Sessions with Handouts

Time Title Type Location

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.

Saturday, January 25 - 3:00pm

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 - 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.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Residency Interest Group Meeting Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
110 A
Description :

The Residency Interest Group will meet to discuss ongoing initiatives. Current and past residents, as well as coordinators, are encouraged to attend. All are welcome.

Saturday, January 25 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Trends Impacting YA Services: Sex, Mind, and Body: How Guys and Girls Search for Health Information Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
102 A
Description :

Dr. Lesley Farmer coordinates the Teacher Librarian program at California State University Long Beach. Her presentation explores gender issues of teen technology use to find health information and offers recommendations to insure optimal library services to address health information needs of all teens.

Sunday, January 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Patron-Centered Reference Librarianship: Using Patrons' Interests to Motivate Information Literacy Learning Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
115 C
Description :

Although widely acknowledged that library education should be patron-centered, serious discussions of patron-centered reference librarianship are virtually non-existent. Now’s your chance to gather with colleagues to share best practices and strategies for engaging users in patron-centered learning at the reference desk. What does patron-centered learning mean? What strategies do you use to connect with users at the reference desk? How can we motivate authentic learning within the context of reference? Learn from others and share your own strategies for connecting with users as unique individuals, not just information problems to be solved. Facilitator: Kevin Michael Klipfel, CA State Univ, Chico

Sunday, January 26 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group (ACRL ULS) Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
308
Description :

To discuss issues relevant for mid-level managers in academic libraries.

Sunday, January 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bridging the Terminology: A Collaborative Effort to Help High School Students Transition to College Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
113 C
Description :

Students transitioning to college have a steep learning curve and librarians in school, public, and academic libraries have consistently tried to make this transition easier. What if one way to accomplish this was to better understand how our colleagues in different institutions describe using library resources and the research process? If we all used similar terminology or analogies, would it help new college students pick up where they left off in high school? Join your colleagues and the LIRT Transitions from High School to College Committee for a lively discussion and sharing of terminology, concepts, and analogies in order to help students transition to the next phase in their library research.

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