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Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
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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
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 - 9:30am
Hiding in Plain Cite: The Growing Importance of Content Neutrality in Library Discovery Services Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N132
Description :

As discovery services continue evolving to meet the growing needs of tech savvy librarians and end-users, providing unified access to the content purchased by and subscribed to by the library becomes increasingly important. Unfortunately, determining what content is presented for discovery to end-users is less and less under the direct control of the library and more and more determined by individual vendor policies. As the NISO Open Discovery Initiative has shown, there is a clear need for a more standard set of practices for how content is represented in discovery services and for the interactions between the discovery service providers and the information providers whose resources they represent. Described by Library Journal in its April 16th editorial “Discovering Reciprocity”, libraries are now faced with an inherent conflict of interest when content providers attempt to influence or dictate a library’s choice of discovery. Join members of the research library community for a panel discussion on the risks and rewards of “content neutrality”, the assurance that a library can make available its licensed content through the discovery services of its choice. Attendees will share experiences from their institutions and advise on ways in which they can regain control over the discovery of the resources they have purchased and licensed.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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.

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
A Day in the Life of an E-Resource Librarian Using Alma: A Live Demonstration of End-to-End E-Resource Management in a Next Generation Library Environment Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N132
Description :

Managing e-resources in the next generation library has progressed leaps and bounds in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. Join this presentation for a live demonstration of how Alma approaches the management of e-journals and e-books, end-to-end. Session attendees will learn how Alma handles patron-driven acquisition, what activating a resource looks like in the system, the impact analytics such as cost-per-use inform decision-making when acquiring e-resources through Alma and more. This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with members of the Alma development team.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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
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)

Saturday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Saturday Session: Mismanaging Future Managers: Are Library Schools Failing to Adequately Prepare Administrators? Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Over 1,000 academic, public, school and special librarians responded to a survey about the management education they received during their MLS programs. The aim of the survey was to determine their perceptions of the management curriculum offered in library schools. The survey results reveal a fascinating disconnect between the education librarians wanted while they were students and the education they wish they had received now that they are practitioners. Come to this Ignite Session to learn what librarians think about their management education and how it may need to change in the future.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
19th Annual Reference Research Forum Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404bc
Description :

The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. This year’s topics are: Research Guides Usability Study, Two Birds, One Stone: Using a Mixed Methods Approach to Measure Service Process and Identify Usability Pain Points in Virtual Reference, and Query Clarification in Chat Reference: A Visual Transcript Analysis.

Saturday, June 29 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Power of Crowdsourcing: A Use Case from the Biodiversity Heritage Library Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

How can a library with limited staff efficiently improve the discoverability and interoperability of digital assets? Answer: Crowdsource metadata enhancement! The Biodiversity Heritage Library, an open access digital library consortium, utilizes Flickr to provide access to over 60,000 images extracted from its digital collections. While bibliographic metadata is associated with these images at the time of upload to Flickr, identification of the species illustrated within each image is absent. Without these identifications, users are unable to efficiently search within image collections. Crowdsourcing offers a promising solution.

BHL staff have hosted two Flickr Tagging Parties at the Smithsonian. With guidance from BHL staff, nearly 40 Smithsonian staff added species name tags to 448 images in the BHL Flickr, resulting in a 53% increase in the number of monthly images typically tagged and a 97% increase in monthly images shared with external databases. This success has prompted BHL staff to develop formal instructional material and organize public crowdsourcing events. Not only does the tagging of images provide discoverability in BHL Flickr, but the images that are tagged are also automatically added to the Encyclopedia of Life, providing a “two birds, one stone” scenario.

Through the use of workflow diagrams, “before and after” examples, and graphs demonstrating project successes, this poster will outline the strategies employed to direct crowdsourced metadata enhancement activities. The principles guiding BHL crowdsourcing activities can be adopted by any library seeking creative ways to improve the relevance of their resources in an increasingly digital world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Not Everyone Wears a Size 2.0: A Panel Discussion Featuring Primo Customers Who’ve Made Customizations Based on Usability Testing Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N127
Description :

Are you preparing to collect feedback from your users on their experience using your discovery interface? This is a presentation you won’t want to miss! Join members of the Primo customer community as they present case studies of customizations they’ve made to the Ex Libris Primo user interface. Primo is the most-widely used discovery and delivery tool in the library market today, with over 1900 institutions and counting. Product experts from Ex Libris will discuss the process of incorporating community feedback into future product releases, along with customer additions to the Ex Libris codeshare community, EL Commons. The panel will be followed by Q&A.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
OCLC The Future of FirstSearch: More Visibility for Your Library and its Resources Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N139
Description :

See OCLC’s new discovery service before its July release. The service combines user-friendly WorldCat.org features with precision searching of FirstSearch. Making finding and getting global resources seamless, this contemporary search experience provides your library continued access to the global WorldCat database plus over 175 million article citations. Learn how the service elevates library visibility on the Web through OCLC’s growing network of partnerships.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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
Business Reference Services Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N228
Description :

Two main points of discussion will be 1) Working with the tech transfer process and the librarians different roles in University, Public, and Private Sector. What we can learn from each other. 2) Doing Market Research for online businesses. What are the best resources for researching the online environment? As always there will be time for the lively open forum. A short all-BRASS membership meeting will precede the discussion topics.

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Does Your Data Deliver for Decision Making? New Directions for Resource Sharing Assessment Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427a
Description :

How do you gather statistics via a focus group? How do you interpret statistics specifically in Excel? What do you do with all the qualitative data that you gather and how do you share the work and workload with colleagues? Three different speakers with different approaches will talk about how their information delivers for decision making. Use this time to learn new approaches to statistics gathering and what worked best for these colleagues (and maybe even what didn't!).

10:30am - 11:30am
Ex Libris Alma: Live Demonstration and Q&A Exhibitor session Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Clark 22C
Description :

In the evolving research and learning environments, users’ needs have changed and will continue to change. At the same time, budgets are shrinking and greater efficiencies must be realized. Libraries are increasingly looking for new paradigms to deliver improved and completely new services to users. You’ve heard the buzz. Now is your chance to see how Ex Libris’ next-generation management system, Alma, provides a platform for the library of the future. Join us to gain an inside look at the newest developments in Alma. Andrew French will take you on a tour through the entire system, including Alma Analytics, workflow management, the dashboard, the metadata editor, and the Community and Network Zones. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
OCLC Putting the "E" in Interlibrary Loan: Using New OCLC Tools to Share Electronic Resources Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N231
Description :

OCLC member librarians will share how they use tools such as the WorldCat knowledge base and the Article Exchange document sharing site to share electronic resources. This session will include practical advice about new processes and workflows that save time for staff and reduce delivery turnaround times. Highlights of WorldShare Interlibrary Loan features that support sharing e-resources will also be discussed.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 12:00pm
American Corners in Nigeria: Success Stories of the U.S. Government’s Creative Engagement with the Nigerian Public. Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The U.S. Government’s presence in Nigeria has no doubt impacted on the general lives of Nigerian public ranging from programs and projects implemented by various U.S. agencies domiciled in the country. Of great importance is the engagement of the public through public diplomacy efforts of the U.S. government. However, impactful this has been, the general public are restricted in accessing recorded knowledge on the United States. This is due largely to the security procedure put in place in the wake of terrorist attacks on US Government buildings and staff’ To continue and expand her engagement, American Corners came to birth. It is an effective US Government presence in partnership with local host institutions which serve as space for deep engagement with the public devoid of tension. The poster would highlight success stories of such engagement with the good people of Nigeria. All ages and broad spectrum of citizens have been influenced through the American Corners scattered all over the country. Our American Corners have become a sanctuary of knowledge for all who seek quality and authoritative information on culture and the United States Government.

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!**

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