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Friday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bridging Deaf Cultures @ Your Library Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N230a
Description :

The Bridging Deaf Cultures @ Your Library is a Special Interest Group looking to create cost effective and efficient library services to the deaf community by promoting collaboration and shared resources with Organizations Serving the Deaf (OSD's), networking, programming, and friends groups. One key matter now is the Deaf Cultural Digital Library (DCDL) where we want to pursue this concept nationally and where we need input and participation of library leaders of all types of libraries.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
COL Business Meeting I Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Lake Michigan
Description :

Committee on Legislation Business Meeting

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Washington Office (WO)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Emerging Leaders Poster Session and Reception Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
S405
Description :

The ALA 2013 class of Emerging Leaders will showcase their final projects at a poster session and reception at this poster session. It will be the culminating event for this class of Emerging Leaders. Since the ALA Midwinter Meeting the groups have been working virtually on projects related to ALA or a professional concern. These groups have been supported by ALA staff and member mentors from the profession. The poster session will allow each group to showcase its creative and innovative solutions for their projects. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
LITA 101: Open House Orientation Session McCormick Place Convention Center
S401bc
Description :

LITA Open House is a great opportunity for current and prospective members to talk with Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) leaders and learn how to make connections and become more involved in LITA activities.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nominating Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Boardroom 5
Description :

Committee meeting to discuss potential candidates for the 2014 Government Documents Round Table ballot

3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101: Network, Get Oriented, Get Involved Orientation Session, Program Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Jackson Park 10ABC
Description :

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.

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library and Information Science Interest Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbus H
Description :

n/a

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Transforming Collections Task Force (ALCTS) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N129
Description :

Meeting of the Transforming Collections TF

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bylaws and Organization Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Boardroom 4
Description :

Committee meeting to discuss current and future changes to the Government Documents Round Table Bylaws, and Policies and Procedures Manual.

3:00pm - 5:00pm
CPLA Certification Review Committee [Closed] Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N131
Description :

Meeting of the Certified Public Library Administrator Certification Review Committee.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Allied Professional Association
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 5:00pm
ARL Survey Coordinators and SPEC Liaisons Meeting [Closed] Affiliate Event Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Adler 24A-C
Description :

Meeting

Sponsors :
AFL
Association of Research Libraries (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Controlled Vocabularies Subcommittee of the Bibliographic Standards Committee Meeting, Part II (ACRL RBMS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Skyway 260
Description :

Charged with maintaining the RBMS thesauri and relator terms list.

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Manuscripts) Editorial Group Meeting, Part II (ACRL RBMS) Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Skyway 273
Description :

Editorial meeting for DCRM(MSS), Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Manuscripts), part of a series of format-specific manuals of specialized cataloging rules created and developed by the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee to provide enhanced description and access of rare materials.

3:30pm - 5:30pm
AL21C Subcommittee Meeting Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Regency Ballroom B
Description :

committee meeting

3:30pm - 5:30pm
OITP Copyright Subcommittee Meeting I Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S504bc
Description :

committee meeting

Friday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Opening General Session featuring Steven D. Levitt Author Event, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
Behind Registration, Hall B1
Description :

Steven D. Levitt, co-author of the upcoming Think Like A Freak and of the smash #1 international bestseller Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, promises to turn your brain inside out before the conference even starts. He’s likely get your problem-solving juices flowing to the benefit of you and your library, showing how applying counterintuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results.

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask, but Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

Think Like A Freak (October 2013), a “must-have handbook for decision making,” intends to radically transform the way you look at every aspect of your life. Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner analyze the decisions we make, the plans we create, and the morals we choose and show how their insights can be applied to daily life to make smarter, harder, and better decisions. They also offer entertaining and practical insights, from “The Upside of Quitting” to “How to Succeed—With No Talent.”

Steven Levitt is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, known for his work in the field of crime, and was co-editor of the Journal of Political Economy. In January, 2004 he was awarded the John Bates Clark medal by the American Economic Association for the economist under 40 who made the greatest contribution to the discipline. He was chosen as one of Timemagazine's "100 People Who Shape Our World" in 2006 and in 2009, co-founded The Greatest Good, a business and philanthropy consulting company.

Levitt’s presentation is part of the conference’s Opening General Session, where ALA President Maureen Sullivan and others welcome attendees and set the stage for the coming days.

Sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:30pm
AILA Exec Board Meeting [Closed] Affiliate Event Westin River North
Grant/Lincoln
Description :

American Indian Library Association (AILA) Executive Board Meeting

Sponsors :
AFL
American Indian Library Association (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
4:30pm - 8:00pm
University of Michigan School of Information Alumni Reception Library school/Alumni reunion Offsite Location
Tavern on the Park, 130 E Randolph St.
Description :

Come celebrate summer and network with fellow UMSI alummi who are in Chicago to attend the ALA conference! We will gather at Tavern on the Park, located at 130 E Randolph St Chicago, IL 60601 on Friday, June 28 from 4:30 - 8 pm. Food will be provided!

Sponsors :
LS

Friday, June 28 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 8:00pm
GMS Debrief [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Other Sheraton Chicago
Columbus A
Description :

GMS Debrief

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:00pm
Meet the Authors: Dave Roman (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2100
Description :

Astronaut Academy: Re-entry

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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