IMLS at the American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas

June 11, 2014
 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IMLS Press Contact
Giuliana Bullard, 202-653-4799
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IMLS at the American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas

Visit IMLS at Booth #1534 and learn more about our funded projects

Washington, DC—IMLS Director Susan H. Hildreth and other agency representatives will participate in the American Library Association annual conference and exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 26 – July 1.

Susan Hildreth will be available at booth #1534 during the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception on Friday, June 27, 2014 (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.). IMLS staff will also be available throughout the weekend for questions.

The IMLS Update will be Sunday, June 29, from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., at N243 in the Convention Center, where Director Hildreth and Deputy Director for Library Services Maura Marx will provide an update on programs and priorities. They will also report on outcomes from the IMLS Focus meetings. 

The following sessions will feature IMLS-funded projects or IMLS staff presentations:

Friday, June 27, 2014                      

Connecting Youth: Key Findings from the Learning Labs, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., CC S224

ACRL's Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success project posters—Part I, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Bally's Gold Room

Saturday, June 28, 2014                  

Every Child Ready to Read 2—Does it Really Work? Evaluating the Program (two IMLS research grants will be discussed: Project VIEWS and Bringing Home Literacy: Determining the Impact of Library programming on parent behavior), 8:30-10:00 a.m., CC S228

ACRL's Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success project posters—Part II, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., Bally's Skyview 6

Guideline Development for Financial Literacy Education in Libraries (RUSA IMLS Sparks! grant), 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., CC N218           

Washington Update—2014 Congressional Election and its Impact on Libraries (learn about federal Library Services and Technology Act funding), 8:30-10:00 a.m., CC N259/261        

Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community I: Aspirations, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., CC S223          

Got Innovation? [Note: posted as Experimenting with Animation] (IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant; IMLS Senior Library Program Officer Tim Carrigan speaks about funding opportunities), 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., CC S224

Librarians as Digital Leaders: Collaborating on the Development and Use of Digitized Collections (IMLS Deputy Director for Library Services Maura Marx presenting), 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., CC N252

Promotion, Advocacy, and Creative Funding Ideas for Rural or Tribal Libraries (IMLS Associate Deputy Director for Library Services Robert Horton speaking), 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., CC N236

Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community II: Turn Quiz, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., CC S223

More than Fun in the Sun! Building Collaborative Relationships and Using Real Data to Increase Summer Learning, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., CC N262

Continuing Education for Libraries: A National Conversation (IMLS Associate Deputy Director for Library Services Robert Horton speaking), 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., CC S224

Sunday, June 29, 2014                     

IMLS Update (Director Susan Hildreth and Deputy Director Maura Marx will provide an update on programs and priorities; they will also report on outcomes from the IMLS Focus meetings), 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., CC N243

Citizenship Programs and Resources at the Library (IMLS partnership with USCIS; Director of Communications and Government Affairs Mamie Bittner speaking), 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., CC N236

Librarians Take SXSW by Storm! (IMLS Associate Deputy Director for Library Services Robert Horton speaking), 8:30-10:00 a.m., CC N254

Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community III: Intentionality, 8:30-10:00 a.m., CC S223      

Creative Aging @ Your Library (IMLS Senior Library Program Officer Michele Farrell speaking), 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., CC N243

Panel: Public Libraries and Digital Inclusion (IMLS-funded ALA Digital Inclusion survey), 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., CC N258

Rebranding Librarianship—Building a Knowledge Alliance, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., CC S225

The Future of Library Services for and with Teens (YALSA—IMLS funded), 10:30 – 11:30 CC S223

Update on Value of Academic Libraries Initiative (ACRL) (covering IMLS funded grant "Assessment in Action), 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., CC N255/257

Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community IV: Sustaining Yourself, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., CC S223 

CLASS Research Report (AASL White Paper that was developed following the IMLS-funded CLASS Research Symposium), 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., CC N109

Ideas and Practices in STEAM Learning (IMLS Senior Library Program Officer Sandy Toro speaking), 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., CC N243

Monday, June 30, 2014                    

Ignite Monday Session: What's Popping Up? (IMLS-funded Pop Up Library—Houston Public Library), 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., CC N239/241

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