ASCLA at 2013 ALA Annual Conference
June 27-July 2, 2013 in Chicago
Registration is now open at www.alaannual.org
ASCLA is hosting several preconference workshops in conjunction with the Annual Conference. Event details and pricing are at the bottom of this page. This year's events tackle innovations in resource sharing, servant leadership at your library, and transforming your library into a disaster recovery center.
Preconference registration does not require conference registration--join us for any of our preconferences without conference registration by selecting "Ticketed Events and Preconferences Only" as your registration type.
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- at the ASCLA blog: http://ascla.ala.org/blog
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ASCLA membership entitles you to discounts on ASCLA preconferences, ticketed events and online learning, and helps you stay in touch with other reference and user services professionals. Learn more about how, for less than $5 a month plus the cost of ALA membership, can benefit you professionally and personally.
Become a member now at http://www.ala.org/membership or by calling 1-800-545-2433, option 5.
Noteworthy ASCLA Events
Hang out with ASCLA colleagues and celebrate this year's award winners at the ASCLA/COSLA Reception and Awards Presentation, scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 5:45-7:30p.m. Current and potential members, as well as friends of members, are all invited to this event! Add the reception to your schedule.
We have an excellent lineup of programs set for this conference! Check them out here.
ASCLA President's Program: Storytelling Mojo: Creating the 21st Century Library Narrative
Sunday, June 30, 10:30am-12pm
Add the program to your conference schedule.
Everyone knows why libraries matter. And yet, some people are questioning our role and value in the 21st century. How do we share the excitement for how libraries are evolving and innovating as a community institution? In this keynote, you’ll learn storytelling strategies specific to the unique opportunities and challenges faced by libraries today. For the last year, our presenter, Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, has collaborated closely with both the California and Pennsylvania State Libraries around this issue. Come learn why it’s important to tell your story, how to do it right, and some simple ways to get storied. Your story matters.
Michael Margolis is the CEO of Get Storied, an advisory and learning company devoted to transformational storytelling. For over a decade, he's worked as a story architect - helping CEOs and CMOs redefine how the world perceives their brand, cause, or message. Clients include AARP, Audubon, Bloomberg, NASA, and Zappos. Michael is an anthropologist by training and an entrepreneur by trade. The son of an inventor and artist, he is committed to the biggest stories of our age - the cultural inflections that are reshaping reality. His work and ideas have been featured in Fast Company, Brandweek, and Storytelling Magazine. Michael is also an evangelist for the global storytelling movement, serving a community of 15,000 change-makers who believe in the future of storytelling. Based in NYC, Michael is left-handed, color-blind, and eats more chocolate than the average human.
ASCLA 2013 Preconferences
Add any of these events to your conference registration *or* you can register for this event without attending the ALA Annual Conference (Reg. Type: Ticketed Events and Preconferences Only). Register here.
Ports in a Storm: Your Library as a Disaster Recovery Center
Friday, June 28, 8am-12pm
This workshop focuses on community needs after an emergency, and will prepare libraries to actively function as disaster recovery centers by partnering with emergency responders and providing vital resources to the community. Hear firsthand how libraries in Queens County, NY and New Jersey responded to Hurricane Sandy. Learn what role your library can play in educating communities on disaster preparedness, and review the resources available via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative.
Speakers: Thomas W. Galante, president and CEO of Queens Library, Queens County, NY; Michele Stricker, associate director, Library Development Bureau, New Jersey State Library; Lori Foley, vice president of emergency programs at Heritage Preservation; Dan Wilson, associate director for collections and library services at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Library.
Registration Rates: $179, ASCLA member. $209, ALA member. $249, non-member. $159, ALA Retired and Student members.
Servant Leadership in Your Library
Friday, June 28, 9am-4pm
Servant leadership can change the dynamics of a library--large or small--by cultivating strong loyalty from both employees and library users. Servant leaders focus outwardly and work in partnership with their staff and communities. Through exercises, group discussion, real-world stories and personal reflection led by professional library trainer Linda Bruno, participants will develop their servant leader persona.
Speaker: Linda Bruno, expert trainer and workshop facilitator
Registration Rates (thru June 21): $279, ASCLA member. $299, ALA member. $319, non-member. $239, ALA Retired and Student members.
Discovery to Delivery: Rethinking Resource Sharing
Friday, June 28, 9am-4pm
Sponsored by ASCLA’s Physical Delivery Interest Group and RUSA’s Rethinking Resource Sharing Steering Committee
This event will bring together discussions of the critical components of resource sharing in the academic and public library environments, including innovations in discovery and ILSs as well as trends in both physical and virtual delivery of library materials to users. Attendees will learn about radical resource sharing theories, the finances of interlibrary loan (ILL) and e-books, and the latest trends in physical delivery that will provide efficient, fast and comprehensive access to patrons. In addition to panels and presentations, attendees will participate in breakout groups to further pursue ideas presented by the event speakers.
Speakers: Marshall Breeding, Jamie LaRue, Jason Kucsma, Lori Ayre and other representatives from public and academic library consortia.
Registration Rates (thru April 12): $159, ASCLA member. $189, ALA member. $209, non-member. $209, ALA Retired and Student members. Rates increase after April 12.