By Laura McKenzie
Office of Library Services
Staff from IMLS will be on the ground at the American Library Association’s annual conference, June 22-27th in Chicago. This post is a short guide for anyone who might be visiting the conference and would like to learn more about IMLS programs and IMLS-funded projects.
See Us at the IMLS Booth
IMLS program staff will be onsite at booth #1613 during the Friday evening reception and Saturday through Monday during regular exhibit hours. Stop by to discuss upcoming funding opportunities or to find out about the library work IMLS is supporting.
IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew will be at the IMLS booth and is looking forward to hearing from you about museum, library, and information services throughout the nation. She will be available Saturday through Monday.
Sessions Featuring IMLS Supported Work
Several ALA sessions will feature IMLS grantees discussing their projects or IMLS staff discussing our programs. In addition to the highlights below, there will be many other sessions featuring IMLS funded work. We hope you will seek them out, and we look forward to seeing you at the conference.
Saturday, June 24th
Libraries Taking on Autism: A Movement for Collaborative Solutions, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM, McCormick Place, W175a
Communities in Need, Let’s Work Together: Collective Impact as a Model of Collaboration, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, McCormick Place, W179b
Measures that Matter: Creating a Public Library Data and Outcomes Action Plan, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, McCormick Place, S106a
Creating a Library-Owned Marketplace, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, CC, W175c
The Library Card Challenge: Local Leaders Collaborating for Increased Access to Educational Resources, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Hyatt, Columbus Rm E-F
52 Weeks of Summer: Building Year Long Sustainability from Summer Success, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, CC, W179b
Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, CC, W181a
Public Libraries: Closing the Opportunity Gap for Early Literacy Success, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Columbus EF
Sunday, June 25th
Design for Accessibility: A New Tool for You, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM, CC, W176a
Get Smart: Transform Your Library for Active Learning, 11:30 AM – 12PM, CC, W183a
Tools for Adult Literacy through your Library, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, CC, W178b
Monday, June 26th
Spotlight on Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries: From Fresno to Alaska, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM, McCormick Place, W176a
The Data Privacy Project - Everything You Thought You Knew (But May Have Had Wrong) About Privacy, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, CC, W190a
Laura McKenzie is the Administrative Specialist in the Office of Library Services (OLS). She provides a range of administrative support to OLS including coordinating staff meetings, serving on the National Medal for Museum and Library Service team, and supporting the Acting Deputy Director for Library Services. Laura can be reached at email@example.com.