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NOTE: Public voting for the 2013 Ignite sessions has closed. We've taken a snapshot of the results as of midnight CDT and will use it to determine the 18 sessions that will count for 30% of the outcome. Staff votes (30%) and ALA Conference Program Coordinating Team committee votes (40%) will determine the rest of the counts. We'll notify proposal authors about the final results on April 5th.

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by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 12:20 am

NOTE: Public voting for the 2013 Ignite sessions has closed. We've taken a snapshot of the results as of midnight CDT and will use it to determine the 18 sessions that will count for 30% of the outcome. Staff votes (30%) and ALA Conference Program Coordinating Team committee votes (40%) will determine the rest of the counts. We'll notify proposal authors about the final results on April 5th.

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NOTE: Public voting for the 2013 Ignite sessions has closed. We've taken a snapshot of the results as of midnight CDT and will use it to determine the 18 sessions that will count for 30% of the outcome. Staff votes (30%) and ALA Conference Program Coordinating Team committee votes (40%) will determine the rest of the counts. We'll notify proposal authors about the final results on April 5th.

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When viewing an individual proposal, you'll see a "thumbs up" image underneath the title when you're logged in to Connect. Click on that image to vote for that proposal.

Alternatively, you can view a list of the proposed Ignite sessions that's sortable by title or by number of votes.

If you voted and you want to remove your vote, click on the "reset" link underneath the "thumbs up" image.

To leave a comment or ask a question on a proposal, click on the "join" link in the left-hand column. To get notifications when new comments/questions are posted, join the community and then check the box in the left-hand column to enable email notifications from this group.

Ignite sessions give presenters five minutes to share what they’re most passionate about in the library world and inspire an audience to join them. Ignite speakers present for exactly five minutes, accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, with slides advancing automatically.

Voting is open through March 31st. The public votes will be weighted for 30% of the selection process; staff votes will account for another 30%, while the remaining 40% will be decided by an advisory group of ALA members.

We'll notify selected presenters by April 5, 2013.

Vote for the 2013 ALA Annual Conversation Starters or learn more about the 2013 ALA Annual Conference.

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Colorful Librarians: Tattoos and Information Innovators

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 08:24 pm

Description: With the rise of tattoos in popular culture and amongst adults ages 18-25, is it safe to say that there is a rise of tattooed people in the library world? With 58% of librarians in the United States being over 45 years old, one can project that those replacing retirees are bound to be a bit more “colorful”. What does this mean for administrative policies regarding visible tattoos for librarians? Do these individuals aid in promoting visual literacy and how do they provide innovative programming for their libraries?

Description: With the rise of tattoos in popular culture and amongst adults ages 18-25, is it safe to say that there is a rise of tattooed people in the library world? With 58% of librarians in the United States being over 45 years old, one can project that those replacing retirees are bound to be a bit more “colorful”. What does this mean for administrative policies regarding visible tattoos for librarians? Do these individuals aid in promoting visual literacy and how do they provide innovative programming for their libraries? Through statistical information, I will discuss the plight of librarians with tattoos.

Presenter: Lacy Ellinwood

Types of libraries:

  • All

Subjects:

  • New ALA Members
  • Popular Culture
  • Research and Statistics
  • Social Change
  • Trends and Forecasting

Additional comments: It is important for those shifting the face of librarianship to be positive role models for change.

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iDiversity: Embracing Reality & Co-designing Our Information Future

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 08:38 am

Description: The new information landscape embraces diverse viewpoints, adapts to meet changing user needs, recognizes the underserved, and creates a vision of inclusive and accessible resources and services. So how can 21st Century librarians “do diversity” and keep up with practices and policies that best serve their communities? Explore a snapshot of factors for developing cultural competency.

Description: The new information landscape embraces diverse viewpoints, adapts to meet changing user needs, recognizes the underserved, and creates a vision of inclusive and accessible resources and services. So how can 21st Century librarians “do diversity” and keep up with practices and policies that best serve their communities? Explore a snapshot of factors for developing cultural competency. iDiversity founder Rebecca Oxley will present action-oriented takeaways by sharing how one small student-driven organization is encouraging dynamic digital spaces for professional development and collaboration that support information professionals as co-designers of our information future.

Presenter: Rebecca Oxley

Types of libraries:

  • All

Subjects:

  • Accessibility (ADA-compliance)
  • Diversity
  • Equity of Access
  • Multicultural Services
  • Professional Development
  • Resource Sharing
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Chromebooks for Checkout?

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 08:45 pm

Description: This quick presentation will be about lessons learned in a 3 library system pilot using Chromebooks. Hands-on, practical, whatchaneedtoknow.

Presenter: Mandy Knapp

Types of libraries:

  • All

Subjects:

  • Social Media & Networks
  • Technology
  • Trends and Forecasting

ASAP Reference: Chatting with HR, ITG and ASK

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 10:02 am

Description: Ever wanted a response ASAP from a colleague from another department but is taking too long? Made a mistake in "chatting" with the wrong colleague with the same name? Join us for this ignite session in which we explore those questions as well as the dynamics of Instant Reference via G-Chat at NYPL. ASK NYPL is the virtual reference service of The New York Public Library. Patrons may submit questions via phone, chat, email, and text 24/7.

Description: Ever wanted a response ASAP from a colleague from another department but is taking too long? Made a mistake in "chatting" with the wrong colleague with the same name? Join us for this ignite session in which we explore those questions as well as the dynamics of Instant Reference via G-Chat at NYPL. ASK NYPL is the virtual reference service of The New York Public Library. Patrons may submit questions via phone, chat, email, and text 24/7. The usage of G-Chat across the libraries streamlines communication for reference/tech/HR services: what kind of chats are going through the system and how can they strengthen library services? From entertaining to industry specific chats, the session explores the features of G-Chat, how to maximize G-Chat, the etiquette, possible mistakes and comfort in using G-Chat as an informal and formal line of communication.

Presenter: Raymond Pun, Jaqueline Woolcott

Types of libraries:

  • All

Subjects:

  • Administration and Management
  • Networking
  • Reference Services
  • Resource Sharing
  • Social Change

Additional comments: This is a unique session because it explores the relationship between library staff and administration and how to streamline communication effectively using the latest technology.

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Surviving a Building Project with Your Sense of Humor Intact

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 02:40 pm

Description: Building projects large or small can be overwhelming. The key is to come out the other end having met your goals and emerge in one piece. Come hear reminders, tips and tricks on how to survive your project with your sense of humor intact. There will be everything from staying organized to staff and user communication, project management to movie making, new vocabulary to what to say to the sub-contractor when they tell you the cove base hasn't arrived for the tenth time all while remembering to breath.  It's all worth it right?  Yes!

Description: Building projects large or small can be overwhelming. The key is to come out the other end having met your goals and emerge in one piece. Come hear reminders, tips and tricks on how to survive your project with your sense of humor intact. There will be everything from staying organized to staff and user communication, project management to movie making, new vocabulary to what to say to the sub-contractor when they tell you the cove base hasn't arrived for the tenth time all while remembering to breath.  It's all worth it right?  Yes!

Presenter: Jill Koelling

Types of libraries:

  • All

Subjects:

  • Administration and Management
  • Buildings and Facilities
  • Professional Development
  • Project Management
  • Transforming Libraries

Additional comments: Building projects can easily overwhelm anyone involved in them, whether it’s a small room remodel or full-scale renovation. This presentation is designed to give everyone a boost to make it through the challenges that crop up out of nowhere. When all those great ideas have faded and the reality of construction delays are dragging you down, the key is to stay positive and this presentation is meant to offer those helpful tips, tricks, and reminders as simple sound bytes that will be easy to remember in crunch time situations.

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Creativity in Reference Service Provision: Beyond Answering Questions

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 08:53 am

Description: Reference interactions – in-person or virtual intermediation involving a librarian and an information seeker aimed at resolving an information need – are an established form of reference service provision in library practice. Recently, reference librarians in a variety of settings have started expanding reference work beyond answering questions.

Description: Reference interactions – in-person or virtual intermediation involving a librarian and an information seeker aimed at resolving an information need – are an established form of reference service provision in library practice. Recently, reference librarians in a variety of settings have started expanding reference work beyond answering questions. This session will feature examples of creativity in proactive reference service provision, identified from an environmental scan, that will inspire reference innovation and highlight opportunity areas for transforming reference service. Rethinking reference services is essential for librarians to stay relevant in society, given today’s information seekers’ proclivity for self-help and an emergence of dynamic digital tools for information seeking.

Presenters: Lily Rozaklis, Jennifer Lau-Bond, Eileen Abels

Types of libraries:

  • All

Subjects:

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Librarianship
  • Reference Services
  • Transforming Libraries
  • Trends and Forecasting
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Global Scholars and Access Challenges

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 08:44 am

Description: As manager of the Digital Centre at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, Heidi Dowding witnessed firsthand the problems of access faced by scholars in developing nations.  From procurement issues to language barriers and paywalls, the challenges to accessing research are considerable.

Description: As manager of the Digital Centre at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, Heidi Dowding witnessed firsthand the problems of access faced by scholars in developing nations.  From procurement issues to language barriers and paywalls, the challenges to accessing research are considerable.

In light of these issues, Nazarbayev University Library came up with several responses that can be employed in other universities, both international and in the U.S. Heidi Dowding will briefly discuss digitization as a major solution to access problems, and additionally the importance of open access materials to international scholarship.

Presenter: Heidi Dowding

Types of libraries:

  • Academic
  • Community College
  • Library School
  • Native
  • Nonprofits
  • Research
  • Students
  • Undergraduate

Subjects:

  • Digital Libraries
  • Digitization
  • Equity of Access
  • International Issues
  • Scholarly Communication
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20 Questions: Civic Engagement Programming Edition

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 08:33 am

Description: The Programming Librarian plays 20 Questions with librarians who have organized civic engagement events and programs in their library, and they give us all the dirt! Come be thrilled, chilled, amazed, and crazed by the answers to your burning questions about organizing a civic engagement event or program in your library.

Presenter: ALA Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee

Types of libraries:

  • All

Subjects:

Description: The Programming Librarian plays 20 Questions with librarians who have organized civic engagement events and programs in their library, and they give us all the dirt! Come be thrilled, chilled, amazed, and crazed by the answers to your burning questions about organizing a civic engagement event or program in your library.

Presenter: ALA Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee

Types of libraries:

  • All

Subjects:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Public Programs

Additional comments: This program is proposed by and will be organized by the members of the ALA Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee.

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Fresh Words - Resources and Ideas for Teen Writing Groups

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 09:27 pm

Description: Would you like to start a teen writing club but don't know what to do at meetings? Do you have a club in a rut? Looking for a cheap one-time program to help teens create? 20 ideas to jump start your planning.

Presenter: Elizabeth Saxton

Types of libraries:

  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Public
  • School/Media Center

Subjects:

  • Literacy
  • Public Programs
  • Young Adult Services
  • Youth Services

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Voting for the Ignite program proposals is now open! Voting is open through March 31st. We'll notify authors of the selected proposals and announce them here in early April.

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Your votes will count for 30% of the total, while ALA staff votes will also count for 30%. The ALA Conference Committee will weigh in with 40% of the votes.

Learn about all of the exciting things happening at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference and register today! You can view the 2013 Annual Conversation Starter proposals, too.

 

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