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Thursday, June 27 - 8:30am

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

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

Friday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
National Center for Education Statistics / Academic Library Survey Advisory Committee Meeting (ALA) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N134
Description :

National Center for Education Statistics / Academic Library Survey Advisory Committee Meeting to discuss dissemination and changes with the committee.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Research & Statistics (ORS)

Friday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
BRASS/RUSA EMERALD AACSB Workshop Exhibitor session, Other, Ticketed event McCormick Place Convention Center
S104b
Description :

This is a workshop that will help academic business librarians to identify how they can be involved in the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation process with colleges of business administration. Dr Dan LeClair, VP and Chief Knowledge Officer, leader of AACSB International, will give a presentation regarding academic business school accreditation changes and the way in which the library can be involved in the process. The workshop will address how the library can support business schools through the accreditation process. It will facilitate discussion between AACSB and academic business librarians on the future of this relationship. Pre-registration is required and is available here: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/research/workshops/brass.htm

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

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

n/a

8:30am - 10:00am
From Outputs to Outcomes: Measuring What Matters Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S105d
Description :

Libraries are facing crucial decisions about what kind of data can be used to best make the case for support and can accurately show what 21st century libraries actually do. This program will discuss the basics of data collection in terms of what we collect and why, what options for effective measurement are already being used, and how the information presented in the right way can positively show the library’s impact on the community.Join our panel of library leaders as they discuss their experience with specific programs in their communities. Pasadena Director Jan Sanders will lead Denise Davis, Deputy Director, Sacramento Public Library; David Singleton, Director of Libraries, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library; and Keith Curry Lance of RSL Research Group, Colorado in this important and useful discussion.

8:30am - 10:00am
iMap Libraries Advisory Committee Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Astoria Room
Description :

Advisory committee for the iMap Libraries project.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Research & Statistics (ORS)
8:30am - 10:00am
Research and Statistics (STARS) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Part of the STARS All Committee Meeting

8:30am - 10:00am
STARS All Committee Meeting Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Open meeting time shared by many of RUSA/STARS committees

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Cataloging Norms Interest Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N229
Description :

Jennifer Eustis
Pushing the Boundaries of Metadata in a Hybrid Department

The Resource Access Team at the University of Connecticut Libraries has been involved with digital initiatives for quite some time. Most notably, UCL acquired two vendor products to respond to the rise in digital projects: Digital Commons from BePress and ContentDM from OCLC. On the one hand, the role of the catalog/metadata librarians with Digital Commons was and remains limited to creating and editing metadata in certain series. Their role with ContentDM was, on the other hand, to create and edit metadata and determine which Dublin Core fields to implement. Despite this larger role with ContentDM, the project was seen by many outside the team to be too MARC and AACR2 focused leading to problems with search, discovery and machine readable data. This approach radically changed with two newly formed committees: eScience and the Second Generation Digital Repository. Administration and staff saw the need for metadata beyond Dublin Core, metadata templates, and creating and editing metadata in forms. In light of this new perspective on metadata, I saw an opportunity to push the boundaries of the role played by the cataloger/metadata librarians at UCL. In this presentation, I will discuss these opportunities presented by these new projects at UCL and the challenges they present for those hoping to push the boundaries in a hybrid department.

Karen Snow:
Accurate and Complete Cataloging: An Examination of Quality Cataloging Definitions

In a recent study of quality cataloging definitions amongst academic catalogers, the words "accurate" and "complete" were the most commonly used adjectives to describe quality cataloging. The exact meaning of these descriptors were often open to interpretation. For example, if a quality bibliographic record must be "accurate," does that mean the information must not contain typographical errors? Must the information be a truthful representation of the item in-hand? Must the information be correctly described according to AACR2 or RDA? Or, perhaps all of these were meant when "accurate" was used? "Complete" is also an ambiguous term that can be defined differently from one cataloger to the next. This presentation will provide an overview of what is meant by "accurate" and "complete" cataloging within the cataloging literature and explain why it is important for all catalogers and their institutions to explore and define these terms at the local level.

Phillip Collins:
Metadata as copyright management information in digital files

An increasing amount of content in today’s society flows through social networks. Some of this content is user-generated; some of it is pre-existing content. Much of this material is protected by copyright. When content is passed from site to site and user to user, it can become difficult to ascertain the identity of the original copyright owner. Digital images can prove particularly troublesome for a user seeking permission to use a copyrighted work.

10:30am - 11:30am
Ebook Data Evaluation through the Eyes of an Academic Librarian and a Public Librarian: A Tale of Two Libraries Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S403
Description :

Attendees at this session will hear how two librarians, one from a public library and one from an academic library use ebook data reports at their respective libraries. Each librarian will discuss ebook data from each of their respective institutions and the stories they tell from this data for funding support and development of ebook programs. Come and hear how the same statistical information can be interpreted and presented in different ways.

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 - 11:30am
Is It Worth It? Assessing Online Instruction (ACRL DLS) Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102bc
Description :

Panelists address methods for incorporating measurable institutional learning outcomes in online library instructional activities, including the process by which assessment measures are designed and techniques to use when gathering data to assess student learning. An overview of proven assessment activities at various institutions is provided. Participants will learn how to apply assessment measures to their digital library scholarship and teaching. Time will be allotted to address questions from the audience.

10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: Kiss My Assessment: Summoning Better Results after the Implementation of a Discovery Tool Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Library instruction is a crucial part of the mission of the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) Libraries. Instruction is offered in many ways including reference desk interactions, individual research consultations, and library instruction sessions. To assess instruction efforts, the UMSL Libraries created an assessment instrument based on the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Standards. This assessment is administered to students before and after library instruction sessions to determine their information literacy levels and the effectiveness of the sessions. A satisfaction survey is also distributed to students who participate in research consultations and instruction sessions. In 2012, the UMSL Libraries implemented Summon, a single search discovery tool that allows users to search across the library catalog, online journal, magazine, and newspaper sources, and institutional repositories. Summon has significantly changed the Libraries’ instruction and assessment practices. A single search tool reduces the need to teach patrons to access several different databases, catalogs, and collections to find information. However, patrons must be able to understand the relevancy of and the difference between results displayed in Summon (i.e. scholarly books and journals as well as magazines and newspapers). This poster session will use a display board to provide visual examples of how instruction practices and assessments changed after the implementation of Summon. Charts and graphs will be used to compare research consultation satisfaction survey results before and after Summon. Handouts will also be also provided that summarize this information.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Patron Driven Acquisitions: Determining the Metrics to Measure a Program’s Performance Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

In July, 2011 the University of Arizona Libraries dramatically changed how it managed its monographic selection for both print and electronic books. Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) was introduced as the primary tool for the collection development of monographic holdings. This change in policy was a direct result of maintaining a commitment to meeting the research needs of our customers while facing an economic/budget crisis that resulted in the loss of roughly one-third of the full-time librarians.
PDA programs are based on vendor managed inventory or jointly managed inventory programs and are common in the private sector, but adapting this concept to collection development is relatively new to the library world. With that in mind, the library formed the On-Demand Information Delivery (ODID) Metrics team in January, 2012 to establish a set of metrics to evaluate the PDA program. The poster will examine the results of the team’s findings and provide extensive analysis of the purchases by Library of Congress (LC) classification, publishers, format type, and other metrics. The poster’s charts and graphs will illustrate study results, lessons learned, and provide an overview the changes to the collection created by the shift to PDA.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Print Book vs. DDA ebook Acquisition and Use at KSU Library Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

In January 2012, Kent State University Libraries implemented a 6-month pilot project for a Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) ebook purchasing model that uses a combination of the acquisition services provided by our primary book jobber (YBP) and the access services provided by an Ebook distributer (eBrary). Using the book jobber mediated DDA model provided the library with selected discovery records that closely matched specifications of the library’s print approval plan. The initial record load for DDA eligible records consisted of about 22,000 ebook records. New discovery records were added to the catalog each week as new eBrary ebooks became available.

This presentation will report our assessment of this new acquisition model as compared to that of print books in terms of budget, costs, workflow, subjects, publishers, and publication dates. Because DDA empowers library users to choose which ebooks are actually purchased based on actual use, our assessment also compares ebook usage from a DDA discovery pool with print book circulation of an equivalent amount of latest acquisitions. The results of this study will help answer some of the key questions about this new acquisition model: (1) Does DDA align the library’s collection with current user requirements? (2) Does DDA lead to more active use of library book collection? (3) Is DDA cost-effective as an acquisition model? (4) What issues are associated with DDA and how may these issues be addressed?

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Check, please! Using a checklist for quick information literacy assessment Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Assessment checklists are a quick and easy way to detect trends in students’ information literacy (IL) skills. The creation, use, discussion, and evaluation of these checklists at the University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia Community College Campus Library (UWB/CCC) has resulted in some best practices and contributed to a more robust assessment toolkit for librarians. The checklists have been found to be particularly helpful in doing quick and dirty assessment of student poster sessions or presentations within classes, and at events where student work is presented to a larger campus audience, such as a colloquium or research fair. They have thus provided an option for assessing IL learning outcomes beyond reviewing papers, bibliographies, or library worksheets. These rubric-type forms have also opened up discussions for instructional design, collaboration, and collection development with faculty, students and fellow librarians. This poster will display an example of one librarian’s checklists over time, showing how they provided her with a quick snapshot of weak student performance, how it gave clear evidence to discuss changes to the curriculum with her faculty, and how modifications to an assignment addressed this gap, and how improvement was clearly evidenced in the subsequent checklists. This poster will also display a couple variants of assessment checklists used at UWB/CCC and how they were quickly generated based on learning outcomes already identified for a particular assignment, class, or program, including the ACRL Information Literacy Standards.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Personalized Library Instruction for 500 of Your Favorite Students: Utilizing Technology in Large Lecture Halls Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

In the spring semester of 2013, the University of Arizona Libraries partnered with the Eller College of Management to provide instruction to all first-semester Eller students. An online toolkit of library resources was created in Blackboard. The first day of the semester, two groups of 250 students each assembled into a lecture hall and were provided with an overview of the Eller first-year experience, which included a 50-minute library instruction session. The challenge was how to provide an environment in which the students could have hands-on instruction while receiving personalized assistance and also to ensure that the students retained the concepts learned. The librarians utilized online quizzes to guide the in-class instruction and then required a four-part post-class tutorial, using interactive guide-on-the-side technology to strengthen retention and follow-up quizzes to test retention. First the librarians presented the tool and concept, then used an online quiz to guide the group through the process of searching, working with limiters, and creating reports. Next the students individually answered a series of randomized questions that required them to retrieve information utilizing those same tools and concepts. This poster’s charts, screen shots, and photos will examine the process, the technology utilized, and results from the quizzes and website analytics.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
“They Already Know This, Don’t They???” Assessing and Planning an Information Literacy Session for History Graduate Students Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Learn how the creation of a graduate level history research methodologies class allowed for an open and honest discussion of faculty perceptions of their students research skills, as well as the collaborative development of an assessment instrument tool whose results were used to then plan an information literacy session for the students.

When one university history’s department endeavored to create a graduate level research methodologies class, part of the curricular discussion centered around whether or not student’s required information literacy instruction. Faculty held a number of opinions about the level of their student’s information skills, and the committee providing feedback on course development actually split on whether a library session was even necessary. Those advocating a library instruction session were unable to agree on what should be covered. The history faculty member piloting the first class, Instruction Coordinator, and History Library Liaison, talked extensively about how to assess student skills. Together, they developed an authentic survey instrument, based on actual research tasks and knowledge sets, mapped to specific ACRL Information Literacy Learning Outcomes, Performance Indicators and Outcomes. Once students completed the assessment, the results were analyzed and used to craft a subsequent library session. The poster presentation will detail this collaborative process from start to finish, and share faculty perceptions, the assessment tool, results, and lessons learned.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Research At Your Service! ¡Investigaciones para servirles! Latinos & their Information Needs on Center Stage Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

The growth of the Latino population means we need more research. REFORMA President Denice Adkins, University of Missouri, Columbia, conducted a research competition focusing on the Latino population, their library and/or information needs, and/or the responses of the LIS community to those needs. Three winners will present their research. Come hear the best exemplars of research, new developments and why research and library service are inseparable, i.e. how to link research results to making our libraries more useful, and how to design service-level research that tells us what we need to know about Latino library users. Everyone is welcome!

*Patricia L. Guardiola, will present her project titled, "Serving an Exploding Population: Analyzing the Information Behavior of and Resources Available to Latino Patrons, Using the Louisville Free Public Library System as a Model."
*Kaitlin J. Peterson, will present her project titled, "Including the Culturally Excluded and Socially Forgotten: Information Services for Spanish Migrant Workers in the United States."

*Jimena Sagás, will present her project titled, "Where I come from libraries are different: A comparative study of patron experience with libraries in Mexico and the United States."

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

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