Still plugging away on my ALA schedule for ALA in Chicago….more details to come
9:00-11:00 NMRT Conference Orientation
10:30-12:00 Give Them What They are Reaching For: Identifying Customer Wants and Needs with the Public Library Geographic Database
1:30-3:30 Are You Preparing for Your Next Job?
Planning the Next Step in Your Library Career: Strategies for Keeping Pace with the Changing Library Environment
1:30-5:30 Wow! We Really Do Change Lives–Knowing and Showing Outcomes (per director’s request)
4:00-5:30 Back to School: Teaching Information Literacy to Adults in Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, and Adult Distance Learning Centers
UPDATED: Opening Session???
8:00-11:00 SCHOLARSHIP BASH Museum of Science & Industry
10:30-12:00 Don’t Move Out, Move Up! Strategies for Librarians to Move Up the Ladder, Not Out the Door
10:300-12:00 Taking the Guess Work Out of Non-Fiction Reader’s Advisory
1:30-3:30 Library Book Cart Drill Team Championships (this just looks fun!)
1:30-3:30 Outreach 101
4:00-5:30 Bilingual Issues in Emergent Literacy
8:30-12:00 Getting Published: From Practice to Print
10:30-12:00 Libraries: A Supportive Environment for Teens!
1:30-3:30 Generation Gap: The Challenges and Benefits of a Mixed Generation Workforce (per director’s request)
1:30-3:30 Perspectives in Spanish Book Publishing, Distribution, and Acquisition
5:00-6:30 PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation with David Sedaris, part of the ALA Auditorium Speaker Series