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Friday, January 24 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 9:30pm
Executive Committee Meeting I (REFORMA) Sheraton
Salon 4
Description :

All REFORMA members are welcome. Executive Committee members' names can be found at http://reforma.org/content.asp?pl=2&sl=10&contentid=10

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Saturday, January 25 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee Meeting I (PCPAC) Committee meeting Marriott
Room 404
Description :

Meeting of the advisory committee to the ALA Public Programs Office, charged with: promoting excellence in cultural programming; assisting library staff to become more effective providers of cultural programming; identifying and disseminating resources for cultural programming; and promoting the Cultural Communities Fund.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Talk About Innovation! TEDx @Your Library Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
202 B
Description :

On Saturday from 10:30 – 11:30, ALA President Barbara Stripling will moderate a panel discussion featuring the innovative and engaging use of TEDx in the library. Panelists include:

Chrystie Hill – librarian, writer, community-builder, Director, Webjunction Community Services through OCLC
Teri Skillman – Outreach Coordinator, University of Hawaii Manoa, Hamilton Library
Meg Omainsky – Librarian, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, California

All three have had great success with conducting TEDx events with their libraries. Panelists will share their stories and strategies for using TEDx to energize and empower community conversations.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
The Edge Initiative: Ready. Set. Launch. Affiliate Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
120 B
Description :

Ready…set…the Edge Initiative launched this month, and libraries across the country are using this management and leadership tool to help them assess and improve their current public technology services. During this interactive session, you will learn how Edge will help you outline actionable steps to make improvements and connect more closely with your community’s priorities. Session attendees will take a closer look at the Edge benchmarks and get tips on preparing to participate in this nationally recognized initiative.

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization

Saturday, January 25 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
“Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Aspirations” Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
113 ABC
Description :

Leverage your trusted position in the community to engage people on issues that matter. Try out a practical Harwood Institute tool and learn about a powerful approach for convening diverse groups and leading change. In this interactive session, participants will try out the Aspirations tool and learn how they can use the tool as a starting point for library action. At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
• Create a simple story of the community’s shared aspirations and the conditions that will need to change in the community for those aspirations to be achieved;
• Access relevant tools and related resources to plan community conversations; and
• Get connected to a network of other librarians, trustees and friends engaged in community conversations.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Public Libraries as Providers of Digitally Inclusive Services and Resources Advisory Committee Meeting Committee meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
112 B
Description :

Advisory Committee Meeting for the Public Libraries as Providers of Digitally Inclusive Services and Resources.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Discussion Forum: Building a Legislative Action Initiative for RUSA! Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
104 A
Description :

Join us to learn from representatives from ACRL, PLA, and the Maryland Library Association on how each has developed and carried out their legislative advocacy agendas. Then share your ideas on how RUSA can best identify and act upon legislative issues!

Sunday, January 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
ALA Center for Civic Life Advisory Committee Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
107 A
Description :

Meeting of the ALA Center for Civic Life Advisory Committee

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Libraries Transforming Communities: An Initiative Update News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 C
Description :

This ground-breaking initiative was announced at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting and over 300 library leaders have participated in training and utilized community engagement tools to support their efforts. Please join ALA Immediate Past President Maureen Sullivan and Harwood Institute President Richard Harwood as they share the latest examples of impact from librarians trained during phase one who are successfully applying the Harwood practice in libraries and within the ALA community. They will also provide details and answer questions about exciting new opportunities for librarians to increase the effectiveness of their library-led community engagement and innovation.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
CALM Committee Meeting Committee meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
111 A
Description :

Business meeting of CALM - The ALA/SAA/AAM Combined Committee on Archives Libraries and Museums

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Libraries Fostering Civic Engagement Member Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
107 A
Description :

Meeting of the Libraries Fostering Civic Engagement Member Interest Group

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm
ALA President's Program with Andrew Slack Presidents program, Speaker series Pennsylvania Convention Center
Grand BR A
Description :

High-demand speaker and energetic activist Andrew Slack offers you an outstanding opportunity to learn more about his work and how he sees it relating to libraries and their role in the community. Co-founder and executive director of the Harry Potter Alliance, Slack is currently developing the Imagine Better Network--"an unprecedented movement that goes beyond Harry Potter to all fandoms so that fantasy is no longer an escape from our world, but an invitation to change it for the better."
Under Slack’s Leadership, the Harry Potter Alliance has created over 170 chapters in schools and communities (and soon libraries) across the US and world. These chapters and hundreds of thousands of members have built libraries, sent five cargo planes to Haiti, and made great strides in both human rights and equality-based advocacy. As a Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellow for his innovation in social justice work, Slack is spending one year in New York City developing the Imagine Better Network. He has been profiled in Fast Company, NPR, NYT, the front cover of Forbes.com, and written for both the LA Times and CNN. He’s given two TEDx talks and served as a keynote speaker at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.
Slack will be welcomed by ALA President Barbara K. Stripling.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, January 27 - 6:30am

6:30am - 7:30am
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration Affiliate Event, Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
113 AB
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, OLOS, and World Book, Inc.

Sheryll Cashin, professor of law at Georgetown University, will keynote the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The celebration will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 in room 113 A-B at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Cashin is the author of The Agitator’s Daughter and The Failures of Integration, the latter an Editors’ Choice book in the New York Times Book Review. Her newest book is Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America which will be published this May. Cashin has published widely in academic journals and print media, including in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Education Week. A frequent commentator on law and race relations, she has appeared on National Public Radio, CNN, ABC News, BET, and numerous other outlets. Born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, where her parents were political activists, she was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and served in the Clinton White House as an advisor on urban and economic policy, particularly concerning community development in inner-city neighborhoods. Ms. Cashin’s participation in this year’s celebration is generously made possible by Beacon Press.

Joining Ms. Cashin at the 2014 celebration will be Call-to-Action speaker Virginia “Ginny” Bradley Moore, former longstanding chair of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Task Force and retired librarian from the Prince Georges County Memorial Library System in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

The theme of the 2014 celebration will be “A New Vision of Opportunity in America,” and will bring together leaders from across the association, including 2013-14 ALA Barbara Stripling and ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels. Featured readings will include selected readings from the works of Dr. King.

Light refreshments will be served thanks to the generous sponsorship of World Book, Inc. Attendance is open to all attendees of the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, January 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
SustainRT Committee Meeting Committee meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
202 A
Description :

SustainRT invites the exchange of ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy and economically viable society. The mission of the organization is to provide resources for the library community to support sustainability through curriculum development; collections; exhibits; events; advocacy, communication, library buildings and space design. Come share ideas and learn more about ALA's newest roundtable. Meeting open to all.

Sponsors :
SUSTAINRT

Monday, January 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee Meeting II (PCPAC) Committee meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
306
Description :

Meeting of the advisory committee to the ALA Public Programs Office, charged with: promoting excellence in cultural programming; assisting library staff to become more effective providers of cultural programming; identifying and disseminating resources for cultural programming; and promoting the Cultural Communities Fund.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)