Midwinter 2016 Ticketed Events
To register for any of these 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].
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- ALA (American Library Association)
- ALCTS (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
- ASCLA (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)
- CRO (Chapter Relations Office)
- HRDR (Human Resource Development and Recruitment)
- LLAMA (Library Leadership and Management Association)
- RUSA (Reference and User Services Association)
- UNITED (United for Libraries)
- YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)
Thing-athon: strings and things in RDA and linked data
Thursday, January 7, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Code: ALA1
The Thing-athon is a hackathon for metadata created using RDA: Resource Description and Access and the RDA editor RIMMF, where catalogers, developers, and vendors get together to explore RDA and its application beyond the MARC environment. The Thing-athon is based on the Jane-athons that focus on Jane Austen and her works; these have been a great success and a lot of fun. So make sure to include our event in your conference plans. The Thing-athon will take place on at the Lamont Library on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge. Refreshments and a pizza lunch will be provided.
Strategize Me!: Personal Career Planning
Friday, January 8, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Code: ALC1
We participate in strategic planning to chart our organization’s future, but how often in our personal careers do we stop and examine where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going? STRATEGIZE ME! is an engaging, half-day workshop that invites participants to explore ways to energize their career paths by giving them tools, ideas, and a renewed sense of focus. This interactive workshop can help those facing job stagnation or frustration create positive change.
If you are a member of ALCTS use special code ALCTS2016 to receive the price of $109.
Re-envisioning "Technical Services" to Transform Libraries: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Best Practices
Friday, January 8, 2016 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Code: ALC2
If you are a member of ALCTS use special code ALCTS2016 to receive the price of $219.
How can libraries enhance and reposition their “technical services” operations to drive ongoing library transformation? Scholarly communications, data curation, digital humanities, cooperative preservation, library publishing, collaborative collection management: all of these new functions require a talented staff with significant technical services expertise, regardless of their titles and reporting structure. This symposium will explore how libraries can recruit and cultivate staff who can serve as both leaders and contributors and provide insight into talent management, including identifying and nurturing leaders; succession planning; promoting diversity; and connecting staff with the best training options throughout their careers.
Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to be a Successful Library Consultant
Friday, January 8, 2016, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: ASC1
This full day Institute is designed to prepare participants to begin – or advance – a successful consulting career. Seasoned consultants Nancy Bolt and Liz Bishoff will present an overview of the consultant’s role and guide participants through a self-assessment. Participants will work together in an active and engaging format to explore the different roles that consultants play; the variety of services consultants may deliver to clients, and how to align consulting opportunities with experience and skills.
If you are a member of ASCLA use special code ASCLA2016 to receive the price of $279.
Sustainable Staff Development: 5 Steps to Create a Culture of Learning
Friday, January 8, 2016, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Event Code: ASC2
This half day workshop addresses the ongoing need that all libraries face to encourage professional development and growth amongst staff. It is especially important now as libraries take on major strategic changes that are reshaping the role of the library. From maker-spaces to information commons, community outreach to campus outreach, technology to tool libraries, libraries must support a culture of staff learning to drive transformative strategic change in the library. This session will give library directors, consultants, managers, and staff the tools to help create and sustain a learning culture within their organization.
If you are a member of ASCLA use special code ASCLA2016 to receive the price of $169.
Chapter Leaders Forum
Friday, January 8, 2016, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: CRO1
The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Effective Membership Development and Retention, Generating New Revenue, Impactful Lobbying: Local, State and Federal, and Successful Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.
Professional Etiquette 101 - SOLD OUT
Sunday, January 10 2016, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Event Code: HRD1
There are times when you have to make a choice to use good etiquette or possibly risk embarrassment. Good manners can mean the difference between success and failure in many aspects of life. This interactive presentation will equip you with essential skills to help you avoid making a faux pas. The session focuses on professional etiquette as it relates to dining, dress/appearance (for job interviews, receptions, etc.), behavior and communications in the professional world. We will provide an extensive tutorial on etiquette skills needed when meeting potential employers, colleagues, or others in professional and social networking settings.
LLAMA Career Institute: What Matters, A Workshop for Developing and Articulating Our Values
Friday, January 8, 2016, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Code: LAM1
Learn how to develop, sell, and implement a compelling vision for your library that is true to your organizational and professional values and responsive to user needs and trends. Featured presenter Jessamyn West, a Library Technologist who has worked with and for libraries for over two decades, will coach participants on assessing personal, professional and institutional values in order to develop plans, set expectations, and make vision reality. Participants will gain concrete methods and strategies for approaching conflicting values, prioritizing and developing personal and institutional goals and vision, and pitching change to different stakeholders. Registration fee includes box lunch.
If you are a member of LLAMA use special code LLAMA2016 to receive the member price of $180.
RUSA History Genealogy Workshop - SOLD OUT
Friday, January 8, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Event Code: RUS2
This free workshop will help librarians of all types learn techniques to better serve the genealogists and family historians who use their collections. This can include better understanding of genealogy research methods and sources. It can also include how libraries can leverage their unique holdings to become more relevant to genealogists, who tend to be passionate in their support of libraries that have useful materials. Lunch provided and sponsored by ProQuest. Must register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QWZP6WG
United for Libraries
Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Monday, January 11, 2016, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Code: UNI3
Don’t miss this traditional event. Bestselling writers Janice Y.K. Lee and others will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats. A booksigning will follow. Buy your tickets early for this popular event.
If you are a member of United for Libraries use special code UNITED2016 to receive the price of $55.
Morris & Nonfiction Award Program & Presentation
Monday, January 11, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Event Code: YAL1
Come celebrate the 2016 honorees and winners for the Morris Award and the YA Nonfiction Award! Enjoy coffee, tea, and danish and listen to the winners and finalists speak about their honored titles. After the speeches, mingle with the authors and pick up free copies of their books. The Morris finalists and Nonfiction finalists are announced the first week of December. Tickets are $19 and include a continental breakfast and 2-3 free books, generously donated by the publishers.
To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial registration or add them later. Early Bird registration closes Wednesday, November 11, at 12:00 pm CST.