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Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
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Thursday, June 27 - 8:00am

8:00am - 4:30pm
Library Makerspaces: The Field Trip [$] Preconference/Institute Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Makerspaces and Maker Faires are taking the country and the world by storm. As libraries have long been places where people from many backgrounds and experiences can gather to learn, exchange ideas, and work collaboratively, library makerspaces are a natural fit.

LITA and LibraryLab are joining together to hold this pre-conference at the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Branch, where a new library makerspace is being installed.

Attendees will participate in a tour of the facility in addition to a combination of fun hands-on sessions that will offer participants opportunities to discover and learn about the maker movement. Discussion and brainstorming sessions with nationally recognized makers and early adopters of the makerspace in libraries movement will introduce participants to ideas, successes and failures, offering a rich dialogue about the art of the possible for all types of libraries. Takeaways will include a deeper understanding of the maker community, "making" and how it fits within the library's existing service model, and practical ideas and concrete solutions for those inspired to bring the movement to their home communities/libraries.

Cost :
$150

Friday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 12:00pm
Ports in a Storm: Your Library as a Disaster Recovery Center [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S404bc
Description :

This workshop focuses on community needs after an emergency, and will prepare libraries to actively function as disaster recovery centers by partnering with emergency responders and providing vital resources to the community. Hear firsthand how libraries in Queens County, NY and New Jersey responded to Hurricane Sandy. Learn what role your library can play in educating communities on disaster preparedness, and review the resources available via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative.

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.

**Library Journal selected this event as a top pick in their Annual Conference review guide!**

Cost :
209

Friday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Library Makerspaces: Participatory Play in the Library [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S103d
Description :

Interested in getting started with participatory programming, makerspaces, and the DIY revolution? Learn about how other libraries are getting their patrons creating physical content and collaborating with the community, often on a shoestring budget. Join us and find out how to incorporate creation and collaboration in your library at any starting point.

Participants will hear firsthand accounts from the library innovators who are working with their communities to create new opportunities for learning and making. They'll also get inspired and play along with us as they get real hands on experience creating robots, crafts, and works of art with local experts. Most importantly, those attending will get creatively connected and have fun doing it.

Cost :
$235, LITA member; $350, ALA member; $495 non-member

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
9:00am - 3:00pm
ProQuest User Group Meeting [Closed] Exhibitor session Sheraton Chicago
Chicago Ballroom 06
Description :

Meeting for current users of ProQuest solutions featuring a keynote speaker focusing on current trends in the library landscape. Small breakout sessions will include SummonCamp for current clients of the Summon service and an update session for RefWorks clients as well as sessions focused on specific topics and other products or services.

Come share your innovative uses of our products and services, your creative solutions, and your insights and learn from the experiences of others.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
All Committee Meeting and Open House (RUSA HS) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N230b
Description :

Do you help patrons work on their genealogy, discover the history of their house, or find primary sources for their research papers? If so, come network with your fellow history librarians at the History Section’s Open House. During the first hour we will provide an update of the section’s activities. From 9 to 10 our committees will meet. If you are interested in joining our section feel free to join a committee meeting to learn about their current activities.

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
Evaluation of Reference and User Services Committee (RUSA RSS) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N226
Description :

Meeting of the RSS Evaluation of Reference and User Services Committee

8:30am - 10:00am
Job & Career Reference Committee (RUSA RSS) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N226
Description :

Meeting of the RSS Job & Career Reference Committee

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
Open House and All-Committee Meeting (RUSA RSS) Social event McCormick Place Convention Center
N226
Description :

Are you looking for ways to become more involved in your profession, and to meet and network with other reference service providers? Visit the Reference Services Section (RSS) Open House to learn more about the work being accomplished in RSS. RSS officers and members will be available to answer your questions and suggest possible committees of interest, and you can visit committee tables where members will be available to talk about current projects. You are welcome to stay from 9:15am-10:00am to sit at a committee table while they conduct their meeting. Refreshments are sponsored by EBSCO.

8:30am - 10:00am
Planning Committee Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Boardroom 5
Description :

Members of the Planning Committee of RUSA MARS will gather to discuss current and future tasks for the committee. Those who may be interested in learning about the activities of the Planning committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Services to an Aging Population Committee (RUSA RSS) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N226
Description :

Meeting of the RSS Services to an Aging Population Committee

8:30am - 10:00am
Virtual Reference Services Committee (RUSA RSS/MARS) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N226
Description :

Committee meeting of the RUSA RSS/MARS virtual reference committee during RSS All-Committee Meeting.

Saturday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:15am - 10:00am
Conversation Starters: Life, Libraries and the Pursuit of Wellness Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Do you have a workplace wellness program in your library? Do you want to start one? Does your library offer Zumba classes, meditation, or tai chi for your users? This Conversation Starter concerns how libraries are agents of change and impact the wellness of staff, users, and the communities of which they are a part. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: fitness and wellness programming; pedometer programs for library employees; special wellness events for finals week at school public and college libraries; health and wellness resources available for checkout; workplace wellness.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

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
Executive Committee Meeting (RUSA RSS) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S505b
Description :

Meeting of the RSS Executive Committee, including RSS committee chairs and RSS representatives to RUSA committeees.

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
Management of Electronic Reference Services Discussion Forum (MARS): Counting Counts: The State of Public Services Statistics & Reporting Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Burnham 23A-C
Description :

From pencils, to clickers, to software with immediate reporting, librarians and public service staff members have emphasized the importance of reference and research assistance. In this era of automated tracking and statistics, however, we often deal with different types of systems recording similar types of interactions. There may be one system for local/campus email reference and another for in-person interactions with patrons. At this discussion group, thought-provoking questions on these and related topics will inspire a useful discourse on how to effectively merge and/or manage these efforts and correlate them to student and library success.

10:30am - 11:30am
Public Services Discussion Group (ACRL RBMS) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbus IJ
Description :

Purpose: To serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas on promoting the visibility and use of original research materials. Discussion will focus on a range of public service issues, including but not limited to, reference services and reading room operations, public outreach through instruction, exhibitions, and other programs, the integration of special collections programs and agenda into wider library or institutional goals, and the use of electronic technologies for reaching constituencies.

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