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Format: 09/26/2017 - 8pm
Format: 09/26/2017 - 8pm
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Friday, January 24 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Biennial Educators Meeting Forum/Update Marriott
Liberty C
Description :

Topic: What Skills are Needed for the Next Generation Cataloger/Metadata Professional?

Moderator: Erin Stalberg, Director of Discovery and Access Library, Information, and Technology Services, Mount Holyoke College

Panelists:
•Daniel Joudrey, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
•Shana McDanold, Head, Metadata Services, Georgetown University
•Autumn Falkner, Cataloger, Michigan State University
•Bobby Bothmann, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
•Ryan McGinnis, Graduate Student Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College (co-presenter with Dr. Joudrey)

This event is co-sponsored by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)

Friday, January 24 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Taiga Forum Update Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
102 B
Description :

Taiga will be reporting out on its activities at the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum in November in Austin, TX, including the rich and thought-provoking conversations about diversity in academic libraries that occurred at the Taiga Forum. We will also be presenting and facilitating another fascinating conversation on issues that matter to us. Stay tuned for the topic and speaker(s). (See below in the Comments for this information) Taiga is building a robust community of practice for senior academic library leaders. Taiga is also a place for lively discourse, the sharing of information, learning from others, and catalytic networking!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 24 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED YALSA Research Forum Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
103 A
Description :

This session introduces an ongoing project of the YALSA Research Committee on curating existing data sets about the lives of young people, and connecting these topics - social media, health, education, literacy, college preparation, and others - to YA library services. Following some brief sharing on the project, participants will gather in break-out groups to explore ways this research relates to young adult programs and services. The session will conclude with a group debriefing.

Saturday, January 25 - 8:30am

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)
8:30am - 10:00am
YALSA 201 Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
111 B
Description :

Are you a member of the Young Adult Library Services Association who's familiar with the basic programs, services and opportunities that the organization has to offer? Are you interested in becoming more involved in the association or are you ready to step up to a leadership position? If so, this event is designed for you! Come learn how to be more involved!

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
Continuing Resources Standards Forum Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
117
Description :

To begin the forum, Nettie Lagace (Associate Director for Programs, NISO) will provide a short update about the new/updated Recommended Practices for PIE-J, KBART, and Open Discovery Initiative (ODI). Following this update, the session program will focus on predatory publishing. Rick Anderson (Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections, University of Utah) will provide an overview of the concept of “predatory publishing,” explaining the background, the manifestations of predation that are out there currently, and some of the controversies surrounding Jeffrey Beall’s list of predatory publishers. Regina Romano Reynolds (Director, U.S. ISSN Center and head of the ISSN Section, Library of Congress) will follow with a discussion of how the U.S. ISSN Center and the international ISSN Network are dealing with this issue.

10:30am - 11:30am
Education Assembly Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
110 B
Description :

Meeting of the ALA Education Assembly

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Financial Literacy Forum: Why Students Need Librarians to Get Involved Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
120 A
Description :

Adi Redzic, co-founder and executive director of iOMe Challenge, will make a case for why young people need librarians and other library professionals to get involved in facilitating greater financial literacy in our communities. Adi will introduce iOme's various programs, including the data collected through iOme's annual Measure of Millennials. Attendees will also receive resources that they can utilize in their individual work. This forum will serve as an introduction to the topic of financial literacy and academic libraries, which will be the theme of the ACRL President's Program at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

10:30am - 11:30am
Open Forum on Revised Information Literacy Competency Standards Forum/Update Loews Hotel
Commonwealth A-D
Description :

Join the Task Force’s co-chairs as they present progress on the forthcoming significant revisions of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. The revised draft, to be released in February, will underscore the critical need for faculty members and librarians to collaborate and incorporate two new foundational elements: threshold concepts and metaliteracy. Additional information is available online: http://acrl.ala.org/ilstandards/.

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10:30am - 11:30am
Talk About Innovation! TEDx @Your Library Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
202 B
Description :

On Saturday from 10:30 – 11:30, ALA President Barbara Stripling will moderate a panel discussion featuring the innovative and engaging use of TEDx in the library. Panelists include:

Chrystie Hill – librarian, writer, community-builder, Director, Webjunction Community Services through OCLC
Teri Skillman – Outreach Coordinator, University of Hawaii Manoa, Hamilton Library
Meg Omainsky – Librarian, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, California

All three have had great success with conducting TEDx events with their libraries. Panelists will share their stories and strategies for using TEDx to energize and empower community conversations.

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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
GameRT Forum Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
103 A
Description :

"The Golden Gamers" Equitable and Inclusive Gaming Events for the Elderly presented by John Pappas

Tabletop board gaming is a creative, multi-generational, social and fun activity. While there is a broad swatch of recreational activities for the 65+ crowd, generally gaming is left out. Conversations with the Senior Activities Board of the Upper Darby Libraries confirmed this with traditional video games providing an engaging experience but accessibility tends to be a challenge due to physical determinants (carpal tunnel, poor eyesight, arthritis) and experiential (with a large learning curve required for many video games). Tabletop board games provide an experience that is interactive, social, cognitive and engaging. With concerns over Alzheimer's and social isolation, this is an important subject for many seniors. The Primos Library instituted a series of programs "Tabletop Gaming at the Library" (intergenerational, weekly), The Game Designer's Guild (monthly, intergenerational) and the "Golden Gamers" (65+, Monthly-Weekly dependant upon interest) each providing a gaming experience for burgeoning and experienced gamers of any age.

In this talk, Pappas will discuss the initial planning, marketing, collection development and community engagement elements of the series as well as successes and challenges. A large portion of the talk will be on game selection for this age group including issues such as the level of social interaction inherent in the game, types of games, levels of complexity and iconography.

Programs to Die For: Adult Murder Mysteries in the Library presented by Audrey Barbakoff

Mysteries are among the most popular books at any public library. Get your armchair sleuths excited, engaged, and interacting with an after-hours murder mystery program! Learn how to create a story that will engage people of all ages, transform your library into the scene of the crime, and run an event to die for. Be inspired by details and materials from several highly successful murder mystery events at Kitsap Regional Library, WA. These programs are a memorable, fresh way to get people outside your usual audience to come and play.

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)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
“Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Aspirations” Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
113 ABC
Description :

Leverage your trusted position in the community to engage people on issues that matter. Try out a practical Harwood Institute tool and learn about a powerful approach for convening diverse groups and leading change. In this interactive session, participants will try out the Aspirations tool and learn how they can use the tool as a starting point for library action. At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
• Create a simple story of the community’s shared aspirations and the conditions that will need to change in the community for those aspirations to be achieved;
• Access relevant tools and related resources to plan community conversations; and
• Get connected to a network of other librarians, trustees and friends engaged in community conversations.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CJCLS Hot Topics (ACRL CJCLS) Forum/Update Loews Hotel
Howe
Description :

Community College librarians and staff meet to discuss latest topics from their institutions.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Holdings Information Forum Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
203 B
Description :

BIBFRAME and the future of holdings information

Our first speaker, Rebecca Guenther, will discuss the BIBFRAME initiative and the effects it will have on the communication of holdings information. The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is an effort to provide a foundation for the future exchange of bibliographic description. It develops a model and ontology for describing bibliographic data, addressing both future data exchange and a transition path for existing MARC 21 bibliographic data. The Framework is a Linked Data Model that defines information entities - relating to bibliographic description, holdings, and authority. The intention is to enable the rich metadata available in libraries and other cultural heritage institutions to be part of the global web of data. BIBFRAME is in development and at this time the holdings focus is on the "obtain" function of bibliographic data, rather than prediction. This presentation will summarize the BIBFRAME Data Model in general and how holdings information fits into it by using BIBFRAME Annotations and RDF Classes HeldMaterial and HeldItem. It will illustrate various common scenarios and describe the properties in the BIBFRAME vocabulary relevant to holdings.

Rebecca will be followed by Diane Hillmann, who will discuss her research and share her thoughts on the future of holdings data. Of all the MARC 21 formats, Holdings was the one most clearly designed for machine manipulation. It is granular, flexible, and intended to be used at either a detailed or summary level. It has sometimes frightened potential users because it looks complex (even where it isn't), and in its "native" form is not particularly human friendly. Some of the complexity arises because there are both display and prediction aspects in the encoding, and not all library systems have developed predictive serial check-in systems supported by MARC Holdings. Some of the bibliographic metadata efforts now going forward ignore the existing MARC Holdings, sometimes in favor of simpler solutions based on the perception of the waning need for predictive check-in for digital subscriptions. Not much effort has been expended to bring the MARC Holdings format forward into the discussions about changing requirements and re-use of existing standards. As part of this presentation, Diane will review the effort to put the MARC21 Bibliographic Format into a very granular RDF expression, creating the possibility of lossless mapping. In this context, what can be done to follow that model for MARC Holdings, and what would that look like?"

We look forward to seeing you there!

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
ALA Presidential Candidates Forum Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
Grand BR B
Description :

This forum allows ALA members an opportunity to hear the platforms of the ALA presidential candidates prior to the ALA spring election.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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