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Saturday, January 25 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
The ALISE Research Update News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 C
Description :

The ALISE Research Update

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Update on IMLS NLG Digital Inclusion Survey 2012-2015: 1st round data News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 A
Description :

What is digital inclusion? Why is digital inclusion an important topic for public libraries? A look at the survey and the user-focused tools being built by the University of Maryland and the American Library Association to help connect library services and the communities they serve.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Washington Update - Under a Microscope: The story behind the revelations about the NSA surveillance programs Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 B
Description :

Hear from this experienced editor at the Guardian about the “story behind-the-story” and how the NSA revelations have affected the public, legislators and other stakeholders. A panel of respondents will guide a discussion on how these revelations have shaken the theory of government transparency and privacy and what the implications are for libraries and library users and open government.

Patrice McDermott, Executive Director of OpenTheGovernment.org, will lead a question and response segment.

Cosponsored by the Office of Government Relations and the Office for Intellectual Freedom

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED: WO Breakout Session II - Security vs. Privacy? Secrecy vs. Transparency? Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 B
Description :

• Can these tensions be resolved in a world of government and corporate surveillance?
• What can librarians do to promote reforms and community involvement?
• Can or will Congress actually seek reforms to the nation’s surveillance laws and practices?

Understand the role of libraries in the public debate and how library supporters must be involved in advocacy and privacy education. Find out how the Office for Intellectual Freedom’s ‘Choose Privacy Week’ can help you present public programs and promote dialogue in your community on surveillance and other aspects of privacy. Hear from ALA’s Office of Government Relations about the implications of different approaches to surveillance reforms, including potential amendments to the USA PATRIOT Act, government surveillance and transparency, and the role of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Featuring Barbara Jones, Director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, Deborah Caldwell Stone, Assistant Director, ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, and Lynne Bradley, director of ALA’s Office of Government Relations, Washington Office.

Cosponsored by the Office of Government Relations and the Office for Intellectual Freedom

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
WO Breakout Session I - COL's FDLP Task Force Open Dialogue Committee meeting, Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
107 B
Description :

COL’s Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Task Force is convening an open dialogue to discuss sections of their report released in June. We welcome all parts of the Association as we look at the future of the FDLP.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
WO Breakout Session II - What's Next for E-rate? Moving Libraries from basic connectivity to high - capacity broadband Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 B
Description :

Last summer the Federal Communication Commission initiated the most comprehensive review of the E-rate program since its beginning 17 years ago. What does this mean for the $2.25 billion program and the thousands of libraries that benefit from it? How can we use this opportunity to dramatically advance the technology infrastructure needed for 21stcentury library services and digital learning? Hear details about ALA’s vision and join the conversation about how to create an E-rate 2.0 that better serves America’s libraries and communities.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
CANCELLED: RDA Update News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 B
Description :

RDA Update

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
OITP - DCWG Program: ALA and digital content; DCWG directions and the author-library relationship Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 C
Description :

Come learn (and ask questions)about what ALA is doing to improve access to ebooks and other digital content. A panel will focus on authors in the digital age and their concerns. How can libraries best bring together authors and readers in the digital age?

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Diversity 101: The common shibboleths, questions, and issues that arise when writing for children News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 A
Description :

Join publishers, editors and librarians from the Children's Boo k Council and Association for Library Service to Children for a panel discussion on the common shibboleths, questions, and issues that arise when writing for children.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Making Learning & Research Fun: The World of Digital Badging News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 C
Description :

Something exciting is happening in our nation’s capital that will impact libraries and learning. Twelve organizations – including the Smithsonian, National Park Service, Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Department of State, and the American Library Association – have begun working together to create digital learning tools and put them in the hands of librarians and educators. Welcome to the world of digital badging!

Join us for a dynamic session that explores the exciting world of digital badging. Learn how to use the badge developed by these partners to make learning and research fun for students, teachers, and the public. Leave the session empowered to implement this program in your community. And, receive a special invitation to participate in the national initiative which launches on February 12, 2014.

Presenter: Anne Menotti; Senior Advisor for Education, Marketing & Outreach; Diplomatic Reception Rooms; U.S. Department of State

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 5:30pm
ACRL/SPARC Forum: Connecting Articles and Data to Expand Open Access to Research Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 B
Description :

While libraries have been managing OA repositories of articles for over a decade, models for openly accessible data repositories are still emerging. A panel of experts will examine emerging practices for libraries, new collaborations, considerations of how to fund the storage of data, and options for making the connections between articles and data to fully realize the potential of open access to research. Please note: the forum will start at 3:30pm

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)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Transforming Inner City School Libraries to Increase Student Achievement News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 A
Description :

The HJ Weinberg Foundation has embarked on a multi-year, collaborative effort to design, build, equip and staff new or renovated elementary/middle school libraries in high-poverty Baltimore neighborhoods where many students face academic challenges. Join Weinberg Foundation staff member Kate Sorestad at this session to learn about the findings from year one of the project and to discuss its implications for future school library development.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
ALA Digital Repository Update News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 A
Description :

Update on the ALA Digital repository project being developed by ALA and the University of Illinois with Chris Prom, U. of Illinois archivist, and his staff.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
IMLS Update News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 B
Description :

Join IMLS Director Susan Hildreth and Maura Marx of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services for a brief update on IMLS programs and partnerships. Staff from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will discuss its collaboration with the IMLS. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for small group discussion with individual IMLS staff about current or potential programs.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Libraries Transforming Communities: An Initiative Update News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 C
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This ground-breaking initiative was announced at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting and over 300 library leaders have participated in training and utilized community engagement tools to support their efforts. Please join ALA Immediate Past President Maureen Sullivan and Harwood Institute President Richard Harwood as they share the latest examples of impact from librarians trained during phase one who are successfully applying the Harwood practice in libraries and within the ALA community. They will also provide details and answer questions about exciting new opportunities for librarians to increase the effectiveness of their library-led community engagement and innovation.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Sessional Moved to Room 201 A: ALA Digital Repository Update News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 A
Description :

Update on the ALA Digital repository project being developed by ALA and the University of Illinois with Chris Prom, U. of Illinois archivist, and his staff.

Sunday, January 26 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
PEW Research Update News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 B
Description :

Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center Internet Project, will discuss the Project's latest research about the role of libraries in their communities and for their patrons. He will discuss survey results about the library services patrons most appreciate and the different ways that different people think about libraries.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Top Technology Trends Discussion Session Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 C
Description :

LITA's premier program on changes and advances in technology. Midwinter format consists of an informal roundtable discussion amongst library technology experts and thought leaders.

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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

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