Ticketed Events

2019 Annual Conference Ticketed Events


To register for any of the following 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 [email protected].



Building your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Event Code: ACR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $295 - Other Member: $295 - Non-Member: $335 - ACRL Member: $255

Research data management has emerged as a need among academic researchers and liaisons are building skills in response. This one-day workshop will assist liaisons to identify their existing skills and mindsets that transfer to research data management services and then create a learning plan for the RDM specific knowledge needed to serve their subject disciplines. Tools, hints, and tricks will be shared that facilitate partnerships on campus with disciplinary faculty and with other RDM service providers.

Learning Outcomes

Workshop participants will be able to. . .

*Identify data within the research process and lifecycle in order to articulate the role of the libraries in the management of data to researchers.

*Learn how to develop expertise in the nuances of disciplinary requirements for data management in order to educate their faculty and students about data best practices for their discipline. 
*Articulate specific existing skills that they already possess as librarians which transfer to data services in order to begin building a toolkit of research data management skills.
*Identify campus partners in research data management in order to create an environment of research data management support for their faculty.
*Articulate the parts of a data management plan in order to describe its role as a living document within a research project.
*Apply their relevant prior knowledge of their disciplines in order to create a research data management interview plan in order to facilitate faculty engagement.


ACRL Project Outcome for Academic Libraries: Data for Impact and Improvement
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Event Code: ACR2

Ticket pricing: This event is complimentary but registration is required and space is limited.

In this workshop attendees will learn about using the new Project Outcome for Academic Libraries surveys and resources. Project Outcome is a free toolkit that helps libraries measure four key learning outcomes – knowledge, confidence, application, and awareness – across seven library program and service areas. It provides academic libraries of any size the means to easily measure the learning outcomes of their programs and services and to use that data as the basis for improvements and advocacy.
Attendees are advised to bring a laptop or tablet to be able to use Project Outcome for Academic Libraries on their own device during the session.

Attendees will: 
• Find out how Project Outcome can help you measure meaningful learning outcomes in academic libraries.
• Learn about using the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit, from administering surveys to visualizing results.
• Get tips on how to put your data to work in improving library services and advocacy.


RDA Toolkit Redesign
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Event Code: ALA1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $50/$60 - Other Member: $50/$60 - Non-Member: $70/$75

This day-long event will provide an in-depth update on the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign, also known as the 3R Project (rdatoolkit.org/3RProject) ALA Publishing representatives will cover all aspects of the site and demo-ing the current 3R release. 


Climate Change Conversations in Libraries: Stabilizing Ourselves and our Communities
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Event Code: ALA2

Ticket pricing:

This event is complimentary but registration is required and space is limited.

Explore the "wicked problem" of climate change in a convivial World Café setting. Together we will face our fears and identify our strengths, leadership and creativity in relationship to climate disruption. Because this disruption has significant impacts on our communities' mental health, we will learn a variety of practices to ground ourselves and find deeper meaning day-to-day. From this place of stability, we can better educate and serve our patrons -- now and in more troubled times. 


Using Design Thinking to Create Transformative Learning Experiences
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Event Code: ALA3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $100/$135 - Other Member: $100/$135 - Non-Member: $125/$150

Are you a trainer who engages with library staff and users? Join ALA Publishing and Infopeople for this three-hour interactive preconference that will provide you with strategies to develop more innovative and meaningful learning for your staff and users. Design thinking is an unique approach that can help you create training that is more impactful both in theory and practice.

Using design thinking principles, you will:
  - Learn how to design better training through empathy to gain insights into learners’ challenges and needs.
  - Develop and test prototypes and creative training ideas without a large investment of time or money.
  - Gain hands-on experience with the design thinking process.

Perhaps you feel like you aren’t connecting with learners or like your training doesn’t “stick.” Design thinking is about creating solutions that meet the needs of your target audience. In this preconference, you will be introduced to design thinking concepts, learn best practices for using these concepts, and understand how they relate to learning by working through a toolkit, developing and testing prototypes, and participating in facilitated small group discussions. You will have the opportunity to look at your projects through the lens of design thinking and then apply these skills to your  library training initiatives.  You will leave ready to design learning events that make a meaningful impact in people’s lives.

Greg Diaz and Brenda Hough will lead the preconference. Lisa Barnhart with Infopeople and Dan Freeman and Samantha Imburgia with ALA Publishing will help facilitate small group discussion. 

About the Presenters:

Greg Diaz is a librarian with the Chicago Public Library (CPL), where he serves as a branch manager. Greg has developed design thinking projects and training since 2014, when he joined the CPL Games Team, and worked to develop the CPL Games on the Go initiative and CPL Design Thinking Bootcamp. 

Brenda Hough has been a librarian for more than 20 years. She has delivered training and instruction for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction, the Public Library Association, Infopeople and more. Previous positions include staff development coordinator and continuing education coordinator. Currently, she is an instructional designer for Infopeople.


Inaugural Luncheon
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 11:45am - 2:00pm
Event Code: ALA4

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $50 - Other Member: $50 - Non-Member: $50

Join ALA President Loida Garcia Febo in honoring incoming President Wanda Brown and incoming Division Presidents at this Inaugural Luncheon. 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.


Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 7:00am - 10:00am
Event Code: ALA5

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $65/$75 - Other Member: $65/$75 - Non-Member: $65/$75

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast celebrates the Winner and Honor recipients during ALA's Annual Conference. Join some of the leading authors and illustrators of quality children's books depicting the African American experience. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. This award has made a name for itself within the library and literary communities.



Better Networking for Disasters: Improving participation and coordination for disaster response and recovery of cultural heritage
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:00am – 4:00pm 
Event Code: ALC1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $269 - Other Member: $269 - Non-Member: $319 - ALCTS Member: $219

Using last year’s hurricane season in Puerto Rico as a case study, this session will bring together individuals and organizations involved in disaster response and recovery of cultural heritage. It aims to explore ways to improve coordination and increase engagement of ALA members, in disaster response and recovery. This mix of formal presentations, moderated panels and a breakout session for the audience is designed to inspire collaborations that extend beyond the current modes of working. 

Presenters: Brenna Campbell (moderator), Preservation Librarian, Princeton University Library;  Hilda Ayala Teresa Gonzalez, Librarian, Biblioteca General, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez;  Lori Foley, Administrator, Heritage Emergency National Task Force, Office of Environmental Planning & Historic Preservation, FEMA;  Jonathan Connors, Deputy Director, Northeast, Clay Hunt Fellow, Team Rubicon;  Cecilio Ortiz, Associate Professor, Political Science, Department of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico;  Rebecca Kennedy, Owner/Private Practice, Curae Collections Care;  Jessica Unger, Emergency Programs Coordinator, Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Work (FAIC);  Johnny Lugo Vega, Cultural Heritage Conservation Scientist/Lecturer Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras


Change Management in Libraries and Technical Services
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:00am – 4:00pm 
Event Code: ALC2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $269 - Other Member: $269 - Non-Member: $319 - ALCTS Member: $219

Whether you’re an administrator, middle manager, leader of change, or involved in change at the ground level, this preconference offers something for you! We will explore change management as a concept for individuals, organizations, and institutions, as well as the specifics of instituting change inside libraries and tech services departments. Among the questions presenters and participants will examine together are: What are the internal and external drivers of change, the levels of change (adaptive versus transformational), and types of change (organizational, technological, and cultural)? How does your leadership style, role in the change initiative, and specific professional situation fit into the dimensions of change management and the topic of change leadership? Are there methods to identify resistance to change and find ways to attract people to change initiatives? What change management or leadership competencies do you want to develop? After learning about foundations of change management and leadership, participants will be presented with examples and work through case studies specific to libraries and technical services. By the end of this preconference, participants will be able to articulate what change management encompasses, identify ways to lead change regardless of position or rank, and learn to manage their own responses to change, as well as strategies to engage others in change initiatives.

Presenters: Janetta Waterhouse, Director of Technical Services and Library Systems, University of Albany;  Jenny S. Bossaller, Program Chair, Library and Information Science, University of Missouri;  A.J. Million, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan;  Erin Leach, Special Collections Cataloging Librarian, University of Georgia Libraries;  Catherine Soehner, Interim Executive Director, Associate Dean for Research and User Services, University of Utah Libraries;  Caroline Muglia, Co-Associate Dean for Collections, Head, Resource Sharing & Collection Assessment, University of Southern California Libraries;  Denise Pan, Associate Dean, Collections and Content, University of Washington Libraries


Preservation in Action Event - Volunteers Wanted! - SOLD OUT
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am – 4:00pm 
Event Code: ALC3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $15 - Other Member: $15 - Non-Member: $15

Join Preservation in Action for an engaging opportunity to help preserve cultural heritage in Washington, DC and gain practical experience! Participants will take part in a day-long preservation project at a local cultural institution. The project, which will be led by preservation experts, will provide hands-on training in the care and handling of various materials. No experience is required. For more details, visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/pia/.

After three successful years, Preservation in Action has gathered much interest from the community. The program is sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS), in support of ALA's Libraries Transform initiative.  


ALSC Preconference: Celebrate the 2019 ALSC Honor Books
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 11:30am – 4:00pm 
Event Code: ALS1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $175 - ALSC Member: $120 - Other Member: $175 - Non-Member: $200

Join us in conversation with authors, illustrators, and publishers as we celebrate and explore the 2019 Batchelder, Caldecott, Geisel, Newbery, Pura Belpré, and Sibert Honor Books.


2019 Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Banquet
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 6:00pm – 11:00pm 
Event Code: ALS2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $96 - Other Member: $96 - Non-Member: $96

Join us for this gala occasion celebrating Newbery, Caldecott and Children's Literature Legacy 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 be sold at the door and a limited number of tickets will be available at onsite registration until noon Friday. Pre-registration required. $95 individual tickets (non-assigned seating). Reserved table seating (ten seats) available. Table Reservations must be made directly with the ALSC office. For more information about individual ticket sales, banquet table sales, and additional banquet FAQs, please visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/banquet


Assembling a Consultant Toolkit: What you Need to Know to be a Successful Library Consultant
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am – 4:00pm 
Event Code: ASC1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $199 - Other Member: $219 - Non-Member: $225

This Pre-Conference is designed to prepare participants to begin or advance a successful consulting career. Presenters will present an overview of the consultant's role and guide participants through a self-assessment to uncover their consulting potential. Participants will work together to explore the different roles consultants play: the variety of services consultants offer and how to align consulting opportunities with experience and skills. The pre-conference will also cover how to respond to a RFP, getting a project started, creating a consulting business, and marketing/networking. Takeaways include marketing tips, business management strategies, finding clients and more!


Chapter Leaders Forum

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am – 3:45pm 
Event Code: CRO1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $80 - Other Member: $80 - Non-Member: $80

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a wonderful 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.


An Evening of Avant-Garde History: Brigid Maher discusses her upcoming project: Experimental  Curator: The Sally Dixon Story
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 6:00pm – 10:00pm 
Event Code: FMR2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $20 - Other Member: $20 - Non-Member: $20

This year, the Film and Media Roundtable (FMRT) Gala in Washington, DC, will focus on the history of American Experimental Cinema. Brigid Maher, the Program Director at American University’s School of Communications Film Department is currently producing and directing a film on the life and times of one of the pioneers in the field of Avant-Garde cinema in this country, Sally Dixon. Experimental Curator: The Sally Dixon Story considers the unique path this woman took to claiming a space to display and promote the work of the American Avant-Garde filmmakers. Tracing her career back to her time at Pittsburgh’s Museum of Art, and then her eventual migration to the Midwest, Experimental Curator will look at all the relationships she has developed with a diverse and fascinating group of filmmakers: Stan Brakhage, Willard Mass and Marie Menken, Storm de Hirsch, Joyce Weiland, etc. She would go on to create exhibitions where she would screen and display their experimental films. This led to a wondrous rich career for Sally Dixon, and paved the way for future film archivists and curators to do similar and more impressive work in many other locations. 

Brigid Maher will share with the attendees at this year’s gala, clips from her upcoming film. She will present on Sally Dixon and her multitudinous contributions to the field of American Avant-Garde Cinema, and will discuss questions and thoughts with the audience. This will take place at 6:30 to 8:30 pm at DC’s Poets and Busboys. We anticipate having a full attendance of 85 people and the evening will be split in two. 

First, there will be a cocktail and appetizer hour, where attendees may partake of the food and drink on offer at Poets and Busboys. Poets and Busboys is a hallowed DC institution, and they cater to all dietary needs; vegan, gluten free, paleo, omnivore will all find food they can enjoy at this establishment. Further, they provide excellent bar service, and attendees will have the opportunity to avail themselves of the cash bar. Following the warming up and cocktail hour, Brigid will take the next hour to present on Sally Dixon. The evening will hopefully conclude with door prizes. 

The 2019 FMRT Gala in Washington, DC at Poets and Busboys promises to be the best in edutainment. Following the mission of the FMRT to advance and promote media in library spaces, we will provide the opportunity to learn about a pioneer in that field. This should prove a very meaningful event.


Freedom to Read Foundation 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 6:00pm – 8:00pm 
Event Code: FTR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $25 - Other Member: $25 - Non-Member: $25

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Freedom to Read Foundation! Hear banned authors speak about their experiences over appetizers and a cash bar. There will also be door prizes. Tickets are $25 and include appetizers and a chance to win prizes.


Diversity and Inclusion Unconference
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 1:00pm – 4:00pm 
Event Code: GOD1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $125 - Other Member: $125 - Non-Member: $125

Would you like the opportunity to discuss diversity and inclusion in libraries? Would you also like to learn how to use a flexible, conversational training format for idea generation and training? If so, the Diversity and Inclusion Unconference is for you! Experienced facilitator Sam Eddington will provide instruction on the unconference structure, which is designed to encourage the sharing and development of innovative and effective ideas. Then, using a participant-generated agenda, we'll dive into diversity and inclusion, exploring successes and challenges, and looking at the issues in new ways.



An Evening with the Capitol Steps: An Intellectual Freedom Round Table Fundraiser
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 7:30pm – 9:30pm 
Event Code: IFR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $50 - Other Member: $50 - Non-Member: $50

The Capitol Steps are an American political-satire group which has been performing since 1981. Most of the Capitol Steps' material parodies well-known contemporary songs, usually introduced with a short skit. The songs are interspersed with other routines, including a spoonerism routine ("Lirty Dies") near the end of each performance with innuendoes about recent scandals. This performance of “An Evening with the Capitol Steps” will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Tickets support IFRT projects such as awards to honor champions of intellectual freedom, authors, and exemplary chapters or organizations; sponsoring Emerging Leaders; networking and continuing education events; and promoting core professional values. Each attendee will receive a complimentary CD. 

Please note that you will pick up your seat assignment tickets in the lobby of the Ronald Reagan Building. Look for the IFRT Sign. You must bring your ALA-issued ticket confirmation with you in order to pick up your ticket at the event.

The Capitol Steps were born in December 1981 when three staff members for a senator were planning a Christmas party and “decided to dig into the headlines of the day and created song parodies and skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor that was as popular in Peoria as it was on Pennsylvania Avenue.”

In the past 35 years, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 35 albums; performed for five U.S. presidents; been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS; and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio. Learn more at www.capsteps.com. 


Intellectual Freedom Round Table Awards Recognition and Fundraiser Breakfast
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 7:30am – 9:00am 
Event Code: IFR2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $10 - Other Member: $15 - Non-Member: $10

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table Awards Recognition and Fundraiser Breakfast will have a featured speaker and awards fundraiser raffle. Join us as we recognize the award winners for the Hodges and Immroth Awards and celebrate their contributions to the field of intellectual freedom. The breakfast will also feature a speaker (information forthcoming) on an intellectual freedom topic. The IFRT breakfast is a great way to make connections with others interested in intellectual freedom issues and to start the Saturday of the ALA Annual Conference off right!


IRRT Preconference
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:00am – 1:00pm 
Event Code: IRR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $90 - Other Member: $90 - Non-Member: $90

This proposal supports increased equity, diversity and inclusion both in terms of the audiences/communities to be served by different types of libraries locally, globally and nationally, as well as the types of the libraries themselves and the professional staff working in those libraries.


International Librarians Reception
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:00pm – 8:00pm 
Event Code: IRR2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $40 - Other Member: $40 - Non-Member: $40 - This reception is complimentary to all International Librarians registered for the full conference and is included with registration.

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, Loida Garcia-Febo, 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. *


Supporting Lifelong Learning: How Your Library Can Better Serve Adult Learners (LIRT Preconference)
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 12:30pm – 4:00pm 

Event Code: LIR1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $35 - Other Member: $35 - Non-Member: $35 - LIRT Members: $30

This LIRT preconference will educate participants on how libraries can best support adult learners. The program will address a broad range of topics related to how libraries serve adults, including supporting online learners, instructional design for adult learners, and designing and marketing library services. This preconference will be of interest to librarians from both public and academic libraries (community college and 4+ year institutions), and will include speakers from all types of libraries who will share their perspectives on supporting adult learners. The preconference will employ a variety of presentation formats to engage participants, including panels where librarians will share successful case studies, a break-out instructional design workshop component, and opportunities for discussion. This preconference will be presented by the LIRT Adult Learners Committee.


Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am – 4:00pm 

Event Code: LIT1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $25 - Other Member: $25 - Non-Member: $25

Women in technology face numerous challenges in their daily work. If you would like to join others in the field to discuss those challenges, AvramCamp is for you. This one-day LITA preconference will allow female-identifying individuals employed in various technological industries an opportunity to network with others in the field and to collectively examine common barriers faced.

This day will follow the unconference model allowing attendees the power to choose topics most relevant to them. The day will start with looking at imposter syndrome, the feeling that you aren't actually qualified for the work you are doing and will be discovered as a fraud. Participants will then have the opportunity to propose lightning rounds and session proposals on a variety of topics such as salary negotiation, creating inclusive job postings, and becoming leaders in the technology field.


Beginning Git and GitHub
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 12:00pm – 4:00pm 

Event Code: LIT2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $170 - Other Member: $170 - Non-Member: $210 - LITA Members: $140

Work smarter, collaborate faster and share code or other files with the library community using the popular version control system Git. Featuring a mix of git fundamentals and hands-on exercises, participants learn the basics of Git, learn how to use key commands, and how to use GitHub to their advantage, including sharing their own work and building upon the projects of others.

Git is a tool (technically, a version control system) that allows you to easily track changes in your files, scripts, websites, or entire programs. You can run it on your own computer for your own projects, but Git also makes it easy to collaborate with others on shared projects - thus helpful to small teams, large organizations, and people coordinating on open source projects. Easier collaboration is not the only advantage to using Git: you can also easily test out changes and write new code without threatening your existing work. It is very popular – verging on a necessity  – amongst coders.
GitHub is a website that allows you to easily host and manage the code for git-tracked projects.  It simplifies collaboration among project contributors, and is especially helpful for open source projects where you don’t necessarily meet your fellow contributors in real life. GitHub is free if your code is open to the public.

Bring your laptop for an afternoon of hands-on exploration!


Metadata Management Tools
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 12:00pm – 4:00pm 

Event Code: LIT3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $170 - Other Member: $170 - Non-Member: $210 - LIRT Members: $140

With so many tools available to catalogers and metadata workers, it can be difficult to keep up or know where to start! In this 4-hour workshop, participants will be introduced to tools such as OpenRefine, Regular Expressions, MarcEdit, and Python/Pymarc. Emphasis will be placed on how these different metadata management tools can be incorporated into workflows through hands-on activities, example use cases for each tool, and a survey of resources available. This workshop will also provide participants with an opportunity to ask questions and collaborate with each other to problem-solve metadata workflow issues they may be facing in their workplaces.

Metadata Management Tools is a workshop designed for library staff who regularly work manipulating MARC data and/or metadata sets as well as library school students interested in the subject of metadata management. A basic understanding of metadata standards (such as MARC or DublinCore) and formatting will be helpful for this course.


A Tour of DC Area Branch Libraries
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Event Code: LLA1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $145 - Other Member: $45 - Non-Member: $195

Within and around the District of Columbia there are a number of compelling library buildings and library initiatives that merit personal exploration. Join us for a tour of several new DCPL branches (Woodridge, Cleveland Park and West End) each integrated into their respective neighborhoods in interesting ways (including a public-private partnership). Additionally, DCPL Library Executive Director, Richard Reyes-Gavilan, will update us on the progress and concepts for the renovation of the system’s central facility, the MLK Library designed by noted modernist architect, Mies Van der Rohe, reviewing how they plan to preserve/recognize the legacy of Mies and the legacy of Martin Luther King while re-establishing the central library as central in the lives of DC citizens. Because DCPL‘s newest ideas are embodied in projects not yet built, Rich will also share initiatives and innovations that will be incorporated in their soon to-be-built branch library projects. We will also visit the Laurel Branch Library (Laurel, MD), a 2018 AIA/ALA award recipient - check out the full-size dinosaur and erupting volcano in the Children’s Room!  Registration includes bus transportation and box lunch.


Demystifying the planning process: techniques to imagine, fund and build the academic library of your dreams
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

Event Code: LLA2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $195 - Other Member: $95 - Non-Member: $295 - LLAMA Members: $145

Academic library building projects require collaboration with many stakeholders and have unique processes for selecting design partners and securing funding. This workshop provides practical advice for working with campus planners and financial leaders, as well as facilities staff, architects, and other specialists. Participants will hear case studies from architects and librarians and will map their own journey from initial concept through approvals, funding and project implementation. Design professionals will assist participants and provide advice. Includes tour of renovated spaces at George Washington University library. Note: event will be held offsite at GWU, near downtown and public transit. Fee includes lunch.       


Emergency Management, Libraries, and Integrating the Incident Command
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Event Code: LLA3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $215 - Other Member: $95 - Non-Member: $315 - LLAMA Members: $165

Disasters happen. How we prepare for them makes all the difference in how quickly a library can get operations and collections back up and running. Gain essential understanding of effective emergency management strategies, including how to implement FEMA’s Incident Command System (ICS) into your library environment. ICS allows a library to operate in a disaster situation with a common organizational structure that facilitates management, planning, communication, logistics, and administration. This workshop will include active participation in a structured emergency management table-top exercise to learn and practice effective response strategies. Staff from the Emergency Management Institute will present on available resources. 


Now more than ever: Why leadership on Diversity & Inclusion Requires Emotional Intelligence
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Event Code: ODL1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $75/$85/$95/$125 - Other Member: $75/$85/$95/$125 - Non-Member: $85/$95/$125/$150

For many who care about advancing equity and social justice in all areas of their lives, this past year has brought tremendous challenges.  While U.S. society grows increasingly diverse and complex, our social and political discourse grows more polarized, less nuanced, and frighteningly hostile.  Whether it's another leader being accused of sexual harassment/assault, a new challenge to rights we thought secure, or the reemergence of organized white supremacy, we are living through a profound social and cultural moment.  Continuing to build an inclusive and equitable society, in the face of so many challenges, will require not just allies and advocates, but leaders and risk-takers.  And these leaders must come to the work prepared, not just intellectually but emotionally as well.  In this practically-focused presentation, we will explore how the framework of "emotional intelligence" has much to offer those of us doing the work of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.


Librarians and Social Workers: Partnerships that Work for Connecting People in Need
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am -12:00pm

Event Code: PLA1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $120 - Other Member: $120 - Non-Member: $120 - PLA Member Discount: $80

Libraries increasingly find themselves on the front lines of addressing growing needs around homelessness, immigration, incarceration, opioid use, aging, and more in our communities. Over the past 10 years, many public libraries have turned to social workers to help them respond to these and other life challenges our community members are facing. Libraries that cannot afford to hire a dedicated social worker can partner with community agencies to develop library social service programs. This session highlights best practices, particularly in the realm of community partnerships, and provides resources to better equip libraries to serve patrons experiencing life challenges. Cosponsored by ODLOS and YALSA.


PLA Member Welcome Breakfast
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 8:30am -10:00am

Event Code: PLA2

Ticket pricing:

This event is open to PLA members only.

Join PLA President Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne 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 speaker, to be announced. Please note this is a ticketed event. To register, you can include it with your initial ALA Annual Conference Registration or add it later using the unique link in your email confirmation. tickets will be required and space is limited.


Media Literacy at Your Library Training
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Event Code: PPO1

Ticket Pricing:

ALA Member: $150/$175 - Other Member: $150/$175  - Non-Member: $250/$275

Can your patrons spot fake news? Can you? Learn how your library can play a vital role helping adults in your community become eagle-eyed news consumers.

In this intensive one-day preconference, you will:
• Be trained in the media literacy curriculum developed by Stony Brook University’s Center for News Literacy
• Learn how you can empower patrons to recognize fake news
• Work with other libraries to brainstorm and develop program ideas
• Develop a media literacy program plan for your library using Human-Centered Design methods
• Receive a certificate of completion

This preconference is suited for any library employee who with adult patrons.


ALA Night at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - SOLD OUT
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Event Code: PPO2

Ticket Pricing:

This event is complimentary but registration is required.

Join us for a special viewing of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's "Americans and the Holocaust" exhibition, including a talk by museum experts.

Holocaust history raises difficult questions: How could the Holocaust have happened in 20th-century Europe? What could Europeans have done to stop the rise of Nazism in Germany and the murder of six million European Jews? What did the international community, including the United States, do in the face of the Nazi threat? And when?

Americans and the Holocaust, a new exhibition at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examines the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans' responses to Nazism, war, and genocide. It looks at the American media, popular culture, and politics, and how public opinion shaped Americans' responses to Nazism, war, and to Jewish refugees.

By examining this new exhibition, participants will have the opportunity to learn from our history and consider what it can teach us about our actions today.
Join Holocaust Museum experts as they bring us behind the scenes of the creation of the exhibition, which participants are invited to experience after-hours.


Beyond the Racial Stalemate
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Event Code: PPO3

Ticket Pricing:

ALA Member: $70/$75 - Other Member: $70/$75  - Non-Member: $70/$75

In his 2008 speech on race, titled "A More Perfect Union," then-candidate Barack Obama described a "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." He suggested that, if we don't do something different, "nothing will change." A decade later, we're still stuck. How do we move forward? Using an approach known as "racial healing," facilitators will lead participants through a process that invites story-telling, vulnerability, and deep listening. The goal is to provide leaders with a tool currently used by hundreds of organizations to help uproot the flawed belief in a racial hierarchy. A publication from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation entitled "Restoring to Wholeness (hyperlink: https://www.wkkf.org/resource-directory/resource/2018/02/restoring-to-wholeness--racial-healing-for-ourselves-our-relationships-and-our-communities) " can help you understand more about what racial healing is and what racial healing circles can help you achieve. PLEASE ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE SESSION, AS THEY (PPO3 and PPO4) ARE IDENTICAL.


Beyond the Racial Stalemate
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 1:00am - 4:00pm

Event Code: PPO4

Ticket Pricing:

ALA Member: $70/$75 - Other Member: $70/$75  - Non-Member: $70/$75

In his 2008 speech on race, titled "A More Perfect Union," then-candidate Barack Obama described a "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." He suggested that, if we don't do something different, "nothing will change." A decade later, we're still stuck. How do we move forward? Using an approach known as "racial healing," facilitators will lead participants through a process that invites story-telling, vulnerability, and deep listening. The goal is to provide leaders with a tool currently used by hundreds of organizations to help uproot the flawed belief in a racial hierarchy. A publication from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation entitled "Restoring to Wholeness (hyperlink: https://www.wkkf.org/resource-directory/resource/2018/02/restoring-to-wholeness--racial-healing-for-ourselves-our-relationships-and-our-communities) " can help you understand more about what racial healing is and what racial healing circles can help you achieve. PLEASE ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE SESSION, AS THEY (PPO3 and PPO4) ARE IDENTICAL.


Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Ceremony and Reception
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 8:00pm -10:00pm

Event Code: RUS1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $40 - Other Member: $40 - Non-Member: $40

In its eighth year, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction are celebrated at ALA's Annual Conference. Hand-picked by our expert selection committee of librarians, independent booksellers and editors that work closely with adult readers, these books have made a lasting impression. Join us for this celebratory event with a featured speaker (TBD), and a chance to mingle with the winning authors during the dessert and cash bar reception. These awards are sponsored by Booklist and RUSA and supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. This year's event is sponsored by NoveList.


Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year (RUSA)
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 8:00am -10:00am

Event Code: RUS2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $15 - Other Member: $15 - Non-Member: $15

What could be better than books and breakfast? Maybe signed books and breakfast? Join your fellow readers and book lovers and listen to some of the year's best authors from RUSA book and media award winners and Best of Lists Authors (TBD) will discuss their works and the craft of writing as well as sign books immediately following the event. Registration is required.


RUSA Genealogy Preconference, sponsored by ProQuest
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:00am -4:00pm

Event Code: RUS3

Ticket pricing:

This event is complimentary but registration is required.

The RUSA Genealogy Annual Preconference will explore diverse topics in genealogy and historical research. The Preconference will feature individual presentations and panel sessions. Topics will highlight local sources of archival and genealogical information; genealogy research training for non-genealogy librarians; the future of genealogy librarianship; photograph dating and identification; and using DNA testing to overcome genealogical roadblocks.


Guardians of the (Financial) Galaxy: How Financial Regulators Generate Free Data, Tools, and Information Along the Way
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:30am -4:00pm

Event Code: RUS4

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $100/$130/$150 - Other Member: $30 - Non-Member: $310/$360 - RUSA Members: $80/$100

Computers have brought in a dynamic access to data and information. In the finance world there are 10+ financial agencies and federal watchdog groups committed to protecting consumers in the fast-moving realm of financial technology, also known as Fintech. Consumers today have ever greater options to store, share, and spend money with the aid of new technologies entering the market at breakneck speed. These emerging financial technologies can empower consumers by providing greater financial choices and unprecedented convenience. At the same time, companies offering these exciting new products must keep in mind important consumer protection principles as they continue to innovate for consumers' benefit.
Based in Washington, D.C. each regulator does something unique in service to public officials and other American citizens. Who are these agencies? What do they do? What output do they generate that will be of interest and use to patrons of business, economic, policy, and government librarians? This output is in the public domain and available to be used in the financial technology (FInTech) world.

This Pre-Conference will take representatives from the three natural group of agencies and have a librarian lead a discussion.


Donuts & Dialogue for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am -11:00am

Event Code: UNI1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $10 - Other Member: $10 - Non-Member: $10 - United for Libraries Member: Free

Join United for Libraries and Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library for this networking event for library Trustees, Friends, and Foundations.


The Laugh's On Us sponsored by Ingram Content Group
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 5:30pm – 7:30pm 

Event Code: UNI2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $60/$65 - Other Member: $60/$65 - Non-Member: $60/$65 - United for Libraries Member: $55/$65

Paula Poundstone will headline this event, which will also feature a lineup of hilarious authors. Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow. This event is sponsored by Ingram Content Group.


Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 2:00pm – 4:00pm 

Event Code: UNI3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $60/$65 - Other Member: $60/$65 - Non-Member: $60/$65 - United for Libraries Member: $55/$65

Bestselling authors will discuss their writing and forthcoming books. A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats will be served. A book signing will follow. This event is sponsored by ReferencesUSA.


Booklist and YALSA Present: The 2019 Michael L. Printz Awards

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Event Code: YAL1

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $39/$45 - Other Member: $39/$45 - Non-Member: $39/$45

Come listen to the 2019 Michael L. Printz award-winning author and honor book authors speak about their writing, followed by a reception. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist magazine.


YA Author Coffee Klatch

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 9:00am – 10:00am 
Event Code: YAL2

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $25/$30 - Other Member: $25/$30 - Non-Member: $25/$30

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 abut their upcoming projects!


Margaret A. Edwards Brunch

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 11:30am – 1:00pm 
Event Code: YAL3

Ticket pricing:

ALA Member: $39 - Other Member: $39 - Non-Member: $39

Come join us for brunch and listen to the winner of the 2019 Margaret A. Edwards Award speak about their writing. The award honors their significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.

To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial registration, or add them later.  Early Bird registration closes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 12:00, Noon (Central).