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ALA Annual 2016
FTF Events and Other Events of Interest to FTF Members






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Feminist Task Force Meetings
Friday, January 8, 7:30 – 9:00pm, HYATT Regency Orlando, Room Bayhill 21 (at the SRRT All Task Forces Meeting) – we need you!

Other Meetings & Events of Interest
Programs and meetings at ALA Annual 2016 that may be of particular interest to FTF members and feminist colleagues, in order by day and time. Event links go to the ALA Conference Scheduler

Friday, June 24, 2016


7:30 - 9:00 PM

Saturday, June 25, 2016



8:00 - 10:00 AM
8:30 - 11:00 AM
10:30 - 11:30 AM
11:00 - 11:50 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:00 - 2:30 PM
2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Introduction to Women's Issues in ALA Discussion Group - HILTON Orlando, Clear Lake
    The discussion topic will be about how to negotiate in your work place. This can include negotiating to get better equipment, a new program, or better salaries. Bring your stories of successes and negotiations that did now work so well. Think about whether women and men need to use different negotiation techniques. We will also include information about the Feminist Task Force (FTF), the ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS), the Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL), and other groups.
3:00 - 4:00 PM
  • The Wedding Heard 'Round the World: The Michael McConnell and Jack Baker Story - Orange County Convention Center, W109B
    Join Michael McConnell and Jack Baker, the first legally-married same sex couple in the United States, as they share the story of their fight for equality. Married in 1971, they are the co-authors of the newly-released memoir, The Wedding Heard ’Round the World: America’s First Gay Marriage published by the University of Minnesota Press. McConnell and Baker have been longtime activists for GLBT rights and are the inaugural recipients of the GLBTRT Award for Political Activism which they will accept at the Stonewall Book Awards program.
3:00 - 5:00 PM
3:30 - 4:30 PM
4:30 - 5:30 PM
5:30 - 7:00 PM
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Sunday, June 26, 2016


8:30 - 10:00 AM
1:00 - 2:30 PM
  • No Room at the Library: The Ethics of DiversityNo Room at the Library: The Ethics of Diversity - Orange County Convention Center, W105B In support of ALA’s multiyear campaign of Libraries Transform, we want to foster dialog about inclusion and ethics in libraries. Key speaker, Loida Garcia-Febo, and a panel of thoughtful leaders will facilitate audience discussion after the Ethics committee performs three different skits. In the tradition of “What Would You Do?”, we will strive to shed light on ethical dilemmas involving religious, cultural and LGBTQ issues. Reflecting on the recent resolution to ALA council, one skit will address potential Islamophobia and the ethical responsibilities of librarians to promote libraries transforming to a global and inclusive space.
2:45 - 3:30 PM
3:00 - 4:00 PM
  • LITA Awards & President's Program: Toward an Ethic of Social Justice in Information with Dr. Safiya Noble - Orange County Convention Center, W109B
    Dr.
    Safiya Umoja Noble, Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, will speak about how the landscape of information is rapidly shifting as new imperatives and demands push to the fore increasing investment in digital technologies, despite the consequences of increased surveillance and lack of privacy, which are changing our information engagements. Increasingly, critical information scholars are demonstrating how digital technology and its narratives are shaped by and infused with values that are not impartial, disembodied, or lacking positionality. Technologies consist of a set of social practices, situated within the dynamics of race, gender, class, and control.
  • Reflecting Realities: Transgender Fiction for Today's Tweens and Teens - Orange County Convention Center, W102A
    Join Cory Silverberg (author of the 2016 Stonewall Honor Book "Sex is a Funny Word") and authors Donna Gephart (Lily and Dunkin), Brie Spangler (Beast), and Meredith Russo (If I Was Your Girl) to learn about their newest works and ways to help transgender youth in your library.
  • SRRT Action Council II - Orange County Convention Center, W207A
6:00 - 8:00 PM
7:00 - 9:00 PM
  • PLG Braverman Dinner - Off Site, Siam Thai Cuisine, 8957 International Dr.
    We’ll gather for food, conversation and camaraderie as we honor 2016 Braverman Memorial Prize winner Sarah S. Kortemeier.

Monday, June 27, 2016


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Stonewall Book Awards Program - HYATT Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom
    The Stonewall Book Awards are the oldest awards honoring the best in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender writing. Join the GLBT Round Table as it recognizes the winners and honorees in fiction, non-fiction, and children’s and young adult categories. The first The Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community will also be presented.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


10:00 - 11:30 AM


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