Dana Gioia (Gioia is pronounced JOY-uh) is the Poet Laureate of California. An internationally recognized poet and critic, he is the author of five collections of verse, including Interrogations at Noon (2001), which won the American Book Award, and 99 Poems: New & Selected (2016). His critical collections include Can Poetry Matter? (1992), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Award. He has written three opera libretti and edited twenty literary anthologies. Gioia served as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 to 2009. Gioia was born in Los Angeles in a working-class family of Italian and Mexican heritage. He was the first person in his family to attend college. Gioia is the Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at the University of Southern California. (Photo credit @ Star Black.2015.)
Keynote Speaker: Creating Your Library’s Story And Telling It To The World
Proudly sponsored by Bibliotheca/3M
Friday, November 4, 2016 | 9 AM – 10 AM
Convention Center – Room 202 – 204 Combined
Jonathan Perelman shares how to stand out, rise above the noise, and get your organization’s voice heard online by telling stories that resonate in a memorable way. He offers audiences eight tips for creating shareable, social content that spurs growth.
As the vice president of BuzzFeed motion pictures, Perelman was critical to its transformation into one of the internet’s biggest – and most effective – producers of video content. Before BuzzFeed, Perelman spent more than six years at Google as the global lead for industry relations. He is also the founder of Lighthouse Group, an independent media firm and currently serves as the head of digital initiatives at ICM Partners. He is also the winner of a 2015 Billboard Magazine Digital Players Award.
CLA Gala Awards Reception Speaker
Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 8 PM – 10 PM
Hyatt – Regency B, C
Tippi Hedren is an actress and animal rights activist. She starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and Marnie, Charlie Chaplin’s A Countess from Hong Kong, and Roar. She is the founder of Shambala Reserve, an animal sanctuary. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
The Power and Appeal of Poetry and the Important Role of Libraries
Saturday, November 5, 2016 | 11 AM to Noon
Hyatt – Regency D, E, F
MEMBERSHIP MEETING: THE FUTURE OF LIBRARIES
Saturday, November 5, 2016 | 4 PM – 5 PM
Convention Center – 202 – 204 Combined
Hear from Miguel Figueroa and learn how The Center for the Future of Libraries works to: Identify emerging trends relevant to libraries and the communities they serve, promote futuring and innovation techniques to help librarians and library professionals shape their future, and build connections with experts and innovative thinkers to help libraries address emerging issues
Miguel Figueroa, ALA Center for the Future of Libraries
Figueroa is the head the new American Library Association Center for the Future of Libraries. He previously served as Director of Member Programs for the American Theological Library Association in Chicago and Director of the Office for Diversity and Spectrum Scholarship Program and the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services at the American Library Association.
Additionally, attend this year’s California Library Association Membership Meeting to hear the State of the Association report, and witness the passing of the gavel from President Misty Jones to Incoming President Helen McAlary.
CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY DISCUSSION
Saturday, November 5, 2016 | 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Hyatt – Regency D, E, F
Meet with colleagues from throughout the state to hear the latest news from the California State Library, as well as to find out what’s coming up next from State Librarian Greg Lucas. Unlike past years, this will be a FREE event, but space is limited so attendees will need to pre-register.
OCLA Update Breakfast
Saturday, November 5 | 8 AM – 9 AM
Hyatt – Regency A
Pam Bailey is Director, OCLC Global and Regional Councils, and is OCLC’s primary liaison with these councils, which help guide the direction of the OCLC cooperative. She also speaks on a variety of topics, including training, library workflows, ways to promote library services and managing diverse workgroups. Pam joined OCLC in 1986.
CQ Building: Fostering our Cultural Intelligence
Thursday, November 3 | 9 AM – 4:15 PM
Hyatt – Regency C
Trained by CQ expert Dr. Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim, Marla Ehlers has facilitated multiple workshops on CQ among a variety of learners. Marla most recently presented on cultural intelligence at the American Library Association’s annual conference and has spoken on a variety of other topics at state and national conferences. With over 20 years in libraries and a background in teaching and children’s services, Marla is currently Assistant Director at the Grand Rapids (MI) Public Library.
Mental Health @ the Library: The Essentials
Thursday, November 3 | 9 AM – 12 PM
Hyatt – Regency B
Kelli Ham is the Consumer Health Librarian at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region located at the UCLA Biomedical Library. Kelli provides training and outreach services to public libraries, hospital libraries, and community organizations, resulting in improved health and wellbeing of entire communities.
Meet the Dillions – An Overview of the 2016 Legislative Session with CLA’s Lobbyists
Friday, November 4 | 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Convention Center – Room 105
Mike Dillon and Christina DiCaro. Mike and Christina are CLA’s lobbyists. Mike was hired as CLA’s lobbyist in 1978, and has ably represented CLA’s interests at the State Capitol since that time. In 2010, he was the 2010 recipient of CLA’s President’s Award for his outstanding compilation of successful advocacy work for CLA. Christina joined Michael F. Dillon and Associates as a lobbyist in 1994, and since that time has worked on issues on behalf of the California Library Association, ranging from protecting the privacy rights and circulation records of library patrons, defeating legislative mandates to require Internet filtering at the library, drafting and securing passage of library construction bond legislation, advising on the bond state campaigns, and monitoring the regulatory process involving the bond grants. Christina developed the concept of CLA’s “Day in the District,” a grassroots advocacy campaign, which has become a popular way to engage CLA members with legislators in their district offices, on issues of importance to the library community.