IMLS @ ALA

June 26, 2013
 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IMLS Press Contact
202-653-4799
Giuliana Bullard, gbullard@imls.gov

IMLS @ ALA

Visit IMLS at Booth #539 at the ALA Conference in Chicago

Washington, DC—IMLS Director Susan Hildreth and other agency representatives will participate in the American Library Association annual conference and exhibition in Chicago, Illinois, June 27 – July 2.

IMLS staff will also be available for questions at booth #539. Conference attendees will also find IMLS staff at several sessions on IMLS-funded projects:

 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities: A Presidential Initiative Update,8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

Learning Labs Ignited!, 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.  Hilton

Introducing the Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries – An Online Resource, 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

Washington Office Breakout Session I - Gigabit Libraries, 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

Washington Office Breakout Session II - "How Do I Become a Citizen?" Libraries and E-government: Meeting the needs of your community, 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

MakerSpace Tour & Panel, IMLS Director Susan Hildreth will make closing remarks about the IMLS vision for Maker Spaces, 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. Harold Washington Library

Idaho Maker Spaces - Engaging Teens with STEM, 1:30 P.M. - 2:15 P.M. McCormick Place Convention Center

Poster session - Cyber Seniors: More Options for Lifelong Learning, 2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

Project Sheldon: The Participatory Library App, 4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Join IMLS Director Susan Hildreth, IMLS board members, and key IMLS staff for a brief update on IMLS programs, followed by an opportunity for small group discussion with individual IMLS staff about current or potential programs, 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

Do Those Evaluation Statistics Mean Anything? 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

Learning Labs Ignited! 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Hilton

DigitalLearn.org: A New National Digital Literacy Tool, 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

Building a Bridge to Literacy for African American Male Youth: How the Library Community Has Answered the Call, 11:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

Libraries & Health Insurance: Preparing for October 1 (IMLS and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), Presentation by IMLS Director Susan Hildreth, 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.   McCormick Place Convention Center

Immigrant Civic Engagement: An IMLS National Leadership Demonstration Project, 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.   McCormick Place Convention Center

Update on Value of Academic Libraries Initiative, 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. McCormick Place Convention Center

Poster session: Building Financial Literacy Reference Skills, 2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

Collaborate 21: How Administrator/Teacher/Librarian/Technologist Collaborative Teams Can Integrate Common Core, AASL, State, and National Standards, 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

Cherokee Language Technology: The Syllabary and the Nation’s History of Technological Adoption, 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

Chicago Public Library: Chicago’s Maker Ecosystem, IMLS Deputy Director Maura Marx will make remarks, 4:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

PLFTAS and Benchmarks: Where do we go from here? 4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

Citizenship Resources and Programs at the Library (ALA - USCIS) IMLS Director Susan Hildreth will moderate, 4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Boomers to Seniors: Library Models for Serving and Engaging Older Adults, 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

ILEAD USA: Innovative Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover, 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.  McCormick Place Convention Center

Measuring Up: Developing New Metrics for Assessing Library Performance (CORS), 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. McCormick Place Convention Center

 

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