Touching Literacy: iPads in the School Library Serving Incarcerated and Detained Youth
Are tablets available to your patrons yet? This program introduces you to three library staffers and their project to bring iPads to school libraries serving detained youth in New York City. We will examine the practical “how to’s” of technology pilots; the process of collaborating with multiple institutions; and maintenance, marketing, funding and collection development for tablets. This session will appeal to all librarians who have not yet integrated tablets or e-readers into their libraries.
Subjects: Literacy, Special Needs Populations
Cultural Programming: How to Achieve Meaningful Dialogue at Your Library
Have you organized it, participated in it, but are tired of your cultural programming efforts? Join us to gain insight on how to bring your cultural programming efforts up a notch. Listen to experts who will speak about ways to foster dialogue and engage your patrons in more fruitful cultural exchanges that will benefit you, your library and the members of your community.
Subjects: Diversity, Outreach Services, Urban Libraries, Public Programs, Advocacy
GLSEN Safe Space Training (GLBT Round Table)
GLSEN(Gay,Lesbian & Straight Education Network) will provide training in providing safe space.
GODORT / RUSA_HS
Mining Gold from the 1940 U.S. Census
Census records are invaluable for many kinds of research--especially family history. The 72 year privacy embargo expired in April, 2012 for the 1940 US Census. Librarians and researchers are eager to know what these records contain and what indexes and other finding aids will help mine this vast treasure trove of information.
Library History Round Table: Research Forum
A panel of presentations on library history.
Top Technology Trends & LITA Awards Presentation
This program features our ongoing roundtable discussion about trends and advances in library technology by a panel of LITA technology experts. The panelists will describe changes and advances in technology that they see having an impact on the library world, and suggest what libraries might do to take advantage of these trends. Presentation of LITA Awards and Scholarships will take place prior to the Top Tech Trends program.
108 ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION / PRELIMINARY PROGRAM WWW.ALAANNUAL.ORG