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Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
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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 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N427a
Description :

“Learning a New Way of Thinking: Lessons Learned from Teaching RDA”
Melanie Polutta, Librarian, African, Latin American & Western European Division, Library of Congress

Ms. Polutta will discuss Library of Congress RDA training, the methodology used to teach the Library’s different constituent groups, and what tools and techniques trainers utilized to make the process successful, considering the limitations under which each group was operating. As a final note, she will discuss what this experience has shown to be necessary for those undertaking RDA training.

Friday, June 28 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Task Force to Review Competencies for Special Collections Professionals Meeting (ACRL RBMS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Gold Coast
Description :

This task force is charged to review Competencies for Special Collections Professionals (2008) and determine whether the standard should be (1) continued in force without change, (2) revised to address current needs, or (3) rescinded.

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Committee on Education Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N134
Description :

Meeting of the ALA Committee on Education.

Saturday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:00am - 5:00pm
Resume Review Service Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Placement Center
Description :

If you need help getting your resume polished, stop by the Placement Center while you are at conference. Come and discover the best way to show your most recent accomplishments with an updated resume.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Education Assembly Forum/Update McCormick Place Convention Center
N134
Description :

Join the Education Assembly for a great discussion with 2 Online Experts. Keri Cascio who is the ALCTS representative to the Assembly, serves as Director of Innovative Technologies and Library Resource Management at Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, MO. She will be talking about a “Model for An Online Learning Suite”. Chris Harris, Director of the School Library System for the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership and E-Content blogger for American Libraries Magazine who will be talking about “Ebooks: It's a Format, not a Genre”.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Censorship: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Parents, school administrators and library directors want what they feel to be inappropriate books removed from our libraries. Librarians sometimes self-censor because they fear that the books they select will be challenge and they might lose their jobs and be seen as not caring for the children they serve. Censorship is all around us and yet it is something that librarians almost never discuss outside of Banned Book Book Week. However, librarians have historically been advocates for the Freedom to Read. When we embrace that heritage we can honestly assess our fears and concerns about censorship and also lead other in addressing their questions and concerns as well. My poster will show the many concerns that parents, teachers and community members have regarding censorship as well as the main reasons that these various groups challenge books. Personal stories and court cases will also be explored in detail. Solutions will be offered as to how these issues can be resolved and prevented. Finally the heroics efforts of librarians in the past and the present who have stood up in the face of censorship at the cost of their economic, social and even personal security will be highlighted. The impact will be to hopefully start a open and honest conversation that will bring this difficult issue to light.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Saturday Session: Mismanaging Future Managers: Are Library Schools Failing to Adequately Prepare Administrators? Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Over 1,000 academic, public, school and special librarians responded to a survey about the management education they received during their MLS programs. The aim of the survey was to determine their perceptions of the management curriculum offered in library schools. The survey results reveal a fascinating disconnect between the education librarians wanted while they were students and the education they wish they had received now that they are practitioners. Come to this Ignite Session to learn what librarians think about their management education and how it may need to change in the future.

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
Guide to Reference Editors Meeting Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 4M
Description :

Editors and Editorial Board of Guide to Reference

Sponsors :
1:00pm - 2:30pm
LIS Education Student Services Hilton Chicago
Astoria Room
Description :

Do you have an interest in Student Services in LIS education? Join us to connect with those who play a role in academic advising, admissions, recruitment, programming, outreach, career development, alumni relations, and other student services in LIS education programs! This will be an informal round-table discussion so come prepared to ask questions, share ideas, and learn how to stay connected & continue the conversations after the conference is over.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 8:00pm
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies Alumni Reunion Library school/Alumni reunion, Social event Marriott Magnificent Mile
Avenue Ballroom
Description :

Please join your fellow University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies MLIS alumni, faculty, staff, current students, and friends for an Alumni Reunion at ALA.

Sponsors :
LS

Sunday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Library and Information Science Discussion Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Chicago
Skyway 269
Description :

Discussion of current issues related to Library and Information Science Collections

8:30am - 11:30am
Board Meeting (REFORMA) Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Chicago Room
Description :

REFORMA Board of Directors includes the Executive Committee, the Chairs of all Standing Committees, and all the Chapter Presidents. ALL MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS OF OUR WORK ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Sunday, June 30 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Conversation Starters: Hacking Transferable Skills (HLSConvo '13!) Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

LIS education is designed to prepare students for many things beyond "library work"--how do we turn those skills into useful talents as we enter our chosen profession? This session will bring students and professionals together to get us talking about “big questions.”

HackLibrarySchool is all about self-determination, and we “hack” our programs and approaches to make our degrees exactly what we seek. How can similar attitudes be applied to library work?

Is there a “gap” between perceptions of recent graduates and library veterans? How can we bridge it?

Join the HLS bloggers to answer these questions and more!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Connecting professional service to service learning: Strengthening the relationship between academic libraries and library schools Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Service is one of librarianship's core values; librarians are charged with “maintaining and enhancing our own knowledge and skills, by encouraging the professional development of co-workers, and by fostering the aspirations of potential members of the profession.” [1] Most academic librarians are required to participate in professional service activities, which generally means involvement in professional organizations. However, while this mode of activity connects professional librarians and practitioners to their peers, it largely fails to connect them to future members of the profession, namely library school students.

Over the last year, librarians at Binghamton University Libraries have partnered with the University of Missouri's School of Information Science & Learning Technologies to provide a service learning opportunity for students enrolled in the Principles of Cataloging and Classification course, permitting them to create metadata records for electronic capstone documents for Binghamton's digital repository. This project is designed to help students gain the practical experience needed for professional success.

In this poster presentation, we will look at the impacts of this collaboration, evaluate its success based on student feedback, and lastly, argue that through the development of similar opportunities, academic librarians are not only able to fulfill their service obligation, but they are helping to ensure the future of the profession by serving future librarians.

[1] American Library Association. (2013). Core values of librarianship. Retrieved from: http://www.ala.org/offices/oif/statementspols/corevaluesstatement/coreva...

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Pollinate, Perform, Produce: Survive and Thrive in the Library Hive! Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Like the collapse of bee populations, school library programs have been experiencing rough times too. This poster will visualize how we can empower young people with free and inexpensive web-based technologies that help students transform curriculum content into meaningful, motivating learning experiences. The poster will explore these tools, task-by-task, as we examine the role of our digital “worker bee” students.

This poster is divided into six “visual swarms”. Each swarm uses photographs, screen shots, and real-world examples to illustrate how students use technology in their various roles.
Swarm 1: Searchers - Digital learners need tools for finding quality information. The nature of searching has changed in the past decade, however the need for information hasn't changed.
Swarm 2: Curators - Digital learners need tools for organizing, storing, and accessing information.
Swarm 3: Inquirers - Digital learners need tools for building a personal learning network. We need to help our students (and ourselves) create environments for self-managing their personal, academic, and ultimately professional information and inquiries.
Swarm 4: Socializers - Digital learners need to be able to use tools for building a social learning community. Once students have a handle on their personal information management, they're ready to make connections to the outside world.
Swarm 5: Organizers - Digital learners need to be able to use tools for processing and organizing information.
Swarm 6: Storytellers - Digital learners need to be able to use tools for sharing understandings.

For background information, go to my website at http://eduscapes.com/sessions/swarms

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
CUA SLIS Reception Library school/Alumni reunion Offsite Location
The Plymouth Rooftop Bar
Description :

Alumni and current students of The Catholic University of America’s School of Library and Information Science are invited to meet fellow members of the CUA SLIS community from near and far at this get together. Join us as we share stories, meet peers, find mentors, mentor others and have fun during Annual. Courtesy of the SLIS Alumni Board of Directors, AGLIS and the CUA Alumni Association.

The Plymouth Rooftop Bar
327 South Plymouth
Chicago, IL60604
312-362-1212

Sponsors :
LS

Monday, July 1 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Out of the Library and into the Community: Academic Librarians and Community Engagement (ACRL WGSS) Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S502
Description :

Conversations about democracy, information access, and information distribution within communities continue to gain momentum in both academia and society as a whole. Academic librarians and LIS faculty can work with social justice issues in many ways. Learn how the speakers shape and bring to the forefront these issues via their teaching, scholarship, and work in local communities. Areas addressed include: community informatics, information literacy-focused service learning, and community outreach. Co-sponsored by EBSS and Social Responsibility Round Table (SRRT).

8:30am - 10:00am
REFORMA General Membership Meeting Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

This meeting is for all REFORMA members and others who are interested in our mission: to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking. Submit suggested agenda items to the REFORMA President.

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

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