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Format: 04/22/2018 - 9pm
Format: 04/22/2018 - 9pm
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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

Thursday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Introduction to RDF and Ontologies for the Semantic Web [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S106a
Description :

Linked Data and Semantic Web applications hold potential for expressing bibliographic data in ways more flexible, powerful, and openly sharable than MARC. While RDF provides the underlying data model, RDFS, OWL, and SKOS provide the basis for creating vocabularies and "ontologies," machine-actionable models that bring structure to RDF. This workshop provides a beginner's level introduction for non-IT librarians to these behind-the-scenes models. It focuses primarily on ontologies as models of the entities in a knowledge domain and the relationships among those entities. It includes examples from cultural heritage metadata communities as well as some hands-on exercises. The workshop will be useful for those who want to have an understanding of RDF and ontology modeling concepts and terminology so as to better understand and participate in current discussions on Linked Data and Semantic Web for cultural heritage metadata.

Steven Miller is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Information Studies. He teaches MLIS courses on information organization, metadata, information architecture, RDF and ontologies. Steven worked as a professional cataloger and head of a cataloging department for many years before moving into teaching full time. He has been active in various professional organizations, including ALCTS and has given numerous presentations and workshops on cataloging, metadata, RDA, and other related topics. He is the author of the book Metadata for Digital Collections, published by Neal-Schuman in May 2011. His professional webpage is https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/mll/www/index.html.

Cost :
Early-bird/Advance/On-site: $269 ALA member; $219 ALCTS Division Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Shared Print Monographs: Making It Work [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S106b
Description :

To date, shared print programs have focused largely on journals. Monographs pose a different challenge, and require new approaches. Information from circulation and holdings records can help libraries share responsibility for print collections, while enabling careful drawdown of surplus copies and protection of the scholarly record.

This preconference will highlight the experiences of several groups: Michigan Shared Print Initiative, Connect New York, Maine Shared Collection Strategy, the California State University system, and others.

Cost :
Early-bird/Advance/On-site: $269 ALA member; $219 ALCTS Division Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member

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 - 10:00am
Training, Orientation, & Leadership Development Committee (TOLD) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N129
Description :

Committee meeting for the ALA Training, Orientation, & Leadership Development Committee (TOLD).

8:30am - 12:00pm
Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (C) Editorial Group Meeting, Part I (ACRL RBMS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Skyway 269
Description :

Editorial meeting for Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials
(Cartographic), part of a series of format-specific manuals of specialized cataloging rules created and developed by the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee to provide enhanced description and access of rare materials.

8:30am - 12:00pm
Editorial Group for Revision of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (B) Meeting (ACRL RBMS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Addams
Description :

Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books), part of a series of format-specific manuals
of specialized cataloging rules created and developed by the RBMS
Bibliographic Standards Committee to provide enhanced description and
access of rare materials.

8:30am - 12:30pm
Ethics Matters: Ethical Decision-Making for Librarians and Information Professionals [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S505a
Description :

The purpose of the one-day Ethical Fitness® seminar is to provide practical tools and thought processes to assist you in resolving the daily ethical issues you face daily. This dynamic four-step process helps you: 1) become ethically aware; 2) identify the global common ground of values underlying ethics that surface from research conducted around the world; 3) analyze ethical issues using real-life, real-work, right vs. right dilemmas according to four dilemma paradigms; and 4) resolve dilemma using three practical resolution principles.
The Ethical Fitness® process presents the conceptual framework for the decision-making methodology of the Institute for Global Ethics (IGE) and is the curriculum recommended by the American Library Association’s Committee on Profession Ethics as ALA’s ethics education initiative. Founded in 1990 by the late Dr. Rushworth Kidder, the Institute for Global Ethics (IGE) is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ethical action in a global context.

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Cost :
80.00
8:30am - 1:00pm
BCALA Executive Board Meeting Affiliate Event InterContinental Chicago
Toledo
Description :

Meeting of Officers and Committee Chairs of the BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association).

Sponsors :
AFL
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
8:30am - 3:00pm
Emerging Leaders Workshop Other McCormick Place Convention Center
S405
Description :

This is a leadership development workshop for the 2013 Emerging Leader Participants.

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Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)
8:30am - 4:00pm
CANCELLED: Creating Scalable Laptop Services in Support of Learning & Research [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S103a
Description :

Please note that this preconference has been cancelled.

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UCLA Library provides 500 dual-boot laptops for short-term loan to students, faculty and staff. Each laptop has Mac and Windows OS and software packages in support of instruction and research. Library staff share the workflow and logistical details for preparing software, imaging the machines, tracking software licensing, processing lending through Voyager and maintaining the hardware and software. Usage, security and assessment information for the laptops will also be shared. This workshop will help participants plan for similar services in their own libraries.

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Cost :
$235, LITA member; $350, ALA member; $495 non-member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Introductory Python Workshop [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S103bc
Description :

Attendees at this pre-conference workshop will learn the basics of the Python programming language with ample opportunities for hands-on, project-based practice. Attendees will learn the syntax and key features of Python while working through practice exercises and completing a short project in Python. Experienced teaching staff will be on hand to provide support and feedback throughout the workshop.
This workshop will be geared towards individuals with limited or no programming experience and will aim to create a supportive and enjoyable environment for those who want to learn a new programming language. Please note: Attendees will be asked to set up a Python development environment on the computer they plan to bring to the pre-conference in advance. The teaching staff will offer support throughout this process, including virtual office hours.

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Cost :
$235, LITA member; $350, ALA member; $495 non-member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Library Makerspaces: Participatory Play in the Library [$] 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; $495 non-member
8:30am - 4:00pm
RDA: Back to the Basics [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S402
Description :

Designed for the cataloger, student or anyone else who has a solid understanding of AACR2 and MARC, this preconference will cover the transition to RDA. Speakers will concentrate on the differences between the two cataloging codes and use examples from various formats providing practical hands-on exercises. Implementation strategies will be discussed. Resources to begin the transition process will be highlighted. This back-to-the basics workshop is for those new to RDA and those requiring refresher training.

Presenters and topics include:

Chris Cronin, Director of Technical Services, University of Chicago Library will provide an administrator’s view of how to successfully transition from AACR2 cataloging to RDA. He will discuss University of Chicago’s experiences implementing RDA.

The second presenter, Chris Oliver, Coordinator of Cataloguing and Authorities, Collection Services
McGill University Libraries, will provide an introduction to the background and foundations of RDA, along with the conceptual models (FRBR and FRAD) and how they are implemented by the provisions of RDA.

Using a series of interactive hands on exercises, Mark K. Ehlert, Minitex Coordinator
University of Minnesota, will outline what has not changed from AACR2 as we implement RDA in bibliographic records.

Following lunch on your own, Chris Oliver will lead a series of hands on exercises designed to help illustrate RDA provisions of descriptive cataloging. This session will be followed by more interactive exercises led by Chamya P. Kincy, Life & Social Sciences Cataloger
UCLA Library Cataloging and Metadata Center, illustrating the changes to authority work and access points.

The final session of the day includes a view from the bibliographic utilities, OCLC and SkyRiver with presenters Cynthia Whitacre, Manager, WorldCat Quality & Partner Content Dept.
OCLC, and Georgia Fujikawa, Vice President Operations,SkyRiver, leading discussion of implementation plans of the two bibliographic utilities.

Cost :
Early-bird/Advance/On-site: $269 ALA member; $219 ALCTS Division Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Servant Leadership in Your Library [$] 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
8:30am - 4:00pm
Techniques for Electronic Resource Management: Crowdsourcing for Best Practices [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S403
Description :

TERMS: techniques for electronic resource management has been a crowdsourcing experiment to encourage worldwide librarians to share their best practices and workflows of electronic resource management freely. We invited interested librarians via social media venues such as Facebook, twitter, Tumblr & a wiki. Come learn how this experiment worked and participate in the development of capturing the best practices of electronic resource management. The TERMS Library Technology Report will be made available to attendees.

Speaker Biographies:

Jill Emery is the collection development librarian at Portland State University Library and has over fifteen years of academic library experience from various higher education institutions within the United States of America. She is a past-president of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) and the social media specialist for the Electronic Resources & Libraries, LLC. Jill serves as a current member of the Charleston Advisor editorial board and is the columnist for “Heard on the Net.” She will be joining the editorial board of Insights in April 2013.

Graham Stone is Information Resources Manager at the University of Huddersfield, responsibilities include the library information resources budget and management of the Acquisitions and Journals and E-Resources Teams. He also manages the University Repository and University of Huddersfield Press initiative. Graham has managed a number of Jisc funded projects including the Library Impact Data Project and the Huddersfield Open Access Publishing project. He is UKSG Publications Officer and member of the Insights journal editorial board, the Electronic Information Resources Working Group (EIRWG), the PALS metadata and interoperability working group, the OAPEN-UK Steering Group and chair of the Jisc Collections Journal Archives Advisory Board. He is currently undertaking a Doctor of Enterprise at the University of Huddersfield, which is looking at the viability of the University Press as an Open Access publisher.

Cost :
Early-bird/Advance/On-site: $269 ALA member; $219 ALCTS Division Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member

Friday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Annual Unconference Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
S104a
Description :

An unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for our profession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 12:00pm
Improv Fundamentals with The Second City (LearnRT) [$] Preconference/Institute Offsite Location
Second City Communications, 1616 N. Wells
Description :

Join the Learning RT and the World Famous The Second City!
Basic communication and listening skills are the foundation to successful business, yet people rarely have the opportunity to grow and develop their communication skills. This workshop explores essential components for effective communication using improv methodology as a template for learning and discussion. Through improv, you can hone and
develop your ability listen, share information clearly and create an environment that fosters and encourages communication.

Cost :
$150-$200
9:00am - 3:00pm
International Statistics: Helping Library Users Understand the Global Community [$] 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 - 4:00pm
LLAMA/UFL Preconference "Raising $: Process and People" [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event McCormick Place Convention Center
S102a
Description :

Whether a beginner or seasoned veteran, you will learn about the critical components of successful fundraising at this interactive session. Panel sessions include capital campaigns and how to identify potential donors, and building effective relationships with Friends and foundations. During speed consulting you will get your questions answered by the pros on topics such as planned giving, starting a foundation, annual fund drives, recruiting for your board, and understanding members versus donors.

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Cost :
ALA member $200; LLAMA member $150; Student member $95; Non-member $250

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