCLA use special code ASCLA2015 to receive the price of $169.



HRDR - Optional Event
Professional Etiquette Luncheon
Sunday, February 1, 2015, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm 
Event Code: HRD1

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Early Bird

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ALA Member

$40

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Other Member

$40

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Non-Member

$40

$40

This interactive luncheon presentation provides an extensive tutorial on the dining etiquette skills needed when meeting potential clients, colleagues or employers in professional networking settings.  The full dining tutorial includes how to navigate table settings, properly hold silverware for each course, how to eat various foods, adn how to graciously toast your host.  A portion of the presentation also focuses on professional etiquette as it relates to dress, behavior and communication in the professional world.


 

LITA- Institute

Introduction to Practical Programming
Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
Event Code: LIT2

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ALA Member

$350

$350

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Other Member

$350

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Non-Member

$380

$380

$380

This workshop will introduce foundational programming skills using the Python programming language.  There will be three sections to this workshop: a brief historical review of computing and programming languages (with a focus on where Python fits in), hands on practice with installation and the basics of the language, followed by a review of information resources essential for computing education and reference.  This workshop will prepare participants to write their own programs, jump into programming education materials, and provide essential experience and background for the evaluation of computing reference materials and library program development.  Participants from all backgrounds with no programming experience are encouraged to attend.

If you are a member of LITA use special code LITA2015 to receive the price of $235.

LITA- Institute

From Lost to Found: How user Testing Can Improve the User Experience of Your Library Website
Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
Event Code: LIT3

Ticket Prices

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Early Bird

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ALA Member

$350

$350

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Other Member

$350

$350

$350

Non-Member

$380

$380

$380

When two user researchers from EBSCO set out to study the digital lives of college students, they had no idea the surprises in store for them.  The online behaviors of "digital natives" were fascinating: from students using Google to find their library's website, to what research terms and phrases students consider another language altogether: "library-ese."  Attendees of this workshop will learn how to conduct usability testing, and particpate in a live testing exercise via usertesting.com.  Participants will leave the session with the knowledge and confidence to conduct user testing that will yield actionable and meaningful insights about their audience.

If you are a member of LITA use special code LITA2015 to receive the price of $235.


LLAMA - Other

LLAMA Career Institute: Project Management for Librarians - Planning for Success
Friday, January 30, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Code: LAM1

Ticket Prices

Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $255 $255
Other Member $175 $175
Non Member $305 $305


Learn the fundamental skills and knowledge you need to organize, track, and complete successful projects in all types of libraries.  Using hands-on activities and an interactive approach, participants will use everyday scenarios to practice and apply key concepts in project management.  At the end of the institute, participants will be able to: -understand and manage the project lifecycle -indentify stakeholders -set objectives -define activities, schedule and costs -assemble and manage teams -monitor and report progress. Presenter: jennifer Sweeney, Ph.D., is a library management consultant as well as an adjunct faculty member in the College of Computing and Information Science at Drexel University. She has had leadership workshops and training sessions for librarians since 2006.

If you are a memeber of LLAMA use special code LLAMA2015 to receive the member price of $205.


 PLA – Institute

Who We Are, What We Do, Why It Matters: Our Distinctive Purpose                                         Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
Event Code: PLA1

Ticket Prices

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Early Bird

Advance

ALA Member

$275

$285

Other Member

$275

$285

Non-Member

$305

$315

Would you like to learn about a simple strategy that will make you, your library, and our profession indispensable for centuries to come? Join in an interactive day (includes lunch!) to learn how a growing number of libraries are repositioning themselves as a key component of the education enterprise, alongside schools, colleges, and universities.  Implementing this powerful approach is simple.  It does not require changing anything we do - only what we say.  "Library Journal" calls this approach "a 21st-century model worthy of study and consideration by every library in America, if not the world."  Come explore, discuss, and practice proven techniques to: -incorporate intuitive, value-enhancing words into your everyday lexicon; - heighten your library's visibility and stature; and - develop strategies that you can integrate immediately into your work.

If you are a member of PLA use special code PLA2015 to receive the early bird price of $235 and advance price of $245.



RUSA - Genealogy Institute: Meeting the Needs of Your Family History Patrons

Friday, January 30, 2015 8:30am - 4:00pm


 An interactive day learning and networking for all librarians serving genealogists. Leaders from the library and genealogical industry will cover a variety of topics, including strategic planning, partnerships, and serving diverse populations. Luncheon provided by our sponsor, Proquest. Registration is free. Limit 150 participants. Must register here:
https://docs.google.com/a/miamioh.edu/forms/d/1sPUejGGx4u_a60TLj7X_8J02ev1hqO3_oYFPkeFz45c/viewform

 


UNITED- Special Event
Gala Author Tea Sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Monday, February 2, 2015, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Code: UNI1

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ALA Member

$60

$60

$65

Other Member

$60

$60

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Non-Member

$60

$60

$65

Don't miss this traditional event. Bestselling authors will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats. A booksigning will follow.

If you are a member of United for Libraries use special code UNITED2015 to receive the price of $55.


 

YALSA - Special Event

Morris & Nonfiction Award Program & Presentation
Monday, February 2, 2015, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Event Code: YAL1

Ticket Prices

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Early Bird

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Onsite

ALA Member

$19

$19

$25

Other Member

$19

$19

$25

Non-Member

$19

$19

$25

Come celebrate the 2015 honorees and winners for the Morris Award and the YA Nonfiction Award! Enjoy coffee, tea and danish and listen to the winners and finalists about their honored titles.  After speeches, mingle with the authors and pick up free copies of their books.  The Morris finalists and Nonfiction finalists will be announced the first week of December.

 

To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial registration or add them later. Early Bird registration closes Friday, October 31, at 12:00 pm CST.

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