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Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
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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 - 10:30am

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

Saturday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
The MAGIC of Web Tutorials: Developing Best Practices to (Re)Focus on Users Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Libraries of all shapes and sizes are moving instructional content online. But, what are the best practices in this area? What works, and what doesn’t? What can libraries and librarians do to make online information appealing, engaging, and useful enough that patrons take advantage of it?

The Oakland University Library considered these questions and undertook a project to (re)assess how to leverage the library’s social and technology resources to make online tutorials more focused on students’ and faculty’s needs. Through a multi-part assessment process, the eLearning and Instructional Technology Librarian reconsidered the web tutorials offerings through faculty and staff feedback, a literature review of best practices, and an analysis of other universities’ online tutorial offerings. From this information, the eLearning and Instructional Technology Librarian developed the MAGIC guidelines (Manageable, Accessible, Geared at users, Informative, Customizable) for restructuring online tutorials to put users at the center. Employing MAGIC meant integrating web tutorials at points-of-need, identifying and sharing essential information, and engaging students in the learning whenever possible. Library faculty evaluation at the beginning and end of this process support the effectiveness of MAGIC in improving online tutorials!

This poster will use before-and-after images of tutorials and the library’s tutorials page to illustrate MAGIC and the shift toward user-centered resources. Other visuals, including infographics of faculty feedback, will illustrate how the MAGIC framework helped one library advance its online learning options. Furthermore, attendees will be able to experience the library’s revamped tutorials.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
1:00pm - 2:30pm
What's Hot in STEAM Education: How Using ECRR2 Supports Literacy, Common Core and School Success Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S501bcd
Description :

What is the latest research on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)? What is the early learning relevance and what are the common core connections? How does Every Child Ready to Read fit in to this picture? Dr. Judy Cheatham, VP of Literacy Services for Reading is Fundamental will discuss these issues and a panel of librarians will share their real experiences with STEAM and ECRR's curriculum.

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
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)
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Conversation Starters: The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create movies that tell the entire story of a Newbery award-winning book in 90 seconds or less. (Genre twists are encouraged – “Charlotte’s Web” in the style of a black-and-white horror movie, for instance.) The festival is screened in New York, Chicago, and Portland, hosted by James Kennedy with special guests like Jon Scieszka, Rebecca Stead, and Kate DiCamillo. In this session Kennedy will show the best of the movies and give tips on how to create a 90-Second Newbery movie program at your own library.

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
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Road to Civility: Implementing a Choose Civility Initiative Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S402a
Description :

Interested in increasing your library's visibility in the community? Learn how one library's internal campaign became a successful community-wide initiative attracting national and international attention, More than 100 partners, chapters across the country, and local, state, and federal support. Hear why more than 65,000 people have chosen to display Choose Civility car magnets on their vehicles, and why the library is a natural choice to be the lead organization for such an initiative.

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.

Sunday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
ARTstor / Shared Shelf Reception Exhibitor session Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Prairie Room
Description :

ARTstor is a nonprofit devoted to using technology to support teaching, learning, and research. The ARTstor Digital Library makes available 1.5 million images to 1,500 educational institutions and museums worldwide. ARTstor also offers Shared Shelf, a Web-based media management software service that allows institutions to catalog, edit, store, and share local collections within the ARTstor Workspace or on local and open sites.

Join us for a reception in which ARTstor President James Shulman and Shared Shelf subscribers will discuss how the Digital Library and Shared Shelf's features bring diverse digital collections to life for faculty, students, and even other institutions.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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 - 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 - 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
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!**

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