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Preconferences and Optional Events
Requiring Additional Registration

The following events are optional and require additional registration. You can register for any of these events on the online registration form. If you register using a paper form, you will need the "Event Code" listed at the end of the event.


Optional Events



Competencies For Your Staff: From Implementation to Integration
Friday, June 27, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ensuring that staff members have the training and skill sets needed to do their jobs to the best of their abilities is crucial to the success of any library. Developing a set of core competencies that covers a wide range of job duties from customer service to technology skills is an important first step. Equally important is finding methods to implement the competencies and make them integral to your staff development plan. Presenters at this preconference will discuss both the process for developing staff competencies and standards as well as share their experiences in successfully bringing these competencies to implementation.
Speakers: Thomas W. Galante, Library Director, Queens Library; Betha Gutsche, Curriculum developer, WebJunction; Lori Reed, Training specialist, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County; Catherine Vaughn, Continuing Education Coordinator, Lee County Library System; Pat Tavis, Consultant, Pat Tavis Consulting
Tickets: CLENERT Member: $110; ALA Member: $130; Non-Member: $180.
Event Code: (For this Preconference Only) CL1

Implementing A Staff Development Plan
Friday, June 27, 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-by step 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 Shepherd, SOLINET
Tickets: CLENERT Member: $110; ALA Member: $130; Non-Member: $180.
Event Code: (For this Preconference Only) CL2

Full Day CLENERT Preconference
Friday, June 27, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Attend both CLENERT half-day preconferences for one low price. These sessions are listed above - Competencies For Your Staff: From Implementation to Integration (Morning Session) and Implementing A Staff Development Plan (Afternoon Session). To register for both these sessions at a discounted price, use the Event Code below.
Tickets: (For both CLENERT Preconferences) CLENERT Member: $198; ALA Member: $234; Non-Member: $324.
Event Code: (For both CLENERT Preconferences) CL3

Diversity Leadership Institute: Fundamentals of Diversity
Thursday, June 26, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Are you on the road to success with your diversity initiatives? Whether you need a new game plan, or want to make sure all your bases are covered, join us for this exciting day-long intensive workshop on the fundamentals of diversity. Experts in the field will coach you to break-through success with sessions on effective planning for diversity, benchmarking and assessment, achieving organizational buy-in, designing an effective recruitment plan, and creating partnerships for change.
Tickets: Advance: ALA Member: $175; Non- Member: $200; Student/Retired Member: $150. Onsite: ALA Member: $200; Non-Member: $225; Student/Retired Member: $150.
Event Code: DI1

Careers in Federal Libraries
Friday, June 27, 8:30 am -3:30 pm
Did you know the average annual salary for all librarians in Federal Government was $74,630 in 2005? Want to find an exciting career where you can serve citizens in a meaningful way? Join us to learn the acronyms, gather tips, and network with federal librarians. In the afternoon, work with resume and interview experts to improve your chances to land that federal job! Co-sponsors FLICC, LSU School of Library and Information Science, and Library Associates.
Tickets: This event is free, but registration is required to attend.
Event Code: FA1

Got Elections? Informing the Public
Thursday, June 26, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The upcoming 2008 elections have library and internet users clamoring for information about candidates and their positions, the electoral process, the reporting of results, and public opinion. At this lively full-day workshop with nationally recognized speakers, attendees will learn Who Decides? (Information on Voters), Who Runs? (Information on Candidates), Who Cares? (Information on Issues), and Who Wins? (Information on Election Results). Help library and online users make sense of the information they find. Transportation will be provided from the Convention Center. Location: California State University Fullerton, Pollak Library, 800 N State College Blvd.
Speakers: Rhodes Cook, Political Analyst, RhodesCook. com; Stephen Woods, Social Sciences Librarianm Pennsylvania State University; Chris Palazzolo, Librarian for Political Science & International Documents, Emory University; John Hernandez, Politics and U.S. Documents Librarian, Princeton University; Erik Estep, North Carolina Reference Librarian, East Carolina University; Jerry Wong, Information Services Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau
Tickets: Advance: GODORT Member: $125; ALA Member: $150; Non-Member: $200; Student/ Retired Member: $100. Onsite: GODORT Member: $140; ALA Member: $165; Non-Member: $215; Student/Retired Member: $115
Event Code: GO1

Docs 2.0: Emerging Web Technologies for the Government Information Community
Friday, June 27, 8:30am – 12:00pm
This program will highlight tools like wikis, blogs, social tagging, custom search engines, flickr and other Web services, and will focus on how these new technologies can enhance library services. Speakers will highlight projects and give hands-on training to set up and administer these services. Attendees will leave the program with knowledge of tools to help them collaborate, build Web collections, and better connect with their users, as well as having real examples of projects to use as templates. Transportation will be provided from the Convention Center.
Speakers: James R. Jacobs, International Documents Librarian, Stanford University; Amy West, Data Services Librarian University of Minnesota; Jim A. Jacobs, Data Librarian (retired), University of California, San Diego; David Oldenkamp, International Studies Librarian, Indiana University; John Wonderlich, Program Director, Sunlight Foundation
Tickets: Advance: GODORT Member: $100; ALA Member: $125; Non-Member: $175; Student/ Retired Member: $75. Onsite: GODORT Member: $125; ALA Member: $150; Non-Member: $200; Student/Retired Member: $100
Event Code: GO2

Collaboration and Resource Sharing in the Digital Age: IRRT Preconference
Friday, June 27, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Speakers from several prominent organizations that exemplify international collaboration and resource sharing solutions will talk about their success with projects aimed at narrowing the digital divide throughout the world and discuss ideas for librarians interested in resource sharing at local and global levels.
Tickets: $75
Event Code: IR1

The Advocacy Institute
Friday, June 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 am
Office for Library Advocacy
Looking to improve your advocacy skills? Want to meet fellow library supporters from across the country? Get the tools to become an effective library advocate at the Advocacy Institute. Break-out sessions will focus on budget presentations, crisis communications, and passing bond issues/ referenda. Core advocacy skills, such as message development and coalition building, will be covered in the morning. Registration will include a collaborative luncheon with the Young Adult Library Service Association featuring a panel discussion on fostering advocacy at the young adult level. Attendees will leave with an action plan that they can implement in their communities or campuses.
Tickets: Advance: $50. Onsite: $75.
Event Code: OA1

Mobile Libraries: Driving Library Services Into the Future
Sunday, June 29, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
This session is designed to provide inspiration and practical ideas about current mobile library service. Whether you are already mobile, or considering a new service, hear about modern community interaction and participate in round table discussions on planning, maintenance, collection management, programming, marketing, or staffing of a contemporary mobile library, The content-filled program will conclude with an inspirational lunch presentation by Masha Hamilton, author of “The Camel Bookmobile”.
Speakers: Masha Hamilton, Author, Camel Bookmobile
Tickets: $25
Event Code: OL1


Eating Elephant 2.0 One Bite at a Time: Using the Read- Write Web in Classrooms and Libraries
Friday, June 27, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
New web-based tools are opening exciting collaborative learning opportunities for educators. Find out how teachers and librarians are using wikis, blogs, feed readers, social book marking sites, and other Web 2.0 tools to increase student engagement in this new workshop.
Speakers: Doug Johnson, Director of Media and Technology, Mankato (MN) Area Public Schools
Tickets: AASL Member: $79; ALA Member: $129; Non-Member: $184
Event Code: AA1

Reading and the School Library Media Specialist
Friday, June 27, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
This workshop addresses critical topics in reading for library media specialists who teach 7-12th grade students. During this full-day session, presenters will be given a brief overview of current research on reading instruction, discuss how it informs school library programs, explore reading strategies, and explain what the library media specialist can do to strengthen their role as a literacy leader in their school. Using print and electronic resources, the facilitator will work with attendees to cultivate the confidence to adopt and understand the tools which strengthen student reading strategies.
Speakers: Christina Dorr
Tickets: Tickets: AASL Member: $169; ALA Member: $209; Non-Member: $259
Event Code: AA2

Standards for the 21st- Century Learner
Friday, June 27, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
AASL’s new Standards for the 21st Century Learner provide a framework for school librarians to use in preparing students for productive lives in the 21st century. This workshop will engage participants in reviewing the standards and exploring their integration into the curriculum of their schools. Participants will leave this session with at least one identified curricular integration opportunity, strategies for teaching skills and dispositions, assessment templates and a goal for the first step in school-wide implementation.
Speakers: Cassandra Barnett, SLMS, Fayetteville High School Library, Fayetteville, AR and Barbara Stripling, Director of Library Services, New York City Department of Education
Tickets: AASL Member: $79; ALA Member: $129; Non-Member: $184
Event Code: AA3

E-Books, E-Kids, E-Flat! Three Trends Schools and Libraries Will Ignore at Their Peril
Friday, June 27, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This new workshop explores three major changes being evidenced today: 1) the prevalence of ubiquitous digital information sources; 2) the defined attributes of a “Net Generation”; 3) the rise of a global economy. Each change will be discussed along with strategies that schools and educators can use to stay relevant in their students’ lives.
Speakers: Doug Johnson, Director of Media and Technology, Mankato (MN) Area Public Schools
Tickets: AASL Member: $79; ALA Member: $129; Non-Member: $184
Event Code: AA4


Assessment of Academic Library Effectiveness: Using ACRL Standards for Continuous Evaluation
Friday, June 27, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Learn about the 2004 ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education as a framework for assessing any academic library. Discover how to apply learning outcomes, user satisfaction and service quality data to assess your library. Discover how to incorporate performance indicators and outcomes assessment measures for assessing the impact of librarians and libraries on student learning. The workshop will employ an ACRL workbook and supplement as tools for understanding the assessment process.
Speakers: Bill Nelson, Augusta State University; Robert Fernekes, Georgia Southern University
Tickets: ACRL Member: $235; ALA Member: $295; Non-Member: $325; Student/Retired Member: $95
Event Code: AC1

Library Instruction 2.0: Building Your Online Instruction Toolkit
Friday, June 27, 8:30 am - 4:30 am
Teaching librarians have long used the Internet to create flexible, shareable learning objects and to augment their classroom instruction. Emerging web technologies now offer the potential for library instruction tools that are ambient, usercentered, agile, and responsive. In this preconference, explore the continuum of technologies available for web-based instruction, from proprietary screencasting software to open-source, “2.0” services and technologies. Become introduced to the conceptual and philosophical underpinnings of Web 2.0, and gain practical, hands-on experience applying these principles to your teaching.
Speakers: Karen Munro, University of California, Berkeley
Tickets: ACRL Member: $235; ALA Member: $295; Non-Member: $325; Student/Retired Member: $95
Event Code: AC2

Mindfully Resolving Conflicts: Facilitation for Diversity Issues
Friday, June 27, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
How do we begin a conversation with people who are culturally different from ourselves? What if they get angry, offended or hurt? These fears often keep us apart and in silence. Together we will explore what it takes to “walk across the room” what we can learn in that journey about ourselves, and, in the process, develop an authentic and meaningful relationship with each other. This experiential workshop combines role play, training vignettes and exercises, and discussion to address issues such as racism and cultural differences. Participants, through mindful listening and inquiry, develop observation, intervention and facilitation skills for working with diverse communities
Speakers: Lee Mun Wah, Stirfry Seminars
Tickets: ACRL Member: $195; ALA Member: $245; Non-Member: $285; Student/Retired Member: $85
Event Code: AC3


Collection Development: Policy, Planning, and Fiscal Management
Thursday, June 26, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Presented by Peggy Johnson, attendees of this half-day preconference will gain an understanding of the role and importance of planning, collection development policies, and budgets and the budget process as essential tools in collection development and management.
Tickets: Advance: ALCTS Member: $129; ALA Member: $159; Non-Member: $189; Student/ Retired Member: $50. Onsite: ALCTS Member: $159; ALA Member: $189; Non-Member: $219; Student/Retired Member: $50.
Event Code: (For this Preconference Only) AS1

Collection Analysis: Assessment and Evaluation
Thursday, June 26, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Presented by Peggy Johnson, attendees of this half-day preconference will learn about the reasons for collection analysis, the types of collection analysis, and how to conduct an analysis project. The preconference combines brief lectures with group interaction and activities.
Tickets: Advance: ALCTS Member: $129; ALA Member: $159; Non-Member: $189; Student/ Retired Member: $50. Onsite: ALCTS Member: $159; ALA Member: $189; Non-Member: $219; Student/Retired Member: $50.
Event Code: (For this Preconference Only) AS2

Full Day of Collection Preconference
Thursday, June 26, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Attend both ALCTS “Collection” half-day preconferences for one low price. These sessions are listed above - Collection Development: Policy, Planning, and Fiscal Management (Morning) and Collection Analysis: Assessment and Evaluation (Afternoon). To register for both these sessions at a discounted price, use the Event Code below.
Tickets: Advance Only: ALCTS Member: $199; ALA Member: $249; Non-Member: $289; Student/Retired Member: $99.
Event Code: (For both ACRL Collection Preconferences) AS3

Metadata and Digital Library Development: an ALCTS and Library of Congress Workshop
Thursday, June 26 AND Friday, June 27, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
In an applied, exercise-based context, this two-day preconference introduces practicing catalogers to metadata implementation considerations and processes in a digital library development context. The goal of the workshop is to prepare attendees to serve as metadata specialists in digital library projects. Topics covered will include data and functionality; Metadata conversion and mapping; creating data workflows; and digital library development teams. This workshop is part of the “Cataloging for the 21st Century” continuing education series, which offers practicing catalogers instruction in bibliographic control practices that will help them continue to play a significant role in shaping library services in the emerging digital information environment.
Tickets: Advance: ALCTS Member: $339; ALA Member: $389; Non-Member: $439; Student/ Retired Member: $150. Onsite: ALCTS Member: $389; ALA Member: $439; Non-Member: $489; Student/Retired Member: $150.
Event Code: AS4

Electronic Serials Cataloging: an ALCTS/Library of Congress SCCTP Workshop
Thursday, June 26, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
This one day preconference is designed as a hands-on training course for cataloging electronic serials distributed through the Web. This workshop is based on Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR), 2nd edition. Presenter Margaret Mering, this preconference incorporates key revisions of Chapter 9, “Electronic resources” and Chapter 12, “Continuing resources” that apply to electronic serials, but is not a comprehensive course on serials cataloging. The course is also based on Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, the MARC 21 format, and CONSER specific policies and practices set forth in the CONSER Cataloging Manual and CONSER Editing Guide.
Tickets: Advance: ALCTS Member: $199; ALA Member: $249; Non-Member: $289; Student/ Retired Member: $99. Onsite: ALCTS Member: $249; ALA Member: $299; Non-Member: $339; Student/Retired Member: $99.
Event Code: AS5

Electronic Serials 101: What I Wished I’d Known Before I Got in Over My Head
Friday, June 27, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Electronic information has come of age, yet many organizations have yet to fully appreciate the new skill set needed to successfully cope with the complex nature of electronic information, particularly e-serials. This one-day preconference is designed to provide survival tips for those who find themselves drowning in e-information overload. Everyday problems such as workflow and organizational structure will be covered, as will the roles of the various players in the e-serials information chain.
Tickets: Advance: ALCTS Member: $199; ALA Member: $249; Non-Member: $289; Student/ Retired Member: $99. Onsite: ALCTS Member: $249; ALA Member: $299; Non-Member: $339; Student/Retired Member: $99.
Event Code: AS6

Cataloging Cultural Objects in Libraries
Friday, June 27, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Designed for use by professionals in libraries, archives, and museums with visual resource collections, Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images (CCO) is a published standard for describing, documenting, and cataloging cultural works and their visual surrogates. The primary focus of CCO is art and architecture, including but not limited to paintings, sculpture, prints, manuscripts, photographs, built works, installations, and other visual media. This workshop will offer an overview of CCO and the evolving landscape of shareable metadata standards and will engage participants in practical exercises involving the application of CCO to the cataloging of library, archives, and digital library resources.
Tickets: Advance: ALCTS Member: $199; ALA Member: $249; Non-Member: $289; Student/ Retired Member: $99. Onsite: ALCTS Member: $249; ALA Member: $299; Non-Member: $339; Student/Retired Member: $99.
Event Code: AS7


Summer Reading Survivor: Overcoming the Challenges
Thursday, June 26, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm AND Friday, June 27, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fight summer reading fatigue! Be re-energized, and learn something new too! Meet poet, author and folklorist, Judy Sierra who is Wild About Reading on Thursday evening. Friday will feature illustrator Harry Bliss, who will help you “Catch The Reading Bug” and literacy educator Stephen Krashen will remind you why summer matters to kids. Breakouts and panel discussions will focus on collaboration, partnerships, promotion, and online programs. Finally, award-winning author Pam Munoz Ryan will have you shouting “Hooray! Ole! We love reading!”
Speakers: Judy Sierra, Author; Harry Bliss, Illustrator; Stephen Krashen; Pam Munoz Ryan, Author
Tickets: Advance: ALSC Member: $195; ALA Member: $240; Non-Member: $285; Student/ Retired Member: $175. Onsite: $300.
Event Code: SC1


Sustainability means never having to stay the same
Friday, June 27, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sustaining the digital collaborative is a multi-faceted issue. As the collaborative matures, it needs to address such issues as the maintenance and preservation of the digital collections, the financial viability of the collaborative, growth and maturing of the collaborative and other related organizational issues. Through plenary and panel sessions this program will address sustainability issues from the perspective of those who manage collaborative digitization programs and those who are members of these collaboratives.
Tickets: Advance: ALA Member: $118; Non-Member: $150; Student/Retired Member: $60. Onsite: ALA Member: $155; Non-Member: $190; Student/Retired Member: $100.
Event Code: SL1


An Inside Look at Leadership
Friday, June 27, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Success is the result of knowing where you want to go and the changes you need to make to get there. This one-day LAMA preconference, developed in partnership with The Pacific Institute ( is for everyone in leadership positions as well as those moving towards a leadership role within their organizations or lives. Attendees will: Improve effective thinking skills; Heighten self-confidence; Increase self motivation; Attain goals that were once thought out of reach; Understand paths to career growth.
Tickets: LAMA Member: $225; ALA Member: $275; Non-Member: $375; Student/Retired Member: $195.
Event Code: LA1

From Castles to Coasters to Experience and Green (A Tale of Two Libraries)
Friday, June 27, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
A pre-conference bus tour of the City of Cerritos Public Library, considered the first “Experience Library,” and Santa Monica’s “Gold Certified Green” Main Library. Two libraries, two different designs, and two philosophies behind their design.
Tickets: LAMA Member: $75; ALA Member: $125; Non-Member: $200; Student/Retired Member: $60.
Event Code: LA2

Living the Balanced Scorecard
Friday, June 27, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Balanced Scorecard (BSC) experienced presenters will take attendees through a day-long case study enabling them to apply BSC’s three broad strategies: customer intimacy, operational excellence and innovative services. Beginning with an overview of theory and practice of BSC, and followed by case study work in small groups, participants will work with data sets from academic and public libraries, and will leave with the knowledge and skills needed to implement BSC in their own libraries.
Speakers: Joe Matthews, Matthews & Associates, Carlsbad, CA; Susanna Pathak, Virginia Commonwealth University; Donna Tolson, University of Virginia; Kathryn Robinson, Orange County Public Library System, Orlando, FL
Tickets: LAMA Member: $195; ALA Member: $245; Non-Member: $345; Student/Retired Member: $115.
Event Code: LA3


Datagrid Technologies and Libraries
Friday, June 27, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This pre-conference will be a panel presentation featuring librarians and storage administrators from the UC San Diego Libraries and the San Diego Supercomputer Center that will cover various apsects of datagrid technologies for use in libraries. the repositories, digital libraries, and digital preservation systems within libraries and will look specifically at case studies of the UCSD Libraries and the SDSC based Chronopolis digital preservation data-grid. Most of the tools for these systems are open source and with very minimal instruction can become an important collaborative network for use with academic bandwidth such as the Internet2 Abilene network for sharing large collections of born-digital material and escaping proprietary hardware lock-in on large scale or mass digitization initatives.
Speakers: Ardys Kozbial, UC San Diego Libraries; Declan Fleming, UC San Diego Libraries; Reagan Moore, San Diego Supercomputer Ctr; David Minor, San Diego Supercomputer Ctr; Robert H. McDonald, San Diego Supercomputer Ctr; Chris Jordan, San Diego Supercomputer Ctr
Tickets: LITA Member: $235; ALA Member: $315; Non-Member: $380
Event Code: LI1

Getting Started With Drupal: An Open Source Web Content Management System
Friday, June 27, 9:00 pm - 5:00 am (NOTE NEW DATE!!)
This pre-conference will be hands-on introduction to setting up and running a Drupal Web Content Management System, as seen at the Ann Arbor District Library and at Florida State University Libraries.
Speaker: Cary Gordon, President, Cherry Hill Company
Tickets: LITA Member: $235; ALA Member: $315; Non-Member: $380
Event Code: LI2

Library-wide IT Proficiency
Friday, June 27, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Library IT staff need to stay abreast of the technological advances that can enhance library operations and simultaneously help all library staff maintain a level of competence and confidence in not only using current IT resources, but also learning new ways of working smarter.
Speakers: Grace Sines, National Agricultural Library; Brenda Chawner, Victoria University of Wellington; Gary K. McCone, National Agricultural Library
Tickets: LITA Member: $235; ALA Member: $315; Non-Member: $380
Event Code: LI3


Business Librarianship 101: Core Competencies for Business Librarians
Friday, June 27, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
This full-day interactive educational workshop is designed for beginning business librarians, generalists who have assumed responsibility as business librarians, or any academic, public, or special librarian interested in the field of business reference.
Speakers: Mark Andersen, Division Chief, Business, Science & Technology Division, Chicago Public Lib; Bobray Bordelon, Pliny Fisk Librarian of Economics and Finance, Princeton University
Tickets: Advance: ALA Member: $95; Non- Member: $140; Student/Retired Member: $57. Onsite: ALA Member: $135; Non-Member: $170; Student/Retired Member: $97.
Event Code: RU1
(PLEASE NOTE: The description of this event appears incorrectly in the Preliminary Program. The description above is the correct information.)

Genealogy Boot Camp
Friday, June 27, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Learn the basics of ancestry research and genealogy reference skills during the Genealogy Boot Camp. Whether you are a new librarian or one interested in refreshing your skills, this full-day workshop provides the tools you need for giving successful genealogy reference help.
Speaker: Elizabeth Shown Mills, special guest lecturer, author of Evidence! Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian and Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians; Isle of Canes (Provo: Ancestry, 2005); and QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources, Evidence! Style
Tickets: Advance: ALA Member: $99; Non- Member: $140; Student/Retired Member: $57. Onsite: ALA Member: $135; Non-Member: $180; Student/Retired Member: $97.
Event Code: RU2

Reinvented Reference 4: Emerging Technologies for Reference Service
Friday, June 27, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
How can you best use online reference services, instant messaging, texting and other available technologies to provide virtual reference? How can social networking be used to enhance and extend reference services? How do you address privacy issues, administration and staff buy-in, skill set development, and marketing as you work to implement these changing technologies? Come join your colleagues during the ALA Annual Conference to hear from nationally-recognized experts on these topics. Sponsored by OCLC QuestionPoint, Paratext, and RefWorks, a division of ProQuest, this exciting and informative preconference occurs on Friday, June 27, from 8:30am to 5:00 pm. Morning and afternoon refreshments as well as lunch are included in the registration fee.
Speakers: Keynote Speaker is Cathy De Rosa, Vice President for the Americas and Global Vice President of Marketing for OCLC, who leads the market research team at OCLC, producer of the report Sharing, Privacy and Trust in our Networked World ( Michelle Jacobs, Emerging Technologies Librarian and Web Coordinator at the UCLA College Library, will talk about texting and Caleb Tucker-Raymond, Oregon Statewide Digital Reference Service Coordinator for the Multnomah County Library, will provide further insight into virtual reference. David Lankes, Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse (IIS), the first ALA Office for Information Technology Policy Fellow and noted speaker on participatory librarianship, will delve further into the area of social networking as a reference tool.
Tickets:RUSA Member: $190; ALA Member: $240; Non-Member: $315; Student/Retired Member: $105.
Event Code: RU3
(Please note: The prices for the preconference above are updated. Incorrect prices appeared in the printed registration materials).

Throw off your policies and expose your resources, rethinking resource sharing
Friday, June 27, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The session will help library administrators and ILL librarians interested in the future of library resource sharing discover innovative ways that will help librarians get people what they need, when and where they need it. As we rethink local, regional, national and international approaches to information resource sharing, we will also consider ways to implement and expand on these ideas.
Speakers: Joan Frye Williams, Information Technology Consultant
Tickets: Advance: RUSA Member: $135; ALA Member: $185; Non-Member: $250; Student/ Retired Member: $99. Onsite: RUSA Member: $160; ALA Member: $210; Non-Member: $275; Student/Retired Member: $125.
Event Code: RU4


Got Tweens? Serving Younger Teens and Tweens
Friday, June 27, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Join us for this exciting program that looks at who younger teens and tweens are, the issues surrounding them, and how to reach them in your library. You’ll meet authors who write for this audience, gain exposure to literature for them through booktalks, hear from a panel of experts in the field on programming for younger teens and tweens, and learn about professional resources to aid in providing library service to this group in your school and public library. Lunch included.
Tickets: YALSA Member: $195; ALA Member: $235; Non-Member: $285; Student/Retired Member: $195.
Event Code: YA1

Turn Teens on to Reading through Booktalks
Friday, June 27, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Looking for ways to boost your circulation statistics? Booktalks are a simple, effective way to get teens excited about reading. Attendees will learn effective tips for developing short, snappy booktalks that will get teens excited about reading. Then get ready to take booktalking to the next level as presenters share information and resources about incorporating youth participation and the latest technologies into your booktalking.
Tickets: $129
Event Code: YA2

Optional Events


ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash
Saturday, June 28, 7:00 until parks close
Grab your Mouse Ears, we’re going to the Disneyland® Resort! Every year the ALA Scholarship Bash is a rousing good time and this year will be no different, as the Bash heads to Disney’s California Adventure® Park and Disneyland® Park for a magical night. Your ticket will be valid at one of the parks (see page 6 of Preliminary Program for details). Don’t delay and get your tickets early!! Remember, proceeds go towards MLS scholarships!
Tickets: Advance: $40. Onsite: $45
Event Code: AL1

Inaugural Banquet
Tuesday, July 1, 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Join us for the Inaugural Banquet to honor incoming president Jim Rettig and the Division Presidents- Elect on Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 at 7:00 pm. Attire for the evening is Black Tie or Cultural Dress. Make sure to buy your tickets in support and celebration of Jim Rettig’s Presidency.
Tickets: $89
Event Code: AL2

Libraries Build Communities
Friday, June 27, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Participate in this day-long service effort to help local libraries and the community. Exact jobs to be determined as we work with the Anaheim 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: $10
Event Code: AL3

ALA-APA Angels Reception: Celebrating Five Years of Progress
Friday, June 27, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The ALA-APA is celebrating its 5th anniversary by honoring the people and organizations that have helped it grow and flourish over the last five years. Come celebrate our past achievements and be a part of our bright future. ALA-APA was established to certify individuals in specializations beyond the initial professional degree and support of pay equity initiatives to improve the salaries and status of librarians and other library workers.
Speakers: Michael Golrick, emcee
Tickets: Advance: $25. Onsite: $30.
Event Code: AP1

Orientation for Chapter Leaders
Saturday, June 28, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chapter Relations Committee
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 advance registration and includes a full breakfast. No onsite registration.
Tickets: ALA Member: $45; Non-Member: $65.
Event Code: CR1

Many Voices, Many Nations: Anaheim
Friday, June 27, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presenting a special Many Voices event showcasing Native voices and respecting the presence of indigenous nations as sovereign nations, brought to you with support from ALA President Dr. Loriene Roy. Writers from across the land will weave a tapestry of spoken word expressing our varied ethnic, cultural, and lifestyle traditions while celebrating our fundamental unity within the global human family. If you’ve experienced a MVON, you know this is an unforgettable conference kick-off.
Tickets: $10
Event Code: DI2

Leaders Wanted: LIS Doctoral Program Options Fair
Saturday, June 28, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cultivating a diverse workforce is of great importance, but representation of librarians of color in LIS education, research, and executive level administration is paramount. This Options Fair immediately follows a panel of proven and emerging leaders in LIS education and practice outlining the benefits and steps to beginning a PhD program. Don’t miss this chance to discuss opportunities and funding with Doctoral Students and Faculty from PhD programs across the country! Free lunch provided. This event is free, but registration is strongly recommended.
Tickets: Free, but registration is recommended
Event Code: DI3

Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast
Tuesday, July 1, 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Celebrate the 39th annual presentation of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, where culturally senstitive works of African American authors and illustrators are highlighted.
Tickets: $50
Event Code: EM1

Tour of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Libraries
Monday, June 30, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Board the charter bus for a trip to Camp Pendleton. Camp Pendleton contains the largest undeveloped portion of coastline in Southern California. The ecosystem includes beaches, bluffs, mesas, canyons, mountains and Southern California’s only free-flowing river. There are more than 1,000 species of plants, fish and animals, some of which are either threatened or endangered. MCB Camp Pendleton, the Corps’ largest West Coast expeditionary training facility, encompasses more than 125,000 acres of Southern California terrain, is the largest employer in North San Diego County for more than 60 years. Bring your lunch money!
Tickets: Advance: $30. Onsite: $40.
Event Code: FA2

37th Annual GLBTRT Stonewall Book Award Celebration

Monday, June 30, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) for its annual event celebrating outstanding GLBTQ writing. 2008 winning authors Ellis Avery and Mark Doty are the invited speakers. Ellis Avery is the author of The Teahouse Fire, (Penguin), and Mark Doty is the author of Dog Years: A Memoir, (HarperCollins). This popular event often sells out quickly.
Speakers: Authors Ellis Avery and Mark Doty (invited)
Tickets: $55
Event Code: GL1

International Librarians Reception
Monday, June 30, 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.
Event Code: IR2

LSSIRT Night Out
Sunday, June 29, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Come join LSSIRT for an evening at Buca di Beppo Restaurant and enjoy dinner with your colleagues.
Tickets: $37.50
Event Code: LS1

13th Annual Walking Tours: Historic Downtown Anaheim
Friday, June 27, OR Monday, June 30, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
A leisurely walk of historic downtown Anaheim, the Anaheim Museum (an old Carnegie library), the newly remodeled central library and new museum. See historic, 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s California craftsman and art deco style homes. NOTE: The round trip bus ride from the Anaheim convention center and the museum admissions of about $8.00 are not included in the tour fee. Optional lunch on your own. No onsite regsitration.
Tickets: $15
Event Code: Friday Tour – SO1; Monday Tour – SO2

Alternative Media Reception
Monday, June 30, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Join your colleagues for the annual exhibit of local independent publishers and alternative media, formerly known as the Free Speech Buffet, now in its 17th year. Browse or purchase selections focusing on local, regional and major alternative publishers that may not be found in the main exhibit hall. Sponsored by the Alternative Media Task Force. Enjoy desserts and a cash bar while you celebrate media diversity.
Tickets: $15.
Event Code: SR1


AASL Awards Luncheon
Monday, June 30, 2008, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Celebrate the accomplishments of your colleagues and enjoy lunch at the presentation of the 2008 AASL Awards, including the prestigious National School Library Media Program of the Year Award. Don’t miss guest speaker Wendy Mass. Her 2003 novel, A Mango-Shaped Space, won the first ALA Schneider Family Book Award and she hasn’t looked back since. Her most recent novel for teens is Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall. Her next book, Every Soul a Star will be published in Fall 2008.
Tickets: $49
Event Code: AA5

Independent School Section (ISS) School Tour
Friday, June 27, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
ISS School Tour, including boxed lunch.
Tickets: $50
Event Code: AA6

Independent School Section (ISS) Tea
Sunday, June 29, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tickets: $29
Event Code: AA7


Newbery-Caldecott AwardsBanquet
Sunday, June 29, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Join us for this gala evening to celebrate the Newbery and Caldecott Medalists and Honorees, authors and illustrators of the year’s most distinguished books for children. Cocktails (cash bar) available prior to dinner; doors open at 6:45 pm. Tickets are $89 and will be available at the Online Registration Counter until the event is sold out, or noon Friday, whichever occurs first. No tickets will be available at the door.
Tickets: $89
Event Code: SC2


Specialized Outreach Services (SOS) Luncheon: “Failure is Motivating, Success is Paralyzing” - Directors working with Staff co-hesively
Sunday, June 29, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
How can Directors get the very best from their staff? This question is a 2-way street. Our speaker will give methodologies to encourage, reward, and stimulate staff to give their best. The program will give the most rigid director suggestions to aid in acceptance of employee ideas, and criticisms for better services. Our program will rejuvenate, motivate and stimulate Trustees, Directors and Staff to keep the focus which is Service, Service, Service.
Tickets: $50
Event Code: AT1


LSSPS Annual Dinner
Sunday, June 29, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
The Libraries Serving Special Populations Section, of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, is hosting its annual dinner in Anaheim. 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.
Tickets: $35
Event Code: SL2


ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards Reception
Monday, June 30, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA), these awards are presented every other year to interior designers and architects for excellence in interior design of libaries.
Tickets: LAMA Member: $50; ALA and Non- Member: $65; Student/Retired Member: $25.
Event Code: LA4


Literary Tastes: A Notable Books Breakfast
Sunday, June 29, 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Come join this annual celebration of the best writing our time. Authors have been selected from the 2008 Notable Books Council’s “List for America’s Readers,” an annual list of 25 outstanding fiction, nonfiction and poetry books for adult readers ( 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 are $36 per person, and are available at the Onsite Registration Counter until 11:00 am on Saturday. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Tickets: $36
Event Code: RU5


Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon
Saturday, June 28, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Come listen to Orson Scott Card, the winner of the 2008 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his outstanding lifetime contribution to writing for teens for his novels Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow. The annual award is administered by YALSA, the fastest growing division of ALA, and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine. Join us for lunch and listen to Orson Scott Card speak about his writing.
Tickets: $59
Event Code: YA3

YALSA’S Young Adult Author Coffee Klatch
Sunday, June 29, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Enjoy coffee and conversation featuring YALSA award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to mingle with authors that appear on YALSA’s Best Books for Young Adults Lists!
Tickets: $19
Event Code: YA4

Michael L. Printz Program and Reception
Monday, June 30, 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, Geraldine McCaughrean for her novel The White Darkness and honor book authors Judith Clarke for One Whole and Perfect Day; Stephanie Hemphill for Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath; A.M. Jenkins for Repossessed; and Elizabeth Knox for The Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet speak about their writing, followed by a dessert reception.
Tickets: Advance: $29. Onsite: $35
Event Code: YA5

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