The American Library Association (ALA) will hold its 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana, on June 21-26.
Visit with the iSchool at Booth #3630. For a complimentary pass, contact the ischool-advancement [at] illinois.edu (iSchool Advancement Office). Passes are offered to alumni, current students, prospective students, and their guests. Please note that this is an exhibits-only pass; it will not allow access to any of the workshops or conference sessions.
Recent alumni (2008-2018 graduates) are invited to attend a recent alumni reception on Saturday, June 23, from 4:00-6:30 p.m. at Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House.
Alumni are invited to attend the ISAA annual meeting and alumni reception on Sunday, June 24, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Quarterdeck Room of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
iSchool participation at the ALA Annual Conference includes:
- Affiliate Professor Clara Chu will present two posters on Sunday, June 24, "Libraries for Peace: An International Initiative and Resource" and "Empowering Your Community with CLIA (Community-Library Inter-Action)!" She also will copresent "How Libraries Abroad Address the Worldwide Refugee Crisis," on Monday, June 25.
- Assistant Professor and MS/LIS Program Director Nicole A. Cooke will serve as a panelist for "Fake News or Free Speech: Is There a Right to Be Misinformed," a session organized by Assistant Professor Emily Knox, which will take place on Saturday, June 23. Cooke also will copresent "Bullying, Trolling, and Doxxing, Oh My! Protecting our Advocacy and Public Discourse around Diversity and Social Justice," on Saturday, June 23, and "Whiteness in LIS: Tracing its Impact, Mapping Resistance," on Sunday, June 24.
- Affiliate Professor Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe will present "Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success" on Friday, June 22, and copresent "Enabling Knowledge in a Hyperconnected World" on Saturday, June 23. She also will speak at the Privacy Social Hour, National Web Privacy Forum, on Sunday, June 24. Hinchliffe will copresent the poster, "The Representation of Libraries and Librarians in First-Year College Science Textbooks," with master's students Paige Dhyne and Jenny Bruxvoort on Sunday, June 24.
- Adjunct Assistant Professor Ellen Knutson will present the poster, "US-Russia Dialogue on the Civic Role of Libraries in the 21st Century," on Sunday, June 24.
- Master's student Zachary Maiorana will copresent "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Preservation in the Age of Shared Print and Withdrawal Projects" as part of the Book and Paper Interest Group (ALCTS PARS) session on Sunday, June 24.
- Associate Professor Kate McDowell will serve as a panelist for the ALA Committee on Accreditation's External Review Panel Training on Friday, June 22.
- Master's student Brinna Michael will copresent "User Tagging Behaviors in an OPAC: A Quantitative Analysis of 7 Years of I-Share User Tags" on Saturday, June 23.
- Adjunct Lecturer Nicole Miller will serve as the moderator for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Genealogy Institute, a preconference on Friday, June 22.
- Adjunct Assistant Professor Laila Hussein Moustafa will copresent "Arab American Literature: A Librarian’s Guide/Mapping the Development of the Arab American Literature" on Sunday, June 24.
- Adjunct Professor Jennifer Hain Teper will copresent "360 Inclusion" as part of RBMS Convergence on Friday, June 22, and "Counting Diversity in Preservation" on Saturday, June 23.
- Research Affiliate Barbara Jones will be honored as a recipient of the 2018 Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Award on Friday, June 22, during the Opening General Session.
- Associate Professor Terry L. Weech will chair the ALA Committee on Accreditation meetings.