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Format: 06/22/2017 - 8pm
Format: 06/22/2017 - 8pm
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Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Collection Development & Community Expectations: Managing Collections and Balancing Resources in an Era of Budgetary Constraints Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S403
Description :

The challenges of the current economy are a common adversity faced by librarians in all types of institutions. With declining budgets and fewer resources librarians must make difficult decisions to meet their library’s overall mission. Join us to hear a panel of experienced librarians share examples of how they have met the challenges of managing various types of library collections, and how they continue to manage the expectations of their diverse customer groups.

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)

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

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
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

Saturday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
The Sound of Success: Information Literacy in Music Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Music students are non-traditional researchers because their first venue for learning is practice and performance. However, standards by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) require students to master research skills such as “gain multiple disciplinary perspectives” and the “ability to identify and locate information.” The ACRL Information Literacy Standards as well as the Music Library Association (MLA) “Information Literacy Instructional Objectives” also support information literacy outcomes for students in both music performance and music teaching degrees.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

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

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)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Many Books, Many Communities: How Choose to Read Ohio Encourages Ohioans to “Read Together, Read Ohio, Read for Life” Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

A statewide reading initiative for all ages, Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) encourages libraries, schools, families, and others to build a community of readers and an appreciation of Ohio authors and literature. Every two years, with the input of dozens of librarians and educators, CTRO selects and promotes a booklist of 15-20 exemplary titles by authors native to or resident of Ohio. A companion reader’s toolkit is created for each book. Toolkits include discussion questions, extension projects (developed in light of academic content standards and 21st Century Skills), and activities suitable for library programming, classroom adoption, or family or book group use. The poster session features sample toolkits (available for attendees to take), CTRO author READ posters and other marketing items, and photos and evaluation information from creative CTRO projects produced by public, school, and academic libraries. CTRO was established with an eye toward One Book, One Community and other large-scale reading programs, but rather than featuring a single title, CTRO was developed to be highly adaptable, to provide a selection of books and resources for any group from a small book club to a school district or city, and to communicate the breadth of Ohio literature. CTRO is a project of the State Library of Ohio, Ohioana Library Association, Ohio Center for the Book, and other partners. It may be a model for local, regional, or state campaigns in support of collaboration, exploration, and the joy of reading and sharing books.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Preserving History: Establishing a National Latino Digital Archive Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Chicago Room
Description :

With the advent of digital content we continue to see a pattern of certain information being privileged over another. To ensure that communities are represented in this environment in a manner that is respectful and equitable, it is imperative that targeted efforts be carried out. It is this backdrop that has informed the work of the Latino Digital Archive Group which is setting the stage for the development of a national Latino Digital Archive.

Attendees will be engaged in a dialog regarding the complexities of developing a national Latino Digital Archive. The presenters would like to highlight the progress of this project as well as the range of content the archive will contain. This digital resource will include digitized and digital born materials reflecting the Latino community’s own diverse voices as well as content that is not generally considered “Latino” but nonetheless represents issues that have shaped our experiences both individually and collectively – women’s movement, labor, immigration, education, law, policy, environmentalism, health, language, culture, music, and the arts. Realistically, this list could go on and on, but the point being that this new resource will attempt to narrow if not erase the information gap that exists between users and information. Attendees are invited to join this emerging community of practice that will continue to present us with the responsibility of documenting, preserving, and providing access to our communities’ stories.

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Sunday, June 30 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
S103bc
Description :

Listen to some of the year’s best authors discuss their works and the craft of writing while enjoying the company of other book lovers. All Annual Conference registrants are invited to participate in this conference program.

**This program was selected as a Library Journal "top pick" for Annual Conference!**

This year's presenting authors:
==Peter Heller, author of 2013 RUSA Notable Book “The Dog Stars” (Knopf).
==Jonathan Tropper, author of 2013 RUSA Notable Book “One Last Thing Before I Go” (Dutton)
==Matti Friedman, author of “The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible” (Algonquin), winner of the 2013 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature
==Lyndsay Faye, author of “The Gods of Gotham” (Putnam), the top pick for The Reading List’s Mystery category in 2013

Authors will sign books following the presentation, which begins at 8:00am on Sunday, June 30.

Read more about these authors at the RUSA blog: http://rusa.ala.org/blog/2013/05/21/news-2013-annual-conference-literary...

You can bookend your day with fantastic authors by attending the Literary Tastes event in the morning, then celebrating the winners of the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction at our announcement event and reception on Sunday evening, co-sponsored by RUSA and Booklist. Get event details: http://ala13.ala.org/ticketed-events#RUSA-Booklist

Sunday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Careers in Federal Libraries Program InterContinental Chicago
Exchange
Description :

Join us as we explore the opportunities and challenges of working in federal libraries. A panel representing a range of federal agencies and positions will discuss the changing role of librarians in the federal sector and what it takes these days to further your career in federal libraries; the impact of not just a shrinking budget, but non-existent budget; and the demands of relocating, downsizing, or even closing a library.

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
DigitalLearn.org: A New National Digital Literacy Tool Forum/Update McCormick Place Convention Center
N139
Description :

Brand New! DigitalLearn.org is a launching at this conference! DigitalLearn.org is a PLA-managed and IMLS-funded online hub for digital literacy. It includes a collection of self-directed trainings for end-users to increase their skills and a community of practice for digital literacy trainers to share tools, best practices, and more. Join us to learn how this resource can save you time and benefit your organization. Panelists will discuss how they are planning to leverage this tool in their organization. Ways to get more involved in this project and other digital literacy initiatives will also be covered. Speakers: Jamie Hollier / Project Manager / DigitalLearn.org; Crystal Schimpf / Program Manager / Community Technology Network; Shane Southwick / OWL Project Manager / Alaska State Library; Richard Kong / Digital Services Manager / Arlington Heights Memorial Library; and Brandon Bower-Sox Johnson / Chief Technology Strategist / Pixo

10:30am - 12:00pm
Fresh ideas through small differences: discovering the German way of library work Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

International professional exchange is an effective, challenging and fun way to gain fresh ideas for your library. Even small differences between libraries abroad and at home can help to assume a new perspective on problems and inspire change and development. There is a long tradition of mutual learning between North American and German libraries, and one way to keep it alive and put it to use is a professional visit at a German library supported by Bibliothek & Information International (BII). Founded in 2000 with its precursors dating back to the 1960s, BII is a standing committee of Bibliothek & Information Deutschland, the federation of German library associations, working on a voluntary basis. It is responsible for fostering exchange between libraries in Germany and the rest of the world by issuing travel grants and giving advice to interested colleagues. The committee puts emphasis on trips of 2-4 weeks length with a clearly defined professional goal and a convincing concept for transferring learning experiences to the grantee’s home country. The poster will show why German libraries are worth a visit and where some of the small differences to North America lie, describe the programs that BII offers to Americans and Canadians and explain the application process using charts. It will also give examples for successful stays by quoting and showing pictures from grantees’ reports. The presentation will be complemented by graphs that visualize grant statistics, e.g. the number of grantees by country of origin and topic of their stay.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Storytelling Mojo: Creating the 21st Century Library Narrative with Michael Margolis Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S502
Description :

Everyone knows why libraries matter. And yet, some people are questioning our role and value in the 21st century. How do we share the excitement for how libraries are evolving and innovating as a community institution? In this keynote, you’ll learn storytelling strategies specific to the unique opportunities and challenges faced by libraries today. For the last year, our presenter, Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, has collaborated closely with both the California and Pennsylvania State Libraries around this issue. Come learn why it’s important to tell your story, how to do it right, and some simple ways to get storied. Your story matters.

**This program was included in Library Journal's top picks guide to the Annual Conference!**

Sunday, June 30 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Awards Reception (FAFLRT) Award Presentation InterContinental Chicago
Exchange
Description :

Reception honoring FAFLRT awardees

Interests :

Sunday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Different Strokes: Serving the Health Information Needs of a Diverse Community Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102a
Description :

Medical and health questions at the reference desk can be loaded with unspoken meanings, especially when the patron has different cultural or physical attributes than the librarians. Panelists in this program will include librarians with expertise in providing medical information to patrons who are from different cultures, speak different languages, are disabled or have literacy issues. Attendees will learn about health issues facing diverse populations, and resources to assist them in providing reference services.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Membership Meeting (FAFLRT) Governance/Membership Meeting InterContinental Chicago
Exchange
Description :

Membership meeting of current and prospective members of FAFLRT.

Interests :

Sunday, June 30 - 2:30pm

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Conversation Starters: 40 Great Apps for Mobile Reference and Outreach Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

The proliferation of mobile apps has changed how we search for information. Increasingly, the mobile platforms have become the preferred method of accessing information on-the-go. Librarians and information professionals can harness the potentials of these apps to provide innovative services, mobile content, and outreach. The speakers will discuss 40 apps in the categories of books and reference, business, health & fitness and government information, as well as to explore new ideas on how to integrate these apps into a mobile strategy for mobile reference and outreach.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Services for Youth in Custody Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N136
Description :

Meeting & Social Gathering for anyone interested in library services to juvenile correctional or detention facilities. This time is for networking, problem-solving, skill-sharing, and general happy-making! You do not need to be a member of Library Services for Youth in Custody, but we would love it if you want to join.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
OCLC WorldShare Partnerships that Engage End Users Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N137
Description :

Learn how you can you drive users from their point of need to your library’s resources through OCLC partnerships with Web organizations like Google, GoodReads and Yelp, and with library services like Primo, EDS and Summon.   Chip Nilges will discuss how OCLC’s library data syndication program helps make library collections accessible through the services libraries buy for their patrons, as well as the Web-based information services patrons go to on their own. And through these diverse partnerships, OCLC gives member libraries the opportunity to engage users from around the Web, raising th√e visibility and awareness for all libraries online.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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