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Saturday, June 23 - 8:00am

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
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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
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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
Getting Started with Cloud Computing using Amazon Web Services Program Anaheim Marriott
Orange County Salon 3
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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.

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Chapters: Creating Leaders for Today and Tomorrow Affiliate Event, Program Anaheim Convention Center
204B
Description :

Come learn how to create leaders not only able to adapt to change but also efficient in developing and implementing brand-new ideas and concepts for the betterment of your association.

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10:30am - 12:00pm
Leaders Wanted / LIS Doctoral Program Options Fair: Cultivating Diversity in LIS Education Program Anaheim Marriott
Marquis South
Description :

Representation of diversity in LIS education and research is paramount to achieving our diversity recruitment goals. A panel featuring current doctoral students will be followed by an hour-long Options Fair with representatives from LIS doctoral programs. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore PhD and funding options from schools across the country. All are welcome to join us!

10:30am - 12:00pm
Write for it! Jump Start your Research Agenda and Join the Conversation Program Anaheim Marriott
Grand Salon E
Description :

Are you interested in publishing? Are you interested in research beyond the “how we did it good" article? Come and hear a librarian with a successful publishing record address problems in conducting research in acquisitions and collection development, and a journal editor discuss bridging the disconnects between those who wish to be published and the publishing world. Both speakers will share their unique perspective and insights. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the Q&A session following the presentations.

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Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Networking: What Works? Presidents program Anaheim Marriott
Grand Salon A-C
Description :

Networking gets the job done! Discover what happens behind the closed doors of a library search committee - and how your professional (and personal) networks can make or break your prospects. Then learn how other librarians navigated the networking maze to land plum positions. With the insider scoop, practical pointers, and the opportunity to connect with both peers and mentors, you'll be able to put your network to work for you.

1:30pm - 3:30pm
President's Program (LLAMA) Presidents program, Program Anaheim Marriott
Elite Ballrooms
Description :

Heather Krasna, career expert and author of Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service, will lead a dynamic and engaging session that will leave you with an inspiring new goal to achieve and a plan in place to get there.

Whether your five-year goal is to be promoted, change career tracks, enhance the scope of your position, or even to retire, this session will give you the tools you need.

1:30pm - 5:30pm
How to Quickly Build a Web App Using Drupal Program Anaheim Marriott
Orange County Salon 3
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We will demonstrate techniques for pulling together a web application using Drupal 7 along with modules and other free components. We will focus on creating a site that provides a good see experience and has a distinctive look without taking a huge effort.

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Saturday, June 23 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
AASL 101 Orientation Session Anaheim Convention Center
203B
Description :

Experienced members of American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will show you how to navigate Annual Conference and fill you in on other ALA/AASL events. Don't miss this opportunity to learn the AASL ropes regarding everything from the features and benefits of your membership to practical tips and ideas that can help you in your career as a school library professional. First time attendees and prospective members are invited and long-time members are welcome to attend this great networking opportunity.

4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Legacy of Library Elders – What Could, Should, Would It Be? Program Anaheim Marriott
Grand Salon G-H
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One mission of the Retired Members Round Table is to foster lifelong professional involvement and networking. One librarian has been tracking elder librarians and gathering their memories of relationships with patrons over the past decades. Remember when we were just beginning to use online databases? Arro Smith has videoed librarians remembering – both acts of memory and the fact of video lead us to the historical aspects of our long involvement in our profession. Join us to watch the videos, and listen. Then offer your own ideas, and opinions of how this and we may affect the future of librarianship.

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4:00pm - 6:00pm
ALSC 101 Orientation Session, Program Anaheim Marriott
Grand Salon A-C
Description :

If you're new to ALSC or if this is your first Annual Conference as a children's librarian, then this program is for you! We'll provide you with information about the perks of ALSC membership, tips on how to get involved, and tricks of the trade for navigating Annual Conference. We'll also be raffling off a Nook and a Book and tickets to the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet to lucky ALSC members courtesy of the Friends of ALSC! The first half of the program will be an introduction to ALSC, the second half an opportunity to socialize. Stick around and meet new colleagues!

Sunday, June 24 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Creativity and Innovation (Library Research Round Table | LRRT) Program Anaheim Convention Center
203A
Description :

Novelty and innovation are needed to respond to today's challenges. Libraries and librarians are hungry for new and creative approaches to asking questions and finding answers.

Sunday, June 24 - 9:00am

9:00am - 11:00am
Managing your Career in Federal Libraries and Information Centers (FAFLRT) Program Red Lion Hotel Anaheim
Serafina A & B
Description :

The technical expertise, training, and management skills gained from your career in librarianship can transition to other jobs in the Federal system and also translate into follow-on careers in other areas. This program will focus on helpful advice for current Federal library personnel; e.g., how to survive downsizing, coping with change, proactively participating in your agency's reorganization, and preparing for your next interesting career path.

The guest speaker, Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director, for the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, CA, will offer relevant information for experienced library professionals who might be facing a planned or an unplanned early retirement and who are, therefore, considering new career paths which utilize their skills and education. With the constant addition of new information technologies and changing user needs and expectations, the library and information science profession is one of the most exciting today. Information professionals have developed important skill sets that are being used in innovative ways and are increasingly applicable in a variety of information environments. Dr. Hirsh will explain how new positions have emerged in libraries to meet the changing information landscape as librarians are now working with metadata, e-learning projects, and digital initiatives. Additionally, there are increasing opportunities to apply library and information science skills to other settings in roles such as social media liaisons and taxonomy analysts. Dr. Hirsch, with her combination of academic achievements and professional experiences with global companies, will discuss new career opportunities for library and information science professionals - both inside libraries and in other job settings -- along with strategies for pursuing alternate career paths.

A panel of current and former professional Federal librarians will share their personal experiences in career management, such as applying and transferring to internal or external opportunities, expanding their responsibilities and moving upward during an agency's reorganization, successfully preparing for a desk audit or non-competitive promotion process, and transitioning to a follow-on career.

Speakers will include the following:
Vicky Crone, Head, Continuing Resources Unit, National Agricultural Library;
Richard Huffine, Director, USGS Libraries Program, U.S. Geological Survey;
Jane Killian, Supervisory Librarian, FBI Laboratory Library;
Doria B. Grimes, Senior Analyst, Riverside Technology, Inc., who will explain her smooth transition after Federal retirement to a second career as a contractor;
Blane Dessy, Executive Director, FEDLINK, Library of Congress
Helen Q. Sherman, Director, Component Information Support, Defense Technical Information Center.

During an interactive section, attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and to share their own tips for managing careers in information environments by successfully meeting current challenges and/or moving to new career paths.

Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
3, 2, 1...Action: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Using Technology to Make Homegrown Promotional Videos Program Anaheim Marriott
Orange County Salon 1-2
Description :

Thinking about developing a promotional video to market your library? Whatever the subject—a new library space, special collections, or an introduction for first-year students, it’s up to you to create it! Come listen to the behind-the-scenes story of Towson University’s Cook Library’s award-winning video, “Civility: That’s Our Policy.” We will discuss the nuts and bolts of creating a video from story boarding and gathering actors to copyright and technology needs to advertising your finished product.

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10:30am - 12:00pm
Online Personal Archiving: Preserving Your Record for the Future Program Anaheim Marriott
Elite Ballrooms
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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
2012 Association Options Fair Forum/Update, Orientation Session, Program, Social event Anaheim Marriott
Grand Salon E & F
Description :

The Association Options Fair provides interested members from diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to visit with Association, Division, Committee, Affiliate, and Roundtable representative leaders to discuss volunteer opportunities. A speed networking approach allows members to visit briefly with member groups and take note of possible leads for future involvement.

Sponsors :
ALA
1:30pm - 3:30pm
So You Think You Can Write: Librarians Gather & Preserve Our Community History Affiliate Event, Program Anaheim Convention Center
208B
Description :

A workshop / roundtable panel of local ethnic community focused books published under Arcadia Publishing by the authors who are also librarians, archivists and historians. They will be exposing and sharing their challenges as well as their joys in researching families, organizations and individuals in order to document and preserve the collective memories of their local communities. Their goal is to promote and encourage more community history books to be written, especially from diverse communities. Speakers: Elnora Kelly Tayag "Filipinos in Ventura County", Lessa Pelayo-Lozada "Hawaiians in Los Angeles", Florante Peter Ibanez "Filipinos in Carson and the South Bay", and Jenny Cho "Chinatown in Los Angeles" and "Chinatown and China City in Los Angeles- Postcard History."

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Sponsors :
AFL
AFL-APALA
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speed Networking for YA Librarians Discussion/Interest group, Program Hilton Anaheim
Pacific A
Description :

Are you the only teen services librarian at your library? Tired of being lonely and want a simple way to connect with your peers? Attend this informal event to meet colleagues from around the country and exchange practical ideas and information to help you bolster your teen services program.