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  • On Demand
  • "Ready, Set, Cook: How To Make Good Food with What's On Hand (No Fancy Skills, Fancy Equipment, or Fancy Budget Required)" by Dawn Perry
  • #BlackGirlMagic: Amplifying Black Voices Through Storytelling with Lilly Workneh (Rebel Girls) & CaShawn Thompson
  • 2020 Censorship by the Numbers
  • 2021 Michael L. Printz Celebration
  • 2021 Virtual Odyssey Award Celebration
  • A Community of Collaboration: The Chicago Collections Consortium
  • A Critical Conversation about Assessment of Student Learning in Academic Libraries
  • A Focus on Style: Resources for Teaching and Learning APA Style
  • A Taxonomy of Black History Month Programming in Public Libraries
  • Accessible, Not Just Discoverable: Ensuring Accessibility in Digital Collections
  • Adapting to Virtual: Experiences of Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors
  • Addressing systemic bias in academic search applications - A community-based approach
  • African Libraries Resources: Access and Equity During Covid-19
  • AIA-ALA Library Building Awards Program for 2020 and 2021
  • ALA Annual 2021 USBBY (United States Board on Books for Young People) Program Read Around the World: Innovative International Publishing in the US
  • Archiving the Present: Collecting COVID-19 Stories
  • Asia and Oceania Libraries: Rewriting the Future of Libraries
  • At War With the Fridge
  • Be an Action Hero! Themed Live Action Roleplaying Events in the Library for Tweens and Teens
  • Beanstack 365 for Libraries and Schools
  • Beyond Picture Perfect Diversity: How to Create a Sense of Inclusion
  • Bloomsbury Presents: Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 Book Preview
  • Book Buzz with Disney Publishing, Bloomsbury, and HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Book Clubs Strengthen Community and Celebrate Diversity
  • Books, Bytes, and Ballots: Assisting voters and elections officials during a pandemic
  • Born Accessible: Creating Equal Digital Learning Experiences for All
  • Brainy Babies Goes Remote: Creating a Virtual Parent Support for Young Families at Brooklyn Public Library
  • Bring Your Own Cocoa - Christmas Novel Chat
  • Brodart now offers digital comics for Public Libraries through Comics Plus®.
  • Building A Pipeline of Community Connection: Findings from Denver Public Library's 2019 IMLS Grant to Advance Workplace Equity and Inclusion
  • Building Community with Dementia Services
  • Building on Success – Resource Sharing and Interlibrary Loan Technologies on the Horizon
  • Business Reference in Public Libraries Made Easy
  • Can I Wear or Say That? Free Speech in the Workplace
  • Celebrating #Ownvoices with Rock Star Young Adult Authors
  • Celebrating Fifty Years of Stonewall Book Awards
  • Central American Library Successes in the Face of a Humanitarian Crisis
  • Change as Noun and Verb: A Transformational Approach to Change Efforts that Don’t Suck
  • Chaos, Order, and Control: Uncertain Worlds and the Regimes and Rebellions They Produce in Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Cloud Connected Scanning Solutions
  • CoLibrì System: the smart way to cover books in seconds, using covers that are derived from sugar cane
  • Collection Budget Reductions! Strategic approaches to problem solving the [bleep!] out of this mess
  • Conducting and Supporting Research Synthesis: Librarian Roles, Competencies, and Collaborations
  • Conflict & Inclusion: What’s in Your Toolkit?
  • Confronting the Myth of Neutrality: Academic Libraries, Advocacy, and Free Speech
  • Connect with them in their preferred platform: The benefits of using institutional text messaging to promote library services and tools
  • Continuing to Serve: Librarian Veterans Serving Military Patrons
  • Cookin' Louisiana with Kevin Belton
  • Coping With Compassion Fatigue
  • Copy, Paste, and Adapt: A Cross-disciplinary Collaborative Study of Information Literacy Retention
  • Coretta Scott King Book Awards Archives & History Committee: ALAIR Access & Services
  • Coretta Scott King Program Data: Piecing Together Effective Outreach to All Communities
  • Create Library Experiences Inspired by Your Community
  • Creativebug - Arts & Crafts Database
  • Critical Digital Literacy: Empowering Students to Build a Better World
  • Critical research questions for healthy tomorrow
  • Cross-Cultural Communicators in Libraries: Developing Culturally and Linguistically Competent Bilingual Library Professionals
  • Cultural Responsiveness in the Library: Centering Equity Beyond Collection Development
  • Data-driven Fulfillment Delivers Digital Resources Faster
  • Debt Bomb - A Political Espionage Thriller
  • Design Considerations for Libraries Responding to Infectious Disease Concerns
  • Developing Leaders at Every Level through Agile/Scrum Practices for Stakeholder Engagement in Library Technologies
  • Diverse Book Finder: Collection Analysis Tool
  • Diverse Children's Literature in K-12 Schools: Making Mirrors, Windows, and Glass Doors Visible
  • Diverse Voices and Stories in Graphic Novels
  • Diversity in Scholarly Publishing: Lessons Learned to Create a More Inclusive Future
  • East View Features the Global Press Archive, Global Census Archive, and Services to Libraries at ALA 2021.
  • Elsevier Exhibitor Session
  • Emerging Technologies Showcase
  • Engaging Patrons in a Data-Driven Library with myLIBRO
  • Equitable Staffing Models in the Current and Post-Pandemic Landscape
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Why Content Matters
  • ESCAPE ORDINARY with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus (The Autumnal – Vault/NIghtfall) and Dani Colman (writer of The Unfinished Corner -Wonderbound) as they talk horror and fantasy.
  • Experienced Reflection Shaping Futures : an Intergenerational Panel on EDI and the Profession
  • Experiential Integration: Partnering to Publish a Student Journal and an Open Textbook
  • Fall 2021 with Page Street
  • Fantastic Fall Titles from Lerner Publishing Group: Perfect Picks for Diversity, SEL, Holidays, and More
  • FOLIO: For Libraries, By Libraries
  • Follow the money: Help watchdogs, whistleblowers, and our communities find and understand financial trails and organizational relationships
  • Food Access and Literacy in the Public Library: Leveraging Community Partnerships
  • From Cooperation to Collaboration: Towards a Framework for Deepening Partnerships
  • From Library Analytics to Learning Analytics
  • From Pandemic to Progress
  • From Proposal to Publication: Creating Open Access Monographs & Textbooks
  • Fundamentals of Online Safety and Digital Citizenship Education by Be Internet Awesome
  • Generating professional best practices to combat dis- and misinformation, resist burnout, and empower our communities
  • Get Funding, Connect Your Community: FCC's Emergency Connectivity Fund & What We Know Today
  • Get Graphic with Penguin Random House!
  • Get Sticky: What Libraries Can Learn About Patron Engagement from "CRM"
  • Gibson House Press
  • Going Forward from the Pandemic: Libraries as Entrepreneurial Hubs
  • Governing a Crisis: Tips for Boards during Emergencies and Disasters
  • Great Women Artists Today: The Inside Scoop on Illustrating the Outside World
  • HarperCollins Presents Tales from Around the World
  • HeinOnline: More Resources for a Fraction of the Cost
  • hoopla Highlights 2021
  • Hostile Funding! Building a Budget Negotiation Plan that Wins Over Hostile Funders
  • How libraries facilitate book discovery and cross-media engagement: News from Immersive Media & amp; Books 2020
  • How PLA and Libraries Promote Upskilling and Workforce Development
  • How The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services Spearheaded A Social Media Campaign To Better Engage With Their Membership
  • How this Public Library Drives Downloads of its Mobile App
  • How we are Marching: EDI Efforts Across ACRL
  • Image Comics Summer Spectacular!
  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Salaries and Working Conditions in Libraries
  • IMProve Assessment of Computational Thinking: IMPACT your Library
  • Inclusive Design: Using Universal Design for Learning in the Library
  • Ingram Adult Book Buzz
  • Ingram Kids Book Buzz
  • Innovations at SAGE Publishing for library access and research support
  • Integrating smart assistant technology into library services.
  • Inter Library Loans with the Internet Archive
  • Introducing MLA Handbook Plus: the digital subscription platform!
  • Introducing Surely Books: A New Line of Graphic Novels Celebrating Queer Stories
  • Introducing Young Readers to Singular “They”: The Authors of “Jacob’s School Play” in Conversation
  • Iron Mountain Exhibitor Session
  • Is the New Normal Here Yet? What's Next for Events and Room Reservations
  • It’s a Party! Celebrating Diverse Holidays Around the World - A Picture Book Author Panel Discussion
  • It’s Alive! Bring History to Life with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress and Other Resources
  • Join a Spectacular Conversation with Top Shelf Productions and Ballad for Sophie creators Filipe Melo & Juan Cavia!
  • Kayaks and Cameras: How Community Partnerships Provide Access to What Was Once Inaccessible
  • Keeping the library essential (and valued) in a hybrid or virtual environment
  • Know, Partner, Lead: Co-designing New Directions for Family Engagement in Public Libraries
  • LaptopsAnytime -- Transforming Libraries with Innovative Self-Service Laptop (and Portable 110V Power Charger) Checkouts
  • Leadership Development for All
  • Leading with an Identity Conscious Mindset
  • Leaning International: Stories from the Field
  • Learner Engagements Reimagined
  • Learning Library Advocacy by Doing: LIS Graduate Student Advocacy Internships
  • Librarians' Roles During Emergencies and Natural Disasters
  • Libraries Build Business and Economic Resilience
  • Library Advocacy for State Chapters; Simplistic Goodwill Campaigns
  • Library Budgeting: Working with What You Have and Advocating for What You Need
  • Library Impact on Student Success
  • Library Services & Programs for Older Adults: The Top 10 Ways!
  • Library Support for Financial Capability: Building a Money Smart Community
  • Lil' Libros Fall 2021 Bilingual Book Buzz
  • Macmillan Book Buzz
  • Make an IMPACT: Empowering employees to lead from anywhere
  • Mayo Clinic Press Presents: Why We Revolt by Victor Montori, A Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care
  • Media Literacy in a Post-Truth World
  • Meet Conundrum Press and Debut YA Graphic Novelist Zoe Maeve
  • Milkweed Editions
  • Mirroring Community in the Library: Growing momentum for Tribal libraries and Tribal librarianship
  • Modernization of IMLS Grant Program Evaluation and Monitoring Capabilities
  • Moving On After Gun Violence: The Authors of "Something Happened in Our Park " in Conversation
  • My Virtual Library and How it Serves My Students
  • Native Voices & More from Wisconsin Historical Society Press
  • Navigating Patron Privacy Concerns in the Digital Age
  • New Arab Authors: Great Reads to Diversity Your Collection
  • New Books from Preschool to Young Adult Coming This Summer and Fall!
  • New Discoveries in Reference: The 27th Annual Reference Research Forum
  • New in Children’s Nonfiction: Magination Press Authors in Conversation
  • New Technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: AI, IoT, Robotics, and Beyond
  • New Trends in Performance Management
  • Next Chapter: One library's journey to help reduce recidivism in their community
  • Nimble in a Crisis: How to Support Schools and Other Agencies During the Unknown
  • OCLC Research Update: Convening, understanding, and sharing
  • Online Instruction For All: Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Online Instruction
  • Online Library Instruction Assessment: Passing Fad or Curriculum Staple?
  • Open Access Books: How to Find, Acquire, and Use Them
  • Oxford University Press Highlights
  • Pandemic Pivot: Innovative Ideas for Library Workforce Development Programs
  • Panhandling For Student Engagement: Utilizing Multiple Asset Types
  • Partnering to Amplify Underrepresented and Unheard Voices Using Digital Scholarship
  • Penguin Random House Library Marketing Staff Picks Book Buzz
  • Penguin Random House Summer and Fall 2021 Children’s & Teen Book Buzz
  • Perform puppet skits based on books, stories and songs.
  • Perspectives: The Benefits of LibLime and Bibliovation
  • PR Forum 2021: Social Media Masterclass With Oprah’s Book Club
  • Practical Privacy for Library Advocates: Developing a Security Mindset in Uncertain Times
  • Privacy Field Guides: Take Action on Privacy in Your Library
  • Professional Connections During the Pandemic: Building and Expanding Social Networks in the Context of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Librarianship Experience
  • Rare Bird Book Buzz
  • Reading Nation Waterfall: Building a Library and Community Network to Address Literacy and Access for Native American Children and Families
  • Redesign Your Space on a Budget by Focusing on the Needs of Your Space
  • Reference by Mail Services to People Who Are Incarcerated: Overcoming Barriers to Information Access While Reimagining the Public
  • Re-Imagine Beginning Readers: How Content and Design are Changing How Children Learn to Read
  • Reimaging Research 2.0: Integrating Real World Challenges with your School Library Program
  • Reimagining Description for Libraries, Archives, and Special Collections: An Anti-Racist Approach
  • Rethinking How We Measure the Impact of Libraries
  • RHCB Books (TBD)
  • Roam Where You Want To: How Staff at Prince George's County Memorial Library System Use Tech to Help Patrons On the Go
  • Rubik's Cube Mosaics in Your Makerspace - Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration
  • Seamless Library Services: Invisible Labor as the Thread
  • Selection Audit and Weeding: The One-Two Punch for Instantly Boosting Equitable Representation
  • Senior Care Calls
  • Senses and Sensibility: Accessibility Beyond Screen Readers
  • Shining a spotlight on inclusion, diversity, and social and emotional wellness in Children’s Books
  • Show Me the Money: Tips for Writing Successful IMLS Grant Applications
  • Simon & Schuster Children's and Adult Book Buzz
  • Social Justice Requires Broadband Access
  • Strengthening Societies: Libraries as Critical Institutions in Helping Communities Manage Change
  • Stronger Together: Building Community During Pandemic
  • Taking Action for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Intellectual Freedom in School Libraries
  • Talking with Tundra
  • Teen Programming Brain Hurricane: When a Brainstorm Isn't Enough!
  • The Authority File Podcast - The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Its global impact on global policy, and accessibility via the OECD-iLibrary. An interview by Choice Magazine with Will Davis, Head Of Center.
  • The Drawn & Quarterly Dispatch: Great Comics from Delisle, Dhaliwal, Gravel, Modan, and more!
  • The Evolution of Virtual Services: Creating Virtual Services to Support Community Needs
  • The Evolving Library – New Uses in Existing Spaces
  • The Forgotten Generation: Equitable Library Services For Teens
  • The Humanities on Campus in 2021
  • The impact of the CARES Act on library services through IMLS grants
  • The Impact of the Interim Leadership Experience
  • The Modern Print Collection: Innovate to Evaluate and Evolve
  • The Power Went Out - Who You Gonna Call? Being Prepared for Library Emergencies & Communicating Quickly
  • Thriving Post Pandemic: Using Data to Save Time & Improve Services
  • Through the Sliding Glass Door: Using a Rubric to Identify and Discuss Diverse Children's Literature
  • Time is Relative - A Conversation with EINSTEIN Author/ Illustrator Torben Kuhlmann and Marianne Martens, Ph.D
  • To Book or Not to Book: How to Decide if Your Library Services Should be Managed with Appointments
  • Tools for Making Data Analysis and Benchmarking a Breeze
  • Top Technology Trends
  • Towards a more perfect union: libraries engaging communities in civic dialogue
  • Transformative Leadership: Developing Library Leaders to Combat Social Injustice
  • Transforming our Libraries for Everyone: trials, tribulations, and successes
  • Twice As Hard: Raphael and Opeyemi Sofoluke in Conversation
  • Update from OverDrive...Libby, New Content, Best Practices and More
  • Update on ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey
  • Using Accessible Media to Support Universal Design in Learning
  • Using Comic Books to Explore Social Justice
  • Using Learning Analytics to Support Students in the Academic Library
  • Viewing Critical Race Theory through the Lens of Academic Librarianship Leadership
  • VIZ Media - What's New in Manga
  • Wash, Spin, and Learn: Equity through Early Literacy at the Laundromat
  • We Survived: Continuing Library Services and Boosting Staff and Community Morale and Wellness During Crisis
  • We the People’s Collection: The National Collection of U.S Government Public Information
  • Weston Woods sizzle reel
  • What's New from Gale
  • What's New with APA Databases
  • Why Kids Need Wiggles, Stomps, and Squeezes!
  • Wikipedia Shaming: Authority Dilemmas Across Educational Stages
  • With Relish: A Writing Workshop for Young Foodies
  • Working with the UN: How Libraries Can Support the Sustainable Development Goals
  • On Demand
  • HEI Test
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021
  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM CT
    The Library Marketplace Opening Featured Speakers Amanda Gorman and Loren Long
  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM CT
    Coffee Talk- ABRAMS
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CT
    Danny Trejo: Featured Speaker
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CT
    ALA Executive Board I Meeting
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Meet Award-winning Children's Book Author Barbara Joosse, Author of "The Fishermen, the Horse, & the Sea", Everyone's Tree, & More!
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Women’s Health and Wellness: Memoirist Gabrielle Union & Novelist Jayne Allen Discuss their Journeys
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CT
    Meet Author Traci Sorell - One Land, Many Nations (Cherokee Nation). Traci is also the award-winning author of We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga - a Sibert, Orbis Pictus, Boston Globe-Horn Book and AIYLA honor book.
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM CT
    Candacy Taylor: Featured Speaker
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM CT
    Declan Shalvey (TIME BEFORE TIME)
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT
    A conversation with Tice Cin, author of KEEPING THE HOUSE
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CT
    Kaia Alderson: Featured Speaker
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CT
    Meet Darryl Cunningham, cartoonist of BILLIONAIRES: THE LIVES OF THE RICH AND POWERFUL
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CT
    Meet Will Hillenbrand, author of Mighty Reader Makes the Grade!
  • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM CT
    In the kitchen with David Atherton from The Great British Baking Show and all about his new cookbook for aspiring little chefs, illustrated by Rachel Stubbs!
  • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM CT
    Michael Walsh (THE SILVER COIN)
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM CT
    Meet Guy Delisle, cartoonist of FACTORY SUMMERS
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM CT
    Meet picture book author Rashin Kheiriyeh, author of Love on a Plate, and Bahar the Lucky which received a starred review from Kirkus reviews.
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM CT
    Passive Programming: Paula Willey and Andria L. Amaral
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM CT
    Yvon Roy: Featured Speaker
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT
    Tell Me When You Feel Something with Vicki Grant
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM CT
    Henry Barajas (HELM GREYCASTLE)
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM CT
    Meet Hmong Refugee Pao Lor, Author of "Modern Jungles: A Hmong Refugee's Childhood Story of Survival"
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM CT
    READING BEGINS WITH WONDER!
  • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM CT
    Dylan Dreyer: Featured Speaker
  • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM CT
    June 23rd at 2pm CT: WITH GREAT POWER: THE MARVELOUS STAN LEE conversation with PB author, Annie Hunter Eriksen
  • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM CT
    Meet Keiler Roberts, cartoonist of MY BEGGING CHART
  • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM CT
    Meet Salima Alikhan, author of the Soraya Adventure series!
  • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM CT
    NIGHT FALLS: FEAR, HORROR, AND THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATION
  • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM CT
    Joseph Bruchac: Featured Speaker
  • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM CT
    Meet Joe Ollmann, cartoonist of FICTIONAL FATHER
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM CT
    Grief is Hiding in this Music: A Reading with Dalt Wonk
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM CT
    Meet Jeff Zwiers, author of the picture book Where Do Words Come From!
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM CT
    Vashti Harrison: Featured Speaker
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Kyle Starks (THE SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGER KEATON
  • 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CT
    Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM CT
    Pilar Winter Hill: Featured Speaker
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CT
    Happy Hour –Weston Woods Animated Film Festival
  • Thursday, June 24, 2021
  • 8:30 AM – 9:59 AM CT
    Black Caucus American Library Association – Executive Board Meeting
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM CT
    Merritt Fund Trustee Meeting
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CT
    What just happened?! What now?! Programming Post-COVID (Day 1)
  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM CT
    Scholastic Coffee Talk – Story and Craft in the works of Schneider Award Winner Ann Clare LeZotte
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CT
    Meet Juni Ba!
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CT
    Meet Pascal Girard, cartoonist of REBECCA AND LUCIE IN THE CASE OF THE MISSING NEIGHBOUR
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CT
    Meet Terri Givens, author of Radical Empathy
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Meet Alix Garin, creator of bestselling intergeneration road trip "Forget Me Not"
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Meet IVP Kids Author, Dorena Williamson: The Celebration Place
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Opening Session featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Meet Amal!
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Meet Judy Goldman, author of Let's Eat Bugs, and The Little Box
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Meet Nizrana Farook, author of The Girl Who Stole An Elephant!
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM CT
    Meet Weng Pixin, cartoonist of LET'S NOT TALK ANYMORE
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM CT
    Patrick Meaney (SYPHON)
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT
    A conversation with Robin McLean, author of PITY THE BEAST
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT
    ALSC BlPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color) Discussion Group <