CHICAGO — Five exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS). From Real World Linked Data to Cataloging for Kids, there is a preconference that meets your need. Join your colleagues on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26, for these events. Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.
CHICAGO — During the ALA 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will be offering all attendees the opportunity to have a “headshot” photo package created. Any attendee can sign up in advance for an appointment with ALA’s conference photography team to have a professional photo taken and set of digital images created for the attendees’ use in job applications, social media and other networking opportunities.
CHICAGO — A virtual preconference coming in June will bring the conference experience to you. The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) virtual preconference is sure to guarantee a great experience. Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.
Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services
An ALCTS virtual preconference
CHICAGO — During the upcoming American Library Association’s (ALA) 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will provide complimentary career counseling sessions. Confidential sessions will be conducted from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 28. Sign-up now.
CHICAGO — Public voting is now open through March 31, 2015 to determine which 36 talks in two formats will be added to this year’s ALA Annual Conference program. A total of 127 submissions were received.
“Conversation Starter” talks are fast-paced 45-minute sessions intended to jumpstart conversations and highlight emerging topics and trends. Vote now for your favorite Conversation Starters.
CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is accepting proposals for continuing education sessions to be presented at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, June 23 - 28, 2016. Proposals may be submitted through June 1 via this form.
CHICAGO — Joshua Davis, author of “Spare Parts” (now a major motion picture), will be a featured speaker at the United for Libraries President’s Program, “From Cover to Screen - Books to Movies,” at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco on Monday, June 29, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Join United for Libraries President Christine Lind Hage for this program, which will also feature Rick Jacobs, producer of “Spare Parts,” and esteemed film critic David Thomson, author of “How to Watch a Movie” (Random House, November 2015).
CHICAGO — Sonia Manzano — the Emmy Award–winning actor who defined the role of Maria on the acclaimed television series "Sesame Street" — appears as a 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker from noon - 1 p.m. on Monday, June 29.
CHICAGO — On Friday, June 26, at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Public Library Association (PLA) will present PLA BIG IDEAS @ ALA Annual, an ideal event for public library directors, deputy directors, and managers. An extension of the popular BIG IDEAS series at PLA Conference, this engaging day will feature dynamic speakers from outside the library world, including leadership expert, Jay Conger and creativity expert, Tina Seelig.
CHICAGO — StoryCorps, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, will hold a one-day workshop on Friday, June 26, for library professionals interested in offering projects inspired by StoryCorps at their institutions.