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The programs and sessions that you'll find here are preliminary listings. More programs, sessions, and details will be added throughout the spring, descriptions will be updated, and by the time everything is finalized, you'll have more than 2,000 programs, sessions, events, and other opportunities to choose among. The full program and Scheduler will be available in mid-May.

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AMIA@ALA: Association of Moving Image Archivists workshop for ALA [$]
Description :

Overview: The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is proud to lead this workshop on preserving, protecting and making audiovisual material accessible. This six hour workshop is attended for all interested, and no experience is required. Topics will include film and video preservation, digitization, and how to share 16mm film collections in classrooms of all ages.

Agenda:

10am-11:00am: How Libraries can Preserve Analog Resources in a Digital World

11:00am-12:00pm: Don’t Be A Film Wrecker - Best Practices for Storing, Repairing, and Viewing Film Prints and VHS Tapes

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch on your own

1:00pm-2:30pm: A/V Outsourcing for All: A Step-by-Step Method for Initiating Video Digitization Projects

2:30-2:45: Break

2:45pm-4:00pm Using Films: Reviving 16mm in the 21st Century Classroom

Interests :
Archives, Collection Development, Copyright, Digitization, Preservation
Cost :
$20 VRT member, $25 non-member
Type of Library :
All
An Innovation Workshop for Library Entrepreneurs and Makers (and Librarians Who Support Entrepreneurs and Makers) [$]
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Description :

Based in the Lean Startup methodology, Design Thinking and Participatory Action Research, this workshop will walk participants through a proven process of innovation and idea testing that can be applied to organizational development, professional learning, new programs and initiatives, and more. Participants will explore how to develop and test a "venture" idea over the course of the workshop and engage in hands-on practice with tools they can use to continue to innovate using lean startup and design thinking methodologies with minimal resource investment. This preconference is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Maker Spaces Member Interest Group.

Cost :
40.00
Awesome Onboarding! [$]
Description :

Want to get your new staff started with powerful organizational support?

Then join us for a day of engaged learning. We’ll start with a presentation by a leading Silicone Valley employer discussing the challenges and rewards of adding staff to their global workforce.

Then you will break off into small, large and academic library groups to discuss best practices specific to your type of library.

We hope that you are able to join us for this exciting learning opportunity.

Our featured presenters are Amy Jordan, Louise Whitaker, Sheri Stone, Colleen Eggett, and Steven Weitz, Senior Learning Consultant, LinkedIn.

Interests :
Personnel and Staffing, Training
Cost :
$150.00
Type of Library :
All
Beyond the Looking Glass: Real World Linked Data. What Does It Take to Make It Work? [$]
Description :

Current discussion puts undue emphasis on the philosophy and technology of linked data. Yes, it's cool and demands to be played with. And yes, the library community is late to the party. But what is required for success besides an interesting idea?

Join us to explore ontology design and data modeling in the real world. Learn about the people, processes, metrics, and yes the technology, needed to succeed.

This preconference is intended for Non-IT library staff that have a general understanding of linked data, and are ready to engage further in learning and applying data modeling concepts that are central to using/creating linked data in a production environment. Some knowledge of XML and HTML will be assumed (although not required).

Interests :
Cataloging, Emerging Technologies, Metadata, Technology
Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $319 Non Member
Content Area :
Transforming: E-Book & Collections
Type of Library :
All
BRASS Preconference: Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs [$]
Description :

What are common misconceptions about intellectual property among entrepreneurs? Two IP attorneys will discuss disputes and challenges startups are facing. Librarians and entrepreneurs will also get tips from experts on effective patent and trademark searching, learn about Patent and Trademark Resource Centers, and get introduced to best practices in integrating your library into the local innovation ecosystem, including building partnerships with local organizations and collaboration with the university commercialization office.. Sponsored by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.

Interests :
Adult Services, Electronic Resources, Emerging Technologies, Intellectual Property, Technology
Cost :
EARLY BIRD Division Members: 129; ALA Members: 149; Non-ALA Members: 169; Students/Retirees: 119; ADVANCED Division Members: 159: ALA Members: 179; Non-ALA Members: 199; Student/Retirees: 179; ON SITE: Division Members: 209; ALA Members: 229; Non-ALA Memb
Content Area :
Transforming: Services
Type of Library :
Academic, Community College, Library School, Public, Seeking employment, Student
Build a Circuit & Learn to Program an Arduino in a Silicon Valley Hackerspace: Panel of Inventors & Librarians Working Together [$]
Description :

Computers have changed our lives, but what do we really know about them? Library/information centers can provide answers. Via this hackerspace hosted innovative and experiential session, attendees will learn practical skills. Soldering and learning the basics of Arduino programing leaving being able to create and adapt programs for their own needs. Following, this a panel of Silicon Valley insiders and librarians will share how their institutions programs on programming contribute to analytical thinking.

(An additional materials fee of $25, payable at the door, may apply for this session. )

Interests :
Emerging Technologies, Technology
Cost :
$235 LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
Content Area :
Transforming: Systems & Technology
Type of Library :
All
CANCELLED CLA Preconference - Lunch at the Library: How to Establish Your Library as a Successful Summer Meal Site [$]
AFL
Affiliate Organization
Description :

Public library summer meal programs keep kids healthy, fed, and engaged while school is out. These programs contribute to community efforts to address summer learning loss and food insecurity, while bringing new families to the library and strengthening relationships with existing customers. Participants at the Lunch at the Library workshop will learn how to establish their libraries as successful summer meal sites and connect families with library programs and services. Presenters include nutrition experts who will discuss the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program and the need for public library summer meal sites, and librarians who are operating successful summer meal sites, to share how they got started, their successes and challenges, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Presentations and small group discussions will include such topics as getting started as a summer meal site; working with meal providers; recruiting and working with volunteers; promoting your summer meal site and summer programs; coordinating activities and programs to complement the meal service; developing new community partnerships to support your program; evaluating your meal service; transforming your summer meal site into a meaningful youth development program; and telling your story.At the end of the session, attendees will have the opportunity to observe a summer meal program at the San Francisco Public Library (confirmation pending). In California, Lunch at the Library is an IMLS LSTA-supported statewide summer
program. This workshop is co-sponsored by the California Library Association, California Summer Meal Coalition, and San Francisco Public
Library.

If you are a member of CLA use special code AFL2015 to receive the price of $109.

Cost :
Member - $159, Non Member - $225
CANCELLED CLA Preconference: Innovation 101 [$]
AFL
Affiliate Organization
Description :

Where does innovation come from? How can you bring more innovation to your library? Hosted by California Library Association Join Robert Karatsu and Michelle Perera from the 2013 National Medal-winning Rancho Cucamonga Public Library as they explain where they found the inspiration to create
such things as their Play and Learn IslandsTM or the “RC2Go!” Pop-up mobile City Hall. They will also address how to apply innovation to your daily routine. This program will be interactive, with exercises that will foster innovation, and spark ideas that you can take back to your library following this conference.

If you are a member of CLA use special code AFL2015 to receive of the price of $109.

Cost :
Member - $159, Non Member - $225
CANCELLED Let's Hack a Collaborative Library Website! [$]
Description :

In this hackathon attendees will learn to use the Bootstrap front-end framework and the Git version control system to create, modify and share code for a new library website. Expect a friendly atmosphere and a creative hands-on experience that will introduce you to web literacy for the 21st century librarian. Morning will consist of in-depth introductions to the tools, while afternoon will see participants split into working groups to build a single collaborative library website.

Interests :
Emerging Technologies, Technology
Cost :
$235 LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
Content Area :
Transforming: Systems & Technology
Type of Library :
All
CANCELLED The A to Z of RFPs: Writing, Responding, Evaluating, and Awarding Requests for Proposals [$]
Description :

Managing a courier service requires a thorough understanding of the request for proposals (RFPs) process, from writing them through awarding them. Take advantage of the in-depth knowledge and experience this group of managers and directors have garnered through creating, responding to, evaluating, and awarding RFPs, as well as assessing performance once the RFP has been awarded.

Interests :
Administration and Management, Professional Development, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Transforming Libraries, Foundations
Cost :
Division members; Early Bird: $129.00, Advanced: $159.00, ALA members; Early Bird: $149.00, Advanced: $179.00 Non ALA members; Early Bird: $169.00, Advanced: $199.00, Students//Retirees; Early Bird: $179.00, Advanced: $119.00
Content Area :
Career Development
Type of Library :
All
Cataloging Special Formats for the Child in All of Us Using RDA and MARC21 [$]
Description :

This preconference workshop will provide practical information on the descriptive cataloging of children's materials, using RDA and MARC21. Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises which will include using tools and documentation in support of cataloging with RDA. The following children's materials types will be covered: video recordings, sound recordings, video games, three-dimensional objects, kits, books with accompanying material in a special format, games, and two-dimensional materials such as pictures and flash cards.

Interests :
Cataloging, Children's Services, Games and Gaming, Metadata
Cost :
$219 - ALCTS Member; $269 - ALA Member; $319 - Non Member
Content Area :
Transforming: E-Book & Collections
Type of Library :
All
Challenges with Managing Streaming Media and other Digital Content for Academic Libraries [$]
Description :

The provision of streaming media services are a challenge for academic libraries. The preconference will address new issues and trends in the acquisition, management and licensing for streaming media and other digital distribution conduits. The program will include topics such as; selection, collection development, acquisition models, issues in acquisitions and workflow management, delivery systems and platforms, standard licensing models and scenarios for various types of digital media, distribution rights, and emerging digital resources.

Interests :
Acquisitions, Copyright, Emerging Technologies, Games and Gaming, Technology, Transforming Libraries, Trends and Forecasting
Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $319 Non Member
Content Area :
Transforming: E-Book & Collections
Type of Library :
All
CLA Preconference: *Uncommit: How Do We Stop So We Can Start Doing What Really Matters* [$]
AFL
Affiliate Organization
Description :

Libraries try to be everything to everyone. The challenge is taking on new initiatives that require new skill sets when we can’t bear to let anything go. In Jim Collins’ Good to Great
framework, he says great organizations are clear about the difference between their core values (which never change) and operating strategies and cultural practices (which endlessly adapt to a changing world). Within a changing landscape of what people need from libraries, we have to figure out what we do well and do that, and stop doing what others are already doing well. We have finite capacities and must choose how to create the best outcomes and impacts for our communities. Our core values haven’t changed, and we need to find new ways to use our natural assets to deliver services, value, and make a difference. It’s about delivering the value you’re meant to deliver and not just the conventional services you’ve always delivered. Please know that this session will be energizing and affirming. You’ll leave with confidence around how to get to the why of deciding to stop doing things in your library. You will be able to talk about your decisions in terms of abundance and not scarcity, in terms of creating greater impact and not taking something of value away from your community. Our guest speakers are Jan Sanders, Kent Oliver, Jane Light, and David Singleton. Cheryl Gould and Sam McBane Mulford will facilitate the workshop.

If you are a member of CLA use special code AFL2015 to receive the price of $109.

Cost :
Member - $159, Non Member - $225
CLA Preconference: Communities in Need: Innovations in Service and Design for Connecting Users with Social Services [$]
AFL
Affiliate Organization
Description :

Public libraries are increasingly responsive in developing new models of service to address 21st century community needs including service to persons experiencing mental illness, persons experiencing homelessness, patrons who are in need of medical care and families living in poverty. The California Library Association, in conjunction with the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), is presenting a full day preconference to share the latest best practices from across North America including innovations from Richland Library and Pima County Library that feature the addition of a public health nurse to their on-site programming. Presentations will also include Edmonton Public Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Madison (WI) Public Library and San Francisco Public Library to highlight the evolving impacts of social worker programs in public libraries.

If you are a member of CLA or LLAMA use the special code AFL2015 to recieve the price of $219.

Cost :
Member - $269, Non Member - $319
CLA Preconference: Relationship-building and Community Engagement [$]
AFL
Affiliate Organization
Description :

Survival of the public library is about relevance, and the key to relevance is engagement. That’s our future. Engagement, with customers, community, stakeholders, partners, and staff, is about people being in relationships. Public libraries need to approach relationships with the confidence that we have something of value to offer, and clarity about what we hope to gain from others that will move our strategic initiatives forward. In this session we’ll explore the various meanings of community engagement, talk about staff engagement, and discuss what it takes to build relationships in both our outward and inward worlds. We’ll hear about strategies for building productive relationships with staff, communities, partners, and stakeholders. We’ll talk about how to rightsize our relationships - recognizing there should be a correlation between the level of effort we put into nurturing relationships and the value we both offer and receive. We’ll discuss how to seek out strategic relationships that align to organizational priorities, and practice having conversations to build relationships in which you might have something to teach, want to learn, or hope to collaborate. Please show up ready to be engaged, interactive, and appreciative of all that is offered, you contribute, and acquire in this daylong session. Our guest speakers are Susan Hildreth, Gary Wasdin, Luis Herrera, and Jan Sanders. Cheryl Gould and Sam McBane Mulford will facilitate the workshop.

If you are a member of CLA use special code AFL2015 to receive the price of $219.

Cost :
Member - $269, Non Member - $319
Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data [$]
Description :

This full-day workshop provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data. Session topics include XML and XSLT for streamlining and scaling up metadata and cataloging workflows; RDF/XML for serializing MODS-RDF and BIBFRAME; XQuery for extracting, manipulating, and constructing library metadata; and PyMARC for accessing and manipulating MARC records. Attendees are encouraged to bring a computer with XML-aware and Python software as well as questions for group discussion.

The key audience for this preconference is cataloging and metadata librarians or paraprofessionals and information science students having some familiarity with metadata creation and/or descriptive cataloging practices, and at least one or two formats such as MARC, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, RDF. This preconference may also be useful for digital scholarship librarians and library technology staff. Sessions are oriented towards those who have some familiarity with the technologies covered however it is not required.

To get the most out of the presenters' illustrations, examples, and hands-on exercises we recommend participants pre-install XML-aware, Python, and MarcEdit software on their computers prior to arrival. Current versions of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera are able to display XML files and will largely suffice for the first session, but in order to follow-along with the later examples and hands-on exercises participants will need to be able to do more than just view XML. We recommend installing fully-featured XML editing tools such as oXygen XML Editor (Syncro Soft), XML Spy XML Editor (Altova), Stylus Studio XML Editor or XML-compatible text editors such as Brackets, Notepad++ for Windows, and GNU Emacs as well as MarcEdit and the Python 3.4.1 shell. Instructions on installing these programs will be provided on the ALCTS Workflow Efficiency Interest Group ALA Connect page prior to the preconference.

Interests :
Cataloging, Digital Libraries, Emerging Technologies, Metadata
Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $319 Non Member
Content Area :
Transforming: E-Book & Collections
Type of Library :
All
Creating Better Tutorials Through User-Centered Instructional Design [$]
Description :

Have you wanted to involve users as you design interactive e-learning, but aren’t sure where to start? In this unique, hands-on workshop, you will learn the core and emerging principles of instructional and user experience design and apply what you have learned to design, develop, and test a tutorial you create. Workshop facilitators will cover topics including design thinking, user-centered pedagogy, user interface prototyping, and intercept usability testing while providing hands-on practice in each area.

Interests :
Emerging Technologies, Technology
Cost :
$235 LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
Content Area :
Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Type of Library :
All
Cultivating Your Influence: How to Be a Leading Librarian [$]
Description :

Becoming a leader can be an intimidating prospect for many new (and not-so-new) librarians. In this session, a diverse panel of librarians will provide insight on how to make it happen! No matter your career level or library type, being a leading advocate is an important component of librarianship and is critical when rallying support for ideas, services, and library users. Join us to learn from leading librarians on how to make your voice heard. Our featured speakers/workshop facilitators are Ingrid Abrams (Brooklyn Public Library), Shannon McClintock Miller (teacher librarian and technology integration specialist), Michelle Millet (John Carroll University), and Wick Thomas (Kansas City Public Library).

Cost :
$55 - $105
Type of Library :
All
Data Visualization: Tools, Techniques, & Practice [$]
Meeting Type :
Description :

Meeting of the Data Visualization: Tools, Techniques, & Practice

Cost :
ACRL member - $225, ALA member - $275, Nonmember - $305
Type of Library :
Academic, Research Library
Defining Diversity Through Dialogue [Closed, $]
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Meeting Type :
Description :

This session will explore the interconnectedness of our identities, the unique ways that we define ourselves, and our values, beliefs and biases. We will use exercises to help us learn about who we are and how we impact others, and similarly, who others are and how they impact us. Come prepared to participate in this highly interactive session. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars and invited guests.

Interests :
Career Advice, Diversity, Leadership, Mentoring, Recruitment
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
N/A
Type of Library :
All

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