Annual Conference

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.  

Theme and speakers announced for ALSC Charlemae Rollins’ President’s Program

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced the theme and speakers for the 2014 Charlemae Rollins President’s Program. This program will take place 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Riordan wins United for Libraries/Gale Trustee Conference Grant

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has awarded the 2014 United for Libraries/Gale Trustee Conference Grant to Donna Gerardi Riordan, vice president of the board of trustees of the Orcas Island (Wash.) Public Library.

Riordan will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2014 ALA Annual Conference June 26-July 1 in Las Vegas. A formal presentation to Riordan will be made at the conference.

New photography service offered during ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO An exciting new service is coming to the ALA JobLIST Placement Center during the ALA 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Statistics and Reports: Data-Driven Decision-Making, an ALCTS Annual Conference Preconference

CHICAGO "Statistics and Reports: Data-Driven Decision-Making," an Annual Conference Preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), explores the options for making more decisions based on discoverable statistics and reports. 

This preconference seeks to answer several questions: 

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