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Friday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Servant Leadership in Your Library [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S404d
Description :

Servant leadership can change the dynamics of a library--large or small--by cultivating strong loyalty from both employees and library users. Servant leaders focus outwardly and work in partnership with their staff and communities. Through exercises, group discussion, real-world stories and personal reflection led by professional library trainer Linda Bruno, participants will develop their servant leader persona.

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.

Cost :
299

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 - 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
OCLC Results―and Revelations―from OCLC WorldShare Management Services Libraries Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N135
Description :

More than 100 libraries worldwide are "live" with OCLC WorldShare Management Services, a library services platform introduced in 2011 and built on WorldCat cooperative data. Join OCLC's Andrew K. Pace who will present revolutionary results from these libraries and a preview of what's coming next. Also, WMS community members will share the impact of WMS on their library's users and staff.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N231
Description :

“Fast and sleek: Developing Solutions for Technical Services Challenges"
Join us for lively roundtable discussions on solutions to the changes which have become our new normal. As today’s Technical Services should run like a fast and sleek Ferrari, our table topics will include the following:
Building a Racing Team: broadening work responsibilities in an interdepartmental context
The Pit Stop: discussing professional development activities for Technical Services staff
Under the Hood: using benchmarks to fine tune Technical Services
Tuning up Acquisitions and Serials for higher performance
Cruising in a sleek new organization
Seen a Pinto Lately? : The mandate for continuous adaptation in Technical Services

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Libraries Building Bridges: Best Practices and Advice for Serving Your Latino Communities. Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

A fast-paced, interactive session! Using the Lightning Talk Format, REFORMA librarians representing a variety of library types and locations will each have 20 slides and 15 seconds per slide to talk about their best practices and innovations in serving the Latino community in library services. We’ll then have a Q and A session in which audience members will direct the conversation and ask questions that will help them implement effective practices in their own libraries.

Because of the dynamic and succinct nature of the Lightning Talk format and the variety of library types represented on the panel, attendees will have a chance to hear a broad spectrum of ideas that may help them in serving their own Latino communities and constituents. Moreover, the format and the Q and A time will allow for a deeper and fuller exchange of ideas among colleagues than is sometimes possible, which may enable more meaningful collaboration.

Featured Presentation by Cristina Ramirez, who says: "The Greater Richmond Region in Virginia is home to a new and rapidly growing Latino population. This region, the City of Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico Counties, have seen a large influx of immigrants from a number of Spanish-speaking countries. When I took on the role of Library/Community Services Manager, Branch Manager for Broad Rock Library of the Richmond Public Libraries, I knew there was a large need and gap of services in the community. I had to learn quickly how to get to know, understand, and to create services and programs that would serve and engage the community. This session is an exploration of the steps I took, the City and community partners I worked with, and the experiences I have had since starting my role in May 2012."

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)
10:30am - 11:30am
OCLC The Power of Shared Linked Data at the Network Level Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N135
Description :

As the Web has enabled ubiquitous and instantaneous discovery of information, library users expect to find material online. Libraries must aggregate their data to be more relevant on the Web; it’s not enough to have collections accessible only through an online catalog, but we need to weave library data throughout the Web. Ted Fons, OCLC Executive Director, Data Services, will demonstrate why we must use the latest ideas and technologies to make our shared library data consumable by Web services (including linked data and graph theory) and rethink the model of shared cataloging—to move away from record management to the management of entities that can be recognized and consumed on the Web.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Personnel Administrators & Staff Development Discussion Group I (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Regency Ballroom B
Description :

A discussion of topical issues, emerging trends, and best practices by personnel and staff development managers.

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
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
Up, Up, and Away with RDA! Integrating the New Rules Effectively into a Copy Cataloging Workflow Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The University of Illinois at Chicago Library (UIC) will be adopting the Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging rules into their technical services workflows beginning Spring 2013. Adherence to the new standards will be a key factor for enhancing access to library materials, as well as for outreach to those non-library web communities who seek to organize their information for purposes of sharing their data for the greater good. In preparation for this, the Technical Services unit has been preparing for the formal workflow changes through an analysis of compounding factors, identifying necessary changes to the current workflow process, and creating and implementing training for affected faculty and staff.

In order to prepare staff for a smooth transition, the following factors and their influence were considered: local, national, and international impact of migration; the scope of changes needed to be made to bibliographic records; staffing resources; levels of staff training; potential conflicts with automated and outsourced workflows; ILS considerations; the roles of external cataloging agencies such as LC and OCLC; and the acceptance and concrete support of the local library administration.

This poster presentation will outline the outcomes of this analysis and implementation, including early statistical measurements of workflow outputs. Emphasis will be on detailing the training strategy and the proposed training model used to facilitate adoption, as well as flowcharts of policy decisions and anticipated workflow procedures. Handouts including training techniques and cataloging documentation samples will be available.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Leadership Discussion Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N140
Description :

Join us for a lively moderated discussion about leadership issues for academic librarians

Saturday, June 29 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Myth and the Reality of the Evolving Patron: The RUSA President’s Program with Lee Rainie Presidents program, Speaker series, Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S105a-c
Description :

Just how well do you know the people who use your library? Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System, shares the latest data about how our clientele are interacting with information technology. Learn about patron preferences and behaviors during this program. Then, join Mr. Rainie and library leaders on Sunday, 10:30-11:30 am, to discuss how the data may influence your library's future.

Add the Sunday follow-up discussion** to your schedule: http://ala13.ala.org/node/11269

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

Saturday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Organizational Development Discussion Group (LLAMA-HRS) Discussion/Interest group Sheraton Chicago
Mayfair Room
Description :

Organizational Development Discussion Group

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Busting Out of the Cubicle: Your Creative Self at Work (ACRL ULS) Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102bc
Description :

Are your library’s brainstorming sessions more like… brain droughts? Learn activities and strategies you can use to teach your library how to be a more creative organization. As academic libraries face new technologies, shifting priorities, and ever-increasing competition for resources, they must learn to respond creatively to problems. Innovation and organizational creativity know-how are critical to success. Leave this active, hands-on session electrified!

Sunday, June 30 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Informed Innovation: The Role of Data in Driving Library Value (ProQuest Breakfast) [Closed] Exhibitor session Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Grant Park 12BCD
Description :

Innovation. It’s what drives libraries forward. It’s what drives ProQuest forward. New values, new requirements, and new ways of thinking are driving the need for more effective services and technology within libraries.

Megan Oakleaf (Associate Professor in the iSchool at Syracuse University) will discuss the importance utilizing data to drive innovation, improve services and demonstrate value. Our program will also feature highlights of how informed innovation drives development of ProQuest services such as Summon® 2.0, Intota™, RefWorks Flow and the integration of ebrary and EBL.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Sunday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Mid-level Administrators: Leading with the Leaders; Managing the Managers Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S502
Description :

Public libraries often have three tiers of leadership: top level executives, mid-level administrators, and frontline managers. While this is not unusual, what is unique in library management today is that two very large generations (Baby Boomers/Gen Y) are at the top and bottom of the management pyramid. In between you’ll find the much smaller, but equally dedicated Gen X leaders who are working hard to bridge this divide and lead with the leaders, manage the managers, and balance the lessons of the past and visions for the future, all while being tasked with keeping libraries running today while envisioning tomorrow.

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 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:15am
Conversation Starters: Conversations on Leadership Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

The conversation starts with three minutes each from four different perspectives on leadership: consulting in business/professional services; an associate director from a service-oriented public library;
a director of development and innovation at a state library; and consulting in leading with the brain in mind.

The conversation continues with everyone in the room offering opinions, asking questions, and helping to expand the ways we think about, learn, and practice leadership.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Conference Program Planning--Las Vegas 2014 Committee Meeting (ACRL ULS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbian
Description :

To select program topic and speakers for 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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