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Monday, June 25 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibits Closing & Wrap Up / Rev Up Celebration featuring Bettye LaVette Opening/Closing Session, Social event Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom DE
Description :

Join us Monday afternoon to close the exhibits and rev up for the 2013 Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. Starting in the exhibits hall there will be discount sales and exhibitors will be offering special giveaways in their booths. The Exhibits Closing will be followed by the Wrap Up/Rev Up party. Come enjoy live music on the Wrap Up/Rev Up stage. The party will feature plenty of raffle prizes and fun.

Bettye LaVette: Performance and Revelation
An Intimate Showcase with a Soul Survivor

Since releasing her first single at the age of 16 in 1962, Bettye LaVette has survived the trials and tribulations of a career in the music business and lived to tell the remarkable story in a memoir, A Woman Like Me (Penguin 9/27/12). In conjunction with her memoir, ANTI- Records will release her new album, Thankful n’ Thoughtful, featuring Bettye’s uniquely personal readings of classic songs by Sly Stone and others, on 6/25.

Sponsored by Baker & Taylor, ANTI- records and Penguin Group ANTI

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2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gala Author Tea Sponsored by ReferenceUSA [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Anaheim Marriott
Grand Salon E
Description :

Join best-selling authors, including Jane Green, Adam Mansbach, Andrew Gross, Dustin Thomason, and Selden Edwards, who will talk about and sign their latest books (most given away free). Enjoy a light high-tea and mingle with your peers at this traditional event sponsored by ReferenceUSA. Buy your tickets early as this event often sells out.

Cost :
$45 ALTAFF members, $49 non-members, $55 at the door
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Board of Directors Meeting III / Orientation (AASL) Governance/Membership Meeting Hilton Anaheim
San Simeon
Description :

Meeting of the AASL Board of Directors.

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Conversation Starters: Style and Stereotypes: Perceptions of Librarians Program Anaheim Convention Center
Description :

“Not always buns and sensible shoes, librarians at various types of libraries have different styles (and dress codes). Check it out here or submit your own.” Librarian Wardrobe,, has been documenting the styles of librarians across different types of libraries, institutions, position types, and geographical locations for a year and a half (by the time of Annual). This blog has spurred discussion on stereotypes and perceptions of librarians within the field and out. In this conversation starter session, we will engage participants in talking about how librarians are perceived in the field (from networking to hiring to presenting) and outside the field (user perceptions, style and effectiveness, stereotypes shifting from buns/shushing vs tattoos/hipness). Do we have to look a certain way to be successful or for users to benefit from our expertise? What impact does style have personally and professionally? The panelists and attendees will be encouraged to share their own thoughts on these discussion points.

Moderator: Miriam Rigby Miriam Rigby is the Anthropology, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, and Clark Honors College Librarian at the University of Oregon.

- Jenny Benevento is a taxonomist currently working at Sears and Kmart, where she categorizes about 30 million items, including apparel, shoes, jewelry, beauty & the much beloved Kardashian Kollection. She was raised by two fashionable Italian men & has worked in several corporations as a librarian. You can follow her blog at and @jennybento on twitter.
- Allie Flanary is User Experience and Outreach Librarian at Portland Community College, where she user researches, references, teaches, outreaches, and star bellied sneetches—although she very nearly ended up with the job title “resident nerd”. She also teaches foundations in library services for the PCC library technician program. She tweets, blogs, and librarian wardrobes as shinylib. Currently Allie is fascinated by investigating how personal style within a professional context impacts one's perceived approachability; she's contemplating what the response might be if she began wearing tutus to the refdesk. Shoes, handbags/lunchpails, and stripey socks in all colors and lengths dominate her wardrobe.
- Dale McNeill is currently the Director of Public Library Service at Queens Library. He’s had a decision-making role in hiring librarians for more than 12 of the nearly 30 years he’s worked in public libraries.

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Monday, June 25 - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Annual 2012 Library Camp Discussion/Interest group Anaheim Convention Center
Description :

Join us for the ALA Annual end of Conference Camp. The goal of this Camp is to get people together to talk about anything library or conference related with a focus on reflecting on what inspired you at the 2012 Annual conference. Come prepared to share your experiences and/or lead an informal discussion on a topic of your choice. Everyone is welcome!

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