ACRL 101 & Membership Meeting (ACRL)
SATURDAY JUNE 23, 8:00 – 10:00 am
ACRL leaders will meet with first-time attendees and explain how to get the most out of the ALA Annual Conference experience as well as opportunities for engagement with ACRL. A membership meeting (30 minutes) will be followed by the orientation program.
FRIDAY JUNE 22, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Speaker session on Intellectual Freedom issues of the day.
International Librarians Orientation
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2:30PM - 4:00PM
An introduction to the ALA Conference and the city of Anaheim, for International and other attendees from abroad. ALA members will provide an overview of the conference, including recommended programs and social activities. Learn about conference transportation, the ALA’s Exhibit Hall and the meaning of the ALA’s many acronyms. Meet your mentors who will help international librarians get the most from the conference experience. (For International librarians outside the U.S.)
FRIDAY JUNE 22, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Find out what’s going in ALCTS and meet ALCTS members and leaders
SATURDAY JUNE 23, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
If you’re new to ALSC or if this is your first Annual Conference as a children’s librarian, then this program is for you! We’ll provide you with information about the perks of ALSC membership, tips on how to get involved, and tricks of the trade for navigating Annual Conference. We’ll also be raffling off a Nook and a Book and tickets to the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet to lucky ALSC members courtesy of the Friends of ALSC!
LITA 101: Open House
FRIDAY JUNE 22, 3:00 -4:00 pm
LITA Open House is a great opportunity for current and prospective members to talk with Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) leaders and learn how to make connections and become more involved in LITA activities.
NMRT Conference 101
FRIDAY JUNE 22, 1:00 -3:30 pm
Are you a first-time conference attendee with a long list of question? Long-time ALA members and leaders will teach you to decipher the conference program and navigate the exhibits. You’ll learn how ALA really works and leave with the confidence and knowledge to make the most of your conference experience.
FRIDAY JUNE 22, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Do you belong in RUSA? Come learn more about the Reference and User Services Association—a division of ALA. We represent librarians, library staff and leaders in readers’ advisory, collection development, genealogy, reference services, adult services, business reference, archives, interlibrary loan and resource sharing, reference technologies and more. Current members looking for ways to get involved with the division are also welcome to attend.
FRIDAY JUNE 22, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
What is the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)? How can this ALA division help you? Learn more in this mixer-style orientation, where you can get an overview of the division, its activities and what YALSA has to offer you. New members and those considering membership will learn more about the benefits, and established members are welcome to attend this great networking opportunity!
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