Annual Conference

United for Libraries to present ‘Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations’ at Annual

PHILADELPHIA  – United for Libraries  will host “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, S219, during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Financial literacy focus of ACRL President’s Program at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Looking for ways to increase financial literacy on your campus or in your community?  Join the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) for its President’s Program at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  Titled “Financial Literacy at Your Library,” the program will feature noted Washington Post columnist and financial educator Michelle Singletary and Ferris State University President Dr. David Eisler.

'Streaming Media Passes the Tipping Point,' an ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO “Streaming Media Passes the Tipping Point: Now What?,” a preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will present fascinating and unexpected trends on streaming media in libraries from a recent national survey of academic librarians.  Presenters will take a deep look at acquisition support and challenges in both public and academic institutions.   Learn where to purchase streaming media collections, the latest trends in streaming media, how to optimize discovery, marketing and evaluate usage in an effort to pre

RUSA Literary Tastes author program features Daniel J. Brown, Tessa Dare and V.E. Schwab

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host three award-winning authors — Daniel J. Brown, Tessa Dare and V.E. Schwab -- at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference program “Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year,"  a conference tradition that features authors from RUSA’s literary awards for adults.

ASCLA 101: Network, get oriented and get involved

CHICAGO —The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will host ASCLA 101, a networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members from 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, at the Las Vegas Hotel in conjunction with the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Attend the talks you voted for at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO -- Public voting for 36 Conversation Starter talks and Ignite Sessions again tipped the balance in selecting the ones that showcase your colleagues’ newest passions and innovations during the 2014 Annual Conference. Conversation Starter talks are fast-paced 45-minute sessions intended to jumpstart conversations and highlight emerging topics and trends. Ignite speakers present for exactly five minutes on what they’re most passionate about in the library world and inspire the audience to join them.

ALCTS Virtual Preconference focuses on creating successful scholarly communication with an institutional repository

CHICAGO The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) will present a three-day (June 10-12) virtual preconference designed to inform and inspire attendees to "just say yes" to developing or expanding scholarly communication programs on their own campuses and to identify content recruitment opportunities for library-supported publishing and institutional repositories.

Rise of the introverts: Leverage your quiet influence

CHICAGO Is the rise of the quiet influencer the future face of business? Some may think the way to get things done is by being the loudest or the most charismatic, but these and other introverts have found success leading quietly: Tim Cook, Condoleezza Rice and Michael Dell. Now, more than ever, are we recognizing the need for those who can get things done in different ways? 

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment — an ALCTS preconference at Annual in Las Vegas

CHICAGO Modeled on the popular six-week online course, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Fundamentals of Collection Assessment” from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 and from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  This day-and-a-half preconference will introduce the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries.

Learning Round Table offers Annual preconference on creating effective videos and screencasts

CHICAGO Do you want to harness the power of video for achieving learning objectives? The Learning Round Table is proud to present a practical learning experience that will enrich your trip to the 2014 Annual Conference.  During this boot camp, facilitator Royce Kitts of Washburn University will guide you through the process of creating effective video learning content. He will lead you from the “why are we making this” stage to the “this is how you make it” stage.  

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