Our ALA Emerging Leaders Team

Our ALA Emerging Leaders Team
Team with Immediate Past ALA President Leslie Burger

Friday, April 6, 2007

Emerging Leaders Poster Session

From Maureen Sullivan, posted by MA

DRAFT 4/3/07


Project Presentations: Poster Sessions at ALA Annual Conference

Each project team will present a poster session at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C. on Friday, June 22, 2007 in the conference center. This is your opportunity to provide an overview of the work you have done. Your project team has considerable leeway in how it wishes to construct the display. Plan to create a visual display that will inform a general audience about your work.

The room in which the poster sessions will be held will have a 6 foot long table for each group. There will be electrical outlets at all tables. The tables will be arranges around the room and against a wall. Each group will have the table surface and wall space (no more than 6 feet each) for its display.

The following guidelines are based upon earlier experiences with poster sessions at an ALA conference:

Carefully plan your presentation to maximize clarity and simplicity in conveying information.

Include a brief profile of the team members.

Place a heading at the top that is at least three inches high.

Ensure that your materials can be read easily from a minimum distance of four feet. Use fonts that are at least 18 pt., and colors that are legible at a distance.

Include figures, table graphs, maps, or photographs. Caption each illustration.

Computer displays should complement the poster display – keep in mind that because of space limitations and large crowds, it may be difficult for all interested people to view the computer displays, but they will be able to see your poster display.

Bring an extension cord (compatible with your computer) at least 15’ long.

Plan to have at least two team members remain at the display to answer questions and discuss your project with attendees.

Have fun with your design and look forward to presenting your work to attendees.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Program Proposal: Partnerships with Universities

This is basically from one of my previous emails.

My suggestion for the National Library Camp is first of all NOT to call it that. I am sensing that kids would not react well to the idea of a "library camp" and therefore we should call it something else.

Program Proposal:
Universities throughout the country have established programs to identify and work with students, usually jr. high - high school students. The main goal of these programs are to get students into college. Many students may be at-risk and coming from economically, environmentally (geographically), and educationally (1st generation college students) populations; or as I like to call them, "the three e's." Programs, such as Upward Bound, Trio Program, and Early Identification Programs are already working with students to help them to think and get into college. In my opinion, the American Library Association should work with these already established programs to incorporate research skills, information literacy/fluency skills, and technology skills that ARE CURRENTLY ABSENT from many of these programs. Many of the existing programs are aware of this absence in their programs of these important learning skills. Therefore, one of my suggestions would be to partner up with one of these already existing programs.

Upward Bound - Approximately 850 federally mandated programs throughout the U.S. in both urban and rural areas. There is a summer program component which would allow the American Library Association to create a library and information component to the already existing program.

Trio Programs - Unlike Upward Bound, Trio Programs are tied to a specific school. Therefore, students accepted into these programs and maintain a certain minimum GPA are guaranteed acceptance into the University. http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/index.html

Council for Opportunity and Education - Nonprofit organization, established in 1981, dedicated to furthering the expansion of educational opportunities throughout the United States. Through its numerous membership services, the Council works in conjunction with colleges, universities, and agencies that host TRIO Programs to
specifically help low-income Americans enter college and graduate.Another source of information is: .