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Thursday, June 27 - 8:00am

8:00am - 4:30pm
Library Makerspaces: The Field Trip [$] Preconference/Institute Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Makerspaces and Maker Faires are taking the country and the world by storm. As libraries have long been places where people from many backgrounds and experiences can gather to learn, exchange ideas, and work collaboratively, library makerspaces are a natural fit.

LITA and LibraryLab are joining together to hold this pre-conference at the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Branch, where a new library makerspace is being installed.

Attendees will participate in a tour of the facility in addition to a combination of fun hands-on sessions that will offer participants opportunities to discover and learn about the maker movement. Discussion and brainstorming sessions with nationally recognized makers and early adopters of the makerspace in libraries movement will introduce participants to ideas, successes and failures, offering a rich dialogue about the art of the possible for all types of libraries. Takeaways will include a deeper understanding of the maker community, "making" and how it fits within the library's existing service model, and practical ideas and concrete solutions for those inspired to bring the movement to their home communities/libraries.

Cost :
$150
8:00am - 5:00pm
CANCELLED: Serials Solutions Advisory Board [Closed] Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
S503b
Description :

Advisory Board

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Thursday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:00am
Freedom to Read Foundation Orientation Orientation Session Hilton Chicago
Marquette Room
Description :

Freedom to Read Foundation Orientation

8:30am - 4:00pm
Introduction to RDF and Ontologies for the Semantic Web [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S106a
Description :

Linked Data and Semantic Web applications hold potential for expressing bibliographic data in ways more flexible, powerful, and openly sharable than MARC. While RDF provides the underlying data model, RDFS, OWL, and SKOS provide the basis for creating vocabularies and "ontologies," machine-actionable models that bring structure to RDF. This workshop provides a beginner's level introduction for non-IT librarians to these behind-the-scenes models. It focuses primarily on ontologies as models of the entities in a knowledge domain and the relationships among those entities. It includes examples from cultural heritage metadata communities as well as some hands-on exercises. The workshop will be useful for those who want to have an understanding of RDF and ontology modeling concepts and terminology so as to better understand and participate in current discussions on Linked Data and Semantic Web for cultural heritage metadata.

Steven Miller is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Information Studies. He teaches MLIS courses on information organization, metadata, information architecture, RDF and ontologies. Steven worked as a professional cataloger and head of a cataloging department for many years before moving into teaching full time. He has been active in various professional organizations, including ALCTS and has given numerous presentations and workshops on cataloging, metadata, RDA, and other related topics. He is the author of the book Metadata for Digital Collections, published by Neal-Schuman in May 2011. His professional webpage is https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/mll/www/index.html.

Cost :
Early-bird/Advance/On-site: $269 ALA member; $219 ALCTS Division Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Shared Print Monographs: Making It Work [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S106b
Description :

To date, shared print programs have focused largely on journals. Monographs pose a different challenge, and require new approaches. Information from circulation and holdings records can help libraries share responsibility for print collections, while enabling careful drawdown of surplus copies and protection of the scholarly record.

This preconference will highlight the experiences of several groups: Michigan Shared Print Initiative, Connect New York, Maine Shared Collection Strategy, the California State University system, and others.

Cost :
Early-bird/Advance/On-site: $269 ALA member; $219 ALCTS Division Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member
8:30am - 5:00pm
Immersion Faculty (ACRL) [Closed] Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Addams
Description :

n/a

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Thursday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Marquette Room
Description :

Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees

Thursday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Executive Committee Meeting I (AASL) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S504d
Description :

Meeting of the AASL Executive Committee.

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Assessment in Action, Part I (ACRL) [Closed] Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Comiskey
Description :

n/a

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Thursday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Executive Committee Meeting (ALSC) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S504a
Description :

Members of the ALSC Executive Committee meet along with staff.

2:00pm - 5:30pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Marquette Room
Description :

Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees

Thursday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 8:00pm
BCALA Executive Board Retreat [Closed] Affiliate Event Sheraton Chicago
Parlor G
Description :

A closed meeting for BCALA Executive Board Officers. Retreat will focus on orientating new board members, strategic planning, and our governance structure.

Sponsors :
AFL
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Thursday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Board Ex. Committee Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N426c
Description :

Executive Board Ex. Committee

Sponsors :
4:00pm - 5:00pm
GMS Welcome and Graduate School Institute [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Other Sheraton Chicago
Columbus A
Description :

GMS Welcome and Graduate School Institute

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Spectrum Institute Opening Reception [Closed] Other, Reception Sheraton Chicago
Superior A & B
Description :

Welcome reception with ALA President Maureen Sullivan, ALA President-Elect Barbara Stripling, and ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Thursday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Joint Executive Committee Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S504a
Description :

Meeting of the Joint Youth Executive Committees.

Thursday, June 27 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Member Reception Reception Hilton Chicago
Joliet Room
Description :

Freedom to Read Foundation Member Reception

Thursday, June 27 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Spectrum Institute Defining Diversity Through Dialogue [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Other Sheraton Chicago
Michigan A & B
Description :

This session will explore the interconnectedness of our identities, the unique ways that we define ourselves, and our values, beliefs and biases. We will use exercises to help us learn about who we are and how we impact others, and similarly, who others are and how they impact us. Come prepared to participate in this highly interactive session. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars and invited guests.

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 7:30am

7:30am - 9:00am
Spectrum Institute Breakfast [Closed] Other, Social event Sheraton Chicago
Superior A & B
Description :

Note this Spectrum Institute is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
7:45am - 3:30pm
A Wild Ride: 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite Location
Art Institute of Chicago
Description :

THE PRECONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT AND IS NOT INCLUDED WITH CONFERENCE REGISTRATION. Apologies for the previous confusion.

Take a wild ride through the past, present and future of award-winning children’s book art at this stimulating preconference being held at the Art Institute of Chicago, celebrating 75 years of the Randolph Caldecott Medal. Hear about the creative process from an array of Caldecott winners, editors, and art directors. Engage with one another in small book discussion groups and an exciting array of breakout sessions that will increase your knowledge about art and the artistic process, and encourage you to look at Caldecott winning books with a fresh eye.

Highlights include:

- A reception and book signing on Thursday evening, where you'll have an opportunity to visit the Art Institute's exhibition of original art from Caldecott Medal and Honor Books, 2010-13, and get books signed by Caldecott Medal artists. (Books will be available for sale on site.)

- A keynote presentation by Brian Selznick, 2008 Medalist (for The Invention of Hugo Cabret) and 2002 Honoree (for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins).

- Sneak peeks into the process of creating an award-winning picture book, from "Matching Words and Pictures" featuring Erin and Phillip Stead and Neal Porter; to "Choosing a Medium and a Style" featuring Chris Raschka and Lee Wade; to "Preparing Art for Production" featuring Jerry Pinkney and Patti Ann Harris.

- Interactive book discussions, organized so that you will read one Caldecott winner from each decade, assigned in advance; challenge yourself to read ones you might not have been inclined to otherwise.

- An Honor Book luncheon panel, moderated by Leonard Marcus and featuring Melissa Sweet, Pamela Zagarensky, Peter Brown, and Kadir Nelson.

- Your choice of one of twelve fascinating breakout session topics, several to be presented by Art Institute staff in order to offer you the best art expertise available. Sessions include "Art and Stories," " The Caldecott Medal and Social Issues," "Caldecott Medal Artists at the Art Institute: A Closer Look," "Caldecott Books for Older Readers," "How Did They Do That?," "Look to Learn; Learn to Look," "Multi-Layered Meanings," "Randolph Caldecott and Caldecott Medal History," "Serving on the Caldecott Committee," "Style and Media," "Watching Dry Paint!," and "Weston Woods and the Caldecott Winners."

- A closing session on possible future directions in children's book art by Paul O. Zelinsky, three-time Caldecott Honoree and 1998 Medalist (for Rapunzel).

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
SOLD OUT

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