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Saturday, June 23 - 4:00am

4:30am - 5:30am
ALA Prompt Book Meeting I [Closed] Governance/Membership Meeting
Description :

ALA Executive Committee and others meet to review Council agendas and scripts prior to Council meetings.

Sponsors :
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, June 23 - 7:00am

7:00am - 10:00am
OCLC ― Dewey Update Breakfast and ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group Discussion/Interest group, Vendor demonstration/activity Sheraton Park Hotel
Plaza AB
Description :

Learn what's new with Dewey, including DDC 23 WebDewey 2.0 and Abridged 15, and share ideas and notes with your colleagues.

Sponsors :
UNO
7:15am - 9:00am
AWE Breakfast Briefing [Closed] Exhibitor session Anaheim Marriott
Grand Salon G-H
Description :

N/A

Sponsors :
UNO
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
7:30am - 9:00am
LYRASIS State Librarians Breakfast [Closed] Exhibitor session Anabella Hotel
La Rosa
Description :

State Librarians Breakfast for invited guests.

Sponsors :
UNO
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, June 23 - 8:00am

8:00am - 8:45am
Conversation Starters: Military Writers Workshops: Community Programming for Military Veterans Program Anaheim Convention Center
208A
Description :

Join us for a discussion of our experiences organizing, planning, and promoting a series of writing workshops for military veterans in the Washington, D.C. area. Our project builds upon the work of Amy Hartman and Holly Baumgartner that was featured in American Libraries in November 2011; as federal librarians, we were eager to extend such an excellent opportunity for education and lifelong learning to a greater number of veterans. Come learn about the importance of community programming for military veterans, the challenges that libraries may face in the process of developing programs for veterans, and the steps involved in designing our writing workshops! Attendees will gain an appreciation of the art of writing memoir, and will learn that memoir writing offers non-professional writers opportunities to enrich their lives by creating stories based on life experiences, as well as to contribute to the cultural and historical record. Presenters will also discuss marketing, outreach, and promotion of writing workshops, and strategies for overcoming the challenges associated with recruiting participants. We hope you will join us!

Speakers:
- Nancy Faget, Information Resources Branch Chief, Army Research Laboratory; Michelle Dunaway, MLIS Candidate, University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences, and ALA NMRT-FAFLRT Liaison, 2011-2012

Sponsors :
ALA
8:00am - 9:00am
Auditorium Speaker - John Irving Author Event, Speaker series Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom DE
Description :

Best-selling author John Irving will introduce ALA Annual Conference attendees to his thirteenth and latest novel, In One Person, due to be published in May 2012. The novel is described as his most political since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, offering an unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man dedicated to making himself “worthwhile.”

Advance praise for In One Person includes this from Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone and My Own Country: “This tender exploration of nascent desire, of love and loss, manages to be sweeping, brilliant, political, provocative, tragic, and funny—it is precisely the kind of astonishing alchemy we associate with a John Irving novel. The unfolding of the AIDS epidemic in the United States in the ’80s was the defining moment for me as a physician. . . . In One Person is the novel that for me will define that era. A profound truth is arrived at in these pages. It is Irving at his most daring, at his most ambitious. It is America and American writing, both at their very best.”

The World According to Garp, which won the National Book Award in 1980, was John Irving’s fourth novel and his first international bestseller; it also became a George Roy Hill film. Irving’s novels are now translated into 35 languages. Worldwide, the Irving novel most often called “an American classic” is A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989), the portrayal of an enduring friendship at that time when the Vietnam War had its most divisive effect on the US. Less commonly known is that Irving competed as a wrestler for 20 years, coached the sport until he was 47, and was inducted in 1992 into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, OK. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules.

The author appears courtesy of Simon & Schuster.

Sponsors :
ALA
8:00am - 9:00am
Executive Board Meeting I (LIRT) Governance/Membership Meeting Sheraton Park Hotel
Plaza D
8:00am - 9:00am
Public Libraries Advisory Committee Meeting (PLA) Committee meeting Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
Sequoia South Ballroom A-C (Table 6)
Description :

A sub meeting of the PLA All Committees Meeting

8:00am - 9:30am
Book Links Editorial Advisory Board (ALA) Committee meeting Anaheim Convention Center
211B
Description :

Book Links Editorial Advisory Board meeting

Sponsors :
8:00am - 9:30am
Deaf Gateway to Collaborative Partnerships Discussion/Interest group Disneyland Hotel
Mississippi
Description :

Libraries and Organizations Serving the Deaf (OSD) working together to develop model programming where the deaf community can gather for reflection, discovery, participation, and growth @ your Library. Also we will develop celebration plans for Abbe Charles-Michel de l'Eppe's upcoming 300th Birthday Anniversary November 25, 1712.

8:00am - 10:00am
2012 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Award Presentation, Program Anaheim Convention Center
213D
Description :

After months of deliberation, the AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee is finally ready to unveil the AASL 2012 Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning. Join the committee as they share 25 websites that best support the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, inquiry learning and the curriculum.

8:00am - 10:00am
2013 Geisel Committee Meeting (ALSC) [Closed] Committee meeting Hilton Anaheim
Salinas
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:00am - 10:00am
ACRL 101 & Membership Meeting (ACRL) Governance/Membership Meeting, Orientation Session Disneyland Hotel
Disneyland Grand Ballroom North
Description :

ACRL leaders will meet with first-time attendees and explain how to get the most out of the ALA Annual Conference experience as well as opportunities for engagement with ACRL. A membership meeting (30 minutes) will be followed by the orientation program.

8:00am - 10:00am
Advisory Committee Meeting (ALA OLOS) Committee meeting Hilton Anaheim
Oceanside
Description :

The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) Advisory Committee will meet.

Interests :
8:00am - 10:00am
All Committee Meeting (RUSA STARS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Orange County
Harbor Room
Interests :
8:00am - 10:00am
All Committee Meeting and Open House (RUSA RSS) Committee meeting, Social event Anaheim Convention Center
203B
Description :

Are you looking for ways to become more involved in your profession, and to meet and network with other reference service providers? Visit the Reference Services Section (RSS) Open House to learn more about the work being accomplished in RSS. RSS officers and members will be available to answer your questions and suggest possible committees of interest, and you can visit committee tables where members will be available to talk about current projects. You are welcome to stay from 9am-10:00am to sit at a committee table while they conduct their meeting. Refreshments are sponsored by EBSCO.
RSS officers and members will be available to answer your questions and suggest possible committees of interest, and you can visit committee tables where members will be available to talk about current projects. You are welcome to stay from 9am-10:00am to sit at a committee table while they conduct their meeting.

8:00am - 10:00am
All Committees Meeting (ACRL Arts) Committee meeting Disneyland Hotel
Mark Twain
8:00am - 10:00am
All Committees Meeting (ACRL CJCLS) Committee meeting Disneyland Hotel
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1
Description :

All CJCLS committees meet during this session.

8:00am - 10:00am
All Committees Meeting (ACRL LPSS) Committee meeting Disneyland Hotel
Castle A & B
Description :

LPSS Committees will be divided into 2 groups; half will meet from 8-9 and half from 9-10; for more details, go to http://www.ala.org/acrl/lpss

8:00am - 10:00am
All LLAMA Section Committees Committee meeting Hilton Anaheim
California C
Description :

All LLAMA Section Committees