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2008-2009 CD # 4.

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2009 ALA Annual Conference

WHAT’S HAPPENING: A PRE-CONFERENCE UPDATE

July 8, 2009

KEY NUMBERS

Registration: 2009 Annual Meeting

As of July 1, 2009, with one week remaining before the 2009 Annual Conference,
registration stood at 13,402, compared to 11,509 one week prior to the start of the 2008
(Anaheim) conference.

What’s “inside” those numbers?

o More members took advantage of the Midwinter/Annual Conference registration


“bundle” this year: 2,636 compared to 2,200 in 2008.
o Regular personal member registration, excluding the “bundle,” is essentially flat
year-to-year, with 5,668 at this point in 2009 compared to 5,647 in 2008.
o Non-member registration declined slightly, from 764 in 2008 to 705 in 2009.
o Student member registration jumped to 999, from 837 in 2008.
o International registration remains strong, with 240 international members, 15
international students and 86 non-member international registrations in 2009 –
compared to 216 international members, 12 international students and 131 non-
member international registrations in 2008.
o There are more “exhibits-only” (all categories) registrations -- 1,144 in 2009
compared to 775 in 2008.
o Economic woes show up in increased cancellations – 462 in 2009 compared to
265 in 2008.

ALA Membership
May 31, 2009 May 31, 2008

 Personal Members 61,865 64,190


 Organizational Members 3,330 3,377
 Corporate Members 242 260

Total ALA: 65,437 67,827

Division Memberships
May 31, 2009 May 31, 2008

 AASL 8,744 9,221


 ACRL 12,892 13,039
 ALCTS 4,484 4,849
 ALSC 4,193 4,238

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 ALTAFF 1,169* 1,176
* plus 1,032 Associate Members
 ASCLA 870 926
 LITA 3,713 4,044
 LLAMA 4,859 5,239
 PLA 10,640 12,183
 RUSA 4,698 5,120
 YALSA 5,717 5,658

Round Table Memberships


May 31, 2009 May 31, 2008

 CLENE 420 434


 EMIERT 644 692
 ERT 421 438
 FAFLRT 534 385
 GLBTRT 915 972
 GODORT 995 1,070
 IFRT 1,622 1,768
 IRRT 1,784 1,838
 LHRT 555 583
 LIRT 1,652 1,694
 LRRT 1,592 1,534
 LSSIRT 572 702
 MAGERT 349 389
 NMRT 1,922 2,133
 SRRT 2,127 2,347
 S[T]ORT 190 207
 VRT 296 282

Other Notable Annual 2009 Numbers

o 350 international librarians from 80 countries preregistered for Annual.

o 100 Volunteers for Libraries Build Communities – On Friday, July 10, 100
volunteers from across the U.S. will participate in 8 projects, aiding understaffed
and underfunded Chicago school libraries. ALA member-volunteers will be
painting and gardening, assisting reading specialists in cataloging and organizing
materials for the upcoming school year, decorating walls, fixing and moving
shelves, making signs, and helping organize a number of collections. ALA
President Jim Rettig and the volunteers are scheduled to be interviewed at one of
the schools by CLTV (Chicago Land Cable News).

o 40 student-to-staff participants, library school students chosen from among the


student chapters, are assisting ALA staff in 27 units at the conference. All the
students are ALA members and members of their student chapters. Look for
them and say “hi!” They’ll be wearing ALA staff badges with green ribbons
saying, “Student Volunteer.”

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HOT TOPICS
• Economic Stimulus Funding

During the Annual Conference, the Washington Office will offer many opportunities for
members to learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA),
specifically about the broadband funding program. In addition to following the latest
news via http://www.ala.org/knowyourstimulus, members can also view a webinar on the
Web site, which was held on Wednesday, July 8, that provided an overview of the
application process. Members can e-mail questions to librarystimulus@ala.org. Answers
will be posted on a Frequently Asked Questions page on the “know your stimulus” Web
site.

Members can learn more about broadband by attending the following conference events:
 Washington Office Update, Saturday, July 11, 8:00 - 10am, McCormick Place
West (MCP), Room W-474. The update will include an hour-long discussion of
the ARRA with an introduction from Bob Bocher, an overview of broadband
funding program led by Chris McClean, and a question-and-answer session with
Bocher and McLean as well as Alan Inouye, Director of the Office for
Information Technology Policy (OITP), and Carrie Lowe, Director of OITP’s
Program on Networks.

 Telecommunications: Connecting in the 21st Century and Federal


Broadband Stimulus, Sunday, July 12, 10:30am – noon, McCormick Place
West (MCP), Room W-176b. This program will focus on federal broadband
stimulus funding under the ARRA and provide attendees with an opportunity to
ask detailed questions. This session will also cover other key issues in
telecommunications policy such as net neutrality and developments in the Obama
Administration, U.S. Congress, and the Washington policy community. Program
chair is Bob Bocher with panelists Mary Alice Ball, Alan Inouye and John
Windhausen.

 John Windhausen at Membership Booth, (Exhibit Hall #3034), Sunday, July


12, 2:00 – 3pm; Monday, July 13, 10:00 - 11am; and Monday, July 13, 2:00 –
3pm, ALA Membership Booth on the Exhibit Floor. John Windhausen and
Washington Office staff will be on hand to answer questions about broadband
stimulus funding applications.

 ALA Membership Meeting, Saturday, July 11, 3:30 – 5:00pm, MCP W-375a.
This meeting with include a broadband overview by Chris McLean.

 ALA Membership Meeting with broadband overview, Monday, July 13,


11:30am – 12:15pm, MCP W-375a. This meeting with include a broadband
overview by John Windhausen with Lynne Bradley, Director of the Office of
Government Relations, and Alan Inouye, Director of the Office for Information
Technology Policy.

• Economy (& related advocacy)

Surviving in a Tough Economy: An Advocacy Institute Workshop (Preconference),


Harold Washington Library, Multi-Purpose Room, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL, Friday,

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July 10, 2:00-5:00pm. Cost: $25. Onsite registration will not be available; to register,
visit Preconferences-ALA
http://www.ala.org/ala/conferencesevents/upcoming/annual/2009/Preconferences.cfm

Learn how some libraries can survive–and even thrive–during a tough economy. Hear
success stories, get the latest tips, and learn how to better advocate for your library in this
difficult financial time. Breakout sessions will focus on budgets, coalition building, and
more. This Advocacy Institute workshop is brought to you by the ALA Committee on
Library Advocacy, and co-sponsored by the Illinois Library Association, the Association
of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, and the ALA Chapter Relations
Committee.

Coalition Building for All Libraries in a Tough Economy, Saturday, July 11, 4:00-
5:30pm, McCormick Place (MCP) West, Room W-196B.

Join ALA President Jim Rettig; moderator Jan Sanders (Director of Libraries and
Information Services for the City of Pasadena, CA) and others for a panel discussion
focusing on the value of building statewide coalitions during times of economic downturn
and the concept of the "Library Ecosystem," or how libraries of all types are
interdependent. Panelists include Donna Bero, Friends of the San Francisco Public
Library; Gerri Fegan, President of the Massachusetts School Library Association; Pat
Harris, Councilman and Trustee, St. Paul, MN; Carole Kupelian, President of the School
Library Media Section of NYLA; and Anne Masters, Director of the Pioneer Library
System in Oklahoma. The program is sponsored by the Advocacy Training
Subcommittee of the ALA Committee on Library Advocacy, the ALA Chapter Relations
Committee, the Committee on Legislation and Jim Rettig's Ad Hoc Task Force on
Advocacy. Visit www.ala.org/libraryecosystem for more information.

Cool Teen Programs for Under $100, Sunday, July 12, 10:30am – 12:30pm,
MCP West, W-194b. Listen to contributors to YALSA's upcoming book, "Cool Teen
Programs for under $100" discuss programming ideas that stretch your budget without
sacrificing quality.

ACRL President’s Program – “Advocacy in Today’s Environment,” Monday, July


13, 1:30-5:30 pm, Chicago Hilton, Continental room A/B. Making the case for libraries
is more essential than ever in tough economic times. Learn why advocacy matters, how
you can advocate effectively for policy changes, develop a strong message, and why you
should follow up and continue advocacy efforts throughout the year. Join ACRL
President Erika Linke to learn how to "work the system and beat the odds” with
Stephanie Vance, Advocacy Guru, Advocacy Associates, LLC; Prue Adler, Associate
Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries; Emily Sheketoff, Executive
Director, ALA Washington Office; Michael McLane, Visiting Program Officer for
Legislative Advocacy, ACRL; and Tony Driessen, Shareholder, DeWitt, Ross & Stevens,
S.C.

Scholarly communication and the economy

The current economic climate has had an impact on all areas of academia. Scholarly
communication and academic publishing are no exception. Library and publishing
innovators will offer concrete data and strategies for “Rough waters: Navigating hard
times in the scholarly communication marketplace” at the 19th biennial SPARC-ACRL
Forum, Saturday, July 11, 3:30-5:30pm, Sheraton Chicago, Ballroom II/III. Join ACRL

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and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) for a look at the
current economy and its impact on library and higher education budgets. Panelists
include Charles B. Lowry, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries; Ivy
Anderson, Director of Collection Development & Management, California Digital
Library; Emma Hill, Executive Editor of The Journal of Cell Biology at Rockefeller
University Press; and James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and
University Librarian at Columbia University.

The ACRL Scholarly Communications discussion group, which offers a more


intimate setting to explore forum topics in greater depth, will be held Sunday,
July 12, 3:30 – 5:30pm, Intercontinental Hotel, Camelot Room.

• Google Book Search Settlement: Continuing to Explore What’s in It for


Libraries

The ALA, along with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) filed a brief on May 4, 2009, with the U.S.
District Court for the Southern District of New York in response to a private settlement
agreement reached among Google, the American Association of Publishers and the
Author’s Guild, which (if approved) resolves their legal dispute over the scanning of
millions of books provided by research libraries.

In the filing, the library associations do not oppose approval of the settlement. Rather,
the associations ask the judge, “to exercise vigorous oversight of the interpretation and
implementation of the settlement to ensure the broadest possible benefit from the services
the settlement enables.” Further details may be found at
http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch/?p=2677.

The ALA Washington Office is hosting a Breakout Session to discuss the proposed
Google Book Search settlement agreement on Saturday, July 11, 10:30am – noon,
McCormick Place West (MCP), Room W-193b (listed as the Washington Office
Breakout Session II – Fair Use in the 21st Century: From Lawsuits to Legislation).

Representatives from Google and the library community will participate in a panel
discussion moderated by Nancy Kranich, Chair of the Committee on Legislation’s
Copyright Subcommittee, to discuss the recent settlement and essentially what’s in it for
libraries. The program will include an overview of the proposed settlement recently
reached among Google, the Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild
and the comments filed on behalf of the ALA, the ACRL and the ARL with the U.S.
District Court for the Southern District of New York for the judge to consider in his
ruling on the proposed settlement. The panelists will offer brief remarks and then take
questions from the audience.

Additional information about the proposed Google Book Search settlement agreement,
including the recent amended agreement between Google and the University of
Michigan, is available at http://wo.ala.org/gbs/.

• Children's Books and CPSIA

Last August, Congress passed legislation titled the Consumer Product Safety
Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). This legislation seeks to decrease the levels of lead

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and phthalates in products intended for children under 12 and will be enforced by the
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

In December 2008, the CPSC General Counsel wrote to the American Association of
Publishers, declaring the CPSIA law to be retroactive, essentially putting every school
and public library in position where they face removing all children’s books from the
shelves until they can be tested for lead or banning children from the libraries.

In January, OGR communicated with the CPSC and Members of Congress, and it became
clear that a grassroots effort would be necessary to initiate resolution on this issue. The
American Library Association activated our grassroots network and was successful in
receiving a one-year stay of implementation – meaning, the legislation will not be
implemented until February 10, 2010.

Additionally, OGR worked closely with Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), who proposed
legislation specifically to exempt books from the CPSIA. ALA used its grassroots
outreach to collect cosigners and push for the passage of the bill should it come to the
Floor for a vote.

Since the CPSC has continued to remain silent on the impact of CPSIA on libraries,
Emily Sheketoff made a statement at a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
public meeting in June, stating the following:

“We (ALA) share the concerns for child safety that motivated Congress to pass the
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, or ‘CPSIA.’ We also share the
concern that children continue to have access to books, which are critical to child
development and education ....

We appreciate that the Commission is carefully considering whether such a testing


exemption or other form of safe harbor is consistent with the statute and consistent
with children’s safety. Such an exemption, if warranted, would clarify the
manufacturing and distribution process for children’s books going forward. In
addition, an exemption could do a great deal to reduce the uncertainty facing
libraries, but only if such an exemption included books already in their collections –
that is, if the exemption recognizes that manufacturing standards going back several
decades already ensure that books do not, as a rule, contain lead at more than trace,
unharmful levels.

In the event that such an exemption is not granted, libraries would be assured that
the books they receive from manufacturers going forward are certified to be safe
from lead; but libraries would be in an untenable position as to children’s books
already on their shelves, which will not have been certified by manufacturers and
yet are almost certainly safe.”

During the meeting, the ALA WO again requested direction from the Commission in
order to ensure libraries continue to serve children, while at the same time ensuring the
children’s safety.

On June 30, Emily sent a letter to Inez Tenenbaum, the newly appointed Chair of the
Consumer Product Safety Commission, welcoming her to the commission and expressing
the ALA’s hope that she will be able to aid libraries in ensuring that children have books
available to them which are critical to child development and education.

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The letter stressed that the ALA is not seeking a regulatory exemption from the
Commission for ordinary books. Rather, the ALA seeks confirmation that the CPSIA, by
its terms, does not apply to children's books already on library shelves prior to the
effective dates of its lead level and testing provisions.

• Privacy

Plans for the National Conversation on Privacy / Privacy Week initiative are being
finalized after a period of seeking input, feedback, and advice from ALA leadership,
members, and privacy organizations. There are new designs and a new brand for the
campaign materials, which will be highlighted with the completed Privacy Revolution
website at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The Privacy Initiative also plans a
campaign to highlight programs at Annual that place a special emphasis on privacy,
including its own program, "Privacy in an Era of Change: Privacy and Surveillance
Under the New Administration," that will feature Mary Ellen Callahan, Privacy Officer
for the Department of Homeland Security; David Sobel, Senior Counsel to the Electronic
Frontier Foundation; and, Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do? and blogger for
Newsmachine.com

• Proposed Changes to Intellectual Freedom Policies in the Intellectual


Freedom Manual and New Interpretations to the Library Bill of Rights

The Intellectual Freedom Committee is in the process of revising the Intellectual


Freedom Manual. During the IFC Spring Meeting, the group revised two Interpretations;
identified one additional concern that would have been extremely difficult to incorporate
into existing documents; and drafted two new Interpretations to address these concerns.

The new Interpretations are:


o “Importance of Education to Intellectual Freedom”
o “Minors and Internet Interactivity” (revised from the 2009 Midwinter
Meeting)
The proposed revisions are:
o “Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks”
o “Labels and Rating Systems”

For more information, please visit:


http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/statementspols/relatedlinksa/revisedifpolicies.
cfm

Send comments on the proposed revisions to Deborah Caldwell-Stone, dstone@ala.org;


please copy Nanette Perez, nperez@ala.org. Comments should be submitted to the IFC
no later than noon on Tuesday, July 14.

• …And Other Intellectual Freedom Issues


o Political engagement and intellectual freedom

Inspiring today’s college students to become active in the political process and explore
intellectual freedom issues is the focus of two ACRL programs taking place at the ALA
Annual Conference.
o The ACRL Law and Political Science Section is sponsoring “Political
Engagement: Facilitating Greater Participation in Civil Society.” 1:30 –

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3:30pm, McCormick Place South, S105 A-D. At 3:30pm, an expert panel
provides important tips on how libraries can help create politically active and
engaged students, while facilitating the development of critical thinking and
research skills.
o Join the ACRL Intellectual Freedom Committee for a discussion of the
“Academic and Intellectual Freedom Climate on Campus,” 3:30pm, Hyatt
Regency McCormick Conference Center, 10 C/D. Shawn Healy, Megan
Fitzgerald, James Neal and Barbara Fister lead this exploration of the
importance of inspiring today’s students to become tomorrow’s defenders of the
First Amendment. Join ACRL and gain valuable insights on creating
engagement on campus.

Also, please join the Intellectual Freedom Committee for this special panel featuring the
librarians and community members who fought to keep library materials on the shelves in
West Bend, Wisconsin: “Intellectual Freedom on the Front Lines: West Bend
Library Supporters Share Their Story.” The panel will take place on Monday, July
13, 8:00am, McCormick Place West, Room W-194a, and will include West Bend Library
Director Michael Tyree, Young Adult Librarian Kristin Pekoll, Library Board President
Barbara Deters, former Library Board member Mary Reilly-Kliss, and community
organizer Maria Hanrahan. The panel will share their unique experiences and insights
gained in addressing multiple challenges to young adult and GLBT materials in the West
Bend Community Library, including a demand to publicly burn Francesca Lia Block's
YA novel, "Baby Be-Bop."

• Principles for Libraries and Traditional Cultural Expression

Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCEs) are creative works made by indigenous


communities. These creative works – and the creative process – are handed down from
generation to generation and include native music, stories, dance, wood carvings,
paintings and architectural works, such as totem poles. Many of these culturally sensitive
TCEs have been acquired by libraries, who often unknowingly provide access and
preserve these works, some of which were never intended to be shared beyond
indigenous communities.

ALA has no policy position on TCEs, but other associations and groups have studied
these concerns for decades. As we learn about TCEs and their importance to indigenous
cultures, does this new understanding affect the traditional role of libraries – to provide
access to information, to preserve the cultural heritage, and ensure open inquiry?

Over the last year, OITP has convened meetings with stakeholders to learn more, discuss
the issues and determine if any ALA action was warranted. The consensus reached was
that ALA should develop TCE principles and seek ALA endorsement as policy. The goal
was to recognize the unique nature of TCEs while continuing to support library values of
open access, freedom of information, diversity of opinion and other values articulated n
the Library Bill of Rights.

The resulting draft principles – “Librarianship and Traditional Cultural Expressions:


Nurturing Understanding and Respect” were developed by ALA members appointed to
represent indigenous, intellectual freedom, diversity, Native American and rural
communities. Now we are seeking feedback from a wider range of librarians and

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organizations representing archivists, folklorists, museum professionals, tribal leaders,
and tribal associations.

OITP will host an open forum on Principles for Libraries and Traditional Cultural
Expression on Sunday, July 12, 3:30-5:30pm, Palmer House, Salon XII.

• LIS Education and Accreditation Standards

At the ALA Midwinter Meeting, the ALA Executive Board received the final report of a
special presidential task force on library education. Recommendations were referred to
the ALA Committee on Accreditation which will respond to the Board at this conference.
The Task Force’s full report is available at http://tinyurl.com/r2nt25. The Committee on
Accreditation is seeking comment on these recommendations from ALA members and
other stakeholders and has set up a blog at http://www.oa.ala.org/accreditation/ for that
purpose.

The Task Force also identified core competences for beginning library generalists. At the
2009 Midwinter Meeting, the ALA Council approved these competences (see Council
document #10.1 at http://tinyurl.com/gyn8nb ).

All ALA members with an interest in library education are encouraged to read the report
and share their ideas with the Committee on Accreditation. Conference attendees can
also take advantage of the opportunity for discussion about LIS education and
accreditation at the following program:

ALA Accreditation--Employers Speak, Sunday, July 12, 4:00 – 5:30pm, Palmer House,
Wilson Room. Join this discussion on how LIS education affects personnel choices and
hiring policies with a panel of representatives from academic, public, school, and special
libraries.

• Support Staff Certification Project

The Library Support Staff Certification Program is well on its way to becoming a reality.
The boards of six divisions - ACRL, ALCTS, ASCLA, LLAMA, PLA, and RUSA have
approved the program, meaning they support the goals of the program, will assist as the
program matures, will help recruit evaluators for the portfolios candidates will create,
will help publicize the program, may offer courses, and may recruit candidates. The
Library Support Staff Interests Round Table has also approved the program, and other
units are being asked for their approval. This Institute of Museum and Library Services
(IMLS) and ALA funded project to create standards of practice for academic and public
library support staff and a program to impart and measure competency is one year ahead
of schedule. If the ALA Executive Board approves the program, applications will be
accepted beginning in January 2010. The Board will be asked to vote at the 2009 Annual
Conference.

• Electronic Participation (ALA)

In January 2009, ALA Council heard the Final Report of the Task Force on Electronic
Member Participation. Work is proceeding on implementation and further consideration.
For additional information, see
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/ebdocuments/documentinventory0809.cfm

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In response to the Report of the Task Force on Electronic Member Participation, a LITA
Task Force was charged to explore the possibilities for providing technical support to
committees which need to include absent members, using Internet connectivity, and to
develop an implementation plan for the 2009 Annual Conference.

• Identify levels of support needed and appropriate tool for each level;
• Identify existing tools and develop new tools as needed;
• Identify services that might be needed;
• Determine best ways of providing tools and services.

Chaired by David Lee King, the members of the Task Force were selected to represent
both LITA Committees and Interest Groups. For more details about the Task Force,
please visit
http://www.lita.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/litamembership/litataskforces/eparticipation.cfm .

The Task Force has developed a toolkit to help guide committees in connecting absent
members at Annual Conference. Be sure to check out the toolkit at
http://wikis.ala.org/lita/index.php/EParticipation_Task_Force_Recommendations . A
variety of committees will be testing the toolkit.

RUSA also appointed an e-participation task force, chaired by Celia Ross. For the
recommendations of the RUSA task force, see RUSA E-Participation Task Force in
ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/node/77284).

• ALA Website Update (including Accessibility)

During the Annual Conference, the web content managers of AASL, ACRL, ALSC,
LITA, RUSA, PLA, and YALSA will be engaging in website usability tests with their
members under the direction of Louise Gruenberg, ALA's senior usability officer. The
division website testing will include the division interfaces, and will incorporate tests of
some of ALA's shared forms, including those for committee volunteering and website
renewal. ALA Connect will also undergo its first member usability test during
conference. All projects were funded by an Ahead to 2010 grant.

ALSO ON THE ALA BOARD OR COUNCIL DOCKET

EXECUTIVE BOARD I, II, III

**All ALA Executive Board sessions are in the Marquette Room, Chicago Hilton. **

• Executive Board I, Friday, July 10, 8:30am-noon (Executive Session -- 11:30-noon)


o Consent agenda and Executive Committee report
o Reports: Campaign for America’s Libraries, Washington Office, Development
Office
o Electronic Member Participation Update

• Executive Board II, Monday, July 13, 1:30-4:30pm


o Young Turks Advisory Group Task Force
o Endowment Trustees Report
o FY2010 Budget

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o Committee on Accreditation: Response to recommendations of the Presidential
Task Force on Library Education
o Library Retirements and ALA Membership Study
o Library Support Staff Certification Program
o Executive Board Liaison Reports

• Executive Board III , Wednesday, July 15, 2:00*-5:00pm (Executive Session – 2:15-
2:30pm)
o Conference Services Report
o National Conversation on Privacy
o Budget Analysis & Review Committee (BARC) Report
o Finance & Audit Committee Report
o Board Liaison Reports
*The start time is tentative, depending on the time that Council III ends.

• ALA-APA Board of Directors, Wednesday, July 15, 1:30*-2:00pm


*The start time is tentative, depending on the time that Council III ends.

COUNCIL I, II, III and ALA-APA COUNCIL MEETINGS

**All Council sessions are in the McCormick Place West (MCP) W-375a.*

• ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session, Sunday, July 12,


9:00 - 10:00am
o Jenny Levine, Internet Development Specialist, ALA ITTS, will provide an
update and demo of ALA Connect.
o Report: Budget Analysis & Review Committee (BARC), ALA Endowment
Trustees.

• ALA Council I, Sunday, July 12, 10:45am - 12:15pm


o Nominations for 2009-2010 Council Committee on Committees Election
o Nominations for 2009-2010 Planning & Budget Assembly Election
o Appointment of the Tellers Committee
o Reports of the Officers: ALA President, ALA President-Elect, ALA Executive
Director

• ALA Council II, Tuesday, July 14, 9:15am - 12:45pm


o ALA Treasurer’s Report
o ALA/Council Committee Reports: Policy Monitoring Committee, ALA
Membership Committee
o Freedom to Read Foundation Report

• ALA Council III, Wednesday, July 15, 8:00am - 12:30pm


o Report of the Tellers
o Report of ALA/Council Committees: Constitution & Bylaws, Intellectual
Freedom, Legislation, International Relations, Organization

A number of resolutions have received preliminary attention on the Council discussion list,
including:
o Resolution Endorsing Legislative Proposals for Single-Payer, Universal Health Care
o Resolution on Libraries and the Continuing Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

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o Resolution on Accessibility for Library Websites
o Resolution on Purchasing of Accessible Electronic Resources
o Resolution on Civil Marriage Equality Regardless of Sexual Orientation
o Resolution on Intergeneration Day

• ALA-APA Information Session, Sunday, July 12, 10:00-10:30am


o ALA-APA President’s Report
• ALA-APA Council, Monday, Monday, July 13, 10:15-11:15am
o Reports of Officers: ALA-APA Executive Director, ALA-APA Treasurer
o Reports of ALA-APA Committees: Certified Public Library Administrator Program
(CPLA) Certification Review Committee, Committee on Salaries and Status of
Library Workers

The ALA-APA Committee on Salaries and Status of Library Workers will present a
Resolution on Support for Overtime Pay Protection.

ALA MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

Note: ALA Membership agendas grow during the course of the conference, as individuals
and groups develop resolutions for consideration. Any member can introduce a resolution at
a Membership Meeting. Please send resolutions to Michael Golrick
(michael.golrick@gmail.com) at least 24 hours before the meeting and ALA will make copies
of the resolution for distribution; otherwise, please bring copies of your resolution and be
prepared to read it aloud.

As of July 6, 2009, two resolutions have been received:


o Resolution on Libraries and the Continuing Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
o Resolution on Civil Marriage Equality Regardless of Sexual Orientation

• Saturday, July 11, 3:30-5:00pm, McCormick Place Convention Center, Room W375A.
• Monday, July 13, 11:30am-1:00pm, McCormick Place Convention Center, Room
W375A.

Libraries in Hard Times—

How do libraries succeed in hard times when they have lower budgets and higher use?
Join us at Membership I and Membership II for an open forum highlighting the role of
libraries during a recession. Discover new ideas to stretch your budget; learn advocacy
techniques from experts; and find out how ALA is helping us help ourselves. Adapt to
new fiscal new realities, learn how to help your library and libraries nationwide and
promote library funding through national and local advocacy. Download the Libraries in
Hard Times flyer. Panelists will open with a brief introduction to the issues, then open
the floor to questions and answers.

In the second half of each Membership Meeting, we will discuss member resolutions
and have a “talk to the leaders” session with ALA President Jim Rettig, President-Elect
Camila Alire, and Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels.

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DIVISION BOARDS OF DIRECTORS
o The ALCTS Board of Directors will meet Saturday, July 11 and Monday, July
13, 1:30-5:00pm, MCP West, W-175a and Tuesday, July 14, 1:30-3:30pm, same
location. The Board will be engaged in several strategic discussions including a
major revision to the ALCTS bylaws, the continuation of the non-English access
initiative, and the morning education forum. A follow-up discussion of the
Monday ALCTS Forum: Creating our Future and the important work of the
Library of Congress Working Group Task Force will be the topics.
o The ALSC Board of Directors will meet Saturday, July 11, 2:00 – 5:30 pm,
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Conference Center 21c and Tuesday, July14,
2:00-5:30pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Conference Center 22a.
o YALSA Board of Directors will meet in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place,
Room Conference Center 21A, Saturday, July 11, 2:30 – 5:30pm, Monday, July
13, 10:30am – noon, and Tuesday, July 14, 1:30 – 3pm.
o The LLAMA Board of Directors will meet Saturday, July 11, 9:00am – 12:00
noon, McCormick Place, W-176a, and Tuesday, July 14, 8:00am - 12:00 noon, in
the same location.
o AASL Board of Directors, Board I, Friday, July 10, 1:00 – 5:00pm, MCP West,
Room 176c. As a result of discussion at the 2009 Midwinter Meetings, AASL
adopted a new strategic plan in Spring, 2009. As part of its development, Board
members and Directors-Elect developed a list of mega issues to be explored as
part of its implementation. "How can AASL ensure visibility for school library
media specialists in the current movement toward 21st century skills" is the first
mega issue to be discussed during the Annual Conference.
o The LITA Board of Directors will meet on Saturday, July 11, 9:30am –
12:30pm, and on Tuesday, July 14, 1:30 – 4:30pm. Both sessions are at
McCormick Place, Room 186a.
o The ACRL Board of Directors will meet Saturday, July 11, 1:30-5:30pm,
Sheraton Chicago, Erie Room, and Tuesday, July 14, 1:30-4:30pm, in the same
location.

ELSEWHERE AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE


This is the “cheat sheet.” For more complete information see the official Meeting Guide
or go to the ALA 2009 Annual Conference wiki:
http://wikis.ala.org/annual2009/index.php/Main_Page

Turn to the last page of this document (easy to tear off!) for a list of phone numbers you
may want to have at hand.

• Annual Conference Registration – OR, Checking in and Picking Up


Materials

Please Note: A photo ID is required to pick up your materials onsite.

Registration Hours:

Thursday, July 9 – Friday, July 10, 7:30am – 6:00pm


Saturday July 11, Sunday July 12, and Monday, July 13, 7:30am – 5:00pm

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Tuesday, July 14, 7:30am – 12:00pm

Satellite Registration at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and Hilton


Thursday, July 9, 9:00am – 8:00pm
Friday, July 10, 8:00am – 8:00pm

• Exhibits: McCormick Place West , Hall F

The Exhibits will be held July 11- July 14, 2009 at McCormick Place West , Hall F, located at
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616.

The Stacks Hours:


Saturday, July 11 - Monday, July 13: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 14: 9:00am - 2:00pm

• Special Events in/near the Exhibit Hall

o Start with the Official Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting, Saturday, July 11
at 8:45am.
o New this year—Visit the Cookbook Pavilion- July 11 and 13, 2009. The Exhibit
Hall will feature displays of the latest cookbooks and live cooking presentations on
the demonstration stage: http://wikis.ala.org/annual2009/index.php/Cooking_Pavilion
 Saturday, 11:00am -12:00pm, will feature Ari Weinzweig, who along with
his partner Paul Saginaw, own Zingerman's Delicatessen, an Ann Arbor,
MI institution which sees 500,000 visitors every year. His latest book is
"Zingerman's Guide to Better Bacon".
 Also on Saturday, 2:30 - 3:30pm learn the art of slow-cooking from
barbecue experts Gary Wiviott and Colleen Rush, authors of “Low & Slow:
Mastering the Art of Barbecue in Five Easy Lessons.”
 On Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00pm, the Cooking Pavilion will present Chef Matthew
Locricchio. Known for his knack of imparting this culinary wisdom to
children, particularly in the form of kid-friendly cookbooks, he will be
signing copies of his hit books: "The International Cookbook for Kids" and
"The 2nd International Cookbook for Kids".
 The Exhibit Hall will continue to feature an array of author-chefs on
Monday, July 13, each exploring a new approach to culinary art. From
11:00am -12:00pm, sisters Isabella and Olivia Gerasole, ages eleven and nine
years old, inspire and motivate other kids to become chefs and have fun
while making healthy meals and snacks. The Gerasole sisters are authors of
“Spatulatta Cookbook,” which includes more than 50 recipes arranged by
season with special sections for vegetarians and snack foods.
 Mixologist Bridget Albert, author of “Market-Fresh Mixology: Cocktails for
Every Season,” 1:00 - 2:00pm will show how additions from the farmer’s
market, garden or pantry can elevate classic cocktails to the next level
 Last up, 2:30 - 3:30pm, on Monday will be Craig Priebe, the executive chef
for Henry Crown & Company in Chicago and author of “Grilled Pizzas &
Piadinas.”

o Meet the Authors is your opportunity to meet and get autographs from favorite adult
and children's authors and illustrators. Check the Final Exhibit Guide and the onsite
newspaper for more details on author signings.

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o LIVE! @ your Library Reading Stage—24 acclaimed poets and authors will be on
the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage, from noon to 4 pm, July 11-13. The
Reading Stage will be emceed by Booklist adult literary editors Ray Olsen, Donna
Seaman, and Brad Hooper. Thanks to generous funding from the National
Endowment for the Arts, this year’s LIVE! Stage will feature a special focus on
poetry, with readings from many award-winning, popular and up-and-coming poets
representing a large range of poetry. Located in the back of the 3200 aisle in the
Exhibits Hall, the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage is free for all conference
attendees.
 Poetry readings on the LIVE! Stage:
o Jane Hirshfield – Saturday, July 11, 12:00pm
o Rachel Zucker – Saturday, July 11, 12:30pm
o George Watsky – Saturday, July 11, 3:30pm
o Ed Bok Lee – Sunday, July 12, 12:00pm
o Janice Harrington – Sunday, July 12, 12:30pm
o Angela Shaw – Monday, July 13, 2:30pm
 Submit your poetry to Consortium in booth #1746 to be included in a special
chapbook, The Lyrical Librarian: Verses from the Stacks. The collection
will be available as an e-book, as well as a limited print edition, available at
the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. While you’re there,
pick up a limited edition of their poetry chapbook, Indie Verses: A
Consortium Collection. For additional information about these programs,
including reading times and author biographies, please visit
http://ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ppo/about/ac2009/ac2009-livestage.cfm
 Booklist Books for Youth Associate Editor Daniel Kraus reads from his
forthcoming and first YA novel, The Monster Variations, to be published in
August by Random House/Delacorte (booth #1734, where you can pick up
reading copies while supplies last). The reading is at the LIVE! @ your
library Reading Stage, Monday, July 13, at 3:00pm.

o Stop by the ALA Public Programs Office Booth #3254 in the Exhibits Hall for a
demonstration of ProgrammingLibrarian.org, a new online resource from the ALA
Public Programs Office. Demonstrations will be at 10:00 and 11:00am, July 11 - 13.
An additional demonstration will be held in the ALA Membership Pavilion on
Monday, July 13 at 1:30 pm. Explore the potential opportunities and resources for
cultural and community programs through the new site. For more information about
this resource, please visit www.programminglibrarian.org.

o Member Pavilion Programs (booth #3034)


 Do you have a $1 you can spare? ALA-APA will be asking exhibit-goers to
donate $1 to the organization at the Membership Pavilion.
 The Copyright Expert Is In, Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 9:00am
– 5:00pm. Members of the Copyright Advisory Network and OITP
Copyright Committee will answer questions at the “Copyright Lucy Booth”
in the Member Pavilion. Come by to chat about hot copyright issues and
check out useful tools such as the Public Domain slider and Section 108
spinner. Thumbdrives loaded with great copyright education resources will
be provided for those asking questions. Look for the life-size “Lola Lola”
character from “Complete Copyright” and stop on over!
 See a Kids! @ your library public awareness campaign overview on
Saturday, July 11, 2:00pm.
 Saturday, July 11 – Monday, July 13, 3:30pm and Tuesday, July 14, 1:00 pm.

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At the AASL membership booth, members of the Standards and Guidelines
Implementation Task Force offer half-hour presentations on the four skills of
the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner – think, create, share, grow. The
goal of the sessions is to help people become familiar and comfortable with
the language associated with the standards and to provide model projects
school library media specialists can take back to their communities this fall.
Anyone who joins in on the learning fun will receive a prize.
 Job-seeking in U.S. Public Libraries – ALA Editions and Office for
Research & Statistics will share new resources for helping job seekers and
raising awareness of this critical role libraries are playing in their
communities on Sunday, July 12, 10:30am.
 ORS 101- learn about major research projects and get stats and resources
you can use from the ALA Office for Research & Statistics, Sunday, July 12,
11am.
 “Ease Your Workflow,” an overview of ALA's Booklist Online, Guide to
Reference, and TechSource Online, is on Sunday, July 12, 12:00-1:00pm.
 Meet and Greet with YALSA President Sarah Cornish Debraski,
Sunday, July 12, noon – 1:00pm, YALSA Booth. Sarah will be available to
chat about any suggestions, questions or concerns you may have about
YALSA and its activities.
 ALSC 101- learn what programs and services the Association for Library
Service to Children provides to its members on Sunday, July 12, 3:00pm.
 Paula Poundstone Salutes ALTAFF! Sunday, July 12, 4pm. Please join
Paula for a champagne toast in celebration of ALTAFF!
 ALA Public Programs will demonstrate ProgrammingLibrarian.org, a
new online resource which explores the potential opportunities and resources
for cultural and community programs, Monday, July 13 at 1:30pm.

o LLAMA PRMS Swap 'n' Shop, Sunday, July 12, 11:00am - 1:30pm, McCormick
Place Exhibit Floor, Special Events Area.

o Win a Kindle 2—Visit the CHOICE booth (#3430) in the McCormick Place exhibit
hall and register to win a Kindle 2. All entrants will also receive a CHOICE coin
bag. The winner will be announced following Annual Conference.

o The SupERTuesday Closing Reception, Tuesday, July 14, 9:00am will be held
throughout the Exhibits with free breakfast, and exhibitors will be offering special
giveaways at booths and, like last year, great prizes from the exhibitors raffled off
throughout the reception. This is a great way to end the conference experience in
Chicago, be sure to join us!

Please Note: Wheeled carts are not allowed on the exhibit floor. This includes carts,
briefcases with wheels - any wheeled cart or bag that must be pushed or pulled.
Strollers are allowed ONLY if there is a child in them at all times.

• ALA Store

ALA Store Hours: Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm


Saturday-Monday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, 8:00am-12:00noon

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What’s New? Annual Conference’s ALA Store is full of best-selling classics and brand-
new products from ALA Graphics and ALA Editions. Anticipated books include The
Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Second Edition by Joyce G. Saricks;
Marketing Today's Academic Library by Brian Mathews; Inside, Outside, and Online by
Chrystie Hill; The Librarian’s Book of Quotes compiled by Tatyana Eckstrand; and The
Coretta Scott King Awards, Fourth Edition by Henrietta M. Smith. ALA Graphics has
new campaign materials for Banned Books Week and Teen Read Week events in 2009.
Browse the new celebrity READ posters featuring the Jonas Brothers, Ne-Yo, Cole
Hamels, Yao Ming, and many more. Also available are gifts for young readers, incentives
for your patrons, and a wide selection of bookmarks and other items for your library. Be
sure to check out daily specials and enter to win a $50 gift certificate from ALA Editions
or a signed celebrity READ poster from ALA Graphics!

The Back Page by Bill Ott offers a selected compendium of the author’s favorite “Back
Page” columns from Booklist magazine – columns filled with humor and occasional
defiance of the conventional, a peek into the publishing world. Look for The Back Page
at the ALA Store or at the Booklist booth (#2042), where you might find Ott, pen in hand,
signing copies for “Back Page” fans.

New from ALCTS—check out Risk and Entrepreneurship in Libraries: Seizing


Opportunities for Change, a new ALCTS publication, available in the ALA Store. Edited
by Pamela Bluh and Cindy Hepfer, "Risk" leads librarians through the transformative
process, re-envisioning library services, and focusing on user needs. By imagining new
ways of working, managing risk, and encouraging entrepreneurial enterprises, librarians
can seize and create opportunities.

• ALA Placement Center


Provided by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment
(HRDR), the Placement Services will be available during the Annual Conference.

Location - McCormick Place South, Grand Ballroom


Hours – Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Orientation for employers - Friday, July 10, 3:00pm.
Orientation for job seekers - Friday, July 10, 4:00pm.
Resume Critiquing Service – Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Placement Workshops for job seekers listed at:


http://www.joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Conference_Workshops.cfm

All services are free to job seekers. Job seekers should register and search for jobs on
JobLIST at www.joblist.ala.org. Registration is not required, but is recommended.
Registration will give registered employers access to your resume information. It will
also allow for direct communication between job seekers and employers. Job seekers
should check the final schedule for a listing of available free career guidance workshops.

• Traveling with an infant?

The New Mother's Room is located in the First Aid Room, Level 1, near the Concierge,
McCormick Place West.

• Checking email?

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Wireless Access will be available in McCormick Place West. McCormick Place offers a
high-speed wireless network or wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) with the ability to
accommodate 1,500 users concurrently. Laptop and PDA users can access the
Internet and check email without ever having to search for an available electrical
outlet or leave the building. Wireless access will be available to ALA conference
attendees at no charge in the West Building. McCormick Place "hot spots" include
all public space areas and restaurants, as well as the hotel's common areas.

Wi-Fi-Freespot Directory. This directory was updated as recently as December 2008.


Scroll down for Chicago listings. Names and addresses only, with links to web pages
for some locations.

The Internet Café and Room—Sponsored by Elsevier, the Internet Cafe, introduced at
Midwinter 1997, will be open Thursday, July 9 through Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 6:00
a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily. It is located at McCormick Place West and features a
comfortable place for attendees to sit down, grab a free cup of coffee or tea, surf the
Internet, check your e-mail and visit with friends.

• Blogging?

o The LITA Blogger’s Room welcomes all conference bloggers. The room is W-
191 at McCormick Place and is open Friday through Tuesday from 8:00am to
6:00pm.
o YALSA will be blogging throughout conference at yalsa.ala.org/blog and has
encouraged its members to use the hashtag #yalsaac09 . The YALSA Blogger
Meetup is Sunday, July 12, 3:30-5:30pm, McCormick Place South S103A.

• The ALA Office—McCormick Place West, Room W375

ALA Office hours: Friday: 10:00am-10:00pm


Saturday-Tuesday: 6:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday: 6:00am-noon

• Getting Around

Free shuttle buses will operate between all participating hotels and McCormick Place
West during the conference. Service will also be provided for attendees with disabilities.
Shuttle bus service schedules (including daily pickup times, locations and destinations)
will be published in Cognotes, as well as posted on signs in your hotel lobby.
Complimentary bus service is provided by Gale Cengage Learning. Don't forget to stop
by their booth and say thanks for the lift!

Shuttle bus hours: Friday, July 10: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm


Saturday, July 11: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 12: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday, July 13: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 14: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is within close walking distance and no shuttle
service will be provided.

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Details about public transportation in Chicago are available at
http://www.transitchicago.com/

Chicago offers the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) -- convenient and easy to use bus
and elevated/subway train lines. Cash fares are $2.25 per person, and discount visitor
passes are sold at various sales outlets throughout the city.

SOME SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS –

Don’t see it here? Want more? See the Final Meeting Guide and the ALA 2009
Annual Conference wiki: http://wikis.ala.org/annual2009/index.php/Main_Page

• Arriving on Friday – or earlier?

o Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me! Thursday, July 9, Chase Auditorium, doors open at
7:00pm. In partnership with ALA Conference Services, ALTAFF will be hosting a
fundraiser with a taping of the popular NPR radio show, Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me.
The show features host Peter Sagal and score keeper Carl Kasell along with panelist,
and ALTAFF National Spokesperson, Paula Poundstone. Tickets are only available
in advance for $30. Event code AL4.
o Thursday, July 9, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Learning4Life:Training4Trainers, MCP
West, Room 185. As part of the L4L implementation plan, AASL is convening an
all-day, invitational training summit designed to support state-level L4L
Implementation Coordinators develop customized state-level implementation
strategies for AASL's standards and guidelines. Coordinators will work
collaboratively with AASL leadership, the Standards and Guidelines Implementation
Task Force, and AASL staff to further implementation efforts over the next three to
five years.
o Privacy: Who Do You Trust? Thursday, July 9, 1:30 – 4:30pm, the Judith F. Krug
Room, ALA Headquarters (40 E. Huron, Chicago). Join IFRT and the Fostering
Civic Engagement MIG for an afternoon conversation on privacy. The conversation
will be structured with an Issue Map and will introduce the methods of deliberation
so that participants will become more comfortable in fostering civic engagement as
we explore privacy values and concerns. The preconference costs $25 to attend.
Please contact Jen Hammond (jhammond@ala.org) for reservations and with any
questions or concerns.
o Join GODORT and the ALA Legislation Committee for a discussion on
Government Information, Friday, 8:00am-noon, MCP W-178a.
o Town Hall Meeting on Diversity, Friday, July 10, 8:30am-noon, Palmer House,
Adams Ballroom, sponsored by the ALA Committee on Diversity. Discussion will
focus on strategies for 1) unifying library diversity advocacy efforts across member
associations; 2) encouraging diversity in ALA leadership positions; 3) enhancing LIS
education to facilitate the recruitment of students from under-represented
backgrounds; 4) fostering workplace diversity and organizational change to better
promote and retain members of under-represented groups in the LIS profession.
Recommendations will contribute to a published report disseminated to the
profession.
o Some seats are still available for the ALCTS preconference, “RDA, FRBR, and
FRAD: Making the Connection,” sponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and
Classification Section, Friday, July 10, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Hyatt Regency, Columbus
Hall I/J. What is the role of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records

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(FRBR) and the Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD) in Resource
Description and Access (RDA). Understanding these new conceptual foundations is
key to the transition to the future cataloging environment. The expert lineup of
speakers include: Barbara Tillett, Chief, Cataloging Policy and Support Office,
Library of Congress; Robert Maxwell, Metadata & Special Collection Cataloging
Dept. Chair, Brigham Young University; Tom Delsey, RDA Editor, JSC; and, Glenn
Patton, Director, WorldCat Quality Management, OCLC. A limited number of on-
site registrations will be available at the advanced registration rate of : $199 ALCTS
Members; $249 ALA Members; $289 Non-members; $99 Full-time Library School
Students.
o YALSA is offering a Friday preconference, Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm, Chicago Hilton,
Continental Ballroom A/B. Genre Galaxy: Exploring the Universe of Teen
Reading. Are you new to teen literature or need a refresher on current trends?
Discover new ways to connect with teen patrons through books. Speakers will
include both popular authors and teen lit experts. YALSA Member: $195; ALA
Member: $235; Non-Member: $285; Student/Retired Member: $195. Lunch
included.
o ACRL preconferences—Space is still available in two ACRL preconference
workshops scheduled for Friday, July 10. “Discovering Digitization: Defining Your
Path to Digital Access,” 8:30am - 4:30pm, Fairmont Hotel, Chancellor Room.
Learn tips for successful digitization project planning by discussing specific
examples. Onsite registration is available. Gain practical tips and tools for designing
and implementing online library instruction in ACRL’s “The Not-So-Distant
Librarian: Online Library Instruction to Engage Students and Faculty,” Friday,
July 10, 1:00-4:30pm, Fairmont Hotel, Regent Room. Onsite registration is available.
o LITA is offering two preconferences on Friday, July 10, from 9:00am to 5:00pm in
Chicago and will accept registrations on site. The registration rate for each is: LITA
Member $235, ALA Member $315, or Non-Member $380.
 A Thousand Words: Taking Better Photos for Telling Stories in Your
Library, MCP West, Room 475. Speakers: Helene Blowers and Michael Porter
are joining Cindi Trainor. In this hands-on workshop, learn techniques for
shooting and editing better photos, camera settings that make for the best photos,
and basics of editing an image. Learn how to capture library events more
effectively and artistically, take and select better photos for websites and
promotional materials. Licensing work and finding others via Creative Commons
will also be covered. Participants should bring a digital camera and laptop;
familiarity with moving photos from camera to computer is a must.
 Creating Library Web Services: Mashups and APIs, MCP West, Room 470a
Speaker: Karen Coombs, University of Houston. del.icio.us subject guides,
Flickr library displays, YouTube library orientation; with mashups and APIs, it's
easier to bring pieces of the web together with library data. Learn what an API is
and what it does, the components of web services, how to build a mashup, how to
work with PHP, and how to create web services for your library. Participants
should be comfortable with HTML markup and have an interest in learning about
web scripting and programming and are encouraged to bring a laptop for hands-
on participation.
o Disaster Preparedness for School Library Media Specialists, Friday, July 10, 1:30
– 4:30pm, MCP South, Room 103b-d. A panel of school library media specialists
will share their experiences, successes, and lessons learned when it comes to disaster
preparedness and recovery. Attendees can use the knowledge and experience of this
panel to devise a plan in the event of a disaster.

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o ALA Emerging Leaders Poster Session is Friday, July 10, 3:00-5:00pm, MCP
West, Room W185. The poster session will be the culminating event for this 2009
class of Emerging Leaders where they will showcase their final projects. Since the
ALA Midwinter Meeting, the groups have been working virtually on projects related
to ALA or a professional concern. These groups have been supported by ALA staff
and member mentors from the profession. The poster session will allow each group
to showcase its creative and innovative solutions for their projects.
o The LITA Open House, Friday, July 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Water Tower Place,
Palmer House Hotel, 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. Andrew
Pace, LITA President; Donald Lemke, LITA Membership Development Committee
Chair; Holly Yu, LITA Interest Group Coordinator; and Scott Muir, LITA
Committee Coordinator and many other LITA leaders will be present.
o YALSA 101, Friday, July 10, 4:00-5:00pm, Westin River North, Promenade
Ballroom A. What is the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)? How
does this ALA division help you? Learn more in a basic orientation, which will
include an overview of the division and its activities. New members and those
considering membership will learn more about the benefits, and established members
are welcome to attend this great networking opportunity.
o IF 101, Friday, July 10, 5:00 – 6:00pm, MCP West, Room W194a. Join a number of
leaders in the intellectual freedom community as they give an overview of all the
ways you can get involved with IF through the American Library Association.
Speakers include Doug Archer, chair of the Intellectual Freedom Committee; Bob
Holley, Chair of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table; Martin Garnar, Leroy C.
Merritt Humanitarian Fund Trustee; Nancy Zimmerman, chair of the Committee on
Professional Ethics; and Jonathan Kelley and Angela Maycock, both staff members
of the Office for Intellectual Freedom.
o ALSC 101- Making Connections, Friday, July 10, 5:00-6:00pm, MCP-West,
Promenade B/C, is the place to be if you’re new to ALSC or if this is your first
conference as a children’s librarian. Find out about the perks of ALSC membership,
tips on how to get involved in the organization, and tricks of the trade for navigating
Annual Conference!
o LITA Happy Hour, Friday, July 10, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Potter’s Lounge, Palmer
House. Please join the LITA Membership Development Committee and members
from around the country for networking, good cheer, and great fun! Cash bar.
o Stop by to mix and mingle with friends old and new during the ALSC Happy Hour,
Friday, July 10, 6:00-8:00 pm, at The Weather Mark Tavern, 1503 South Michigan
Ave., phone: 312-588-0230. The Weather Mark is conveniently located on
Michigan Avenue three blocks south of Roosevelt and the #3 bus of the Chicago
Transit Authority picks up in front of McCormick Place and heads north to Michigan
Avenue. The fare for bus customers paying cash is $2.25.
o Many Voices, One Nation Chicago, Friday, July 10, 6:00-9:00pm, Palmer House
State Ballroom. Don’t miss this annual celebration of the literary diversity and
creativity that enriches our world. This inspiring event will showcase the talent and
imagination of writers from across the land as they weave a tapestry of spoken word,
expressing the myriad of experiences from our varied ethnic, cultural, and lifestyle
traditions, and our fundamental unity within the global human family. There will be
book signing, too. Speakers include Nami Mun, George Watsky, Janice Harrington,
Ed Bok Lee, and Rachel Zucker, as well as a musical performance by Hooked on
Drums. A $10 advance registration fee is requested, but not required.

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o ALCTS 101: A Primer: Who We Are, What We Do and How You Fit, Friday,
July 10, 7:00-9:00pm, ALA Headquarters, 50 East Huron Street in Chicago. Stop by
ALA HQ (new location) for an invigorating evening of ALCTS fun. Hear speakers
talk about their ALCTS experiences. Participate in a round robin of "Topical Table
Talks" about ALCTS programs, interest groups, publications and more. Whether you
are a new member, a prospective member or a reinvigorated participant, there is a
role for you!!! Come on down!!! Check out the ALCTS 101 Wordle!
http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=91541179054&h=457cp&u=T42EZ
o YALSA Happy Hour & Fashion Show, Friday, July 10, 5:00-7:00pm, Westin
River North, Grand Ballroom,. Steven Rosengard of Project Runway season 4, hosts
YALSA's first ever fashion show and librarian makeover. We'll highlight the fashion
of well-dressed librarians and give you tips on how to dress successfully (and
inexpensively) for the library work place. Tickets available at the door. Tickets: $10,
includes a drink coupon, sponsored by Disney-Hyperion Books
o CCF fundraiser, Friday, July 10, 6:00-10:00pm, Steppenwolf Theatre. In
continuing the drive to raise funds and visibility for the Cultural Communities Fund,
the Public Programs Office will hold a fundraiser. The evening includes a cocktail
reception, tickets to see “500 Clown and the Elephant Deal” and a talk-back with the
cast and creatives following the show. Tickets are $100 and available through an
order form or by calling Amanda Rychener at 800-545-2433, ext. 5287.
o The standing-room-only Booklist Books for Youth Forum on Friday evening is
always a conference highlight. This year, join the crowd to celebrate 200 years of
Lincoln’s legacy (“Celebrating Lincoln”) with a group of award-winning authors and
editors. Candace Fleming, Deborah Hopkinson, Jean Feiwel and Russell Freedman
will discuss the stories behind their Lincoln titles, as well as the challenge of creating
captivating biographies for children and young adults – 8-10pm, Friday, Grand
Ballroom, Westin River North.

• Remembering………..

o Judith F. Krug Memorial Service, Friday, July 10, 6:00pm, Hyatt Regency Hotel,
155 E. Wacker Drive, Grand Ballroom A, 6:00-7:00pm. The library world lost a great
leader in April with the death of Judith F. Krug, the founding director of the Office
for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) and the Freedom to Read Foundation(FTRF). Since
her passing on April 11, 2009, the outpouring of support - from both within the
library community and without - has been immense. We look forward to coming
together in person to honor and remember Judith at a memorial service hosted by OIF
and FTRF. It is hoped that all can attend. For those who wish to sustain Judith's
work and legacy, the Freedom to Read Foundation has established the Judith F. Krug
Memorial Fund. Donations to the fund may be made online at www.ftrf.org, or sent
to FTRF, 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611.
o ALA conferees are invited to BCALA’s “Tribute to Dr. E.J. Josey,” Sunday, July
12, from 7:00-8:00pm, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Seville Room. The BCALA
membership meeting will follow from 8:00-10:00pm in the same room. Dr. Josey,
founder of BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association) and ALA
past president (1984-85) and ALA Honorary Member, died July 3, 2009. His legacy
celebrates his dedication to the profession, library organizations and institutions, and
to the countless librarians and others whom he mentored throughout his career. He
will be remembered at multiple events during the 2009 Annual Conference.

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• Special Events Saturday-Monday

o YOUmedia is open at the Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library


Center, 400 South State Street, 1st floor. An innovative 5,500 square foot “out-of-
school” physical and virtual environment is designed to engage young adults in
literature-based media projects to promote critical thinking, collaboration and skill
building. CPL, the Digital Youth Network and the MacArthur Foundation invite you
to experience a new 21st Century Learning project, Saturday, July 11, 10:00am-
4:00pm. Meet the team behind YOUmedia and see this exciting new space in action.
o Booklist is holding the first annual Booklist Online Forum, “Books and Blogs:
Made for Each Other?” A diverse panel of bloggers will discuss the power of the
Web – for the good of books. (And they’ll talk about Twitter, too!) Panelists include
Mary Burkey (Audiobooker – http://audiobooker.booklistonline.com/ ); John Green
(Brotherhood 2.0); Katie Mediatore Stover (Book Group Buzz); Nora Rawlinson
(EarlyWord – http://www.earlyword.com/) and Keir Graff, moderator (Likely Stories).
The forum is from 1:30-3:30pm on Saturday, July 11, McCormick Place West,
W192C
o Library support staff are invited to take their skills to a new level with Who’s Da
Boss: Leadership for Library Support Staff at the 2009 Empowerment Conference,
HRM, 12A-C. This year’s program, designed specifically to meet the needs of
library support staff who supervise others, manage departments and want to be
leaders, features an array of speakers including Maureen Sullivan, Tom Rich, Gail
Johnson and Pam Parr (Face to Face Communications), Al Gini (Graduate School of
Business, Loyola University) and Patricia Faughn. Onsite registration is available
($160 / LSSIRT members; $210 others).
o Enjoy an evening of stories at the ALSC Stories for a Saturday Evening 2009 with
Tim Tingle and Dovie Thomason. This inclusive, inspirational and educational
program on Saturday, 8:00-10:00 pm, Hilton Chicago, Northwest 1, is for all
conference attendees interested in professional and library storytelling.
o William C. Morris Award Presentation & YA Coffee Klatch, Sunday, July 12, 8:30 -
10a.m, Marriott Chicago, Room Chicago A-D. Come to the third YA Authors'
Coffee Klatch! This year's event begins with the presentation of the brand-new
William C. Morris Award, given to a book written for teens by a previously
unpublished author. The 2009 Morris Award winner is A Curse Dark As Gold,
written by Elizabeth C. Bunce and published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint
of Scholastic. After the Award presentation, we'll transition to our "speed dating"
format with the authors—where you can enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award
winning authors! This informal coffee klatch provides an opportunity to meet authors
like Laurie Halse Anderson, Jim Benton, Stephen G. Bloom, Michael Buckley, Janet
Lee Carey, Sarah Dessen, Margarita Engle, S. L. Rottman, Andrew Smith, Todd
Tucker, Jacqueline Woodson, among others. The coffee klatch & speed dating
portion of the event is sponsored by Disney-Hyperion Books. Tickets, $25 at the
door. Event Code: YA4.
o Join ALSC and REFORMA in honoring the winning authors and illustrators at the
Pura Belpré Celebración, Sunday, July 12, 1:30-3:30pm, Hilton Chicago,
Continental A/B. Event highlights include a musical performance by students from
Our Lady of Guadalupe Ballet Folklorico and participating authors will sign copies
of their award-winning books.
o ALA/CLENERT Training Showcase: Best Practices for Continuing Library
Education, Sunday, 1:30-3:30p, MPS-S106. The Training Showcase is a poster
session type of program celebrating innovative continuing education, staff
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country. Invited participants will present “Best Practices” from their organization or
institution.
o LITA Awards and Scholarships Reception/Ceremony, Sunday, July 12, 3:00-
4:00pm, InterContinental Hotel, Empire Ballroom. Presentation of LITA Awards
and Scholarships. John Blyberg will receive the Brett Butler Award for
entrepreneurship, Bill Misho will receive the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for
research, Meredith Farkas will receive the Library High Tech award for
communications in continuing education, and Michael Silver will receive the Student
Writing Award.
o ALCTS Awards Ceremony, Sunday, July 12, beginning at 5:30pm, Chicago Hilton,
Waldorf Ballroom. The third Ross Atkinson Award for Lifetime Achievement will
be given to Cindy Hepfer, University at Buffalo. Presidential Citations will be
presented to Dale Swensen for his work as chair of the ALCTS Organization and
Bylaws Committee, Magda El-Sherbini for her work on Non-English access issues,
and Andy Hart for his leadership in the re-structuring of the Preservation and
Reformatting Section.
o Michael L. Printz Program & Reception, Monday, July 13, 8 - 10pm, Sheraton
Chicago, Chicago Ballrooms VI/VII. Come listen to Michael L. Printz award-
winning author Melina Marchetta for her book Jellicoe Road, as well as honor book
authors, M.T. Anderson, author of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor
to the Nation, Volume II, The Kingdom on the Waves; E. Lockhart, author of The
Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks; Terry Pratchett, author of Nation;
and Margo Lanagan, author of Tender Morsels, speak about their writing. A dessert
reception follows. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by
Booklist. Tickets: $35 at the door. Event Code: YA3
o 2009 ALA/AIA Library Building Awards, Monday, July 13, 3:30 - 5:30pm,
Intercontinental, Grand Ballroom. Biennially, representatives from the AIA and
ALA gather to celebrate the finest examples of library design by architects licensed
in the U.S. The 2009 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards honor eight separate
projects. Recipients will be present their projects, and a reception follows at 5:30
pm, Grand Balcony.
o Odyssey Award Presentation & Reception, Monday, July 13, 3:30-5:30pm, MCP
West, W-470b. The Odyssey Award is an award for the best audiobook production
for youth, administered annually by ALSC and YALSA and sponsored by Booklist.
The winning producer will receive the award, followed by a talk about the latest in
audiobooks. Recorded Books, LLC, won for "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-
Time Indian" which was written and narrated by Sherman Alexie. Mirron Willis and
Sherman Alexie will be speaking. Refreshments will be served, compliments of the
Audio Publishers Association.
o Don’t miss the lineup of poets at the 6th annual ALSC Poetry Blast, co-hosted by
Barbara Genco and Marily Singer, 5:30-7:30pm, Hilton Chicago, Continental C.
This unique program celebrates the wonder and excitement of contemporary North
American poetry for children. Eleven poets will read from their works and this event
is designed as a ‘drop-in’ reading at the close of a long conference. Find out more or
see the line-up of poets at www.ala.org/alscevents.
o LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund Reception for a Cause, Monday, July 13,
5:30 – 7:00pm, Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, DuSable Suite, Room
2657. At each American Library Association Annual Conference, there is a
reception and fundraiser to benefit the Leroy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund. This
year’s event, sponsored by President Elect Camila Alire and the Intellectual Freedom
Round Table, will be a wonderful chance to join other librarians who support
intellectual freedom and fair employment. The Merritt Fund provides direct financial

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assistance to librarians who are denied employment rights because of their defense of
intellectual freedom or due to discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, age,
gender, sexual orientation, disability, or place of national origin. All proceeds go
directly to the Merritt Fund and help librarians in need. There is a suggested
contribution of $25. You can RSVP to our Facebook page, or contact Jonathan
Kelley at jokelley@ala.org or (800) 545-2433 x4226.

SOME SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

This is not complete. It is not an evaluative list. It is meant to tempt you to explore
the wide variety of programming available at the Annual Conference – and perhaps to
find something off your usual path. For much, much more, see the ALA Program Guide.
(MCP = McCormick’s Place)

Saturday, July 11
• ALTAFF Opening General Session, Saturday, July 11, 8:00-10:00am, Hyatt Regency
Chicago, Columbus Hall E/F. Meet two people who have been a force for advocating
change! Emily McAsey, Illinois State Representative, District 85 and A.J. Wilhelmi,
Illinois State Senator, District 43 will talk about making change at the state level. In
addition, meet and listen to Pierette Simpson, author of, Alive on the Andria Doria,” as
she shares her amazing story of being part of the greatest sea rescue in history and her
effort to find the truth of what happened that night.
• Technology and the Developing World (LITA), Saturday, July 11, 8:00-10:00am, MCP
West-179. Matt Keller, Director of Europe, Middle East & Africa, One Laptop per
Child; Elizabeth (Beth) Beaudin, Manager, International Digital Projects - Yale
University, OACIS (Online Access to Consolidated Information on Serials) and AMEEL
(A Middle Eastern Electronic Library); and Randy Ramusack, United Nations
Technology Officer, Microsoft Corporation, Research4Life, will discuss their visions and
challenges and the future of technology in the developing world.
• Standards and Guidelines Launch Celebration, Saturday, July 11, 9:30 – 10:30 am,
MCP West, Room 184. Join us for the official launch of AASL's major initiative,
Learning4Life (L4L). L4L is AASL's key initiative, created to support states, school
systems, and individual schools preparing to implement the Standards for the 21st-
Century Learner and Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media
Programs over the next three to five years. This celebration will mark the kick off of
AASL's campaign to give L4L a national presence and to train and prepare leaders in
each state to help districts integrate the learning standards and guidelines into their school
communities. AASL members and supporters of L4L will gather before the President's
Program to celebrate the launch of this very important initiative. Refreshments will be
served.
• AASL President's Program: Literacy Leadership and Librarian Flair: Engaging
21st-Century Readers with Three Award Winning Young Adult and Children’s
Authors, Saturday, July 11, 10:30am – 1:00pm, MCP West, Room 184. The core part of
the President's Program is a presentation on engaging young readers by Laurie Halse
Anderson, Alan Lawrence Sitomer, and Jacqueline Woodson. Before the presenters
speak, AASL president, Ann M. Martin, will lead a short "state of the association"
address.
• “Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience” will be held
Saturday, July 11, 10:30am – 12pm, MCP West, Room W-192B. Hosted by the ALA’s
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ALA's Public Awareness Committee and Public Information Office. The program
features a distinguished panel of speakers, including Lawrence R. Hogan, author of
“Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African-American Baseball”;
author Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson; Coretta Scott King Book Award
winner Kadir Nelson, author and illustrator of “We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro
League Baseball”; Susan Brandehoff of ALA's Public Program Office and others. In
addition, the traveling exhibit “Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball
Experience,” based upon a permanent exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and
Museum, will be on display at McCormick Place during the ALA Conference. The
exhibit is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Hall of
Fame and PPO. The NEH has provided funding for the exhibit to travel to 25 selected
libraries in 2009.
• ALCTS Education Forum, Saturday, July 11, 10:30am, Chicago Hilton, Boulevard B.
ALCTS is revamping its continuing education initiatives. Joe Mika, professor and former
director of the Wayne State library school program, will moderate this session devoted to
a discussion of the future direction of ALCTS CE. Hosted by Dina Giambi, ALCTS
President.
• The Open Library Environment Project: Building an ILS for Service Oriented
Architecture Integration, Saturday, July 11, 10:30am-12:00pm, MCP West-196a.
This LITA program will present work being undertaken by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation funded Open Library Environment Project. The goals of the project are to
develop a requirements document for a community-sourced library system that will be
compatible with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) requirements. While there are
several other projects (Evergreen, Koha) developing open sourced and community
sourced library systems, this project seeks to establish the library system as a component
of the academic enterprise technology infrastructure. Speakers: Marshall Breeding,
Vanderbilt University; Peter Murray, Ohio Link; John Little, Duke University.
• Libraries, Librarians, and America’s War on Sex, Saturday, July 11, 1:30 to 3:30pm,
MCP West, Room W178a. Dr. Marty Klein, author of America’s War on Sex and the
online newsletter Sexual Intelligence, will discuss sexual expression as a fundamental
human right; why access to sexual information is crucial in a nation of increasing
diversity; the highly effective nationwide attack on sexual information and expression--
and why it’s an attack on secular democracy; and the moral panic around adult
pornography and minors’ access to sexually-oriented material--and the special role of
librarians in responding to (and protecting communities from) this moral panic. Please
join the Intellectual Freedom Roundtable on for what promises to be a lively discussion.
• “Retaining Distance Students from Diverse Groups in Higher Education,” is the
focus of the ACRL Distance Learning Section program, Saturday, July 11, 1:30-3:30pm,
MCP West W-187.
• Mega Best-Selling author Debbie Macomber will help you “Put a Little Romance in
Your Life!” Saturday, July 11, 1:30-3:30pm, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Columbus Hall
E/F. Her work has appeared on every major bestseller list, including “The New York
Times” and “Publisher’s Weekly.” A book signing will follow her discussion about
writing romance fiction and books will be given away free.
• Drop in on discussion of the ALSC Notable Children’s Books Committee, 1:30-4:30
pm, MCP West-471. Copies of the books discussed will be on display. Discussions will
continue on Sunday (1:30-4:30pm) and Monday (1:30-4:30pm).
• Meet and Greet with Pam Spencer Holley, 3:00 to 4:00pm, Exhibits Hall
Pam Spencer Holley, author of the new Quick & Popular Reads for Teens, will sign
copies of her new book at the YALSA Booth in the Membership Pavilion.

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• More demand, less money: sustaining technology access in a tight economy,
Saturday, July 11, 3:30 – 5:30pm, Intercontinental Hotel, Seville East. While there can
never be enough computers, IT staff or fast enough Internet access to meet the growing
demand for public library technology resources, there are strategies for maximizing a
library’s limited resources. A panel of librarians and researchers will share tips and tools
for working smarter, not harder, to sustain public library technology, including partnering
with government and non-profit agencies, creating an IT consortium and managing
bandwidth for improved Internet access.
• Learn about everything LLAMA at LLAMA 101, Saturday, July 11, 3:30 - 5:30pm,
Sheraton, Sheraton Ballroom IV.
• Science Fiction and Fantasy: Uncovering the Modern World of Information,
Society, and Technology through Metaphor and Imagination, Saturday, July 11,
3:30pm-5:30pm, MCP West-196c. LITA presents distinguished science fiction and
fantasy authors R. A. Salvatore, Ken Scholes, Margaret Weiss, and Robert Charles
Wilson, Eric Flint, and John Brown, who will discuss the visionary nature of their craft,
how speculative literature suggests new ideas and technologies, and the possible impact
the ideas could have on society in the future.

Sunday, July 12
• PR Forum, 8:00-10:00am, Sunday, July 12, MCP West, Room 192B. A panel will
address how to reach multi-cultural audiences, communicating with audiences through
social media, using ALA communications channels to reach key audiences with your
messages, delivering library messages through radio and developing effective letters to
the editor and op-eds. Speakers include Tom McNamee, editorial page editor, Chicago
Sun Times; Dave Baum, Chicago broadcaster and media trainer; Eric Friedenwald-
Fishman, creative director/president, Metropolitan Group; Kevin Kirkpatrick, executive
vice president, Metropolitan Group; George Eberhart, editor, American Libraries Direct;
and Megan Humphrey, manager, Campaign for America's Libraries. The program is
sponsored by the PR Assembly of the ALA Public Awareness Committee in cooperation
with the ALA Public Information Office, and co-sponsored by the Campaign for
America’s Libraries.
• AASL's Top 25 Web Sites for Teaching and Learning, Sunday, July 12, 8:00 – 10:00
am, MCP South, Room 103b-d. AASL will announce the first annual list of "Best
Websites for Teacher & Learning." These Web sites support curriculum development and
inquiry-based learning and embody AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.
They were chosen to help teachers and school library media specialists work
collaboratively to develop curriculum to support the Standards for the 21st-Century
Learner. In addition, twenty-one Landmark Web sites were also chosen based on their
exemplary histories of authoritative, dynamic content and curricular relevance. These
Landmark Web sites also support 21st century learning and teaching.
• ACRL’s African American Studies Librarians Section presents a look at “Black Studies
and Information Technology,” Sunday, July 12, 8:00am-10:00am, Hyatt Regency
McCormick Conference Center, 10C/D, featuring a keynote presentation on community
informatics and Black Studies by Abdul Alkalimat.
• Net Neutrality and its Implications for Libraries (LITA), Sunday, July 12, 10:00am -
12:00pm, MCP West-184. What is net neutrality and why does it matter to all libraries?
This panel will define net neutrality and explore this fundamental principle of the Internet
and its importance to libraries. Pending legislation will be explained and how it may
affect you and your library. Speakers: Alan Inouye, Director, Office of Information

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Technology Policy (OITP); Gregory Jackson, Chief Information Officer, University of
Chicago; Clifford Lynch, Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
• The 2009 Alex Awards, Sunday, July 12, 10:30am to 12:30pm, MCP West, W-179
The 2009 Alex Award winners--what they are and how to sell them to young adults are
highlighted in this panel presentation. Winning authors will also speak about how
winning the Alex Award has impacted them. The Alex Award is given to the top 10
books that have appeal to young adults and is administered by YALSA and sponsored by
the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust. Winning authors Toby Barlow for his book
Sharp Teeth, Stephen G. Bloom and photographer Peter Feldstein for their book The
Oxford Project, Hillary Jordan for her book Mudbound and Todd Tucker for his book
Over and Under will be speaking.
• Great Programs with Poets and Poetry, Sunday, July 12, 10:30am – 12:00am, MCP
West, Room W-178B. Thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the
Public Programs Office will present poetry programming at Annual Conference including
poetry readings on the LIVE! Stage in the Exhibit Hall. This program includes a
discussion of new ideas and best practices in poetry programming for public audiences.
• Libraries and Mobile Devices: Public Policy Considerations, Sunday, July 12, 1:30 -
3pm, MCP West, Room W-192a. Mobile technologies are becoming an increasingly
important tool for libraries to connect users and information. OITP will host a panel
discussion on the various policy issues surrounding the implementation and use of mobile
technologies within library services. Panelists will explore the current landscape of
mobile devices and offer ideas for the future that can leverage mobile devices to serve
users in new and exciting ways. Panelists will discuss challenges posed by the explosion
of mobile platforms, including issues of copyright and content licensing, digital rights
management and format interoperability, user privacy, and accessibility and design.
• Author and consultant Patricia Martin will speak at the LLAMA President’s Program,
Sunday, July 12, 1:30-3:00pm, Fairmont Hotel, International Ballroom. Martin is one of
the nation’s foremost authorities on the emerging marketplace created by the
convergence of art, entertainment, education, and technology; and she is the author of
RenGen: Renaissance Generation–The Rise of the Cultural Consumer and What It Means
to Your Business.
• Alice Down the YouTube: Ethical Training in the Online Wonderland, Sunday, July
12, from 1:30 to 3:30pm, MCP West, Room W185. Have you watched a good video
lately? Please join the Committee on Professional Ethics as we view YouTube videos
that deal with everyday ethical issues in the library. Meet the creators of these
entertaining and thought provoking productions and engage in a conversation that will
shatter your preconceived notions regarding how you handle ethical issues in the library.
Speakers include: Michael Denton, King County Library System in Seattle, WA; Dan
Conley, Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange
(CIRRIE), University at Buffalo; Eric Faden, Associate Professor of English and
Film/Media Studies, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA; Kathy Shields, a recent
graduate of the MLIS program, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Moderated
by Patricia Clark, Reference Archivist at Texas Tech University and member of the
Committee on Professional Ethics.
• Summer Reading Online! (LITA) Sunday, July 12, 1:30pm-3:00pm, MCP West-178a.
Whether for kids, teens, or adults, many libraries are taking their summer reading
programs online. Patrons help themselves through online registration and reading logs,
while libraries benefit from automated reports that are more detailed than ever before.
Come hear about the experiences of several libraries and consortia venturing into this
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• The Future is Now: Global Authority Control (LITA), Sunday, July 12, 1:30pm-
5:30pm, MCP West-179. The future of cataloging and authority control is now.
Presenters will give updates on the developments towards global authority control. VIAF,
non-Latin scripts, RDA/MARC, URI links are changing library systems, workflows and
data manipulation. Prototypes and programs that demonstrate multi-lingual, multi-
thesaurus, and multi-participant authority control will be highlighted. The presentation
will be followed by a business meeting.
• LITA Top Technology Trends, Sunday, July 12, 1:30-3:00pm, InterContinental Hotel,
Grand Ballroom. This program features our ongoing roundtable discussion about trends
and advances in library technology by a panel of LITA technology experts. The panelists
will describe changes and advances in technology that they see having an impact on the
library world, and suggest what libraries might do to take advantage of these trends.
• Media relations training, Sunday, July 12, 3:30-5:30pm, MCP West, Room W-194B.
Legendary Chicago broadcaster and media trainer Dave Baum returns to offer his popular
media relations training session. Baum will provide tips on how librarians can effectively
deliver their key messages and garner favorable media coverage. Baum has trained
dozens of ALA presidents and division presidents since 2000. Sponsored by the Public
Awareness Committee in cooperation with the ALA Public Information Office.
• LLAMA's Meet & Greet, 3:30 - 5:30pm, Westin, Astor Court, is a great
opportunity for current and prospective members to network, talk with LLAMA
leaders, and become more involved in LLAMA activities.
• LITA President's Program: Make Stories, Tell Stories, Keep Stories, Sunday, July
12, 4:00-5:30pm, InterContinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom. In 2007, Erik Boekesteijn,
Jaap van de Geer, and Geert van den Boogaard took off from DOK Delft Public Library
to embark on a North American tour of libraries en route to the Internet Librarian
Conference. Their popular video tour captured the passion and enthusiasm of the people
working on library innovation in the States, a theme that they have recently repeated in
Australia. Now it’s time to tell their story. Come learn about innovations from our
library colleagues in the Netherlands and join Erik Boekesteijn (DOK Delft Public
Library), Jenny Levine (The Shifted Librarian), and Michael Stephens (Tame the Web) as
they discuss the current state and future of library innovation and the opportunities to
learn from the vast network of international stories about library innovation. The panel
discussion will be followed by a book signing, Shanachie Tour – a library roadtrip
across America, with all three authors present.

Monday, July 13
Please note that the ASCLA Accessibility Assembly, Monday, July 13, 8-10am, has
been relocated to MCP South-S103d.

• Melba Pattillo Beals faced down the Arkansas National Guard, the Governor of
Arkansas, and furious segregationist when she and eight other adolescents made their
way to the doors of Little Rock Central High School 52 years ago. Dr. Beals will share
her struggle to fight for civil liberties and a local children’s choir will perform freedom
songs during the ALSC Charlemae Rollins President’s Program on Monday, July 13,
8:00-9:30am, MCP, W375. The event will be followed by a book signing (due to
scheduling, Dr. Beals will be able to sign 100 books).
• ALCTS Forum: Creating our Future, Monday, July 13, 8:00-10:00a.m., Chicago
Hilton, Continental A/B. You are invited to take part in a discussion that will shape the
future of ALCTS as an organization. What value do you want from your association?
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Hosted by M. Dina Giambi, ALCTS President. Moderated by Karen Schmidt, Illinois
Wesleyan University. (Stay for the President’s Program at 10:30am)
• “My Avatar Will Contract Your Avatar: Virtual Worlds, Real Opportunities,”
featuring Lori Bell (Alliance Library System), Tom Peters (TAP Information Services)
and Kathryn Robinson (Orange County [FL] Library System), is being sponsored by
LLAMA SASS Management Practices Committee – Monday, 8:00-10:00am, McCormick
Place West, W-178a.
• ACRL’s Women’s Studies Section examines gender, ethnicity and culture in gaming and
media collections from both archival and research perspectives in “Gaming, Film, and
Ephemera,” Monday, July 13, 8:00am-noon, MCP West, W-192b.
• Social Software Showcase 2009 (LITA), Monday, July 13, 10:30am - noon, MCP-West
184. Social Software Showcase 2009 covers current topics related to social software
technologies and their applications in libraries. It aims to "mix up" the traditional
presentation format by allowing presenters to post their talks online before the
conference, then during the showcase provide only a brief overview so that most time can
be spent in small groups discussing each topic.
• LLAMA FRFDS Fund Fare, Forever Green: Updating Fundraising Basics for Growth
and Sustainability, Monday, July 13, 10:30am - 12:00 noon, MCP West, W-470b.
• The ALCTS President’s Program, Monday, July 13, 10:30am, Chicago Hilton,
Continental A/B, features James Cuno, President and Director of the Art Institute of
Chicago, sponsored by Ellsevier. Dr. Cuno’s recent publication, “Who Owns Antiquity?
Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage”, published by Princeton University
Press, is the subject of his presentation. This is an issue not just for museums, but for any
cultural or educational institution that owns or holds ancient and not-so-ancient
collections. A follow-up book edited by Dr. Cuno, “Whose Culture? The Promise of
Museums and the Debate over Antiquities,” was released in March by Princeton
University Press.
• Booklist’s Reference Books Bulletin brings together a panel to address “Rethinking the
Reference Collection.” Join panelists Sarah Johns (library media specialist, Lake Placid
Middle/High School); Barbara Bibel (reference librarian, Oakland Public Library); and
Dave Tyckoson (associate dean, Henry Madden Library, California State University,
Fresno) to delve into the challenges, needs and uses of current and future reference
collections. The session will be a Q&A format, with opportunities for attendees to
participate, moderated by Booklist’s “Off the Shelf” columnist Sue Polanka (head,
reference/instruction, Wright State University Libraries). Rethink the reference collection
– 10:30-noon, Monday, McCormick Place West, W-179.
• My, Those Novels Certainly Are... Graphic! : Libraries, Comic Books, and
Censorship, Monday, July 13, 1:30 to 3:30pm, MCP West, Room W184. Cartoons,
comic books, and graphic novels have always been touchstones for controversy. In
recent years, there have been some high profile cases of censorship of these materials in
libraries and schools across the country. A panel of creators, including Neil Gaiman,
Terry Moore, and Craig Thompson, will discuss their works and the censorship of comic
books and graphic novels. The panel will be moderated by Charles Brownstein of the
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This IFC event is co-sponsored by the Association of
American Publishers and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
• YALSA President’s Program & Membership Meeting: Creativity Counts:
Nurturing Teens' Talents at Libraries Large & Small, Monday, July 13, 1:30-3:00pm,
MCP West, W-196a. The 2009 YALSA President's Program will feature a panel of
speakers who are sure to inspire the audience to engage teens' creative juices at their
libraries. Whatever the medium - creative writing, photography, fine arts, music, theater,
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should be nurtured and advocated by librarians who work with teens. This program will
highlight the realistic potential of all types of libraries, both big and small. Two featured
speakers include: Elise Cole, Teen Services Librarian at the Oakville Public Library, who
has run the very successful Write2Xpress contest for teens: http://tinyurl.com/rbggw6;
and Patrick Shaffner, Chicago's outreach coordinator for the nonprofit writing workshop,
826, founded by Dave Eggers and friends. We will be giving away issues of Teen Ink!
• The Ultimate Debate: Has Library 2.0 fulfilled its promise? Monday, July 13, 1:30-
3:00pm, MCP West-181. LITA-IRSIG invites you to attend a lively discussion on
Library 2.0. What is Library 2.0? What are its successes and failures? Where is its place
in the library landscape? Join us for a discussion by informative and opinionated library
leaders on the topic. Moderated by Roy Tennant. Speakers: Meredith Farkas, Cindi
Trainor, David Lee King, Michael Porter.
• Content Management Systems in Libraries: Opportunities and Lessons Learned
(LITA) Monday, July 13, 1:30pm-3:00pm, MCP South 105a-d. A panel presentation on
pros and possible cons when implementing a Content Management System in libraries.
Advantages include simplified site maintenance and the ability to distribute content
editing responsibilities among staff. Disadvantages include possible loss of local control
over the web site and reduced flexibility to make changes to functionality and layout.
Speakers will describe their experience implementing CMS systems in academic and
public libraries. Following the panel presentation, time will be available for questions
and discussion. Speakers: Karen Coombs, Head of Web Services, University of Houston
Libraries; Jonathan Blackburn, Web Services Librarian, Florida State University; Eli
Neiburger, Associate Director for IT and Product Development, Ann Arbor District
Library.
• PLA President's Program and Awards Presentation, featuring keynote speaker
Cokie Roberts, Monday, July 13, from 5 - 6:30pm, McCormick Place West, W-375.
After the program, from 6:30 - 8:00pm, attendees are invited to join PLA President Carol
Sheffer at a reception featuring refreshments and entertainment.
• Fabulous Films for Young Adults, Monday, July 13, 3:30-5:30pm, MCP West, W-
178a. Find out about exciting film programming possibilities for teens, including film
series, filmmaking workshops, film festivals, and Youtube video contests. Participate in
a discussion of the importance of teen film collections at your library and watch scenes
from selected films on the 2009 Coming of Age Around the World Fabulous Films for
Young Adults list.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION EXCHANGE: Focusing on Discussion Groups

• Connect with colleagues at ACRL discussion groups


ACRL discussion groups provide a great way to meet and discuss hot topics with your
academic and research library colleagues. Discussion groups meet Saturday and Sunday
on topics include balancing a successful professional career and a healthy, rewarding life
at home; copyright issues in video and reserves; media collections and budget cuts; and
librarians in film. Check the conference program for topics, locations, and times.
• LITA Electronic Resources Management Interest Group Friday, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm,
Palmer House, Chicago Room.
• LLAMA Diversity Officer's Discussion Group; Saturday 8:00 - 10:00 am, Sheraton,
Parlor C.
• YALSA All Committee Meeting, Saturday, July 11, 10:00am-12:00pm, MCP South, S-
103 B-D. This is a working meeting for all of YALSA's Process Committees, Juries and
Taskforces. Not on a committee or other member group? Stop on by and learn what it's
all about. A continental breakfast will be served from 10:00 to 10:30.

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• LITA RFID Interest Group, Saturday, 10:30am - 12:00pm, Palmer House, Chicago
Room.
• LLAMA Middle Management Interest Group, Saturday, 10:30am - 12:00 noon,
Hilton, Conference Room 4F.
• LITA Blog and Wiki Interest Group (BIGWIG), Saturday, 1:30pm - 3:00 pm, Palmer
House, Buckingham Room.
• LITA JPEG2000 Archives and Libraries Interest Group, Saturday, 1:30pm - 3:00pm,
Palmer House, Logan Room.
• LLAMA BES Library Interiors Discussion Group, Saturday, 1:30 - 03:00pm, Hilton,
Conference Room 4A.
• LITA Emerging Technology Interest Group, Saturday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Palmer
House, Crystal Room.
• LITA MARC Formats Interest Group, Saturday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Palmer House,
Wilson Room.
• LITA Standards Interest Group, Saturday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Palmer House, Chicago
Room.
• LLAMA FRFDS Development Issues Discussion Group, Saturday, 3:30 - 5:30pm,
Hilton, PDR 4.
• LLAMA MAES Discussion Group, Saturday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Hilton, Lake Huron.
• LITA Heads of Library Technology Interest Group, Sunday, 8:00am - 10:00am,
Palmer House, Dearborn 3.
• LLAMA HRS Union Relations for Managers Discussion Group, Sunday, 8:00 - 10:00
am, Sheraton, Parlor C.
• LLAMA SASS Circulation/Access Services Discussion Group, Sunday, 8:00 - 10:00
am, Hilton, Northwest 5.
• LITA Internet Resources and Services Interest Group, Sunday, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
Palmer House, Ashland Room. Discussing online subject guides - uses, misuses, good
technologies and bad ones. All are welcome to attend.
• ACRL Residency Interest Group, Sunday, 10:30am – 12pm, Intercontinental Hotel,
Ohio Room.
• LLAMA BES Moving Libraries Discussion Group, Sunday, 10:30am - 12:00 noon,
Sheraton, Arkansas.
• LLAMA BES Safety and Security Discussion, Sunday, 10:30am - 12:00 noon, Hilton,
PDR 4.
• LLAMA Women Administrators Discussion Group, Sunday, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon,
Sheraton, Missouri.
• ALSC’s Managing Children’s Services Discussion Group, Sunday, 1:30-3:00pm,
Palmer House, Spire Room, will explore how discussion groups can optimally use ALA
Connect to its full potential.
• ALSC Preschool Services Discussion Group Sunday, 1:30-3:00pm, Palmer House,
Spire Room. Join the discussion and share your ideas, skills and experiences to make
your storytimes more interactive, inclusive and interesting. Enrich your storytime
programs with sign language! Susan Kusel, Youth Services Librarian at Arlington
County Central Library, VA will provide a short presentation on sign language and its
use in storytimes.
• *ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group, Sunday, 3-4 pm, Sheraton Chicago, Suite
3101-3107. (*new group)
• LLAMA Storage Discussion Group, Sunday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm Hilton, Lake Erie.
• LLAMA LOMS Fiscal and Business Officers Discussion Group, Sunday, 3:30 - 05:30
pm, Hilton, PDR 4.

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• LLAMA LOMS Organizational Development Discussion Group, Sunday 3:30 - 05:30
pm, Sheraton, Michigan.
• LITA Imagineering Interest Group, Monday, 8:00am - 10:00am, Palmer House,
Buckingham Room.
• LITA Public Libraries Technology Interest Group, Monday, 8:00am - 10:00am,
Palmer House, Spire Room.
• ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group, Monday, 8:00-10am, Chicago Hilton,
Conference Room 4H.
• LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group, Monday 1:30 - 03:00pm,
Sheraton, Mayfair.
• LITA Library Consortia and Systems Interest Group, Monday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm,
Palmer House, Clark 05.
• LITA Next Generation Catalog Interest Group, Monday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Palmer
House, Chicago Room.
• LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group, Monday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Palmer
House, Salon V.
• LLAMA Dialog with Directors Discussion Group; Monday, 3:30 - 5:30pm, Sheraton,
Sheraton Ballroom 1.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS -- EVENTS IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS


July 28, 2009 ACRL e-Learning Webcast: Academic Librarianship by Design:
Enhancing the Libraries Integration into Course/Learning Management
Systems http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm
July 29, 2009 ACRL OnPoint chat: Are Reference Desks Passe?
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/onpoint/index.cfm
August 18, 2009 ACRL e-Learning Webcast: Cyber Zed Shed Webcast Series 1:
Facebook, Twitter, and Sprout
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm
September 1– November 2, 2009
Applications accepted for Great Stories CLUB grants
www.ala.org/greatstories
September 7 - October 2, 2009
ACRL Online Seminar: Web Design and Construction for Libraries
Part 1: XHTML and CSS
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm
September 8, 2009 - January 29, 2010
Applications accepted for We the People “A More Perfect Union”
Bookshelf, a collection of classic books for young readers
(http://publicprograms.ala.org/bookshelf)
September 14 - October 2, 2009
ACRL Online Seminar: Introduction to Website Usability
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm
September 22, 2009 ACRL e-Learning Webcast: Information Commons 101
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm
September 23, 2009 ACRL OnPoint chat: Ph.D.s in Academic Libraries
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/onpoint/index.cfm
October 1, 2009 ACRL e-Learning Webcast: Podcasting for Libraries
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm

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October 1-4, 2009 LITA National Forum – Hilton City Center, Salt Lake City,
(Registration is now open).
http://www.lita.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/litaevents/forum2009/index.cfm
October 5-31, 2009 ACRL Online Seminar: Instructional Design for Online Teaching and
Learning http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm
October 5 - 23, 2009 ACRL Online Seminar: Copyright and the Library Part 1: The Basics
Including the DMCA
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm
October 13, 2009 ACRL e-Learning Webcast: Next Generation Information Commons:
Retooling and Refining the Vision
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm
October 18-24, 2009 YALSA’s Teen Read Week
October 18, 2009-January 18, 2010
YALSA’s WrestleMania Reading Challenge
October 20, 2009 ACRL e-Learning Webcast: The Role of the Librarian in Combating
Student Plagiarism
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm
November 5-8, 2009 Rev Up Learning at AASL’s 14th National Conference & Exhibition,
November 4-8, 2009, Charlotte [NC]
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/conferencesandevents/national/ch
arlotte2009.cfm
November 9 - December 5, 2009
ACRL Online Seminar: Implementing Online Teaching and Learning:
Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm
November 9 - December 5, 2009
ACRL Online Seminar: Electronic Collection Development for the
Academic E-Library
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm
November 10, 2009 ACRL e-Learning Webcast: Introduction to Taxonomy Development
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm
January 15–19, 2010 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Boston, MA
March 7-13, 2010 YALSA’s Teen Tech Week
March 23-27, 2010 PLA National Conference – Portland, OR PLA National Conference
April 4-10, 2010 National Library Week
June 24–29, 2010 2010 ALA Annual Conference, Washington, DC
June 28, 2010 Annual Conference 2010 Capitol Hill Rally (see “Other ALA News”)

LOOKING FURTHER AHEAD?


September 29-October 2, 2010 LITA National Forum—Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
September 23-26, 2010 ALSC Institute—Emory Conference Center, Atlanta, GA
October 17 -23, 2010 YALSA’s Teen Read Week
November 5-7, 2010 YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium—Albuquerque,
NM
January 7-12, 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting, San Diego, CA
March 30-April 2, 2011 ACRL 15th National Conference, Philadelphia, PA
June 23-29, 2011 ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA
October 16-22, 2011 YALSA’s Teen Read Week

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OTHER ALA NEWS

Annual Conference 2010 Capitol Hill Rally

In 2010, ALA’s Annual Conference is in Washington, D.C., and the Washington Office will try
something new in place of National Library Legislative Day.

Monday, June 28, 2010, ALA will hold a big rally on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and
senators speaking to the library group.

Afterward, rally-goers will meet with their representatives and senators at their offices to talk
about issues in their libraries. States will have banners, participants can carry signs with our
library messages, and we will shout our message for all to hear!

Contact Kristin Murphy at kmurphy@alawash.org for more information. To learn more about
National Library Legislative Day, go to:
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/wo/washevents/nlld/nlld2009.cfm

AND ALA-RELATED NEWS: ALA-Allied Professional Association

News from ALA-APA

You are invited to the following ALA-APA Programs for the People at the American Library
Association Annual Conference. For more information about these programs, please visit the
website.

Engaging Excellence Through Leadership and Mentoring, Friday, July 10, 3:30 - 5:00pm,
Hilton, Lake Huron.

What Does Certification Have to Do With Me? Am I Missing Something? [part of the
Empowerment Conference] Saturday, July 11, 9:15 - 10:15 am, Hyatt Regency McCormick
Place, Conference Center 21b

There is a Union Difference, Saturday, July 11, 1:30 - 3:00pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick
Place, Conference Center 23.

Medicare for All, Sunday, July 12, 10:30am -12:00pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place,
Conference Center 12d

Toot Your Own Horn [personal advocacy and branding], Monday, July 13, 8:00 - 10:00am,
MCP W-178b

Love the Work, Hate the Job, Monday, July 13, 10:30 am - noon, MCP W-178b

♥♥ALA-APA is also asking conference participants to donate $1 to ALA-APA at the


Membership Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall. Every little bit helps!

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SOME KEY PHONE NUMBERS TO KEEP AT HAND

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

For All Emergencies in the Convention Center, 6060 can be dialed from any facility house phone
for immediate assistance, or by cell at 312-791-6060.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES IN HOTEL MEETING ROOMS OR SUITES:

If you find yourself in an emergency situation, dial the house phone in the hotel where your
meeting is located, for assistance.

Ambulance, Fire, Police (emergency): 911

NOTE: The Convention Center asks that you first call 911, then call their Security
Command Center at 8080 from any house phone. This allows the center to help direct the
responder to the appropriate location in the building.

Police Department (non-emergency): 311

Hospital: Michael Reese Hospital, 2929 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, (312) 731-2000

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 251 E. Huron, Chicago, (312) 926-2000

Pharmacy: Walgreens, 3405 Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago, (312) 326-4064
[Closest 24-Hour Pharmacy]

Walgreens, 316 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago, (312) 791-0392

Walgreens (South Loop), 501 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, (312) 492-8559


[24-Hour Pharmacy]

Doctor Referral Service: 1-800 DOCTORS (362-8677)

Dental Referral Service: 1-800-DENTIST (336-8478)

ALA Telephone Directory (Area Code: 312)

Cognotes 791-7011
Conference Services 791-7001, 791-7002, 791-7003
Reprographics 791-7013
Governance 791-7016
Exhibits Manager's Office 791-7040
Exhibitor's Registration 791-7019
Housing 791-7027, 791-7028
Housing – FAX 791-7029
Message Center/Information Center 791-7066, 791-7065
Public Information Office/ Press Room 791-7049
Registration 791-7017

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HOTEL NUMBERS (and Meeting Schedule Abbreviations): (* = Headquarters Hotel; **
and *** = Co-Headquarters Hotels; Area code = 312)

1. Embassy Suites Lakefront, 511 N. Columbus Dr., 60611, 836-5900


2. Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Dr., 60601, 565-8000
3. Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, 230 N. Michigan Ave., 60601, 265-3358
4. *Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., 60605, 726-7500
5. Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown, 10 E. Grand Ave., 60611, 595-0000
6. Holiday Inn Express Mag Mile, 640 N. Wabash, 60611, 787-4030
7. Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, 350 N. Orleans, 60654, 836-5000
8. Hotel 71, 71 E. Wacker Dr., 60601, 346-7100
9. Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph St., 60601, 325-7184
10. Hotel Monaco, 225 N. Wabash Ave., 60601, 325-7184
11. **Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Dr., 60601, 565-1234
12. Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Martin Luther King Dr., 60616, 567-1234
13. Inn of Chicago, 162 E. Ohio St., 60611, 787-3100
14. InterContinental Chicago, 505 N. Michigan Ave., 60611, 944-4100
15. Marriott Chicago Downtown, 540 N. Michigan Ave., 60611, 836-0100
16. Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., 60603, 726-7500
17. Peninsula, 108 E. Superior St., 60611, 337-2888
18. Red Rood Inn, 162 E. Ontario, 60611, 787-3580
19. Renaissance Chicago Hotel, 1 W. Wacker Dr., 60601, 372-7200
20. **Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 E. North Wacker St., 60611, 464-1000
21. Silversmith Hotel, 10 S. Wabash, 60603, 372-7696
22. Swissotel, 323 E. Wacker Drive, 60601, 565-0565
23. W City Center, 172 W. Adams St., 60603, 332-1200
24. Westin Chicago River North, 320 N. Dearborn St., 60610, 744-1900
25. Wyndham Chicago, 633 N. St. Clair St., 60611, 573-0300

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