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Format: 2014-12-20T20
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Friday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101: Network, Get Oriented, Get Involved Orientation Session, Program Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Jackson Park 10ABC
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If you’re new to RUSA or are a longtime member looking for opportunities to connect with members and ways to get involved, make sure to put RUSA 101 on your calendar! Spend an hour with us on Friday from 3-4p.m. before heading off to the opening of the exhibit floor.

Saturday, June 29 - 8:00am

8:00am - 8:45am
Conversation Starters: LibrARy Orientation: Augmented Reality in the Library Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
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Using a free augmented reality application, University of Houston-Downtown librarians have been working to create an engaging and memorable library orientation activity for students that will launch in Fall 2013. Come join us in this fun session to see how augmented reality is being used “in the wild” and brainstorm with us about ways this emerging technology could be used in libraries.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
Data-Driven Services: Library Research Round Table Forum Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404bc
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Libraries collect data on usage of collections, services, and physical space. However, much of these data are not utilized to capacity. This session will feature three research papers that demonstrate how to leverage user-centered data to develop services.

8:30am - 9:30am
Experimentation and Innovation in Libraries: What We Can Learn from Lean Startups Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103bc
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Few industries face the kind of disruption that the library industry faces today with e-resources, the Internet, mobile everything, and limited revenues. Yet the need for libraries has never been greater to service communities and provide the skills, knowledge, and literacy required for the 21st Century. Join industry thought leaders using cutting-edge ideas and technologies from the startup world to create more dynamic, meaningful patron experiences in the library world.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
10 Steps to a Better Library Interior Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102bc
Description :

At a time when swelling library use puts pressure on dwindling budgets, it is tempting to ignore the updates your library interior needs. But library customers are increasingly savvy and have rising expectations about their library experience. Fortunately, reimagined library interiors don't have to be costly. With creativity and resourcefulness, you can make a great impact even with small investments. Hear tips and see images from library projects of all scales from around the country.

8:30am - 10:00am
20 Programs Under $20 Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S401
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With budgets for programming being cut all over the country, creating quality teen programming can be challenging, but not impossible. This program will detail twenty programs that cost twenty dollars or less, and can be easily executed at any library. Outlines for each program will be available for all participants, and audience members will be able to try out some of the program activities themselves. Presenter: Pamela Jayne

8:30am - 10:00am
Amelia Bloomer Project Author Panel (SRRT-FTF) Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427a
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Join featured authors from the 2012 Amelia Bloomer Project selection list as they discuss the impact of feminist themes and characters in children's literature. Presented by the SRRT Feminist Task Force.

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8:30am - 10:00am
Bookmobile Saturday Panel Discussion - Local Practicioners Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S106a
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Join leaders from the field of library outreach as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of extending service beyond the walls of the library!

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 Libraries and Vendor Platforms: Have we advanced from the Black Box to Open Systems? Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S402a
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"No technology product created for libraries can reasonably satisfy the needs of all libraries “out of the box.” Rather, products provide a basic core of functionality designed to serve the general needs of libraries, with configuration options to set operational and cosmetic details for individual implementations. Many libraries, however, need to implement new functionality not delivered with the base product. Libraries might be able to press the developers of the products, developed under either proprietary or open source licenses, to create enhancements to the core system to meet these needs. A more sustainable model involves the use of application programming interfaces (API)s that allow library programmers to write code to extend the capabilities of the product, to enable interoperability with other applications, or to extract and manipulate data. Most of the major library management and discovery applications offer APIs that open up data and functionality to libraries and to third party developers.

This session aims to reveal the extent to which libraries can expect to extend products through exercising the APIs provided with their key technology products. I a dynamic debate format, the moderator will explore this topic with the chief technology or strategy officers of the major library vendors and with one or more library technologists involved in projects that rely on APIs.
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8:30am - 10:00am
Culture House libraries: new models for new times Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S402b
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Librarians are wrestling with complex and often paradoxical issues surrounding culture and programs, print and electronic collections. From the ubiquitous technology to traditional space debates and the more serious dialogues about customer relationships this program will explore the essential role libraries play in co-locating and providing cultural programming to meet the increasing complex and diverse needs of today’s customer.

8:30am - 10:00am
Data, E-Data, Data Curation: Our New Frontier Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S501bcd
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Data management and curation may be a great new opportunity but how are libraries tackling it? We already know how to archive traditional materials but what do we do with terabytes of faculty research data? How do we manage that data set for our students' research? Join us for a big picture view of the issues surrounding e-data collection and access from Joan Starr, Jim Mullins, Dorothea Salo, and Robert Sandusky. Bring questions to help you identify opportunities and challenges already happening on your campus.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
From Outputs to Outcomes: Measuring What Matters Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S105d
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Libraries are facing crucial decisions about what kind of data can be used to best make the case for support and can accurately show what 21st century libraries actually do. This program will discuss the basics of data collection in terms of what we collect and why, what options for effective measurement are already being used, and how the information presented in the right way can positively show the library’s impact on the community.Join our panel of library leaders as they discuss their experience with specific programs in their communities. Pasadena Director Jan Sanders will lead Denise Davis, Deputy Director, Sacramento Public Library; David Singleton, Director of Libraries, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library; and Keith Curry Lance of RSL Research Group, Colorado in this important and useful discussion.

8:30am - 10:00am
How a Book is Saved: Challenges and How to Fight Them Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S405
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What motivates an individual to challenge materials in a library’s collection and how should the library respond? Please join us for an anatomy of a challenge. Emily Knox will explore the motivation to challenge materials. Kristin Pekoll and Suellen Reimers will discuss their libraries’ experiences with challenges. And, Angela Maycock will explain what you can do to prepare for a challenge – before it happens. Coffee and pastries will be served.

8:30am - 10:00am
Make Your Presence Known – Moving “Outwards” Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S106b
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Surviving is not the answer; thriving is. Participants will explore various avenues to go beyond their library—and even their school— to show leadership and promote the value of the library program to an ever-broadening base of stakeholders. Participants, working in groups, will develop an outreach plan and share it.

Presenter: Hilda K. Weisburg

8:30am - 10:00am
Making a Mentorship Match: What Works, What Doesn't, and What Can ALA Offer? Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103d
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Members of an Emerging-Leaders project group, working with the Office of Diversity, examine mentorship programs across ALA and lead a discussion on best practices. Join in to hear about what mentorship offerings are available across ALA, discuss how to find the best fit for a mentor or mentee, and share what works and what doesn't when it comes to starting a mentoring relationship.

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
ALA-DIVERSITY
8:30am - 10:00am
Multicultural Programming for Tweens and Families Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404d
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In the spirit of El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, celebrate many children, many cultures, and many books throughout the year. Hear from a panel of librarians and community partners who will share successful programs such as a Día Family Book Club, a weekend full of multicultural events, and a culture-focused, one book-one city initiative. Stay for an I-DÍA Showcase featuring hands-on program activities, and receive how-to handouts from libraries across the country.

8:30am - 10:00am
Soaring Higher: United for Libraries Leadership in Action Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427d
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United for Libraries members and new committee members/leaders are invited to learn more about the organization, how to become active, and all the resources available to members. Topics include an introduction to the division, tools of leadership, presidential goals, parliamentary procedure, and mechanics of committee involvement. Incoming committee members and chairs should attend. All are welcome to attend to learn more about United for Libraries and getting involved with this dynamic organization.

8:30am - 10:00am
The Research Footprint: Libraries Tracking and Enhancing Scholarly and Scientific Impact Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427bc
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Increasingly, libraries are building services designed to assess and improve the impact of their institutions' research activities. This is an increasingly important, but complex task as more and more scholarship is digitally shared and accessed through traditional and non-traditional pathways.

This program will offer knowledge about:

*The data and expertise libraries are using to track and enhance research dissemination.
*Library programs built upon this data and expertise.

8:30am - 10:00am
Washington Office Update Session Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S502
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Join us to learn about the latest developments on national politics and policy and the implications for the library community. This session will feature Susan Crawford, a former Special Assistant to President Obama for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy, who will provide her views on the challenges of enabling access to broadband and information for everyone. Crawford is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age. She is a regular contributor to Bloomberg View and Wired magazine. Additionally, Crawford is a Roosevelt Institute Fellow and a member of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation.

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Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Washington Office (WO)

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