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Format: 11/18/2017 - 7pm
Format: 11/18/2017 - 7pm
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Friday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Business Reference 101: Core Competencies for Business Librarianship [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S401d
Description :

This full-day interactive workshop is designed for new business librarians; generalists who have assumed responsibility in business librarianship; or librarians who handle business reference-related inquiries in all types of libraries including academic, public, and special libraries.

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 :
239

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

Friday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 4:00pm
OCLC Americas Regional Council Member Meeting and Symposium Exhibitor session Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Prairie Room
Description :

Join OCLC member leaders and staff for updates on OCLC products and services, a Regional Council business meeting and the next keynote address in our “Collective Insight—Driven by Shared Data” series. This session will focus on the opportunity to examine shared data in new ways that help us make better decisions, learn about the information ecosystem and impact how we live.  Libraries can play a compelling role in helping our communities make sense of that information in useful and innovative ways.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101: Network, Get Oriented, Get Involved Orientation Session, Program Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Jackson Park 10ABC
Description :

If you’re new to RUSA or are a longtime member looking for opportunities to connect with members and ways to get involved, make sure to put RUSA 101 on your calendar! Spend an hour with us on Friday from 3-4p.m. before heading off to the opening of the exhibit floor.

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
Catalog Use Committee Meeting (RUSA RSS) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N226
Description :

Meeting of the RUSA RSS Catalog Use Committee during the RSS Open House and All Committee Meeting.

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
Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Services (RUSA RSS) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N226
Description :

Meeting of the RUSA RSS Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Services.

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
RUSA Professional Development Committee Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 4H
Description :

The RUSA Professional Development Committee reviews and evaluates proposals for online CE programs submitted to RUSA.

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

Meeting of the RSS Young Adult Reference Services Committee

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

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
MLA International Bibliography in Academic Libraries Discussion Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
S504a
Description :

Modern Language Association International Bibliography Discussion Group

10:30am - 11:30am
RUSA CODES Hot Topics Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Hilton Chicago
Grand Tradition
Description :

The CODES Hot Topics Discussion Group focuses on challenging collection development issues. A topic for this meeting has not been identified. This is open to all registered conference attendees.

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