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Format: 11/20/2017 - 9pm
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Friday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 11:30am
Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Sheraton Chicago
Sheraton Ballroom 1 & 2
Description :

Meeting of Big Heads

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)

Friday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 4:00pm
Discovery to Delivery: Rethinking Resource Sharing [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S404a
Description :

Patron discovery already takes place at any time and anywhere. New models are evolving. Delivery is also changing rapidly. Libraries are filling millions of requests through multiple channels, e.g. physical delivery, online delivery, and patron selected downloads. Patron-driven collection development is growing in popularity. Vendors are reacting and changing too. Trends and technologies in areas from discovery to delivery and a vision for the future will be discussed. The day will end with small group discussions among participants and presenters.

This event is made possible with sponsorship support from OCLC and Relais.

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.

REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 21!

Rates: ALA Member , $199. ASCLA Member: $169. Retired or Student Member: $149. Non-Member, $219.

Cost :
189

Friday, June 28 - 9:30am

9:30am - 12:00pm
OITP Advisory Committee Meeting I Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Burnham 23A-C
Description :

Committee meeting

Friday, June 28 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Committee on the Future of University Libraries Meeting (ACRL ULS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Comiskey
Description :

To explore and document new directions in university libraries, and to support the ULS Executive Committee by brainstorming means through which ULS might better support university librarians in the future.

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 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm
AL21C Subcommittee Meeting Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Regency Ballroom B
Description :

committee meeting

3:30pm - 5:30pm
OITP Copyright Subcommittee Meeting I Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S504bc
Description :

committee meeting

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)

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

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 - 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 - 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
Academic Outreach Committee Meeting (ACRL ULS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Gold Coast
Description :

To develop and maintain a community of practice to share information and foster best practices in campus outreach for academic librarians.

10:30am - 11:30am
Beyond Genre: Exploring the Perception, Uses, and Misuses of Genre by Readers, Writers, and Librarians Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S406b
Description :

Librarians have traditionally relied on genre classifications to create smaller, browsable collections, but as genre boundaries increasingly overlap, this becomes more difficult. Join us at the Readers' Advisory Research and Trends Forum where we question authors and librarians about the ways genre is used to sell books, the limitations of reading within a genre box, and the challenges "genre" poses for readers’ advisors.

**Selected as a conference "top pick" by Library Journal!**

10:30am - 11:30am
Conference Program Planning--Chicago 2013 Committee Meeting (ACRL ANSS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Skyway 280
Description :

Meeting of the ANSS Conference Program Planning Committee of 2013 (Chicago).

10:30am - 11:30am
Current Topics Discussion Group (ACRL ULS) Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
S504d
Description :

To organize informal discussion meetings and presentations on well-defined issues and problems of current interest to university libraries and librarians.

10:30am - 11:30am
Management of Electronic Reference Services Discussion Forum (MARS): Counting Counts: The State of Public Services Statistics & Reporting Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Burnham 23A-C
Description :

From pencils, to clickers, to software with immediate reporting, librarians and public service staff members have emphasized the importance of reference and research assistance. In this era of automated tracking and statistics, however, we often deal with different types of systems recording similar types of interactions. There may be one system for local/campus email reference and another for in-person interactions with patrons. At this discussion group, thought-provoking questions on these and related topics will inspire a useful discourse on how to effectively merge and/or manage these efforts and correlate them to student and library success.

10:30am - 11:30am
Role of the Professional in Technical Services Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Jackson Park 10A
Description :

Do Traditional “Technical Services” Librarians still exist in Academic Libraries?

Karen Rogers-Collins, Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian – Eastern Michigan University
Rhonda Fowler, Government Documents and Public Services Librarian – Eastern Michigan University

This presentation will discuss the new job titles/postings seen on listservs and library association sites. Today’s job posting titles and descriptions are ostentatious /flashy, but are the duties and responsibilities the same as they always have been? For example, what’s the difference between a cataloging librarian and a metadata librarian? Has the role of the technical services librarian really changed, or has the profession just glamorized the job titles?

What Technical Services? How to Manage and Adapt to BIG Change!

Roy A. Ziegler, Associate Dean of Collections – Florida State University
Ruth S. Ziegler, Authorities/Catalog Management Librarian - Florida State University

Even after experiencing several years of lost positions due to attrition and reassignment of staff and librarians to other divisions, when the news finally came that Technical Services didn’t exist as a library division, it still came as a surprise. In 2012, based on changing organizational priorities, Florida State University Libraries dissolved Technical Services and reset priorities for these departments and units in their new divisions. This presentation will cover organizational realities, steps in planning, the need to incorporate greater efficiencies, and ceasing activities that do not have a direct improvement on the user’s experience. In the end, the changes have been beneficial to the entire organization.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Presidents' Program: Standing on Marbles: Ensuring Steady Leadership in Unsteady Times (ACRL / LLAMA) Presidents program, Speaker series, Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S105a-c
Description :

Based on three decades of leadership consultation to business organizations, clinical psychologist, global pioneer of executive coaching, author and poet, Dr. Karol M. Wasylshyn, will discuss her leadership research and experiences working with senior leaders. With an eye toward the potential applicability of her findings to the challenges facing leaders in libraries of all kinds, she will describe three common patterns of leadership behavior and illustrate them through free verse or what she terms leadership vignettes. Attendees will be invited to consider their own ways of leading through this provocative use of metaphorical thought.

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)

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