ALA Annual Conference

Don’t miss these ALA Washington Office programs at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference!

Chicago, Illinois
June 22-27, 2017
#alaac17 #alawo

Are copyright or coding your areas of interest? The Office of Information Technology and Policy has two “mini-tracks” you may want to check out.

OITP Copyright Track

Sunday, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
You Make the Call! The Copyright Gameshow
In this gameshow format, expert panelists will make arguments for and against fair use. Will the audience vote—fair use or not? Who wins? You decide! (Spoiler alert: everyone wins when they better understand copyright and fair use.)

Monday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Another Report from the Swamp: Copyright Policy Developments in Washington
Join three copyright policy experts and get the latest news on copyright law review, expanded expectations for people with print disabilities and the status of the U.S. Copyright Office under the Librarian of Congress. Additional topics will be discussed if there is late-breaking news.


OITP Coding Track

Saturday, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Google’s free computer science and coding resources
Presenters from Google will share an overview of free resources intended to support librarians facilitating computer science activities for youth.

Saturday, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Implicit Bias in Tech: What Libraries Can Do to Shift this Dynamic
Presenters from Google will discuss some of their recent efforts to address biases that impact who pursues computer science and coding in education or as a career. They will also explore ways libraries can be positive agents of change.

Sunday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tech Education in Libraries: Google’s Support for Digital Literacy and Inclusion
Presenters from Google will share a range of resources to help libraries promote digital literacy.

Sunday, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Get Your Library #ReadytoCode
Join the third installment of OITP’s Ready to Code initiative. Talk with library staff from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and learn how to get started and how to build computational thinking facilitation skills.