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Format: 09/26/2017 - 8pm
Format: 09/26/2017 - 8pm
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Friday, January 24 - 8:00am

8:00am - 11:00am
AASL/NCATE (CAEP) program review training Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
202 A
Description :

New and experienced reviewers and report writers are encouraged to attend this session to learn about the NCATE (CAEP) program review process, the 2010 ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians, report preparation and review, and appropriate assessments. All programs submitting an initial report must now use the 2010 standards. Reviewers who have not attended training on the 2010 standards must attend this session in order to be assigned to a review of a program using those standards.

Sponsors :

Friday, January 24 - 8:30am

8:30am - 11:30am
Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott
Franklin 11 & 12
Description :

Meeting of Big Heads

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)
9:00am - 4:00pm
Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations Discussion/Interest group Sheraton
Philadelphia Ballroom
Description :

Library directors, staff, Friends, Trustees, and Foundations are invited to attend this popular session featuring speakers on various topics in the morning, lunch on your own, and roundtable discussions in the afternoon. Coffee and meet & greet begins at 9:00 a.m. following by speakers from 9:30 to 12:00 p.m. Lunch on your own 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. and roundtables from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. This program is free. Specific topics and speakers available at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/events. Please RSVP to united@ala.org.

9:00am - 4:00pm
PPO Research Planning Meeting [Closed] Discussion/Interest group Marriott
Room 406
Description :

PPO research planning meeting.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, January 24 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 4:00pm
External Review Panel (ERP) chair training Discussion/Interest group Sheraton
Logans 1
Description :

External Review Panelists who have participated in two or more on-site reviews are invited to attend training for ERP chairs. The session will prepare attendees to lead an external review of MLIS programs seeking ALA accreditation. The session will include a panel discussion featuring experienced ERP chairs and Office for Accreditation staff. People who are currently assigned to chair a review are strongly encouraged to attend. Heads of programs that are currently in the comprehensive review process are invited to attend as observers.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, January 24 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 9:30pm
The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Discussion/Interest group Loews Hotel
Howe
Description :

The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) is pleased to present Maryann MacDonald, author of the Bluebonnet honor book Odette’s Secrets and a former IBBY Ambassador to the United Nations. Ms. MacDonald’s appearance is supported by Bloomsbury. The Outstanding International Books Lists will also be announced at this event.

Saturday, January 25 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
CANCELLED Common Core State Standards Implementation Assistance Task Force (AASL) Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
203 A
Description :

The AASL CCSS Implementation Assistance Task Force will present their new toolkit and discuss with participants CCSS implementation from across the country.

8:30am - 10:00am
Copy Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
117
Description :

Report from the Library Congress
Angela Kinney, Chief, African, Latin American & Western European Division, Library of Congress will provide a report from the Library of Congress.

Batchloading and Editing of Vendor MARC records
Providing access to individual titles within large ebook collections is important to our users. Yet, editing and loading of vendor records could be perplexing. Quality of vendor records continues to present challenges and requires some massaging of data before records are ready for public consumption. This presentation will report on experiences of a team of copy catalogers responsible for batchloading activities at the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries.

Presenter: Nastia Guimaraes, Electronic Resources Cataloging Librarian, Head Batch Processing, Data Support, and Metadata Services, Norte Dame, Hesburgh Library.

RDA Implementation
The implementation of RDA in 2013 brought many challenges and changes to technical services. Two presenters will share their experiences.

Presenter: Amy Hart, has been a technical services/systems librarian for 20-plus years. Since June 2013, she divides her time between Brisbane, Australia, and Boston, Massachusetts. Before her move to Brisbane, Amy served as head of bibliographic services at Minuteman Library Network in Natick, Massachusetts for eight years. She is the author of ABC-CLIO’s “The RDA Primer” (2010) and is currently working on a follow-up title on RDA cataloging in MARC. Amy will provide an international perspective by speaking on RDA implementation by technical services librarians in Australia.

Presenter: Marian Schad from the Joseph Krauskopf Memorial Library, Delaware Valley College will discuss the changes addressed to the catalog department’s local practices and the consideration given to the effect on catalog’s users.

8:30am - 10:00am
GIS Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott
Franklin 04
Description :

The GIS Discussion Group hosted jointly with MAGIRT and GODORT. Topics of discussion will include geospatial data from both federal agencies and private sources.

8:30am - 10:00am
Library and Information Science (LIS) Education Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
126 B
Description :

Library and Information Science educators and academic librarians are invited to engage in a lively and pragmatic discussion of strategies to promote the effective alignment of LIS education with the evolving needs of the academic library workplace.

8:30am - 10:00am
LLAMA diversity officers discussion group Discussion/Interest group Marriott
Room 408
Description :

LLAMA diversity officers discussion group

Interests :
8:30am - 10:00am
LOMS Middle Managers Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott
Franklin 03
Description :

LOMS Middle Managers Discussion Group

8:30am - 10:00am
Romance Languages and Cataloging Issues Discussion Groups (ACRL WESS) Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
119 B
Description :

Discussion forum for librarians interested in Romance languages and in cataloging issues related to Western Europe.

Interests :
8:30am - 10:00am
Sponsored Research Administrators and Grants Managers Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
118 A
Description :

Meeting to share best practices and resources to further the professional development of members, and to elevate the role of sponsored research and grants in supporting the strategic goals of libraries.

8:30am - 10:00am
Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
108 A
Description :

“Technical Services Rocks Change”
Join us for lively roundtable discussions on solutions to the changes which have rocked our world:
• Avoiding "Sabotage" : training mechanisms and coping strategies for suddenly overburdened staff
• “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”: Changes in Acquisitions due to technology, reorganization, and the transition to e-products
• “When I'm Sixty-Four”: Problems of retraining, retention, and attrition in our graying profession.
• “Why-R-D-A”: It takes a Village (People) to Prepare for RDA
• “I Can See Clearly Now”: using project management in technical services.
• "Come Together" : Getting Technical Services staff involved in inter-departmental projects

8:30am - 11:30am
Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Doubletree
Ormandy Ballroom
Description :

Meeting of the interest group

8:30am - 11:30am
Preservation Administrators Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
103 B
Description :

The session will feature speakers on a wide range of topics related to preservation:

"Selection for Preservation and Conservation in a Changing Academic Library Environment," Jennifer Hain Teper and William Schlaack, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Complete This Phrase: TIFF is to images, as Broadcast Wave is to Sound, as WHAT? Is to Video: a brief report from the MXF AS-07 standards committee," George Blood, George Blood Audio and Video

"Preserving History, Influencing the Future: Recovering Liberia's National Documents," Jacob Nadal, ReCAP

"Developing a Unified Preservation Strategy: Moving Beyond the Digital/Analog Divide” Kara McClurken, University of Virginia

"Preservation Statistics Survey: some results & what's new in 2014" Annie Peterson, Tulane University

"Library of Congress Preservation Updates," Mark Sweeney, Library of Congress

"PARS Updates," Becky Ryder, Keeneland Association Inc

Brief updates from representatives of the Committee on Libraries Archives and Museums (Danielle Plumer) and the New Members Task Force (Julie Mosbo).

Saturday, January 25 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
BCALA Affiliates Committee Meeting Committee meeting, Discussion/Interest group Courtyard
Phillip H. Johnson Library
Description :

BCALA Affiliates Committee Meeting to discuss Affiliate issues, provide information on becoming an Affiliate, and promotion of BCALA

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED: Adults 50+ Promising Practices: Partnership between AARP Foundation and D.C. Public Library System Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
102 A
Description :

This session has been cancelled.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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