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Friday bar

 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM          ALA Executive Board Meeting I

 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM          Joint Budget Analysis & Review Committee (BARC)/Finance and Audit (F&A) Committee Meeting

Opening General Session

 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM          Opening Session: ALA President Patricia “Patty” Wong and FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel
 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM          Council Forum I

Saturday bar

Channing Tatum


 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 

Channing Tatum: Digital Experience Conference Speaker

 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM 

501(c)3, 501(c)4, and More! Which Not-for-Profit Organization Gives You the Most Bang for Your Advocacy Buck?

 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM  Facing Fear Through Fiction: How young adult and middle-grade authors are exploring anxiety and building empathy in books for teen and tween readers 

 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Libraries as a part of the Revitalization of Indigenous Languages and Cultures: Services, Collections, and Initiatives

 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM  News You Can Use: Digital Public Library of America: A Look Ahead


 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Branching Out: Pushing Our Libraries To More Deeply Connect With Communities of Color

 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Inspiring the Next Generation to Champion Social Justice through Speech and Debate

 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM New Connections: Creating Successful Online Book Clubs for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM News You Can Use: Intellectual Freedom, Media Literacy, and Access to Information: A conversation with The New York Times

Pres ProgramDefending the Fifth Freedom

 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Hidden Heroes: Social Justice Through Local History & Community Engagement

 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Investigating the Library Experiences of Black Undergraduate Students

 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM News You Can Use: Climate Justice: Creating Sustainability Programming with EDI in Mind
 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Verify but Trust: Re-assessing Best Practices for Security in Special Collections Environments

 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM ALA Leadership Panel Session: Defending the Fifth Freedom


 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Addressing Critical Race Theory Challenges in Your Library

 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM In Real Life: Must-Read Memoirs

 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM News You Can Use: Core Top Ten Technology Trends

 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM ALA Council I Session


 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marketing your small library: a little investment can go a long way

 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM The impact of IMLS Grantmaking on library services through the American Rescue Plan Act

 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM News You Can Use: Unite Against Book Bans: The National Campaign

 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Council Forum II

Sunday bar

Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan: Digital Experience Conference Speaker

 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Open Inclusive Pedagogy: Strategic Collaborations for Integrating Distinctive Collections into the Curriculum

 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM News You Can Use: Intellectual Freedom and the Law: Obscenity, Minors' Rights, and First Amendment Audits Redux

 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Transformational Capital Campaigns: Maverick Approaches that Lead to Organization-Changing Projects

 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Trends in Reference Services in Urban Public Libraries

 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM ALA Council II Session

 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 2022 Emerging Technology Showcase

 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Jean E. Coleman Lecture 2022: Creativity, Learning, and Free Expression in Carceral Contexts

 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Evaluating Partnership Opportunities in Comics Librarianship: What’s In It For ‘We’

 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM News You Can Use: Public Service Loan Forgiveness: How Library Workers Can Save Big With This Year’s Limited Waiver

 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 1000 Black Girl Books Book Clubs to Create Community Relationships

 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Library Leaders: How to be a Rainbow Ally

 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM News You Can Use: Get Loud for Libraries: Advocacy and Partnerships

 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM The First Statewide Library-Led Telehealth Initiative in the First State


 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Building Diversity in Read Aloud Choices

 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Harnessing the Power of AR and VR to Develop Empathy

 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM News You Can Use: Update on the ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey

 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Youth Justice Court: Getting Teens involved with Justice

 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ALA President's Program: Advancing the Asian American Story

 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM BIPOC Burnout During Times of Covid: The Impact of Service on Mental Health

 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Communities in Crisis: Legal Reference Skills to the Rescue

 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Full STEAM Ahead: Graphic Novels and Primary Sources

 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM News You Can Use: What’s on the IMLS Strategic Horizon?

 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Council Forum III

Monday1 Bar

 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Advocacy for Digital Books: Where are We and Where are We Going?

 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM News You Can Use: Ukrainian Libraries on the Front Lines: Updates and How You can Support

 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Research data management training in research libraries: Current status and future directions

 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM TikTok & Libraries: A Powerful Partnership

 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM ALA Council III Session

 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Ethnographic Design: Creating Culturally Centered Library Spaces

 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Help Build a Community's Financial Well-Being

 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM New Discoveries in Reference: The 28th Annual Reference Research Forum

 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM News You Can Use: Library Outreach About COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Getting staff ready for the New RDA Toolkit: Exploring topics

 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM News You Can Use: OCLC Research update: Resources to meet changing community needs

 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Pathways to Change: Proposing and Approving Revisions to Library of Congress Authority Files

 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Reference Repertoire: You know more than you know

 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ALA Executive Board Meeting II

 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Digital transformation in the time of the pandemic - or how Sacramento Public Library managed major change management in adverse circumstances

 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Project Management, Managing Up: Using PM principles, methods, and tools to get buy-in

 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM News You Can Use: Updates from the Working Group on Intellectual Freedom and Social Justice

Tuesday bar

Closing Session

 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM          ALA Executive Board Meeting III

 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM        Closing General Session: Luvvie Ajayi Jones and Dr. Nicole A. Cooke