Ticketed Events

 

 

Annual Conference 2017 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 alaregistration@compusystems.com.  Click here for the registration page.

 

 

AASL
AAS1: ISS Tour (AASL_ISS)
Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
 
Join the Independent Section (ISS) for a daytime tour of independent schools in the Chicago area. The ISS Tour will feature lower, middle and upper school library programs. Departing from McCormick Place, attendees are sure to have a variety of insights! Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required.
 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $60 $60

$60

Other Member $60 $60 $60
NonMember $60 $60 $60
 
 
 
AAS2: ISS Social (AASL_ISS)
Friday, June 23, 2017, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
 
Catch up with the Independent School Section (ISS) colleagues and friends for networking, hors d'oeuvres, drinks and fun! Transportation to and from the event location will be on your own. Pre-registration is required.
 
 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $42 $42 $42
Other Member $42 $42 $42
NonMember $42 $42 $42

 

 

 
ACRL
ACR1: Going with (and Growing with) the Framework: Teaching Information Literacy with a Social Justice Lens
Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
 
Through panel presentations and hands-on workshops, participants will develop strategies and approaches for teaching the Framework that also incorporate a social justice lens. The transition from the Standards to the Framework has been challenging for many librarians, especially because the Framework calls for a conceptual approach to information literacy instruction, instead of relying on measurable, skills-based outcomes. Yet the Framework may provide oppurtunities for deeper, more transformative learning and challenge students to think more critically about their own power and privilege, as well as the lack of certain voices, within the information ecosystem.
 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $305 $305 $305
Other Member $255 $255 $255
NonMember $355 $355 $355
 
 
 
ALA
ALA1: Libraries Transforming Communities: Dialogue for Change in Large, Urban Systems - SOLD OUT
Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
 

As urban areas face challenges such as shifting demographics, joblessness and clashes between residents and police, public libraries have the opportunity to bring disparate voices together and lead change. In this one-day workshop, participants from large public library systems will work with trainers from Everyday Democracy to learn to facilitate important, issues-based conversations with people from different backgrounds and viewpoints. This session is offered as part of Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change, an initiative of ALA and National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation. Please note: attendees are required to participate in three one-hour webinars in preparation for the workshop.

 
This event is complimentary but registration is required prior to onsite.
 
ALA2: Everybody's Everyday Work: Diversity and Inclusion Foundations
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
 
The Diversity and Inclusion Institute will examine the concepts of diversity and inclusion from a social justice framework. Join us for the day long-intensive workshop on the fundamentals of diversity and inclusion, including microaggressions, privilege, and  inclusive communication strategies. 
 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $125 $175 $200
Other Member $125 $175 $200
NonMember $150 $185 $225

 

ALA3: CCF Benefit: An Evening with Nikki Giovanni at the American Writers Museum
Friday, June 23, 2017 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Be among the first to explore Chicago’s new American Writers Museum -- while supporting cultural programming in libraries -- at this special reception featuring renowned poet and activist Nikki Giovanni. After seven years in the making, the innovative American Writers Museum (slated to open in spring 2017) will engage the public in celebrating American writers by examining their influence on our history, identity and culture. Peruse the newly opened museum – conveniently located in downtown Chicago -- while enjoying a reading by Giovanni, hearing insights from AWM docents, and savoring drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds will benefit ALA’s Cultural Communities Fund.

Category Early Bird  Advance Onsite
Member $75 $75 $75
Other Member $75 $75 $75
NonMember $90 $90 $90

 

 

 


PPO1: Beyond the "Racial Stalemate” – Session 1 - SOLD OUT
Friday, June 23, 2017  8:00am – 9:30am

In his 2008 speech on race titled "A More Perfect Union,” then-candidate Barack Obama described a "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years."  He suggested that, if we don't do something different, "nothing will change."  Now, more than eight years later, we’re still stuck.  How do we move forward?  Using an approach known as "racial healing," facilitators will lead participants through a process that invites story-telling, vulnerability and deep listening.  The goal is to provide leaders with a tool currently used by hundreds of organizations to help uproot the flawed belief in a racial hierarchy. Facilitated by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, sponsored by the ALA Public Programs Office and the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services.

This event is complimentary but registration is required.


PPO2: Beyond the "Racial Stalemate” – Session 2 - SOLD OUT
Friday, June 23, 2017  10:00am – 11:30am

In his 2008 speech on race titled "A More Perfect Union,” then-candidate Barack Obama described a "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years."  He suggested that, if we don't do something different, "nothing will change."  Now, more than eight years later, we’re still stuck.  How do we move forward?  Using an approach known as "racial healing," facilitators will lead participants through a process that invites story-telling, vulnerability and deep listening.  The goal is to provide leaders with a tool currently used by hundreds of organizations to help uproot the flawed belief in a racial hierarchy. Facilitated by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, sponsored by the ALA Public Programs Office and the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services.

This event is complimentary but registration is required.


PPO3: Beyond the "Racial Stalemate” – Session 3 - SOLD OUT
Friday, June 23, 2017  12:30pm – 2:00pm

In his 2008 speech on race titled "A More Perfect Union,” then-candidate Barack Obama described a "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years."  He suggested that, if we don't do something different, "nothing will change."  Now, more than eight years later, we’re still stuck.  How do we move forward?  Using an approach known as "racial healing," facilitators will lead participants through a process that invites story-telling, vulnerability and deep listening.  The goal is to provide leaders with a tool currently used by hundreds of organizations to help uproot the flawed belief in a racial hierarchy. Facilitated by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, sponsored by the ALA Public Programs Office and the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services.

This event is complimentary but registration is required.


PPO4: Beyond the "Racial Stalemate” – Session 4 - SOLD OUT
Friday, June 23, 2017  2:30pm – 4:00pm

In his 2008 speech on race titled "A More Perfect Union,” then-candidate Barack Obama described a "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years."  He suggested that, if we don't do something different, "nothing will change."  Now, more than eight years later, we’re still stuck.  How do we move forward?  Using an approach known as "racial healing," facilitators will lead participants through a process that invites story-telling, vulnerability and deep listening.  The goal is to provide leaders with a tool currently used by hundreds of organizations to help uproot the flawed belief in a racial hierarchy. Facilitated by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, sponsored by the ALA Public Programs Office and the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services.

This event is complimentary but registration is required.

ALA4: Inaugural Celebration
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:45AM – 2:00PM

Join ALA President Julie Todaro in honoring incoming President James (Jim) Neal and incoming Division Presidents at this Inaugural Luncheon. This elegant event will immediately follow the Closing General Session and includes food, entertainment, and more. Tickets can be purchased when you register for the conference or added at a later date. 

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $50 $50 $50
Other Member $50 $50 $50
NonMember $50 $50 $50


ALA5: Spectrum 20th Anniversary Cocktail Hour
Sunday, June 25, 2017 4:00PM – 6:00PM

14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, headlines this special kick-off celebration of the 20th Anniversary of ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program! Through Spectrum, more than 1,000 library leaders of color have benefited from scholarships, community building, and opportunities to collectively advance equity, diversity, and inclusion. A minimum donation of the $20 ticket purchase includes hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

 

ALA6: Illinois Literacy Foundation Luncheon
Monday, June 26, 2017 11:30AM – 2:30PM

Hear Leslie Parry read from her spellbinding novel, Church of Marvels, and enjoy a family-style luncheon at Maggiano’s at 516 N. Clark Street.

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $35 $35 $35
Other Member $35 $35 $35
NonMember $35 $35 $35
 
ALCTS
ALC1: Preservation in Action Event - Volunteers Wanted! - SOLD OUT
Friday, June 23, 2017, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
 

Join Preservation in Action for an engaging opportunity to help preserve cultural heritage in Chicago and gain practical experience! Participants will take part in day-long preservation project at a local cultural institution. The project, which will be led by preservation experts, will provide hands-on training in the care and handling of various materials. 

Category Early Bird Advance
Member $15 $15
Other Member $15 $15
NonMember $15 $15
 
 
ALC2: Cataloging and Metadata for the Web: Meeting the User Where They Are
Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:00AM - 4:00PM
 

How can we as catalogers and metadata specialists use our skills to increase our libraries’ presence on the web? Based on his Library Technology Report, Ted Fons will discuss ways in which we can expose our services and content on the open web right now, meeting our users where they are. A panel of librarians will share their first hand experiences implementing the concepts and ideas discussed by Ted. Come with questions, leave with ideas.

 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $269 $269 $269
Other Member $269 $269 $269
NonMember $319 $319 $319
ALCTS Discount $219 $219 $219

 


ALC3: Building Successful Digital Programs at Small Institutes
Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Have you wanted to create a digital collection at your institution, but believe you lack the resources and know-how? This preconference is designed to help smaller institutions with limited resources begin or reinvigorate a digitization program that will endure. Four presentations will focus on each step in the digital lifecycle, including selection, metadata creation, access, and digital preservation. By the end of the day, you will have the tools to jumpstart your institution's digital initiatives.

 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $269 $269 $269
Other Member $269 $269 $269
NonMember $319 $319 $319
ALCTS Member $219 $219 $219


 

 

 
 
ALSC
ALS1: ALSC Preconfernce Program: Celebrate the 2017 ALSC Honor Books
Friday, June 23, 2017,  11:30AM - 4:00PM
 
The 2017 Honor Book recipients for the Newbery, Caldecott, Batchelder, Pura Belpré, Sibert and Geisel awards get their moment in the sun as we honor them, and the history and tradition of ALSC Honor Books and their creators.
 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $175 $175 $175
Other Member $175 $175 $175
NonMember $200 $200 $200
ALSC Member $120 $120 $120

 

 
 
ALS2: 2017 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 6:00PM - 11:00PM
 

Join us for this gala occasion celebrating the Newbery, Caldecott, and Wilder Medalists and Honorees, authors and illustrators of the year's most distinguished books for children. Cocktails (cash bar) available prior to dinner; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door and a limited number of tickets will be available at Onsite Registration until noon Friday. Pre-registration required. $94 individual tickets (non-assigned seating). Reserved table seating (ten seats) available. Table reservations must by made directly with the ALSC office. Details at http://www.ala.org/alsc/banquet.

 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $94 $94 $94
Other Member $94 $94 $94
NonMember $94 $94 $94

 

ASCLA
ASC1: Becoming a Dementia Friendly Library: Serving People Living with Dementia in Your Community
Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
 
Within the next 10 years the number of Americans living with dementia is expected to rise to 7.1 million. Now is the time to begin addressing the needs of this too often forgotten population. Libraries should be at the forefront of the Dementia Friendly initiative that is emerging across the country. This preconference will provide both background and tools for designing and implementing library programs and services that will transform lives in your community.
 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $229 $239 $289
Other Member $209 $219 $269
NonMember $239 $249 $299
ASLCA Member $189 $199 $249

 


ASC2: Unconference: Accessibility and Education, and its implications for Library Services
Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00AM - 4:00PM


As we mark the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, it is critical to focus on making education as accessible as possible. I am advocating a gathering that that will examine accessibility and education and its implications for library services. This will be an Unconference, and thus be focused on building community, and helping each conference participant ask questions, and move together toward a more accessible future for their libraries. 

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $238 $248 $298
Other Member $218 $228 $278
NonMember $248 $258 $308
ASCLA Member $198 $208 $258

 
CRC
CRC1: Chapter Leaders Forum
Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00AM - 3:45PM
 

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, and Successful Advocacy: Local, State and Federal. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.

 

Category Early Bird Advance
Member $80 $80
Other Member $80 $80
NonMember $80 $80

 

 
EMIERT
EMI1: The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 7:00AM - 9:30AM
 

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast celebrates the Winner and Honor recipients during ALA's Annnal Conference. Join some of the leading authors and illustrators of quality children's books depicting the African-American Experience for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast. 

 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $65 $65 $75
Other Member $65 $65 $75
NonMember $65 $65 $75
 
 
EMI2: EMIERT Taste of the Town
Friday, June 23, 2017, 12:00-4:00PM
 
Join the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) for Taste of the Town, a cultural outing to explore the local area during Annual Conference! This year we will be visiting the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago. Registration is $25 for EMIERT members and $30 for non-members and includes bus transportation between McCormick Place and the Museum; lunch will be on your own. 
 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $30 $30 $30
Other Member $30 $30 $30
NonMember $30 $30 $30
EMIERT Member $25 $25 $25

 

 

 
GAMERT
GAM1: Escape to the Library
Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Escape rooms are one of the best ways to immerse users in an engaged learning activity; participants must cooperate to overcome obstacles and solve puzzles while racing against the clock. Join Donald Dennis, Brian Mayer, Erin Miller, Diane Robson and Liesl Toates as they guide you through an escape room experience, the basics of creating an escape room, and lead a discussion on ways to assess their effectiveness in your library. This workshop is for librarians from all areas of librarianship: school, public, and academic.

 
 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $85 $110 $120
Other Member $55 $60 $70
NonMember $110 $135 $155
GAMERT Member $80 $85 $90

 

IRRT

IRR1:Supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals with International Open Access Initiatives-IRRT Preconference
Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:00AM - 1:00PM

Interested in supporting the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?  As librarians, we are already invested in education, social justice, and information access issues.  In this pre-conference we’ll be looking at the intersection between the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ways that Open Access (OA) efforts can be used to further those goals. We’ll hear from OA and SDG experts, people who have already implemented programs, and have time for hands-on experience. Materials, lunch and refreshments are included in this preconference.

 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $90 $90 $90
Other Member $90 $90 $90
NonMember $90 $90 $90

 

 
IRR2: International Librarians Reception
Monday, June 27, 2017, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
 

Please join the ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 70 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors d’oeuvres and open bar. Advance registration is required. International librarians registered for the full conference will receive one complimentary ticket. A ticket must be purchased for additional guests. Tickets will be sold in the convention center.

 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $40 $40 $40
Other Member $40 $40 $40
NonMember $40 $40 $40

 

LEARNRT
LEA1: Supervisor Development Programs that Work - SOLD OUT
Friday, June 23, 2017, 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Do supervisors at your library have the skills they need to succeed? Developing skillful and competent supervisors has become a priority for all types of libraries. Rising to the challenge, libraries are creating and offering learning and development programs. In this interactive session, learn about the most effective and low-cost options for supervisor development programs, and how to strategically promote implementation of those programs. You'll leave with ideas for empowering supervisors in your library.

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $125 $150 $150
Other Member $125 $150 $150
NonMember $150 $175 $175
LEARNRT Member $100 $100 $100

 

LIRT
LIR1: Examining and Supporting Student Transitions Across the Library Spectrum
Friday, June 23, 2017, 12:00PM - 4:00PM

This pre-conference will educate participants regarding libraries in supporting students' educational transitions from high school to college, primary to secondary school, undergraduate to graduate school, and formal schooling into adult life. Sessions include: successful case studies of library programs meant to ease students' transitions; a conversation about school, public and academic library learning standards; a panel of researchers specializing in students' transition behavior and how libraries support transitions; opportunities for group discussion and brainstorming.

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $30 $30 $30
Other Member $30 $30 $30
NonMember $30 $30 $30

 

 
LITA
LIT1: LITA AdaCamp
Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
 
 

Attend a librarian specific AdaCamp on Friday at Northwestern University in Evanston, with a reception to be held afterwards that evening. AdaCamp, https://adacamp.org/, is a popular and effective unconference created by the Ada Initiative and dedicated to increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture. 

 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $25 $25 $25
Other Member $25 $25 $25
NonMember $25 $25 $25

 

 
LLAMA
LLA1: Library Furniture Showroom and Factory Tour
Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
 

Participants will meet at the Merchandise Mart and tour four furniture and equipment showrooms. After, a box lunch and transportation will be provided to Interior Craft, a furniture manufacturing company. We will see how a chair is made and learn how the manufacturing process impacts longevity and durability.  We’ll discuss how to select furniture that combines style, functionality and durability.  The day ends with a tour of the Agati Furniture showroom and reception.

 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $145 $145 $265
Other Member $45 $45 $45
NonMember $195 $195 $195
LLAMA Discount $95 $95 $95
 
LLA2: Cultural Proficiency for Library Leaders
Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
 

This Career Institute is designed for managers committed to ensuring the library’s inclusive workplace environment and for those responsible for developing diversity-related programs and services. Participants will be introduced to the core concepts of cultural proficiency, how to create shared language, and how to apply cultural dexterity to their leadership role. We will learn about the impact of unconscious bias on perception and behavior and explore practical ways of moving from diversity “awareness” to “action”.

 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $275 $275 $275
Other Member $165 $165 $165
NonMember $375 $375 $375
LLAMA Discount $225 $225 $225

 

 
LLA3: Chicago's Cool Green Scene: Learning From the Best
Friday, June 23, 2017, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
 

Full-day tour of sustainable environments, including the award-winning Chicago Public Library Chinatown Branch (targeting LEED Gold) by SOM, Loyola University’s Klarcheck Learning Commons (LEED Silver Certified) by SCB, and architectural firm Perkins+Will, designer of innovative and sustainable workplaces. P+W is working toward LEED Platinum designation for their new offices in the historic Wrigley Building. Registration includes bus transportation, box lunch, and optional reception at tour conclusion.

 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $145 $145 $145
Other Member $45 $45 $45
NonMember $195 $195 $195
LLAMA Discount $95 $95 $95


LLA4: LLAMA Fundraiser: A Night of Laugh's at Chicago's Second City
Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Join your colleagues for a good cause and a night of improv comedy at the theatre that launched the careers of such comic greats as Tina Fey, John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, and countless others.  Since 1959, The Second City has established itself as a Chicago landmark and a national treasure.  Ticked price includes show admission and a drink ticket.  A portion of the ticket price helps support LLAMA programming.

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $70 $70 $70
Other Member $70 $70 $70
NonMember $70 $70

$70

 
 
MAGIRT
MAG1: Applying 'Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Cartographic)'
Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00AM - 1:00PM
 

Through lectures, visual aids, and in-class exercises, workshop participants will be introduced to and gain some practical experience in using "Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Cartographic)," or DCRM(C). The workshop will focus on the descriptive portions of the bibliographic record, following the scope of DCRM(C), with special emphasis on the differences between "Cartographic Materials: A Manual of Interpretation for AACR2" and DCRM(C). The workshop is suitable for those with working map cataloging experience who wish to be introduced to rare cartographic materials cataloging according to DCRM(C).

 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $150 $150 $150
Other Member $150 $150 $150
NonMember $150 $150 $150

 

 
NMRT
NMR1: Building Bridges in ALA
Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00AM - 12:00PM

This interactive pre-conference will explore the opportunities and challenges of navigating through the larger ALA organization. The scope of ALA and its subsequent divisions can be overwhelming for new members. The goal of this event it to leave new members and library professionals feeling they understand the ALA organization and the benefits it can have to their careers.  The first half will consist of a panel discussion.  The audience will have a few minutes for Q&A.  The second half of the session will be an interactive networking event for attendees with panelists in a “speed dating” format.

 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $22 $22 $22
Other Member $15 $15 $15
NonMember $25 $25 $25
NMRT Discount $20 $20 $20

 

 
PLA
PLA1: PLA Member Welcome Breakfast
Saturday, June 25, 2017, 8:30AM - 10:00AM
 

Join PLA President Felton Thomas for an exclusive PLA members-only breakfast. We'll recognize the individuals and libraries that received PLA awards and acknowledgements this year. The event will also feature a special keynote author, to be announced. By invitation only. 

 

PLA2: The Librarian's Disaster Preparedness and Community Resiliency Toolkit: Librarians Fulfilling Their Role as Information 1st Responders
Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Recent catastrophes have highlighted the critical role that libraries play in their communities following emergencies. Municipal officials now view libraries as local recovery centers and librarians as Information 1st Responders. Few librarians, however, are prepared to assume the responsibilities associated with this new role with confidence. Available emergency planning and training resources do not specifically address the library's unique community role in planning for, managing through, and recovering from disasters. The customized Librarian's Disaster Preparedness and Community Resiliency Toolkit equips librarians to deliver high-volume/high-quality support services while being inundated by large numbers of distressed people during confusing times.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $255 $265 $265
Other Member $99 $99 $99
NonMember $305 $315 $315
PLA Member $205 $215 $215

 

 

PLA3: Project Outcome Workshop: Simple Tools to Measure Our True Impact on the People We Serve
Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

This FREE full-day, in-person workshop will teach participants how to use PLA's Project Outcome to deploy outcome measures in their library, collect and use resulting data, and leverage the project's support network to ensure successful adoption. Participants will be a part of a cohort of public libraries interested in implementing Project Outcome to drive change, influence decision making, and demonstrate the true impact of their library’s programs and services on the community.

 

This full-day event (lunch included) is free, but registration is by application only. Space is limited. By registering, your library is agreeing to participate in Project Outcome by implementing surveys and accessing online tools and resources.

 

APPLY NOW!

 
RUSA
RUS1: Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Ceremony and Reception
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8:00PM - 10:00PM

In its sixth year, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction are celebrated at ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago. Hand-picked by our expert selection committee of librarians, independent booksellers and book reviewers that work closely with adult readers, these books have made a lasting impression. Join us for this celebratory event with featured speaker, Sara Paretsky, and a chance to mingle with the winning authors, Matthew Desmond and Colson Whitehead during the dessert and drinks reception. These awards are cosponsored by Booklist and RUSA and supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. This year’s event is sponsored by NoveList.

 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $40 $40 $40
Other Member $40 $40 $40
NonMember $40 $40 $40
RUSA Discount $30 $30 $30

 

 
RUS2: We Are All User Experience Librarians: Creating Change from the Trenches (RUSA ETS)
Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
This preconference will focus on user testing and experience using discussion, presentations, and interactive exercises. Our presenters will offer strategies and tools from throughout the lifecycle of a user experience design project, and will provide an entertaining look at pitfalls to avoid and lessons learned. Unlike other sessions about UX design, this workshop will focus on providing attendees with skills and techniques they can apply at their home institutions with little expense or pre-planning.
 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $129 $139 $149
Other Member $119 $129 $139
NonMember $119 $129 $139
RUSA Discount $109 $119 $129

 

 
RUS3: RUSA Genealogy Preconference, sponsored by ProQuest
Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
This preconference will explore topics ranging from Choosing the best ‘For Pay’ materials to support your patrons and institutional needs, economically; highlighting local sources of archival and genealogical information for less known ethnicities, e. g. Czech and Polish; training your staff to better train your patrons to increase their patron satisfaction; and hot topics in areas of genealogy, history and archives. Sponsored by ProQuest.
 
This event is complimentary but registration is required.

 

SORT
SOR1: Walking Tour - In the Loop of Chicago (SORT) I - SOLD OUT
Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:30AM - 11:30AM

Meet at 8:30am outside the Palmer House near Wabash and Monroe. Walk about 1 1/2 hours includes Louis Sullivan Building, State of Illinois Bldg. for coffee break and restrooms. See Marquette Bldg.'s great Tiffany interior, famous outdoor artwork of Picasso and Matisse, interior tour of Chicago's only Frank Lloyd Wright Building, visit the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Cultural Center among others. Group lunch option afterwards. Wear comfortable shoes, bring an umbrella in case of rain and bring a bottle of water. 

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $25 $25 $25
Other Member $25 $25 $25
NonMember $25 $25 $25

 


SOR2: Walking Tour - In the Loop of Chicago (SORT) II - SOLD OUT
Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:30AM - 11:30AM

Meet at 8:30am outside the Palmer House near Wabash and Monroe. Walk about 1 1/2 hours includes Louis Sullivan Building, State of Illinois Bldg. for coffee break and restrooms. See Marquette Bldg.'s great Tiffany interior, famous outdoor artwork of Picasso and Matisse, interior tour of Chicago's only Frank Lloyd Wright Building, visit the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Cultural Center among others. Group lunch option afterwards. Wear comfortable shoes, bring an umbrella in case of rain and bring a bottle of water. 

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $25 $25 $25
Other Member $25 $25 $25
NonMember $25 $25 $25

 

UNITED FOR LIBRARIES
 
UNI1: Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Monday, June 26, 2017, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
 
Bestselling authors will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books at this popular conference event. A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats will be served. A book signing will follow. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2016 Baker & Taylor Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA. Ticket purchase required. For a list of authors, please visit www.ala.org/united.
 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $60 $60 $65
Other Member $60 $60 $65
NonMember $60 $60 $65
UNITED Discount $55 $55 $65

 

 
UNI2: The Laugh's On Us
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
 
Comedian and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone will headline this evening featuring bestselling humor authors. Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow. Purchase tickets early to this event, which is always a sell-out.
 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $60 $60 $65
Other Member $60 $60 $65
NonMember $60 $60 $65
UNITED Discount $55 $55 $65

 

 

VRT
VRT1: VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 7:00PM - 9:00Pm

Join VRT for drinks and hors d'oeuvres followed by a presentation from Abina Manning, Director of Video Data Bank and Curator of a collection of over 1,400 tapes created by members of the Videofreex, one of the country's earliest radical video collectives.  This dynamic multimedia presentation at the renowned Siskel Film Center will include rarely seen gems from the Videofreex archive featuring interviews with leading counter-cultural figures of the 1970s.  This event coincides with the VRT and Cinema Guild co-sponsored "Now Showing @ALA" program screening of the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!" 

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $20 $20 $25
Other Member $20 $20 $25
NonMember $25 $30 $30

 

 
YALSA
YAL1: Michael L. Printz Program and Reception
Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:00PM - 10:00PM
 
Come listen to the 2017 Michael L. Printz award-winning author and honor book authors speak about their writing, followed by a reception. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist magazine.
 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $34 $34 $40
Other Member $34 $34 $40
NonMember $34 $34 $40

 

 
 
YAL2: Margaret A. Edwards Brunch
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 11:30AM - 1:00PM
 
Come join us for brunch and listen to the winner of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award speak about their writing. The award honors their significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.
 
Category Early Bird Advance
Member $34 $34
Other Member $34 $34
NonMember $34 $34
 
 
 
YAL3: YA Author Coffee Klatch
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
 

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk abut their upcoming projects! 

 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $25 $25 $30
Other Member $25 $25 $30
NonMember $25 $25 $30