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Format: 07/26/2017 - 4pm
Format: 07/26/2017 - 4pm
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Friday, January 24 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Level Up Web: Modern Web Development and Management Practices for Libraries [$] Preconference/Institute Pennsylvania Convention Center
122 B
Description :

Web development is finally coming into its own in libraries! For decades, we've been relying on third-party vendors to provide us with our web services, but modern CMSs have made it possible for libraries to develop robust sites at reasonable costs. And while more and more libraries are employing full-time developers with a computer science background, there are still many struggling to develop and maintain a minimal web presence outside of the OPAC. Libraries can no longer afford this model of web maintenance, but often, the hardest part of moving forward is not knowing what you don't know! If you've ever felt that way, or don't know HOW to level up your library web site, this session is for you! Topics will include: how to launch and execute a user-centric discovery and design process; content strategy; web governance and staffing; information architecture; managing a web environment/CMS; iterative development; and version control. Attendees will leave with tailored plans, covering both short-term wins and long-term strategies, to "level up" their own web presences when they return to their libraries. This session is intended for librarians and staff of all technical ability levels, from the administrator managing staff who perform web work to the reference librarian contributing web site content to the sysadmin who keeps the servers running. It provides a big picture of the web development process for all who are involved in the process.

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Cost :
LITA Member $235; ALA Member $350; Non-Member $380
8:30am - 4:00pm
LibHack 2014 [$] Other Offsite Location
Univ of Pennsylvania Libraries Special Collections Ctr
Description :

LibHack 2014, sponsored by the LITA Library Code Year Interest Group, OCLC, and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), features opportunities for beginning, intermediate, and advanced programmers to create something and improve their coding chops.

The hackathon features two separate tracks, one track for beginners that will hack on the OCLC WorldCat Search API and an intermediate/advanced track that will hack on the DPLA API. API specialists will be on hand to introduce both APIs and to assist participants throughout the day.

The registration fee ($25) includes lunch, snacks, an unlimited stream of coffee, and a tshirt. More information, including registration, is available at http://www.libhack.org.

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Unofficial Event
Cost :
$25
8:30am - 4:00pm
Strategic Social Media: Creating Library Community Online [$] Preconference/Institute Pennsylvania Convention Center
120 A
Description :

Social media is more than a way to inform users; it is a powerful means to build community. Presenters will go beyond the basics by demonstrating how to create a social media guide for developing communities on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and Foursquare. Find ways to integrate social media efforts into your organization’s strategic plan and to establish best practices and assessment methodologies. Emphasis includes creating a meaningful voice and a compelling personality.

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Cost :
LITA Member $235; ALA Member $350; Non-Member $380

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

Friday, January 24 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 4:00pm
RMG's 24th Annual Presidents' Seminar Pennsylvania Convention Center
117
Description :

RMG’s Annual Presidents’ Seminars invite global ILS company and other library industry executives to focus on initiatives and trends that impact libraries. Rob McGee develops the topics and themes, and leads these seminars. The seminar is open to all – librarians and vendors – to encourage dialogue on topical issues and concerns.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 24 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Council I (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Loews Hotel
Commonwealth B
Description :

Meeting of the STS Council - advisory body to the Chair and the Executive Committee of the Science & Technology Section of ACRL.

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Saturday, January 25 - 7:00am

7:00am - 10:00am
OCLC Dewey Update Breakfast and ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group Meeting Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
120 C
Description :

Learn what’s new with Dewey, including DDC 23 and WebDewey 2.0, and share ideas and notes with your ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group colleagues during this combined meeting.

RDA and Public Library catalogs: stories from the front lines.
A discussion how public library technical services staff are transitioning themselves and their catalogs to RDA. Come listen and share your experiences concerning staff training, adjusting work flows, massaging data, and working around ILS shortcomings.

Saturday, January 25 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
All-Committees Meeting (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Loews Hotel
Howe
Description :

These are open committee meetings for the section. Please visit if you're interested in eventually joining a committee.

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8:30am - 10:00am
Continuing Education Committee Meeting (part of All-Committees Meeting) (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Loews Hotel
Howe
Description :

Meeting of the STS Continuing Education Committee as part of All-Committees Meeting of STS.

8:30am - 10:00am
Government Information Committee Meeting (part of All-Committees Meeting) (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Loews Hotel
Howe
Description :

Meeting of the STS Government Information Committee as part of All-Commitees Meeting of STS.

8:30am - 10:00am
Information Literacy Committee Meeting (part of All-Committees Meeting) (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Loews Hotel
Howe
Description :

Meeting of the Information Literacy Committee as part of the All-Committees Meeting of STS.

8:30am - 10:00am
OCLC Realizing the Results of Collaborating in the Cloud: OCLC WorldShare Management Services Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
102 A
Description :

Your library can share data and activities across many workflows with WorldShare Management Services—OCLC’s cloud-based library management services.  The results? You’ll save time and money while improving efficiency and user satisfaction. Join us to hear WorldShare Management Services community members share their libraries’ experiences; also, OCLC’s Andrew Pace will provide an update and discuss future plans.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
OverDrive's Roadmap Breakfast [Closed] Exhibitor session Marriott
Grand B
Description :

Learn about the details on OverDrive's roadmap. Share your feedback and input on OverDrive's platform and other industry activities to help OverDrive plan for other enhancements.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 10:00am
Science Resources: Discovery & Access Committee Meeting (part of All-Committees Meeting) (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Loews Hotel
Howe
Description :

Meeting of the Science Resources: Discovery & Access Committee as part of the All-Committees Meeting of STS.

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8:30am - 10:00am
Vendor Relations Committee Meeting (RUSA STARS) Committee meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
120 B
Description :

Committee charge: To monitor and, as appropriate, collaborate in resource sharing product and service development; to provide a forum for the exchange of information between resource sharing practitioners and the providers of products and services that support resource sharing; to disseminate information to the resource sharing community. (Part of RUSA STARS All Committee Meeting.)

Saturday, January 25 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Electronic Resources Management Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
126 B
Description :

Recent developments in library services platforms promise to provide integrated and innovative solutions for electronic resources management, but how do these systems live up to expectations? A panel of librarians will share their experience with the implementation of Alma by Ex Libris, Intota by Serials Solutions, WorldShare by OCLC, OLE by Kuali and Sierra by Innovative. Panelists will provide insight on how certain unique features and functionalities distinguishes these services from traditional approaches.

Panel members:
Kathryn Silberger , Senior Librarian, Digital Content Services, James A. Cannavino Library, Marist College
George Stachokas, Head of Resources Services, Purdue University Libraries, Purdue University
Beth Bernhardt, Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications, University Libraries, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Bob Persing, Kuali OLE Project Librarian, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, University of Pennsylvania
Scott Matheson, Associate Librarian for Technical Services, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School

10:30am - 11:30am
Information Literacy & Gamification using Minecraft Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
120 C
Description :

As global participatory digital culture has rapidly increased, the role of the librarian as information literacy specialist has become top priority. This session will present examples for embedding information literacy into user-generated content in libraries including a MinecraftEDU project. Students built a 3D library maze to present users with digital citizenship questions to promote personal responsibility in the digital age. Brought to you by the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Consortia Automated Systems Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
119 B
Description :

Discussion Group

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10:30am - 11:30am
Linked Library Data Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
113 ABC
Description :

The LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data IG will hold its bi-annual business meeting at the ALA MidWinter 2014 conference as part of the LITA all committees meeting on Saturday, January 25, 10:30-11:30 AM, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, room 113 ABC. Somewhere in there you'll can locate our table.

The main topics of conversation for the meeting will be: (1) Welcome and introductions; (2)reports/announcements/past events; (3) upcoming events that are scheduled; (4) upcoming events that are possible but not scheduled; (5) search for a new co-chair to begin a 2 year term after ALA Annual; (6) open discussion, focusing on how people can get involved with the IG.

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10:30am - 11:30am
Sociology Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL ANSS) Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
110 A
Description :

An open discussion forum for librarians working in/for the field of Sociology.

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