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Format: 11/19/2017 - 11pm
Format: 11/19/2017 - 11pm
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Thursday, June 27 - 8:00am

8:00am - 4:30pm
Library Makerspaces: The Field Trip [$] Preconference/Institute Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Makerspaces and Maker Faires are taking the country and the world by storm. As libraries have long been places where people from many backgrounds and experiences can gather to learn, exchange ideas, and work collaboratively, library makerspaces are a natural fit.

LITA and LibraryLab are joining together to hold this pre-conference at the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Branch, where a new library makerspace is being installed.

Attendees will participate in a tour of the facility in addition to a combination of fun hands-on sessions that will offer participants opportunities to discover and learn about the maker movement. Discussion and brainstorming sessions with nationally recognized makers and early adopters of the makerspace in libraries movement will introduce participants to ideas, successes and failures, offering a rich dialogue about the art of the possible for all types of libraries. Takeaways will include a deeper understanding of the maker community, "making" and how it fits within the library's existing service model, and practical ideas and concrete solutions for those inspired to bring the movement to their home communities/libraries.

Cost :
$150

Thursday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Introduction to RDF and Ontologies for the Semantic Web [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S106a
Description :

Linked Data and Semantic Web applications hold potential for expressing bibliographic data in ways more flexible, powerful, and openly sharable than MARC. While RDF provides the underlying data model, RDFS, OWL, and SKOS provide the basis for creating vocabularies and "ontologies," machine-actionable models that bring structure to RDF. This workshop provides a beginner's level introduction for non-IT librarians to these behind-the-scenes models. It focuses primarily on ontologies as models of the entities in a knowledge domain and the relationships among those entities. It includes examples from cultural heritage metadata communities as well as some hands-on exercises. The workshop will be useful for those who want to have an understanding of RDF and ontology modeling concepts and terminology so as to better understand and participate in current discussions on Linked Data and Semantic Web for cultural heritage metadata.

Steven Miller is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Information Studies. He teaches MLIS courses on information organization, metadata, information architecture, RDF and ontologies. Steven worked as a professional cataloger and head of a cataloging department for many years before moving into teaching full time. He has been active in various professional organizations, including ALCTS and has given numerous presentations and workshops on cataloging, metadata, RDA, and other related topics. He is the author of the book Metadata for Digital Collections, published by Neal-Schuman in May 2011. His professional webpage is https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/mll/www/index.html.

Cost :
Early-bird/Advance/On-site: $269 ALA member; $219 ALCTS Division Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Shared Print Monographs: Making It Work [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S106b
Description :

To date, shared print programs have focused largely on journals. Monographs pose a different challenge, and require new approaches. Information from circulation and holdings records can help libraries share responsibility for print collections, while enabling careful drawdown of surplus copies and protection of the scholarly record.

This preconference will highlight the experiences of several groups: Michigan Shared Print Initiative, Connect New York, Maine Shared Collection Strategy, the California State University system, and others.

Cost :
Early-bird/Advance/On-site: $269 ALA member; $219 ALCTS Division Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member

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 - 8:00am

8:00am - 12:00pm
Ports in a Storm: Your Library as a Disaster Recovery Center [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S404bc
Description :

This workshop focuses on community needs after an emergency, and will prepare libraries to actively function as disaster recovery centers by partnering with emergency responders and providing vital resources to the community. Hear firsthand how libraries in Queens County, NY and New Jersey responded to Hurricane Sandy. Learn what role your library can play in educating communities on disaster preparedness, and review the resources available via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative.

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.

**Library Journal selected this event as a top pick in their Annual Conference review guide!**

Cost :
209
8:00am - 1:00pm
Innovative Library Services and Programs in Digital Era – An International Perspective-IRRT Preconference [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S401bc
Description :

IRRT Preconference addresses important issues, trends, and strategies that contribute to the understanding of the transformation of 21th century libraries along with the emerging technology. This year’s preconference program features case studies related to digital library development and the preservation of local culture and historical heritages. The panel presentations highlight the interrelationships among digital preservation, digital resource development and management, as well as their presentation and dissemination to the global community.

Interests :
Cost :
90

Friday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 12:00pm
COMMON sCOREs: Instructional Partnerships that Deliver Success [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
N227a
Description :

What is the core of 21st-century school librarianship? How does OUR core relate to the Common Core State Standards and other state standards? What are the skills, dispositions, responsibilities, and self-assessments we can apply to co-achieve uncommon success? This preconference will provide strategies for demonstrating the school librarian’s central role in the academic program through practicing instructional partnerships to ensure success for K-12 students, teachers, administrators, librarians, and for the school librarian profession, too.

Presenters: Judi Moreillon, Suzanna Panter, Gloria Voutos, Stacy Cameron

Cost :
ALA Member: $159; AASL Member: $109; Retired AASL Member: $99; Student AASL Member: $79; Non-Member: $224
8:30am - 12:00pm
Digital Media Labs 101 [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S104b
Description :

This preconference will explore the new wave of creative spaces appearing in public libraries and explain why libraries have an essential role to play in digital media creation. Learn insights on how to sell the concept of a Digital Media Lab to library administration, set up a space that fits any budget, and offer programs and services that maintain public interest over time. Digital Media Labs are specialized spaces devoted to the creation of multimedia content. Offering a range of tools for video, audio and graphic design, these spaces position libraries as incubators for creativity and archives for content.

Cost :
Early Bird: PLA Member ($115), ALA Member ($165), Non-Member ($215); Advanced and On-site: PLA Member ($125), ALA Member ($175), Non-Member ($225)
8:30am - 12:00pm
Ten Years of YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S106a
Description :

Join YALSA for a half day preconference to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Teens’ Top Ten (TTT)! The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Learn about the program from current TTT groups, receive tips on how to run a similar program in your library, and meet authors who have appeared on the Teens’ Top Ten list (Susan Beth Pfeffer, Cory Doctorow, Sarah Dessen, Marie Lu, and Laurie Halse Anderson).

Cost :
$129, Student $89
8:30am - 12:30pm
Ethics Matters: Ethical Decision-Making for Librarians and Information Professionals [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S505a
Description :

The purpose of the one-day Ethical Fitness® seminar is to provide practical tools and thought processes to assist you in resolving the daily ethical issues you face daily. This dynamic four-step process helps you: 1) become ethically aware; 2) identify the global common ground of values underlying ethics that surface from research conducted around the world; 3) analyze ethical issues using real-life, real-work, right vs. right dilemmas according to four dilemma paradigms; and 4) resolve dilemma using three practical resolution principles.
The Ethical Fitness® process presents the conceptual framework for the decision-making methodology of the Institute for Global Ethics (IGE) and is the curriculum recommended by the American Library Association’s Committee on Profession Ethics as ALA’s ethics education initiative. Founded in 1990 by the late Dr. Rushworth Kidder, the Institute for Global Ethics (IGE) is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ethical action in a global context.

Interests :
Cost :
80.00
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
8:30am - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Helping Non Innovators through Innovation: Managing Change [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S102bc
Description :

Change can be difficult to deal with in any workplace, but the fast pace of change in libraries is particularly difficult. Designed for library supervisors who will need to lead staff (at any level) through change, learn about the potential impact of the stress of change, and how to properly prepare others and one’s self for change. Examine the most common responses to change and how to deal with them, effective responses to change and how to instill them in others. Speakers: Kimberly Sweetman, Training Consultant

Cost :
ALA Member $285, Division Member $235, Round Table Member $285, Retired Member $105, Student Member $105, Non-Member $305
8:30am - 4:00pm
CANCELLED: Creating Scalable Laptop Services in Support of Learning & Research [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S103a
Description :

Please note that this preconference has been cancelled.

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UCLA Library provides 500 dual-boot laptops for short-term loan to students, faculty and staff. Each laptop has Mac and Windows OS and software packages in support of instruction and research. Library staff share the workflow and logistical details for preparing software, imaging the machines, tracking software licensing, processing lending through Voyager and maintaining the hardware and software. Usage, security and assessment information for the laptops will also be shared. This workshop will help participants plan for similar services in their own libraries.

Interests :
Cost :
$235, LITA member; $350, ALA member; $495 non-member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Introductory Python Workshop [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S103bc
Description :

Attendees at this pre-conference workshop will learn the basics of the Python programming language with ample opportunities for hands-on, project-based practice. Attendees will learn the syntax and key features of Python while working through practice exercises and completing a short project in Python. Experienced teaching staff will be on hand to provide support and feedback throughout the workshop.
This workshop will be geared towards individuals with limited or no programming experience and will aim to create a supportive and enjoyable environment for those who want to learn a new programming language. Please note: Attendees will be asked to set up a Python development environment on the computer they plan to bring to the pre-conference in advance. The teaching staff will offer support throughout this process, including virtual office hours.

Interests :
Cost :
$235, LITA member; $350, ALA member; $495 non-member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Library Makerspaces: Participatory Play in the Library [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S103d
Description :

Interested in getting started with participatory programming, makerspaces, and the DIY revolution? Learn about how other libraries are getting their patrons creating physical content and collaborating with the community, often on a shoestring budget. Join us and find out how to incorporate creation and collaboration in your library at any starting point.

Participants will hear firsthand accounts from the library innovators who are working with their communities to create new opportunities for learning and making. They'll also get inspired and play along with us as they get real hands on experience creating robots, crafts, and works of art with local experts. Most importantly, those attending will get creatively connected and have fun doing it.

Cost :
$235, LITA member; $350, ALA member; $495 non-member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Libraries in higher education are increasingly required to demonstrate their value and document their contributions to overall institutional effectiveness. The Standards for Libraries in Higher Education is a framework for library planning and assessment that can be used for a variety of circumstances including annual planning, program review, and accreditation self-study. Through presentation, discussion and group activities, learn how to use the Standards to communicate your library’s impact! Speakers: Rhonda Huisman, Assistant Librarian, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis; Lisa Stillwell, Information Literacy Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College

Cost :
ALA Member $285, Division Member $235, Round Table Member $285, Retired Member $105, Student Member $105, Non-Member $305
8:30am - 4:00pm
RDA: Back to the Basics [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S402
Description :

Designed for the cataloger, student or anyone else who has a solid understanding of AACR2 and MARC, this preconference will cover the transition to RDA. Speakers will concentrate on the differences between the two cataloging codes and use examples from various formats providing practical hands-on exercises. Implementation strategies will be discussed. Resources to begin the transition process will be highlighted. This back-to-the basics workshop is for those new to RDA and those requiring refresher training.

Presenters and topics include:

Chris Cronin, Director of Technical Services, University of Chicago Library will provide an administrator’s view of how to successfully transition from AACR2 cataloging to RDA. He will discuss University of Chicago’s experiences implementing RDA.

The second presenter, Chris Oliver, Coordinator of Cataloguing and Authorities, Collection Services
McGill University Libraries, will provide an introduction to the background and foundations of RDA, along with the conceptual models (FRBR and FRAD) and how they are implemented by the provisions of RDA.

Using a series of interactive hands on exercises, Mark K. Ehlert, Minitex Coordinator
University of Minnesota, will outline what has not changed from AACR2 as we implement RDA in bibliographic records.

Following lunch on your own, Chris Oliver will lead a series of hands on exercises designed to help illustrate RDA provisions of descriptive cataloging. This session will be followed by more interactive exercises led by Chamya P. Kincy, Life & Social Sciences Cataloger
UCLA Library Cataloging and Metadata Center, illustrating the changes to authority work and access points.

The final session of the day includes a view from the bibliographic utilities, OCLC and SkyRiver with presenters Cynthia Whitacre, Manager, WorldCat Quality & Partner Content Dept.
OCLC, and Georgia Fujikawa, Vice President Operations,SkyRiver, leading discussion of implementation plans of the two bibliographic utilities.

Cost :
Early-bird/Advance/On-site: $269 ALA member; $219 ALCTS Division Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Servant Leadership in Your Library [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S404d
Description :

Servant leadership can change the dynamics of a library--large or small--by cultivating strong loyalty from both employees and library users. Servant leaders focus outwardly and work in partnership with their staff and communities. Through exercises, group discussion, real-world stories and personal reflection led by professional library trainer Linda Bruno, participants will develop their servant leader persona.

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 :
299
8:30am - 4:00pm
Techniques for Electronic Resource Management: Crowdsourcing for Best Practices [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S403
Description :

TERMS: techniques for electronic resource management has been a crowdsourcing experiment to encourage worldwide librarians to share their best practices and workflows of electronic resource management freely. We invited interested librarians via social media venues such as Facebook, twitter, Tumblr & a wiki. Come learn how this experiment worked and participate in the development of capturing the best practices of electronic resource management. The TERMS Library Technology Report will be made available to attendees.

Speaker Biographies:

Jill Emery is the collection development librarian at Portland State University Library and has over fifteen years of academic library experience from various higher education institutions within the United States of America. She is a past-president of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) and the social media specialist for the Electronic Resources & Libraries, LLC. Jill serves as a current member of the Charleston Advisor editorial board and is the columnist for “Heard on the Net.” She will be joining the editorial board of Insights in April 2013.

Graham Stone is Information Resources Manager at the University of Huddersfield, responsibilities include the library information resources budget and management of the Acquisitions and Journals and E-Resources Teams. He also manages the University Repository and University of Huddersfield Press initiative. Graham has managed a number of Jisc funded projects including the Library Impact Data Project and the Huddersfield Open Access Publishing project. He is UKSG Publications Officer and member of the Insights journal editorial board, the Electronic Information Resources Working Group (EIRWG), the PALS metadata and interoperability working group, the OAPEN-UK Steering Group and chair of the Jisc Collections Journal Archives Advisory Board. He is currently undertaking a Doctor of Enterprise at the University of Huddersfield, which is looking at the viability of the University Press as an Open Access publisher.

Cost :
Early-bird/Advance/On-site: $269 ALA member; $219 ALCTS Division Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:30pm
Immersion Teaching with Technology Program [Closed] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
N140
Description :

As more librarians develop point of need instruction and integrate new tools into their pedagogical practice, there is a growing need to bridge the gap between “traditional” information literacy instruction and an increasingly tech-focused academic environment. The Immersion '13 Teaching with Technology program will provide a practical and design-minded framework for evaluating instructional technologies in order to integrate them more effectively into face to face and/or online teaching.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

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