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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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2015 ALSC Membership Meeting
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Join your fellow ALSC members at the Membership Meeting where Ellen Riordian, ALSC President, will share ALSC's accomplishments and
initiatives. Members will engage in a facilitated discussion about issues
impacting youth services and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Interests :
Children's Services
Content Area :
Updates/Briefings
ACRL 101 & Membership Meeting (ACRL)
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ACRL leaders will meet with the first-time attendees and explain how to get the most out of the ALA Annual Conference experiences as well as opportunities for engagement with ACRL. A membership meeting (30 minutes) will be followed by the orientation program.

Interests :
Professional Development, Recruitment
Content Area :
Career Development
Type of Library :
Academic, Research Library
ACRL-AFAS Research Forum: African Americans in the West
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Resources for the Study of the African in New Mexico, Akilah S. Nosakhere, New Mexico State University Carlsbad
This presentation will highlight contemporary and classic resources and identify key researchers and institutions for researchers seeking to expand the historical record to include the African legacy in the New Mexico Territory and the American West. General references will be provided to resources chronicling the African experience in New Spain (the Americas) examining the multifaceted experience of the African in the American West. !

Insurers of the Dream: Records of a People and Their Business, Kelly Besser and Megan Hahn Fraser, University of California, Los Angeles
The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company was founded in 1925 in Los Angeles with a mission to provide dignified employment for African Americans and to provide them with insurance protection. Golden State Mutual operated for eighty-four years and grew to become one of the largest Black-owned companies in the United States. The company records were donated to UCLA Library Special Collections (LSC) in 1986. This presentation will include highlights of the collection, discuss appraisal, accession and arrangement challenges, and discuss how the collection has been used to gain insight into economic, educational, cultural and social justice issues central to the history of African Americans in Los Angeles.

Putting African American History on the Map: Using Clio to Connect the Public to Historic Sites and Library Resources, David J. Trowbridge, Marshall University
This presentation will introduce Clio, a free website and mobile application that connects the public with thousands of historical sites throughout the United States. Trowbridge’s work focusses on race in the American West from the Civil War to the 1930, with an emphasis on black pioneers who traveled to the West in the aftermath of Reconstruction. In addition to dozens of entries related to this work, Clio includes hundreds of entries that preserve and share the history of schools, churches, and other black institutions throughout the West and in communities throughout the United States.

Interests :
Instruction, Librarianship, Multicultural Services, Research and Statistics, Special Collections
Type of Library :
Academic, Research Library
ACRL/SPARC Forum (ACRL)
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Over the past few years, collaborations have been increasing between academic libraries and students and early-career researchers (ECRs) -- specifically around the issues of Open Access, Open Educational Resources and Open Data. Although academic libraries often work directly with faculty members on "open" issues, there is a growing opportunity for libraries to engage with graduate students and other early career researchers, who make up the next generation of faculty members, and have the potential to collectively transform scholarly communication systems into fully open models. This forum will discuss the benefits of working with students and ECRs and highlight how libraries can engage effectively with these important stakeholders by showcasing successful examples of collaboration. See speakers at http://sparc.arl.org/advancing-%E2%80%98open%E2%80%99-through-library-pa...

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Scholarly Communication
Type of Library :
Academic, Research Library
After Access—Libraries and Digital Empowerment [Closed]
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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The Digital Inclusion Survey and its predecessors document the technology infrastructure public libraries leverage with and for our communities. This is complemented by Pew Research about how Americans are using technology and libraries and reports from the Aspen Institute, ALA and IMLS. Together these resources point to expanding roles for libraries in addressing technology adoption and application, as well as access, needs. This invitation-only program will explore these themes and identify specific actions for advancing digital inclusion through libraries in partnership with other national and local entities.

Interests :
Advocacy, Assessment and Evaluation, Electronic Resources, Research and Statistics
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Content Area :
Transforming: Systems & Technology
Type of Library :
Public
AILA Membership meeting
AFL
American Indian Library Association (Affiliate)
Description :

Meeting for general membership of the American Indian Library Association.

Type of Library :
Native, Tribal
ALA Council Forum I
ALA
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This meeting allows councilors an opportunity to discuss issues that they will face during this conference.

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Updates/Briefings
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Other
ALA Council Forum II
ALA
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This meeting allows councilors an opportunity to discuss issues that they will face during this conference.

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Updates/Briefings
ALA Planning & Budget Assembly (PBA)
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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To assist the ALA Executive Board and the Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC), there shall be a Planning and Budget Assembly (PBA) which shall consist of one representative of each division, ALA committee, round table, and five councilors-at-large and five councilors from chapters. The duties of the Planning and Budget Assembly are to study the budget and planning documents submitted by the ALA Executive Board, raise questions concerning them, and offer suggestions to the ALA Executive Board and Budget Analysis and Review Committee.

Interests :
Budget Planning and Finance
Content Area :
Updates/Briefings
Type of Library :
All
ASCLA 101
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A networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agancies, (ASCLA).

Interests :
Accessibility (ADA-compliance), Career Advice, Mentoring, Networking, Recruitment
Content Area :
Transforming: Library Leadership Expectations - Staff and Boards
Type of Library :
All, Consortium, Nonprofit, Prison Library, Public, Special, Urban
Business Reference in Public Libraries Forum (RUSA_BRASS)
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Revenue Streams for Libraries: Naming rights, corporate sponsorships, crowd funding, and other non-levy type revenue sources. This panel will present methods and procedures designed to help libraries attain a better financial position by tapping into the abundance of opportunities that exist for them today. Topics will include how to properly value various assets for sponsorship by advertisers, contract and legal considerations for naming rights, and how to utilize crowdfunding in support of specific projects.

Interests :
Funding, Fundraising, Marketing, Partnerships, Reference Services
Content Area :
Transforming: Services
Type of Library :
Academic, Community College, Federal, Government, Public, Research Library, Special
Business Reference Sources Committee Publishers' Forum (RUSA_BRASS)
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Money Smart – Sources for Promoting Financial Literacy to Your Community. The ability to effectively manage finances begins with developing the necessary skills and knowledge to understand financial resources, then using them to make informed decisions. Financial data service products can help people manage their personal finances; however patrons may find these products overwhelming. This forum will include representatives from Morningstar, Standard & Poor’s, Mergent, and the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, who will demonstrate how their products can help your patrons improve their financial literacy.

Interests :
Collection Development, Electronic Resources, Public Services, Trends and Forecasting
Content Area :
Transforming: Services
Type of Library :
Academic, Community College, Corporate, Federal, Government, Public, Research Library, Special
CaMMS Forum
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BIBFRAME Experimentation and Development

BIBFRAME, in the early stages of development, has moved into a time rich with experimentation and possibilities. Come and join us for a lively hour of presentation and discussion, covering experimental projects underway at the University of Washington and about vocabulary development occurring with a group of partner libraries.

Speaker 1: Joseph Kiegel
The University of Washington has been working actively on BIBFRAME since 2014. This presentation describes three separate projects. The first involved staff training in RDF and BIBFRAME, and then a review of converted MARC records. The process of organizing for the review is described and sample results are given. In a second project, a mapping from RDA Core to BIBFRAME was developed and tested using native RDA cataloging. A third project, which is in its initial stages, involves assembling a body of topically related material in CONTENTdm, MARC and EAD and converting them to BIBFRAME.

Speaker 2: Nancy Fallgren:
The National Library of Medicine (‘NLM’) has proposed that BIBFRAME should be a lean, broadly shareable vocabulary that is supplemented with more specificity from other more specialized descriptive schema. Toward that goal, NLM has been collaborating with Zepheira, George Washington University, and University of California, Davis, on development of Zepheira’s BF Lite vocabulary. This presentation will provide an update on the progress of that collaboration.

Speaker Biographies
Joseph Kiegel is Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle. Beginning his career as a cataloger, he has held supervisory positions in cataloging and monographic acquisitions for 30 years. He has been active in the UW Metadata Implementation Group and in an XSLT Study Group. He has served on committees in the Orbis Cascade Alliance regarding collaborative technical services and the implementation of a shared ILS. He has an MLIS and an MA in Russian from the University of Iowa.

Nancy Fallgren is the Metadata Librarian in the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section of the National Library of Medicine. She became involved with BIBFRAME in October 2012 as NLM’s representative to the Library of Congress’ Early Experimenters group and has been actively working on BIBFRAME development ever since. Nancy leads NLM’s BIBFRAME experimentation team and is also a member of NLM’s Linked Data Infrastructure Working Group.

Interests :
Cataloging, Emerging Technologies, Metadata, Transforming Libraries
Content Area :
Transforming: E-Book & Collections
Type of Library :
All
CANCELLED Digitallearn.org: Working to Support Digital Literacy for All
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This session has been cancelled. Please visit Digitallearn.org to become involved with the project.

Interests :
Digital Libraries, Public Services
Content Area :
Transforming: Customer & User Expectations
Type of Library :
Joint Use, Public, Regional System, Rural, Urban
Chapter Councilors Forum
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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This forum is conducted by the Chapter Councilors prior to the Council Forum for all ALA Councilors on Monday, usually 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Interests :
Advocacy, Leadership, Librarianship
Chapter Leaders Forum [$]
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Description :

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Effective Membership Development and Retention, Generating New Revenue, Impactful Lobbying: Local, State and Federal, and Successful Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.

Interests :
Advocacy, Leadership
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$75
Content Area :
Updates/Briefings
Collection Management and Development Research Forum
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The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Sixth Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum at the 2015 American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Tony Greiner will discuss a data-driven weeding project in which he developed a list of common characteristics of uncirculated materials. This work led to recommendations for identifying and avoiding purchasing books that are unlikely to ever be used. Tony is Reference and Instruction librarian at Portland Community College in Oregon. While his professional interest is in collection use, his best stories are about driving the hippo truck when he worked for the circus.

Forrest Link and Bethany Sewell are currently investigating the feasibility of using short-term loans of ebooks as an alternative to traditional interlibrary loan. They will present their findings at the forum. Bethany is the Access Services and Reference Librarian at The College of New Jersey where she oversees the functions of Circulation, Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan. Prior to coming to The College of New Jersey, Bethany was the Access Services Librarian at the University of Denver. Bethany received her MLS with a specialization in Art Librarianship from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2006. Forrest is the Acquisitions and World Languages & Cultures Librarian at the College of New Jersey. He received his MLS from Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Interests :
Assessment and Evaluation, Collection Development, Research and Statistics, Transforming Libraries, Trends and Forecasting
Content Area :
Transforming: E-Book & Collections
Type of Library :
All
College Science Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL STS)
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This is an open discussion group meeting of the College Science Librarians group.

Interests :
Librarianship
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Updates/Briefings
Type of Library :
Academic, Research Library
Committee on the Future of University Libraries Meeting (ACRL ULS)
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Join the ACRL ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries in a moderated discussion about how five university libraries evaluated the use of existing resources (including staff) in order to pave the way for new services. What efficiencies were found in operations? What tough decisions to modify or eliminate existing services were considered? How did reorganization free up resources to help the organization move forward? The speakers will share their stories ahead of time and briefly discuss them, then we will open the floor for discussion and question-and-answer.

Interests :
Leadership, Personnel and Staffing, Trends and Forecasting
Content Area :
Transforming: Library Workforce
Type of Library :
Academic, Research Library
Continuing Resources Cataloging Forum
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To observe the 40th anniversary of the ISSN Network, in addition to update reports from CONSER and CC:DA, this forum will feature three presentations to shed light on different ways ISSN facilitates the resource discovery. Agenda is as follows:

1. Welcome and introductions / TJ Kao (Chinese technical services librarian at Yale University Library)
2. CONSER report / Les Hawkins (CONSER Coordinator at Library of Congress)
3. CC:DA report / Adolfo Tarango (Assistant Director, Metadata Services at University of California in San Diego)
4. ISSN Program

Regina Reynolds (Director, U.S. ISSN Center and Head, ISSN Section at Library of Congress)
Since its inception more than 40 years ago, ISSN has become a crucial identifier in the chain of trade, a key for serials processing, essential for access to journals and their articles, an identifier used by the US Postal Service and by rights management agencies, and much more. This presentation will review the history of the U.S. ISSN Center, the evolution of the ISSN standard, current uses and issues regarding ISSN, and ISSN’s potential in the linked data environment.

Steve Shadle (Serials Access Librarian at University of Washington)
It is not uncommon for publishers and contact providers to only provide current title and ISSN (rather than an entire journal title history) to knowledge base providers. This discussion will provide an overview of how two knowledge bases (Serials Solutions and ExLibris Alma) manage this metadata and the resulting user display and access issues.

Diane Boehr (Head of the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section at National Library of Medicine)
NLM was one of the earliest supporters and users of the ISSN. This presentation looks at the history and current use of ISSN data in NLM’s indexing activities, as well as some local practices adopted to ensure quality data in our article citations.

Interests :
Cataloging, Electronic Resources, Metadata, Serials
Content Area :
Transforming: E-Book & Collections
Type of Library :
All

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