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Friday, June 22 - 2:00pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
International Librarians Orientation Orientation Session Hilton Anaheim
California B
Description :

An introduction to the ALA Conference and the city of Anaheim, for International and other attendees from abroad. ALA members will provide an overview of the conference, including recommended programs and social activities. Learn about conference transportation, the ALA's Exhibit Hall and the meaning of the ALA's many acronyms. Meet your mentors who will help international librarians get the most from the conference experience. (For International librarians outside the U.S.)

Friday, June 22 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
YALSA 101 Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update, Orientation Session Anaheim Convention Center
303D
Description :

What is the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)? How can this ALA division help you? Learn more in this mixer-style orientation, where you can get an overview of the division, its activities and what YALSA has to offer you. New members and those considering membership will learn more about the benefits, and established members are welcome to attend this great networking opportunity!

Friday, June 22 - 7:00pm

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Mentoring Social (NMRT) Reception, Social event Hyatt Regency Orange County
Barcelona
Description :

The NMRT Mentoring Social gives participants in both the NMRT Conference Mentoring Program and NMRT Career Mentoring Program a chance to meet in person. For Conference Mentoring participants, this is a further chance to exchange conference survival tips and make a definite professional connection at Annual. For Career Mentoring participants, the social provides an opportunity to cement the mentoring relationships developed during the previous nine months of careet mentoring. All participants in NMRT's Mentoring programs are encouraged to attend even if their mentoring partner cannot attend the social.

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Saturday, June 23 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Planning Meeting I (RMRT) Committee meeting Hilton Anaheim
Santa Barbara
Description :

Planning events, using brainstorming input to set round table projects, setting up award committee, nominating officers for election.

8:00am - 12:30pm
Division Leadership and Priority Group Consultants Meeting (ALSC) Committee meeting Sheraton Park Hotel
Park D
Description :

ALSC Priority Group Consults and Committee Chairs meet to discuss committee issues or innovative information ALSC is providing. Division Leadership starts at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
A Mentoring Discussion: An opportunity for students and new library professionals to converse with seasoned library professionals Affiliate Event Embassy Suites Anaheim South
Landmark Ballroom Salon A
Description :

This is an opportunity for GLIS students who want to ask questions about the graduate school experience or recent grads about job search strategies or how to navigate the library profession as a young librarian. Seasoned librarians will be available from different roles in the library profession to share their experiences and offer advice and mentorship.

Sponsors :
AFL
AFL-BCALA
10:30am - 12:00pm
Winning on Two Fronts: How Library Residencies are Placing Libraries at the Leading Edge of Innovation and Diversity Initiatives (ACRL) Program Hilton Anaheim
California D
Description :

This panel will discuss the importance of library residencies in recruiting a more diverse workforce; in giving the library a greater leadership role in diversity initiatives; in providing formidable career development opportunities for residents; and in keeping libraries at the forefront of new technologies and innovative services. The panel will include a current resident, a former resident, a residency coordinator and an academic library dean. Presentations will be followed by a Q & A session.

Saturday, June 23 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
New Members Discussion Group and General Membership Forum (ACRL LES) Discussion/Interest group Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel
Pacific Ballroom B
Description :

Discussions pertaining to the role of the literature librarian, and to connect new literature librarians with each other and seniors in the field.

Sunday, June 24 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Planning Meeting II (RMRT) Committee meeting Hilton Anaheim
Lido C
Description :

Planning events, using brainstorming input to set round table projects, setting up award committee, nominating officers for election.

8:00am - 12:00pm
All Committee Meeting I (ALSC) Committee meeting Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
Sequoia South Ballroom D
Description :

Various ALSC committees meeting with their Chairs and Priority Group Consultants.

8:00am - 12:00pm
All Committee Meeting II (ALSC) Committee meeting Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
Sequoia North Ballroom E
Description :

Various ALSC committees meet with their Chairs and Priority Group Consultants.

Sunday, June 24 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:30pm
From ALA to ALIA: Conference mentoring in Australia Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 14
Description :

Can a model used successfully for over a decade in the American context be transplanted to the Australian environment? The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has a proud history of new graduate activity and innovation. The New Librarians Symposium has been running successfully on a biennial basis for a decade, and the new graduate movement is strong. The researcher, an active new graduate and member of the New Generation Advisory Committee (NGAC), recognized there was a gap in support for new graduates at large plenary conferences. A colleague in NGAC who attended ALA Annual in 2008 brought back the idea of "conference mentoring," a program used successfully by the ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT) for many years. After applying for and winning the ALIA Study Grant in 2010, the researcher implemented a trial of conference mentoring at ALIA's largest conference, ALIA Information Online, in Sydney in February 2011. This poster will summarize the findings of the trial, highlighting modifications to the program and differences noted in implementing conference mentoring in a local context.

Sponsors :
ALA
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Session: I Get by with a Little Help from My Friends: Fostering Support Systems for Academic Librarians Program Anaheim Convention Center
208A Table 6
Description :

Ignite speakers present for exactly 5 minutes, accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, with slides advancing automatically. This is one of six Ignite sessions in this time slot.

With shrinking budgets and fierce job competition, it is tempting to focus solely on one’s own career without a passing thought to the growth and development of one’s colleagues. This Ignite! session seeks to encourage the development of professional support systems among academic librarians. It is to the benefit of the whole institution when librarians seek to support and encourage each other to present, publish and thus gain promotion. Even unemployed librarians can create communities of support which in turn can develop into cross-institutional partnerships. It is possible to create not only a higher level of professionalism but also a higher level of job satisfaction, particularly for academic librarians on the tenure track. As academic libraries leap forward into the future, it is easy to get swept up in the newest information literacy or technology trend. By first creating a culture of professional support, mentoring, and encouragement, academic libraries are able to build a strong foundation through its librarians who in turn usher in higher levels of scholarship and expertise.

Sponsors :
ALA

Sunday, June 24 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
CANCELLED: Mentoring Program Orientation (LLAMA) Other Hyatt Regency Orange County
Garden 1

Sunday, June 24 - 2:00pm

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Conversation Starters: OpenCoverLetters LIVE!: Writing a Cover Letter that Will Get You Noticed Program Anaheim Convention Center
208A
Description :

They say that a good cover letter can be the difference between a hiring manager reading your resume or throwing it into the "no" pile. In this workshop panelists who were hired within six months of graduation after extensive national job hunts will share how they learned to write cover letters that lead to interviews. Participants should bring a copy of a job posting and a draft of their cover letter. After a brief introduction, they will break into groups and critique each others' letters with the goal of writing cover letters that will help their application rise to the top.

Speakers:
- Emily Thompson, Learning Technologies Librarian, Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego (Co-host of LiTTech podcast on EdReach.us)
- Stephen Flynn, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Andrews Library, College of Wooster (founder of OpenCoverLetters.com)

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Sponsors :
ALA

Sunday, June 24 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Conversation Starters: Sister Act: In-State Libraries Partner for Success! Program Anaheim Convention Center
208A
Description :

Libraries no longer need to look at far off international destinations to find a sister library. In-state partnerships are proving to be a successful, innovative, and inspiring way to strengthen services provided by participating libraries. Learn more about the Kentucky Sister Library Project, the first formalized program of its kind. Is your library ready to embrace this new model of collaboration and be a trendsetter in your state?

Sponsors :
ALA

Monday, June 25 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Conversation Starters: Shining the Light on Departmental Divisions: Creating Solutions Program Anaheim Convention Center
208A
Description :

Technical services and public services personnel bring very different philosophies, experiences and needs to the development table. What are these differences and how can collaborative working groups bring balance to the often seemingly disparate issues when creating and implementing new technologies that benefit the user?

Why do we feel the need to identify with one or the other, apart from administrative hierarchy? How does this division potentially affect our ability to communicate and collaborate within the library? Is it an asset or a roadblock to innovation? For example, one side-effect of tightened travel budgets is that librarians and staff are much more selective about which conferences they attend. With the stakes of tenure and/or promotion high, one tends to gravitate toward conferences most similar to one’s own field, limiting the chances for “cross-pollination” of ideas and ideology.

This facilitated discussion will give participants a chance to voice concerns and potentially work out solutions in a non-confrontational atmosphere. No “us” versus “them” allowed here. Staff, faculty, and administrators are all welcome.

Sponsors :
ALA