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Monday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Open Source Software & Technical Services: Kuali OLE, GOKb and VuFind Program Moscone Convention Center
2022 (W)
Description :

Can technical services librarians influence library system development? In the open-source and community-source projects, such as Kuali OLE (Open Library Environment), GOKb (Global Open Knowledgebase) and VuFind, technical services librarians play lead roles in design, specifying, prioritizing, testing and implementing new software. This program will focus on the technical services librarian participation in these projects, and will show some of the technical services functionality of these products.

Sponsors :
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Providing Context for Digital Collections Program Moscone Convention Center
3002 (W)
Description :

This panel will discuss the Lowcountry Digital Library's decision to create the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI), an Omeka-based digital exhibition platform that provides context for its growing digital collections. LDHI translates archival materials, historic landscapes and structures, and expertly curated interpretation into digital public history exhibitions. Topics covered will include workflow and technology challenges, how digital collections and exhibits can (or can't) work together and what customizations were made to Omeka for this project.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee Meeting II (ALA PPO) Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
224 (S)
Description :

Meeting of the advisory committee to the ALA Public Programs Office, charged with: promoting excellence in cultural programming; assisting library staff to become more effective providers of cultural programming; identifying and disseminating resources for cultural programming; and promoting the Cultural Communities Fund.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee (RNTLOAK) Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
226 (S)
Description :

The Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds (RNTLOAK) Committee will meet.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
SustainRT - Lightning Round Program Moscone Convention Center
2012 (W)
Description :

Join Sustainability Roundtable for another round of lightning presentations. Join us as we hear about projects, events and more happening in our libraries.

Sponsors :
SUSTAINRT.
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
236-238 (S)
Description :

“From Spreadsheets to Systems: Acquiring New E-resources at MTSU”
Keeping track of the early stages of e-resource acquisition, from request to access can be a challenge. Relying on emails, Word documents, spreadsheets and memories is fraught with problems. At Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), information is now recorded in systems that can track statuses and issue automatic alerts to appropriate people. Requests are now submitted via online forms (JotForms) and recorded in the ERMS (Serials Solutions Resource Manager). The university has implemented an online procurement system (SciQuest) which tracks orders through the procurement and contract approval processes. I would like to present a brief overview of these systems and how we use them to improve workflow.

“Growing Pains: Migrating from a Locally Built ILS to a Vendor System”
In September 2014, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City, migrated from a locally designed ILS to a vendor system. The local ILS had been used in some form for almost 30 years. Although the vendor ILS contains some of the local system’s design features, technical services workflows have required significant redesign and/or restructuring. I will discuss the changes that were made and the reasoning behind them, including: the history leading up to the new ILS; metropolitan’s unique technical services operations; how the need for new workflows was determined; how new workflows were designed; what works and doesn’t; and the challenges and opportunities associated with the changes.

“Shapeshift: Leveraging Institutional Re-organization to Integrate Technical Services Units and Promote Innovation in Metadata Services”
At the University of Virginia Library, a library-wide re-organization of departments and services has provided technical services units the opportunity to evaluate staffing allocations and services focused on acquisition, description, and discovery of library materials. This presentation will focus on how the University of Virginia Library has integrated Special Collections and non-Special Collections technical service units, re-imagined acquisitions functions, and created new units focused on MARC and non-MARC metadata creation as well as metadata analysis and design. Though nascent, these changes have already enabled the metadata services units to expand their missions within the library, confront processing backlogs (particularly in the area of legacy finding aids), and prepare for significant education and cross-training among units to achieve newly-defined shared goals.

“Take Two! Revamping Collection Development Workflow for Streaming Video Collections”
At our large academic library, it was determined that current video streaming activity needed to be reconsidered and that a decision tree for incoming video requests needed to be created. In fall 2014, a Video Streaming Decision Tree Committee was formed with librarians and staff from various units within the Library including Collection Development, Acquisitions, and Music & Media. The Committee created a detailed decision tree that accounts for the complexities of streaming media, as well as a corresponding worksheet to record the decision process and a new online form for submitting video requests. The new decision tree, worksheet and online form were put into practice in the spring 2015 semester. This presentation will discuss the Committee’s process in creating the workflow and documents.

Sponsors :
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Executive Committee Meeting II (REFORMA) Affiliate Event Grand Hyatt San Francisco
Union Square
Description :

All REFORMA members are welcome. Executive Committee members' names can be found at http://reforma.org/content.asp?pl=2&sl=10&contentid=10

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)
1:00pm - 3:00pm
LLAMA Board of Directors Meeting II Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
274 (S)
Description :

LLAMA Board of Directors Meeting II

1:00pm - 4:00pm
COL - Business Meeting - III Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite H
Description :

Committee Meeting

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 5:00pm
ALA/AIA Library Building Awards Offsite
AIA San Francisco Offices
Description :

The ALA/AIA Library Building Awards are co-sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The competition recognizes excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries. Awards for distinguished accomplishment in library architecture by an architect licensed in the United States will be made for any library in the United States or abroad. The program is managed by the LLAMA Buildings and Equipment Section's Library Buildings Awards Committee.
AIA San Francisco Offices
130 Sutter Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104

Monday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Annual Library Camp Discussion/Interest group, Other Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 301
Description :

Join us for the Annual Library Camp. The goal of this Camp is to get people together to talk about anything library or conference related with a focus on reflecting on what inspired you at the 2015 Annual Conference. Come prepared to share your experiences and/or lead an informal discussion on a topic of your choice. Everyone is welcome!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Budget Meeting II (ALSC) Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
214 (S)
Description :

Meeting of ALSC Budget Committee.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Conversation Starter Special Edition: Think Like a Project Manager, Act Like a Library Leader Other Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

As library jobs become increasingly project-oriented, how can librarians incorporate the theories, practices, tools and methodologies associated with Project Management to increase the efficiency and success of the projects we undertake, as well as add value to our professional skill set and become more effective leaders?
Join certified Project Manager and Librarian Emily Clasper in a discussion of the basic principles of Project Management as applied within a library environment. We will use real-life scenarios to illustrate ways these strategies can help increase efficiency, reduce risk, and encourage progress towards strategic goals. Come ready to discuss specific projects you’ve tackled!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Intellectual Freedom Committee IV Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 13-15
Description :

Fourth business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library of the Future - Learning with the Long Now Foundation Program Moscone Convention Center
2009 (W)
Description :

The Long Now Foundation promotes long-term thinking by bringing together a diverse network of individuals in conversation and in pursuit of several long duration projects. Their 10,000 Year Clock (http://longnow.org/clock/), Rosetta Project language library (http://rosettaproject.org/), and Manual for Civilization (http://blog.longnow.org/category/manual-for-civilization/) encourage individuals to stretch their sense of "now" and bring long-term thinking and responsibility into the everyday decisions that are made. And their new space, The Interval, provides a venue for learning and conversation about big ideas. Join staff from The Long Now Foundation to learn more about how this organization promotes long-term thinking, how they approach these big projects, and what insights they have for the library of the future.

ALA attendees may stop by The Interval (http://theinterval.org)
to see the establishment and space and the Manual for Civilization in person! Catherine and Danielle will be there from 5:30 to 7:30pm Monday June 29, 02015 to further discuss our ideas and projects. The Interval will be open until midnight on Monday night, with a full cocktail menu and light bar snacks available.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Conversation Starter: What do LIS Students Really Think About Their Education? Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

Organizers and participants from the student-led 2015 Symposium on Library and Information Science (LIS) Education (lisedsymposium.wordpress.com) will highlight some of the findings from the two-day event, where students from ALA-accredited institutions across the United States came together to critically examine current practices in LIS education programs. We will share and discuss student-perceived areas of success within LIS programs, and identified calls for change as a result of Symposium discussions. Student-developed solutions and recommendations will be proposed for discussion and debate among participants. LIS students, educators, and policy makers are highly encouraged to attend. Student perspectives on the following topics include: Diversity, advising and mentoring, gaps in LIS curriculum: critical theory, technical competencies, administrative transparency, information ethics, reflections on online education, pre-professional experience and opportunities, costs and funding, required courses, career placement, dual degrees and specializations.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Library Games: The San Fran Sequel Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update/Assembly, Other, Social event Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 303
Description :

First there were the Olympic Games, then the Hunger Games became all the rage. Combine the two and you get The Library Games! Four brave teams of librarians competing in several fast-paced, cut-throat events to take home the trophy and be crowned the champions of libraryland. Audience participation and voting will be crucial to the outcome, so make sure you are there to witness history in the making.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Tuesday, June 30 - 11:30am

11:30am - 1:30pm
Inaugural Brunch [$] Social event, Ticketed event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 07
Description :

Join ALA President Courtney Young in honoring incoming President Sari Feldman and Division Presidents-Elect at this Inaugural Brunch. This elegant event will immediately follow the Closing General Session and includes food, entertainment, and more.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
Member: early bird, advance or onsite $60.00; Non Member: early bird, advance or onsite $60.00

Tuesday, June 30 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Board of Directors Meeting II (ALSC) Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 10
Description :

Meeting of ALSC Board of Directors.

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