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Friday, June 22 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Annual 2012 Unconference Discussion/Interest group Anaheim Convention Center
210C
Description :

An unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for our profession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

Sponsors :
ALA

Friday, June 22 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Opening General Session featuring Rebecca MacKinnon Opening/Closing Session, Speaker series Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom A-E
Description :

The Internet was going to liberate us, but in truth it has not. For every story about the web’s empowering role in events such as the Arab Spring, there are many more about the quiet corrosion of civil liberties by companies and governments using the same digital technologies we have come to depend upon.

Sudden changes in Facebook’s features and privacy settings have exposed identities of protestors to police in Egypt and Iran. Apple removes politically controversial apps at the behest of governments as well as for its own commercial reasons. Dozens of Western companies sell surveillance technology to dictatorships around the world. Google struggles with censorship demands from governments in a range of countries—many of them democracies—as well as mounting public concern over the vast quantities of information it collects about its users.

In Consent of the Networked, journalist and Internet policy specialist Rebecca MacKinnon argues that it is time to fight for our rights before they are sold, legislated, programmed, and engineered away. Every day, the corporate sovereigns of cyberspace make decisions that affect our physical freedom— but without our consent. Yet the traditional solution to unaccountable corporate behavior—government regulation— cannot stop the abuse of digital power on its own, and sometimes even contributes to it.

A clarion call to action, Consent of the Networked shows that it is time to stop arguing over whether the Internet empowers people, and address the urgent question of how technology should be governed to support the rights and liberties of users around the world.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rebecca MacKinnon works on global Internet policy as a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. She is co-founder of Global Voices, a citizen media network, and a former fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She is on the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists and worked for twelve years as a journalist in Asia, including as CNN’s Bureau Chief in Tokyo and Beijing.

Sponsored by Basic Books

Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Library Boing Boing Update Discussion/Interest group Anaheim Convention Center
205B
Description :

Join ALA's newest Member Interest Group as we discuss new projects to work on to grow the Happy Mutant community. Hear co-convener Jason Griffey talk about his latest project LibraryBox (http://jasongriffey.net/librarybox/), a self-contained digital resource sharing device that utilizes Free, Libre and Open Source software (FLOSS) to create mobile wireless file access networks where users can download digital content.

Sponsors :
ALA
8:00am - 10:00am
Readers Advisory Committee (RUSA CODES) Committee meeting Hilton Anaheim
Mezzanine Room 13
Description :

Meeting of the members of the RUSA CODES Readers Advisory Committee

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:30am - 11:15am
Conversation Starters: Hacking Library School Program Anaheim Convention Center
208A
Description :

The Hack Library School Blog is for, by, and about library school students. Our guiding philosophy is based on the principle of crowd-sourcing information. We seek to create a collaborative environment where other library school students can come together and share information with one another to enrich their education. We hope to bring the virtual discussion to ALA and get people talking.

This conversation starter seeks to bring together students and professionals to talk about issues pertaining to our education and our field. It will be a moderated conversation with guiding questions such as: what aspects of library school curriculum prepare you for the job? What emerging technologies enrich your education? How do you “hack” library school? Hack Library School is about being the change that you want to see. What would you change?

Library school students, new and seasoned professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend and share information.

Sponsors :
ALA
10:30am - 12:00pm
OCLC WorldShare Platform: App-sharing at Webscale Vendor demonstration/activity Hyatt Regency Orange County
Imperial
Description :

What if you could customize your library system, the same way you do your Facebook page or iPhone—and then share it? The OCLC WorldShare Platform lets you share apps, ideas and creativity with the entire library community and beyond. Hear from a panel of app-makers about their innovations and how you can use them.

Sponsors :
UNO
10:30am - 12:00pm
Online Tools for Spanish Speakers Affiliate Event, Program Anaheim Convention Center
211A
Description :

The library can be an important center of learning for Latino immigrants. Loida Garcia-Febo will show librarians how to blend emerging technologies and social media with in-person services such as reference and programming to build a library community that welcomes Spanish speakers.

Sponsors :
AFL
AFL-REFORMA
10:30am - 12:00pm
Social Media in Federal Libraries Program Anaheim Convention Center
213C
Description :

Panel will discuss how Federal libraries have implemented, or could implement social media...

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Critical Thinking in a Digital Age: The Positive Influence of Web 2.0 Tools Program Anaheim Convention Center
303AB
Description :

Do your students view social networking strictly as entertainment? Does the word “research” invoke yawns? This program examines the use of Web 2.0 tools as a way to foster critical thinking through collaboration. Students from multiple states share knowledge, evaluate information, draw conclusions, and learn about digital citizenship in engaging collaborative projects. Embrace 21st century learning styles as a gateway to higher-level thinking.

Saturday, June 23 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Tracking Tweets: Engage in Conversation about your Library on Twitter Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 8
Description :

Get an uncensored look at what people are saying about your library and provide responsive service using Twitter. For two years, tweets about and to a library Twitter account have been responded to, saved, and analyzed, revealing attitudes towards the library that were previously unknown. Once the library Twitter account began responding to tweets, the tweets about the library increased as did the number of the account followers (up 500%). By the third semester of an active and responsive Twitter presence, a student journalist named the library Twitter account a "campus legend." This poster session will showcase Twitter as a dynamic platform to respond to patron complaints, praises, and general musings. Particularly notable are the changes the library made after complaints were tracked via Twitter, such as increasing the speed of the wireless Internet, adjusting building temperatures, and addressing noise issues. Attendees will learn how users become willing to share their experiences when they know they will receive a response. Methods of tracking, crafting responses, and time management will also be presented.

Sponsors :
ALA
3:00pm - 4:30pm
You tweetin' @ me? Social Media in ARL Libraries - Hype or Reality? Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 7
Description :

The integration of social media tools to promote library resources, services, and programming has been widely documented in academic, public, and special libraries. Surveys released in the last few years indicate increasing numbers of academic libraries embracing this trend, including ARL Libraries. So what does it really mean when an ARL Library reports that it is using social media? The library has a social media account? On what services - Facebook, Twitter, or something else? Is the social media presence integrated with the library website, or is it only findable in the social media tool? How often are accounts updated? What information is delivered using social media? We've conducted an in-depth content analysis of 115 ARL Libraries, examining their social media presence. This poster session reports research results that provide objective insight on what social media tools ARL Libraries are using, and how those tools are being used - or not used. What's the reality behind the trend? What common threads exist for libraries looking to improve their social media presence?

Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Being a Social Teen Advocate Program Anaheim Convention Center
204C
Description :

You don’t have a choice. It’s imperative that you use social media to successfully advocate for teen library services. In this session you’ll find out how to use tools like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+ to advocate for teens and for the value of teen library services. This interactive presentation gives attendees the opportunity to brainstorm ways to bring back what they learn to their local library communities.

4:00pm - 5:30pm
But What Are They Learning? Program Anaheim Convention Center
205A
Description :

Some believe that engaging students in authentic learning can be challenging when presented with the ‘bells and whistles’ of technology, whether equipment or online resources, and they could be correct. But there are strategies and resources which offer the opportunities to do that. Use of student-owned devices and Web 2.0 resources will be discussed as will the ways to integrate the AASL "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner" into innovative learning opportunities.

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Publish Or Bust!: An ePublishing Odyssey Program Anaheim Convention Center
207B
Description :

The session will detail a yearlong endeavor at the Chesapeake Public Library on electronic publishing called Publish or Bust! A librarian and a local volunteer will chronicle their experiences writing a novel and exploring alternatives for publishing. The end goal will be a live how-to journey featuring daily blogs, tweets, and Facebook postings, the creation of an “inspiration room” in which their activities will be filmed, and successful publication and inclusion of their work in the library catalog. The experiment will culminate in the launch of a full-service, self-publishing resource area at the Central Library.

Saturday, June 23 - 7:00pm

7:30pm - 12:00am
6th ALA Annual 2012 Newbie & Veteran Librarian Tweet-up Social event Offsite Location
Bar Louie, 321 W Katella Ave, Suite 212
Description :

Join us for the '6th' Newbie & Veteran Librarian Tweet-up at the ALA 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA!

New and budding librarians are super welcome as well as many semi-veteran and veteran librarians! Come meet awesome people and learn and discuss all things library/librarian-y over great music and drinks. Then we will walk together to the After Hours Social after the Tweet-up!

>>Meet at Bar Louie inside the Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk (321 W Katella Ave #212)
Directions from the Convention Center:
http://g.co/maps/x45xn

>>RSVP at http://twtvite.com/ala12_twtup appreciated to notify the bar in advance. : )

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00pm

10:00pm - 12:00am
#ala12 After Hours / LibrarianWardrobe Walkoff Contest Social event Offsite Location
Fire and Ice Grill
Description :

Come out late after the BASH and #partyhard After Hours with the ALA Think Tank crew and LibrarianWardrobe.com. We have the outside patio at Fire & Ice where the grill is open late and the DJ will be spinning through midnight, at least. Librarian Wardrobe wants you to show off your duds to win some best-dressed awards and strut it on the catwalk in a walkoff contest at 11:30p for the 1st annual LW @ ALA Style Jam! We'll be going until they kick us out at 2am.

RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/events/182381161884007/

Fire and Ice Grill - Anaheim Garden Walk
321 West Katella Avenue # 315

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
PR Forum Program Anaheim Convention Center
304AB
Description :

Tom Peters, assistant dean for strategic initiatives at Illinois State University, will speak on emerging technologies in libraries, with an emphasis on mobile technology and how librarians can collaborate with IT staff to implement new ideas.

The PR Forum is an annual program on library public relations and marketing coordinated by the PR Assembly, a subcommittee of ALA's Public Awareness Committee.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA-PAC

Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Online Personal Archiving: Preserving Your Record for the Future Program Anaheim Marriott
Elite Ballrooms
Description :

A digital dark age is nearing: how can we preserve what we create online, personally and professionally, including original content from social media, so it is available and easily mined years from now?  We'll discuss the challenges of online personal archiving, including how digital data is being created and stored and other preservation issues. Strategies for helping patrons learn effective curation and archiving their personal and scholarly information will be shared during this session.

Sunday, June 24 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Revitalizing the Research Process: Bringing Research into the 21st Century Program Hilton Anaheim
Huntington
Description :

Learn how to embrace blogs, wikis, and other types of formerly taboo Web 2.0 resources as tools students can utilize to complete the research process. Presenters will provide instructions on how to develop a “learning hub” that will assist students in examining scholarly sources, taking annotated notes, organizing their research paper and producing a final multi-media project that will engage all students in a revitalized research process.

Sunday, June 24 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
PR Assembly [Closed] Committee meeting Hilton Anaheim
Balboa B
Sponsors :
ALA
ALA-PAC
Closed :
Exclusive to group members