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Friday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 12:00pm
Ports in a Storm: Your Library as a Disaster Recovery Center [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S404bc
Description :

This workshop focuses on community needs after an emergency, and will prepare libraries to actively function as disaster recovery centers by partnering with emergency responders and providing vital resources to the community. Hear firsthand how libraries in Queens County, NY and New Jersey responded to Hurricane Sandy. Learn what role your library can play in educating communities on disaster preparedness, and review the resources available via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative.

A separate ticket is required in order to attend this event. Register now at http://ala13.ala.org/register-now. Tickets will not be available at the door.

**Library Journal selected this event as a top pick in their Annual Conference review guide!**

Cost :
209

Friday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Library Makerspaces: Participatory Play in the Library [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S103d
Description :

Interested in getting started with participatory programming, makerspaces, and the DIY revolution? Learn about how other libraries are getting their patrons creating physical content and collaborating with the community, often on a shoestring budget. Join us and find out how to incorporate creation and collaboration in your library at any starting point.

Participants will hear firsthand accounts from the library innovators who are working with their communities to create new opportunities for learning and making. They'll also get inspired and play along with us as they get real hands on experience creating robots, crafts, and works of art with local experts. Most importantly, those attending will get creatively connected and have fun doing it.

Cost :
$235, LITA member; $350, ALA member; $495 non-member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Servant Leadership in Your Library [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S404d
Description :

Servant leadership can change the dynamics of a library--large or small--by cultivating strong loyalty from both employees and library users. Servant leaders focus outwardly and work in partnership with their staff and communities. Through exercises, group discussion, real-world stories and personal reflection led by professional library trainer Linda Bruno, participants will develop their servant leader persona.

A separate ticket is required in order to attend this event. Register now at http://ala13.ala.org/register-now. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Cost :
299

Friday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Opening General Session featuring Steven D. Levitt Author Event, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
Behind Registration, Hall B1
Description :

Steven D. Levitt, co-author of the upcoming Think Like A Freak and of the smash #1 international bestseller Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, promises to turn your brain inside out before the conference even starts. He’s likely get your problem-solving juices flowing to the benefit of you and your library, showing how applying counterintuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results.

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask, but Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

Think Like A Freak (October 2013), a “must-have handbook for decision making,” intends to radically transform the way you look at every aspect of your life. Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner analyze the decisions we make, the plans we create, and the morals we choose and show how their insights can be applied to daily life to make smarter, harder, and better decisions. They also offer entertaining and practical insights, from “The Upside of Quitting” to “How to Succeed—With No Talent.”

Steven Levitt is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, known for his work in the field of crime, and was co-editor of the Journal of Political Economy. In January, 2004 he was awarded the John Bates Clark medal by the American Economic Association for the economist under 40 who made the greatest contribution to the discipline. He was chosen as one of Timemagazine's "100 People Who Shape Our World" in 2006 and in 2009, co-founded The Greatest Good, a business and philanthropy consulting company.

Levitt’s presentation is part of the conference’s Opening General Session, where ALA President Maureen Sullivan and others welcome attendees and set the stage for the coming days.

Sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 28 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Council I (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbus AB
Description :

Meeting of the ACRL STS Council (I of II)

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
All-Committees Meeting (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand F
Description :

Combined meeting of all STS committees.

8:30am - 10:00am
Collection Development & Community Expectations: Managing Collections and Balancing Resources in an Era of Budgetary Constraints Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S403
Description :

The challenges of the current economy are a common adversity faced by librarians in all types of institutions. With declining budgets and fewer resources librarians must make difficult decisions to meet their library’s overall mission. Join us to hear a panel of experienced librarians share examples of how they have met the challenges of managing various types of library collections, and how they continue to manage the expectations of their diverse customer groups.

8:30am - 10:00am
Organization & Planning Committee Meeting (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand E
Description :

n/a

Interests :
8:30am - 10:00am
Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N231
Description :

“Fast and sleek: Developing Solutions for Technical Services Challenges"
Join us for lively roundtable discussions on solutions to the changes which have become our new normal. As today’s Technical Services should run like a fast and sleek Ferrari, our table topics will include the following:
Building a Racing Team: broadening work responsibilities in an interdepartmental context
The Pit Stop: discussing professional development activities for Technical Services staff
Under the Hood: using benchmarks to fine tune Technical Services
Tuning up Acquisitions and Serials for higher performance
Cruising in a sleek new organization
Seen a Pinto Lately? : The mandate for continuous adaptation in Technical Services

8:30am - 11:30am
Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group InterContinental Chicago
Camelot Room
Description :

Meeting of the interest group

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
All-Committees Meeting (ACRL WESS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbus EF
Description :

A meeting of the WESS Fundraising, Publications, Membership, and Recruitment to the Profession committees.

10:30am - 11:30am
Edge Initiative Info Session Affiliate Event McCormick Place Convention Center
N226
Description :

Get the most recent and up-to-date info on the Edge Initiative. This session will include an update on the progress of the Initiative, an overview of the Edge resources and tools, and an update on the Edge launch. For more information about this public Edge session, please contact Alison Saffold at asaffold@urbanlibraries.org or visit www.libraryedge.org.

Sponsors :
AFL
Urban Libraries Council (Affiliate)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Access on a Budget: Striking a Healthly Balance Between Database Subscriptions and Interlibrary Loan Services Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

It was once stated that libraries could not afford to buy every book published. The same case can be made for online journals. Interlibrary Loan is not a replacement for journal subscriptions, but is it necessary to have subscriptions to every database when the use does not merit the cost? Libraries must come to the realization that they cannot subscribe to every full-text database and must make decisions on what should be included in the collection and what should be left to interlibrary loan to fulfill. The poster will highlight the value of interlibrary loan in relation to the rising cost of database subscriptions and the desire to provide rapid access to patrons. The poster will present statistics data taken from current database costs compared to operating costs of Interlibrary Loan department from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Up, Up, and Away with RDA! Integrating the New Rules Effectively into a Copy Cataloging Workflow Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The University of Illinois at Chicago Library (UIC) will be adopting the Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging rules into their technical services workflows beginning Spring 2013. Adherence to the new standards will be a key factor for enhancing access to library materials, as well as for outreach to those non-library web communities who seek to organize their information for purposes of sharing their data for the greater good. In preparation for this, the Technical Services unit has been preparing for the formal workflow changes through an analysis of compounding factors, identifying necessary changes to the current workflow process, and creating and implementing training for affected faculty and staff.

In order to prepare staff for a smooth transition, the following factors and their influence were considered: local, national, and international impact of migration; the scope of changes needed to be made to bibliographic records; staffing resources; levels of staff training; potential conflicts with automated and outsourced workflows; ILS considerations; the roles of external cataloging agencies such as LC and OCLC; and the acceptance and concrete support of the local library administration.

This poster presentation will outline the outcomes of this analysis and implementation, including early statistical measurements of workflow outputs. Emphasis will be on detailing the training strategy and the proposed training model used to facilitate adoption, as well as flowcharts of policy decisions and anticipated workflow procedures. Handouts including training techniques and cataloging documentation samples will be available.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Innovative and EBSCO: Partnering in the New Ecosystem Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
S402b
Description :

Innovative Interfaces is continuing to partner with major vendors in order to deliver all of the benefits of an open system which is truly integrated onto the Library’s ecosystem. Come see the latest in integration between Innovative and EBSCO services and discuss possibilities for the future.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
24/7 Library Dispensing Initiatives and Applications Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
E350
Description :

Discussion with presentations on the growing implementations for providing 24/7 patron self-service access to library materials. This self-service access ranging from automated holds pickup and reference leaning to circulation of general library items of various types. Discuss how new technology is allowing additional branch access and expansion without adding staff and complexity, yet providing greater range of community services. Applications for the 24/7 solutions for both public and academic libraries.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
National Public Policy, School Libraries, and Technology Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427bc
Description :

How do trends in education such as "bring your own device," social networking and collaborative learning spaces influence how students learn and how educators teach? In what ways can school librarians take advantage of these technologies and the interest in using them in K-12 education to support student learning long-term? Learn how public policy shapes K-12 education by attending the interactive session "National Public Policy, School Libraries, and Technology."

The session is hosted by the ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). Participants will hear from experts about current trends in technology and education as they relate to school libraries. Speakers include Michelle Luhtala, department chair of the New Canaan High School Library and Lisa Perez, network library coordinator of the Chicago Public Schools Department of Libraries. The session will be moderated by Stacy Lickteig, who is a school librarian for Omaha Public Schools and serves as a member of the OITP Advisory Committee.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Washington Office (WO)

Saturday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Assessment Discussion Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N226
Description :

Discussion of topics of current interest or ongoing concern in library assessment. Guided discussions introduced and led by leaders in the field of library assessment. Topics vary and are determined by suggestions from discussion group members.

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Does Your Data Deliver for Decision Making? New Directions for Resource Sharing Assessment Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427a
Description :

How do you gather statistics via a focus group? How do you interpret statistics specifically in Excel? What do you do with all the qualitative data that you gather and how do you share the work and workload with colleagues? Three different speakers with different approaches will talk about how their information delivers for decision making. Use this time to learn new approaches to statistics gathering and what worked best for these colleagues (and maybe even what didn't!).

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