MONDAY JUNE 25, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
ALTAFF President’s Program with Dan Rather
ALTAFF president Donna McDonald welcomes Dan Rather, an award winning journalist who anchored CBS Evening News for decades. One of America’s most decorated news journalists of all time, Rather is the author of “Rather Outspoken,” a complete and thorough memoir as he looks back over his storied and sometimes controversial career and reveals his personal thoughts and reflections. A book signing will follow.
MONDAY JUNE 25, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
ACRL / ALCTS
President’s Program: Future of the Book: Innovation in Traditional Industries
Joint President’s Program – ALCTS and ACRL
Duane Bray, a partner at IDEO, a global innovation and design consulting firm, will discuss the challenges traditional industries often face when experiencing disruptive change. He will share concrete techniques for recognizing and harnessing opportunities for innovation.
Subjects: Ebooks, Digital Libraries, Emerging Technologies, Technology, Transforming Libraries
ALA / RUSA
Keep the Fight Going: Libraries Fight Back
Libraries are at the core of our communities and at the forefront of the digital world. Library workers help preserve the past while educating for the future, and libraries can reinvigorate blighted areas while inspiring people to “be the change.” Yet when budgetary crises occur, libraries always seem to be the first resources offered up for sacrifice. This program will examine the essential services that libraries provide to their communities and, increasingly, an interconnected global community. Co-sponsored by RUSA and ALA’s Library Services to Labor Groups.
Subjects: Trends and Forecasting
Standards Review Update
The Committee on Accreditation will share results of the LIS program Standards review, now in its third year. Release of a draft revision of the Standards is planned at the conclusion of the five-year review process.
Subjects: Accreditation, Library School Education, Administration and Management, Assessment and Evaluation
122 ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION / PRELIMINARY PROGRAM WWW.ALAANNUAL.ORG