Ticketed Events

2020 Annual Conference Ticketed Events

 

To register for any of the following events, you can include them with your initial registration, or add them later using the unique link in your email confirmation. If you don't have your registration confirmation handy, you can request a copy by emailing [email protected].
 

 

ACRL

Open Educational Resources (OER) and Affordability Roadshow
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Event Code: ACR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $295 - Other Member $95 - NonMember $335 - ACRL Member $255

ACRL’s new Open Educational Resources (OER) and Affordability Roadshow will help you understand the basics of OER and how libraries can be involved in affordability initiatives at your institution. This day-long, introductory preconference is intended for academic librarians and library staff interested in learning about OER and/or developing OER initiatives.

 

ALA

Coretta Scott King Book Awards Annual Breakfast
Sunday, June 28, 2019 - 7:00am - 10:00am
Event Code: ALA1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $65 - Other Member $65 - NonMember $65

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast celebrates the Winner and Honor recipients during ALA's Annual Conference. Join some of the leading authors and illustrators of quality children's books depicting the African American experience. 2020 marks the 51st anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. This award has made a name for itself within the library and literary communities.

 

RDA Toolkit Redesign
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Event Code: ALA2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $249/$269/$289 - Other Member $129/$129/$149 - NonMember $289/$309/$329

This day-long event will provide an in-depth update on the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign, also known as the 3R Project (rdatoolkit.org/3RProject) ALA Publishing representatives will cover all aspects of the site and recent updates.

 

ALA President Inaugural Luncheon
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:45am - 2:00pm
Event Code: ALA3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $50 - Other Member $50 - NonMember $50

Join ALA President Wanda Brown in honoring incoming President Julius C. Jefferson and incoming Division Presidents at this Inaugural Luncheon. This elegant event will immediately follow the Closing General Session and includes food, entertainment, and more. Tickets can be purchased when you register for the conference or added at a later date.

 

eLearning Solutions Design Thinking Preconference
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:00am - 12:00Noon
Event Code: ALA4

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $125/$150 - Other Member $150/$175 - NonMember $150/$175

This is an event where we'll train people in design thinking and how it can be applied in a library environment.

 

ALCTS
 

Cataloging Non-English Materials: Guidelines, Tips and Tricks
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:00am – 11:30am 
Event Code: ALC1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $149 - Other Member $149 – NonMember $199 - ALCTS Member $119

The presenters use the collections of foreign language materials at Mississippi State University Libraries to illustrate the principles of cataloging materials in non English languages. Attention is given to various online tools available to translate these materials, where information may be obtained, the rules (both RDA and LC-PCC statements) guiding the description of these materials and highlights cases where further research is needed.

At the end of this preconference, participants will understand the rules governing the cataloging of non-English materials; utilize online tools for translation of non-English materials; and understand needed research methods for cataloging non-English materials.

 

Critical Cataloging 101
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:00pm – 4:00pm 
Event Code: ALC2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $149 - Other Member $149 - NonMember $199 - ALCTS Member $119

"Critical Cataloging 101" is intended for cataloging and metadata professional interested in exploring the ethical aspects of cataloging and incorporating inclusive description strategies into their day-to-day cataloging activities. The session will consist of presentations and hands-on exercises centering concepts in critical librarianship as they are implemented in cataloging and metadata work.
At the end of this preconference, participants will: 

  • Be able to approach cataloging activities centering principles of critical librarianship.
  • Be aware of basics concepts of critical/ethical cataloging for authority creation and bibliographic cataloging.
  • Become familiar with tools and strategies for inclusive description through hands-on activities.

Attendees do not need any prior experience or knowledge of critical librarianship or ethical cataloging principles to attend this workshop.

 

Cataloging Non-English Materials and Critical Cataloging 101
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:00am – 4:00pm 
Event Code: ALC3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $269 - Other Member $269 – NonMember $319 - ALCTS Member $219

This preconference is ALC1 and ALC2. Attend both for a discount. 

 

Digital Cataloging in Times of Crisis: Crisis and routine Acquisition, Description, and Preservation of Community Created Digital Collections
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:00am – 4:00pm 
Event Code: ALC4

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $269 - Other Member $269 – NonMember $319 - ALCTS Member $219

When natural disasters or other crises hits a community, libraries are often at the center of efforts to collect and document the tragedy. Increasingly, that documentation comes in digital formats. Few libraries are prepared with tools and infrastructure to acquire, describe, and preserve this content. This full-day workshop will teach participants the fundamental infrastructure needed for digital collecting, low-cost tools needed to capture digital content, and provide hands-on exercises to practice an effective response.

At the end of this preconference, participants will:

  • Understand the infrastructure (staffing, tools, workflows) needed to effectively respond to an event that requires rapid or routine collection of digital content.
     
  • Experience hands-on practice using a variety of digital collecting tools (e.g. Twarc, Omeka, Google forms, Webrecorder, etc.)
     
  • Understand ethical considerations related to community-contributed content (e.g. providing clear terms of service, informed consent and privacy, potential for harm, and censoring or restricting content).
     
  • Assess current strengths and weaknesses in an institution’s current infrastructure for rapidly responding to digital collecting events.

**Attendees will need to bring their own laptop**

 

Preservation in Action (PiA)
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:00am – 4:00pm 
Event Code: ALC5

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $15 - Other Member $15 – NonMember $15

Preservation in Action (PiA) is a program sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS), in support of ALA's Libraries Transform initiative. The program is intended to promote an understanding of the importance of preservation while engaging with cultural heritage collections in ALA conference locations. Join PiA for an engaging, hands-on opportunity to help preserve local cultural heritage.

 

ALSC

2020 Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Banquet
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 6:00pm – 11:00pm 
Event Code: ALS1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $96 - Other Member $96 - NonMember $96

Join us for this gala occasion celebrating Newbery, Caldecott and Children's Literature Legacy medalists and honorees, authors and illustrators of the year's most distinguished books for children! Cocktails (cash bar) available prior to dinner; Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door and a limited number of tickets will be available at onsite registration until noon Friday. Pre-registration required. $96 individual tickets (non-assigned seating). Reserved table seating (ten seats) available. Table Reservations must be made directly with the ALSC office. For more information about individual ticket sales, banquet table sales, and additional banquet FAQs, please visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/banquet

 

ASGCLA

Beautiful, Bold, and Yes, Accessible! Design Techniques for PowerPoint and other Documents
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm – 4:00pm 
Event Code: ASG1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $100 - Other Member $100 - NonMember $100

Libraries do an excellent job creating accessible spaces, inclusive spaces, inclusive programs, and user-friendly web design. But some users have difficulty with electronic documents and presentations, because the author or creator was unaware or didn't utilize techniques to insure accessibility. Creating accessible electronic documents and presentations require a special set of skills. Attend this session to learn about the various difficulties faced by users with certain disabilities or conditions; discover the built-in tools and template in Microsoft office products to create user-friendly content; and practice techniques with your own laptop. Attendees will receive a guide with helpful tips, techniques and examples. While the session will show techniques for PowerPoint and Word, the basic concepts can be applied to other digital content and software packages. Build your knowledge of accessibility issues and take away a new skillset to bring all your intended content to your users.

 

Making Your Online Library Accessible for Everyone: How to Talk so IT Staff and Vendors will Listen
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:00am – 12:00pm 
Event Code: ASG2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $100 - Other Member $100 - NonMember $100

This preconference will offer information and knowledge needed in order to build the capacity to better advocate for and serve people with disabilities. A facilitated discussion is intended to begin developing a network of allies who will continue to share information and strategies for: working with IT staff to make library websites accessible; working together to collect information about the accessibility of databases and other eResources; and, advocating to vendors for improving and maintaining accessibility of their products.

 

CRO

Chapter Leaders Forum
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:00am – 3:30pm 
Event Code: CRO1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $80 - Other Member $80 - NonMember $80

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee and Chapter Relations Office at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for you, as Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet with each other and discuss topics of interest. The forum provides a full agenda on a variety of topics to help prepare you to lead your association. Past agendas are found at Chapter Leaders Forum Agendas. A full lunch is included. To register for this forum, be sure to enter the appropriate code on your registration form.

 

Financial Literacy and Identifying Fraud: Free Resources for Librarians
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:00am – 4:00pm 
Event Code: CRO2

Ticket pricing:

This event is complimentary but registration is required and seats are limited.

“How do I get started saving for my retirement?” “I’m overwhelmed with too many bills! How can I get a handle on them?” Many Americans are struggling with these and other questions on personal financial topics. Libraries are well positioned to help individuals in their communities find unbiased, free, and educational resources to improve financial literacy. At this pre-conference, you will learn about several resources on a wide variety of financial topics and fraud/scams available to help Americans become better managers of their personal finances. Speakers at this session come from non-profit, federal, state and local government organizations, and libraries. Join us to learn how you can help your patrons take control of their finances and how to identify fraud/scams through educational resources and programming. 

 

GNCRT

GNCRT Comics and Conversation Afternoon Tea
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 2:00pm – 4:00pm 
Event Code: GNC1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $25 - Other Member $25 – NonMember $25 - GNCRT Members $15

Join the Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table Comics for Afternoon Tea! Whether you are new to comics in libraries or a veteran of the "comic books are real books" fight, the GNCRT is here to connect you to resources and other library folks with similar interests. We hope to create a fun space for discussion between publishers, librarians, and creators. This is an opportunity to talk to publishers and creators about how comics are used in your libraries, how your patrons are interacting with comics, and a chance to ask them all your comics questions. Put on a fancy hat to socialize, snack, and drink some tea (coffee too), and connect with comics publishing representatives and creators.   

 

IFRT

Intellectual Freedom Round Table Awards Recognition Breakfast
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 7:30am – 9:00am 
Event Code: IFR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $15 - Other Member $15 – NonMember $15 - IFRT Member $10

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Awards Recognition Breakfast will have a featured speaker. Join us as we recognize the award winners for the Hodges, Immroth, and Oboler awards and celebrate their contributions to the field of intellectual freedom. The breakfast will also feature a speaker (information forthcoming) on an intellectual freedom topic. The IFRT breakfast is a great way to make connections with others interested in intellectual freedom issues and to start the Saturday of the ALA Annual Conference off right!
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE).

 

IRO

IFLA Strategies Workshop for North America
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:00pm – 3:30pm 
Event Code: IRO1

Ticket pricing:

This event is complimentary but registration is required and tickets are limited. 

Interested in being part of the discussion on how librarians and libraries from the U.S. and Canada can be part of achieving the global strategies of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)? Join IFLA President Christine McKenzie and IFLA staff for this interactive workshop. Similar workshops are being held around the world in 2020.

 

 

IRRT

Libraries as Social Change Engines Around the World - IRRT Preconference
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:00am – 1:00pm 
Event Code: IRR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $90 - Other Member $90 - NonMember $90

The importance of the social role of libraries in the information age was highlighted by Herrera-Viedma and López-GijónIn (2013) in response to a New York Times article questioning the need for libraries. They suggested that there are “new opportunities for…libraries in the current information and knowledge society” (para. 1). This viewpoint has also been supported by Mehra and Srinivasan (2007) who stated that “libraries can enhance their function as proactive catalysts of social change” (para. 1). IFLA’s Development and Access to Information (2017) report sets a foundation for providing access to information as a critical component to the United Nations 2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs), now part of Goal 16. The report states that access to information “…empowers people and communities, laying the foundations for equality, sustainability, and prosperity” (p. 7). In this context, libraries can make a real contribution. For example, Galve-Montore (2019) researched the role of libraries in contributing to the development of smart cities which follows Gasco-Hernandez’s (2019) definition of libraries as “anchor” institutions in their communities. In the wake of these suppositions, the 2020 ALA IRRT Pre-Conference will include presentations that address opportunities and examples of libraries globally supporting social change.

The following broad topics are considered of import:

(1) Libraries as entrepreneurial hubs;

(2) Libraries and sustainable development;

(3) Libraries developing community partnerships;

(4) Library services to special communities (older adults, immigrants, homeless) 

 

International Librarians Reception
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 6:00pm – 8:00pm 
Event Code: IRR2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $40 - Other Member $40 – NonMember $40


This reception is complimentary to all International Librarians registered for the full conference and is included with registration.

Please join the ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 70 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors d’oeuvres and open bar. ALA President, Wanda K. Brown, will announce the recipients of the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Projects. Winners of the Bogle Pratt Award and the Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship will be announced. Advance registration is required. International librarians registered for the full conference will receive one complimentary ticket. A ticket must be purchased for additional guests. Tickets will be sold in the convention center. *No tickets will be sold at the reception site.*

 

LEARNRT

LearnRT Pre-Conference: The Nuts and Bolts of Technology Competencies and Beyond
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:00pm – 4:00pm 
Event Code: LEA1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $75/$100/$125 - Other Member $75/$100/$125 – NonMember $100/$125/$150 

Are you working with a Luddite (a person opposed to new technology… NOT one of the band of English workers who destroyed machinery in the early 1800s for fear it was taking their jobs)? Trying to come up with a plan to expand their skills? Or maybe you just want to make sure everyone is on the same page ... with technology that is! If you have an interest in, or are responsible for, creating opportunities for technology or digital literacy training for library staff, then this session is for you. We will take a look at the nuts and bolts of technology competencies including why they’re needed, how to create them, and what to do once you have them. While this does nothing for the English workers and their wool mill problems, you will experience a combination of hands-on activities, presentation of information, and small and large group discussions on technology competencies and digital literacy training for staff.

 

LITA

LITA AvramCamp
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:00am – 4:00pm 
Event Code: LIT1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $25 - Other Member $25 - NonMember $30

Women in technology face numerous challenges in their daily work. If you would like to join others in the field to discuss those challenges, AvramCamp is for you. This LITA preconference will give female-identifying and non-binary individuals an opportunity to network with others in the field and to collectively examine common barriers faced.

The day will follow the unconference model allowing attendees to choose topics most relevant to them. We will start with looking at imposter syndrome, the feeling that you aren't actually qualified for the work you are doing and will be discovered as a fraud. Participants will then have the opportunity to propose lightning rounds and session proposals on a variety of topics such as salary negotiation, creating inclusive job postings, and becoming leaders in the technology field.

 

Building Privacy Culture in Libraries
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:00am – 12:00Noon 
Event Code: LIT2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $170 - Other Member $170 - NonMember $210 - LITA Member $140

Privacy is key in libraries and we're seeing a massive surge of interest in the topic, which is fantastic since it’s a discussion we must be having. In this preconference we'll explore multiple avenues on how privacy impacts libraries. We'll discuss privacy tools libraries can use, how to influence library politics, how to answer those pesky ‘why do we even need privacy’ questions, as well as some of the key technologies librarians should be paying attention to. You'll learn how to create a threat model for your library to help better secure your patron and personal data by understanding who might want that information and why, as well as how to power map your local community to help create buy-in for positive privacy policies. We’ll cover technologies like biometrics to show the issues they cause with both privacy and equity in the library setting. Library privacy is up to everyone to secure and maintain, it doesn’t matter what your position is in the library, you have a role in keeping our institutions safe.

Participants will:

• Learn easy to implement tools for libraries

• Learn how to create effective community buy-in

• Understand key issues surrounding privacy in libraries

 

Making the Future Accessible One PDF at a Time
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:00pm – 4:00pm 
Event Code: LIT3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $170 - Other Member $170 - NonMember $210 - LITA Member $140

Creating accessible PDFs compliant with WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines can be a challenge – especially when starting from born-analog scanned tiffs with no associated OCR, metadata, or structure tags. This 3-hour workshop explores remediation/mediation processes, inherent issues, and the complexities of the software used; Abbyy FineReader Pro 15, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, and Colour Contrast Analyser (Paciello Group). This workshop will end with methods for future problem solving in the mediation/remediation process.

Learning Outcomes

1. A base workflow for creating accessible PDFs compliant with WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines

2. Problems inherent in mediating born-analog items

3. Problem solving techniques Who should Attend Anyone interested in document accessibility.

 

A Static Web Approach to Digital Collections: Hands-On with CollectionBuilder
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:00am – 12:00Noon 
Event Code: LIT4

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $170 - Other Member $170 - NonMember $210 - LITA Member $140

Looking for an agile, lightweight approach to developing digital collections and scholarship projects? Join us for a demonstration of CollectionBuilder, an open source project for generating digital collection websites driven by metadata and powered by modern static web technology. Optimized for non-developers and simple hosting solutions, CollectionBuilder allows librarians, researchers, and educators to take ownership over their digital projects by lowering barriers to website creation and customization: users need only create a spreadsheet of metadata and corresponding directory of digital files to generate a digital collection. Once these are uploaded to CollectionBuilder, the platform employs a Jekyll static web generator to build a website for browsing and contextualizing the collection. As participants are introduced to CollectionBuilder, they will learn fundamental web skills by working with plain text files, CSV data, Markdown, GitHub, and GitHub Pages to create and customize their very own digital collection. By the end of this session, participants will have gained the knowledge necessary to implement CollectionBuilder in contexts that include creating and disseminating research collections and custom digital exhibits, or teaching digital libraries in the classroom. No programming experience is necessary; beginners from any background are welcome. Participants are asked to bring their own computers and should create a Google Drive account and GitHub account prior to the session.

Learning outcomes:

• Improved understanding of metadata and static web principles as they relate to web development and open data practices

• Introduction to Git- and GitHub-based workflow and project development practices

• Brief introductions to GitHub Pages web hosting, Bootstrap development frameworks, Markdown markup language, and the Jekyll static web developer

 

LLAMA

Learning Spaces: A Tour of Chicago Area Academic Institutions
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Event Code: LLA1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $145 - Other Member $45 – NonMember $195 - LLAMA Members: $95

Join us as we tour two academic institutions in the Chicago area: at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), the Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation, a flexible and technologically advanced learning facility. At the University of Chicago we’ll have lunch and tour the Regenstein Library, a large-scale library renovation, with the most recent project being new collaborative study space with open study nooks; and the Crerar Library, a combined library space, computer science academic spaces, and a media and design center. Bus transportation and boxed lunch provided.  Participants will: understand the evolving nature of the role of the library as a learning space on college and university campuses and the resultant physical facility implications; the role of architecture and physical space as it relates to fostering creativity and innovation through flexible and technologically advanced learning facilities; and the role of the Library in creating campus hubs for collaboration, instruction, research and support, computing, and data science.

 

Merchandise Mart Furniture Showroom and Factory Tour
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Event Code: LLA2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $145 - Other Member $45 - NonMember $195 - LLAMA Members $50

Participants will meet at the Merchandise Mart and tour four furniture and equipment showrooms. After, a box lunch and transportation will be provided to Interior Craft, a furniture manufacturing company. The day ends with a tour of the Agati showroom and reception. Participants will gain a better understanding of the commercial furniture market, tested many types of furniture, and know how to select library furniture and upholstery based on construction, durability, cleanability and cost.      

  

Participatory Design as a Methodology for Enhancing Collaboration, Problem Solving, and Evidence-based Decision-making in Libraries
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Event Code: LLA3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member  $295 - Other Member $95 - NonMember $395 - LLAMA Members $245

Participatory Design is a socially-active, values-driven approach to co-creation that seeks to empower diverse stakeholders through mutual learning, power sharing, and the equal recognition of expertise among all participants. In applying this equity-focused framework, library organizations can enhance our capacities for collaboration, empathy, team building, problem solving, and evidence-based decision-making. Participants will return to their home institutions with a new toolset and an action plan for implementing participatory methods in a variety of settings: committee meetings, service design projects, student engagement initiatives, library assessment, strategic planning, and staff empowerment programming.

 

Skills for Leading Incremental and Transformational Change
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Event Code: LLA4

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $245 - Other Member $95 - NonMember $345 - LLAMA Members $195

Successful change initiatives need leaders at every level within the organization. All staff have the potential to be effective change leaders, and these efforts can be enhanced by understanding the components of change leadership – leadership, change management, and project management – and related leadership competencies. Trends in leadership development focus on having a toolkit of competencies to draw on for various situations. This preconference will provide an overview of the three components of change leadership, followed by in-depth segments on five essential competencies, that include an overview, individual, and group: emotional intelligence, communication, working with others, conflict resolution, and influence. Participants will understand the major components of change leadership and how each interact and support successful change initiatives; be able to demonstrate knowledge of the leadership competencies of emotional intelligence, communication, working with others, conflict resolution, and influence and how they apply to change leadership; and be able to describe the need to use different change leadership competencies in various situations, identify which competencies he or she would like to develop, and better adapt to change within her or his unit.

 

NMRT

Other Duties As Assigned
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Event Code: NMR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $35 - Other Member $35 – NonMember $35 - NMRT Members $25

Ryan Dowd, Executive Director of Hesed House and author of Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness, will deliver a short keynote to begin the day discussing how to best help patrons who are experiencing homelessness and provide conflict resolution tips. Afterwards, attendees will break into small groups for interactive activities and discussion about "Other Duties as Assigned" including skills like project management and scope creep avoidance as well as tasks like programming and marketing. Following the completion of all sessions, there will be report outs from each group, so that everyone can share and reflect on other duties assigned. Whether you are a new or experienced library employee, whether you work at a public, academic, or school library, whether you are in a public-facing role or are behind the scenes; this session has information for you!

 

PLA

PLA Member Welcome Breakfast
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 8:30am -10:00am
Event Code: PLA1

Ticket pricing:

This event is open to PLA members only.

Join PLA President Ramiro S. Salazar for an exclusive PLA members-only breakfast. We'll recognize the individuals and libraries that received PLA awards and acknowledgements this year. The event will also feature a special keynote speaker, to be announced. Please note this is a ticketed event. To register, you can include it with your initial ALA Annual Conference registration or add it later using the unique link in your email confirmation. Tickets will be required and space is limited.
 

PPO

Restoring to Wholeness: Facilitated Racial Healing Circles
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Event Code: PPO1

Ticket Pricing:

ALA Member $60/$65 - Other Member $60/$65  - NonMember $60/$65

In his 2008 speech on race, titled "A More Perfect Union," then-candidate Barack Obama described a "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." He suggested that, if we don't do something different, "nothing will change." A decade later, we're still stuck. How do we move forward? Using an approach known as "racial healing," facilitators will lead participants through a process that invites story-telling, vulnerability, and deep listening. The goal is to provide leaders with a tool currently used by hundreds of organizations to help uproot the flawed belief in a racial hierarchy. A publication from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation entitled "Restoring to Wholeness (hyperlink: https://www.wkkf.org/resource-directory/resource/2018/02/restoring-to-wholeness--racial-healing-for-ourselves-our-relationships-and-our-communities) " can help you understand more about what racial healing is and what racial healing circles can help you achieve. 

This preconference event will be co-facilitated by library professionals who are newly engaged in the Kellogg Foundation’s methodology and participated in ALA’s March 2019 Preparation Workshop for New Racial Healing Circle Practitioners (http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2019/02/ala-announces-participants-racial-healing-circle-workshop-aacu). Restoring to Wholeness is being offered in support of ALA’s Strategic Direction on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Guiding Principles from ALA’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Working Group (http://www.ala.org/aboutala/sites/ala.org.aboutala/files/content/EB12.47_EDI-IWG_REPORT_FINAL.pdf).
** Please register only for one session, as they are identical. **

 

Restoring to Wholeness: Facilitated Racial Healing Circles
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Event Code: PPO2

Ticket Pricing:

ALA Member $60/$65 - Other Member $60/$65  - NonMember $60/$65

In his 2008 speech on race, titled "A More Perfect Union," then-candidate Barack Obama described a "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." He suggested that, if we don't do something different, "nothing will change." A decade later, we're still stuck. How do we move forward? Using an approach known as "racial healing," facilitators will lead participants through a process that invites story-telling, vulnerability, and deep listening. The goal is to provide leaders with a tool currently used by hundreds of organizations to help uproot the flawed belief in a racial hierarchy. A publication from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation entitled "Restoring to Wholeness ( https://www.wkkf.org/resource-directory/resource/2018/02/restoring-to-wholeness--racial-healing-for-ourselves-our-relationships-and-our-communities) " can help you understand more about what racial healing is and what racial healing circles can help you achieve. 

This preconference event will be co-facilitated by library professionals who are newly engaged in the Kellogg Foundation’s methodology and participated in ALA’s March 2019 Preparation Workshop for New Racial Healing Circle Practitioners (hyperlink: http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2019/02/ala-announces-participants-racial-healing-circle-workshop-aacu). Restoring to Wholeness is being offered in support of ALA’s Strategic Direction on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Guiding Principles from ALA’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Working Group http://www.ala.org/aboutala/sites/ala.org.aboutala/files/content/EB12.47_EDI-IWG_REPORT_FINAL.pdf
** Please register only for one session, as they are identical **
 

An Evening at the Chicago Architecture Center: A Benefit for Library Programs
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Code: PPO4

Ticket Pricing:

ALA Member $80/$95 - Other Member $80/$95  - NonMember $100/$115

Celebrate architecture and support cultural programming in libraries at this unique event hosted by ALA’s Public Programs Office at the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC). Guests will have exclusive access and spend an evening exploring one of Chicago’s newest and hottest spaces, at the leading organization devoted to celebrating and promoting Chicago as a center of architectural innovation. 

The evening will include self-guided tours of CAC’s galleries, including exhibits on how Chicago became the “city of architecture.” Attendees will explore the stories of five evolving neighborhoods, see Chicago’s residential architecture and discover architects who shaped the city, as well as supersized scale models of famous skyscrapers from Chicago and around the world. Enjoy a cocktail reception and a talk from a very special guest speaker.

Event will be held at the Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Drive. Proceeds from the event will benefit ALA’s Cultural Communities Fund and the Peggy Barber Tribute Grant for Libraries. Since 2003, ALA’s Cultural Communities Fund has supported humanities, civic and STEM programming in libraries of all types.

 

STEAM Equity Workshop I
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Code: PPO5

Ticket Pricing:

ALA Member $100/$130 - Other Member $100/$130  - NonMember $120/$130

Interested in making your library programs more equitable, where all patrons can “see themselves” in your STEM activities? Join the Space Science Institute, SciGirls, and Girls Who Code as we explore the importance of gender equitable programs where girls can develop positive STEM identities. Be part of the change in closing the gender gap by offering empowering programs that strengthen girls’ interest and confidence in STEM. You will learn strategies that use the latest research in engaging girls in science learning, participate in hands-on STEM activities geared for ages 12-18, and discover how to start equitable and culturally responsive coding clubs with Girls Who Code. We are living in an ever-increasing technological world. There is expected to be more than half a million jobs available by 2026 with tech jobs being the most sought-after in the U.S. job market, paying over $100K per year! However, only 19% of students who receive degrees in Computer Science are women, and only 2% of students are women of color. While women make up half of the total U.S. workforce, only 28% of the science and engineering workforce is represented by women. We can’t leave behind the ideas and innovations of half the population, nor can we shut girls out of the economic opportunity presented by STEM careers. Join us as we explore ways to close the gender gap in STEM fields and how to create equitable learning environments that are conducive for all people, regardless of gender identity. You will leave this session with new facilitation strategies, hands-on STEM activities and supporting resources, and the opportunity to launch a coding club in your library.

 

RRT

Rainbow Round Table 50th Anniversary Celebration (RRT)
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 8:00pm -12:00am
Event Code: RRT1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $50 - Other Member $50 – NonMember $50

Join the Rainbow Round Table, the first professional LGBTQIA+ group in the nation, originally known as the Task Force on Gay Liberation, and later as GLBTRT, in celebrating our 50th year! Our 50th Anniversary Gala will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art on June 28, 2020. This is a ticketed event.

 

RUSA

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Ceremony and Reception
Saturday, June 27, 2019 - 8:00pm -10:00pm
Event Code: RUS1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member  $25 - Other Member $25 - NonMember $25

In its ninth year, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction are celebrated at ALA's Annual Conference in Chicago. Hand-picked by our expert selection committee of librarians, independent booksellers and book reviewers that work closely with adult readers, these books have made a lasting impression. Join us for this celebratory event with a keynote speaker, and a chance to mingle with the winning authors during the drinks reception. These awards are cosponsored by Booklist and RUSA and supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. This year's event is sponsored by NoveList.

 

Flip the Deficit Script and be a Strengths-Based Librarian
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm -4:00pm
Event Code: RUS2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $120 - Other Member $140 – NonMember $110 - RUSA Members $100

Everyone is strength-basing! Whether it's library users or staff, learn how to strengths-based approach can transform your reference interview/consultants and formal or informal instruction/training. This approach values the uniqueness of learners' perspectives and build on their prior knowledge and experiences. During this preconference, you will articulate, identify, and create strengths-based activities that improve the learner experience at the reference desk and in the classroom and workplace.

 

Let's Get Down to Business: Using Research Competencies and the ACRL Framework to ReDesign Business Information Literacy Instruction
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:30am -4:00pm
Event Code: RUS3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $189 - Other Member $139 – NonMember $219 - RUSA Members $169

Business information literacy instruction is often complex and highly specialized. In recent years, the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2015) and the Business Research Competencies (2019) have challenged business librarians to re-imagine their instructional activities. In this preconference, a panel of business information literacy experts will discuss using the Framework and Competencies at their institutions, and participants will be guided through a process that transforms existing instructional activities to include concepts outlined in the Framework and Competencies.

 

Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year (RUSA)
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 8:00am -10:00am
Event Code: RUS4

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $25/$30 - Other Member $25/30 – NonMember $25/$30 - RUSA Members $15

What could be better than books and breakfast? Maybe signed books and breakfast? Join your fellow readers and book lovers and listen to some of the year's best authors from RUSA book and media award winner and Best of Lists Authors (TBD) will discuss their works and the craft of writing as well as sign books immediately following the event. Registration is required.

 

SORT

ALA's SORT (Staff Organization Round Table) Walking Tour of Chicago "In the Loop: Architecture, Sculpture, and History of Chicago" Friday, June 26
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:00am -11:00am
Event Code: SOR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $40 - Other Member $40 – NonMember $40

Thank you for choosing the SORT Walking Tour. This is a leisurely walk, about two hours with stops for refreshments, restrooms and benches at points #5 and #15. Please walk as a group obeying all WALK and DON’T WALK signs. Please do not wear your conference badge and do not wear any jewelry of any type, watches or cameras – cover, hide or remove anything that may be enticing – be street smart! If you leave the walk, please tell your tour guide so that we leave no one behind. Tour ends at Chicago Cultural Center. Enjoy your walk! We walk rain or shine; share umbrellas. No refunds. All buildings were built after the infamous 1871 fire. Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St., 1927, Holabird & Roche, opulent elegance including a restored Beaux Arts ceiling in the lobby; Empire Room has 24-karat gold leaf. This is the third Palmer House, the second one on this site. Browse the many shops in the Arcade. Exit L. on Monroe and turn R. to State Street up to… Sullivan Center, 1 S. State St., 1899 Louis Sullivan, 1906 Daniel Burnham, 1960 Holabird, the stunning ornament of the lower two stories is frozen in cast iron flower and leaf design that gives the impression of being in fluid motion. One of the most important structures in early modern architecture, famed for modular construction and design, it is a one-of-a-kind façade. The center of Chicago is exactly here at State and Madison, N S E W. Continue up State and before crossing Washington, look across to… Reliance Bldg., 1 Washington St., 1890 base built, upper stories 1894-95, Burnham and Root, 15 floors of cream colored terra cotta & glass. To 1890’s Chicagoans the glass covered exterior seemed to almost defy gravity. A century later, it is internationally recognized as the direct ancestor of today’s glass-and-steel skyscrapers. The light and airy façade is almost entirely windows- both flat and projecting bays-of the type known as a “Chicago window;” a wide fixed pane with narrow movable sash windows flanking it. A flat cornice tops this 14- story structure. The severely deteriorated exterior was completely restored by the City of Chicago in 1996. In 1999 it became the Hotel Burnham. Designated Chicago Landmark July 11, 1995. Continue up State St. to… Marshall Field Dept. Store Building, 111 N. State St., 1893, Burnham. Now Macy’s at State Street. Iconic clocks along State Street were seen as a beacon and meeting place. Interior has stunning 1907 Tiffany dome viewed from 5th floor, SW corner. Go left on Randolph from State W two blocks to… James R. Thompson Center (State of Illinois Bldg.), 100 W. Randolph, 1983, Hulmet Hahn, atrium, 17 floors, 160’ rotunda. BREAK ON LOWER LEVEL – refreshments and restrooms – 15 minutes. Come back later to the many shops. In the plaza is Dubuffet’s Monument w/Standing Beast, 1984, 29’, depicts the brutality of urban landscape. Walk S. on Clark to… Richard J. Daley’s Civic Cntr. Plaza, Clark and Washington, 1964. Sculpture by Picasso in 1967; head of a woman or dog? This is the symbol of modern Chicago; Cor-Ten is the material of the building and the sculpture which weathers to bronze. Left on Washington to… Miro’s Chicago, 1981; 69 W. Washington St. 39-foot statue, great earth mother; note stained glass windows in Chicago Temple next door – at 558 ft. this is the tallest church spire in the world with a Methodist Church at street level. Continue Washington east and go right to Dearborn to Madison then Monroe… Chagall’s Four Seasons, 1974. NW corner Dearborn and Monroe, mosaic of pastel colored glass 70 ft. long, 10 ft. wide and 14 ft. high, 250 colors. Continue down Dearborn to Adams to… Marquette Bldg., 140 S. Dearborn, 1895 Holabird & Roche, 17 story with open and well- lit interior layout, built around a central light court. Named for Jacques Marquette, a French missionary and explorer, who was in the area that is now Chicago, 1674-75. Lobby is decorated with glass mosaic panels made by Tiffany’s including bronze heads of native Americans, animals and early explorers. Right on Adams to corner at LaSalle *street name not on map, sorry* to… Rookery, 209 S. LaSalle, 1886, Burnham, employs both masonry wall-bearing and skeletal frame construction; Frank Lloyd Wright remodeled the large skylit lobby in 1905 introducing elements of his Prairie School design; the site was once a temporary City Hall and water tank that was built on the site after the Fire of 1871. A favorite roost of pigeons, these structures were referred to as the “the rookery”. Designated a Chicago Landmark July 5, 1972. Go L. on LaSalle, L. to Jackson to R. Dearborn and Van Buren to… Monadnock Bldg., 54 W. Jackson, 1891, Burnham & Root, Holabird & Roche, 16 stories. The two halves of this building provide a unique perspective for examining the history and development of modern structure, the last skyscraper to employ this method of construction – note the six foot thick walls at the base; the south addition, is an early example of steel – frame construction, its underlying structure and the beginning of another. Designated a Chicago Landmark Nov. 14, 1973. Continue down Dearborn to… Fisher Bldg., 343 S. Dearborn, 1896 Burnham, yellow terra-cotta, gothic ornaments, aquatic figures, older part leans into 1907 addition, luxury apts. 2000. Continue down Dearborn to… Old Colony Bldg., 407 S. Dearborn, 1894, Holabird, 17 story, corner bays flank central tower, but bldg., only one bay wide, portal arches first in American construction. Down Dearborn to… Manhattan Bldg. 431 S. Dearborn, 1891, Wm. LeBaron Jenny, eclectic use of materials with a dynamic rhythm, first 16 story bldg., in America, in 1982 renovated into apts. Back up Dearborn to R. on Van Buren, cross Plymouth to State St. to… Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., 1991, Thomas Beeby, $144 million cost, world’s largest municipal library, includes work by 55 artists, thick walls and arches homage to Chicago’s First School of Architecture, whimsical ornamentation includes owls on the roof, cherubs. RESTROOM STOP. Continue 2 blocks E. on Ida B. Wells Dr. to Michigan Ave. to… Auditorium Bldg., 430 S. Michigan, 1889, Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan created this building to reflect the cultural maturity of Chicago includes hotel, office space and a 4,300 seat splendid theatre with four broad elliptical arches decorated with plaster reliefs covered with gold leaf; sight lines and acoustics still are the envy of many modern halls-home of Broadway touring shows. Designated a Chicago Landmark Sept. 15, 1976. Left up Michigan Ave. to… Santa Fe Bldg., 224 S. Michigan Ave., 1904, Daniel Burnham- Included his office. Originally Railway Exchange Bldg. White glazed terra-cotta is molded in classical details, restored 1985 with skylit lobby and grand staircase, stenciled Pompeiian decorated skylight rafters and marble floor with five-color border part of original design but added in 1985. Up Michigan Ave to… Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan, 1897, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge of Boston, Renaissance Style; see the impressionist Collection of paintings. Up Michigan Ave. to Washington St. and L. to… Chicago Cultural Center. 78 E. Washington & N. Michigan, 1897, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge of Boston, built as the city’s first public library in the Classical Revival-style. Interior spaces have classical Greek and Italian Renaissance themes; main entrance has grand staircase of white Carrara marble inlaid with marble and glass mosaics, two spectacular illuminated Tiffany stained-glass domes-go see. Designated a Chicago Landmark Nov. 15, 1976. This is the end of the tour. Thanks for walking on the SORT tour. Please consider joining our organization.

 

ALA's SORT (Staff Organization Round Table) Walking Tour of Chicago "In the Loop: Architecture, Sculpture, and History of Chicago" Monday, June 29
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 8:00am -11:00am
Event Code: SOR2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $40 - Other Member $40 – NonMember $40

1. Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St., 1927, Holabird & Roche, opulent elegance including a restored Beaux Arts ceiling in the lobby; Empire Room has 24-karat gold leaf. This is the third Palmer House, the second one on this site. Browse the many shops in the Arcade. Exit L. on Monroe and turn R. to State Street up to… 2. Sullivan Center, 1 S. State St., 1899 Louis Sullivan, 1906 Daniel Burnham, 1960 Holabird, the stunning ornament of the lower two stories is frozen in cast iron flower and leaf design that gives the impression of being in fluid motion. One of the most important structures in early modern architecture, famed for modular construction and design, it is a one-of-a-kind façade. The center of Chicago is exactly here at State and Madison, N S E W. Continue up State and before crossing Washington, look across to… 3. Reliance Bldg., 1 Washington St., 1890 base built, upper stories 1894-95, Burnham and Root, 15 floors of cream colored terra cotta & glass. To 1890’s Chicagoans the glass covered exterior seemed to almost defy gravity. A century later, it is internationally recognized as the direct ancestor of today’s glass-and-steel skyscrapers. The light and airy façade is almost entirely windows- both flat and projecting bays-of the type known as a “Chicago window;” a wide fixed pane with narrow movable sash windows flanking it. A flat cornice tops this 14- story structure. The severely deteriorated exterior was completely restored by the City of Chicago in 1996. In 1999 it became the Hotel Burnham. Designated Chicago Landmark July 11, 1995. Continue up State St. to… 4. Marshall Field Dept. Store Building, 111 N. State St., 1893, Burnham. Now Macy’s at State Street. Iconic clocks along State Street were seen as a beacon and meeting place. Interior has stunning 1907 Tiffany dome viewed from 5th floor, SW corner. Go left on Randolph from State W two blocks to… 5. James R. Thompson Center (State of Illinois Bldg.), 100 W. Randolph, 1983, Hulmet Hahn, atrium, 17 floors, 160’ rotunda. BREAK ON LOWER LEVEL – refreshments and restrooms – 15 minutes. Come back later to the many shops. In the plaza is Dubuffet’s Monument w/Standing Beast, 1984, 29’, depicts the brutality of urban landscape. Walk S. on Clark to… 6. Richard J. Daley’s Civic Cntr. Plaza, Clark and Washington, 1964. Sculpture by Picasso in 1967; head of a woman or dog? This is the symbol of modern Chicago; Cor-Ten is the material of the building and the sculpture which weathers to bronze. Left on Washington to… 7. Miro’s Chicago, 1981; 69 W. Washington St. 39-foot statue, great earth mother; note stained glass windows in Chicago Temple next door – at 558 ft. this is the tallest church spire in the world with a Methodist Church at street level. Continue Washington east and go right to Dearborn to Madison then Monroe… 8. Chagall’s Four Seasons, 1974. NW corner Dearborn and Monroe, mosaic of pastel colored glass 70 ft. long, 10 ft. wide and 14 ft. high, 250 colors. Continue down Dearborn to Adams to… 9. Marquette Bldg., 140 S. Dearborn, 1895 Holabird & Roche, 17 story with open and well- lit interior layout, built around a central light court. Named for Jacques Marquette, a French missionary and explorer, who was in the area that is now Chicago, 1674-75. Lobby is decorated with glass mosaic panels made by Tiffany’s including bronze heads of native Americans, animals and early explorers. Right on Adams to corner at LaSalle *street name not on map, sorry* to… 10. Rookery, 209 S. LaSalle, 1886, Burnham, employs both masonry wall-bearing and skeletal frame construction; Frank Lloyd Wright remodeled the large skylit lobby in 1905 introducing elements of his Prairie School design; the site was once a temporary City Hall and water tank that was built on the site after the Fire of 1871. A favorite roost of pigeons, these structures were referred to as the “the rookery”. Designated a Chicago Landmark July 5, 1972. Go L. on LaSalle, L. to Jackson to R. Dearborn and Van Buren to… 11. Monadnock Bldg., 54 W. Jackson, 1891, Burnham & Root, Holabird & Roche, 16 stories. The two halves of this building provide a unique perspective for examining the history and development of modern structure, the last skyscraper to employ this method of construction – note the six foot thick walls at the base; the south addition, is an early example of steel – frame construction, its underlying structure and the beginning of another. Designated a Chicago Landmark Nov. 14, 1973. Continue down Dearborn to… 12. Fisher Bldg., 343 S. Dearborn, 1896 Burnham, yellow terra-cotta, gothic ornaments, aquatic figures, older part leans into 1907 addition, luxury apts. 2000. Continue down Dearborn to… 13. Old Colony Bldg., 407 S. Dearborn, 1894, Holabird, 17 story, corner bays flank central tower, but bldg., only one bay wide, portal arches first in American construction. Down Dearborn to… 14. Manhattan Bldg. 431 S. Dearborn, 1891, Wm. LeBaron Jenny, eclectic use of materials with a dynamic rhythm, first 16 story bldg., in America, in 1982 renovated into apts. Back up Dearborn to R. on Van Buren, cross Plymouth to State St. to… 15. Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., 1991, Thomas Beeby, $144 million cost, world’s largest municipal library, includes work by 55 artists, thick walls and arches homage to Chicago’s First School of Architecture, whimsical ornamentation includes owls on the roof, cherubs. RESTROOM STOP. Continue 2 blocks E. on Ida B. Wells Dr. to Michigan Ave. to… 16. Auditorium Bldg., 430 S. Michigan, 1889, Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan created this building to reflect the cultural maturity of Chicago includes hotel, office space and a 4,300 seat splendid theatre with four broad elliptical arches decorated with plaster reliefs covered with gold leaf; sight lines and acoustics still are the envy of many modern halls-home of Broadway touring shows. Designated a Chicago Landmark Sept. 15, 1976. Left up Michigan Ave. to… 17. Santa Fe Bldg., 224 S. Michigan Ave., 1904, Daniel Burnham- Included his office. Originally Railway Exchange Bldg. White glazed terra-cotta is molded in classical details, restored 1985 with skylit lobby and grand staircase, stenciled Pompeiian decorated skylight rafters and marble floor with five-color border part of original design but added in 1985. Up Michigan Ave to… 18. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan, 1897, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge of Boston, Renaissance Style; see the impressionist Collection of paintings. Up Michigan Ave. to Washington St. and L. to… 19. Chicago Cultural Center. 78 E. Washington & N. Michigan, 1897, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge of Boston, built as the city’s first public library in the Classical Revival-style. Interior spaces have classical Greek and Italian Renaissance themes; main entrance has grand staircase of white Carrara marble inlaid with marble and glass mosaics, two spectacular illuminated Tiffany stained-glass domes-go see. Designated a Chicago Landmark Nov. 15, 1976. This is the end of the tour. Thanks for walking on the SORT tour. Please consider joining our organization.

 

UNITED FOR LIBRARIES

All Ages Welcome: Recruiting and Retaining Younger Generations for Library Boards, Friends Groups, and Foundations
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:00pm -2:30pm
Event Code: UNI1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $50/$55 - Other Member $50/$55 – NonMember $50/$55 - United for Libraries Member - Free

Learn how to recruit younger members to your library Boards, including Trustees, Friends, and Foundations Boards, in this interactive workshop. You will find out strategies for recruitment and retention, how to define and manage diversity for your group, and best practices for onboarding. Each attendee will receive a copy of "All Ages Welcome: Recruiting and Retaining Younger Generations for Library Boards, Friends Groups, and Foundations" (ALA Editions, 2020).

 

Developing Persuasive and Memorable Messaging Using The E's of Libraries: Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Empowerment, and Engagement
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 10:00am – 11:30am 
Event Code: UNI2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $50/$55 - Other Member $50/$55 - NonMember $50/$55

Many people perceive libraries as “nice to have” or “obsolete," when they are not only essential, but essential in numerous ways. In this interactive workshop, you'll learn how to use The E’s of Libraries® — Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Empowerment, and Engagement — to demonstrate why your library is essential in an organized, persuasive, and memorable way. You'll find out how to communicate what makes your library vital to the community and use language designed to win over politicians and funders. Learn how to create messages for a variety of situations and formats, including elevator speeches, outreach efforts, and fundraising appeals.

 

Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 2:00pm – 4:00pm 
Event Code: UNI3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $60/$65 - Other Member $60/$65 - NonMember $60/$65 - United for Libraries Member $55/$65

Bestselling authors will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert, will moderate. A book signing will follow, with complimentary books/advance copies for all attendees.

 

The Laugh's On Us sponsored by Ingram Content Group
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 5:30pm – 7:30pm 
Event Code: UNI4

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $60/$65 - Other Member $60/$65 - NonMember $60/$65 - United for Libraries Member $55/$65

Laugh out loud at this wine-and-cheese event, featuring headliner and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone, along with several humor writers/comedians. A book signing will follow, with free books/advance copies for all attendees.

 

YALSA

Booklist and YALSA Present: The 2020 Michael L. Printz Awards
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Event Code: YAL1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $39/$45 - Other Member $39/$45 – NonMember $39/$45

Come listen to the 2020 Michael L. Printz award-winning author and honor book authors speak about their writing, followed by a reception. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist magazine.

 

YA Author Coffee Klatch
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 10:30am – 12:00pm 
Event Code: YAL2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member $25/$30 - Other Member $25/$30 – NonMember $25/$30

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA's six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every  4 to 5 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk abut their upcoming projects!  Each attendee will meet 10-15 of the participating authors. Check back as we update the list of participating authors.


To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial registration, or add them later.  Early registration closes Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 12:00, Noon (Central).