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Thursday, June 21 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 5:30pm
Civic Reflection Builds Community Connections: A Program Model for Libraries [$] Preconference/Institute Hilton Anaheim
Palos Verdes A
Description :

Targeted at library directors, department heads and senior staff from public, academic and special libraries, this hands-on workshop will train participants in dialogue facilitation skills with proven success in strengthening partnerships, building effective teams across departments and organizations, and raising the profile of the library as a center for community life. Participants will leave with valuable facilitation skills that can immediately be put to use for their libraries and communities.

Cost :
ALA member - $325

Friday, June 22 - 8:00am

8:30am - 12:00pm
Mental Model Busting [$] Preconference/Institute Anaheim Convention Center
303D
Description :

“The library is all about books.” “Libraries can’t charge for services.” The customers don’t want to learn.” “We must have databases!” When we have a mental model of something, it shapes our behavior and limits our creativity in finding solutions. With all the changes in the library world, innovative, out of the box thinking is required. Come do some mental model busting and experience how shifting your thinking can open a new world of possibilities for you and your library.

Cost :
Advance: PLA, $140; ALA, $195; Nonmember, $250. Onsite: PLA, $190; ALA, $245; Nonmember, $300.
8:30am - 4:00pm
Build a Great Team: One Year to Success [$] Preconference/Institute Anaheim Convention Center
201D
Description :

Based on the self-development style of the popular publication Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success, this new project focuses on a year of education and exercises to foster team building. The preconference will introduce attendees to both the habit of continuing one’s own professional learning and to the value inherent in building and sustaining strong teams in any organization.

Cost :
Advance: PLA, $200; ALA, $255; Nonmember, $310. Onsite: PLA, $250; ALA, $305. Nonmember, $360

Friday, June 22 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101 Discussion/Interest group, Orientation Session Anaheim Convention Center
210C
Description :

Do you belong in RUSA? Come learn more about this the Reference and User Services Association--a division of ALA. We represent librarians, library staff and leaders in readers' advisory, collection development, genealogy, reference services, adult services, business reference, archives, interlibrary loan and resource sharing, reference technologies and more. Current members looking for ways to get involved with the division are also welcome to attend.

Saturday, June 23 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Creating Blockbusters Program Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom B
Description :

This fun, insightful presentation, based upon Gene Del Vecchio’s revealing new book, Creating Blockbusters!, outlines 11 crucial principles that explain why certain novels and films become great. It will help you to create story ideas of your own, to develop story seminars for others, and to better select stories with broad appeal. Based upon Gene’s 30 years of entertainment experience and new research, this presentation sheds new light upon a blockbusters’ ability to satisfy child-like emotional needs we all share, align with pop culture and trends, create relatable and aspiring characters, and provide ingredients to create massive franchises.

8:00am - 10:00am
From Seeds to Trees: Growing the Bilingual Librarians of Tomorrow from High School Diploma to MLIS Affiliate Event, Program Hilton Anaheim
San Clemente
Description :

The Santa Ana Public Library has developed a proven method of mentoring and professional guidance to recruit bilingual Spanish-speaking high school students, college-age youth, and MLIS students in a combined volunteer and paid internship program that provides exposure to the profession, hands-on experience, and mentored training in library-specific tasks. The presenters are all participants of the library's "Seeds to Trees" program at various stages of educational development: high school, community college, college, and LIS programs.

Sponsors :
AFL
AFL-REFORMA
8:00am - 10:00am
Growing Leaders from Within: Cultivating your Library's Future Leaders & Managers Program Hilton Anaheim
Palos Verdes
Description :

Training staff to take on leadership roles in your library addresses their interests in assuming additional responsibility as well as cultivates successors into leadership positions. Especially in difficult times, libraries need to continue looking forward and developing their future leaders and managers. This presentation will discuss innovative ways that San Diego County (CA) and Orange County (FL) Library Systems have fostered and developed leaders and potential managers from within existing staff as well as introduced three leadership programs to assist staff into ascending the rungs of leadership.

8:00am - 10:00am
Libraries at the Crossroads: Programming for Civic Engagement Program Anaheim Convention Center
207A
Description :

Learn how libraries are serving as safe and neutral places to promote engagement and civic discourse. Nancy Kranich, Chair of the American Library Association's Center for Civic Life Advisory Board presents an overview of civic engagement programs taking place in libraries today. Librarians from across the field will share specific examples of different types of successful civic engagement programming that can work for you.

8:00am - 10:00am
Serving Communities Outside the Walls of the Library – Using Mobile Library Services to reach the Underserved. Program Anaheim Convention Center
206A
Description :

Bookmobiles are the perfect Outreach Vehicles. Come join our panel of experts and discuss serving communities outside the walls of a library--- the urban poor, suburban, rural areas including town centers, ranches, gathering places, and farmer’s markets. Learn about some unique programs and ways to reach out to all parts of your community including children, seniors and non-English speakers.

8:00am - 10:00am
Smart Investing @ your library: Everyone Counts! Program Anaheim Convention Center
207B
Description :

The role of librarians as trusted navigators leading patrons to the most useful information is increasingly valuable. Smart investing@ your library is building the capacity of public libraries and librarians to provide reliable, unbiased financial education and resources to those who need help. Librarians are building collections, delivering programs to people of all ages and economic circumstances and creating a national network of replicable service models. Using data to tell the story, reaching out and working with community partners, and integrating market research into program design are helping build the foundation for a leadership role in financial education.

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Books to Go Program Anaheim Convention Center
207B
Description :

Libraries are usually organized for patrons who know what they want-the layout, guiding and catalogue all support the focused user. Research in the UK has demonstrated that many library patrons do not have specific authors and titles in mind; they are looking to be tempted while browsing. Rachel Van Riel will explore the implications of this research for managing library spaces, book collections and displays. She will show how to create an 'Impulse' area near the front door of the library can have a dramatic effect on both circulation and patron satisfaction.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Committee Meeting (ALA RNTLOAK) Committee meeting Hilton Anaheim
Mezzanine Room 14
Description :

The ALA Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee will meet.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Innovative Programs Impacting Rural and Urban Libraries Funded Through LSTA: Preschool Connections, Mother Goose Alive, and Brain Boxes Collaboration Program Anaheim Convention Center
206B
Description :

Using LSTA funds as seed money, public libraries and state libraries can collaborate to provide library users with current resources and quality programs. Programs from Pennsylvania and Arizona will be showcased, showing how they creating family spaces in small libraries, developed an online Mother Goose Rhymes portal and provided developmental activities for children. Pennsylvania will also share the results of a recent evaluation of one program.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Literacy for All: Adult learners @ your library Program Anaheim Convention Center
208B
Description :

This session focuses on how public libraries in regionally, economically, and ethnically diverse communities deliver, promote, fund, and sustain essential literacy services for adult learners -- native English speakers and English language learners . This broad examination of library literacy services will illustrate the importance of establishing the public library as a literacy partner and community asset, resource, and advocate. Attendees will have access to print, digital resources including toolkits, assessment tools, and tips sheets. Sponsored by ALA’s Committee on Literacy in collaboration with California Library Literacy Services (CLLS), a service of the California State Library.

10:30am - 12:00pm
OCLC ― Libraries Lead Community Digital Inclusion Vendor demonstration/activity Anaheim Marriott
Grand Salon A-C
Description :

The FCC describes libraries as "vital centers for digital literacy," but to extend broadband access and encourage adoption of digital technology to improve opportunities for education, employment and civic engagement takes the effort of whole communities. Learn about the Framework for Building Digital Communities and the IMLS-funded project with WebJunction and partners ICMA (International City/County Management Association) and TechSoup Global in this far-reaching effort; and share with us your vision of a connected community.

Sponsors :
UNO
10:30am - 12:00pm
Putting the Laughter in Literacy: 3 Top Authors Talk Smiles and the Power of Reading Program Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom A
Description :

Come join best-selling authors Sarah Pennypacker, Raina Telgemeier and Alan Sitomer in a session devoted to illuminating the power of smiles, the tools of modern authors and the importance of books, reading and literacy.

Saturday, June 23 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon [$] Program, Social event, Ticketed event Anaheim Convention Center
303C
Description :

Join the bookmobile and library outreach community for lunch with Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO of Year Up, a non-profit organization that provides intensive professional education to urban young adults. The author luncheon is an opportunity to socialize and network with outreach colleagues. All ticket sales will end on June 14—tickets will NOT be available from the registration desk. Mr. Chertavian's participation is made possible by Viking Press, Penguin USA.

Interests :
Cost :
25

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Advocacy and Fundraising for your Rural or Tribal Library Program Anaheim Convention Center
209B
Description :

Rural and tribal libraries around the country are overcoming budget and funding challenges using resources and toolkits that provide step-by-step approaches to advocacy and fundraising efforts. Learn from taskforce members who created ALA’s Frontline Fundraising Toolkit; gain insight into successful legislative advocacy efforts that build local support, use online tools and create networks to reach rural legislators; and hear how libraries are using the newly updated Small But Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library Toolkit and the Guide for Building Support for your Tribal Library. Learn how to build a network of support in the community, how to collaborate with other libraries and how to market your library essential to the community.

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Discover Tech: How to present exciting engineering programs in your library Program Anaheim Convention Center
210C
Description :

Many libraries want to introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into their programming to attract new audiences and help stimulate children’s interest in science and technology. Discover Tech is a new traveling exhibit for public libraries from the National Center for Interactive Learning/Space Science Institute. Find out about the exhibit, Engineers Without Borders, the Grand Challenges of Engineering and programs in robotics and green energy that will encourage aspiring young engineers and delight adults. The program will also discuss a new STEM Community of Practice for librarians and other helpful ideas and resources for engineering programs in libraries.

Interests :
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Every Child Ready to Read: Implementation Tips! Program Anaheim Convention Center
213D
Description :

This program will present information on using the updated ECRR toolkit. Topics will include: parent tip sheets, childcare provider classes, staff training, serving children with special needs, tracking children's skills, and more!