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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 - 12:00pm
Digital Media Labs 101 [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S104b
Description :

This preconference will explore the new wave of creative spaces appearing in public libraries and explain why libraries have an essential role to play in digital media creation. Learn insights on how to sell the concept of a Digital Media Lab to library administration, set up a space that fits any budget, and offer programs and services that maintain public interest over time. Digital Media Labs are specialized spaces devoted to the creation of multimedia content. Offering a range of tools for video, audio and graphic design, these spaces position libraries as incubators for creativity and archives for content.

Cost :
Early Bird: PLA Member ($115), ALA Member ($165), Non-Member ($215); Advanced and On-site: PLA Member ($125), ALA Member ($175), Non-Member ($225)
8:30am - 4:00pm
Business Reference 101: Core Competencies for Business Librarianship [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S401d
Description :

This full-day interactive workshop is designed for new business librarians; generalists who have assumed responsibility in business librarianship; or librarians who handle business reference-related inquiries in all types of libraries including academic, public, and special libraries.

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 :
239
8:30am - 4:00pm
CANCELLED: Creating Scalable Laptop Services in Support of Learning & Research [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S103a
Description :

Please note that this preconference has been cancelled.

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UCLA Library provides 500 dual-boot laptops for short-term loan to students, faculty and staff. Each laptop has Mac and Windows OS and software packages in support of instruction and research. Library staff share the workflow and logistical details for preparing software, imaging the machines, tracking software licensing, processing lending through Voyager and maintaining the hardware and software. Usage, security and assessment information for the laptops will also be shared. This workshop will help participants plan for similar services in their own libraries.

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Cost :
$235, LITA member; $350, ALA member; $495 non-member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Introductory Python Workshop [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S103bc
Description :

Attendees at this pre-conference workshop will learn the basics of the Python programming language with ample opportunities for hands-on, project-based practice. Attendees will learn the syntax and key features of Python while working through practice exercises and completing a short project in Python. Experienced teaching staff will be on hand to provide support and feedback throughout the workshop.
This workshop will be geared towards individuals with limited or no programming experience and will aim to create a supportive and enjoyable environment for those who want to learn a new programming language. Please note: Attendees will be asked to set up a Python development environment on the computer they plan to bring to the pre-conference in advance. The teaching staff will offer support throughout this process, including virtual office hours.

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Cost :
$235, LITA member; $350, ALA member; $495 non-member

Friday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 3:00pm
ProQuest User Group Meeting [Closed] Exhibitor session Sheraton Chicago
Chicago Ballroom 06
Description :

Meeting for current users of ProQuest solutions featuring a keynote speaker focusing on current trends in the library landscape. Small breakout sessions will include SummonCamp for current clients of the Summon service and an update session for RefWorks clients as well as sessions focused on specific topics and other products or services.

Come share your innovative uses of our products and services, your creative solutions, and your insights and learn from the experiences of others.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 4:00pm
NISO/BISG 7th Annual Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
E351
Description :

NISO/BISG 6th Annual Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 4:00pm
YA Lit Bloggers’ Summit [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S106a
Description :

A must-attend event for YA lit bloggers! Take your blog to the next level by participating in a discussion of the state of YA lit and networking with bloggers, reviewers, publishers and authors. Topics such as leadership, marketing, tech help, review writing, ethics and copyright will be covered. You’ll leave with new contacts in blogging and publishing and a clear vision for how to make a positive mark in the vibrant world of YA lit. Authors participating include: Sarah Dessen, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Gene Luen Yang.

Cost :
$129, Student $89

Friday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Taiga Forum meeting Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N127
Description :

Join new & continuing members of the Taiga Steering group for an informal early happy hour on Friday, June 28 between 2pm and 4pm at the M/X bar in the Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place (next to the McCormick Place North Building) to celebrate the launch of Gentle Disturbances, the new collaborative Taiga blog. Come with feedback and ideas about future blog topics and/or future Taiga events.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
LITA 101: Open House Orientation Session McCormick Place Convention Center
S401bc
Description :

LITA Open House is a great opportunity for current and prospective members to talk with Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) leaders and learn how to make connections and become more involved in LITA activities.

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
Data-Driven Services: Library Research Round Table Forum Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404bc
Description :

Libraries collect data on usage of collections, services, and physical space. However, much of these data are not utilized to capacity. This session will feature three research papers that demonstrate how to leverage user-centered data to develop services.

8:30am - 9:30am
EBSCO Navigating the e-book Business Model Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N137
Description :

Lots of e-book options – a good thing…once you can make sense of them. Subscribe or purchase? Outright or demand driven purchase? Why not throw in short-term loan and loan-to-own? And these are just business model considerations. This session will address key points to consider when navigating e-book business models and other options, including ordering services (e.g. EBSCOhost Collection Manager, GOBI, and OASIS), e-book providers, user experience, and digital preservation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Connecting Libraries and Vendor Platforms: Have we advanced from the Black Box to Open Systems? Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S402a
Description :

"No technology product created for libraries can reasonably satisfy the needs of all libraries “out of the box.” Rather, products provide a basic core of functionality designed to serve the general needs of libraries, with configuration options to set operational and cosmetic details for individual implementations. Many libraries, however, need to implement new functionality not delivered with the base product. Libraries might be able to press the developers of the products, developed under either proprietary or open source licenses, to create enhancements to the core system to meet these needs. A more sustainable model involves the use of application programming interfaces (API)s that allow library programmers to write code to extend the capabilities of the product, to enable interoperability with other applications, or to extract and manipulate data. Most of the major library management and discovery applications offer APIs that open up data and functionality to libraries and to third party developers.

This session aims to reveal the extent to which libraries can expect to extend products through exercising the APIs provided with their key technology products. I a dynamic debate format, the moderator will explore this topic with the chief technology or strategy officers of the major library vendors and with one or more library technologists involved in projects that rely on APIs.
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Interests :
8:30am - 10:00am
Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT)/GODORT GIS Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
S504a
Description :

The GIS Discussion Group begins at 8:30 am and focuses on topics related to geographic information systems (GIS). In addition to discussion topics brought forward by session attendees, there will also be a focused topic discussion on education for geospatial librarians.

This is a co-sponsored meeting with GODORT.

8:30am - 10:00am
OCLC Results―and Revelations―from OCLC WorldShare Management Services Libraries Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N135
Description :

More than 100 libraries worldwide are "live" with OCLC WorldShare Management Services, a library services platform introduced in 2011 and built on WorldCat cooperative data. Join OCLC's Andrew K. Pace who will present revolutionary results from these libraries and a preview of what's coming next. Also, WMS community members will share the impact of WMS on their library's users and staff.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N227a
Description :

Job Descriptions in Technical Services Discussion

With the economy starting to show signs of life once again, budgets should unfreeze and possibly show modest growth. Hiring freezes are beginning to disappear and people are becoming more willing to change jobs or move. This will hopefully lead to open positions in the library and in technical services. How do we tailor job descriptions and job announcements for today’s library needs and to find the best new hires possible?

8:30am - 10:00am
Vendor Relations (STARS) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Part of All Committee meeting

8:30am - 10:00am
What you need to know before gamifying your library Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103a
Description :

Gamification, the application of game design and mechanics for user engagement, is a society-wide trend, and game-based learning has recently surfaced as a hot topic in higher education. This program will provide (a) an overview of what gamification means in the library context, (b) what the potential benefits and pitfalls of gamification are and (c) a lively discussion by a group of librarians with many examples of pioneering gamifacation projects at academic and public libraries.

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Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:15am
Conversation Starters: Building A to Zoo for Apps: Time-tested librarian skills meet cutting edge technology for kids Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

"We can't afford to ignore digital content in the one institution most ideally set up to help the rest of society navigate the next few decades." – Carisa Kluver, Digital-Storytime.com and Digital Media Diet founder.

Children's librarians are now in the software design and app curation business. This panel will begin the discussion about why librarians are ideally poised to curate the children's book-based and educational app space, build the tools to do so and provide leadership for early childhood educators, parents and children's app developers on the use and development of interactive media for children.

Attendees at this interactive panel discussion will have the opportunity to share their concerns and hopes about how libraries can best use apps to support early learning, now and in the years to come.

Speakers:

Lisa Guernsey, Director, Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation and Author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media – From Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child,

Sarah Houghton, Director for the San Rafael Public Library and the Librarian in Black,

Carisa Kluver, Founder of Digital-Storytime.com and the Digital Media Diet,

Cen Campbell, Founder of LittleeLit.com, and LibrarianAPProved.com Board Members Allison Tran and Trista Kunkel

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Audio Files: The Search for Full Text Search is Over Exhibitor session Hilton Chicago
Pullman Boardroom
Description :

ResCarta software is open source software for creating digital collections. We’ll discuss how ResCarta software has been used by organizations and how you might be able to use it at yours. Developers will share the new Audio Support in ResCarta software. Come join us to learn how ResCarta can help you create, share and maintain your digital collections. Existing ResCarta users are invited to stay for the Fifth Annual ResCarta Users Group meeting.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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)

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