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Special Events and Pre-Midwinter Institutes

To register for the following events, please use the online registration form, or print out and mail or fax this form.

Eric Carle Museum Tour
ALSC
Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spend a day at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Enjoy lunch in the museum café, followed by a tour of the galleries, a demonstration in the art studio, storytelling, and more. Cost includes lunch, admission to the museum, and transportation to and from the convention center.
Buses will depart from the convention center at 9:00 am, and arrive at the museum at 11:00 am, then depart from the museum at 3:00 pm, and arrive back at the convention center at 5:00 pm.
Tickets: Advance and Onsite: $40

President’s Reception
ALTA
Friday, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Don’t miss your chance to attend the 2005 ALTA President’s Reception in Boston. This year’s location is the historic Durgin Park restaurant in Faneuil Hall Market Place, famed for its "chowders, apple pan dowdy, johnny cake, and New England boiled dinners." Entertainment will be provided. Tickets are $50, and advance registration is recommended, since seating is limited. For more information, please see the ALTA website .
Ticket Prices: Advance and Onsite: $50

AASL Leadership Institute: Leading Through Collaboration
AASL
Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
An instructor will guide attendees through this one-day workshop that provides an opportunity to increase your understanding of the components of leadership, identify your own leadership skills and professional priorities, and apply leadership strategies to the challenges faced in our schools and in the profession. This workshop ties into two of the basic ideas - collaboration and leadership - that underlie the vision of Information Power. Price includes beverage breaks, no lunch.
Ticket Prices: Advance: Division Member: $169; ALA Member: $209*; Non-Member: $259*; Student/Retired Member. No Onsite Registration. *Price includes AASL membership

Getting Faculty/Teacher Attention for Information Literacy: New Practical Approaches
ACRL
Friday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Sometimes it is hard to know how to approach faculty and teachers about information literacy instruction (ILI). They are experts in their fields. What can you say? What works? This workshop will provide you with practical ideas on how and where to start or expand faculty/teacher outreach, how to conduct syllabus reviews, and how your administrators can help. Return to your institution with practical approaches and ideas for effective faculty/teacher outreach for ILI.
Ticket Prices: Advance: Division Member: $195; ALA Member: $235; Non-Member: $265; Student/Retired Member. Onsite: Division Member: $205; ALA Member: $245; Non-Member: $275; Student/Retired Member: $95

Statistics for Librarians
ACRL
Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The field of librarianship is becoming increasingly numerical in nature, yet few professionals have formal training in statistics. This workshop will outline basic statistical concepts, while focusing on applied statistical tools for librarianship including sampling, surveys, and interpreting electronic journal/database usage reports. Discover how you can use data to solve problems that can be quantified and find out how this will aid in decision-making in your library. This workshop will have a large hands-on component and will illustrate examples from the library literature.
Ticket Prices: Advance: Division Member: $235; ALA Member: $275; Non-Member: $295; Student/Retired Member. Onsite: Division Member: $245; ALA Member: $285; Non-Member: $305; Student/Retired Member: $95

Library Assessment in Higher Education: Applying the New ACRL Standards
ACRL
Friday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Discover how to apply the 2004 ACRL "Standards for Libraries in Higher Education" as a framework for evaluating the academic library. Learn about the principles of the Standards and discover why the use of outcomes is necessary in the current higher education environment. Learn a range of formats and approaches for incorporating outcomes assessment into academic library assessment. Use a workbook with practical examples, forms, checklists, and tools and techniques to develop your implementation plan.
Ticket Prices: Advance: Division Member: $195; ALA Member: $235; Non-Member: $265; Student/Retired Member. Onsite: Division Member: $205; ALA Member: $245; Non-Member: $275; Student/Retired Member: $95

Reinventing Libraries for the 21st Century: A Visioning Workshop
ACRL
Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
This full-day workshop will introduce you to the discipline of futures studies and visioning as a creative and productive planning tool. Discuss trends affecting libraries and possible alternative futures for the information profession. Find out how to communicate more effectively about the future of your library through the use of futures research. You will also have time to think, discuss, and draw your vision of an in ideal library.
Ticket Prices: Advance: Division Member: $235; ALA Member: $275; Non-Member: $295; Student/Retired Member. Onsite: Division Member: $245; ALA Member: $285; Non-Member: $305; Student/Retired Member: $95

Orientation for Chapter Leaders
ALA-CRC
Saturday, 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.
Ticket Prices: Advance: ALA Member: $35; Non-Member: $65

Codified Innovations: Data Standards and Their Useful Applications
ALCTS
Friday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Library professionals are increasingly becoming more aware of information standards and their applications. This half-day symposium will bring together systems vendors, standards representatives and librarians who will discuss the application and implementation of standards that enable and improve the sharing of information. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in standards development through positive criticism and proactive involvement. This symposium will promote a more complete understanding of the library system marketplace.
Ticket Prices: Advance: Division Member: $99; ALA Member: $129; Non-Member: $159; Student/Retired Member. Onsite: Division Member: $129; ALA Member: $159; Non-Member: $189; Student/Retired Member: $59

New Frontiers in Emergency Preparedness
ALCTS
Friday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This half-day symposium describes an evolution in emergency preparedness and response that librarians should definitely know about. Specifically, it spotlights new directions such as the Alliance for Response, an initiative of Heritage Preservation fostering groundbreaking dialogue between cultural leaders and first-responders, and dPlan, an online emergency preparedness tool funded by IMLS and jointly developed by NEDCC and MBLC. The potential role of the federal government in protecting cultural heritage materials is also be addressed.
Ticket Prices: Advance: Division Member: $99; ALA Member: $129; Non-Member: $159; Student/Retired Member. Onsite: Division Member: $129; ALA Member: $159; Non-Member: $189; Student/Retired Member: $59

Advocacy Institute
ALTA/CRO/FOLUSA/PIO/Presidential Com./WO
Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Advocacy Institute is a full day program geared to help foster ongoing collaboration between Friends, trustees, librarians and other advocates at the local level. Attendees will receive specific training to assist them in making the case for libraries, and will leave with a draft of an action plan for their library. The results of ALA’s recently developed advocacy issues survey will be integrated into the day. To participate in the survey, please visit www.ala.org/advocacysurvey. Developed by the Public Awareness Committee, Chapter Relations Office Committee, COL, ALTA, the Carol Brey-Casiano Presidential Committee and FOLUSA, this project is the recipient of the World Book Goal Award.

Ticket Prices: Advance and Onsite: $10.
Registration is free for FOLUSA members. Contact FOLUSA at 1-800-9FOLUSA (1-800-936-5872) to register.

Can You Take The Risk? Risk Management And Insurance For Libraries
LAMA
Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
This full day workshop is designed for librarians and archivists involved in risk management and insurance issues for cultural collections. Participants will learn factors of risk management and insurance, including: evaluation of collections; types of property insurance; insuring special materials (special collections, interlibrary loan materials, personal property); and choosing service providers (insurance agents, appraisers). Instructor Jeanne Drewes, Assistant Director for Access & Preservation, Michigan State University Libraries, has taught about insurance for over 10 years.
>Ticket Prices: Advance: Division Member: $200; ALA Member: $250; Non-Member: $300; Student/Retired Member. Onsite: Division Member: $250; ALA Member: $275; Non-Member: $350; Student/Retired Member: $150

Using Marketing to Enhance Library Performance
LAMA
Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
This workshop takes participants through a library marketing planning process to help them create a service plan to meet their customers’ wants and needs. Marketing is a social and managerial process whereby groups interact to create and exchange products and values with each other. Marketing planning involves anticipating future conditions and determining the course of action necessary to achieve long-range marketing objectives. Bill Sannwald is a nationally renowned author and educator for library planning and marketing.
Ticket Prices: Advance: Division Member: $200; ALA Member: $250; Non-Member: $300; Student/Retired Member. Onsite: Division Member: $250; ALA Member: $275; Non-Member: $350; Student/Retired Member: $150

Establishing an Institutional Repository
LITA
Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Librarians considering or in the early stages of establishing an institutional repository will want to attend this day-long look at the technical, policy and human factors related to establishing an institutional repository (IR). Expanding on the presenter’s Library Technology Report of the same title (July/August 2004), the institute will reflect the current state of IR development and best practices, as well as the lessons learned by early adopters. Susan Gibbons is assistant dean for Public Services & Collection Development at the University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries. She has been involved with the University of Rochester’s institutional repository project since 2000, when she was the digital initiatives librarian.
Ticket Prices: Advance: Division Member: $195; ALA Member: $255; Non-Member: $305; Student/Retired Member. Onsite: Division Member: $195; ALA Member: $255; Non-Member: $305; Student/Retired Member: $195

Wireless Networks in Libraries
LITA
Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
How can you incorporate wireless networks to enhance library services and provide more convenient access to electronic resources? This workshop provides in-depth, practical information on wireless networking technologies, including the technical underpinnings of wireless networking and general networking concepts that help put wireless networks into perspective. Participants will learn to separate the hype from the realistic expectations of the benefits of wireless technologies. Presented by Marshall Breeding, Library Technology Officer at Vanderbilt University and regular participant in LITA’s Top Technology Trends program.
Ticket Prices: Advance: Division Member: $195; ALA Member: $255; Non-Member: $305; Student/Retired Member. Onsite: Division Member: $195; ALA Member: $255; Non-Member: $305; Student/Retired Member: $195

E-Learning: Training When You Need It—Where You Need It
PLA
Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Are you looking for ways to improve employee morale while giving staff the tools they need to provide excellent services? Studies have shown that workers who receive regular training are more satisfied and more productive. In the past, there have been many barriers to providing the training your staff needed – training programs always seemed to be hours away, on the wrong day, at the wrong time, or too expensive. E-learning is the answer to these problems and provides a powerful tool for today’s library managers. Participants will learn how to identify effective e-learning programs, prepare and support staff who are involved in e-learning, and evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning programs.
Ticket Prices: Advance: Division Member: $125; ALA Member: $180; Non-Member: $235. Onsite: Division Member: $175; ALA Member: $230; Non-Member: $265.

Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library
PLA/ALSC
Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Institute will provide an overview of the PLA-ALSC Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® program and will consider research on early literacy development and the role of the parent/caregiver. Sharing this information with parents/caregivers encourages them to provide valuable literacy experiences for their children; and using the reading research helps libraries become an acknowledged partner in the community. You will become familiar with workshops for parents/caregivers of Early Talkers (0-2 years), Talkers (2-3 Year-Olds), and Pre-Readers (4-5 Year Olds).
Ticket Prices: Advance: Division Member: $125; ALA Member: $180; Non-Member: $235. Onsite: Division Member: $175; ALA Member: $230; Non-Member: $265

New England Boston Genealogy Tea Party
RUSA
Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Explore ancestry research in New England with genealogical experts in the field. Learn how to conduct a search of reference sites and sources, and to get the most out of research tools.
Ticket Prices: Advance: Division Member: $95; ALA Member: $140; Non-Member: $215; Student/Retired Member: $57.

Going Virtual: Thinking about Chat Reference
RUSA
Friday, 1:00 am - 4:30 pm
Please note: This event has been cancelled. If you are registered for this event, you have the option to switch your registration to another event. Please contact ehardy@ala.org for more details.

Virtual Reference 101
RUSA
Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please note: This event has been cancelled. If you are registered for this event, you have the option to switch your registration to another event. Please contact
ehardy@ala.org for more details.

 

 

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