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Monday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
LITA Drupal4lib Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite I
Description :

LITA Drupal4lib Interest Group

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.

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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
LITA User Experience Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hotel Nikko
Golden Gate
Description :

LITA User Experience Interest Group. We will have three 10-min. presentations and a Q&A to follow at the LITA UX IG meeting at ALA Annual. We will also have discussion time for any UX topics on-site. If you have any UX-related topics you would like to discuss, please bring them with you! Our presenters will include: Jennie Rose Halperin - Safari on Rocket Surgery for the Recent MLS: Use the skills you already know to become a lean, mean UX machine, and Allison Deluca, Systems Librarian at Florida Atlantic University on Card Sorting, One small step forward.

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3:00pm - 4:30pm
ALA Kitchen Table Conversations Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Walnut
Description :

We asked for your feedback, and we got it! ALA is influential and great for networking -- but we can also be too complex, sometimes bureaucratic, and we send a lot of email. Well, we heard you loud and clear, and we are working on it. Help us stay on track. Through a series of “kitchen table conversations” at the 2015 Annual Conference, attendees will gather to dig deeper into the ALA member experience. Topics may include joining and renewing, reducing email “chatter,” and making sure you get the information that matters most to you. You do the talking; we’ll be there to listen, learn, and then act. Please participate in the conversation and help us shape a new ALA together.

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 - 6:30am

6:30am - 7:30am
ALA Prompt Book Meeting III [Closed] Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Courtney Young's Suite
Description :

ALA president and others meet to review Council agenda and script prior to each ALA Council meeting.

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Closed :
Exclusive to group members

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