Annual Conference

VMM15: Your historic opportunity to vote on a VMM resolution

CHICAGO — Be one of more than 500 members who will have the first-time ever opportunity to vote on a resolution submitted via the Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15). American Library Association (ALA) members can make their voices heard regarding the organization’s strategic direction and budget priorities by sharing their ideas and experiences and offering their suggestions during the annual Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM).

LLAMA preconference on library space planning

CHICAGO — Orchestrating the library space planning process is more important than ever before.  As libraries change from depositories to activity centers, the spaces and furniture in them are changing and becoming increasingly more flexible.  “Building Blocks for Library Space Planning – From Vision to Paper” (LLA2) starts attendees off with ‘big picture visioning’ and ends with practical advice on current real-life library planning.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) invites everyone who has an interest in or desire to know more about library space planning to this

Get your career questions answered

CHICAGO — Need a little bit of help with your career?  Wondering if you should stay in your current position or look for something new?  Not sure what your next move should be?  If you plan to attend the ALA 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, then you should stop by the ALA JobLIST Placement Center.  There will be several opportunities to get your career questions and/or concerns answered.  Take a look at these complimentary services.

ALA President Courtney Young presents highlights of the ALA Chapters’ Career Development Facilitator Training

CHICAGO — Attendees of the ALA 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco are invited to attend a special presentation highlighting the ALA Chapters’ Career Development Facilitator Training from 1 - 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015.  The program will be held in the Moscone Convention Center – 2001W.

Meet the 2015 class of Emerging Leaders at a poster session during ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Attendees of the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco are invited to meet the 2015 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a poster session and reception from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015.

The ALA 2015 class of ELs will showcase their final projects at the poster session, which will take place in the Moscone Convention Center, room 3014-3016W.  All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

Have a professional photo taken at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — An exciting service is now part of the ALA JobLIST Placement Center. The JobLIST Placement Center offers all conference attendees the opportunity to have a "headshot" photo package created.  Any attendee can sign up 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. Sign-up now.

Networking event hosted by ALA JobLIST Placement Center at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — As part of its continuing efforts to help job seekers and employers make connections, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host an Open House/Job Fair from 10:30 a.m. – noon on Sunday, June 28 from in the JobLIST Placement Center during the ALA 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco.  The JobLIST Placement Center will be located in the Moscone convention Center – 104N.

RUSA calls for 2016 institute, preconference and program proposals

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is now accepting institute, preconference and program proposals for the 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston and the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Proposals will be accepted online through 11:59 p.m. Central on May 11, 2015. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed proposals will not be accepted.

Finalists of YALSA’s digital literacy program contest, Shark Bowl announced

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has picked six finalists for its digital literacy program contest, “Shark Bowl,” taking place at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco at YALSA’s President’s Program.

The six finalists, selected by the YALSA President's Program Task Force, are:

The American Library Association honors Camila Alire with Equality Award

CHICAGO — ALA past-President Camila Alire is the 2015 recipient of the American Library Association Equality Award. The annual award, $1,000 and a framed citation of achievement donated by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, is given to an individual or group for outstanding contributions toward promoting equality in the library profession.

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