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Friday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 4:00pm
Discovery to Delivery: Rethinking Resource Sharing [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S404a
Description :

Patron discovery already takes place at any time and anywhere. New models are evolving. Delivery is also changing rapidly. Libraries are filling millions of requests through multiple channels, e.g. physical delivery, online delivery, and patron selected downloads. Patron-driven collection development is growing in popularity. Vendors are reacting and changing too. Trends and technologies in areas from discovery to delivery and a vision for the future will be discussed. The day will end with small group discussions among participants and presenters.

This event is made possible with sponsorship support from OCLC and Relais.

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.

REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 21!

Rates: ALA Member , $199. ASCLA Member: $169. Retired or Student Member: $149. Non-Member, $219.

Cost :
189

Friday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED NISO Open Discovery Initiative Working Group [Closed] Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N136
Description :

NISO Open Discovery Initiative Working Group

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 4:00pm
NISO/BISG 7th Annual Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
E351
Description :

NISO/BISG 6th Annual Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

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 - 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
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

Saturday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Collaborative Digitization Interest Group Meeting Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
S505a
Description :

Join us for conversations about new and ongoing issues and opportunities related to collaborative digitization initiatives across a diverse array of consortia, libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions. This meeting is open to all and will feature a main presentation and brief project updates from attendees.

UPDATE ON PRESENTATIONS:
The meeting will feature three presentations that spotlight collaborative digitization ventures at regional and national levels.

TRAIL: Technical Report Archive and Image Library (Mel DeSart, University of Washington): TRAIL was started in 2006 as a digitization project of the Greater Western Alliance, after engineering librarians lamented the poor access to technical report literature. Now a grassroots project run by (primarily) engineering and government documents across the country, TRAIL has digitized well over 40,000 technical reports – and it is still growing.

DALNET: Making Collaborative Digitization Projects Possible (Steven K. Bowers and Cathy Wolford, Detroit Area Library Network): DALNET is a consortium of multi-type libraries that supports various member institution digitization projects through collaboration and shared resources. This presentation will highlight specific examples of financial, technological, and collaborative networking resources, as well as a view of a non-traditional digitization project.

DPLA: Service Hubs and Content Hubs (Emily Gore, Digital Public Library of America): This presentation will feature the latest update on DPLA and explain how Service Hubs and Content Hubs are working, including the metadata clean-up going on within the Service Hubs. Find out how you can participate in DPLA.

Following the presentations and discussion, the Interest Group will elect a new chair. Interested parties may contact the current chair, Rhonda Marker, at rmarker@rci.rutgers.edu by Friday, 21 June 2013.

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)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Standards for Distance Learning Library Services Hearing (ACRL DLS) Other Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Regency Ballroom A
Description :

The Standards for Distance Learning Library Services were approved by the ACRL Board of Directors on July 1, 2008. The Standards Committee of the Distance Learning Section has undertaken a review for possible revision of the current Standards. This Hearing is scheduled to solicit input from all stakeholders into possible revisions to reflect the ongoing growth and transformation in distance learning programs across higher education, the rapid innovation in electronic delivery of courses, both within distance learning courses and those offered on traditional campuses, and with both distant and on-campus students increasingly accessing their academic libraries online.

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
All-Committees Meeting (ACRL DLS) Committee meeting Palmer House Hilton
Crystal Room
Description :

Meetings of all Distance Learning Section (DLS) standing committees including the Awards Committee, Bibliography Committee, Communications Committee, Conference Program Planning--Las Vegas 2014 Committee, Instruction Committee, Membership and Events Committee, Nominating 2014 Committee, Outreach Committee, Research Committee, Standards Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and the Web Committee. Interested section and non-DLS members welcome.

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 - 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
Forming Partnerships in Unlikely Places Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S106a
Description :

Libraries have always sought successful partnerships. As more and more business and organizations develop partnerships for mutual benefit it is becoming critical to find those obscure, less obvious opportunities. This workshop will show you how to find the hidden treasures in your own backyard.

10:30am - 11:30am
Library of Congress Bibframe Update Forum Forum/Update McCormick Place Convention Center
E352
Description :

To share progress and issues in designing the new bibliographic framework.

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!**

Sunday, June 30 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: Creating Geospatial Data Services – Needs and Challenges Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

As part of the data services in libraries, geospatial data service has some unique characteristics comparing to data in other disciplines. For example, most of geospatial data could be visualized on an on-line map, which gives data providers additional options for data sharing. In this presentation, several topics about geospatial data services will be discussed. These topics include: 1) the nature of geospatial data; 2) spatial data in different disciplines; 3) different expectations in spatial data sharing; 4) challenges of creating geospatial data services to address different requirements; 5) possible strategies and models.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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