ASCLA Board & Committee Meetings at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

Barring executive sessions, all of the following meetings are open and any individual registered for the 2015 Annual Conference may sit in on the meeting.

Board of Directors
All conference registrants are invited to attend the board meetings as our honored guests. The agenda and documents are completed prior to the conference. Anyone interested in viewing the agenda for the meeting, as well as the documents that accompany the agenda items, may view or download them from ALA Connect group for ASCLA board. If you or your constituency develops an action item or document for board consideration, please give it to the ASCLA staff by noon the day preceding the board meeting.

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Board I – Saturday, June 27, Time: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental 6
Board II – Monday, June 29, Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Location: Moscone Convention Center, 200 – 212 South


All Committee
ASCLA committees may meet during this time to conduct business to review, recommend and plan goals, objectives, and priorities for the division as they relate to ASCLA. Add to my schedule

The following Committees and Interest Groups will be meeting at the scheduled All Committee scheduled day/time/location: Please check with your Interest Group Leader or Committee Chair if you do not see yours’ listed below.

Committees:

  • ASCLA Awards Committee
  • Membership Promotion Committee
  • Web Presence Committee

Interest Groups:

  • Future of Library Interest Group
  • Library Services and Technoloy Act Coordinator’s Interest Group.
  • Library Services for People With Visual or Physical Disabilities
  • Youth Services Consultants Interest Group

Date: Sunday, June 28, Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Location: Moscone Convention Center, 200 – 212 South 

Exclusive ASCLA Programs at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

Gaming for All:  Level the Playing Field for People with Disabilities
As gaming becomes a common item on the menu of library programs, we need to look at how to include all of our patrons and how to reach emerging audiences such as people with disabilities, aging baby boomers, veterans, and many others can enjoy getting their game on with a few tweaks and some planning if we are willing to try it.At the end of the program, attendees will be able to identify the barriers facing potential gamers, as well as identify proven strategies for marketing barrier free gaming.
Brought to you by the ASCLA Universal Access Interest Group, ASCLA Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias Interest Group, ASCLA Bridging Deaf Cultures @ your library Interest Group, ASCLA Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group.

Speakers:
  • Judy Kamilhor, Coordinator Older Adult Services, Brooklyn Public Library,
  • Mark Barlet, Executive Director/Founder, AbleGamers Foundation
  • John Huth, Teen Librarian, Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Brooklyn Public Library
  • Rachel Meit, Regional Librarian-DC Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped,
  • Manger – Adaptive Services Department, DC Public Library
Moderator:    Carrie Banks, Supervising Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library
Date: Saturday, June 27, Time: 8:30 – 10:00 AM. Location: ​Moscone Convention Center, 2010 West, Add to my schedule.

Tour of the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center
Join us for a library tour of the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center (JJC), led by public librarians who work at the facility. SF JJC houses incarcerated young men and women from 12-18 years of age and includes a San Francisco Public Library program. Learn about juvenile justice in the Bay Area and tour our extensive, hand-picked collection. Brought to you by the Library Services to Youth in Custody interest group (LSYC).

Cost: Free

Date: Saturday, June 27, Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM. Location: 375 Woodside Ave.
Tour meet CHANGE TO: meets at the main entrance, marked JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER, (not the Superior Court entrance) at 9 am. The tour will end at the same location at 10:30am.

Transit Directions: Take BART to Glen Park station, then take MUNI route 44 or 52 outbound CHANGE TO: inbound and get off at the intersection of Woodside and Portola. Upon boarding, ask the driver to announce the Juvenile Justice Center stop.

Parking: Limited free parking is available on the surrounding streets.

*Each individual must complete a registration form in advance and must bring photo ID to be admitted to the facility*

Tour Registration Here.

Please note: No purses, keys, phones, cameras, or bags are allowed in the facility. Very limited locker storage space may be available. All participants must pass through a metal detector. All participants must carry a photo ID on them.


Next Chapter Book Club, (NCBC): A Community-based Model for Engaging People with Disabilities
This presentation is timely in that it is responsive to numerous inquiries received by NCBC from libraries seeking an alternative approach to engaging people with developmental disabilities. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the importance of literacy/lifelong learning, socialization, and community participation for people with developmental disabilities and can begin to take necessary steps in establishing an NCBC program in their community.

Speakers:
  • Thomas Fish, Ph.D., Director of Social Work and Family Support Services, (Founder/Director, Next Chapter Book Club), The Ohio State University Nisonger Center
  • Linda Holtslander, Division Manager – Programming, Loudoun County Public Library
  • Jillian Ober, Program Manager, The Ohio State University Nisonger Center
  • Deborah Motley, Independent Consultant
  • Mary Pellicano, Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools
  • Pam Brooks, Head Librarian Adult and Teen Services, Scotch Plains Public Library
Date: Saturday, June 27, Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Location: Moscone Convention Center, 2000 West, Add to my schedule


What is a Consultant, Really?

Gain a better understanding of what library consulting is and the many types. The field of Library Consultant is a growing field in the library profession and a viable career choice not just for retirees anymore.  Contract consulting is more popular in this time of tightening budgets allowing libraries to hire project specific library professionals for short or long term projects such as:

  • building or remodeling their buildings or
  • completing cataloging projects or
  • creating software specific to that library or
  • creating unique webinars at less cost than expensive “canned” programs and many more.

State libraries and consortia are hiring consultants as permanent staff, offering their services to libraries on a case by case basis.  The unique and often complicated definition of consultant is a moving target and this panel discussion will help solidify what this often misunderstood sector of the library profession really is. Ideal for anyone currently consulting or interested in becoming a consultant. Brought to you by the Library Consultants Interest Group, (LCIG).

Date: Saturday, June 27, Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Location: Moscone Convention Center 131 North, Add to my schedule


Introduction to Conference & Event Planning for Librarians
Attendees will be learn to how to identify basic evaluation characteristics of a potential conference site;  create a checklist of planning activities to ensure a successful event;  be able to implement a competitive application process; and  know common negotiation issues involved with conference centers, hotels, and other related vendors. Ideal for those who have responsibilities in planning an event from start to finish; identifying site locations to holding of final event. Brought to you by the State Library Agencies – Library Development Interest Group, (LDIG).

Speaker: Jeff Slagell, Dean of Libraries at Delta State University

Date: Saturday, June 27, Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Location: Moscone Convention Center132 North,  Add to my Schedule


AIDS in the End Zone: Working with Incarcerated Youth to Create a Graphic Novel on HIV/AIDS Prevention
An easily replicable program for librarians working with incarcerated youth and adults. The program being presented was based on working with incarcerated youth to create an HIV/AIDS prevention tool. Attendees will learn how they can work with teens and adults to create graphic novels on any topic in their libraries and / or classrooms. At the end of the program, interested attendees will learn how incarcerated youth in their facilities can participate in a future phase of the AIDS in the End Zone project.

Speakers:
  • Karen Gavigan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina
  • Kendra Albright, Associate Professor,School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina
Date: Saturday, June 27 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM. Location: Moscone Convention Center, 122 North, Add to my schedule.

Transforming the Sense of Wonder: The Library as a Community Science Center
Gain an understanding for the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and collaboration of State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAA) and partner organizations. At the end of this program attendees will understand how to collaborate with outside non-profits for STEM programming. Brought to you by the State Library Agencies – Library Development Interest Group, (LDIG).

Speaker: Cynthia Randall

Date: Sunday, June 28, Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Location: Moscone Convention Center,  2022 West,  Add to my Schedule


Everything You Wanted to Know about Library Consulting, but were Afraid to Ask
Have you always wanted to share your mad library skills as a consultant, but didn’t know quite how to start?  Please join members of ASCLA’s Library Consultant Interest Group (LCIG) for this informal meet and greet to network and explore. Brought to you by the Library Consultant’s Interest Group, (LCIG).

Speaker: Carson Block

Date: Sunday, June 28, Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Location: Moscone Convention Center, 3000 West, Add to my Schedule.

Network, Socialize and Celebrate at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference!

Awards Ceremony & Reception
Hang out with your ASCLA colleagues and celebrate this year’s award winners at the ASCLA/COSLA awards and networking reception. All conference attendees and guests are invited to this event! Co-sponsored by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA). Add to my schedule.

Date: Saturday, June 27, Time: 5:45 – 7:15 PM, Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Imperial A

ASCLA 101 at the ALA 2015 Annual Conference – Learn more about ASCLA and get involved!

ASCLA 101: Network, Get Oriented, Get Involved! 
ASCLA: a small but mighty division! With more than 800 members national and worldwide, ASCLA is home to library consultants, and those that work in state, public, government, prison, and special libraries and cooperatives. Come meet some of our members and hear what they have to say about ASCLA and our diverse Interest Groups and volunteer opportunities.Add to my schedule.

Speaker: Lily Sacharow

Date: Saturday, June 27, Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Location: Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Yerba Buena Salon 13 – 15

Three Outstanding ASCLA Preconferences at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) In Your Library
The training staff of the Pacific ADA Center have tailored this preconference training program for the specialized needs libraries face with ADA questions and issues. Preconference session topics will include:

  •  An overview of the ADA – who and what does it cover?
  •  Excellent customer service skills and appropriate terminology to use with library patrons with disabilities
  •  Effective communication with patrons who have vision and hearing disabilities
  •  Accessible technology and how libraries can use it
  •  Hiring and accommodation of library staff with disabilities
  •  The basics about service animals
  •  The ADA quiz – how much do you know?

This preconference is ideal for library staff assigned as ADA coordinator for their library, or anyone else with an interest in the ADA. Co-Sponsored by Universal Access and Library Services for People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Groups. Register here.

Speakers:
  • Erica C. Jones, Executive Director, Pacific ADA Center
  • Lewis Kraus, Deputy Director, Pacific ADA Center
  • Jan Garrett, Program Manager, Pacific ADA Center
  • Judith Stark, Accessible Information Technology Specialist, Pacific ADA Center
Facilitator:   Christopher Corrigan
Date: Friday, June 26 2015, Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 2012 West
Cost: Members $275, Non Members $299, If you are a member of ASCLA, use special code ASCLA2015 to receive the price of $225.

Looking to the Future: Strategic Foresight and Scenario Planning
Go beyond trend spotting and learn how professional futurists leverage strategic foresight tools and approaches to look and see the big picture of where we are headed. Join our presenters, two consultants trained in Foresight by the University of Houston, as they lead hands-on activities where you will learn tools and techniques you can leverage for creating future scenarios at your own organization. This preconference will have maximum value for those interested in strategic planning, scenario planning, trend-spotting, futurism and anticipating significant changes that lie ahead. Co-Sponsored by the American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries and the Future of Libraries Interest Group.  Register here.

Speakers:

  • Jamie Hollier, MLS., Consultant
  • Jen Chang, MLS., JD., Consultant.

Date: Friday, June 26 2015, Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 228 – 230 South

Cost: Members $229, Non Members $255, If you are a member of ASCLA use, special code ASCLA2015 to receive the price of $179, $219.


The A to Z of RFPs: Writing, Responding, Evaluating, and Awarding Requests for Proposals
Managing a courier service requires a thorough understanding of the request for proposals (RFPs) process, from writing them through awarding them. Take advantage of the in-depth knowledge and experience this group of managers and directors have garnered through creating, responding to, evaluating, and awarding RFPs, as well as assessing performance once the RFP has been awarded. Brought to you by the Physical Delivery Interest Group. Register here.

Speakers:
  • Jim Minges, Principal – Minges and Associates
  • Greg Pronevitz, Executive Director – Massachusetts Library System
  • Mark Sullivan, Executive Director – IDS Project – SUNY Geneseo
  • Jane Plass, Associate Executive Director – Reaching Across Illinois Library System, (RAILS)
  • Kathleen Drozd, Assistant Director – MINITEX, University of Minnesota
  • Kristine Ferry, Head Access Services University California, Irvine Libraries
  • Sarah Troy, Head Access Services University California, Santa Cruz
Moderator:  Jim Pletz, Director, The Library Network
Date: Friday, June 26 2015, Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 232 – 234 SouthCost: Members $275, Non Members $299, If you are a member of ASCLA, use special code ASCLA2015 to receive the price of $225.

ASCLA President’s Program at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

Charlene Li

How Social Technology Can Transform Leadership
Join ASCLA for a thoughtful discussion about social media and technologies with keynote speaker Charlene Li, expert on leadership, strategy, social technologies, interactive media and marketing. Ms. Li is the founder of Altimeter Group and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership and the coauthor of the critically acclaimed, bestselling book Groundswell. Learn more at http://www.charleneli.com/.

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Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015, Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 3014 – 3015 West

 

ASCLA 2015 Election Results!

VICE-PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT-ELECT

– Golrick, Michael

Head of Reference/Library Consultant, State Library of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE (TWO YEAR TERM)

– McKenney, Janet Elizabeth

Director, Library Development, Maine State Library, Augusta, Maine

– Pannebaker, Susan

Youth Services Advisor, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

DESIGNATED DIRECTOR, LIBRARY CONSULTANTS/INDEPENDENT LIBRARIANS

– Hollier, Jamie K.

Co-CEO, Anneal, Inc., Denver, Colorado

DESIGNATED DIRECTOR, SPECIAL POPULATIONS CONSTITUENCY

– Banks, Carrie Scott

Supervising Librarian, The Child’s Place for Children and Teens with Special Needs, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, New York

DESIGNATED DIRECTOR, STATE LIBRARY AGENCIES

– Knapp, Wendy

Associate Director of Statewide Services, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN

DIVISION COUNCILOR

– Corrigan, Christopher

Digital Reference Librarian, Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Washington DC.

 

Act Right Now! Register for “The ADA In Your Library” Preconference

Dear Members,

Do you ever have questions or concerns about ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) issues in your library, such as:

  • What are some best practices for approaching and handling service animals in your library?
  • Who and what does the ADA cover?
  • What is the appropriate terminology to use with library users with disabilities?
  • What’s the best way to communicate with library users who are blind or have hearing disabilities?

All these questions and more will be answered at ASCLA’s preconference: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) In Your Library. Experts from the training staff of the Pacific ADA Center have tailored this preconference training program for the specialized needs that all libraries face. Staff at any level working in academic, public, and special libraries will all benefit from attending this preconference. Don’t hesitate to sign up now: Register here.

Date: Friday, June 26 2015, Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 2012 West

Cost: Members $275, Non Members $299, If you are a member of ASCLA, use special code ASCLA2015 to receive the price of $225.

For more information, go here.

I hope to see you at the Preconference!

Susan Hornung

Executive Director, ASCLA/RUSA

 

 

2015 ALA Annual Conference Meeting and Program Room Locations are Available!

Please see the room locations for meetings and programs at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference. You can access them here.

Please note that the below meeting locations were not listed:

  • ASCLA consortial e-book interest group meeting – Friday, June 26 from 2:30-4:00 pm, Location to be announced.
  • Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities Interest Group meeting will meet during the All Committee
    at the Westin St. Francis – Elizabethan B.

Stay tuned and check back with us for more updates.

Calling All Futurists and Scenario Planners!

At the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, ASCLA will be sponsoring a valuable preconference for all librarians!

Who hasn’t experienced the need for a window into the future to help inform in areas such as resource development and fund raising activities, community engagement, strategic planning and advocacy efforts? This preconference, sponsored by ASCLA Future of Libraries Interest Group and ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries, will help all creative thinkers. Experts trained in the nationally recognized Foresight program at the University of Houston, will go through the steps for activities that you can do to develop scenarios for your organization. You’ll also learn some of the techniques of trend-spotting. Please register for this timely and essential preconference here; for all ASCLA preconferences go here). More about this preconference:

Looking to the Future: Strategic Foresight and Scenario Planning Go beyond trend spotting and learn how professional futurists leverage strategic foresight tools and approaches to look and see the big picture of where we are headed. Join our presenters, two consultants trained in Foresight by the University of Houston, as they lead hands-on activities where you will learn tools and techniques you can leverage for creating future scenarios at your own organization. This preconference will have maximum value for those interested in strategic planning, scenario planning, trend-spotting, futurism and anticipating significant changes that lie ahead. Co-Sponsored by the American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries and the Future of Libraries Interest Group.  Register here.

Speakers:

  • Jamie Hollier, MLS., Consultant
  • Jen Chang, MLS., JD., Consultant.

Date: Friday, June 26 2015, Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Location: TBD