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Friday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 3:00pm
International Statistics: Helping Library Users Understand the Global Community [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite Location
Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
Description :

Navigating the world of international statistics is as daunting as it sounds. Which sources are authoritative and which are fictitious? Why is it so important to understand the political context in which statistics were collected and compiled before using them in an assignment, article, or report? This pre-conference, with speakers from the WorldBank, OECD, International Monetary Fund, and United Nations, will provide participants with the skills necessary to identify, assess, and access authoritative statistical sources.

Cost :
$100 GODORT Members / $150 non-GODORT / $75 Students

Friday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Steering Committee Meeting I (GODORT) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Regency Ballroom B
Description :

Meeting of the Steering Committee to discuss Government Documents Round Table organizational business

Friday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nominating Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Boardroom 5
Description :

Committee meeting to discuss potential candidates for the 2014 Government Documents Round Table ballot

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bylaws and Organization Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Boardroom 4
Description :

Committee meeting to discuss current and future changes to the Government Documents Round Table Bylaws, and Policies and Procedures Manual.

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Connecting Multilingual Patrons with Legal Information: Key Resources Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

This workshop focuses on Spanish-language resources for librarians assisting low income and vulnerable patrons facing legal issues. We will highlight:

-LawHelpEspanol.org- a national gateway to websites providing free legal information
-LawHelpInteractive.org- a gateway to pro-se forms assisting self-represented patrons
-CitizenshipWorks.org- a website and companion app assisting individuals understand the naturalization process
-ImmigrationLawHelp.org- a website assisting low-income immigrants find legal help
-Collaborative models between libraries/civil legal services providing Spanish-language legal information/referrals.

-Participants will be able to identify available multilingual sources of legal information to assist patrons facing legal challenges.
-Participants will be able to identify available multilingual sources of legal referral information to assist patrons facing legal challenges.
-Participants will be able to identify key stakeholders and steps in creating their own civil legal services/library partnership.
-Participants will be able to identify additional online legal resources to augment their current collection.
-Participants will be able to access additional online materials concerning Librarians and the Access to Justice Movement.

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)
8:30am - 10:00am
Government Information Committee Meeting (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand E
Description :

n/a

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.

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
State and Local Documents Task Force Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Offsite Location
Chicago Public Library
Description :

A tour of the Chicago Public Library Government Documents followed by a discussion of state and local documents as relates to the Government Documents Round Table

10:30am - 11:30am
Washington Office Breakout Session II - "How Do I Become A Citizen?" Libraries and E-government: Meeting the needs of your community Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S402a
Description :

As governments continue to increase their use of digital technologies to provide services, libraries serve as essential community anchors that link people to government services and information, and promote civic engagement. Join us to learn how a new website (www.libegov.org) can help you more easily serve the e-government needs of your communities. This site is intended to serve as a gateway to selected e-government services and practices, embed librarian-based expertise and digital reference, serve as a point of collaboration between libraries and government agencies, as well as offer guidance on the provision of e-government services and roles to assist libraries as they continue to serve as critical community providers of e-government to a range of populations. Through partnerships with USCIS, the IRS, state library agencies, public libraries, and others, the site brings agencies and libraries together to collaborate and serve the public. The project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Speakers: John Bertot, Ursula Gorham-Oscilowski, and Natalie Greene from the Information Policy & Access Center - University of Maryland and Jessica McGilvray, ALA Washington Office.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Washington Office (WO)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Harnessing the Wisdom of the Patrons: Creating a Maryland based Historical/ Genealogical Lecture Series Program on a Zero Dollar Budget Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Cultural heritage institutions can utilize their patrons as lecturers and presenters. An organization’s patrons have a vast amount of knowledge obtained through using the repository’s collections, performing research for other parties, publishing historical works, and interacting with staff. Patrons are likely to volunteer their services provided that they given a clear idea as to what is expected of them should they wish to lecture, they are able to schedule themselves to present on a date that meets their needs, they believe in the repository as an asset, they can present on a topic that interests them, they appreciate the repository’s staff who have helped them in the past so they feel the need to give back something to the repository, they are able to advertise their research services during their lecture, and they are thanked for lecturing.

The poster will include the proposal document for the 2012/2013 lecture series held at the Maryland State Archives. Also images (print or digital) will be shown of the promotional flyers used to advertise the lecture series, the online promotion ads, photos of a lecture in progress, and the scheduling lists of the lectures held from September 2012 to May 2013.

The success of the lecture series will be measured by the attendance numbers (whether attendance went up or not with each new lecture) and by survey results (whether patrons express interest in presenting at future lectures or attending future lectures).

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
19th Annual Reference Research Forum Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404bc
Description :

The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. This year’s topics are: Research Guides Usability Study, Two Birds, One Stone: Using a Mixed Methods Approach to Measure Service Process and Identify Usability Pain Points in Virtual Reference, and Query Clarification in Chat Reference: A Visual Transcript Analysis.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Author Adam Schrager reveals how the 20th century's greatest crime was solved Exhibitor session Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Jackson Park 10A
Description :

Emmy-winning journalist and author Adam Schrager digs into the life of Arthur Koehler in "The Sixteenth Rail: The Evidence, the Scientist, and the Lindbergh Kidnapping." Before there was CSI and NCIS, there was a mild-mannered forensic scientist whose diligence would help solve the 20th century's greatest crime. Arthur Koehler was called the "Sherlock Holmes of his era" for his work tracing the ladder used to kidnap Charles Lindbergh's son to Bruno Hauptmann's attic and garage. A gripping tale of science and true crime. Adam Schrager is a producer and reporter with Wisconsin Public Television in Madison. In his career, Schrager has won numerous journalism accolades, including more than twenty Emmy awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Federal Science Agency Update (ACRL STS) Forum/Update Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand A
Description :

Update on new developments and resources from federal agencies serving the science/technology sector.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gov Docs for Kids Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 5F
Description :

This new Government Documents Round Table committee is meeting for the first time. It will focus on developing future plans related to its mission to promote the use of government information by the K-12 community.

Saturday, June 29 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Consumer Basics, Plain & Simple: Helping ALL Your Patrons Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Does nearly everyone in the community come to your library for advice and assistance? Do you help people who have a variety of backgrounds, cultures, literacy levels, and learning styles? And what about those folks who are juggling too many tasks in too little time? We all can benefit from concise and practical consumer tips. Come learn about a unique and innovative collaboration between the Federal Trade Commission and the non-profit Center for Applied Linguistics to train agency staff on how to write and design for people with challenges reading English, for whatever reasons. With this training, the FTC created unique consumer materials written in a direct, easy-to-use style that presents information in a manageable way. The resources cover just the basics on some key topics: the bottom line on what they need to know and do. Included are a website, one-page tip sheets, videos, and audio read-alongs to support readers’ understanding. The agency reached out to legal services organizations, ESL teachers, librarians, and nonprofits nationwide to identity what topics would be most helpful: credit, debt, identity theft, scams, budgeting, opening a bank account, shopping for prepaid cards, and managing money. The presenter will demonstrate the site, share copies of the materials, and explain the strategies used to create them.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Development Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 5F
Description :

Committee meeting to discuss current and potential future fundraising for the Government Documents Round Table

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Publications Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 5D
Description :

Committee meeting to discuss current and future publications activities related to the Government Documents Round Table

3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Census, your patrons and the DataFerrett Program Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Burnham 23A-C
Description :

How can your patrons use Census figures which are now available? On Saturday, June 29, 2013, join officials from the U.S. Census Bureau during the session “The Census, Your Patrons and the DataFerrett,” a hands-on workshop that will teach participants how to use Census datasets available. The session will be held in Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Burnham Room 23A-B from 3:00–4:00p.m. Stephen Laue, informative services specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Chicago Regional Office, will teach participants how to access Census statistics via the American Community Survey. Attendees will learn how to use DataFerrett, an analytical and visualization tool that searches and retrieves data across federal datasets and creates complex tabulations, business graphics and thematic maps.

This program is an introduction to the basics of locating variables and creating custom reports and data presentation documents. This workshop will demonstrate how to browse available datasets, select variables form datasets, create new variables from existing ones and produce customized analyses using tables, graphs, and maps. Great for patrons of public, K-12 school and college libraries.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Washington Office (WO)

Saturday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Conference Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 5F
Description :

Committee meeting to discuss the 2013 Reception and plan for 2014 events related to the Government Documents Round Table

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Chicago
Skyway 269
Description :

This is the annual meeting of the Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group (Association of College and Research Libraries)

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