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Format: 11/18/2017 - 7pm
Format: 11/18/2017 - 7pm
Time Title Type Location

Friday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 1:00pm
BCALA Executive Board Meeting Affiliate Event InterContinental Chicago
Toledo
Description :

Meeting of Officers and Committee Chairs of the BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association).

Sponsors :
AFL
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
8:30am - 3:00pm
Emerging Leaders Workshop Other McCormick Place Convention Center
S405
Description :

This is a leadership development workshop for the 2013 Emerging Leader Participants.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)
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

Friday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 11:00am
AASL Affiliate Assembly Executive Committee Meeting (AASL) Affiliate Event McCormick Place Convention Center
N135
Description :

A meeting of the Executive Committee of the AASL Affiliate Assembly.

9:00am - 11:00am
Spectrum Institute Beyond Business Cards: Networking Nudges We All Need [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Other Sheraton Chicago
Michigan A & B
Description :

Being an adroit networker is non-negotiable in today's job market, but being truly adept at networking requires us all to go outside our comfort zones. Spectrum peers will guide us through tips they've developed, and we'll conclude with an interactive hour of trying out our new networking know-how. Spectrum Institute Lunch & Closing. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
9:00am - 12:00pm
Annual Unconference Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
S104a
Description :

An unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for our profession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 12:00pm
Improv Fundamentals with The Second City (LearnRT) [$] Preconference/Institute Offsite Location
Second City Communications, 1616 N. Wells
Description :

Join the Learning RT and the World Famous The Second City!
Basic communication and listening skills are the foundation to successful business, yet people rarely have the opportunity to grow and develop their communication skills. This workshop explores essential components for effective communication using improv methodology as a template for learning and discussion. Through improv, you can hone and
develop your ability listen, share information clearly and create an environment that fosters and encourages communication.

Cost :
$150-$200
9:00am - 12:00pm
National Center for Education Statistics / Academic Library Survey Advisory Committee Meeting (ALA) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N134
Description :

National Center for Education Statistics / Academic Library Survey Advisory Committee Meeting to discuss dissemination and changes with the committee.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Research & Statistics (ORS)
9:00am - 12:00pm
Print Archive Network (PAN) Other Offsite Location
Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.
Description :

Print Archive Network meeting

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 3:00pm
International Statistics: Helping Library Users Understand the Global Community [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite Location
Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
Description :

Navigating the world of international statistics is as daunting as it sounds. Which sources are authoritative and which are fictitious? Why is it so important to understand the political context in which statistics were collected and compiled before using them in an assignment, article, or report? This pre-conference, with speakers from the WorldBank, OECD, International Monetary Fund, and United Nations, will provide participants with the skills necessary to identify, assess, and access authoritative statistical sources.

Cost :
$100 GODORT Members / $150 non-GODORT / $75 Students
9:00am - 3:00pm
Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
S501bc
Description :

Library Trustees, Friends groups, Foundations, and staff are invited to join a day of information and resource sharing, roundtable discussions, and learning opportunities. The morning will feature a panel of speakers followed by lunch on your own and then roundtable discussions on topics of interest to Trustees, Friends, and Foundations. Coffee and registration begin at 9:00 a.m. with speakers starting at 9:30 a.m. Visit www.ala.org/united for an agenda and list of speakers.

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