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Format: 11/18/2017 - 7pm
Format: 11/18/2017 - 7pm
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Friday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Techniques for Electronic Resource Management: Crowdsourcing for Best Practices [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S403
Description :

TERMS: techniques for electronic resource management has been a crowdsourcing experiment to encourage worldwide librarians to share their best practices and workflows of electronic resource management freely. We invited interested librarians via social media venues such as Facebook, twitter, Tumblr & a wiki. Come learn how this experiment worked and participate in the development of capturing the best practices of electronic resource management. The TERMS Library Technology Report will be made available to attendees.

Speaker Biographies:

Jill Emery is the collection development librarian at Portland State University Library and has over fifteen years of academic library experience from various higher education institutions within the United States of America. She is a past-president of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) and the social media specialist for the Electronic Resources & Libraries, LLC. Jill serves as a current member of the Charleston Advisor editorial board and is the columnist for “Heard on the Net.” She will be joining the editorial board of Insights in April 2013.

Graham Stone is Information Resources Manager at the University of Huddersfield, responsibilities include the library information resources budget and management of the Acquisitions and Journals and E-Resources Teams. He also manages the University Repository and University of Huddersfield Press initiative. Graham has managed a number of Jisc funded projects including the Library Impact Data Project and the Huddersfield Open Access Publishing project. He is UKSG Publications Officer and member of the Insights journal editorial board, the Electronic Information Resources Working Group (EIRWG), the PALS metadata and interoperability working group, the OAPEN-UK Steering Group and chair of the Jisc Collections Journal Archives Advisory Board. He is currently undertaking a Doctor of Enterprise at the University of Huddersfield, which is looking at the viability of the University Press as an Open Access publisher.

Cost :
Early-bird/Advance/On-site: $269 ALA member; $219 ALCTS Division Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member

Friday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Annual Unconference Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
S104a
Description :

An unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for our profession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Learning Labs Ignited! Affiliate Event Hilton Chicago
Williford B
Description :

Join us for a lively session of Ignite Talks by teams from the across the country representing the Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums projects, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Teams will give updates on their projects as they plan, design and pilot new interest-driven learning activities and spaces for teens inspired by YOUmedia at the Chicago Public Library. Teams will highlight diverse approaches to collaboration, teen engagement, space design, new staffing models, evaluation & outcomes and funding strategies.

Sponsors :
AFL
Urban Libraries Council (Affiliate)

Saturday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:15am - 10:00am
Conversation Starters: Life, Libraries and the Pursuit of Wellness Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Do you have a workplace wellness program in your library? Do you want to start one? Does your library offer Zumba classes, meditation, or tai chi for your users? This Conversation Starter concerns how libraries are agents of change and impact the wellness of staff, users, and the communities of which they are a part. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: fitness and wellness programming; pedometer programs for library employees; special wellness events for finals week at school public and college libraries; health and wellness resources available for checkout; workplace wellness.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Libraries Building Bridges: Best Practices and Advice for Serving Your Latino Communities. Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

A fast-paced, interactive session! Using the Lightning Talk Format, REFORMA librarians representing a variety of library types and locations will each have 20 slides and 15 seconds per slide to talk about their best practices and innovations in serving the Latino community in library services. We’ll then have a Q and A session in which audience members will direct the conversation and ask questions that will help them implement effective practices in their own libraries.

Because of the dynamic and succinct nature of the Lightning Talk format and the variety of library types represented on the panel, attendees will have a chance to hear a broad spectrum of ideas that may help them in serving their own Latino communities and constituents. Moreover, the format and the Q and A time will allow for a deeper and fuller exchange of ideas among colleagues than is sometimes possible, which may enable more meaningful collaboration.

Featured Presentation by Cristina Ramirez, who says: "The Greater Richmond Region in Virginia is home to a new and rapidly growing Latino population. This region, the City of Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico Counties, have seen a large influx of immigrants from a number of Spanish-speaking countries. When I took on the role of Library/Community Services Manager, Branch Manager for Broad Rock Library of the Richmond Public Libraries, I knew there was a large need and gap of services in the community. I had to learn quickly how to get to know, understand, and to create services and programs that would serve and engage the community. This session is an exploration of the steps I took, the City and community partners I worked with, and the experiences I have had since starting my role in May 2012."

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Smithsonian Public Tagging Initiatve Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

As part of a graduate student course practicum, I coordinated the Public Tagging Initiative at the Smithsonian Archives of American Gardens. The AAG is part of the Smithsonian's larger Collections Search Center that participates in the public tagging initiative. Throughout my time as coordinator during American Archives Month, I promoted our social tagging and kept track of public tags accumulated during that month. We were able to not only receive an unprecedented number of tags, the archives was also able to identify previously unknown items in the collection thanks to this initiative.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Saturday Session: Book Snacks: Teen Humor Edition Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

15 books in 140 characters or less, plus tweet-savvy book display ideas. It's called "Book Snacks," i.e. bite-size booktalks for teens on the go. Make summer reading a breeze and meet teens where they live, all in 5 minutes or less.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Saturday Session: Chromebooks for checkout? Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

The State Library of Ohio placed 30 Chromebooks in public libraries to test their ease of use and functionality in the library environment. Come hear Mandy Knapp talk about the findings of this trial.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Fact or Facebook: Digital Media Literacy and Digital Natives Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The proposed poster will address one method for teaching critical and digital media literacies used at the University of Missouri. Critical and digital media literacies go beyond text-based sources and extend to all forms of media that this generation of incoming freshmen interacts with on a daily basis. Although these “digital natives” rely heavily on these digital media outlets to satisfy their information needs, most are alarmingly deficient in their evaluation of digital, video, and social network newsfeed sources. Using actual examples of information and misinformation discovery through YouTube and social networking sites like Facebook, this poster will explain how instructors at the University of Missouri are helping students evaluate fact from Facebook. This poster will also provide examples of students’ reception of these critical evaluation skills and their perception of these information sources after completing the lesson.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Student Retention Discussion Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbus EF
Description :

The ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group exists to discuss methods, best practices, and assessment for developing case-by-case and programmatic efforts related to student retention.

Saturday, June 29 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Lights, Camera, Animation!: Toon that Tutorial and They’ll Tune In Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Librarians spend countless hours constructing online tutorials only to find them underutilized. In today’s world of social media full of mash-ups and memes, library users have many distractions and little patience when it comes to online tutorials. Users want their online learning experiences to be informative and entertaining, a winning combination that librarians can easily deliver. But how? Toon that Tutorial! Who doesn’t love a cartoon? If you animate it, they will come. It’s a fun way to engage students by adding levity and whimsy, and with the variety of free and affordable animation products available, librarians don’t need to know Flash to learn animation in a flash. This poster will demonstrate how to use the animation product Moviestorm to create a series of tutorials that follow along with an animated character as he learns to use library resources. Moviestorm Education Unlimited takes animation a step beyond some of the popular free programs, such as Xtranormal and GoAnimate. Using visuals of the characters and storyboards, this poster will show how to plan and produce animated tutorials, how to incorporate them into social media sites, how to integrate them into instruction, and how to measure success with metrics such as analytics and comments. Devices will also be available for viewing the animated videos. This poster will show how, when it comes to online tutorials, take a cue from Donald O’Connor and “make ‘em laugh” by tooning those tutorials.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Power of Crowdsourcing: A Use Case from the Biodiversity Heritage Library Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

How can a library with limited staff efficiently improve the discoverability and interoperability of digital assets? Answer: Crowdsource metadata enhancement! The Biodiversity Heritage Library, an open access digital library consortium, utilizes Flickr to provide access to over 60,000 images extracted from its digital collections. While bibliographic metadata is associated with these images at the time of upload to Flickr, identification of the species illustrated within each image is absent. Without these identifications, users are unable to efficiently search within image collections. Crowdsourcing offers a promising solution.

BHL staff have hosted two Flickr Tagging Parties at the Smithsonian. With guidance from BHL staff, nearly 40 Smithsonian staff added species name tags to 448 images in the BHL Flickr, resulting in a 53% increase in the number of monthly images typically tagged and a 97% increase in monthly images shared with external databases. This success has prompted BHL staff to develop formal instructional material and organize public crowdsourcing events. Not only does the tagging of images provide discoverability in BHL Flickr, but the images that are tagged are also automatically added to the Encyclopedia of Life, providing a “two birds, one stone” scenario.

Through the use of workflow diagrams, “before and after” examples, and graphs demonstrating project successes, this poster will outline the strategies employed to direct crowdsourced metadata enhancement activities. The principles guiding BHL crowdsourcing activities can be adopted by any library seeking creative ways to improve the relevance of their resources in an increasingly digital world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
The “Like” Pursuit: Chasing Engagement through Social Media Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

For American Archives Month this past October, the American Heritage Center (AHC) at the University of Wyoming held a “Name the Tribble Contest” to promote awareness of archives and the AHC’s particular collections. In the Forrest J. Ackerman papers, there is an original Tribble, used in the filming of the 1967 Star Trek episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles.” While this promotional effort began somewhat cautiously, it grew to be an unparalleled success. This poster presentation will discuss the lessons that the AHC learned from the experience of running a specialized promotional campaign. The discussion will address copyright concerns, the impact of the AHC’s Web 2.0 Task Force Report on social media activities, the administration of the contest, the most effective communication methods, as well as the contest outcomes for both entrants and the AHC. The key objectives of the contest will also be addressed—in particular, to connect the AHC to new user groups by demonstrating that the AHC holds primary source materials that are relevant to topics of widespread interest. Another strategic goal of the contest aimed to emphasize the accessibility of the AHC and the collections among the AHC’s holdings. The discussion will evaluate the success of the “Name the Tribble Contest” for these objectives and outcomes, using such assessment metrics as WordPress Site Stats and Facebook Insights. This poster presentation also strives to share practical ideas for social media engagement that could be implemented at other institutions.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Tween Super-Users: Lessons for Online Programs in the Library Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Why do some tweens become prolific users of online communities while others opt out? Using the data from the Sci-Dentity program (scidentity.umd.edu), qualities of high-contributing tweens (super-users) are compared to their less involved peers to determine if there are best practices in online communities that could be replicated in other contexts to encourage increased participation from all users.

Sci-Dentity is a three-year research project of the iSchool at the University of Maryland College Park, funded by the National Science Foundation. In Sci-Dentity, tweens from middle schools in an urban, Mid-Atlantic school system attend afterschool science-fiction writing sessions designed to engage and assess their interest in science technology, engineering, and math. Participants are part of a private online community where they share their writing, videos, images and other artifacts, and are actively encouraged as co-designers to suggest changes to both the site and program content.

Some participants have become deeply engaged in various aspects of the online program, including both contributing content and suggesting design changes to the site. This study will look at which tweens are highly motivated to contribute content and which students feel most empowered to suggest changes. Means of assessment include interviews, site usage statistics, and recorded observation.

Examining the qualities of super-users will provide practitioners with the information needed to create programs that foster tween participation and empowerment in online programs. The findings will be represented through participant’s artifacts, graphs of surveys, usage statistics and student feedback, and images of participant-driven changes to the site.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Slam the Boards! - A Model for Marketing through Action: A Reference Services Discussion Forum Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Clark 22A-C
Description :

Attend this discussion forum for a lively discussion on actively marketing and promoting your institution's reference services (both in-person and virtual). Come ready to share ideas and learn from your colleagues! Co-sponsored by the RSS Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Services Committee and RSS/MARS Virtual Reference Services Committee.

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
DigitalLearn.org: A New National Digital Literacy Tool Forum/Update McCormick Place Convention Center
N139
Description :

Brand New! DigitalLearn.org is a launching at this conference! DigitalLearn.org is a PLA-managed and IMLS-funded online hub for digital literacy. It includes a collection of self-directed trainings for end-users to increase their skills and a community of practice for digital literacy trainers to share tools, best practices, and more. Join us to learn how this resource can save you time and benefit your organization. Panelists will discuss how they are planning to leverage this tool in their organization. Ways to get more involved in this project and other digital literacy initiatives will also be covered. Speakers: Jamie Hollier / Project Manager / DigitalLearn.org; Crystal Schimpf / Program Manager / Community Technology Network; Shane Southwick / OWL Project Manager / Alaska State Library; Richard Kong / Digital Services Manager / Arlington Heights Memorial Library; and Brandon Bower-Sox Johnson / Chief Technology Strategist / Pixo

10:30am - 12:00pm
American Corners in Nigeria: Success Stories of the U.S. Government’s Creative Engagement with the Nigerian Public. Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The U.S. Government’s presence in Nigeria has no doubt impacted on the general lives of Nigerian public ranging from programs and projects implemented by various U.S. agencies domiciled in the country. Of great importance is the engagement of the public through public diplomacy efforts of the U.S. government. However, impactful this has been, the general public are restricted in accessing recorded knowledge on the United States. This is due largely to the security procedure put in place in the wake of terrorist attacks on US Government buildings and staff’ To continue and expand her engagement, American Corners came to birth. It is an effective US Government presence in partnership with local host institutions which serve as space for deep engagement with the public devoid of tension. The poster would highlight success stories of such engagement with the good people of Nigeria. All ages and broad spectrum of citizens have been influenced through the American Corners scattered all over the country. Our American Corners have become a sanctuary of knowledge for all who seek quality and authoritative information on culture and the United States Government.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Librarians' use of online social networks in Nigeria Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The purpose of this study was to examine the use of online social networks (OSNs) among librarians in university libraries in Nigeria. The study adopted the survey research design. The population consisted of 1,137 librarians in university libraries in Nigeria. Eight OSNs namely: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and LinkedIn, Nigerian Library Association (NLA) online forum, America Library Association Online Discussion Forum (ALA Connect), Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) online forum and Library Networking Group (LNG) were used for the study.
Multistage sampling technique was used for selecting 317 librarians from 29 universities across three geo-political zones. A questionnaire titled “Online social networking questionnaire (OSNQ)” was used for data collection. Findings from the study revealed that some librarians do not use online social networks for reasons such as supervisors not allowing their use during office hours and lack of training on use of computers. Reasons for use where, however, found to cut across social and professional purposes. NLA online forum and Facebook were also found to be the most useful for acquiring work related information. Based on the findings, the study concluded by recommending that supervisors and subordinates receive training on appropriate use of online social networks in order to avoid work conflict and maximize professional benefits derived from such networks amongst others.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Storytelling Mojo: Creating the 21st Century Library Narrative with Michael Margolis Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S502
Description :

Everyone knows why libraries matter. And yet, some people are questioning our role and value in the 21st century. How do we share the excitement for how libraries are evolving and innovating as a community institution? In this keynote, you’ll learn storytelling strategies specific to the unique opportunities and challenges faced by libraries today. For the last year, our presenter, Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, has collaborated closely with both the California and Pennsylvania State Libraries around this issue. Come learn why it’s important to tell your story, how to do it right, and some simple ways to get storied. Your story matters.

**This program was included in Library Journal's top picks guide to the Annual Conference!**

Sunday, June 30 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Bringing the Pieces Together: Building a Community Network Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

In 2012, the Park Ridge Public Library developed a valuable community resource when it launched the Park Ridge Community Network (PRCN) website (www.parkridge.info). Managing the PRCN has made the Library an even more integral, visible and important part of the community. The PRCN is unique in that it combines information on a single site that is often contained in multiple individual websites (e.g. municipal, library, park district, tourism or chamber of commerce), and that is not readily available elsewhere. The Library leveraged its position as the “heart of the community” and capitalized on its role as the community’s premier information provider in creating this hyper local resource that provides information that is unique to the Park Ridge community. The website is a partnership between the library and other community members who contribute content, and serves as a one-stop source of information about community organizations, schools, businesses, community events and more. The use of social media further extends the reach of the PRCN. Google Analytics are used to track network usage and a patron survey has been conducted to determine user satisfaction and possible network enhancements. The poster session will include a laptop presentation of the website and the marketing plan that was developed to address promotion of the network to both community partners and community members. Sample marketing materials will be provided as will Google Analytics and graphs that display results of the patron survey conducted both in the Library and online.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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