June 12, 2013

#ala2013 scheduling

Posting my tentative schedule for #ALA2013 below to share but also promote some panels and events I'm involved in. In reality I think I have at least 5 sessions marked per time slot, but these are the ones I am either presenting for or will most likely wind up at. Excited to see friends and meet new people, too!

Friday, 6/28

Annual Unconference

ACRL Leadership Council Networking Session + Meeting

Emerging Leaders Poster Session & Reception

ACRL Instruction Soiree (don't see an official page yet)

STACKS! Soul Librarian Dance Party & Benefit for the Read/Write Library

Saturday, 6/29

LITA Panel: What you need to know before gamifying your library
I will be participating on this panel, presenting: Anchoring the badge: Setting standards for game-based learning in library instruction.

ACRL New Members Discussion Group
Moderated discussion about the intersection of gender and academic libraries

ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group
I created this group with Jaime Hammond to discuss issues related to student retention in academic libraries.You can join the group in our Connect space here: http://connect.ala.org/node/173037.
Our topic for this conference is: 
How do we measure causation versus correlation in the library’s role in student success and retention? The ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group will be discussing the impact of a “culture of assessment” on libraries and demonstrating value on campus in regards to retention. We will discuss how effective demonstration of value in campus retention is through traditional methods and hope to explore ideas participants have for new initiatives.
LITA Instructional Technologies Interest Group

ACRL Instruction Session Current Topics Discussion

WGSS Social

8th ALA Annual 2013 Newbie & Veteran Librarian Tweet-up

ALA After Hours: EveryLibrary & Librarian Wardrobe Party (Facebook event page)
Like last year, there will be a best-dressed contest (just for fun) and a walkoff for anyone who wants to participate. Librarian Wardrobe will have more details posted soon. There will also be Librarian Wardrobe photographers snapping pictures of people during the conference. And check out the EveryLibrary site.

Sunday, 6/30

Conversation Starters: Achievement unlocked: Motivating and assessing user learning with digital badges
I will be presenting with Annie Pho and Young Lee, covering what digital badges are, their use in instruction, and potential with technology. And check out Annie's post about this session.

NMRT Resume Reviewer Shift
If you're interested in getting your resume reviewed, there might still be some slots left.

Libraries and Student Success: A Campus Collaboration Using High Impact Educational Practices

ACRL ANSS Studying Ourselves: Libraries and the User Experience

Various socials/happy hours (LITA, NMRT, GLBTRT....)

Monday, 7/1

ACRL Undergraduate Librarians Discussion Group

How to Teach and Assess Discipline-Specific Information Literacy

Annual Library Camp

Chicago Showdown: ALA Battledecks IV

Que(e)ry: Leather Bound in CHICAGO!

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