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Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 11:30am
Preservation Administrators Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hotel Nikko
Monterey
Description :

The session will feature speakers on a range of topics related to preservation.

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Mentoring-on-the-Fly Other Moscone Convention Center
104 (N)
Description :

Looking for some professional guidance and advice while at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco? If so, stop by the Placement Center for the ACRL - University Libraries Section's "On-the-Fly" Mentoring to talk with an experienced librarian about any and all aspects of your career. Mentoring sessions are available by appointment and on a first-come drop-in basis.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 5:00pm
Career Counseling Other Moscone Convention Center
104 (N)
Description :

Recharge your career by meeting with a professional career coach. She can guide you in developing strategies for the next phase of your career, solving a problem in your current job situation, defining goals, and/or rejuvenating your career. Each one-on-one session is 20 minutes, and is completely confidential.

If you have never experienced career counseling, or just haven't used this type of service in a long time, this is the perfect opportunity to either introduce yourself to or reacquaint yourself with a service that can be useful throughout your career. Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with a knowledgeable professional about your career concerns. No cost.

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ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 5:00pm
Photography Service Other Moscone Convention Center
104 (N)
Description :

The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will be offering all attendees the opportunity to have a "headshot" photo package created. Any attendee can sign-up for an appointment with ALA's conference photography team to have a professional photo taken and set of digital images created for the attendees' use in job applications, social media and other networking opportunities. Walk-ins welcome. Cost: $20. Saturday and Sunday

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 5:00pm
Resume Review Service Other Moscone Convention Center
104 (N)
Description :

If you need help getting your resume polished, stop by the Placement Center while you are at conference. Come and discover the best way to show your most recent accomplishments with an updated resume. Bring your resume on a thumb drive so that you can make immediate changes while you're in the Placement Center.

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ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Understand Your Customers: Empathy Persona Creation Workshop Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update/Assembly Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Sierra Suite E
Description :

Personas are archetypal, representative customers used in strategic planning, service design, interaction design, user experience design and marketing. Personas will make it possible to better understand patrons of all ages, board members, friends group, government officials, vendors and others with whom staff interact as they support your library’s mission.

Join us in a hands-on workshop to develop a couple of ALA empathy personas to understand how the process works. After that we’ll move on to guided exercises to explore how to best implement your own persona development project. Your library can partner with its constituency groups to collaboratively develop and use personas. What are their concerns, passions, interests, problems, tasks, and how do those intersect with your programs and services?

Instructions for how to run Empathy Development Workshops and digital files of the worksheets used in the session will be available for you to take back to your workplace.

Questions about personas? Wikipedia has general information at:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persona#In_user_experience_design; while Usability.gov focuses on their use in web design: http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/personas.html.

Session Presenter Information: Louise Gruenberg, MAE, MLS, UxD (2015) is ALA’s Senior Usability Officer.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:15am
Conversation Starter: You Have My Empathy: What Does Empathy Look Like in the Library? Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

Whether during reference, programming, or outreach, empathy plays an essential role in everyday interactions between patrons and librarians. But these "soft", empathetic services are rarely openly discussed on the job and often unacknowledged by the public. Why? In this session, the presenter will use current research to highlight what empathy looks like in the library, why it is important, why it is so invisible, how it can be used to support the work we do, and how to provide these services within professional guidelines.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
A Tale of Two Cities: NYPL and CPL Wi-Fi Lending Projects Program Moscone Convention Center
2008 (W)
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In an effort to close the digital divide and address the lack of broadband access among low-income residents, New York Public Library’s “Check Out the Internet,” and Chicago Public Library’s “Internet to Go” services allow patrons to check out and take home Wi-Fi hotspots. This program will describe the approaches each library took to attack the problem of the digital divide in their cities, provide an update, discuss lessons learned and plans for the future.

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10:30am - 11:30am
AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Sierra Suite D
Description :

Meeting of the AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee on Library Service to Labor Groups

10:30am - 11:30am
All Committee Meeting (LIRT) Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Club Room
Description :

Meeting of all LIRT Committees.

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10:30am - 11:30am
ASCLA 101 Discussion/Interest group, First-TimeAttendeeSessions, Forum/Update/Assembly, Social event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 13-15
Description :

A networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agancies, (ASCLA).

10:30am - 11:30am
Cataloging in Publication Advisory Group (CAG) Affiliate Event, Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
3004 (W)
Description :

The Cataloging in Publication Advisory Group (CAG) is open to anyone who is interested in learning about the latest developments with CIP records. Discussion topics will include the revision of the CIP Data Block, growth of the CIP E-book program, and the ECIP Cataloging Partnership Program.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Cataloging Norms Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
122 (N)
Description :

Describing Resources with BIBFRAME at the National Library of Medicine
Nancy J. Fallgren, Metadata Specialist Librarian, National Library of Medicine

NLM has been collaborating with George Washington University, University of California, Davis, and Zepheira to draft an experimental common, core BIBFRAME data model and vocabulary that would be useful for bibliographic cataloging and beyond. With the draft at a comfortable level of completeness, we are using that BIBFRAME model in further experiments to convert existing description from a variety of XML schema and to catalog new bibliographic materials using RDA rules. This presentation will discuss the status of NLM’s practical experimentation using BIBFRAME for resource description, including some examples, and discussion of tools we are using and/or planning to use.

Skill Sets for Technical Services Staff
Roman S. Panchyshyn, Assistant Professor, Kent State University

As the nature of the work in technical services changes, technical services managers and library administrators need to evaluate and project what type of skill sets must be added or changed to meet the needs of future projects and workflows. My presentation will identify eight areas of competence, or skill sets, which will need to be present in technical services for the department to remain viable during the period of transition from current cataloging practices to a linked data environment. The presentation will be given from a management perspective, outlining the need for establishing a training timetable, prioritizing skill set training, and justifying the costs and resources necessary for training to library administration. The presentation will be based on my book chapter, recently accepted for publication, in the monograph titled: Creating the 21st Century Academic Library: Volume 6: Rethinking Technical Services, edited by Bradford Lee Eden.

What Can We Do about Our Legacy?
Diane Hillmann, RDA Development Team

Underlying many of the recent conversations about new options for description is the fear that we could lose access to our legacy of MARC records, or compromise the transition from MARC to RDA sufficiently that we lose the value of those records. There are options for bringing that data with us as we move ahead, but there will need to be better understanding of what those options might be and how to make appropriate decisions for individual libraries or consortia for those conversations to proceed effectively.
The notion of pursuing ‘integration’ of MARC and RDA records, using the RDA fields brought into MARC, is often brought up, prompted by the early decisions of the RDA effort to pursue a ‘middle ground’ option, but better understanding of what is really different about RDA has made that option less attractive. Diane Hillmann, for many years a cataloger and tech services manager, and now a member of the RDA Development Team, will discuss the issues around these decisions, and suggest possible paths for librarians.

10:30am - 11:30am
Collect Building Census Without Effort Program Moscone Convention Center
3002 (W)
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Through careful analysis of wireless ("wifi") controller logs it is possible to understand a great deal about patron locations and visit times in a Library building(s). The exact types and numbers of wireless devices carried can be known, as well as the nature of their use. The data are available on demand, do not harm patron privacy, and can replace manual headcounts.

10:30am - 11:30am
Emerging Leaders 2015 Wrap-Up [Closed] Other Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate C3
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This session is designed to allow the participants in the 2015 class of the Emerging Leaders an opportunity to debrief and process their experience in the program. Emerging Leader sponsors and member guides are welcomed to attend.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
10:30am - 11:30am
EMIERT General Membership Meeting Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite B
Description :

Join us to hear about the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table.

10:30am - 11:30am
Executive Perspectives: a candid look into the Library Technology industry; anticipating next moves Program Moscone Convention Center
3020 (W)
Description :

Libraries in the US collectively invest almost half a billion dollars annually in the platforms that manage and provide access to their collections and services. Marshall Breeding, author of the annual Library Systems Report published in American Libraries, will assemble and moderate a panel of executives representing organizations that produce software or services for libraries. Breeding will give a brief introduction and will then lead a lively discussion to probe at the technology and business trends currently in play, including industry consolidation, differing approaches to opening software to library programmers, and the shift toward cloud-based technologies. The panel is scheduled to include: Kim Massana, Chief Executive Officer Innovative Interfaces; Matti Shem-Tov, President and Chief Executive Officer Ex Libris; Bill Davidson, President and Chief Executive Officer SirsiDynix; Kurt Sanford, Chief Executive Officer ProQuest; Skip Prichard, President and Chief Executive Officer OCLC; Annette Harwood Murphy, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President The Library Corporation.

10:30am - 11:30am
Fearless Questions and Fierce Conversations: Recruiting and Retaining LIS Doctoral Students of Color Program Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Plaza B
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Cultivating a diverse workforce is of great importance, but representation of librarians of color in LIS education, research, and executive-level administration is lacking. Recruiting librarians and other information professionals of color is a social justice issue. A panel of current doctoral students will address various aspects of the PhD process including: networks of allies, safe spaces, and fit in a program. Join us for the annual Leaders Wanted: Doctoral Fair immediately following!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
International Games Day Committee Meeting (GameRT) Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
222 (S)
Description :

Help us level up International Games Day @ your library even higher!

10:30am - 11:30am
Introduction to Conference & Event Planning for Librarians Program Moscone Convention Center
132 (N)
Description :

Responsible for planning a conference or large event? This program will equip librarians with the tools necessary to dive into the planning process. Learn how to select a venue, negotiate with vendors, and avoid common pitfalls during the planning process. Types of events to be discussed range from state or regional conferences with attendance of 500+, 50+ programs, and national speakers to immersive, multi-day institutes for thirty individuals or less.

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