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Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
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Friday, June 28 - 7:30am

7:45am - 3:30pm
A Wild Ride: 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite Location
Art Institute of Chicago
Description :

THE PRECONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT AND IS NOT INCLUDED WITH CONFERENCE REGISTRATION. Apologies for the previous confusion.

Take a wild ride through the past, present and future of award-winning children’s book art at this stimulating preconference being held at the Art Institute of Chicago, celebrating 75 years of the Randolph Caldecott Medal. Hear about the creative process from an array of Caldecott winners, editors, and art directors. Engage with one another in small book discussion groups and an exciting array of breakout sessions that will increase your knowledge about art and the artistic process, and encourage you to look at Caldecott winning books with a fresh eye.

Highlights include:

- A reception and book signing on Thursday evening, where you'll have an opportunity to visit the Art Institute's exhibition of original art from Caldecott Medal and Honor Books, 2010-13, and get books signed by Caldecott Medal artists. (Books will be available for sale on site.)

- A keynote presentation by Brian Selznick, 2008 Medalist (for The Invention of Hugo Cabret) and 2002 Honoree (for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins).

- Sneak peeks into the process of creating an award-winning picture book, from "Matching Words and Pictures" featuring Erin and Phillip Stead and Neal Porter; to "Choosing a Medium and a Style" featuring Chris Raschka and Lee Wade; to "Preparing Art for Production" featuring Jerry Pinkney and Patti Ann Harris.

- Interactive book discussions, organized so that you will read one Caldecott winner from each decade, assigned in advance; challenge yourself to read ones you might not have been inclined to otherwise.

- An Honor Book luncheon panel, moderated by Leonard Marcus and featuring Melissa Sweet, Pamela Zagarensky, Peter Brown, and Kadir Nelson.

- Your choice of one of twelve fascinating breakout session topics, several to be presented by Art Institute staff in order to offer you the best art expertise available. Sessions include "Art and Stories," " The Caldecott Medal and Social Issues," "Caldecott Medal Artists at the Art Institute: A Closer Look," "Caldecott Books for Older Readers," "How Did They Do That?," "Look to Learn; Learn to Look," "Multi-Layered Meanings," "Randolph Caldecott and Caldecott Medal History," "Serving on the Caldecott Committee," "Style and Media," "Watching Dry Paint!," and "Weston Woods and the Caldecott Winners."

- A closing session on possible future directions in children's book art by Paul O. Zelinsky, three-time Caldecott Honoree and 1998 Medalist (for Rapunzel).

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
SOLD OUT

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 - 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 - 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

Friday, June 28 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Program for Cooperative Cataloging Program Training Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
S501d
Description :

News, information and discussion related to the training activities of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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
Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards (STARS) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Part of the STARS All Committee Meeting

Interests :
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
Education and Training (STARS) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Part of the All Committee Meeting

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

Part of the STARS All Committee Meeting.

Interests :
8:30am - 10:00am
International Interlibrary Loan (STARS) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Part of the STARS All Committee Meeting

Interests :
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
Research and Statistics (STARS) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Part of the STARS All Committee Meeting

8:30am - 10:00am
STARS All Committee Meeting Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Open meeting time shared by many of RUSA/STARS committees

8:30am - 10:00am
STARS/Atlas Mentoring Award Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Part of All Committee meeting

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

Part of All Committee meeting

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
Beyond Genre: Exploring the Perception, Uses, and Misuses of Genre by Readers, Writers, and Librarians Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S406b
Description :

Librarians have traditionally relied on genre classifications to create smaller, browsable collections, but as genre boundaries increasingly overlap, this becomes more difficult. Join us at the Readers' Advisory Research and Trends Forum where we question authors and librarians about the ways genre is used to sell books, the limitations of reading within a genre box, and the challenges "genre" poses for readers’ advisors.

**Selected as a conference "top pick" by Library Journal!**

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