Magazine article American Libraries

Preconferences

Magazine article American Libraries

Preconferences

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AASL

Resource Alignment Begins with Collection Development: A Hands-On Approach

Friday, June 24, 2005, 1:00-4:00 pm

Does the thought of assessing your entire media collection seem overwhelming? Don't even know where to start? This session will show you a step-by-step procedure for analyzing, weeding, and building your media collection. Bring your 500s shelflist (make sure the copyright dates are on it), two colors of highlighters, and a ruler. Come ready to work and by the end of the session, you'll be well on your way to updating your collection!

Speaker: Karen Lowe, Northwest Regional Educational Service Alliance

Tickets: AASL member: $79; ALA Member: $119; Non-Member: $169

Event Code: AA1

ACRL

Learning Spaces: Collaborations and New Opportunities

Friday, June 24, 2005, 1:00-4:30 pm

Explore new types of learning spaces, primarily information commons, multi-media studios, and informal spaces developed collaboratively by more than one campus unit, e.g. Library and IT or Instructional Technology. A virtual tour of existing facilities will be provided as well as a presentation on the relationship of learning principles to learning spaces. Participants will develop a vision for a learning space and begin to complete a planning template provided by presenters.

Speakers: Joan Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information; Barbara Dewey, University of Tennessee

Tickets: ACRL member: $195; ALA Member: $235; Non-Member: $275; Student/Retired member: $85

Event Code: AR1

Instructional Design: Tools, Techniques, and Strategies

Friday, June 24, 2005, 8:30 am-4:30 am

Changing student demographics and trends in the delivery of higher education bring different demands for instruction and challenge librarians to keep instruction relevant and meaningful to students. This preconference promises to provide both new and more experienced instruction librarians with instructional design strategies and techniques that respond to today's student populations. The preconference has two tracks, (A) a Design track, and (B) an Implementation Track, and two breakout sessions within each track. Participants can attend a session from track A in the morning and from track B in the afternoon or vice-versa.

Speakers: Jim Russell, Center for Instructional Excellence at Purdue University: Sarah Crest, Towson University; Nancy Dewald, Pennsylvania State University; Scott Walter, University of Kansas

Tickets: ACRL Member: $215; ALA Member: $255; Non-Member: $295; Student/Retired Member: $95

Event Code: AR2

ALA

Accelerated Innovation and Creativity for Library Professionals

Friday, June 24, 2005, 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Enjoy this interactive one-day workshop that helps you learn new innovation and creativity tools and techniques. This workshop is for anyone that wants to learn how to use exciting, new tools to creatively find solutions for workplace challenges. Apply the proven Accelerated Innovation[R] Process to your own goals, challenges and problems. Understand how your brain works. Understand the four roles of highly innovative people: (1) Investigator (2) Creator (3) Evaluator and (4) Activator. Learn new techniques you can take back to your library to help your staff and colleagues become more innovative also. Included will be a complete "tool box" of worksheets, planners and resources including the KnowBrainer[R] tool that increases creativity over 500%. Lunch is also included.

Speaker: Gerald "Solutionman" Haman, founder of SolutionPeople[R]

Tickets: Advance: ALA member: $200; Non-Member: $225. Onsite: ALA member: $225; Non-Member: $250

Event Code: CS1

Developing and Growing Your Membership in the New Realities of the 21st Century

ALA-CRC

Friday, June 24, 2005, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Developing and growing membership in ALA Chapters, Divisions and Roundtables is a challenge for everyone in the new realities of the 21st century. …

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