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Thursday, June 25 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:00am
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Orientation Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

Orientation session for trustess and unit liaisons

Sponsors :
FTRF.
8:30am - 4:30pm
Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2001 (W)
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.

Sponsors :
Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $319 Non Member
8:30am - 5:00pm
Cataloging Special Formats for the Child in All of Us Using RDA and MARC21 [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2003 (W)
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.

Sponsors :
Cost :
$219 - ALCTS Member; $269 - ALA Member; $319 - Non Member

Thursday, June 25 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Other Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

Business meeting of Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees - morning session

Sponsors :
FTRF.

Thursday, June 25 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Executive Committee Meeting (ALSC) Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
276 (S)
Description :

ALSC Executive Committee members meet, along with staff.

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Other Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

Business meeting of Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees - afternoon session

Sponsors :
FTRF.

Thursday, June 25 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 6:30pm
Spectrum Institute Opening Reception [Closed, $] Discussion/Interest group, Preconference/Institute Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan C/D
Description :

Welcome reception with ALA President Courtney Young, ALA President-Elect Sari Feldman, and ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
N/A

Thursday, June 25 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:30pm
FTRF Member Reception Social event Moscone Convention Center
Hallway Room 131 (N)
Sponsors :
FTRF.

Thursday, June 25 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 6:30pm
CANCELLED Freedom to Read Foundation Member Reception Social event Moscone Convention Center
238 (S)
Description :

Freedom to Read Foundation Member Reception

Sponsors :
FTRF.

Thursday, June 25 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Defining Diversity Through Dialogue [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan A/B
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.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
N/A

Friday, June 26 - 8:00am

8:00am - 11:30am
SORT Literary and Historic Walking Tour of Downtown San Francisco [$] Ticketed event Offsite
Dewey Monument in Union Square
Description :

Meet 8 am at Union Square for check-in/orientation. Walk begins at 8:30 am: two oldest hotels in the city, Sam Spade/Dashiell Hammet and Isadora Duncan sites, High tea favorite, department stores, bakery, sculpture, art, Frank Lloyd Wright building, Ghirardelli Chocolate shop, etc. No refunds due to weather conditions. The cost is $25 per person.

Attendees will meet at Dewey Monument in Union Square 8am June 26 and 29 2015. Walk will finish at Fisherman's Wharf. Cable car fare is $5.00 (not included) to return to Union Square if desire.

Sponsors :
SORT.
Cost :
$25.00
8:00am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED The A to Z of RFPs: Writing, Responding, Evaluating, and Awarding Requests for Proposals [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
232-234 (S)
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.

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
8:00am - 12:00pm
External Review Panel (ERP) Training Other Westin St. Francis
Elizabethan A
Description :

New and experienced External Review Panelist pool members are invited to attend a training session on the role of ERP members in the ALA accreditation process. Participation is a prerequisite for serving on a review panel. Participants will learn about the comprehensive review process, hear from experienced panelists, and work in a group to analyze a sample Program Presentation. This year’s training will focus on Standards V and VI of the 2008 Standards. Currently assigned ERPs are especially encouraged to attend. Program heads who want to learn more about the accreditation process are welcome to attend as observers.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:00am - 1:00pm
Leading from Any Position: Libraries which are Leaders in their Communities and Librarians who Lead-IRRT Preconference [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
122 (N)
Description :

The library profession is constantly adjusting to new technical developments, standards and innovative new services. These changes may occur without additional funding, or in an environment where the relevance of library services may not be widely known, or may be questioned as larger institutions face rethinking of structures. Libraries need to be leaders in their communities in order to ensure they are full participants in the future of those communities. Learn how librarians from around the world are addressing how to lead and how to nurture leadership of both individuals and libraries. (Session includes lunch)

Cost :
90
8:00am - 4:00pm
Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2018 (W)
Description :

The preconference workshop will provide an overview of cataloging videorecordings using Resource Description and Access (RDA), MARC21, and the newly-issued Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) best practices cataloging guides for DVD/Blu-ray discs and streaming media. Through presentations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn to catalog current video formats such as streaming video, DVD, and Blu-ray. Specialized materials such as filmed performances (dance, music, theatre, etc.) and older video formats will also be addressed.

This preconference is intended for Technical Services librarians and cataloging staff from academic, public, school, or special libraries who catalog video formats such as streaming video, DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, etc.

Sponsors :
Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $319 Non Member

Friday, June 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Intellectual Freedom Committee I Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

First business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Mentorship Magic: Spectrum Edition [Closed] Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan A/B
Description :

From the perspective of recent LIS graduates and new information professionals, we will explain how seeking professional support is essential to job satisfaction and career growth. Dawn will discuss how peers who are at a similar career stage can serve as mentors. She will share her experience reaching out to Hannah for peer-mentorship during the job interview process. In addition, she will highlight how Hannah and other Spectrum mentors have coached her through the job search process with concrete advice on topics such as interview strategies, assessing workplace culture, and making crucial career decisions. Hannah will discuss the advice she provided Dawn as a peer-mentor. She will also elaborate on finding allies and supporters in YALSA as something that has contributed greatly to job satisfaction, engagement, and new opportunities. The presenters will begin the panel with a friendly dialogue with current Spectrum participants to survey their specific job search and other professional anxieties. Doing so would help us address their concerns while explaining the importance of seeking mentors/supporters and learning how to connect with them. The following questions about the mentoring process will be covered:
-How does one connect with supporters/mentors in the field?
-How should mentees approach mentors with concerns or questions?
-Why is mentorship essential for furthering the careers of ALL library professionals from underrepresented backgrounds in the field?
Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 10:00am
Training, Orientation & Leadership Development Committee (TOLD) Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite B
Description :

Committee meeting for the ALA Training, Orientation & Leadership Development Committee (TOLD)

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 12:00pm
Rolling out the Rainbow Carpet: Serving LGBTQ Communities [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
132 (N)
Description :

Libraries are well situated to meet the needs of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer/questioning individuals, as well as supporting their families and allies. This half day conference will provide participants with a forum to discuss programming, collection development and outreach efforts that help librarians show these unique populations that they're welcome in our libraries. Each topic forum will be facilitated by librarians who have had great success in these areas and allow for participants to take home ideas and inspiration to apply to their own library. Sponsored by the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table and co-sponsored by the YALSA and ACRL WGSS.

Registration: If you are a member of GLBTRT, a division member, or a student, use special code GLB2015 to receive the price of $75. ALA members without GLBTRT or division membership $100/Non-members $125.

Presenters include:

Marcus Ewert, Author of 10 000 Dresses.
Wick Thomas, Teen Services Librarian for the Plaza Library in Kansas city, MO.
Donna Braquet, Associate Professor and Biology Librarian at the University of Tennessee.
Tami Albin, Associate Librarian at the University of Kansas in the center for Faculty/Staff Initiatives and Engagement.
Jessica Zaker, Central Branch Manager for the Sacramento Public Library.
Karen Sundheim, Program Manager for the James C. Hormel LGBT Center of San Francisco Public Library.
Bleue Benton, Collection Manager at Oak Park Public Library.
Martin Garnar, Head of Reference and Instruction for the Dayton Memorial Library at Regis University.
Robert B. Ridinger, Full Professor in the University Libraries at Northern Illinois University.
Joy Millam, Teacher Librarian at Velencia (CA) High School.

Cost :
75/100/125
8:30am - 2:30pm
RUSA History Field Trip to U.S. Immigration Station at Angel Island [$] Ticketed event Offsite
Angel Island, US Immigration Station
Description :

From 1910 to 1940, Angel Island was the site of an Immigration Station that functioned like the Ellis Island of the Pacific Coast ushering in immigrants from eighty two countries. In 1970, the site was slated for demolition because of its deteriorated condition; but an alluring discovery saved it and led to renewed interest in the Angel Island Immigration Station. Tour the Museum with some time to look around the island. Field trip includes a bus from the Moscone Center to Pier 41, a ferry across to the island and a shuttle to the museum and return trip.

Cost :
RUSA HS Members $10; RUSA Members $20; All other ALA members: $70

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