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Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
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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

Friday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Steering Committee Meeting I (GODORT) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Regency Ballroom B
Description :

Meeting of the Steering Committee to discuss Government Documents Round Table organizational business

Friday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nominating Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Boardroom 5
Description :

Committee meeting to discuss potential candidates for the 2014 Government Documents Round Table ballot

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bylaws and Organization Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Boardroom 4
Description :

Committee meeting to discuss current and future changes to the Government Documents Round Table Bylaws, and Policies and Procedures Manual.

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.

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
Legislation and Licensing (STARS) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Part of the STARS All Committee Meeting

8:30am - 10:00am
Membership (STARS) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Part of the STARS All Committee Meeting

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
Organization (STARS) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Part of the STARS All Committee Meeting

Interests :

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
Edge Initiative Info Session Affiliate Event McCormick Place Convention Center
N226
Description :

Get the most recent and up-to-date info on the Edge Initiative. This session will include an update on the progress of the Initiative, an overview of the Edge resources and tools, and an update on the Edge launch. For more information about this public Edge session, please contact Alison Saffold at asaffold@urbanlibraries.org or visit www.libraryedge.org.

Sponsors :
AFL
Urban Libraries Council (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
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 - 11:30am
State and Local Documents Task Force Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Offsite Location
Chicago Public Library
Description :

A tour of the Chicago Public Library Government Documents followed by a discussion of state and local documents as relates to the Government Documents Round Table

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.

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
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Business Reference in Public Libraries Forum (RUSA_BRASS) Forum/Update McCormick Place Convention Center
N138
Description :

Business Librarian’s Reference Shelf -- Looking to learn more about business reference? New sources for answering those tough business questions? Are you a new business librarian? Join us and hear from authors of recent business reference titles. Learn about new resources, programming ideas and other opportunities to connect with your local businesses.

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1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gov Docs for Kids Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 5F
Description :

This new Government Documents Round Table committee is meeting for the first time. It will focus on developing future plans related to its mission to promote the use of government information by the K-12 community.

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