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Conference, 2012

American Library Association Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA, June 21-26, 2012.
Friday, June 22
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
AILA Exec Board Meeting
Hilton Anaheim, Balboa C
Saturday, June 23
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Diversity Begins at Home: Valuing Every Kind of Difference
ACC, 208B
    As we've made progress in diversity and inclusion, under-represented groups, including people with disabilities, people of color, and the GLBT community have won greater visibility and voice. But we have not always recognized that hierarchies are also perpetuated within these communities. This program will shed light on lesser-known zones of privilege by highlighting the experiences of groups that face intra-community disparities. Panelists will discuss populations that could use greater recognition and acceptance, as well as what they have done and what we all can do to practice deep diversity and inclusion.
Saturday, June 24
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Weaving Successful Partnerships: Creating a Sustainable Family Literacy Program
ALA Poster Session, ACC Exhibit Hall A
Saturday, June 23
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Advocacy and Fundraising for Your Rural and Tribal Library
ACC, 209B
    Rural and tribal libraries around the country are overcoming budget and funding challenges using resources and toolkits that provide step-by-step approaches to advocacy and fundraising efforts. Learn from taskforce members who created ALA’s Frontline Fundraising Toolkit; gain insight into successful legislative advocacy efforts that build local support, use online tools and create networks to reach rural legislators; and hear how libraries are using the newly updated Small But Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library Toolkit and the Guide for Building Support for your Tribal Library. Learn how to build a network of support in the community, how to collaborate with other libraries and how to market your library essential to the community.
Saturday, June 23
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
American Indian Youth Literature Awards Exhibit
Diversity Fair, ACC Exhibit Hall A
    The American Indian Library Association (AILA) created the American Indian Youth Literature Awards (the AIYLAs) in 2006 as a way to honor and encourage Native American, First Nations, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian authors and illustrators of children an young adult books. The awards are presented every other year. This display will highlight the winners of the 2012 awards and provide handouts about the award winners and AILA itself. Books or book covers will be part of the exhibit.
Saturday, June 23
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Traditional Cultural Expressions- Librarians at Intersection of Intellectual Freedom and June Tribal Sovereignty
    The analysis of information policies within cultural frameworks is a vital concern for information professionals. Librarians often find themselves at the nexus of organizational attempts to create policy regarding the protection of traditional cultural expressions. In this presentation, we will identify critical stakeholders and current policy initiatives emanating from three domains: professional organizations, tribal sovereign nations and academic disciplines. In particular, we will analyze the issues embedded at the intersection of these domains.
Sunday, June 24
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
AILA Business Meeting
CROWNE-Mazatlan A
Sunday, June 24
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Building and Sustaining Strategic Plans and Partnerships in your Rural or Tribal Community
    The success of a rural library depends on effective strategic planning and sustained community partnerships. Come learn more about the facets of planning and partnerships including the basics of writing and implementing a strategic plan for a library of any size, how to ensure successful community outreach, and how to collaborate with city and county managers through strategic community partnerships. Understand the characteristics of a community centered library, how to assess needs and identify outreach target group, and learn tips on choosing a project and partners. Hear about national initiatives working to develop frameworks to help libraries develop their strategies with community partners. Use your strategic plan to help make big decisions, "sell" your goals to key partners, and be able to prove your success over time.
Sunday, June 24
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ya' at' eeh! Serving American Indian Students (ACRL)
    Five percent of Northern Arizona University’s student population is American Indian, often first generation, from several tribal communities within the United States and Canada. In support of a university-wide goal, the library engages in instructional support and services to help meet the needs of American Indian students. Learning about American Indian cultures and incorporating that knowledge into library instruction and services has created more effective ways of working with students.
Sunday, June 24
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Indian Youth Literature Awards Presentation
    Join us for the fourth American Indian Youth Literature Awards presentation. This award identifies and honors the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians. The program will include speakers, awards presentations, and a cultural performance.