PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Nuts & Bolts for Academic Friends Groups” from 10:30 a.m. - noon PDT at the Anaheim Convention Center, 205B, on Saturday, June 23 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim,Calif.
PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Geek Alert! Your Brain on Science and Technology” from 10:30 a.m.-noon PDT on Sunday, June 24 at the Anaheim Convention Center, 202A during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
CHICAGO —Do your library patrons need job search and career exploration support in today’s tough economy? Then head on over to the ALA Membership Pavilion at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim to register your library to win a free one-year subscription ($950 value) to the Virtual Career Library. This innovative career information service is changing the way forward-thinking libraries are providing career guidance and job search information for their library patrons.
CHICAGO —In his book, "Recovery, Reframing, and Renewal: Surviving an Information Science Career Crisis in a Time of Change," author Oliver Cutshaw examines the difficulties confronting information professionals who, due to financial downturns, technological change or personal crises, are forced to re-evaluate their career options. During this session at 10:30 a.m.
CHICAGO—The Christopher J. Hoy Scholarship Fund of the Exhibitor’s Round Table of the American Library Association will hold its annual auction during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
The silent auction will open up with a reception at 5 p.m. Friday, June 22 and will run until noon on June 25. It will be held in Lobby B of the Anaheim Convention Center.
CHICAGO —Influencing library boards, using statistics to make the case and privatization are among the topics to be discussed at the Advocacy Corner at the ALA 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. It takes place on the afternoons of Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 at the ALA Membership Pavilion (#1939).
Dr. Ken Haycock, Stephanie Vance and Peter Pearson are among the speakers who will host short discussions, workshops and Q&A sessions designed to improve advocacy skills and showcase advocacy ideas and initiatives from all types of libraries.
CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will announce the recipients of the 2012 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning during the ALA 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. The announcement will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, in room 213D of the Anaheim Convention Center. For more information on this and other AASL events at ALA Annual Conference, visit www.ala.org/aasl/annual.
PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded the 2012 LexisNexis Outstanding Friend Conference Grant to Mary Alicia McRae, secretary of the Friends of the Salinas (Calif.) Public Libraries. McRae will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2012 ALA Annual Conference June 21-26 in Anaheim, Calif. A formal presentation to McRae will be made at the conference.
CHICAGO — The Association Options Fair, held from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Sunday June 24 in the Anaheim (Calif.) Marriott Salons E and F, will provide opportunities for attendees to engage with leaders from throughout the association and profession. All 2012 ALA Annual Conference attendees are invited to attend.
CHICAGO—RDA (Resource Description and Access), the new cataloging standard, will be implemented in the U.S. national libraries in March 2013. There has been much written and discussed about RDA and the implementation by libraries across the U.S. and internationally.