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Program Descriptions for
the Afternoon of Saturday, June 23

Programs with a $ next to the title are not included with a conference registration, and require an additional registration. To register, see the registration page.

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Saturday, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon $
Track: Non-Track
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. This event requires registration. Please see the registration information for details.

Saturday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Track: Non-Track

Saturday, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Using Federal Documents in African American Historical Research
Track: User Services, Reference & Outreach; Reference Services
Reginald Washington, author and genealogy specialist at the National Archives will conduct a workshop on the use of unique federal documents in African American historical and genealogical research. Federal records, i.e. Freedman's Bureau, U.S. Census and pension records represent a rich compilation of first-hand information chronicling the experience of Africans in America. Mr. Washington will present key research techniques to help librarians assist researchers using these and other federal resources in African American historical research.
Speakers: Reginald Washington, African American Genealogy Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration

Gaming, Information Literacy and the College Student
Track: User Services, Reference & Outreach; Information Literacy
Can the skill acquired through mastery of videogames be applied to students attempting to conquer a maze of library databases and research? How have video games shaped the way students learn and process information and how can we use that understanding of these students in libraries? Learn how the gaming elements of urgency, complexity, learning by trial-and-error, active learning, experiential learning, and problem-based learning inform our goal of producing information literate students.
Speakers: George M. Needham, Vice President, Member Services, OCLC; Paul James Gee, Tashia Morgridge Professor of Reading, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Shakespeare and Libraries: On Stage, Online, Off the Shelves
ACRL LES/Theatre Library Association
Track: Authors, Literature & Cultural Programming; Literature
Prompted by the "landmark festival" Shakespeare in Washington running from January-June 2007, the LES/TLA Program will address how library resources, especially those of the Folger Shakespeare Library, are used to prepare for theatrical productions of Shakespeare's plays; how libraries can be involved in public programming (readings/performances, lectures, exhibitions, blogs) pertaining to Shakespeare; and how this classic figure is making the transition to the electronic world.
Speakers: Georgianna Ziegler, Louis B. Thalheimer Head of Reference, Folger Shakespeare Library, President, Shakespeare Association of America; James L. Harner, Samuel Rhea Gammon Professor of Liberal Arts,Texas A & M University, Editor, World Shakespeare Bibliography Online; Aaron Posner, Director, Two River Theater, Co-founder of Arden Theatre Company; Caleen Sinnette Jennings, Professor, Department of Performing Arts, American University

Can Blogs Be Trusted?
Track: Digital Information & Technologies
Whether it is the controversial role warbloggers play in supporting the war in Iraq or in defeating Joe Lieberman in his primary, blogs have had an undeniable influence on politics. But are blogs a reliable source of information? Jason Zengerle will talk about his experience as a journalist covering the blogging phenomenon. Jessamyn West, a blogging pioneer, will speak on blogs from a librarian's perspective. Eric Alterman will discuss his blog Altercation.
Speakers: Jason Zengerle, Senior Editor, The New Republic; Jessamyn West, Systems Administrator,; Eric Alterman, Columnist, The Nation

Leadership or Management: Which Is It?
Track: Administration & Leadership; Leadership & Management
Visionary leadership and able management are critical to the success of any organization. Given the anticipated retirement of forty percent of the nation's librarians in the next decade, this program addresses growing concerns about where our next generation of leaders and managers will come from and explores ways to develop future leaders and managers within the profession. The ULS Social will immediately follow.
Speakers: Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services, Austin Community College; Karen Williams, Associate University Librarian, University of Minnesota; Moderator, Shelley Phipps, Assistant Dean, Team Facilitation, University of Arizona; Sheldon McCorn, Head, Access Services, University of California, Los Angeles

Teens Read!
Track: Authors, Literature & Cultural Programming
Join Lisi Harrison (The Clique Series), Lynda Madaras (My Body, Myself for Girls) and authors Alyson Noel, Sherman Alexie, and Laurie Halse Anderson for a fun and fact-filled afternoon on why teen lit is so special.

Lessons From the Field: Effective Tools for Telling Your Library's Literacy Story
Track: Non-Track
The Library Literacy Assessment Platform (LLAP) is an online tool especially designed to help libraries report on the impact of their literacy activities. The LLAP uses a standardized format for collecting data and reporting information on your literacy programs and services, adult learners, and funding sources. Members of the LLAP fielding testing group will tell their stories and demonstrate how the LLAP works 'in real life'. Sponsors: Office for Literacy & Outreach Services, ALA Committee on Literacy

Getting What You're Worth Salary Workshop
Track: Human Resources & Staff Development; Compensation & Benefits
This interactive session will give you the opportunity to learn the principles of salary negotiation during your interview and your promotions and engage in mock negotiations.

Learning When There's No Time (or Money to Learn)
Track: Human Resources & Staff Development; Staff Training
Are you running out of ideas for ways to keep your staff current, up-to-date, and informed when time and money are limited? If you're experiencing shrinking budgets, information overload, complex technologies and fast-paced change, you're not alone. Don't be frustrated! Instead, meet your training challenge with excitement, a fresh perspective and a renewed purpose.

The Original Wireless Connection: Involvement and networking within professional organizations
Track: Non-Track
Success and effectiveness in careers and within professional organizations may depend on one's ability to schmooze in the right fashion and with the right people. Four established and highly respected leaders in librarianship and in diversity issues discuss why, when, how, and how not to network for optimal success in your career and in a way that will lead to contributions to the profession. Sponsored by the Spectrum Scholar Interest Group, moderated by Shannon Jones.
Speakers: DeEtta Jones, Diversity Trainer, DeEtta Jones and Associates; Patty Wong, Deputy Director of Library Services, Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library

The Need for Information Ethics Education
Track: Non-Track
As ALA begins its review of the COA Standards, a panel featuring members of the ALISE Information Ethics Special Interest Group (IE-SIG) and current and former members of the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics will discuss issues for teaching, research, and service for information ethics education. Following their presentations, questions will be solicited from the audience.

Transforming Your Library, and Your Library's Future, with Technology
Track: Transformation & Innovations
Technology can transform your library and its services, as it is transforming the lives of your patrons. From do-it-now technology improvements to next-generation implementations, from software to SOPACs, from in-your-face competition to over-the-horizon transformations, three accomplished experts will instruct, enlighten and challenge you to use technology to make your library more relevant to your patrons -- today and tomorrow.
Speakers: Alan Kirk Gray, co-Chair, Darien (CT) Library; John Blyberg, co-Chair, Ann Arbor District Library, MI; Lori Ayre, The Galecia Group; Casey Bisson, Plymouth State University, NY; Roy Tennant, California Digital Library

Scientific & Health Information: The Threat Posed by Political Interference
Track: Non-Track
Susan F. Wood, PhD, will discuss the value of sound science in health care policy decision-making, the growing politicization of science, and the importance of scientific freedom in safeguarding the public interest. Dr. Wood resigned as Assistant Commissioner for Women's Health at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 31, 2005, in protest of the decision to once again delay over-the-counter status to Plan B emergency contraception, which recently received partial approval by the FDA.
Speaker: Susan Wood, PhD

Cooperation Among Libraries Within the Same Geographic Region-Intl. Paper Session
Track: Non-Track
The 2007 International Papers Program theme is "Cooperation Among Libraries Within the Same Geographic Region." The IRRT Papers Committee invites librarians to submit papers that describe regional library cooperative programs that enhance user services; improve access to collections; serve as models for resource-sharing; increase efficiency in bibliographic control; collaborates preservation projects; or demonstrate application of emerging technologies. Other topics pertaining to geographic regional cooperative programs will be considered as well.

Information Seeking Behavior from Childhood through College
Track: Research
Faculty members will present the results of their research into information seeking behavior across the age spectrum, from childhood to the "Tween" years and on through college students' mental models of information organization and their affect on academic information seeking behavior. Presented in sequence from youngest to oldest, we can attempt to discern patterns in the evolution of this behavior and glimpse how childhood information seeking habits impact upon this same behavior in college students.
Speakers: Lynn McKechnie, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario; Beverly Cleary, Visiting Professor, University of Washington - Information School; Melissa Gross, Associate Professor, Florida State University - College of Information; Karen E. Fisher, Professor & Chair, University of Washington - Information School; Lynn Westbrook, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin - School of Information

NMRT President's Program: Navigating the Rapids: Myths and Realities of Intergenerational Workplaces
Track: Human Resources & Staff Development
Pat Wagner of Pattern Research will
conduct a concensus-building presentation and discussion of "intergenerational" workplaces. (Gen X, Gen Y, Baby
Boomers, etc.)
Speaker: Pat Wagner, Pattern
Research, Inc.

Rural and Small Libraries vs. Small Salaries
Track: Administration & Leadership
Salaries for librarians working in rural areas have been historically far below their urban counterparts. How can small and rural libraries make their salaries more competitive in order to attract qualified people to their job openings? Our Panel will discuss where salaries now stand and how some libraries are addressing the issue. MODERATOR: Carol Barta, Assistant Director, North Central Kansas Libraries System, and Chair, ALA Committee on Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds PANELISTS: Jenifer Grady, director ALA-APA; Judy Rule, director Cabell County (WV) Public Library; and Amy Grasmick, director, Kimball Public Library, Randolph, VT. Co-Sponsored by: ALA Office for Literacy & Outreach Services; ALA Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee; ALA-Allied Professional Association.

How to Engage New Learners @ Your Library
Track: User Services, Reference & Outreach; Information Literacy
Demonstration of three models of innovative ways that libraries can use to interest non-traditional adult and young adult learners: Writing Your Story: Author Gretchen Laskas (The Midwife's Tale ) will demonstrate a technique that opens people's eyes to their own unique and special way of seeing the world around them. "Read and Write Around Florida," an adaptation of the traditional book discussion program, uses short stories and an online writing tool based on Florida's literature and culture. Street Lit Discussion Groups: Vanessa Morris, former teen librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia, will show how to use a popular reading genre of urban and suburban teens (but often unpopular with librarians) as a means to teach teens how to critically analyze what they read and how the novels relate to their daily lives.

Tuning in on Rural, Native, Tribal Libraries of All Kinds: A Town Hall Meeting
Track: User Services, Reference & Outreach; Outreach to Target Populations

Creating Advocacy Leaders: An Advocacy Institute Leadership Program
Track: Administration & Leadership; Advocacy, Marketing, & Fundraising
How do you advocate for your library? Whether you're a community organizer, networker, web master or an advocacy presenter, your expertise is crucial to the work of library advocacy. This two-hour session will help you refine your skills, build or strengthen coalitions back at home, and transform you into a library advocacy leader.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Multicultural Idea Exchange
Track: Authors, Literature & Cultural Programming; Cultural Diversity
Lyn Miller-Lachman, award winning author and editor of the "MultiCultural Review" will be the moderator for a panel of representatives from public,academic, and school libraries. The panelists will provide highlights of acclaimed activities to observe the 2007 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday with emphasis on library efforts that "Keep the Dream Alive."

SRRT-FTF: Introduction to Women's Issues at ALA, "I'm not a feminist,"
Track: Non-Track
Have you ever thought or said, "I'm not a feminist, but.."? If so, how you finished that sentence could inform the development of agenda in SRRT Feminist Task Force (FTF), Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL), ACRL's Women's Studies Section (WSS) or the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT). Representatives from these and other groups will be there to learn from you what the issues are and they will be able to tell you about the opportunities to participate in their current work. The first hour will be the program, the second hour will be set aside for networking and casual conversation.

Mentoring for Success: You Can Do It. ALCTS Can Help
Track: Human Resources & Staff Development; Career Paths & Professional Development
Most library mentoring programs have more mentees than mentors. How best to close this gap? This program will show that you already have many of the skills, knowledge, and experience to be a mentor. Gain confidence to share your knowledge with others in a mentor-mentee relationship. Find out about the roles of mentors and mentees, characteristics of a good mentor, elements of a successful mentoring program, and how to begin mentoring.
Speakers: Shoshana Kaufmann, Associate Library Director, Benjamin Rosenthal Library, Queens College, Flushing, NY; Priscilla Williams, Chair, CETRC Mentoring Subcommittee; Moderator: Rhonda Marker, Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ

New Developments in Form/Genre Access: where we are, where are we heading, and where we want to be
Track: Collection Management & Technical Services; Cataloging & Metadata
Many Library of Congress Subject Headings represent what materials are rather than what they are about, especially in the areas of literature, film, music, and cartographic resources. Authority records for form/genre terms and use of the MARC 21 655 field provide new opportunities for access to form headings in the library catalog. The program will introduce general form/genre issues and explore how libraries and patrons are managing and using form/genre terms.
Speakers: Adam Schiff, Principal Cataloger, University of Washington; Geraldine Ostrove, Cataloging Policy and Support Office, Library of Congress

Digital Asset Management: Implications for Preservation
Track: Digital Information & Technologies
Preservation decisions about digital files need to be made at the time of file creation, unlike traditional approaches to preserving print materials (repairing, microfilming, photocopying), which can address preservation concerns well into the material's lifespan. This program will explore ways of addressing these concerns when an institution begins a digital reformatting program. It will examine program management (including selection, reformatting quality guidelines, and metadata) and innovative approaches to archiving digital masters.
Speakers: Janet Gertz, Director for Preservation, Columbia University; Robin Wendler, Metadata Analyst, Office for Information Systems, Harvard University; Joseph JaJa, Professor: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Maryland

Making E-Resource Infrastructure Work: Effective Metadata Exchange & Exposure
Track: Collection Management & Technical Services; Cataloging & Metadata
In a few short years, we have built and now rely on an e-resources access infrastructure largely based on the invention of the OpenURL, DOIs, and data exchange and harvesting. This infrastructure is both robust and fragile, and is dependent on the cooperation of many players to make it work seamlessly. Experts from libraries, publishing, database production, system providers and search engine providers will discuss the multiple facets of this infrastructure.
Moderator: Gary Ives, Texas A&M University; Trisha Davis, Ohio State University

Libraries + Lobbying = Success
Track: Administration & Leadership; Advocacy, Marketing, & Fundraising
Lobbying = the ability to try to influence the thinking of legislators or other public officials in support of a specific cause. Learn how you can advocate for children/youth services in your library. A panel of experts will share three different perspectives on the value of lobbying.
Speakers: Kathleen Reif, Director, St. Mary's County Library, Leonardtown, MD; Maria Salvadore, , Salvadore Consulting, Washington, D.C.; Emily Sheketoff, Associate Executive Director, Washington Office, American Library Association; Bessie Condos, Library Facilities Consultant, California State Library, Sacramento, CA

Nurturing a Love of Books Through Readers Theatre
Track: Children & Young Adults; Programs & Services
Four Prominent Children's/Young Adult authors will give a Readers Theatre performance using scripts they have developed from each other's work. Children's/YA literature specialist Elizabeth Poe will share ways librarians can help children create their own Readers Theatre performances. A panel discussion will address questions about this highly successful read-aloud experience that exposes children to good books and provides a means for becoming more deeply involved with and personally responsive to quality literature.
Speakers: David Almond, Author, Random House; Cornelia Funke, Author, Scholastic; Virginia Euwer Wolff, Author, Hyperion; Tim Wynne-Jones, Author, Farrar Straus & Giroux; Elizabeth Poe, Children's/Young Adult Literature Specialist

ALTA's President's Program: From Advocate to Player: Trustees Transforming Libraries
Track: Administration & Leadership; Trustee
Does your library sit at community decision-making tables or wait underneath for crumbs to fall off? Veteran trustees and authors Ellen G. Miller and Patricia H. Fisher discuss going from advocate to community player. It starts by understanding the six major community tables. Find out why economic development is a major factor. Participants will work in pairs to plan how to position your library as a community player.
Speakers: Ellen Miller, Consultant, Ellen Miller Group; Patricia Fisher, Consultant & Author, P. Fisher & Associates; Rose Mosley, Moderator

Why is this Dog in my Library? Federal Resources for Public Libraries
Track: Administration & Leadership
A panel of representatives of federal agencies available nation-wide by telephone and email to answer questions regarding accessbility and reasonable accommodation for applicants, employees, patrons of library facilities, programs and services.

RFID In Libraries: New Developments
Track: Digital Information & Technologies
This program will provide insight into new developments in library RFID technology, from theory to practice. The speakers will represent viewpoints from an RFID standards committee, an RFID hardware manufacturer, a library RFID vendor, and a public library. Join us to hear about inventory control, standards, hardware and more!
Speakers: Brian Green, EDITEUR/ISBN, UK; Melanie Rieback, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam; Vinod Chachra, VTLS; Douglas M. Karp, TagSys; Vicki Terbovich, Maricopa County Public Library

The Ultimate Debate: Do Libraries Innovate?
Track: Transformation & Innovations
Libraries did not invent Google Book Search, Library Think, Facebook, or any other innovation critical to the new information era/knowledge economy. We make use of these inventions. But is that enough? What prevents us from being more inventive? Join four thought-provoking speakers for a debate on these questions and a search for answers.
Speakers: Roy Tennant, California Digital Library; Stephen Abram, SirsiDynix; Joseph Janes, University of Washignton; Karen Schneider, Florida State university

The Literature of Ideas
Track: Non-Track
Three distinguished science fiction and fantasy authors will discuss the visonary nature of their craft, how speculative literature suggests new ideas and technologies, and the possible impacts these developments could have on society in the future. The discussion will be followed by a short meeting for Imagineering Interest Group members and those interested in joining.

Programming Not Just for Boomers: Programming and Service
Track: Authors, Literature & Cultural Programming
This program will overview successful collaborative learning adventures, services and general programs from public libraries across the country for two often neglected age groups--adults 20 to 40 and those 70 and above. Presenters will cover program design, marketing, and evaluative techniques. Adults are pursuing education to advance their careers or for general knowledge and libraries can provide a supportive environment and foster learning for these age groups. Cosponsored by OLOS and RUSA.
Speakers: Allan Kleinman, Assistant Director, Old Bridge (N.J.) Public Library; Rita Rouse, Programming/Communications Director, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (N.C.); Marshall Shore, Adult Services Coordinator, Maricopa County (Ariz.) Library District

Roadmap to Targeted Marketing: Collections, Campaigns and Customers
Track: Research
Library managers are mandated to identify customer markets, which is an essential process for cost-effectively delivering targeted programs and services. This program introduces demographic resources which can be used in combination with library use statistics to successfully facilitate target marketing.
Speakers: Christie Koontz, Director, GeoLib, Florida State University, Tallahassee; Raymond Santiago, Director, Miami-Dade Public Library System; Susan Waxter, Planning & Evaluation Coordinator, Baltimore County (Md.) Public Library; Bob Molyneux, SIRSI Dynix

Cooperative Monographic Collection Development - Recent Trends
Track: Collection Management & Technical Services; Collection Development
Libraries have a long, but only moderately successful, history of attempts at cooperative collection development of monographs. With a record of success in sharing access to electronic resources, and with improved technology for discovery and delivery of print resources, combined with ever shrinking budgets, now may be the time for success in these ventures. This program will present the experiences of five groups of libraries in sharing monographic collection responsibilities.
Speakers: Michael Levine-Clark, Collections Librarian; Julia Gammon, Head, Acquisitions Department, University of Akron; Ewa Elizabeth Barczyk, Interim Director, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries; Eric Pumroy, Director of Library Collections, Seymour Adelman Head of Special Collection; Kathryn Crowe, Interim Associate Director, University Libraries, UNC Greensboro; Susi Seiler, Head of Technical Services, Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center

Electronic Resources: Training that Works
Track: User Services, Reference & Outreach; Best Practices
As libraries offer more and more online databases to their patrons, how do we insure that librarians are trained to use and instruct patrons in their use? Our panel members will describe their training programs and answer questions from the audience. Attendees are encouraged to share their own training materials with the group at the Swap & Shop table.

Electronic Databases - Training That Works
Track: Non-Track
As libraries offer more and more online databases to their patrons, how do we insure that librarians are trained to use and instruct patrons in their use? Our panel members will describe their staff training programs and answer questions from the audience. Attendees are encouraged to share samples of their own training materials at our Swap & Shop.
Speakers: Marty Onieal, Adult Services Coordinator, Broward County Library; Margaret Mohundro, Director of INSPIRE, INCOLSA; Howard Trace, INSPIRE librarian, INCOLSA

Saturday, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Empowering Data: Persuasion Through Presentation
Track: Research
Libraries and other organizations collect data to inform decision making, document effectiveness, and justify funding. This program focuses on ways to effectively use data for these purposes and Library research. Members of the panel will discuss guiding principles (with examples) for understanding your audience, as well as selecting and presenting empowered data. This 2-hour program will be preceded by the Distinguished EBSS Librarian Award Ceremony (10-minutes) and followed at 3:30 by the EBSS Research Forum.

Teen Graphic Novels: Maintaining Your Collection for Maximum Impact!
Track: Children & Young Adults
Graphic novel collections have become established fixtures of most teen sections of public libraries. What can librarians do to keep collections contemporary, attractive, and popular? Panelists will give their thoughts on selection, withdrawal, space allocation, budget, series and more. The second half of the program will celebrate the premier list of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Committee members will booktalk titles from the list.
Speakers: Todd Krueger, Collection Development Librarian, Baltimore County (Md.) Public Library; Robin Brenner, Teen Librarian, Brookline (Mass.) Public Library; Michael Pawuk, Teen Services Librarian, Cuyahoga County (Oh.) Public Library; Angela Reynolds, Children's and YA Librarian, Annapolis Valley (N.S.) Regional Library

Saturday, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

AASL 101
Track: Non-Track
Learn from experienced Association of School Librarians (AASL) members on how to navigate Annual Conference, and learn about how AASL membership will enhance your career, connect you with resources for your library, and provide you with excellent CE opportunities. First time attendees and prospective members will are invited to attend and long time members are welcome at this great networking opportunity.

Saturday, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2007 Diversity and Outreach Fair
Track: Non-Track

Saturday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Google Five Libraries: Two Years, Six Months, and Seven Days in the Life of Google Library Project
Track: Non-Track
The landscape of mass digitization and digital library initiatives has undergone seismic shifts since the first announcement of the Google Library Project rattled the library world in December of 2004. This program will bring the project managers back from Google and the original library partners for a discussion about how the project has developed, the new questions and posibilities it has opened, the criticisms it has weathered, and the future of mass digitization in libraries.
Speakers: Adam Smith, Google Inc; John Price, University of Michigan; Catherine Tierney, Stanford University; Dale Flecker, Harvard University Library; John Balow, New York Public Library; Ronald Milne, Bodleian Library

Saturday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Track: Non-Track
Through its standing Scholarly Communication Committee, ACRL sponsors a regular forum at both the midwinter and annual conference to broaden the base of academic librarians who are knowledgeable about and engaged in scholarly communication issues. The highly-popular forum series is co-sponsored by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). The topic and speakers are chosen in the spring based on issues that are most relevant at the time.

Saturday, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Promoting Diversity through Young Adult Literature
Track: Authors, Literature & Cultural Programming; Cultural Diversity
Sharing quality young adult literature thatcontains diversity can give teens a broader view of the world while enjoying dynamic characters and exciting plots. Collaboration between librarians and teachers, whether in public libraries or schools, can encourage creative activities that will extend literature and provide authentic learning. Class discussion may focus on such topics as identifying themes, making connections, comparing
and contrasting experiences, or taking a look at history or geography.

Using Creative Drama to Develop Literacy and Pre-literacy Skills
Track: Children & Young Adults; Best Practices and Model Programming
Drama focuses and motivates young learners. This hands-on workshop shares simple techniques for using drama with K-2 students. Warmup exercises, an exploratory storytime reading, and strategies for drama in the round can harness young students' natural kinesthetic energy for a deeper and more meaningful exploration of literature. These methods develop literacy and pre-literacy skills such as predication, sequencing, and cause and effect. Core text: The Mitten.

Utilizing Learning Theory in Online Environments
Track: Digital Information & Technologies
This program will show how use of learning theories and their accompanying strategies can help provide targeted, personalized service to library users in online environments. Librarians who provide virtual Q/A, perform IM reference, use blogs or forums, or who want to teach in 3-D virtual worlds like Second Life will learn how to differentiate instruction in these online environments to maximize user knowledge, understanding, and independence.

AASL Highsmith Research Award Forum
Track: Issues & Updates
The AASL/Highsmith Research Grant is awarded annually to one or more school library media specialists, library educator(s), or library information science or education professor(s) to conduct innovative research aimed at meausring and evaluating the impact of school library media programs on learning and education. The 2006 recipient, Judith Dzikowski will present her project.

Global Collaborative Learning through Video Conference
Track: Children & Young Adults; Best Practices and Model Programming
Learn how to use video conferencing and virtual presentation software to foster collaborative educational initiatives among schools at both the domestic and international levels. Sidwell Friends School uses the "Virtual Collaboratory," an integrated suite of Internet-based software applications that provides for both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (written or recorded) exchanges. Examples of applications include collaborative student-based projects between the US and China, web-based "pen pals," educational games and quiz bowls, and faculty professional development.
Speakers: Pat Moser, Upper School Head Librarian & Director of Information Services, Sidwell Friends School; Joe Perpich, President, JGPerpich, LLC; Melanie Leitner, Program Officer, JGPerpich, LLC; Jon Zeljo, Director, Chinese Studies and Global Initiatives

Charting Courses: Diversity Research Grants
Track: Non-Track
2006 Diversity Research Grant Recipients share findings. Join us for these discussions: the results of "Analysis and Adaptation of 'Earphone English': A Public Library Program for Limited English Proficient Youth"; the project "End-User Searching: Comparing ESL Students and Native English Students," examining the searching habits of students with English as a second language compared to native English-speaking students; and how institutional change at Randall Library (UNC-Wilmington) was measured by assessing the impact that the library diversity committee and diversity programming have on the library staff. These award-winning researchers will be joined by the 2007 Achievement in Diversity Honoree.
Speakers: Timnah Card, Doctoral Student, GSLIS University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Liza Palmer, Creative and Fine Arts Librarian, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Anne Pemberton, Coordinator of Instructional Services, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Jolie Ogg Graybill, Multicultural Services Librarian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries; Charlene Maxey-Harris, Diversity Librarian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries; Charity Martin, Cataloging Librarian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries

NMRT Annual Program: Using Past Lives to Launch Your Library Career
Track: Human Resources & Staff Development; Career Paths & Professional Development
Program will consist of a panel of speakers who will explain how their previous careers have helped them in their work as librarians.

Finding Environmental Information in the New Millennium: Continuing the Dialogue
Track: User Services, Reference & Outreach
In the past year there has been much talk and discussion about access to environmental information. Much of the controversy stems from the restructuring of the Environmental Protection Agency's National Library Network, which has seen the closing of five of its units in response to a $2 million cut in its fiscal year 2007 budget (about an 80 percent reduction). The EPA stopped further library closing and engaged in a lengthy and frank discussion of its actions in 2006 with regard to its libraries. Various speakers representing different perspectives on this issue, including speakers from the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the EPA Library Users community, and the EPA Office of Environmental Information will continue this dialogue on access to environmental information.

Picture Books for Older Readers
Track: Children & Young Adults; Literature & Collection Development
The picture book has seen an influx of innovation during the past few decades. Within a few short years traditional boundaries have not merely blurred but have exploded in multiple directions. The sophistication now evident in many picture books (in writing, illustration, and format) makes their use ideal for older readers. Sharon McQueen provides a brief historic overview of the picture books for older readers genre. From there she explores exciting new titles and takes a fresh look at those that have already become favorites. An extensive bibliography will be provided.Speakers: Sharon McQueen, Asst. Professor, University of Kentucky

Trit Trot to Washington: The Whys and Hows of Using Rhymes, Songs, Books and Games in Early Literacy Programs for Babies and Toddlers
Track: Children & Young Adults; Programs & Services
This lively panel of children's librarians will share their creative strategies to serving babies, toddlers and parents in diverse communities. Learn about different but equally excellent library programs that meet the developmental needs of babies and toddlers. Find something that fits your library and sing along as we share the magic of rhymes, songs, books and games for babies and toddlers!
Speakers: Tess Prendergast, Children's Librarian, Vancouver Public Library; Jane Cobb, Mother Goose Coordinator, Vancouver Public Library; Kathryn Lee, Children's Librarian, Burnaby Public Library; Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Children's Programming Specialist, Enoch Pratt Free Library

New Technical Services Supervisor? Check Here for Help
Track: Collection Management & Technical Services
Are you a first-time technical services supervisor and feeling a bit overwhelmed? Whether you are new to the profession or new to the management of technical services operations, checklists are helpful tools. This session will examine how a first-time technical services supervisor effectively employs checklists in order to manage operations. The session coincides with the summer 2007 LAMA publication entitled "New Technical Services Supervisors: A Guide Using Checklists."
Speakers: Nancy Myers, Director, Beresford School District; Lila (Angie) Ohler, Acquisitions Librarian, University of Oklahoma; Joan Giesecke, Dean of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Open ILS: PINES, the Evergreen Open-ILS Program & The University of Rochester Extensible Catalog Project
Track: Administration & Leadership; New Models for Collaboration
Georgia's PINES program has embarked on a project to design & implement an open source integrated library system for the use of its 252 public libraries. The Evergreen software development project is creating much interest in the library community. Pines Libraries began using the software in late 2006. PINES staff will discuss various aspects of the Evergreen project. An overview of the University of Rochester extensible catalog project will also be presented during the session.
Speakers: Brad LaJeunesse, PINES Project; Jennifer Bowen, University of Rochester

LITA 101: LITA Open House
Track: Non-Track
LITA Open House is a great opportunity for current and prospective members to talk with Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) leaders and learn how to make connections and become more involved in LITA activities. Attendees will get a chance to hear from LITA President
Speakers: Bonnie Postlethwaite, LITA President; Scott Muir, Committee Chair; Matthew Calsada, Interest Group Chair; Pat Ensor, Membeship Development Committee

Alex Award Winners 2007
Track: Children & Young Adults; Literature & Collection Development
The 2007 Alex Award winners--what they are and how to booktalk them to young adults--are highlighted in this panel presentation. The 2007 Alex Awards were given to the following 10 adult titles that have appeal to young adults: John Connolly for "The Book of Lost Things"; Ivan Doig for "The Whistling Season"; Michae D'Orso for "Eagle Blue: A Team, A Tribe, and A High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska"; Sara Gruen for "Water for Elephants"; Pamela Carter Joern for "Floor of the Sky"; John Hamamura for "Color of the Sea"; Michael Lewis for "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game"; David Mitchell for " Black Swan Green"; Ron Rash for "The World Made Straight"; and Diane Setterfield for "The Thirteenth Tale".

Saturday, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Marta Lange / CQ Press Award Reception
Track: Non-Track
The Law and Political Science Section of ACRL, under CQ Press's sponsorship, will honor an outstanding librarian in law/political science librarianship. Registration is required to attend the reception.

Saturday, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Stories for a Saturday Evening
Track: Non-Track
Take a break from the hectic days and nights of programs, exhibits, and meetings. Kick off your shoes, settle back, and join us for an evening of storytelling that will amaze, amuse and enchant you. This may just be the highlight of your trip to D.C.!
Speakers: Dr. Wajuppa Tossa, Thai storyteller; David Novak, Storyteller; Additional storyteller to be announced

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