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Thursday, June 25 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
CLA Preconference: Relationship-building and Community Engagement [$] Affiliate Event, Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2010 (W)
Description :

Survival of the public library is about relevance, and the key to relevance is engagement. That’s our future. Engagement, with customers, community, stakeholders, partners, and staff, is about people being in relationships. Public libraries need to approach relationships with the confidence that we have something of value to offer, and clarity about what we hope to gain from others that will move our strategic initiatives forward. In this session we’ll explore the various meanings of community engagement, talk about staff engagement, and discuss what it takes to build relationships in both our outward and inward worlds. We’ll hear about strategies for building productive relationships with staff, communities, partners, and stakeholders. We’ll talk about how to rightsize our relationships - recognizing there should be a correlation between the level of effort we put into nurturing relationships and the value we both offer and receive. We’ll discuss how to seek out strategic relationships that align to organizational priorities, and practice having conversations to build relationships in which you might have something to teach, want to learn, or hope to collaborate. Please show up ready to be engaged, interactive, and appreciative of all that is offered, you contribute, and acquire in this daylong session. Our guest speakers are Susan Hildreth, Gary Wasdin, Luis Herrera, and Jan Sanders. Cheryl Gould and Sam McBane Mulford will facilitate the workshop.

If you are a member of CLA use special code AFL2015 to receive the price of $219.

Sponsors :
AFL
Affiliate Organization
Cost :
Member - $269, Non Member - $319
8:30am - 4:30pm
Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data [$] 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 - 4:00pm
CLA Preconference: Communities in Need: Innovations in Service and Design for Connecting Users with Social Services [$] Affiliate Event, Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
236-238 (S)
Description :

Public libraries are increasingly responsive in developing new models of service to address 21st century community needs including service to persons experiencing mental illness, persons experiencing homelessness, patrons who are in need of medical care and families living in poverty. The California Library Association, in conjunction with the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), is presenting a full day preconference to share the latest best practices from across North America including innovations from Richland Library and Pima County Library that feature the addition of a public health nurse to their on-site programming. Presentations will also include Edmonton Public Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Madison (WI) Public Library and San Francisco Public Library to highlight the evolving impacts of social worker programs in public libraries.

If you are a member of CLA or LLAMA use the special code AFL2015 to recieve the price of $219.

Sponsors :
AFL
Affiliate Organization
Cost :
Member - $269, Non Member - $319
9:00am - 6:00pm
National Advisory Council on Services to Older Adults [Closed] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
272 (S)
Description :

The AARP Foundation (AARPF), in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office and PLA, will convene this meeting of the National Advisory Council on Services to Older Adults. Participants will include representatives of four public libraries currently piloting AARPF’s “Integrated Services to Older Adults” programs, as well as urban and rural librarians, representatives of ALA affiliate organizations, and others to advise project staff on the creation of a replicable, national model of programming and training that will give the public broader access to AARPF’s Integrated Services for Older Adults model.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

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: $119.00
8:00am - 1:00pm
BRASS Preconference: Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2005 (W)
Description :

What are common misconceptions about intellectual property among entrepreneurs? Two IP attorneys will discuss disputes and challenges startups are facing. Librarians and entrepreneurs will also get tips from experts on effective patent and trademark searching, learn about Patent and Trademark Resource Centers, and get introduced to best practices in integrating your library into the local innovation ecosystem, including building partnerships with local organizations and collaboration with the university commercialization office.. Sponsored by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.

Cost :
EARLY BIRD Division Members: 129; ALA Members: 149; Non-ALA Members: 169; Students/Retirees: 119; ADVANCED Division Members: 159: ALA Members: 179; Non-ALA Members: 199; Student/Retirees: 179; ON SITE: Division Members: 209; ALA Members: 229; Non-ALA Memb
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 - 12:00pm
CLA Preconference: *Uncommit: How Do We Stop So We Can Start Doing What Really Matters* [$] Affiliate Event, Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 01-03
Description :

Libraries try to be everything to everyone. The challenge is taking on new initiatives that require new skill sets when we can’t bear to let anything go. In Jim Collins’ Good to Great
framework, he says great organizations are clear about the difference between their core values (which never change) and operating strategies and cultural practices (which endlessly adapt to a changing world). Within a changing landscape of what people need from libraries, we have to figure out what we do well and do that, and stop doing what others are already doing well. We have finite capacities and must choose how to create the best outcomes and impacts for our communities. Our core values haven’t changed, and we need to find new ways to use our natural assets to deliver services, value, and make a difference. It’s about delivering the value you’re meant to deliver and not just the conventional services you’ve always delivered. Please know that this session will be energizing and affirming. You’ll leave with confidence around how to get to the why of deciding to stop doing things in your library. You will be able to talk about your decisions in terms of abundance and not scarcity, in terms of creating greater impact and not taking something of value away from your community. Our guest speakers are Jan Sanders, Kent Oliver, Jane Light, and David Singleton. Cheryl Gould and Sam McBane Mulford will facilitate the workshop.

If you are a member of CLA use special code AFL2015 to receive the price of $109.

Sponsors :
AFL
Affiliate Organization
Cost :
Member - $159, Non Member - $225
8:30am - 12:00pm
Integrating AASL's Best Websites and Best Apps into your School's Curriculum [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
3007 (W)
Description :

As school librarians and administrators we are continuously called for increased exposure to nonfiction and fictional text, inquiry, and the building of new knowledge. This shift provides opportunities for students to extend learning beyond an accumulation of facts and simple searches. This interactive session will highlight examples of online and handheld technology resources from professionally vetted sources (ebooks, apps, and digital tools) from the AASL Best Websites and the AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committees that extend the learning experience for students beyond flat text and help guide in the building of new knowledge and understanding. Join two of AASL's most active technology based committees as they come together for the first time in this hands-on pre-conference session.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
AASL Member $109, AASL Retired Member $99, AASL Student Member $79, ALA Member $159, Non-member $224
8:30am - 12:00pm
Rolling out the Rainbow Carpet: Serving LGBTQ Communities [$] 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 - 12:30pm
An Innovation Workshop for Library Entrepreneurs and Makers (and Librarians Who Support Entrepreneurs and Makers) [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
3009 (W)
Description :

Based in the Lean Startup methodology, Design Thinking and Participatory Action Research, this workshop will walk participants through a proven process of innovation and idea testing that can be applied to organizational development, professional learning, new programs and initiatives, and more. Participants will explore how to develop and test a "venture" idea over the course of the workshop and engage in hands-on practice with tools they can use to continue to innovate using lean startup and design thinking methodologies with minimal resource investment. This preconference is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Maker Spaces Member Interest Group.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
40.00
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: $70
8:30am - 3:00pm
PLA BIG IDEAS San Francisco [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite
San Francisco Public Lib., Koret Auditorium
Description :

Join us for the first ever PLA BIG IDEAS @ ALA Annual, an ideal event for public library directors, deputy directors, and managers. An extension of the popular BIG IDEAS series at PLA Conference, this engaging day will feature dynamic speakers from outside the library world sharing their ideas and knowledge about strategy, leadership, and creativity. The day-long program is designed to be thought-provoking and fun! Take new (BIG!) ideas back to your library and make a difference in how you connect with your colleagues and your community. A networking lunch is included in the cost of registration, along with an informal reception following the event. The day will be hosted in the beautiful San Francisco Public Library and its Koret Auditorium. Find speaker descriptions online: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/alaannual/15bigideas

Cost :
PLA Member - $350, ALA Personal Member - $395, Nonmember - $435
8:30am - 4:00pm
Beyond the Looking Glass: Real World Linked Data. What Does It Take to Make It Work? [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2016 (W)
Description :

Current discussion puts undue emphasis on the philosophy and technology of linked data. Yes, it's cool and demands to be played with. And yes, the library community is late to the party. But what is required for success besides an interesting idea?

Join us to explore ontology design and data modeling in the real world. Learn about the people, processes, metrics, and yes the technology, needed to succeed.

This preconference is intended for Non-IT library staff that have a general understanding of linked data, and are ready to engage further in learning and applying data modeling concepts that are central to using/creating linked data in a production environment. Some knowledge of XML and HTML will be assumed (although not required).

Sponsors :
Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $319 Non Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Build a Circuit & Learn to Program an Arduino in a Silicon Valley Hackerspace: Panel of Inventors & Librarians Working Together [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite
Off Site
Description :

Computers have changed our lives, but what do we really know about them? Library/information centers can provide answers. Via this hackerspace hosted innovative and experiential session, attendees will learn practical skills. Soldering and learning the basics of Arduino programing leaving being able to create and adapt programs for their own needs. Following, this a panel of Silicon Valley insiders and librarians will share how their institutions programs on programming contribute to analytical thinking.

(An additional materials fee of $25, payable at the door, may apply for this session. )

Cost :
$235 LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Let's Hack a Collaborative Library Website! [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2009 (W)
Description :

In this hackathon attendees will learn to use the Bootstrap front-end framework and the Git version control system to create, modify and share code for a new library website. Expect a friendly atmosphere and a creative hands-on experience that will introduce you to web literacy for the 21st century librarian. Morning will consist of in-depth introductions to the tools, while afternoon will see participants split into working groups to build a single collaborative library website.

Cost :
$235 LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Challenges with Managing Streaming Media and other Digital Content for Academic Libraries [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2014 (W)
Description :

The provision of streaming media services are a challenge for academic libraries. The preconference will address new issues and trends in the acquisition, management and licensing for streaming media and other digital distribution conduits. The program will include topics such as; selection, collection development, acquisition models, issues in acquisitions and workflow management, delivery systems and platforms, standard licensing models and scenarios for various types of digital media, distribution rights, and emerging digital resources.

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

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