Ticketed Events

Annual Conference 2016 Ticketed Events

To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial registration or add them later using the unique link in your email confirmation. If you don't have your registration confirmation handy, you can request a copy by emailing alaregistration@compusystems.com. Click here for the registration page.



Friday, June 24, 2016, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Catch up with the Independent School Section (ISS) colleagues and friends for networking, hors d'oeuvres, drinks and fun! Transportation to and from the event location will be on your own. Pre-registration is required.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $30 $30


Other Member $30 $30 $30
NonMember $30 $30 $30
Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Join the Independent Section (ISS) for a daytime tour of independent schools in the Orlando area. The ISS tour will feature lower, middle and upper school library programs. Departing from the Orange County Convention Center, attendees are sure to have a variety of insights! Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $50 $50 $50
Other Member $50 $50 $50
NonMember $50 $50 $50



ACR1: Building a Curriculum on the Intersections of Scholarly Communications and Information Literacy
Friday, June 24, 2016, 12:30PM - 4:00PM
This half-day, hands-on preconference will build librarians’ capacity as leaders on issues and projects of campus-wide interest that involve elements of scholarly communication, information literacy, and their connections (i.e., data literacy, intellectual property, open access, etc.). This workshop will provide participants with skills and ideas using the ACRL Framework and Intersections white paper by focusing on developing pedagogical strategies for effectively reaching students and faculty on a wide range of scholarly communication issues. The target audience for the preconference is academic librarians with responsibilities related to coordinating and teaching in the areas of scholarly communication and information literacy.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $245 $245 $245
Other Member $195 $195 $195
NonMember $295 $295 $295
ACRL Discount $195 $195 $195
ACR2: Crossing the Threshold with Threshold Concepts: Redesigning a Library Instruction Lesson Plan
Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education offers a more conceptual approach to information literacy instruction by providing a set of “interconnected core concepts” rather than standards. In this full-day preconference, participants will learn and put into practice strategies to incorporate these threshold concepts into lesson design. Participants will backwards plan to identify learning outcomes and teaching strategies to help students breach troublesome points in their learning, and explore assessment methods for these threshold concepts. The interactive format will model active learning strategies that participants can use and provide opportunities for structured peer feedback on draft lesson plans. Connect existing learning outcomes to threshold concepts in order to effectively navigate the new information literacy framework within the context of their own institutions.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $285 $285 $285
Other Member $285 $285 $285
NonMember $325 $325 $325
ACRL Discount $245 $245 $245


ACR3: Teaching Data Information Literacy: A Hands-on Introduction
Friday, June 24, 2016, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
This interactive preconference, presented by the ACRL Instruction Section, consists of two parts. First, presenters will share their experiences in developing instruction around data information literacy. Part two will be conducted through hands-on exercises, in which participants will have the opportunity to formulate what they see as the most important skills for their target audience to acquire. Participants will then develop a lesson plan addressing those needs. Learn how to define data information literacy and competencies, examine the differences between DIL and data, and create a draft lesson plan for a DIL instruction session.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $245 $245 $245
Other Member $245 $245 $245
NonMember $295 $295 $295
ACRL Discount $195 $195 $195


ALA1: Chapter Leaders Forum
Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Effective Membership Development and Retention, Generating New Revenue, and Successful Advocacy: Local, State and Federal. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.
Category Early Bird Advance
Member $75 $75
Other Member $75 $75
NonMember $75 $75


ALA2: Inaugural Brunch
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 11:45AM - 2:00PM
Join ALA President Sari Feldman in honoring incoming President Julie Todaro and incoming Division Presidents at this Inaugural Brunch. This elegant event will immediately follow the Closing General Session and includes food, entertainment, and more. Tickets can be purchased when you register for the conference or added at a later date.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $50 $50 $50
Other Member $50 $50 $50
NonMember $50 $50 $50


ALA3: Pivot or Persevere? Creating a Framework for Successful Innovation
Friday, June 24, 2016 9:00am – 4:00pm

Changes in libraries are creating the need to embrace innovation in library structure, program and service development, and community engagement. This can be overwhelming, but what if there was a simple way to start small before deploying extensive time and money on solutions that may or may not work? In this intensive, hands-on session, you’ll use Lean Start Up principles, design thinking and deep customer understanding to identify and validate problems, and develop and test solutions. Through an iterative process, learn to pivot or persevere as you bring the best solution forward. The methodology utilized allows libraries to become more efficient and effective in developing new solutions. Especially beneficial for teams - consider attending with others from your library. Sponsored with Demco.

Category Early Bird  Advance Onsite
Member $199 $199 $199
Other Member $199 $199 $199
NonMember $224 $224 $224


ALA4: Telling Your Library's Most Compelling Story
Friday, June 24, 2016 9:00am – 4:00pm

The most powerful brands in the world have learned to develop emotional connections with their customers through stories. Since emotion drives behavior, these stories are critical to the success of an organization. Facilitated by a premiere brand strategist, this workshop uses an archetypal model to explore the essence of what your library represents to your community and determine what stories you can authentically tell. From there, you are ready to align your stories with your strategy and develop ways to communicate and translate them into action. This immersive experience will connect the soul of your library brand with the hearts of your customers. Sponsored with Demco.

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $199 $199 $199
Other Member $199 $199 $199
NonMember $224 $224 $224
ALC1: Preservation in Action Event - Volunteers Wanted! - SOLD OUT
Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Join Preservation in Action for an engaging, hands-on opportunity to help preserve local cultural heritage in Orlando! Participants will take part in day-long preservation project at the Orange County Historical Society. The project, which will be led by preservation experts, will focus on motion picture film and may include activities such as cleaning collections or housing them in archival enclosures. No experience is required.

Preservation in Action is a new program sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS), in support of ALA's Libraries Transform initiative. The program is intended to promote an understanding of the importance of preservation while engaging with cultural heritage collections in ALA conference locations. For more details, see http://www.ala.org/alcts/pia/.
This event is complimentary, but registration is required and space is limited.
ALC2: Metadata Madness!! :An Unconference On Anything You Want To Learn
Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Metadata Madness is an "unconference," where session topics are proposed at the beginning of the conference and voted on by participants. Anyone attending can propose a session related to metadata, such as tools, schemas, controlled vocabularies, ethics, or anything you can think of! You can volunteer to lead a session or just participate. Metadata Madness is informal and hands-on, emphasizing equality, learning, and fun!
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $139 $139 $139
Other Member $139 $139 $139
NonMember $179 $179 $179
ALCTS Discount $99 $99 $99


ALS1: 2016 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet
Sunday, June 26, 2016, 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Join us for this gala occasion celebrating the Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Medalists and Honorees, authors and illustrators of the year’s most distinguished books for children. Cocktails (cash bar) available prior to dinner; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door and a limited number of tickets will be available at Onsite Registration until noon Friday. Pre-registration required, $94 individual tickets (non-assigned seating). Reserved table seating (ten seats) available. Table reservations must be made directly with the ALSC office. Details at http://www.ala.org/alsc/banquet.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $94 $94 $94
Other Member $94 $94 $94
NonMember $94 $94 $94


ASC1: Freelance Success: Building a Business as A Library Trainer, Educator, Writer, Researcher, or Consultant
Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Provide consulting, programs, services, and products to the library community or use your library-related skills in the larger market. Learn what it takes, from testing the market to negotiating with customers and build an enterprise for yourself.

A new wave of library professionals are looking for ways to stay involved in supporting library success. In addition, even as the economy recovers, libraries are relying on independent librarians to provide one-time, temporary, and part-time support to libraries, particularly small, rural, and financially strapped institutions. Finally, the dramatic changes libraries are experiencing mean library leaders and managers are going outside their existing staff to seek people with experience in a variety of skills, including change management, instructional design, user experience, technology planning, and collection management. This half day workshop is ideal for anyone level of librarianship, especially those considering or in the midst of a career change.

Sponsored by the Library Consultants Interest Group of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $235 $235 $235
Other Member $99 $99 $99
NonMember $275 $275 $275
ASCLA Discount $169 $169 $169


EMI1: EMIERT Taste of the Town: Eatonville, FL
Friday, June 24, 2016, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Join the ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) on Friday, June 24 for a tour of historic Eatonville, Florida. Eatonville is one of the first incorporated African American communities in the United States and is famous for being one of the homes of Zora Neale Hurston. Registration is $40 and includes bus transportation from the Orange County Convention Center to Eatonville and a guided tour of the historic community. Following the tour, there will be a picnic lunch.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $40 $40 $40
Other Member $40 $40 $40
NonMember $40 $40 $40


EMI2: The 47th Annual Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast
Sunday, June 26, 2016, 7:00AM - 9:30AM
Join the ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee as we celebrate the very best in children’s and young adult literature representing the African-American experience at the 47th annual Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast. Held during ALA Annual Conference, the Breakfast will feature CSK Winner and Honor authors and illustrators, as well as the recipient of the Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement Award.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $52 $62 $62
Other Member $52 $62 $62
NonMember $52 $62 $62



IRO1: Internationalizing Your Library: Strategies for All Types of Librarians: Public/School/Academic/National/Government-IRRT Preconference
Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:00AM - 1:00PM

Calls for internationalizing libraries are increasing in the library world, and among all types of libraries—public, school, academic, and government-national.  But what does it mean to “internationalize?”  It can take many forms.  It can mean providing other-language materials or ESL/citizenship classes in a public library; it can mean adding literature from other lands in a school library; it can mean offering outreach and instruction to international students in an academic library; it can mean increasing foreign partnership collections in a government/national library; and much, much more.  This preconference will feature specialists from all 4 library types (public/school/academic/government-national), providing strategies for internationalizing.   Participants will gather in subgroups of the 4 library types to hear their own specialists, ensuring getting the most relevant (tailored) information. Program materials, refreshments and lunch are included with your preconference fee.

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $90 $90 $90
Other Member $90 $90 $90
NonMember $90 $90 $90


IRO2: International Librarians Reception
Monday, June 27, 2016, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Please join the ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 70 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors d’oeuvres and open bar. ALA President, Sari Feldman, will announce the recipients of the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Projects. Winners of the Bogle Pratt Award and the Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship will be announced. Advance registration is required. International librarians registered for the full conference will receive one complimentary ticket. A ticket must be purchased for additional guests. Tickets will be sold in the convention center. *No tickets will be sold at the reception site. * 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $40 $40 $45
Other Member $40 $40 $45
NonMember $40 $40 $45


LIT3: Technology Tools and Transforming Librarianship
Friday, June 24, 2016, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Technology envelops every aspect of librarianship, so it is important to keep up with new technology tools and find ways to use them to improve services and better help patrons. This hands-on, interactive preconference will teach six to eight technology tools in detail and show attendees the resources to find out about 50 free technology tools that can be used in all libraries. There will be plenty of time for exploration of the tools, so please BYOD! You may also want to bring headphones or earbuds. 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $270 $270 $270
Other Member $335 $335 $335
NonMember $335 $335 $335
LITA Discount $205 $205 $205


LLA1: Building Blocks for Library Space Planning - From Vision to Paper
Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
This preconference will provide the necessary tools to complete a space planning process. Small groups will focus on a particular library space throughout the day, and understand elements of planning like big picture visioning, and Personas and Journey Mapping. You will create a space needs program and diagramming adjacencies, and develop a scale schematic floor plan. At the end of the day groups will present their solutions. Registrants are invited to submit a library program for the planning exercise, and registrant will each receive a copy of Building Blocks for Planning Functional Library Space. Lunch is on your own.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $265 $265 $265
Other Member $125 $125 $125
NonMember $315 $315 $315
LLAMA Discount $215 $215 $215
LLA3: Evolve and Improve: Transforming the Contributions of Student Employees at Your Library
Friday, June 24, 2016, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
In this interactive preconference, participants will explore the role of student assistants in an academic library. Presenters will introduce innovative methods of managing student employees including new approaches to hiring and recruitment; creative training methods and tools; professional skill development; and evaluation and performance reviews, including peer evaluations. Participants will be challenged to re-imagine the role student employees play in libraries and will leave with a plan to develop a robust student employment program. 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $165 $165 $165
Other Member $55 $55 $55
NonMember $215 $215 $215
LLAMA Discount $115 $115 $115


LLA4: Tour of Orlando Libraries
Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
A full-day tour of the region’s newest and most innovative libraries that includes transportation, a light lunch, and an opportunity to learn from architects and librarians about their building projects and experiences. The tour will highlight Orlando Public library’s Melrose Center, a creativity and technology center expanding that expanded on traditional library services with video, photography and audio production studios, fabrication and simulation labs, and an interactive media wall. 
Category Early Bird Advance
Member $145 $145
Other Member $45 $45
NonMember $195 $195
LLAMA Discount $95 $95


LRT1: Designing and Facilitating Learning Experiences That Make a Difference: The Power of Active Experiential Learning
Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:30AM - 12:00PM
Are you tired of "Sage on the Stage" presentations and trainings? Have been to presentations after presentation that didn't result in anyone--including you--actually doing something different? That's because the kind of deep learning that leads to real change happens when you make meaning from our own experience and then design a plan to apply our new understanding to real life situations. Come to this highly engaging program and experience for yourself power--and fun--of active, experiential learning. 
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $130 $150 $150
Other Member $130 $150 $150
NonMember $175 $200 $200
LEARNRT Discount $120 $120 $120


MAG1: Making Sense of Data through Visualization
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 8:00AM - 5:00PM (includes travel time)
Visualization is an increasingly powerful means of exploring and communicating data, especially in the areas of government documents and geospatial information. While not every specialist in these areas can undertake extensive training in visualization, even learning basic data cleaning and visualization techniques can greatly enhance library services in these areas. This pre-conference program will lead participants through a series of hands-on exercises designed to help them learn both data cleaning techniques and data visualization principles. First, a short introduction to visualization as it relates to government documents and geospatial information will prepare participants for the hands-on portions of the program. Next, participants will learn best practices and recommendations for confronting the complexities of government data. Participants will also learn to work with freely available GIS and visualization tools to transform the data and communicate results. Next, participants will go through a visualization exercise during which the instructors will share technical information about visualization software and design tips that will carry across different projects. The hands-on period will be followed by open work time, during which participants will have the chance to explore and interact with the data and software, as well as ask questions of the instructors. After the open work time, a feedback session will allow participants to share their work with the group and practice giving and receiving feedback on their visualization choices. Finally, the program will conclude with an open discussion of the development of scalable library visualization services targeted to government documents and geospatial information. The program will include a catered lunch and time to consult with the presenters on individual projects. The start and end time for this event include travel from the conference to the University of Central Florida Library; a shuttle will be provided. Additional information can be found at the program website: https://magirtgodort.wordpress.com/
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $210 $210 $210
Other Member $210 $210 $210
NonMember $290 $290 $290
MAGIRT and GODORT Discount $190 $190 $190


NRT1: What's a Millennial to Do: Learning to Thrive in a Multi-Generational Workplace
Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
In this interactive pre-conference, a panel of speakers will explore ways to succeed as an emerging professional. Topics will include disrupting the institutional status quo, effective communication and marketing strategies, collaborating with multi-generational colleagues, deconstructing and transcending generational stereotypes, and learning to leverage your unique skill sets to implement change and improve your library, and the profession. The panel will be followed by a series of workshops focusing on developing skills and solving workplace challenges.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $75 $75 $75
Other Member $65 $65 $65
NonMember $95 $95 $95
NMRT Discount $65 $65 $65


PLA1: PLA Member Welcome Breakfast
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Join PLA President Vailey Oehlke for an exclusive PLA members-only breakfast. We'll recognize the individuals and libraries that received PLA awards and acknowledgements this year. The event will also feature a special keynote author, to be announced.
RUS2: Business Data for Librarians (RUSA BRASS)
Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
As the business world embraces data and analytics, so do business librarians. The focus of this interactive full-day preconference program will include: conducting a data reference interview; delving into the issues of data validity and data information literacy; and, working with data tools and datasets. We will look in-depth at locating and manipulating financial and marketing data in particular. Designed for academic, public, and special librarians and all interested in this topic.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $149 $179 $229
Other Member $119 $179 $199
NonMember $169 $199 $249
RUSA Discount $129 $159 $209


RUS3: Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Celebration
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Join us for this popular celebratory event—an engaging program followed by a dessert and drinks reception that has rapidly become a conference highlight. This year’s featured speaker is distinguished poet Billy Collins who will introduce the 2016 fiction and nonfiction winners Viet Thanh Nguyen and Sally Mann. The winners will receive their medals, offer remarks, and mingle with attendees, publishers, and ALA leaders on Saturday, June 25, 8:00-10:00pm. This event is sponsored by NoveList.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $30 $30 $30
Other Member $30 $30 $30
NonMember $30 $30  
RUSA Discount $25 $25 $25


RUS4:Genealogy Workshop (RUSA HS) - SOLD OUT
Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
This free workshop will help librarians of all types learn the techniques to better serve the genealogists and family historians who use their collections. This can include better understanding of genealogy research methods and sources. It can also include how libraries can leverage their unique holdings to become more relevant to genealogists, who tend to be passionate in their support of libraries that have useful materials. Sponsored by ProQuest. Must register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q7RCDJT


UNI3: Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Monday, June 27, 2016, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Don't miss this traditional event. Bestselling writers will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats. A booksigning will follow. Buy your tickets early for this popular event.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $60 $60 $65
Other Member $60 $60 $65
NonMember $60 $60 $65
UNITED Discount $55 $55 $65


UNI4: The Laugh's On Us sponsored by SAGE
Sunday, June 26, 2016, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Comedian and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone will headline this evening featuring bestselling humor authors. Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow. Purchase tickets early to this event, which is always a sell-out.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $60 $60 $65
Other Member $60 $60 $65
NonMember $60 $60 $65
UNITED Discount $55 $55 $65


YAL1: YA Author Coffee Klatch
Sunday, June 26, 2016, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk about their current projects!
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $25 $25 $25
Other Member $25 $25 $25
NonMember $25 $25 $25


YAL2: Margaret A. Edwards Brunch
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Come join us for brunch and listen to the winner of the 2016 Margaret A. Edwards Award speak about their writing. The award honors the authors significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $39 $39 $39
Other Member $39 $39 $39
NonMember $39 $39 $39
YAL3: Booklist and YALSA Present: The Michael L. Printz Program and Reception
Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Kick off your Annual Conference by attending the Michael L. Printz Program and Reception on Friday night! Come listen to the 2016 Michael L. Printz winner speak about their writing. The honor book authors will respond to questions submitted by librarians and local teens, followed by a reception. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist Publications.
Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member $34 $34 $34
Other Member $34 $34 $34
NonMember $34 $34 $34