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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 - 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
ALTAFF In Action: Leadership Training at its Best Program Hilton Anaheim
Carmel
Description :

ALTAFF members and potential members are invited to learn more about the organization, how to become active, and all the resources available to members. Topics include an introduction to ALTAFF, networking and qualities of a leader, ALTAFF tools of leadership, presidential goals for the upcoming year, and mechanics of committee involvement. Incoming committee members and chairs should attend. All are welcome to attend to learn more about ALTAFF and getting involved with this dynamic organization.

8:00am - 10:00am
Beyond Paying Dues: Investing in Yourself as You Invest in Your Career Program Anaheim Marriott
Elite Ballrooms
Description :

Join alumni of ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program as they discuss how committee service and participation in member groups has opened up new leadership pathways, built their professional network, and enriched their personal lives. With tips from these panelists you can shoot for more than just getting involved in your professional organizations, to really getting something out of your experiences. Sponsored by the Spectrum Scholar Interest Group.

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8:00am - 10:00am
Conference Orientation Orientation Session, Program Anaheim Marriott
Grand Salon A-C
Description :

New to the Annual Conference or ALA? Get a fun and informative introduction to the Annual Conference and Anaheim. Learn how to navigate the exhibits and decipher the conference program, how to make ALA and NMRT work for you, and where to spend your free time in the city. NMRT provides tips from the pros and an orientation that will prepare you to take full advantage of the conference experience.

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
Diversity Begins at Home: Valuing Every Kind of Difference Program Anaheim Convention Center
208B
Description :

As we've made progress in diversity and inclusion, under-represented groups, including people with disabilities, people of color, and the GLBT community, have won greater visibility and voice. But we have not always recognized that differences also exist within these communities. This program will shed light on lesser-known intra-community differences and share the experiences of groups that face intra-community disparities. Panelists will discuss populations that could use greater recognition and acceptance, as well as what they have done and what we all can do to practice deep diversity and inclusion.

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8:00am - 10:00am
Embedded Librarian Best Practices: You Can Do It, We Can Help Program Anaheim Convention Center
213AB
Description :

Embedded librarianship is not a new term, however, for librarians being partnered with faculty in online classrooms it is becoming a critical job component. Attendees of the session will contribute a tip or frustration of embedding which will be integrated into the program. Following a brief history on embedding, a panel will discuss different types of embedding models as they involve the audience with interactive audience polling. This panel presentation, facilitated by Debbie Nolan, Dean of University Libraries at Towson University, will present embedded librarian models for distance learning at different institutions.

Panelists will give 20 minute presentations on the following topics:

Three’s Company
Kathleen Pickens-French, Public Services Librarian, Hamilton Campus at Miami University and Krista McDonald, Director, Regional Campus Library, Hamilton Campus at Miami University
Pickens-French and McDonald will describe the core model that their embedded librarians have used to create resources pages within their university’s CMS. They will explain the “Three Rule” of keeping content organized, students interested, and the library’s website where it belongs.

Going Beyond the Embedded Librarian: Creating Online Classrooms to Teach Teachers About Information Literacy
By Kathleen Anne Langan, Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University.
Langan will present a pilot program that was introduced to use e-learning technology to introduce information literacy concepts to university instructors and teach them to incorporate these concepts into their curriculum. This presentation will discuss this experience, the importance of using online classrooms as a means of communicating with instructors, and introduce best practices to create similar classes.

Direct and Repeated Interactions: The Regis Experience with Embedded Librarianship
Paul Betty, Distance Learning Librarian, Regis University
Embedded librarianship at Regis University incorporates collaboration between librarians, students, teaching faculty, and instructional designers. Betty will discuss the model the librarians in the Distance Services department have developed to lead to greater rates of “embeddedness.”

8:00am - 10:00am
First Author, First Book Author Event, Program Anaheim Convention Center
202A
Description :

Join writers for a continental breakfast and this event that features first time authors Howard Anderson, Beth Howard, Bronwen Hruska, Jay Caspian Kang, Elizabeth Percer, and Beatriz Williams. The program will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal’s Prepub Alert. An author signing will follow. Some books will be given away and others will be sold at a generous discount.

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
Future Quest: Creating a Vision for Academic Libraries Program Hilton Anaheim
California B
Description :

Do you want to know what your colleagues think the future of academic libraries will be and how we will get there? The PELS Committee of the LLAMA LOMS has conducted a brief survey to identify important planning elements and trends to consider when planning services. In this session, participants will be invited to join a lively discussion of current trends regarding the future of academic libraries and actions needed to address them.

8:00am - 10:00am
Getting Started with Cloud Computing using Amazon Web Services Program Anaheim Marriott
Orange County Salon 3
Description :

Cloud computing has been gaining popularity in libraries. The session is a beginner's guide to using Amazon web services. It is intended to provide a step-by-step, hands-on session using Amazon cloud computing services, primarily using EC2. Learners will be able to launch /stop/terminate a Linux/Windows instance, create / attach / detach new storage, make / launch instance images, securely copy/delete files, and install / remove a library application such as DSpace on the instance.

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
Grown Ups Just Want to Have Fun! Library Play Programming for College Students of All Ages Program Anaheim Convention Center
201B
Description :

Research shows that adults who play tend to be more creative and curious in their approach to learning and work. The panel of speakers will share their research findings about the benefits of play and give an overview of current library play programs offered at their respective academic libraries. This presentation will also provide an opportunity to try some play activities yourself!

8:00am - 10:00am
Integrating ‘e’ and ‘p’: Building a New Monograph Approval Infrastructure Program Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom A
Description :

eBooks are becoming a preferred format for many libraries; however, acquiring eBooks on an approval plan can be challenging. This presentation will discuss how two university libraries have partnered with approval plan vendors to integrate “e” (eBook) and “p” (print book) acquisition into approval profiles. Presenters will describe the challenges of managing eBook selection and acquisition, discuss how libraries and approval vendors deal with evolving publishing patterns, and suggest strategies for acquiring eBooks as a preferred format.

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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
Not Another Boring Vampire Romance: Going Beyond the Norm in YA Paranormal Literature Program Anaheim Convention Center
209B
Description :

Authors panel of Kenneth Oppel, Kendare Blake, Jackson Pearce, and Cindy Pon will discuss the genre appeal of paranormal fiction for young adults and how they've each taken a fresh approach to the genre. Attendees will hear about what the YA paranormal genre has to offer than with a chance to hear about the wide variety of styles and contents within the genre. The panel will give particular insight in how approaching this best-selling genre from a unique perspective makes it even more relevant and interesting to a diverse audience of teen readers.

8:00am - 10:00am
Reaching Your Patrons with the Mobile Web: Tips and Tricks for Customer Service Success Program Anaheim Convention Center
207C
Description :

We've all been there - you create a new service which has everything everyone wants.... except your customers. Learn to work effectively to create a mobile web app that will be loved by your customers. Scottsdale Public Library Staff will take you through creating the Gimme Engine and discuss the research, technology, and marketing plan that made it a success. For any library new to mobile with little/no internal development expertise.

8:00am - 10:00am
Selecting the Right Integrated Library System Program Anaheim Convention Center
202B
Description :

Are you a new library director wearing many hats, including that of being the technology person? Do you find yourself in the position of needing to choose a new integrated library system?

This workshop covers solid information to assist you, such as the pros and cons of writing a Request for Proposal and contract pitfalls. What are the choices? Is open source really free? Gain an overall understanding in order to make the best decision.

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.