2010 Annual (Washington, DC)

Programs for the People – Meetings

WCC – Washington Convention Center
REN – Renaissance Washington
GRAND – Grand Hyatt Washington

Saturday, June 26

  • Saturday, June 26, 2010, 1:30-3:30 pm – Room WCC 205
    Professional Integrity and Library Workers: What’s the connection?
    Library workers often find themselves on the frontline of battles over everything from the individual right to privacy to fundamental issues of intellectual freedom. The role professional integrity plays in the lives of library workers is both crucial and often not understood by the public. This program will examine the notion that professional integrity is not only important to the professional library worker but also directly impacts the public and communities served. The importance of defending professional integrity from external pressure has gained prominence across a wide range of sectors and professions. To that end, ALA-APA and ALA are both part of Professionals for the Public Interest: Associations and Unions Defending Professional Integrity, a coalition of professional associations and labor unions working to address challenges to professional integrity that will also be discussed in this panel.
    Track: Current Issues and Hot Topics
    Speaker(s): Julius C. Jefferson Jr., Information Research Specialist, Library of Congress; Jim Kuhn, Former trustee of the Leroy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund and Chair of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table Merritt Promotion Committee, Folger Shakespeare Library; Angela Maycock, Assistant Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, ALA; Jenifer Grady, Director, ALA-APA

  • Saturday, June 26, 2010, 4:00-5:30pm – Room WCC 155
    Union 101 for libraries
    What is a union? How do you form a union? How are unions working to support and protect library workers today? In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found in their Union Members Summary that workers in education, training, and library occupations had the highest unionization rates for any occupation group. Nearly 39% of workers in this occupation group were members of a union. This session will provide an opportunity for library workers to hear about the modern labor movement and successes on behalf of library workers, while also providing a forum for those questions you always had about organized labor but didn’t know where to ask.
    Track: Administration and Management; Advocacy, Marketing, & Fundraising OR Leadership & Management Advocacy, Marketing and Fundraising
    Speaker(s): Susan Veltfort, Librarian and President, King County Library System, AFSCME, AFL-CIO Local 1857; Nick Yovnello, Professor/Librarian, Rowan University, and President, Council of New Jersey State College Locals, AFT; Candace Merbler, Reference Support Associate, University at Albany, SUNY (Moderator)

Sunday, June 27

  • Sunday, June 27, 2010, 1:30-3:30 pm – WCC 151B
    Not So Extreme Makeovers
    We hear so much about the negative stereotype of how library staff look and dress. This program will take a positive spin on those oft-depicted items in the library employee closet – focusing on enhancement rather than change. It will also go deeper into our image, about what we “say” to others through not just our clothing, but our posture, communication styles and general “vibe.” You will leave the program rejuvenated and excited about new ways to let your light shine without plastic surgery, couture designers or hypnosis.
    Track: Human Resources and Staff Development
    Speaker(s): Winnell Montague, Branch Head, Capitol View Neighborhood Library; Carla Hayden, Executive Director, Enoch Pratt Free Library; Barbara Morrow Williams, City Librarian, Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library; Avis Cuffee, Nordstrom, Personal Stylist
    Cognotes article about Not So Extreme Makeover
  • Sunday, June 27, 2010, 4:00-5:30 pm – WCC 101
    Getting back into the game: Advice for the laid off, insecurely employed, and mid-career slump
    Come one, come all for this discussion laced with best practices about how to deal with your current employment situation. You are asking yourself and others are asking you why you unemployed or unhappily employed. While you’re trying to answer this question, there are hundreds of other questions plaguing you about what you do next. And thinking about all those questions can engender a feeling of helplessness when you know you have to move from thought to action. At this program, we want to talk about how to be reflective, courageous, motivated and well-prepared as you shift into the next phase of your career.
    Track: Administration and Management
    Speaker(s): Pat Wand, Dean, Zayed University Library and Learning Resources; Oliver Cutshaw, Campus Librarian, The Chicago School of California; Mary Anne Hansen, Associate Professor/Reference Librarian, Montana State University; Meggan Houlihan; Linda S. Dobb, University Librarian, California State University East Bay; Manuel Urrizola, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, University of California Riverside; Marilyn McClaskey, HR and Organizational Development Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries; John Sandstrom, Manager of Collection Development and Acquisitions, El Paso Public Library; Terry Darr, Director, Loyola Blakefield Library; Nanette Donohue, Technical Services Manager, Champaign Public Library; Brian Gray, Head of Reference and Engineering Librarian, Case Western Reserve University
    Getting Back Advice Handout
  • Sunday, June 27, 2010, 4:00-5:30 pm – WCC 158A
    Library Support Staff Certification Program Open Forum
    ALA has developed a national, voluntary Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC Program). The program is focused on skills that public and academic library support staff have or need. This is an exciting time and we look forward to your attendance to learn more about this opportunity.
    Speaker(s): Nancy Bolt, Consultant, Nancy Bolt and Associates; Karen Strege, Consultant

Monday, June 28

  • Monday, June 28, 2010, 1:30-3:30 pm – GRAND Roosevelt/Wilson

    Library Support Staff Certification Program Portfolio Evaluator Training

    Do you have expertise in one of the following areas?

    • Foundations of Library Service
    • Communications and Teamwork
    • Technology
    • Access Services
    • Adult Readers’ Advisory
    • Cataloging and Classification
    • Collection Management
    • Reference and Information Services
    • Supervision and Management
    • Youth Services

    If so, you may want to become an evaluator of online portfolios for candidates in the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program. At this program, learn about the LSSC Program, portfolio evaluation rubrics, and how your help benefits the profession. For more information, see http://www.ala-apa.org/lssc/portfolioevaluators.html.
    Speaker(s): Pat Wagner, Consultant, Pattern Research, Inc.; Nancy Bolt, Consultant, Nancy Bolt and Associates

  • Monday, June 28, 2010, 4:00-5:30 pm – Room WCC 145A
    Stress and depression in the workplace: Effective methods for preventing and/or treating emotional challenges
    Anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status can suffer from depression. No job category or professional level is immune. Every year, 9.5% of the population, or about 19 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness – and there is a strong link between depression and other chronic illnesses. The economic cost of this is high, but the cost in human suffering is incalculable. Much of this suffering is unnecessary. There ARE solutions and libraries have a key role to play in promoting awareness. This program will address the signs, symptoms, causes, and effects of depression, as well as treatment options and holistic approaches to achieving and maintaining mental and physical health. Co-sponsored by AILA, APALA, REFORMA, and BCALA.
    Track: Administration and Management
    Speaker(s): Dr. Marilyn Gaston, Co-Director, The Gaston & Porter Health Improvement Center; Dr. Gayle Porter, Co-Director, The Gaston & Porter Health Improvement Center
    Resources: Stress at Work:  How to Reduce and Manage Job and Workplace Stress
    Depression Symptomatology Inventory
    Stress Inventory
    Stress Management Plan Worksheet
  • Monday, June 28, 2010, 4:00-5:30 pm – WCC 102A
    Negotiation – What else is on the table?
    If we were playing Family Feud, the survey would say that salaries are number one when the topic is compensation. But there are many other elements of compensation that you may not think about when you are accepting a position or promotion – and some of those are also negotiable. You will learn the basics of negotiation for all aspects of the compensation package, from what to ask to when to ask to how to respond to the outcome.
    Track: Human Resources and Staff Development
    Speaker(s): Paula Singer, Principal, The Singer Group, Inc.; Laura Francisco, Consultant, The Singer Group, Inc.


Friday, June 25

  • Friday, June 25, 2010, 11:00-noon – REN Meeting Room 08/09
    ALA-APA Board of Directors

  • Friday, June 25, 2010, 4:00-5:15 pm – WCC 302
    CPLA Certification Review

  • Friday, June 25, 2010, 3:00-5:00 pm – WCC 303
    Salaries and Status of Library Workers Working Groups

Saturday, June 26

  • Saturday, June 26, 2010, 1:30-3:30 pm – WCC 306
    Certification Program Committee

  • Saturday, June 26, 2010, 4:00-5:30 pm – REN Meeting Room 01
    Salaries and Status of Library Workers

Sunday, June 27

  • Sunday, June 27, 2010, 8:00-10:00 am – GRAND Latrobe
    LSSC Certification Review

  • Sunday, June 27, 2010, 12:15-12:45 pm – WCC Ballroom A
    ALA-APA Information Session and Council

  • Sunday, June 27, 2010, 1:30-3:30 pm – WCC 302

Monday, June 28

  • Monday, June 28, 2010, 8:00-9:00 am – REN Meeting Room 08/09
    Budget Analysis and Review/Finance & Audit

  • Monday, June 28, 2010, 1:30-3:30 pm – GRAND Renwick
    Promotion and Fundraising