Sessions with Handouts

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 29 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Tween Super-Users: Lessons for Online Programs in the Library Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Why do some tweens become prolific users of online communities while others opt out? Using the data from the Sci-Dentity program (scidentity.umd.edu), qualities of high-contributing tweens (super-users) are compared to their less involved peers to determine if there are best practices in online communities that could be replicated in other contexts to encourage increased participation from all users.

Sci-Dentity is a three-year research project of the iSchool at the University of Maryland College Park, funded by the National Science Foundation. In Sci-Dentity, tweens from middle schools in an urban, Mid-Atlantic school system attend afterschool science-fiction writing sessions designed to engage and assess their interest in science technology, engineering, and math. Participants are part of a private online community where they share their writing, videos, images and other artifacts, and are actively encouraged as co-designers to suggest changes to both the site and program content.

Some participants have become deeply engaged in various aspects of the online program, including both contributing content and suggesting design changes to the site. This study will look at which tweens are highly motivated to contribute content and which students feel most empowered to suggest changes. Means of assessment include interviews, site usage statistics, and recorded observation.

Examining the qualities of super-users will provide practitioners with the information needed to create programs that foster tween participation and empowerment in online programs. The findings will be represented through participant’s artifacts, graphs of surveys, usage statistics and student feedback, and images of participant-driven changes to the site.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Visual Curriculum Mapping: Charting the Learner Experience Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Visual curriculum mapping is a unique way to investigate the depth and breadth of an academic community and chart the path students take through their college experience. Using a low-cost web-based mind-mapping program, Mindomo, the Claremont Colleges Library has begun to map the curricula and academic communities of its seven colleges. Initially intended to be a method for librarians to investigate and understand the complexity of their subjects across the consortium (for example, comparing degree requirements at seven different History departments), identify places for timely library instruction intervention, and inform collection development, they have since begun to be adopted by academic departments and other campus stakeholders. The library has found an early adopter in the five-college Environmental Analysis program, whose faculty have used the map to understand their own curriculum and promote their program to students (http://ea.pomona.edu/ea-5c-program-map/), as well as a seven-college Mellon planning grant initiative in the digital humanities for capacity building (http://www.mindomo.com/mindmap/digital-humanities-at-the-claremont-colle...). This poster will demonstrate the visual curriculum mapping process and portray the project structure developed at the Claremont Colleges Library to demonstrate how this approach can produce compelling results valuable to internal and external stakeholders.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Creating Game-Based Makerspaces (GameRT Forum) Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S106a
Description :

Interested in turning game players into creators? The GameRT will provide you with some great program ideas for libraries to use to help game-loving patrons tap into their creative side. Host Scott Nicholson, from the Because Play Matters game lab at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, will lead a panel of experts focused on different ways of blending games and play with the power of creation and makerspaces.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Easy and Affordable Accessibility Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102a
Description :

Library personnel are the greatest resource in providing outreach services to those with special needs or underserved populations. Whether yours is a one-person library or you have a large staff, there are many things you can do that are free or low-cost to provide exemplary library service to special populations. Lists of go-to resources, easy-to-use adaptive equipment, and ways to make your library environment more user-friendly to everyone will be shared and discussed.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Empowering Youth Through Junior Friends' Groups and Socially Conscious Programming Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S105d
Description :

Involve and engage the teens who use your library by starting or revitalizing a Junior Friends group. Junior Friends allow for the growth of leadership skills, responsibility, activism, and increased positive interaction w/peers and the community at large. We’ll also examine socially conscious programming for teens, which addresses diversity and the need to empower our youth regardless of their backgrounds. These programs can be replicated and adapted by teen librarians across the country.
Presenter: Syntychia Kendrick-Samuel, Uniondale Public Library, Uniondale, NY.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Maker Nation: Providing STEM Programming Through Partnership Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S502
Description :

Learn how Allen County Public Library partnered with the non-profit organization TekVenture beginning in 2011 to offer innovative programming on topics related to science, technology, engineering, math, art, and design for patrons age 12 and up. Create a maker community in your city or town! Presenters: Jeff Krull, Allen County Public Library director, Greg Jacobs, TekVenture president, and Mari Hardacre, Young Adults' Services manager.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marketing Discussion Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
DuSable 21A-C
Description :

The ACRL Marketing Discussion Group is a forum and network for academic librarians to discuss marketing initiatives, strategies, and best practices. Who generates marketing ideas and produces promotional materials at your library? Join this discussion about academic library marketing workflows and staffing models. Invited presenters will get the conversation started by sharing their experiences from a variety of academic library settings. Come discuss insights about marketing duties assigned to library staff. Attendees will learn strategies for marketing and program implementation at academic libraries. Discover team-based planning, marketing and time management techniques for you and your staff.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Slam the Boards! - A Model for Marketing through Action: A Reference Services Discussion Forum Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Clark 22A-C
Description :

Attend this discussion forum for a lively discussion on actively marketing and promoting your institution's reference services (both in-person and virtual). Come ready to share ideas and learn from your colleagues! Co-sponsored by the RSS Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Services Committee and RSS/MARS Virtual Reference Services Committee.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Understanding Leveling Systems Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S405
Description :

Leveling is used by educators to identify books that match the reading ability of students. While not everyone likes or uses leveling, it is important to understand it. Students may ask for “Q” books, books at 950L or books with 5 AR points. However, inappropriate uses of leveling can violate the Library Bill of Rights. Librarians will learn about the history of readability calculations, some popular leveling systems and databases for finding book levels.

3:00pm - 4:30pm
The more things change, the more they stay the same……or do they? Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404d
Description :

How has Hollywood’s portrayal of minorities changed over the years? Or has it changed? How do we as librarians weigh diversity sensitivity against a desire to have retrospective collections? Join representatives of various ALA divisions, caucuses, and round tables as we discuss the role of libraries in handling these issues as well as presenting authentic voices for our patrons.

Saturday, June 29 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Myth and the Reality of the Evolving Patron: The RUSA President’s Program with Lee Rainie Presidents program, Speaker series, Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S105a-c
Description :

Just how well do you know the people who use your library? Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System, shares the latest data about how our clientele are interacting with information technology. Learn about patron preferences and behaviors during this program. Then, join Mr. Rainie and library leaders on Sunday, 10:30-11:30 am, to discuss how the data may influence your library's future.

Add the Sunday follow-up discussion** to your schedule: http://ala13.ala.org/node/11269

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

Saturday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Multiple Identities: Managing Authorities in Repositories and Digital Collections Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S402a
Description :

This program will discuss existing implementations of authority control in repositories and digital collections. Presenters will demonstrate current working models and workflows of controlled access points outside of traditional cataloging systems, potentially including linked data schemes and research id registries.

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Bringing the Immersion Program Back Home (ACRL) Poster session, Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404a
Description :

Find out what the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program can do for you and your institution! Immersion alumni will describe significant learning experiences gained from the experience and how they applied their learning to transform information literacy instruction for themselves and their institutions. Attendees will gain insight into the various tracks of the Immersion program, as well as Immersion’s ongoing community of practice, during this engaging panel presentation and poster session.

Sunday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Board Meeting (UNITED) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S504a
Description :

United or Libraries board meeting.

8:30am - 10:00am
In Visibility: Race and Libraries Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103d
Description :

This session focuses on the key question: where do we locate race in relation to librarianship--both as a scholarly discipline and a professional practice. Using an interdisciplinary framework, we discuss historical discourses of race and libraries, current trends and experiences, and what this all means for us as library and information workers. Salient questions that shape this session include: How is race visible and how is it invisible? What constitutes this in/visibility, on whose terms, and for what purpose? What are the stakes involved, on a personal, professional, institutional and societal level? This session is a combination of talk and workshop, and takes a praxis oriented approach to address what race means, how it is systematized and enacted, and the consequences it has for the library and information profession.

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
ALA-DIVERSITY
8:30am - 10:00am
Mid-level Administrators: Leading with the Leaders; Managing the Managers Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S502
Description :

Public libraries often have three tiers of leadership: top level executives, mid-level administrators, and frontline managers. While this is not unusual, what is unique in library management today is that two very large generations (Baby Boomers/Gen Y) are at the top and bottom of the management pyramid. In between you’ll find the much smaller, but equally dedicated Gen X leaders who are working hard to bridge this divide and lead with the leaders, manage the managers, and balance the lessons of the past and visions for the future, all while being tasked with keeping libraries running today while envisioning tomorrow.

8:30am - 10:00am
The Elusive Library Non-User Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102bc
Description :

People who don't visit libraries or come infrequently present special challenges to libraries. These folks typically ignore library surveys and resist attending focus groups. We'll share successful techniques to gain insights about non-users and how to use this learning to attract them.

Sunday, June 30 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Theater featuring VIZ Media Author Event, Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
S104a
Description :

Senior Editor Traci Todd and comics creator Jacob Chabot ("The Mighty Skullboy Army," "Hello Kitty") discuss VIZ Media's growing line of exciting children's graphic novels, working with stellar licensors, and why libraries and graphic novels are so important for each other. Free poster for all attendees!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Celebrating Poetry Fridays & Common Core Curriculum Connections Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S405
Description :

Pausing for poetry every Friday is becoming a tradition in the children’s literature world and many librarians are incorporating this practice into their teaching and programming activities. In addition, the new national Common Core standards include a poetry component creating a need for meaningful skills instruction. This proposed session will offer guidelines, instructional strategies, and print and digital resources for sharing poetry with children (ages 5-12) weekly while incorporating these required skills in meaningful ways.

10:30am - 11:30am
Core Competencies Ad Hoc Committee Meeting (RUSA_BRASS) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 5D
Description :

Meeting of the BRASS Core Competencies Ad Hoc Committee.

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