Wednesday, September 19, 8:00am–12:00pm
During these tough economic times, every voice can make a difference for our libraries, especially libraries that serve our communities of color. Frontline library advocacy empowers our library employees of color to advocate the value of their respective libraries and their value to patrons/users, friends, relatives, and neighbors. A portion of this preconference concentrates on frontline library advocacy by minority librarians/ staff and, through an interactive process, provides helpful hints on how to do this effectively. As evidenced by demonstrations of advocacy throughout the country, the most effective support for libraries are those efforts driven by the community. As our diverse library staff communicate with our customers through frontline advocacy, our community is empowered to raise their voices in support of libraries, library service and library staff. Learn how to engage community members in dialogue leading to advocacy and ACTION.
Featuring: Dr. Camila Alire, 2009-2010 ALA President; Molly Raphael,
2011-2012 ALA President; Patty Wong, County Librarian/Chief
Archivist, Yolo County Library
Wednesday, September 19, 1:00–5:00 pm
Are you preparing for your future? Do you want to be prepared to lead change in libraries and in our profession? This interactive program is designed to prepare minority library colleagues who envision their career paths heading towards directorships in multi-type libraries and/or for top
leadership positions within their professional associations. It is also designed for new professionals who are not only curious about how to prepare for this career path but also ready to stand up and work on their leadership development. Topics covered range from understanding emotional intelligence leadership to leading change to developing best practices and cultural competencies to expanding your leadership skills portfolio – all towards developing your career’s competitive edge. This preconference is developed through the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA).
Featuring: Dr. Camila Alire, 2009-2010 ALA President; Janice Welburn, Dean of Marquette Library; Valerie Bell, Assistant Director of Ocean County Public Library; Annie Ford, Director of Human Resources, University of Illinois-Chicago; and Leo Lo, Research & Development Librarian, Kansas State University.
Wednesday, September 19, 1:00–5:00 pm
This workshop highlights ten timeless, positive approaches to leading, influencing, envisioning, and facilitating change which can be used by individuals or groups on any topic or issue within the organization. As we strive towards a more diversity inclusive environment, library employees need enduring methods of engagement, problem-analysis, action planning, and execution to help sort through the opportunities and challenges. This session will help participants prepare to move from extensive discussion of issues to the development and execution of action plans to support diversity.
Featuring: Leo Agnew, Manager, HR Support Services, University of Missouri Libraries; Mike Broadwell, Human Resources Director, University of Kansas Libraries; M. Jean Darbyshire, Director of Organizational Development (retired), Kansas State University Libraries; and Keith Russell, Librarian for Life Sciences, Engineering and General Science, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Friday, September 21, 12:15-1:45 pm
Award-winning and best-selling authors Sharon Flake and Lauren Myracle will join the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color for this special author luncheon.
Acclaimed authors David Treuer and Da Chen will join the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color for this special author luncheon.
Friday, September 21, 7:00-8:30 am
Celebrate the librarians who have left a legacy of contributions to the caucus associations, ALA and the profession. Awards Reception — Join your friends and colleagues in a celebration of the accomplishments of some of our best and brightest.
Saturday, September 22, 8:00-11:00 pm
Pull out the dancing shoes, it’s time to shake out those learning curves. The evening's entertainment promises to be memorable!