Sessions with Handouts

Time Title Type Location

Sunday, June 30 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Pollinate, Perform, Produce: Survive and Thrive in the Library Hive! Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Like the collapse of bee populations, school library programs have been experiencing rough times too. This poster will visualize how we can empower young people with free and inexpensive web-based technologies that help students transform curriculum content into meaningful, motivating learning experiences. The poster will explore these tools, task-by-task, as we examine the role of our digital “worker bee” students.

This poster is divided into six “visual swarms”. Each swarm uses photographs, screen shots, and real-world examples to illustrate how students use technology in their various roles.
Swarm 1: Searchers - Digital learners need tools for finding quality information. The nature of searching has changed in the past decade, however the need for information hasn't changed.
Swarm 2: Curators - Digital learners need tools for organizing, storing, and accessing information.
Swarm 3: Inquirers - Digital learners need tools for building a personal learning network. We need to help our students (and ourselves) create environments for self-managing their personal, academic, and ultimately professional information and inquiries.
Swarm 4: Socializers - Digital learners need to be able to use tools for building a social learning community. Once students have a handle on their personal information management, they're ready to make connections to the outside world.
Swarm 5: Organizers - Digital learners need to be able to use tools for processing and organizing information.
Swarm 6: Storytellers - Digital learners need to be able to use tools for sharing understandings.

For background information, go to my website at http://eduscapes.com/sessions/swarms

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
The results are in! Student collaborative habits and how libraries can adapt Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

How do students work collaboratively and what do they need to do so in a library? During a space redesign, our library’s learning technologies team applied qualitative and quantitative methods and tested products such as Tidebreak’s Teamspot collaborative software (http://tidebreak.com/prodteamspot.shtml), to find out from users at our research-intensive university. We’ll outline our research process, share our results, and show changes the library has made to help others who are considering their own collaborative space redesign.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Undergrads doing reference - bar the doors Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Can undergraduates provide quality reference services in an academic library and in specialized settings within the university community? If the answer us yes, how to measure the efficacy of the student performance?
This poster session will discuss the training needs for the undergraduate student staff and the limitations placed on the students, as well as methods used to evaluate student knowledge and performance.
This poster session will review the training program for undergraduate student staff in a reference setting, traditional or virtual. The poster will also detail the proficiencies students are expected to achieve before being moved up to the next level and the system used to evaluate students proficiencies’ level of knowledge as well as ability to effectively communicate in a large university setting.
The poster will outline training opportunities, peer to peer mentoring and other learning activities that provided successful knowledgeable undergraduate students capable of proving basic reference services to the university community.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Using Grants to Support Library Staff Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) University Libraries received a $974,259 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Library Program. The grant spearheaded the Inland Empire Librarians Educated to Advance Diversity and Service (IE LEADS) fellowship which has been in effect since 2010. UCR has partnered with other libraries in order to recruit and educate a new set of library professionals to serve the diverse communities of the Inland Empire region in Southern California. In addition to paying for tuition and course material costs towards a Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS), IE LEADS provides paid internships at partnered community college libraries, law libraries, public libraries, and university libraries. IE LEADS also offers professional development opportunities for their fellows, which include stipends to travel to and from professional conferences. To date, 39 individuals have been supported by IE LEADS, with a total of 6 people already completing their MLIS degree.

The poster presentation will focus on our fellows’ unique internships and other exciting professional development opportunities that are offered. Feedback and evaluations of the fellowship gathered from participants through quick surveys will be shown in both graphical and comment form. Additionally, the poster will highlight ways in which libraries can use grant money to support their staff’s continuing education needs.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
“Next Gen”: Leadership in the 21st Century Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Currently, most libraries are led by experienced and highly qualified librarians that are expected to retire by 2015. With this in mind, are Generation Xers and Millennials prepared to step up to more challenging roles and take the libraries into the future? How does young librarian feel about this exodus? What are libraries, and associations doing to address the gap that may be created in our profession? This session will highlight survey results regarding this topic. Illustrations will be drawn from respondents answers that addressed the following questions: To what extent do young librarians feel ready for the next move in leadership, what would influence the desire to take on a leadership role, what skills sets do they think would assist them to be effective leaders? What are some of the challenges are they facing to assume leadership if any and many other questions. Furthermore, findings from literature will also be briefly presented. The presentation will serve as a blueprint, bringing together a list of best practices that surround this topic and may serve as an encouragement for the new library generation which, seem to think there are few opportunities to advance in libraries.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Digital Photography and Promoting Libraries Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103a
Description :

This program will show participants how to better use digital cameras to promote their libraries and how libraries interact with the community.

We’ll start with the basics of digital cameras, from the many modes available to image quality. We’ll also focus on what makes a good image, from composition to content, as well as how to effectively utilize images to create a cohesive story for promoting your library.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a digital camera with fresh batteries and a memory card to the session for some hands-on activities, as well as any questions from previous situations regarding the use of digital photography for promoting libraries.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Consortium Management Discussion Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hilton Chicago
Grand Tradition
Description :

Join us for a discussion covering a variety of topics of interest to same type or multi-type library consortia including funding, management, services, and challenges.

Here are this session's presenters and topics:
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Consortial Power! Harnessing the Magic of Library Big Data
Annie Norman, Ed.D., State Librarian & Director, Delaware Division of Libraries

The benefits of library consortia are many – streamlining efficiencies, leveraging limited funds, sharing resources, and more! In this session (presentation?), we will discuss ways to analyze and leverage the advantages of live consortial data for decision making and library advocacy.
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I2NY: Envisioning a State-Wide Information Infrastructure for New York State
Sheryl Knab, Executive Director, Western New York Library Resources Council

Sheryl will provide an overview of the year-long investigation conducted by the NY 3Rs Association, Inc. – a library consortia made up of nine multi-type regional library councils in New York State. The goal is to create a strategic direction for building upon existing collaborations, scaling up local initiatives to state-wide when appropriate, and develop infrastructure frame-work to support state-wide pilots and projects.
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“Library Consortium & The Next Generation Integrated Library System Software”
Aaron Skog, SWAN Executive Director, Illinois

The SWAN consortium of 78 libraries in Illinois is assessing the latest iteration of ILS software, often referred to as the next generation ILS that will run its large network. SWAN’s will present an overview of the features of next generation ILS, how these might fit within SWAN, and our method for selecting what will be our future ILS platform.
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Thinking differently About Shared Digital Collections: The DALNET eLibrary
Kristy Eklund, DALNET, Detroit Area Library Network

Many consortia play a role in facilitating the purchase of shared digital collections for their members. As a service to our consortium members, we have taken a new approach by creating a shared digital collection of free online resources. These resources cover a variety of subject areas and digital content formats to meet the various needs of our different types of libraries. Collections are all available for free, online, and are accessible through our member library catalogs. Members can pick and choose which collections they want to promote access to, and they can also assist in the creation of records for the collections. A brief overview of the service will be demonstrated. The DALNET eLibrary is open access to anyone on the Internet at www.dalnet.org/elibrary.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hot Topics Discussion Forum (MARS) Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N127
Description :

Join Hot Topics for a timely discussion of current issues related to the provision of electronic reference services. Share your experiences and learn what is being done at other libraries as well.

Monday, July 1 - 8:00am

8:00am - 8:45am
Conversation Starters: Tumblarian 101: Tumblr for Libraries and Librarians Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Description: Tumblarian 101 is an introduction to the microblogging platform, Tumblr, for libraries and librarians. Tumblarians are part of an information sharing community which connects libraries, libraries, publishers, authors, major media outlets, educators, students, advocates, and more across Tumblr's network of over 94 million blogs.

This conversation starter will provide basic user tools and tips for library professionals interested in creating a Tumblr blog for their library or their personal brand. Participants will be encouraged to discuss how to get started, how to connect and network with other users, what content is best suited for Tumblr's audience (http://tumblr.com), and how to engage in the exciting conversations, trends, and ideas in the Tumblarian community.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, July 1 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Out of the Library and into the Community: Academic Librarians and Community Engagement (ACRL WGSS) Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S502
Description :

Conversations about democracy, information access, and information distribution within communities continue to gain momentum in both academia and society as a whole. Academic librarians and LIS faculty can work with social justice issues in many ways. Learn how the speakers shape and bring to the forefront these issues via their teaching, scholarship, and work in local communities. Areas addressed include: community informatics, information literacy-focused service learning, and community outreach. Co-sponsored by EBSS and Social Responsibility Round Table (SRRT).

8:30am - 10:00am
SustainRT Meeting Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Prairie Room A
Description :

SustainRT invites the exchange of ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy and economically viable society. The mission of the organization is to provide resources for the library community to support sustainability through curriculum development; collections; exhibits; events; advocacy, communication, library buildings and space design. Come share ideas and learn more about ALA's newest roundtable. Meeting open to all.

Sponsors :
SRT.

Monday, July 1 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
GenLit & Genre X: Collections and Programming for 20- and 30-Somethings Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S402b
Description :

Adults in their 20s and 30s can be a difficult audience to capture. Learn how the GenLit collection at the Indian Prairie Public Library and Genre X at the Oak Park Public Library have been targeting this demographic through innovative collections and events.

10:30am - 11:30am
Maintaining Teen E-Collections Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S106a
Description :

In “Maintaining Teen E-Collections,” a new program sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, participants will have the opportunity to talk to experts about building strong teen e-collections. Attendees will get the chance to connect with experts who are piloting teen collection projects and developing best practices.

Session speakers include Christopher Harris, coordinator of the School Library System for the Genesee Valley (NY) Educational Partnership; Gretchen Kolderup, supervising librarian for Teen Services, Bronx Library Center, New York Public Library; Courtney Lewis, director of libraries, Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, Kingston, PA; Rachel McDonald, teen librarian, King County Library System, WA; Jackie Parker, teen librarian for Lynnwood Library, Sno-Isle Libraries, WA; and Marijke Visser, assistant director of OITP and staff liaison to ALA's Digital Content Working Group

Monday, July 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Breaking Up With CONTENTdm: How Three Different Institutions Took the Leap into Open-Source and How You Can Too! Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S402b
Description :

College of Charleston, Clemson University and the Alabama Mosaic Project will discuss their respective decisions to replace CONTENTdm with open source software. These institutions present three different perspectives on their decision, ranging from a large scale Fedora/HubZero project to a shoestring budgeted, understaffed Fedora/Hydra conversion. Topics covered include evaluating open source technologies for your project, metadata migration, discovery interface construction and lessons learned. Emily Gore, DPLA Director for Content, will chair the session.

Interests :
1:00pm - 2:30pm
International Opportunities for Librarians Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404d
Description :

Program will look at international opportunities for librarians. Learn about efforts of countries such as Germany to provide exchange and interchange opportunities.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
More With Less: Putting School Library/Public Library Collaboration to Work for You Program McCormick Place Convention Center
N427a
Description :

Why are school libraries and public libraries perfect partners, and how do their resources complement each other? Learn about strategies for authentic learning that occur in real-world contexts courtesy of public library/school library collaborations. One is a replicable middle-school book reviewing model using publisher-provided ARCs and the other is an award-winning international digital book trailer contest currently available to students from elementary through high school. Add more freshness and innovation with less staff effort.

Presenters: Faith Brautigam, Tori Gammeri, Toby Greenwalt, Natalie Hoyle, Denise Raleigh and Linda Zeilstra-Sawyer

1:00pm - 2:30pm
School library research Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103a
Description :

Description pending

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Charlemae Rollins President's Program: Think with Your Eyes! Presidents program McCormick Place Convention Center
S106b
Description :

Conclude our year-long Caldecott celebration at the ALSC President’s Program in Chicago by experiencing a powerful method of engaging with pictures—and then exploring the value of using the technique with children. Whether the images are masterpieces on a museum wall, part of a picture book narrative, or photographs and charts in a science text, understanding and appreciating what we see is a skill that can be developed. In part one of the program, Oren Slozberg, Senior Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Trainer/Recent Executive Director, will invite audience participation as he introduces the process. This method has proven to be highly effective in public libraries and schools in developing observation skills, critical thinking, and civil discourse--powerful habits of mind across the curriculum and throughout life. '

In part two, library and museum partners will demonstrate how collaboration adds up to more than the sum of its parts in supporting visual literacy. Pat Bliquez, Teacher/Librarian at Roxhill Elementary in Seattle, will describe how she uses VTS across the curriculum, with Caldecott books, and in partnership with the Frye Art Museum. Elizabeth McChesney, Director of System Wide Children and Young Adult Services at the Chicago Public Library, and Mary Erbach, Assistant Director of Museum Education at the Art Institute of Chicago, will discuss the 20-year partnership between their institutions that has placed the intersection of visual and print literacy at the heart of their programs. They will be joined by Bryan Wunar, Director of Education at the Museum of Science and Industry, giving them the opportunity to describe how they are responding to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “Summer of Learning” initiative in which STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming transforms to STEAM by adding Art! Take inspiration from the design of their creative three-way collaboration that addresses 21st-century learning competencies—and imagine the possibilities for your library, whether you have local partners or simply access to the wealth of virtual museum resources.

This free program offers the latest research and replicable models supporting the value of training children’s eyes and minds to observe, think, create, and innovate. Please join us! Follow this program on Twitter at #alscprez13

1:00pm - 4:00pm
2014 Notable Children's Books Committee Meeting IV (ALSC) Other Hilton Chicago
Waldorf Room
Description :

The Notable Children's Books Committee will be preparing to evaluate books published in 2013 for the 2014 Notable Children's Books list.

Monday, July 1 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Two hats, one head: Fashionably and simultaneously sporting the roles of librarian and reading specialist Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S103d
Description :

With shrinking budgets, schools have eliminated literacy coaches. Where does that leave students who need intense reading intervention? Librarians to the rescue! While librarians have always contributed to students’ literacy development, we must now sport a new hat and intensify our approach to address Common Core Standards. Learn ideas for collaborating with teachers to achieve differentiation. Through hands-on exploration of narrative and information texts, discover multi-modal methods for advancing emergent, beginning and struggling readers’ development.

Presenters: Deborah Parrott, Maria Cahill, PhD

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