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Thursday, June 27 - 8:00am

8:00am - 5:00pm
CANCELLED: Serials Solutions Advisory Board [Closed] Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
S503b
Description :

Advisory Board

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 8:30am

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

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 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED E-Book Working Group Meeting I (PLA) [Closed] Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Field 20C
Description :

n/a

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
2:30pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Edge Review Session (PLA) [Closed] Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N136
Description :

For the Edge Initiative Info. Session, please see: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Location:
McCormick Place Convention Center
N226. Scheduler: http://ala13.ala.org/node/11412

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
CANCELLED: Meet the Authors: Ruth F. Metz (ALA Store) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1224
Description :

Please note that due to unexpected circumstances, the book signing for Ruth F. Metz, scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. at the ALA Store, has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED Washington Office Breakout Session III - The Courts and Copyright: What You Need to Know Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S402b
Description :

We encourage all who planned on attending this session to attend the Copyright Discussion Group being held in S402b. Many issues surrounding changes in copyright policy in congress, the copyright office, the courts, and the field will be discussed.

The Washington Office’s Office of Government Relations will host a panel discussion on the various copyright issues being litigated in different courts. Hear updates and insight on Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, Georgia State, HaithiTrust, and the Google Book Settlement class action lawsuit. Haven’t heard of these cases? Don’t worry, this session will get you up to speed on the background and why they are so important for libraries.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Washington Office (WO)
10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED: Web Coordinating (LITA) Committee meeting Palmer House Hilton
Wabash Room
Description :

The Web Coordinating Committee will hold a business meeting to discuss future plans.

10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: Kiss My Assessment: Summoning Better Results after the Implementation of a Discovery Tool Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Library instruction is a crucial part of the mission of the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) Libraries. Instruction is offered in many ways including reference desk interactions, individual research consultations, and library instruction sessions. To assess instruction efforts, the UMSL Libraries created an assessment instrument based on the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Standards. This assessment is administered to students before and after library instruction sessions to determine their information literacy levels and the effectiveness of the sessions. A satisfaction survey is also distributed to students who participate in research consultations and instruction sessions. In 2012, the UMSL Libraries implemented Summon, a single search discovery tool that allows users to search across the library catalog, online journal, magazine, and newspaper sources, and institutional repositories. Summon has significantly changed the Libraries’ instruction and assessment practices. A single search tool reduces the need to teach patrons to access several different databases, catalogs, and collections to find information. However, patrons must be able to understand the relevancy of and the difference between results displayed in Summon (i.e. scholarly books and journals as well as magazines and newspapers). This poster session will use a display board to provide visual examples of how instruction practices and assessments changed after the implementation of Summon. Charts and graphs will be used to compare research consultation satisfaction survey results before and after Summon. Handouts will also be also provided that summarize this information.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
CANCELLED: The Journal as Platform: Scholarly Communication and Scholarly Community in the Age of Open Access (ACRL C&RL Forum) Forum/Update McCormick Place Convention Center
N231
Description :

Join the College & Research Libraries Editorial Board and representatives of other publishing ventures and scholarly societies to discuss best practices in the evolution of the scholarly journal as a platform for promoting scholarly community in an open access environment. The forum will feature presentations on current models being pursued in the Library and Information Science publishing and beyond. Participants will also engage in a discussion of how these practices can inform the development of College & Research Libraries as both an online-only open access journal and a platform for the promotion of broader access to research and practice in the field of academic librarianship.

Saturday, June 29 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED: Here, There & Everywhere: Video Chat Reference Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Instant messaging has been a technology mainstay for over 30 years and, in more recent times, has developed into a reliable and efficient library service, adding an exciting online dimension of connecting with the patron. Where do we go from here? Pew and other studies show that increasingly more internet users are engaging in video chat, and, combined with screen-sharing technologies, video chat reference, qua library service, is a compelling offering for consideration in library service offerings.
During the upcoming Spring 2013 semester, a video chat reference pilot will be delivered through the Journalism Library at Columbia University Libraries. Off-site video chat reference with screen-sharing will be provided through two popular software technologies – Skype and Google+ Hangouts – on both a walk-in and consultation-by-appointment basis.
The presenters will share details of the service offered and the usage incurred, as well as the marketing efforts involved. A viable plan for service expansion will be addressed, with special emphasis on perceived gains of the new service and ways in which it could be leveraged in strengthening patron relations. Additionally, potential integration with other library support services such as e-resource troubleshooting, Facebook, and Twitter will be examined. Usage will be displayed via graphs; images with text will be used to demonstrate service detail highlights.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED: Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N132
Description :

Audio Description is a kind of literary art form. It's a type of poetry--a haiku. It provides a verbal version of the visual the visual is made verbal, and aural, and oral. Using words that are succinct, vivid, and imaginative, describers convey the visual image from television and film that is not fully accessible to a significant segment of the population and not fully realized by the rest of us--the rest of us, sighted folks who see but who may not observe.

This session will introduce participants to the fundamentals of Audio Description as they apply to educational media and children’s books and how description can build literacy. The presentation will be the first public discussion of the demonstration of this concept in both 1) an elaborate audio described tour and workshop with reading teachers at the Connecticut Children’s Museum in New Haven, CT, and 2) media description strategies for educational material developed by an expert panel assembled by the American Foundation for the Blind (Mr. Snyder was a member of that panel).

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 6:00pm
CANCELLED: Are Libraries Providing Equitable Access to Information for Differently- able and Typically-able Groups? What Our Patrons Are Saying and What We Can Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404a
Description :

Equity of access to information is an imperative factor for all library patrons - especially those who are differently-able or have disabilities. Few recent studies have investigated how accessibility, physical, virtual or digital, might be improved. This dynamic, interactive session highlights findings from one of the first comparative analyses of information access and the perspectives of differently-able and typically-able patrons. Learn about the lived experience of accessibility and how libraries can strengthen access and equality.

Sunday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
CANCELLED: School Libraries: at the Core of Education! Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N229
Description :

A kickoff of the ALA school library campaign.

Interests :

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED: 25th Anniversary Ad Hoc Committee Meeting (RUSA_BRASS) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 5C
Description :

This meeting has been cancelled.

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED: Cloud Computing and Virtualization (LITA) Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N129
Description :

Interest Group

Interests :
10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: On Becoming Entrepreneurial: A Blueprint for Academic Library Support to Innovators and Entrepreneurs Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Founded in 2004, the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is the first entrepreneurial university in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. To assist UTT in achieving its mission, the University Library System needs to provide services similar to those offered by libraries in business schools.

Strategic initiatives, which UTT Libraries can engage in to support the University’s entrepreneurial mission, were highlighted from literature on library support at entrepreneurial universities, and at business schools with entrepreneurial programmes. These initiatives include the revising of the Libraries’ mission, the provision of support through business focused information resources, the restructuring of the Libraries’ information literacy programme, and the development of revenue generating and community outreach activities.

Results from a series of semi-structured interviews will be analyzed and discussed. These were conducted with persons who are involved in the delivery of entrepreneurial courses and the promotion of innovative, commercial endeavours at the UTT. These interviews were aimed at determining the library support needs of such faculty. The findings of this study will be compared with the suggested initiatives arising from the literature review. The outcome of this process will be the development of an entrepreneurial support plan for the UTT Libraries. This plan could serve as a model for other Caribbean academic libraries that may be aspiring to support their institutions’ entrepreneurial endeavours.

The findings of the study and key elements of the proposed plan will be presented through narrative text, colourful graphs and charts.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: Street Literature and the School Library Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427bc
Description :

Join National Best Selling Authors, Wahida Clark, Earl Sewell and Sparkle as they discuss 'Everything Street Lit' with school, public and academic librarians. Learn about the history of Street Lit from respected author/public speaker Dr. Vanessa Irvin Morris, Ed.D and hear best practices from public and school librarians D.L. Grant and Tamela Chambers.

10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: The Green Road of Open Access in Africa, Europe and North America: Differences in Rhetoric and their Implications for the OA Movement Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Open Access (OA) refers to free, online access to peer–reviewed scholarship. Many OA proponents view OA as a potential mechanism for reversing inequities in information flows between industrialized and non-industrialized nations. The "green road" of OA (self-archiving in an OA institutional repository) has seen substantial growth in African nations where there have historically been chronic problems both with access to scholarly and scientific materials and obstacles to participation in the larger scholarly and scientific community. For this study I compared the rhetoric used by OA institutional repositories from three different world regions. I conducted textual analysis of 75 websites of OA repositories in North America, Africa and Europe. Categories of analysis included whether the rhetoric reflected an Individualistic Perspective, Economic- Societal Perspective, Scholarly-Societal Perspective, Global/International Perspective, National Perspective and Local Community/Institution Perspective. Analysis of the specific rhetoric used to present the OA repositories reveals differing regional views on the importance of the OA movement in changing scholarly information flows and the role of the OA movement in improving information equity for societal change.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: The Largest Brazilian Portal of Scientific Information Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Contextualization, and evolution in light of the growth of postgraduate programs in Brazil, of the Portal de Periódicos [Portal of Periodicals], the largest virtual library of scientific information in the country, part of the Programa de Apoio à Aquisição de Periódicos (PAAP) [Program to Support the Acquisition of Periodicals] from the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) [Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education], a foundation belonging to Brazil´s Ministry of Education. The Portal de Periódicos currently serves more than 400 research and higher education institutions in Brazil, offering access to more than 33 thousand different periodicals, referential databases such as WoS, Scopus, SciFinder (CAS) among others, 11 patent databases, more than 153 thousand electronic books including titles from the 18th century, audiovisual databases, and other contents. In 2012, the Portal reached more than 70 million queries and downloads, more than 211 thousand daily users. Since the deployment of the Portal, the number of Brazilian publications indexed in large referential databases grew 600%, according to Web of Science, and the country, in 2008, reached the 13th position in the ranking of scientific production, according to National Science Indicators (NSI). This presentation is based on the contextualization of the Portal’s creation, its evolution in light of the growth of the educational and science and technology systems in the country, and real-time navigation of the Portal de Periódicos to observe how it works.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 11:30am

11:30am - 1:00pm
CANCELLED: EBSCO Panel Discussion [Closed] Exhibitor session Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Prairie Room
Description :

During this panel discussion, we will address the successes, challenges, and roadblocks to implementing a collection analysis tool that successfully employs usage and the role librarians see usage playing in their collection development decisions. We will hear from two librarians about experiences at their libraries.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Sunday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
CANCELLED Building Resources (LLAMA-ACRL) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S504a
Description :

Building Resources (LLAMA-ACRL)

1:00pm - 2:30pm
CANCELLED China Project Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103a
Description :

Learn more about Chinese Projects and Libraries

1:00pm - 2:30pm
CANCELLED Luminis Books Luncheon [Closed] Exhibitor session Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 4H
Description :

Luncheon introducing Luminis Books' authors and titles to select librarians. Luminis Books is an independent publisher in Indiana focusing on publishing "Meaningful Books That Entertain" for YA, middle grade and adults.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Sunday, June 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Intellectual Freedom Issues Briefing Session Other Hilton Chicago
PDR 2
Description :

n/a

Interests :
3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED: Web Managers Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Boardroom 2
Description :

Meeting of the Government Documents Round Table web managers to discuss the website and wiki

3:00pm - 4:30pm
CANCELLED: Worst that could Happen? Incorporating Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) into your Library's Strategy for Success Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S402b
Description :

Please note that this session has been cancelled.

Sunday, June 30 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
CANCELLED AASL NASTEMP Other McCormick Place Convention Center
N130
Description :

AASL NASTEMP

Sunday, June 30 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
CANCELLED: MAES discussion group (LLAMA-MAES) Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
S504a
Description :

MAES discussion group (LLAMA-MAES)

4:30pm - 5:30pm
CANCELLED: Support your School’s Writing Instruction (and your Teachers) with Mentor Texts Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103a
Description :

Teachers in today’s elementary school classrooms use excerpts from texts written by accomplished authors as models for various aspects of writing. They come to the librarian for help to find "a good lead" or "books with strong characterization." By building a collection of such mentor texts the library becomes an important resource for a school’s writing program. This presentation shows how to build such a mentor text collection and gives school librarians tips to promote it within the school.

Presenter: Monika Schroeder

4:30pm - 5:30pm
CANCELLED: We Go Together: Pairing the latest non-fiction for teens with fiction titles. Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S502
Description :

Non-Fiction--not just for research any more. Join us for this fun-filled session focused on the latest and greatest non-fiction for teens (& tweens). Participants will get a look at recent “must know” non-fiction titles to recommend in the library/classroom, as well as fiction titles to pair with each book. Participants will take away an annotated bibliography of suggestions, as well as a good foundation for recommending and book-talking non-fiction to teens.

4:30pm - 6:00pm
CANCELLED: PLFTAS and Benchmarks: Where do we go from here? Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427a
Description :

Join speakers from the University of Maryland's IPAC, the Gates Foundation, International City/County Managers Association and ALA's ORS as they discuss the outcomes and next steps of the Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study, including assessing public access to computers, the Internet and Internet-related services in U.S. public libraries, the impact of library funding changes on connectivity, technology deployment and sustainability. The session will provide information that can help library directors and library IT staff benchmark and advocate for technology resources in communities across the nation.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Research & Statistics (ORS)

Monday, July 1 - 7:00am

7:00am - 8:00am
CANCELLED: Spectrum Institute Breakfast [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Other Sheraton Chicago
Superior A & B
Description :

Spectrum Institute Breakfast

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
7:00am - 8:30am
CANCELLED: MLA International Bibliography Community and Junior College Focus Group Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Pullman Boardroom

Monday, July 1 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED Stories from the Field: The American Dream Starts @ your library Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N426a
Description :

Reflections and experiences from the American Dream Starts @ your library, an English language learner grant initiative from ALA and generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Interests :

Monday, July 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
CANCELLED Libraries and the Arab Spring Uprisings Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404d
Description :

Social movements depend on the efficient and effective sharing of information. What role have libraries played in the 2011 protests and revolutions that swept through Arab countries? Program is sponsored by the Near East and South Asia Subcommittee and the Africa Subcommittee of ALA’s International Relations Committee.