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Format: 04/22/2018 - 9pm
Format: 04/22/2018 - 9pm
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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 - 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

Saturday, June 29 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Project MUSE User Group Breakfast Exhibitor session Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
DuSable 21A-C
Description :

Hear the latest news on Project MUSE electronic book and journal collections, featuring over 500 journals and 20,000+ books from the most respected university presses and scholarly societies.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

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
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
HarperCollins Adult Book Buzz Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
E350
Description :

The HarperCollins Library Marketing team is pleased to present forthcoming titles for Fall 2013 & Winter 2014. Get the inside track on your favorite authors and discover a few new ones! Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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 - 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
All About ARCs: The Ins and Outs of Requesting, Using and Abusing Advanced Reading Copies Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103d
Description :

Librarians may have heard of Advanced Reading Copies (ARCs), but do they actually know how to acquire or use them? Why do publishers create these unsaleable copies? Have you seen them at used bookstores, Friends book sales, and should they really be there? What about those "digital galleys" that are becoming available? Come explore these questions and more with a panel of librarians and publishing reps who use them every day in many ways.

Discussion topics:
What are ARCs?; Who is the intended audience of an ARC?; Why do publishers provide them?; How can you get them?; Digital vs. Print?; What you can/cannot do with an ARC.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Advisory Group Meeting Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N127
Description :

The Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Advisory Group meeting is open to all who are interested in developments related to the CIP Program. Topics will include the new CIP E-book program and the ECIP Cataloging Partnership Program.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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 - 12:00pm
Easy Readers: Caldecott eBooks on Reserve Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

This poster presentation highlights a unique pilot program to test the usefulness of providing award-winning children’s literature in eBook format. A high demand for quality PreK-12 literature exists at many institutions offering teacher education programs. These heavily-used titles are often assigned as class readings and many are placed on reserve. The Access Services Librarian analyzed circulation statistics of Caldecott Medal and honor books, evaluated eBook vendors, and purchased eBook copies. EBook access helps satisfy on-campus patron demand while increasing resources for students enrolled in off-site courses. It further supports the preparation of future teachers who are called upon to teach with technology, including eBooks, in the 21st Century classroom.
The poster graphically represents the assessment of usage statistics for print copies of the Caldecott Medal and honor books as compared with those for the acquired eBook versions. Colorful marketing materials and book covers created by the Education Librarian demonstrate methods to advertise and promote use of the new eBook collection. Results of the survey conducted in children’s literature courses to determine patron reactions to children’s books, especially picture books, in eBook form. These findings describe the effectiveness, convenience, and practicality of accessing and reading juvenile books in this format and patron preferences for print versus electronic. The poster visually celebrates successful librarian collaboration in support of both better access and improved curriculum materials.

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 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Electronic Resources Interest Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N137
Description :

Meeting of the interest group

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Long e-Overdue Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S401
Description :

Who needs yet another program on turmoil in the ebook marketplace? And you already know we can’t do an end-run around the goliaths in the industry. Or can we? Find out what happens when librarians stop being mere licensees and once again “own” the content they convey. Join our panel of e-content pioneers, Monique Sendze (Douglas County Libraries), Heather Teysko (Califa Group), Michael Porter (Library Renewal) and Henry Bankhead (Los Gatos PL) for a lively panel discussion. Can David knock out the Philistine one more time?

Saturday, June 29 - 2:30pm

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)

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Not Everyone Wears a Size 2.0: A Panel Discussion Featuring Primo Customers Who’ve Made Customizations Based on Usability Testing Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N127
Description :

Are you preparing to collect feedback from your users on their experience using your discovery interface? This is a presentation you won’t want to miss! Join members of the Primo customer community as they present case studies of customizations they’ve made to the Ex Libris Primo user interface. Primo is the most-widely used discovery and delivery tool in the library market today, with over 1900 institutions and counting. Product experts from Ex Libris will discuss the process of incorporating community feedback into future product releases, along with customer additions to the Ex Libris codeshare community, EL Commons. The panel will be followed by Q&A.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
EBSCO Optimizing the eJournal Collection Development Continuum Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N128
Description :

From backend workflow efficiency to increased user satisfaction – and the metrics to evaluate and improve: This session outlines a three-pronged methodology to ejournal collection development. Learn ways to optimize management workflows and ensure that collection decisions have the greatest possible direct impact on the value and usefulness of library resources for end users. Discussion includes approaches to cyclical evaluation of statistical data to inform and streamline the collection development process, and continually maximize value for end users.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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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