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Friday, January 24 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Unconference Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
103 A
Description :

An Unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itseld. Unlike most conferneces 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 out prodession 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)

Friday, January 24 - 11:00am

11:00am - 4:00pm
OCLC Americas Regional Council Member Meeting and Symposium: The Hope and the Hype of MOOCs Exhibitor session Marriott
Grand C-E
Description :

The importance, accessibility and cost of education is on the minds of everyone today—administrators, faculty, librarians, politicians and parents. In this environment, MOOCs seem to offer a lifeline to schools and communities seeking to reinvent education and lifelong learning in the Internet Age. But the conversation about MOOCs is complex and evolving. New partnerships are being formed to deliver tools and curriculum. New business models are emerging. Questions about accreditation and measurement abound. Do MOOCs represent a sea change for both public and academic libraries? Or just a new twist on distance learning? Join OCLC at the ALA Midwinter symposium for a lively debate among MOOC practitioners, promoters… and skeptics.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Executive Board Meeting for Beta Phi Mu [Closed] Affiliate Event, Committee meeting, Other Marriott
Room 406
Description :

The Executive Board is the governing body of Beta Phi Mu. It meets annually at the ALA Midwinter. The goal of the meeting is to set policy; authorize and dissolve chapters upon petition, review and adopt the annual budget, authorize expenditures for specific activities not included in the annual budget, provide leadership to the chapters, authorize seminars and other programs or training, carry out the requirements of the Bylaws, and initiate other activities to carry out the purposes of Beta Phi Mu.

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Beta Phi Mu (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, January 25 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marketing Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
307 A
Description :

The ACRL Marketing Discussion Group is a forum and network for academic librarians to discuss marketing initiatives, strategies, and best practices. How do you make your message POP? Join this discussion about marketing academic libraries and design projects. Come discuss insights about effective signage, promotional materials and branding with creative library design work. Attendees will learn strategies and best practices for design at academic libraries.

Saturday, January 25 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Challenges of gender issues in technology librarianship News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 C
Description :

Join us for a lively panel and discussion about the challenges of gender issues in technology librarianship. At the intersection of librarianship (80% female), technology (80% male), and the culture at large, library technologists face an evolving, and sometimes surprising, set of gender issues. In recent blogs and panel discussions, we find that our different perspectives result in very different beliefs about what these issues look like today. This diverse panel will debate our varying experiences of gender in library technology, and invite your questions.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
9th ALA MidWinter 2014 Newbie & Veteran Librarian Tweet-Up Social event Offsite Location
Club Trilogy, 601 Spring Garden Street
Description :

Where? To be determined! Stay tuned.

Join us for the '9th' Newbie & Veteran Librarian Tweet-up at the ALA 2014 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA!

New and budding librarians are super welcome as well as many semi-veteran and veteran librarians! Come meet awesome people and learn and discuss all things library/librarian-y over great music and drinks.

http://twtvite.com/e6s8qan6hs9yiu4

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:30am
Discovery Showcase: Thinking Like Today’s Patron Exhibitor session Marriott
Franklin 07
Description :

Discovery solutions revolutionize how students and researchers discover, access and use library resources of all types, and aim to provide a new search experience for library collections. With more materials available to the library patrons than ever before and working in a competitive environment (Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic Search, etc.) libraries are finding new ways to maximize the use of the set of tools in their disposal. Join us to examine how institutions have deployed and enhanced their discovery solutions to meet today’s patron needs and how libraries are promoting information literacy rather through these tools.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
We Got Your Back: Community Answers to the Digital Divide Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 A
Description :

Is it a normal occurrence that you are working the desk alone and someone comes in needing to learn about email right away? Do you find yourself about to teach a class on the newest tech, but you know nothing about it? If these sound familiar, we have a session and a resource for you! DigitalLearn.org is the new online hub for digital literacy including a collection of self-directed trainings for end-users to increase their digital literacy and a community of practice for digital literacy trainers to share tools, best practices, and more. Join us to learn about this resource and give feedback on the site to help us shape its future. Presenters: Jamie Hollier, PLA

Monday, January 27 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Camp Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
120 C
Description :

Join us for the ALA Minwinter end of Meeting Camp. The goal of this Camp is to get people together to talk about anything library or conference related with a focus on reflecting on what inspired you at the 2014 Midwinter Meeting. Come prepared to share your experiences and/or lead an informal discussion on a topic of your choice. Everyone is welcome!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)