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ALA

Library Day on the Hill
Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Join hundreds of fellow attendees for the rare opportunity to show the value of libraries to the Members of Congress. The day will include a Hearing on the Hill on the importance of all types of libraries, and displays around the Halls of Congress informing passers-by about each type of library and the services they provide. Buses will take participants to the Hill in the afternoon to visit your members offices with colleagues. You'll be prepped with informational handouts, perfect for educating Members on the impact libraries have on people's lives, and invite them to join you for a special reception, which will take place that night from 4-6 pm, a perfect time for you to continue to interact with Members of Congress and Hill staffers.
Tickets: This event is free, but does require prior registration

Librarians Build Communities!
ALA-CRC
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
OR
Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Participate in one or both of these daylong community service efforts on Friday and Tuesday. Exact jobs to be determined as we work with the Washington, D.C. Public Library and community service groups. All participants will be notified in advance of the various projects and be able to pick the one in which they wish to participate. Your registration fee will be contributed to local library funds. Lunch, transportation and a participation t-shirt are included.
Tickets: (One Day): $10

PLA

The Insider's Guide to Capitol Hill
PLA-IC
Monday, June 25, 2007, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The PLA Legislative Committee proposes to lead an insider's tour of Capitol Hill and surrounding environs designed to demystify the halls of government and remove some of the intimidation that may keep some ALA and PLA members from attending National Library Legislative Day. The plan includes a guided tour through the House and Senate Office Buildings, the Capitol, and other government buildings in the Capitol complex. This fun and entertaining trip will include a stop at a Congressional Office, a look at a committee room, and stops for refreshments at the cafeterias in the bowels of the Capitol complex.
Tickets: This event is sold out and is wait-list only.

Preconferences

  AASL
Advocacy Begins with Strategic Planning
AASL-ISS
Friday, June 22, 2007, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Strategic planning empowers school librarians to be effective advocates of strong library programs, ensuring student learning, information literacy, as well as cultural enrichment. Strategic planning is a tool for successful advocacy, a PR element in its own right and an opportunity to build or strengthen relationships with key constituents. Join organizational consultant Maureen Sullivan, a former ACRL president, to learn or hone your strategic planning skills for the school library setting in this interactive preconference.
Speakers: Maureen Sullivan
Tickets: AASL Member: $79; ALA Member: $129; Non-Member: $184

Disaster Preparedness for School Library Media Specialists
Friday, June 22, 2007, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Terrence Young, a Beyond Words grant receipient, as he leads a panel of School Library Media Specialists in a discussion on disaster preparedness. Gain valuable insight to disaster planning as these experts share their experiences, successes and lessons learned. Learn the ups and the downs of disaster recovery as they apply to the school library media specialist and the library. Discover the subtle differences of planning and recovery as they apply to public and private schools. Use the knowledge and experience of this panel to devise a plan in the event of a disaster. This workshop made possible as part of the Beyond Words Dollar General School Relief Grant.
Tickets: This event is free, but requires registration due to limited availability. Reserve your seat now.

ACRL
Accepting an Electronic Resources Librarianship Position: The Best Professional Decision You Ever Made! Now What?
Friday, June 22, 2007, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Managing e-resources is challenging and detail oriented. Many librarians, who until yesterday were performing traditional roles, have accepted the challenge of being an E-resources librarian. This branch of librarianship is fairly new and is akin to learning to build an airplane while learning how to fly it. Meant for new and practicing ER librarians, this preconference will offer practical “how to” tips to help you gain indepth knowledge on critical aspects of creating a framework successful eresources management.
Speakers: Anjana Bhatt, Florida Gulf Coast University
Tickets: ACRL Member: $195; ALA Member: $245; Non-Member: $275; Student/Retired Member: $95

Writing and Using Objectives to Improve Library Instruction
Friday, June 22, 2007, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Whether your instruction is course-related, an open workshop session, or on-line, developing objectives before you begin and using them as a roadmap in the development of the lesson will keep you on target as you teach and will make assessment easier. This preconference will introduce the development and use of learning objectives for library instruction. Learn how to create objectives that are specific and measurable and practice writing instructional objectives for lessons you currently teach or wish to teach.
Speakers: Dolores Fidishun, Pennsylvania State University Great Valley
Tickets: ACRL Member: $195; ALA Member: $245; Non-Member: $275; Student/Retired Member: $95

ALA

Creating A Staff Development Plan
ALA-CLENERT
Friday, June 22, 2007, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In today's environment, library staff have to work harder than ever to stay informed and keep up with changes. How can libraries encourage all staff to continually develop their skills? A systematic staff development plan can address the learning needs of library staff and increase their effectiveness on the job. This half-day session is a step-bystep introduction to the process of addressing the issue of staff development from needs assessment through planning. Do you need a staff development plan?
Speakers: Cal Shepard, SOLINET
Tickets: CLENERT Member: $110; ALA Member: $130; Non-Member: $180

International Documents in an Electronic Age - the Open Internet and Beyond: Challenges, Tasks and Tools for all Libraries
ALA-GODORT
Thursday, June 21, 2007, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This preconference, hosted by the World Bank in Washington, D.C., will introduce participants to the many sources of international and IGO material available via the Internet. Participants will learn how the resources are structured and how to use the materials to assist researchers in their home libraries. Breaks and lunch will be provided. Following the preconference the OECD will host a reception for participants and speakers.
Speakers: Charles Eckman, Associate University Librarian for Collections, University of California at Berkeley; Susan Bennett White, United Nations Librarian, Princeton University; Mary Gay Anderson, International Documents Librarian, Florida International University; Nancy Pressman Levy, Librarian of the Woodrow Wilson School, African Bibliographer, Princeton University; James A. Church, International Documents Librarian, University of California at Berkeley; World Bank staff TBA, World Bank
Tickets: GODORT Member: $150; ALA Member: $200; Non-Member: $250; Student/Retired Member: $125

Celebrating the Library Bill of Rights
ALA-IFRT
Thursday, June 21, 2007, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spend an afternoon with library intellectual freedom activists from around the United States as we celebrate one of our profession's most important documents: The Library Bill of Rights. A panel of speakers who have faced challenges will talk about what the LBOR means to them. Then, there will be an opportunity to participate in facilitated table discussions of the many LBOR interpretations that have been passed by ALA Council over the years. This program is guaranteed to engage and enthuse participants.
Tickets: $25

Adult literacy: foundation for a digital age: IRRT Pre-conference
ALA-IRRT
Friday, June 22, 2007, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
“Adult literacy: foundation for a digital age” will recognize a global concern, the urgent need for people everywhere to have access to basic literacy instruction. The pre-conference is designed as an opportunity for dialogue, and exercises in the expression of diversity in libraries around the world. The IRRT International Exchanges Committee will describe their work with study visits and exchange programs. Information will be disseminated about opportunities for librarians to enrich and broaden their career experience, and enhance the library profession by developing intercultural perspectives.
Tickets: $40

Rare, antiquarian, or just plain old: cataloging pre-twentieth century cartographic resources
ALA-MAGERT
Thursday, June 21, 2007 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
and Friday, June 22, 2007, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This two-day workshop will introduce participants to the cataloging of pre-twentieth century cartographic resources through instruction and hands-on activities with sheet maps, atlas plates, and atlases, ranging from manuscript to printed items. Addressing issues pertinent to early materials in general, instructors will also discuss relevant characteristic aspects of cartographic resources by era. The course will progress through the elements of description, with examples focusing on such issues as transcription, mathematical data, and supportive research.
Speakers: Carolyn J. Kadri, Special Collections Cataloger, University of Texas at Arlington Library; Nancy A. Kandoian, Map Cataloger, The New York Public Library; Deborah J. Leslie, Head of Cataloging, Folger Shakespeare Library; Seanna S. W. Tsung, Senior Cataloging Specialist, Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress
Tickets: Advance: MAGERT Member: $335; ALA Member: $395; Non-Member: $455; Student/Retired Member: $200

Advocacy Institute
ALA-PIO
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Learn how to become an effective library advocate and develop an action plan that you can use in your community or on campus! This three-part program consists of message development and coalition-building techniques; a lunchtime panel discussion on nurturing advocates through school, young adult and academic phases; and afternoon breakout sessions on topics including increasing library funding, maintaining budgets, and crisis communications. Sponsored by the Advocacy Institute Task Force of the Public Awareness Committee.
Tickets: Advance: $35. Onsite: $50

User Rights at Risk in Video and Film: Issues for Media Librarians
ALA-VRT
Friday, June 22, 2007, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Focuses on user rights under copyright law, including fair use and the right to use orphan works. Features a major new initiative on fair use, which created the "Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use." Speakers include experts from filmmaking, legal, academic and practitioner communities. The preconference provides the latest information on orphan works, and explores how librarians' service to users and their own user rights are affected by current practices and trends.
Speakers: Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University, Faculty Director of the Glushko- Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic; Pat Aufderheide, Professor, School of Communication, American Univ., Executive Director, Center for Social Media
Tickets: Advance: VRT Member: $50; ALA Member: $75; Non-Member: $125; Student/Retired Member: $35. Onsite: VRT Member: $55; ALA Member: $80; Non- Member: $150; Student/Retired Member: $40.

ALCTS

Fundamentals of Library of Congress Classification: An ALCTS/PCC Workshop
Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
This preconference presents authoritative training in the principles and practices of Library of Congress Classification (LCC). Includes background on the development and structure of LCC, on the components of call numbers, and guidance in the use of essential tools. Emphasis is on application of LCC in areas most often used by generalists, including schedules H, N, and P. The workshop concludes with a session on local classification decisions and on proposing class numbers through SACO.
Tickets: Advance: ALCTS Member: $339; ALA Member: $379; Non-Member: $429; Student/Retired Member: $150. Onsite: ALCTS Member: $379; ALA Member: $419; Non-Member: $479; Student/Retired Member: $150.

Comprehensive Series Training: An ALCTS/PCC Workshop
Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
2007, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm This two-day preconference will present authoritative, standardized training in the decisions associated with series. The training will cover all aspects of series use both in the bibliographic record and in authority records. Lecture, discussion and hands on exercises will cover the need for control of series headings, treatment options, how to read the authority record, how to record series in bibliographic records, basic authority control workflow, and creating and maintaining series authority records.
Tickets: Advance: ALCTS Member: $339; ALA Member: $379; Non-Member: $429; Student/Retired Member: $150. Onsite: ALCTS Member: $379; ALA Member: $419; Non-Member: $479; Student/Retired Member: $150.

What They Don't Teach in Library School: Competencies, Education and Employer Expectations for a Career in Cataloging
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
This preconference focuses on the disconnects between what you learn in library school and the reality of working in the field of cataloging. Panel members will share their professional viewpoints and personal experiences related to the changing technical skills, education requirements, cataloging and bibliographic access competencies and employers' expectations for catalog librarians in the 21st century.
Speakers: Sylvia Hall-Ellis; Karen Calhoun, Senior Associate University Librarian for Information Technology, Cornell University; J. Randolph Call, Associate Director for Technical Services, Detroit Public Library; Beacher Wiggins, Director for Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access, Library of Congress; Janet Swan Hill, Associate Director for Technical Services, University of Colorado - Boulder; Brian Schottlaender, University Librarian, University of California at San Diego
Tickets: Advance: ALCTS Member: $199; ALA Member: $239; Non-Member: $279; Student/Retired Member: $99. Onsite: ALCTS Member: $239; ALA Member: $279; Non-Member: $319; Student/Retired Member: $99.

ALCTS Technical Services Management: Generational and Workflow Issues
Morning Session: Managing the Multigenerational Workplace: Practical Techniques
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lead your library with a people-savvy vision that nurtures collaboration and communication! This half-day preconference will use presentations and small group brainstorming sessions to provide attendees with tips and techniques they can use to enhance intergenerational relationships in the library workplace. You'll have an opportunity to discuss real-life scenarios and solutions applicable to your workplace. The future of libraries depends on "people" knowledge.
Speaker: Pixie Anne Mosley, Director of Access Services, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
Do not register for this event if you also wish to register for the afternoon session of ALCTS Technical Services Management.
Tickets (Morning Only): Advance: ALCTS Member: $119; ALA Member: $139; Non- Member: $159; Student/Retired Member: $59. Onsite: ALCTS Member: $139; ALA Member: $159; Non-Member: $179; Student/Retired Member: $59.

ALCTS Technical Services Management: Generational and Workflow Issues
Afternoon Session: Workflow Analysis, Redesign, and Implementation: Integrating Complexities of Electronic Resources in the Digital Age
Friday, June 22, 2007, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The proliferation of electronic content no longer allows for simple workflows. Functional workflows now cross the organization and involve individuals with a variety of skills and responsibilities. Would you like to learn about a proven set of tools that create more dynamic and flexible workflows that save money and that optimize your productivity to enhance access? This pre-conference will outline the possibilities that a systematically implemented workflow analysis and redesign can offer your institution.
Speakers: Rick Lugg, R2 Consulting; Ruth Fischer, R2 Consulting; Catherine Tierney, AUL for Technical Services, Stanford University; Kim Armstrong, Director of Collections Services, University of Illinois at Springfield; Celeste Feather, Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian, The Ohio State University.
This session is sponsored by the ALCTS Acquisitions Section Organization & Management Committee and cosponsored by the ALCTS Serials Section, the ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section, and LITA.
Do not register for this event if you also wish to register for the morning session of ALCTS Technical Services Management.
Tickets (Afternoon Only): Advance: ALCTS Member: $119; ALA Member: $139; Non- Member: $159; Student/Retired Member: $59. Onsite: ALCTS Member: $139; ALA Member: $159; Non-Member: $179; Student/Retired Member: $59.

ALCTS Technical Services Management: Generational and Workflow Issues
Morning and Afternoon Sessions

Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Register for both sessions of the half-day preconference sessions listed above, at a discounted rate. Do not register for this event if you are registering for one of the ALCTS Technical Services Management half-day sessions above.
Tickets (Full Day Only): Advance: ALCTS Member: $199; ALA Member: $239; Non- Member: $279; Student/Retired Member: $99. Onsite: ALCTS Member: $239; ALA Member: $279; Non-Member: $319; Student/Retired Member: $99.

ALSC
ALSC-ASCLA Joint Preconference: The Underserved 20 Percent - Children, Teens, and Adults with Disabilities
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
This joint ASLC/ASCLA preconference will feature keynote speaker Harriet McBryde Johnson, an attorney, disability rights activist, and author of various kinds of nonfiction including "Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales From A Life" and "Accidents of Nature." Other events will include a resource fair, and panel discussions on the importance of information access, and successful programs and projects that have made a difference to library patrons.
Speakers: Harriet McBryde Johnson, lawyer and author
Tickets: Advance: ALSC or ASCLA Member: $235; ALA Member or Non-Member: $275. Student/Retired Member: $141. Onsite: $300

ALTA

Raising Library Capital in the Capitol
Friday, June 22, 2007, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Does your library work to match funding opportunities with appropriate donors and corporate sponsors? Is your library utilizing Web-based fundraising to better reach potential donors? Is your library considering starting a foundation to better harness the goodwill of patrons and advocates? In this session you will learn the principles of fundraising from development professionals and how you can leverage your library’s unique position in the community.
Speakers: Joan Claffey, Director of Development, American Library Association; Susan Roman, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Dominican University, (IL)
Tickets: $85

ASCLA

Leading Dynamic Staff Management: a Team Approach
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
How do you assure your library's success today and in the future? In this workshop, you will learn how to create and sustain a plan for staff functionality development. You will be provided a tool kit to build an effective staffing model for your organization, which will help you assess needed staff competencies; develop your current staffing strengths and recruit for needed and anticipated skills. Libraries are encouraged to send teams to this workshop. Attendees will be asked to bring organizational data to the workshop.
Speakers: William Rothwell, PhD, Professional Associate Development Programs, Pennsylvania State University
Tickets: ASCLA Member: ASCLA Member: $100; ALA Member: $140; Non-Member: $215
Ticket: Second Registrant: $60

LAMA

Fundamentals of Budget and Finance for Libraries - A LAMA Institute
Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
This event has been cancelled due to a speaker's schedule conflict.

Building Blocks: Touring a Block at a Time
LAMA-BES
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
What better way to learn about library space planning than to visit new and renovated libraries? What better city to see a variety of institutional, academic and public libraries than Washington, DC? In conjunction with the publication of the third edition of “Building Blocks - Planning Functional Library Space,” the LAMA BES Functional Space Planning Committee will host a walking tour of some of the most interesting public, academic and specialty libraries in the District of Columbia to explore applications of this space planning primer. Join us, rain or shine, with your walking shoes to see functional space planning solutions that can work for you!
Tickets: LAMA Member: $75; ALA Member: $125; Non-Member: $200; Student/Retired Member: $60

Off-Site but Not Out of Reach: the Shared High Density Storage Solution
LAMA-BES
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
This day-long preconference offers a tour of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) high-density shelving facility (shared by eight research institutions), catered lunch, and afternoon program onsite. Participants will learn about the various issues in planning and/or participating in a shared facility, such as needs of constituencies, funding models, storage and plant options, staffing, auxiliary services, and collection decisions. Resource packet will be provided.
Speakers: Lizanne Payne, Executive Director, Washington Research Library Consortium; Bruce Hulse, Director of Library Services, Washington Research Library Consortium; Deborah Slingluff, Associate Director for Library Services, Johns Hopkins University; John F. Helmer, Executive Director, Orbis Cascade Alliance; Christopher Loring, Director of Libraries, Smith College
Tickets: LAMA Member: $75; ALA Member: $125; Non-Member: $200; Student/Retired Member: $60

LITA

Simplifying Complex Projects Using dotproject for Project Management
Friday, June 22, 2007, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Dotproject is a powerful Open Source Project Management tool. This preconference is intended as a training session. An expert in Project Management will teach the basics of how to analyze and organize a major and complicated project, like a full website redesign. The workshop will then cover how to use Dotproject in managing the project. Additionally, the attendees will be given all of the necessary technical information to enable the installation of Dotproject.
Tickets: LITA Member: $205; ALA Member: $305; Non-Member: $375

PLA

Extreme Makeover: Redesigning Your Library to Promote Usage and Circulation
PLA-LD
Friday, June 22, 2007, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
As Libraries face ever-increasing competition from retailers, web-based information sources and changing customer's expectations including limited time, business world strategies must be employed if we are to remain viable in our communities. This humorous and practical presentation offers crucial insight for librarians on changing how we do business without sacrificing traditions. Library zoning, including vibrant children's areas, customer-centered collections, and policies and merchandising will be addressed with one overriding theme: libraries do not need a lot of money to remodel and retool. In merchandising the collection, library staff at all points on the change-oriented and traditional scale can thrive in a library where the collection and services star. Customers can see the difference when they walk in the door and they love it.
Speakers: David Genesy, Director, Redwood City (Calif.) Public Library; Joan Bernstein, Director, Mt. Laurel (N.J.) Library; Peter Magnani, Director, Capital Program Dept., Queens Borough (N.Y.) Public Library; Ruth Herzberg, Library Services Project Coord., Queens Borough (N.Y.) Public Library
Tickets: Advance: PLA Member: $65; ALA Member: $120; Non-Member: $165. Onsite: PLA Member: $115; ALA Member: $170; Non-Member: $215

The Fun and Facts of Early Literacy: Communicating with Parents and Caregivers Through Storytime
PLA-LS
Friday, June 22, 2007, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Storytimes are an excellent opportunity to promote the joy of reading while modeling and explaining behaviors that parents and caregivers can use to develop early literacy skills in their children. Learn how to present dynamic storytimes while incorporating proven techniques and activities that parents and caregivers can use to help children master critical pre-reading skills. Attendees will take away research and information they can use to make a case to library administrator, staff, and community partners and funders about the importance of early literacy programs.
Speakers: Pamela Martin-Diaz, Branch Manager, Allen County Public Library- Shawnee Branch; Saroj Ghoting, Early Childhood Literacy Consultant, Ghoting Consulting
Tickets: Advance: PLA Member: $125; ALA Member: $180; Non-Member: $230. Onsite: PLA Member: $175; ALA Member: $230; Non-Member: $285

Recruit Teens to Work for Your library--Now and Later
PLA-IC
Friday, June 22, 2007, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to use positive youth development techniques and an IMLS-funded library careers/skills curriculum to recruit and retain teen workers for your library. Discover how they can enrich the present and help shape the future of library services, staffing and community connections. This program will be presented by a panel of teen workers and library professionals.
Speakers: Doris Ann Sweet, Associate Director, Public Services, Simmons College Library (Boston); Theresa Ramos, Program Development Coordinator, Free Library of Philadelphia; Virginia Walter, Ph.D., Professor &Chair, Information Studies Dept., UCLA-GSEIS; Hedra Packman, Director of Library Services, Free Library of Philadelphia; Melanie Zibit, MassBLAST Curriculum Specialist, Simmons College Library (Boston)
Tickets: Advance: PLA Member: $125; ALA Member: $180; Non-Member: $235. Onsite: PLA Member: $175; ALA Member: $230; Non-Member: $285

RUSA

Behind the Genealogy Reference Desk: Researching Our Nation's Treasures
RUSA-HS
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Our Nation's capital holds great treasures for genealogists and historians. Find out what is available at the US National Archives and the Daughters of the Revolution Library for family history research. Speakers from both research centers will be available to share information about their facilities. This genealogy preconference will be held at the US National Archives Building in Washington, DC. It will include a private viewing of the Charters of Freedom held in the Rotunda.
Tickets: RUSA Member: $95; ALA Member: $140; Non-Member: $215; Retired/Student Member: $57

Reinvented Reference 3: Emerging Technologies for Reference Services
RUSA-MARS
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm How can social networking, blogging, and podcasting be applied to reference and information services? How can you best use instant messaging and other available technologies to provide Everywhere Reference? Speakers from academic and public libraries will highlight selection, implementation and evaluation of new technologies for cutting edge reference services. Network with colleagues regarding successful new service models. Michael Stephens, the keynote speaker, will discuss "Web 2.0 technologies for Reference Services."
Speakers: Michael Stephens, Instructor, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Tickets: RUSA Member: $195; ALA Member: $240; Non-Member: $315; Retired/Student Member: $99

Libraries, Older Adults and Technology
RUSA-RSS
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
This preconference will focus on how seniors (older adults and baby boomers) utilize technology today and will use it tomorrow in various types of libraries. Speakers will present practical models, training examples and tool kits for library staff to work with older adults both in the library and the community. Other options such as utilizing, Seniornet and Generations Online will be explored. Participants will also learn about the importance of marketing the library's technology and training to older adults.
Speakers: Connie Van Fleet, Professor, School of Library & Information Studies, University of Oklahoma at Norman; Danny Wallace, Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma at Norman; Courtney Deines-Jones, President, Grimalkin Group, LLC, Silver Spring, MD; Carol Bean, Library Computer Center Manager, North County Regional Library, Palm Spring Gardens, FL; Janice Rosen, Librarian, Library Services to the Deaf Community, District of Columbia Public Library; Cathy Alloway, Dauphin County Library System, Harrisburg, PA
Tickets: RUSA Member: $195; ALA Member: $240; Non-Member: $315; Retired/Student Member: $99

Yin & Yang: Bringing Balance to Resource Sharing
RUSA-STARS
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Amid the varied demands within resource sharing, how can libraries attain balanced service? This preconference for advanced practitioners includes discussions on consortia, committed lending, and unmediated/patron-initiated borrowing. The presentations examine the ideal perspective versus the current perspective (what is happening) of an end user or resource-sharing practitioner. During a catered lunch, there will be breakout sessions on special issues followed by a panel discussion summarizing these sessions. For more information visit the RUSA STARS webpage.
Speakers: Tom Delaney, RapidILL Team; Dan Iddings, Executive Director, PALCI; John Bodfish, Senior Technical Designer/Developer, Fretwell-Downing; Robert Krall, Assistant Director, Access Services, University of Pennsylvania; Cyril Oberlander, Director of Interlibrary Services, University of Virginia
Tickets: RUSA Member: $160; ALA Member: $205; Non-Member: $280; Retired/Student Member: $99

ILL 101: Interlibrary Loan for New Practitioners
RUSA-STARS
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
This preconference is aimed at librarians and library staff who are new to the field of interlibrary loan and resource sharing. Attendees will receive an overview of the basic skills and process used in resource sharing. The speakers will provide information on the importance of resource sharing to the library community, the codes and standards that govern it; and will discuss in-depth the borrowing and lending aspects of resource sharing, including the various techniques and technologies.
Speakers: Brenda Bailey-Hainer, Executive Director, Bibliographic Center for Research, Colorado State Library, Aurora; Mary Hollerich, Head of the Collection Access Section, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; Carrie Russell, Copyright Librarian, Office for Information Technology Policy, American Library Association; Cyril Oberlander, Director of Interlibrary Services, University of Virginia , Charlottesville; Cherie Weible, Assistant Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana
Tickets: RUSA Member: $110; ALA Member: $155; Non-Member: $230; Retired/Student Member: $75

YALSA

Beginner's Guide to Teens in Libraries
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
The purpose of the preconference is to provide continuing education to help library workers who are not trained as young adult librarians interact with teens in a positive manner and to provide appropriate services and resources to teens.
Tickets: $125

Sins of Young Adult Literature
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
This preconference will cover controversial issues and themes in young adult literature. Controversial authors will speak and factual information to justify such books in young adult collections will be covered, as well as a segment on defending titles against challenges.
Tickets: YALSA Member: $195; ALA Member: $235; Non-Member: $285; Retired/Student Member: $195

Special Events

AASL

Independent School Section (ISS) School Tour
AASL-ISS
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet colleagues from around the country, visit two schools and three libraries, and get back to the Convention Center in time for the ISS pre-conference workshop on strategic planning! This morning's bus tour will take you to the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, and Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC. A bag lunch will be provided so you won't miss a moment of the afternoon pre-conference workshop.
Tickets: $50

Independent School Section (ISS) Tea
AASL-ISS
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Make new friends and keep the old! Join your Independent School Section colleagues for brunch, share your stories, get fresh ideas, learn about ISS initiatives and how you can get involved. It's always fun and informative.
Tickets: $29

AASL Awards Luncheon
Monday, June 25, 2007, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Celebrate the accomplishments of your colleagues and enjoy lunch at the presentation of the 2007 AASL Awards, including the prestigious National School Library Media Program of the Year Award. Immediately following the Awards Luncheon is the AASL President's Reception providing the opportunity to meet and greet the AASL President, Board Members and other AASL leaders.
Tickets: $49

ALA

Library Day on the Hill
Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join hundreds of fellow attendees for the rare opportunity to show the value of libraries to the Members of Congress. The day will include a Hearing on the Hill on the importance of all types of libraries, and displays around the Halls of Congress informing passers-by about each type of library and the services they provide. Buses will take participants to the Hill in the afternoon to visit your members' offices with colleagues. You'll be prepped with informational handouts, perfect for educating Members on the impact libraries have on people's lives, and invite them to join you for a special reception, which will take place that night from 4-6 pm a perfect time for you to continue to interact with Members of Congress and Hill staffers.
Tickets: This event is free, but has limited availability

ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Event
Saturday, June 23, 2007, 8:00 - 11:00 pm
Saturday, June 23, 2007, 8:00 - 11:00 pm The Scholarship Bash provides scholarships for library school graduate students. Among others, the event has featured the Indigo Girls, Three Dog Night and Mary Chapin-Carpenter, has been held at Universal Studios, and has raised almost one million dollars. This year's event will feature local political satarists Capitol Steps and additional entertainment that will be announced soon. Make sure to buy your tickets in support and celebration of a great cause. For more information visit www.ala.org/scholarshipbash.
Tickets: $35

Inaugural Banquet
Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Join us for the Inaugural Banquet honoring ALA President-Elect Loriene Roy and the Division President-Elects, to be held at the Grand Hyatt DC. The theme for this year's event is "Celebrating Community, Collaboration, and Culture." Attire for the evening is Black Tie or Cultural Dress. Make sure to buy your tickets in support and celebration of ALA's first American Indian President.
Tickets: $85

Orientation for Chapter Leaders
ALA-CRC
Saturday, June 23, 2007, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
This workshop includes information on: financial management of associations; how to further your commitment to diversity in your association; how chapter councilors work for the chapters; navigating your way through ALA. Join the “hot topic” discussions on board meetings, budgets, conference planning, diversity, legislative issues in Chapters, membership and working with staff. This event requires registration and includes a full breakfast.
Speakers: Florence Simkins Brown; Joel Robinson
Tickets: $45

Librarians Build Communities!
ALA-CRC
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
OR
Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Participate in one or both of these daylong community service efforts on Friday and Tuesday. Exact jobs to be determined as we work with the Washington, D.C. Public Library and community service groups. All participants will be notified in advance of the various projects and be able to pick the one in which they wish to participate. Your registration fee will be contributed to local library funds. Lunch, transportation and a participation t-shirt are included.
Tickets (One Day): $10

Diversions
ALA-DIVERSITY
Monday, June 25, 2007, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
In this special installment of the popular "Diversions" tour, which affords ALA goers an up-close and personal encounter with a city's diverse cultures, the Office for Diversity invites you to take part in a tour that allows you to experience Washington D.C. while celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Spectrum Scholarship Program. Featured destinations: the Anacostia Community Museum and neighborhood, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the vibrant shops of multicultural Adams Morgan.
Tickets: $65

Spectrum Scholar 10th Anniversary Luncheon
ALA-DIVERSITY
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Spectrum Scholarship Program turns 10 years old! Established in 1997, Spectrum--ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the profession-- has awarded scholarships to more than 415 individuals. Join Spectrum scholars, Champions, and all who advocate for critically needed diversity in libraries at this reception to support Spectrum's future and honor its legacy at a moving and uplifting event you won't want to miss!
Tickets: $55

38th Annual Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast
ALA-EMIERT
Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 7:00 am - 9:00 am Join the winning authors and illustrators of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards for an early morning celebration that will touch your heart and leave you feeling terrific. If you have never experienced "The Breakfast" give yourself a treat this year and purchase a ticket to this special event.
Tickets: $50

Tour the Newest Federal Government Library
ALA-FAFLRT
Friday, June 22, 1:00-3:00 pm
OR Tuesday, June 26, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The U.S. Census Bureau Library is celebrating the Grand Opening of our new building. Come join the Census’ Library staff in touring our new facility. The new Bureau of the Census facility is a state of the art structure with 1.5 million square feet, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, who also designed America’s tallest building, Chicago’s Sears Tower. Glass and green-tinted concrete walls have a shield of willow farmed tropical species wood. The U.S. Bureau of Census is the largest statistical agency of the federal government and premier source of information about the American people & the economy. Bring Photo ID. Foreign Nationals must provide their green card or passport. Address is 4700 Silver Hill Rd., Suitland, Maryland, 20746. Take Green line Metro to Suitland- Federal Center stop and meet at Bureau of Census Security Gate. Circulation desk number – 301-763-2529 and Reference desk number 301-763-2511.
Tickets: This event is free, but limited space is available. Please note: Two tour days are available.

Careers in Federal Libraries
ALA-FAFLRT
Friday, June 22, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Co-sponsors: Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC); Special Libraries Association, Washington DC Chapter ; Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science.
Job seekers and library school students are encouraged to attend to learn from a cadre of highly successful federal librarians. Want to work as an academic, school, special, or law librarian? Ever considered being a records manager, taxonomist, or information architect? Want to travel and work around the globe? And did you know that the average annual salary for all librarians in the Federal Government in nonsupervisory, supervisory, and managerial positions was $74,630 in 2005? Join us in person for a highly informative session and broaden your career opportunities or tune in to the live Webcast. Location: Library of Congress, Mumford Room
Tickets: This event is free but has limited availablity.

36th Annual Stonewall Book Awards & Brunch
ALA-GLBTRT
Monday, June 25, 2007, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Please join us for the presentation of the 36th Annual Stonewall Books Awards. This year the winner of the Barbara Gittings Book Award for Literature is Andrew Holleran, for his book Grief. This year's winner of the Israel Fishman Book Award for Nonfiction is Alison Bechdel for her book, Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic. We have invited both winning authors and Representative Tammy Baldwin, Democrat of Wisconsin, to come to speak to us.
Tickets: $50

International Librarian's Reception
ALA-IRRT
Monday, June 25, 2007, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 80 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors d'oeuvres and open bar (this event is free for international librarians).
Tickets: Advance: $30. Onsite: $35

LSSIRT Night Out
ALA-LSSIRT
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Come join LSSIRT for an evening at City Lights Restaurant, and enjoy dinner with your colleagues from LSSIRT.
Tickets: $35

Celebrating 80 Years of ALA Accreditation
ALA-OA
Friday, June 22, 2007, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This event is now free and requires no registration.

Mobile Outreach: Access at its Best
ALA-OLOS
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Has your outreach gone mobile? Whether you are already rollin' with a Bookmobile, Kidmobile, Senior-mobile, Cybermobile, or are considering mobile services, this session is designed to offer inspiration as well as practical advice to improve your outreach. Hear success stories, mobile trends and cost justifications, and participate in round table discussions on Risk Management, Collection Management, Marketing, and vehicle Purchasing. Libraries on wheels...equal access...what a concept! Lunch will be provided for the first 100 attendees, thanks to Matthews Specialty Vehicles
Tickets: This event is free, but has limited availability

12th Annual SORT Walking Tour: Beyond Embassy Row
ALA-SORT
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
OR
Monday, June 25, 2007, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Join the SORT walking tour to explore historic sites near DuPont Circle and more!
Tickets (One Day): $15

Fine Dining at the SORT 70th Anniversary Dinner
ALA-SORT
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the Staff Organizations Round Table for an evening of fine dining and a celebration 70 years in the making. The 701 Restaurant is next to the U.S. Navy Memorial and across the street from the National Archives. It is near the Shakespeare Theater. Enjoy live music as you are served your choice of an appetizer, an entree, and dessert from a special menu. You'll even have a chance to win a door prize.
Tickets: $35

FTF Amelia Bloomer Project Breakfast: Who Needs Feminist Books?
ALA-SRRT/FTF
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 7:00 - 9:00 am
Join the Amelia Bloomer Project of the Feminist Task Force for a breakfast presentation looking at literature for children and teens through the lens of feminism.
Tickets: $25

16th Annual Free Speech Buffet
ALA-SRRT
Monday, June 25, 2007, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Come Enjoy an evening of alternative literature. Meet area alternative and independent publishers of books and magazines, most of whom won't be found in the exhibit hall, and peruse their offerings. Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar.
Tickets: $15

ALSC

2007 Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder Banquet
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join us for this special event to congratulate the children's authors and illustrators who have received this year's Newbery, Caldecott, and Wilder medals and honors. This gala evening celebrates the year's most distinguished books for children. Cocktails (cash bar) and mingling prior to doors opening for at 6:45 p.m. This event requires pre-registration.
Tickets: $89

ALTA

ALTA GALA
Friday, June 22, 2007, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
You don't miss this celebration, an elegant evening on the town with old and new friends.
Tickets:
$50

SOS Luncheon: "The Library is on My Street: Ownership is Why I Refuse to Move"
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The focus of the luncheon will center on achieving community involvement the library. Speaker and author, Salome Thomas-EL, will discuss the challenges of inner city involvement with the community. How to recruit and keep interest for the youth. The library is the only institution where knowledge is provided for free and technology is provided to the underserved and disadvantaged. We will discuss collaborating with schools, churches, social agencies and the corporate world to build a community. Q & A, plus Book signing.
Speaker: Salome Thomas-EL

Tickets: $45

ASCLA

LSSPS Annual Dinner with Colleagues
ASCLA-LSSPS
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
LSSPS is hosting its Annual Dinner in Washington, DC. It is an opportunity to spend an evening visiting with colleagues and meet new people, over an enjoyable dinner. We will honor the ASCLA/KLAS/NOD Award recipient, with sponsorship being provided by KLAS. The ticket price is $35, and benefits the Century Scholarship.
Tickets: $35

PLA

The Insider's Guide to Capitol Hill
PLA-IC
Monday, June 25, 2007, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The PLA Legislative Committee proposes to lead an insider's tour of Capitol Hill and surrounding environs designed to demystify the halls of government and remove some of the intimidation that may keep some ALA and PLA members from attending National Library Legislative Day. The plan includes a guided tour through the House and Senate Office Buildings, the Capitol, and other government buildings in the Capitol complex. This fun and entertaining trip will include a stop at a Confressional Office, a look at a committee room, and stops for refreshments at the cafeterias in the bowels of the Capitol complex.
Tickets: This event is sold out and is wait-list only.

RUSA

Literary Tastes: Notable Books Breakfast
RUSA-CODES
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Come join this annual celebration of the best writing of our time. Authors have been selected from the 2007 Notable Book Council's "List for America's Readers," an annual list of 25 outstanding fiction, nonfiction and poetry books for the adult reader (http://www.ala.org/rusa). The writers will read from their work or talk about an aspect of the writing process while attendees enjoy breakfast. They will be available to sign books and for further discussion after the breakfast.
Tickets: RUSA Member: $30; ALA Member: $33; Non-Member: $36; Retired/Student Member: $30

YALSA

Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon
Saturday, June 23, 2007, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Come listen to Lois Lowry, the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, which honors an author’s lifetime achievement for writing book(s) that have been popular over a period of time. Lowry is being honored for The Giver because of its ability in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and in the world. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.
Tickets: $59

YA Author Breakfast
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Enjoy a breakfast featuring YALSA award winning authors! This informal breakfast will give you an opportunity to mingle with your favorite YA authors.
Tickets: $10

Michael L. Printz Program and Reception
Monday, June 25, 2007, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist magazine. Come listen to the winner, Gene Luen Yang for his graphic novel American Born Chinese and honor book authors M.T. Anderson for The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; v. 1: The Pox Party; John Green for An Abundance of Katherines; Sonya Hartnett for Surrender; and Markus Zusak for The Book Thief speak about their writing, followed by a dessert reception.
Tickets: Advance: $29. Onsite: $35
 


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