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ALA Annual Conference 2019

Virtual Preconference

Advocating for Your Department and Library

Tuesday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 5

Libraries are continuing to evolve not only technically, but also politically. Due to the current political climate, it is becoming more important for libraries to advocate for the values that they stand for, including code of conduct, diversity, inclusion, and social justice. This two-day pre-conference will explore different ways libraries can be influential for advocating for their services as well as their values. | More

Presenters: Emily Drabinski, Critical Pedagogy Librarian at the Graduate Center, CUNY and Angela Galvan, Library Electronic Resources Manager, Brown University Library

Registration for the virtual preconference is $69 for ALCTS members for both sessions or $43 for one session; $95 for non-ALCTS members for both sessions or $59 for one session; and $206 for groups for both sessions or $129 for one session. Fees include access to the live presentation as well as unlimited access to the recorded presentation.

Preconferences in Washington, D.C.

Kick off this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference with preconferences from ALCTS. Join your colleagues on Friday, June 21 for an array of exciting programming.

Better Networking for Disasters: Improving Participation and Coordination for Disaster Response and Recovery of Cultural Heritage

Friday, June 21, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  |  event code: ALC1

Using last year’s hurricane season in Puerto Rico as a case study, this session will bring together individuals and organizations involved in disaster response and recovery of cultural heritage. It aims to explore ways to improve coordination and increase engagement of ALA members, in disaster response and recovery. This mix of formal presentations, moderated panels and a breakout session for the audience is designed to inspire collaborations that extend beyond the current modes of working. | More

Presenters: Brenna Campbell (moderator), Preservation Librarian, Princeton University Library;  Hilda Ayala Teresa Gonzalez, Librarian, Biblioteca General, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez;  Lori Foley, Administrator, Heritage Emergency National Task Force, Office of Environmental Planning & Historic Preservation, FEMA;  Jonathan Connors, Deputy Director, Northeast, Clay Hunt Fellow, Team Rubicon;  Cecilio Ortiz, Associate Professor, Political Science, Department of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico;  Rebecca Kennedy, Owner/Private Practice, Curae Collections Care;  Jessica Unger, Emergency Programs Coordinator, Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Work (FAIC);  Johnny Lugo Vega, Cultural Heritage Conservation Scientist/Lecturer Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Change Management in Libraries and Technical Services

Friday, June 21, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  |  event code: ALC2

This preconference will begin by exploring change management as a concept for individuals, organizations, and institutions. Additional speakers will focus on the particulars for instituting change inside of libraries and tech services departments. Participants will be able to articulate what change management is, identify ways to lead change regardless of position or rank, and will learn to manage their own and others’ responses to change through examples and case studies specific to libraries. | More

Presenters: Janetta Waterhouse, Director of Technical Services and Library Systems, University of Albany;  Jenny S. Bossaller, Program Chair, Library and Information Science, University of Missouri;  A.J. Million, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan;  Erin Leach, Special Collections Cataloging Librarian, University of Georgia Libraries;  Catherine Soehner, Interim Executive Director, Associate Dean for Research and User Services, University of Utah Libraries;  Caroline Muglia, Co-Associate Dean for Collections, Head, Resource Sharing & Collection Assessment, University of Southern California Libraries;  Denise Pan, Associate Dean, Collections and Content, University of Washington Libraries

Co-sponsor: LLAMA, the Library Leadership & Management Association

Preservation in Action 

Friday, June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  |  event code: ALC3

Join Preservation in Action for an engaging opportunity to help preserve cultural heritage in Washington, DC and gain practical experience! Participants will take part in a day-long preservation project at a local cultural institution. The project, which will be led by preservation experts, will provide hands-on training in the care and handling of various materials. No experience is required. Registration is required as space is limited. | More

View the full listing of ALCTS Programs at ALA Annual 2019