All Sessions

0 sessions
Narrow by:
Format: 2014-09-14T21
Format: 2014-09-14T21
Time Title Type Location

Saturday, January 21 - 8:00am

8:30am - 9:30am
ALA Master Series: A Library occupies Occupy Wall Street Forum/Update, Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
Theater
Description :

Learn first-hand from the librarians on the front lines of Occupy Wall Street. Betsy Fagin, Mandy Henk, Zachary Loeb, Daniel Norton, and Jaime Taylor share their experiences participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement and building the People's Library.

Betsy Fagin was an ALA Spectrum Scholar in 2004 at the University of Maryland where she received her MLS degree. She has also received degrees in Creative Writing and Literature from CUNY - Brooklyn College and Vassar College.

Mandy Henk has been a librarian since 2003. She has experience working reference and doing instruction, but her main focus has been Access Services. Mandy's research interests include sustainable librarianship and the political economy of academic publications.

Zachary Loeb earned an MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2011. His areas of interest include archives, library technology, young adult services and the democratization of the public record.

Daniel Norton: Student, advocate and pre-professional librarian, Daniel serves as a liaison for educational outreach with the People's Library of Occupy Wall St. As an activist employed in NYC, he engages with the practice of librarianship through a fresh lens and a desire to impact the profession with forward-thinking ideas.

Jaime Taylor earned her BA from Smith College in 2006 and her MLS from Simmons College in 2009. She is the art librarian and archivist at Poster Auctions International in New York City, and one of the People's Librarians at Occupy Wall Street.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
All Task Forces Meeting (SRRT) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
D221
Description :

All Social Responsibilities Task Forces meet separately but in the same room. Any SRRT member interested in participating in a task force should attend, and will be welcomed.

8:30am - 10:00am
Feminist Task Force Meeting I (SRRT FTF) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
D221 Table 1
Description :

Meeting to plan and coordinate activities of the Feminist Task Force. All interested encouraged to attend.

Saturday, January 21 - 10:00am

10:15am - 12:30pm
Action Council Meeting I (SRRT) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
D175
Description :

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will begin at 10:15.

Social Responsibilities Round Table meeting. All members of SRRT interested in governance of the Round Table are encouraged to attend.

Saturday, January 21 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee Meeting I (ALA) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A134
Description :

The charge of the Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee is: To serve as an advisory committee to the ALA Public Programs Office. To promote excellence in cultural programming; to assist library staff to become more effective providers of cultural programming; to identify and disseminate resources for cultural programming; and to promote the Cultural Communities Fund.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Public Programs Office (PPO)
1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Edge Initiative: Where People Connect, Communities Achieve Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update Dallas Convention Center
A130/131
Description :

A forum and group discussion on the Edge Initiative, a national effort to introduce benchmarks for high quality public access technology in libraries.

Sponsors :
ALA
Affiliate Organization
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 21 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Progressive Librarians Guild Meeting Committee meeting, Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D170

Sunday, January 22 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee Meeting II (ALA) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A134
Description :

The mission of the Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee is: To serve as an advisory committee to the ALA Public Programs Office. To promote excellence in cultural programming; to assist library staff to become more effective providers of cultural programming; to identify and disseminate resources for cultural programming; and to promote the Cultural Communities Fund.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Public Programs Office (PPO)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Center for Civic Life Advisory Committee Meeting / Fostering Civic Engagement (ALA) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
D169
Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 22 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
ALA Masters Series: World Book Night Forum/Update, Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
A2
Description :

World Book Night is a one million free book giveaway to underserved readers across America on April 23, 2012. Librarians, as well as booksellers, will be asked to be volunteer book givers, AND libraries and bookstores will be the drop points for the books. Come hear how you can be a part of this important campaign. Read more now at http://www.worldbooknight.com .

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 22 - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm
ALA President's Program - Rich Harwood Presidents program, Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
Theater
Description :

Called "one of the great thinkers in American public life," Richard C. Harwood has – over the past twenty years – become a leading national authority on improving America’s communities, raising standards of political conduct and re-engaging citizens on today’s most complex and controversial public issues. He is the president and founder of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation – a catalytic nonprofit dedicated to helping people imagine and act for the public good.
Rich’s unique voice stirs up a desire to make a difference using the turn outward approach – a guide to making public life more hope-filled. He has inspired thousands of people to step forward and take action rooted in their community and stay true to themselves with easy steps designed to get even the most cynical moving. Rich whole-heartedly believes that you can stay true to yourself and have impact.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 22 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Feminist Task Force Meeting II (SRRT FTF) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A101
Description :

Discussion meeting of FTF activities. Open to all SRRT FTF members. The meeting will be followed by dinner offsite.

Monday, January 23 - 6:00am

6:30am - 7:30am
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration (SRRT / BCALA / ALA) Affiliate event, Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
A2
Description :

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration features words and music commemorating Dr. King's legacy and recognizes the connection between his life's work and the library world. Sponsored by SRRT, BCALA, ALA OLOS, and World Book, Inc.

Sponsors :
ALA
Affiliate Organization
American Library Association (ALA)
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)