2009 Annual (Chicago, IL)

Friday, July 10

  • Engaging Excellence Through Leadership and Mentoring
    Julius Rhodes
    3:30 – 5:00 pm, Hilton Lake Huron

    Leadership is essential in our roles and it is different from management. However, in addition to leadership, we need to be able to grow a demand for the opportunities we have within our associations as a means of perpetuating our profession, and mentoring is a prime way of achieving this objective. The program will examine the critical leadership behaviors that need to be consistently displayed, and the impact of mentoring (internal and external) on elevating the profile of the profession.

Saturday, July 11

  • There is a Union Difference
    Lydia Morrow-Ruetten – presentation summary, Nina Manning, Carol Thomas, William A. Thompson
    1:30 – 3:00 pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick Conf Ctr 23

    This program will highlight the difference in union and non-union support staff salaries found by the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO using ALA-APA data. The program will also include a discussion of other salary-related topics such as the Employee Free Choice Act. The program will feature speakers from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

  • What Does Certification Have to Do With Me? Am I Missing Something?
    Jenifer Grady
    9:15 – 10:15 am, Hyatt Regency McCormick Conf Ctr 21b

    Voluntary certification through the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP) will redefine how you think about yourself by expanding your perspective and your skill sets beyond your immediate place in your library. The LSSCP program will address your current and future professional development needs and the service needs of your employers and communities by preparing you to better understand and participate in the broader issues that are affecting your work. This discussion will describe the program’s inspiration, development and progress. Throughout our conversation, you will be encouraged to begin thinking about whether this opportunity should be part of your professional goals.

Sunday, July 12

  • Networking Breakfast
    Michael Torres, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, AFSCME
    7:30 – 8:30 am, Hyatt Regency Chicago Columbus Hall I/J room change

    The winner of the Sirsi-Dynix – ALA-APA Award for Promoting Salaries will be honored at this breakfast. It is also an opportunity to network with colleagues who are interested in unions. Michael Torres will speak.

  • Medicare for All
    Dr. Quentin Young
    10:30 am -12:00 pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick Conf Ctr 12d

    Single-payer national health insurance is a system in which a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health financing, but delivery of care remains largely private. The U.S. health care system is outrageously expensive, yet inadequate, spending more than twice as much as the rest of the industrialized nations and leaving 47 million completely uninsured. This program will introduce the philosophy of Physicians for a National Health Program, which defines, researches and supports single-payer health insurance.

Monday, July 13

  • Toot Your Own Horn
    Donna Cardillo
    8:00 – 10:00 am, MCP W-178b

    Donna Cardillo, RN (www.dcardillo.com) is a nurse, career development “guru”, professional keynote speaker, author, consultant, and columnist. She knows that librarians, like nurses, don’t get the status and credibility they deserve, so she’ll tell us how to change that!

  • Love the Work, Hate the Job
    David Kusnet
    10:30 am -12:00 pm, MCP W-178b

    Why do more and more Americans express dissatisfaction with their jobs while their work has become more intellectually challenging and less physically exhausting? Hear David Kusnet, author of Love the Work, Hate the Job, tell the stories of workers fighting less for better pay and benefits, and more for respect and a say in the future of their business. He will also address his argument that indiscriminate cost-cutting and the pursuit of short-term profits prevent the best workers from doing their best work.


Thursday, July 9

Friday, July 10

Saturday, July 11

Sunday, July 12

Monday, July 13

  • ALA-APA Council Meeting
    10:15 – 11:15 am, MCP W375a

MCP W = McCormick Place, West