Sessions with Handouts

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
MARC Formats Transition Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 302
Description :

Roy Tennant
Ground Truthing MARC
"Ground truthing" is the verification of remote sensing data by direct observation. Over the last few years, OCLC Research has been doing the equivalent for MARC, by exposing exactly how various fields and subfields have been used by catalogers around the world and over time. Using the massive WorldCat database and modern cluster computing techniques, data is extracted, summarized, and reported, to better inform efforts to move this data into new formats and uses.

Roy Tennant is a Senior Program Officer with OCLC Research.

Terry Reese
MarcEdit Tools for Linked Data
Terry Reese will discuss how catalogers can track BIBFRAME developments and participate locally by beginning to add linked data concepts into their MARC data. Mr. Reese will show how to utilize MarcEdit's MARCNext Toolset or the MarcEdit LibHub plugin.

Terry Reese is the Head of Digital Initiatives at The Ohio State University and the developer of MarcEdit.

Carl Stahmer
A BIBFLOW Project Update
BIBFLOW is a two-year project of the UC Davis University Library and Zepheira, funded by IMLS. Its official title is “Reinventing Cataloging: Models for the Future of Library Operations” and it is investigating the future of library technical services, i.e., cataloging and related workflows, in light of modern technology infrastructure such as the Web and new data models and formats such as Resource Description and Access (RDA) and BIBFRAME, the new encoding and exchange format in development by the Library of Congress.

Carl Stahmer is the Director of Digital Scholarship at the University Library, University of California, Davis

Michelle Jeske
The Libhub initiative and Denver Public Library - Leading Libraries to the Web!
The Libhub Initiative aims to raise the visibility of Libraries on the Web by actively exploring the promise of BIBFRAME and Linked Data. Denver Public Library joined the Libhub Initiative as a Founding Partner and has served as its pioneer institution. Ms. Jeske will share DPL’s experience in exploring and implementing linked data and making DPL’s entire catalog available on the web!

Michelle Jeske is the City Librarian of Denver.

Saturday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
ALCTS Affiliates Showcase Affiliate Event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Club Room
Description :

The ALCTS Affiliates Showcase highlights programs that were presented by ALCTS affiliate members at state, regional, or local meetings. This year’s showcase recaps “RDA: Resource Description and Access: An Update,” a program from the California Library Association Technical Services Interest Group.

Sponsors :
4:30pm - 5:30pm
ALSC 101 First-TimeAttendeeSessions Moscone Convention Center
133 (N)
Description :

Annual conference can be a big place with so much to do! One must for any librarian serving youth is ALSC 101! At ALSC 101, we'll help you sort it all out. Learn about navigating Annual Conference, the perks of ALSC membership, and how to get involved. Plus, you'll get to know your peers and potentially win some prizes!

Interests :
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Collective Cultural Competency: Promoting a Dialogue about Diversity in an Academic Library Program Moscone Convention Center
3012 (W)
Description :

Summer 2014 Western Libraries presented an internal event titled, “Understanding the 21st Century Library Patron.” Library personnel examined changing demographics of the United States in conjunction with the ACRL 2012 Diversity Standards for Cultural Competence. The enthusiastic response to this event prompted the Diversity Committee of Western Libraries to create a series, “Conversations about Cultural Competence.”

This program is an overview of the event, and efforts to continue the conversation throughout the library. Attendees will receive workshop materials and additional resources. Although this event was hosted at an academic library, many concepts and tools apply to any library setting.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group Meeting Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental 2
Description :

Meeting of the ACRL Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group. If you're interested in learning about supporting academic use of social science data, come join us!

Sunday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 8:45am
Conversation Starter: Start-up Outreach at YOUR Library! Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

Are you heeding the call of this year's theme "Transforming our libraries, ourselves" but don't know where to start? Are you interested in transforming your library by bringing in new communities? Join us to talk about successful outreach projects. The panel will share ways to identify underserved populations in your community and create outreach plans to take back to your library.

This presentation will present the results of the 2015 Seguimos Creando Enlaces conference. Seguimos Creando Enlaces, now in it's 4th year, is a free conference held in San Diego,CA that brings together librarians from the US and Mexico to share projects and exchange ideas. This year's conference focused on creating outreach plans to reach underserved Latino and Spanish-speaking groups in our communities. This session will include examples of successful outreach stories and tips so you can do it yourself.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
College and Research Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
236-238 (S)
Description :

The College and Research Libraries Interest Group is hosting two speakers to present on, “Open Classrooms, Open Libraries: Academic library services supporting the creation and use of open education resources.” Sarah Faye Cohen, Managing Director of the Open Textbook Network, will discuss the Open Textbook Network, a consortium of institutions working to help faculty overcome the barriers to adoption of open textbooks, increase institutional capacity to support faculty adoption and use of open textbooks, and collaboratively develop new understandings and best practices of open textbook adoption and use. Beth Turtle, Scholarly Communications librarian at Kansas State University Libraries, will present on the Libraries’ Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative, a program awarding stipends to faculty for the development of open alternatives to the traditional print textbook. To date over $150,000 has been awarded, with in impact of nearly $1 million in savings for over 12,000 students in 32 courses.

8:30am - 9:30am
Getting Started with Library Linked Open Data: Lessons from UNLV and NCSU Program Moscone Convention Center
2002 (W)
Description :

This program will focus on the practical steps involved in creating and publishing linked data including data modeling, data clean up, enhancing the data with links to other data sets, converting the data to various forms of RDF, and publishing the data set. At each step of the process, the speakers will share their experiences and the tools they used to give the audience multiple perspectives on how to approach linked data creation.

Sponsors :

Sunday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
120 (N)
Description :

In this year's meeting, the CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group offers two presentations and discussions of cataloging-related research and projects.

In this session we will be looking at RDA outside of its usual context. In our first presentation we will look at RDA in relationship to non-MARC metadata and cataloging standards such as Dublin Core and MODS, and in the second, we will consider LC-PCC’s interpretation of RDA’s instructions on recording gender (RDA 9.7) through the lens of feminist and queer theory.

"Accommodating RDA in CONTENTdm and Islandora, or, Accommodating RDA in Content and Digital Asset Management Systems," presented by Sai Deng, Metadata Librarian and Associate Librarian, University of Central Florida
The Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard has been widely implemented in integrated library systems and its application with MARC has long been discussed, but its applicability in content and digital asset management systems and with non-MARC standards hasn't been much addressed. The national RDA non-MARC tests found that it is not easy to evaluate RDA "without an application available to aptly manage and display the data," however, to accommodate RDA in existing content and digital asset management systems still remains an issue. This presentation will address how RDA has been applied in cataloging and migrating digital materials in CONTENTdm and Islandora at the University of Central Florida Libraries. It will also look at using RDA with other cataloging and metadata standards such as Dublin Core (DC), Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) to catalog digital materials including digitized serials and monographs.

“Queering the LCNAF : on recording gender in name authority files,” presented by Amber Billey, Catalog/Metadata Librarian, University of Vermont and Emily Drabinski, Coordinator of Library Instruction, Long Island University
Library of Congress (LC) and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) interpretation of Resource Description and Access (RDA) rule 9.7 regarding gender when identifying persons reinforces regressive conceptions of gender identity. The rule instructs catalogers to record gender when identifying persons, and although RDA gives catalogers the flexibility to record more than two gender labels, LC limits Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) catalogers to a binary label: male, female, or not known. In this presentation, the presenters will expand on their award winning article, (2014) What's Gender Got to Do with It? A Critique of RDA 9.7, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 52:4, 412-421, DOI: 10.1080/01639374.2014.882465. The presenters will briefly explore the objections raised by feminist and queer theory to the current naming rule and offer a range of strategies for practically challenging gender as a descriptive attribute for personal names. At the local level, catalogers should consider whether gender ought to be coded at all. At the policy level, catalogers can and should challenge rules that have the potential to misrepresent creator identities and cause damaging inaccuracies in name authority files.

10:30am - 11:30am
Explore, Play and Imagine Interactive Tech Time in Kids' Library Programming Program Moscone Convention Center
2020 (W)
Description :

Learn about Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Children's Technology Pilot and explore the implementation of iPads and other technologies in children’s library programming. Learn about awesome apps for the iPad, helpful programming tips for integrating technology in ways that are balanced and fun, and methods for making technology safe yet highly interactive for kids of all ages. Finally, discover sample technology lesson plans that support STEM learning goals and Education Standards.

10:30am - 11:30am
Getting a Bigger Piece of the Pie: Effective Communication with Funders & Policy Makers Program Moscone Convention Center
2005 (W)
Description :

Learn from the experts about how to get to know, communicate with, and influence those who approve your library's budget. Even in tough times, there are strategies to get your more. Featured speakers will be April Butcher, executive director of the Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library Foundation and member of the board of directors of California Public Library Advocates; Valerie Gross, CEO and president of the Howard County (Md.) Library System, and Deborah Doyle, director of development for the Friends of the San Francisco (Calif.) Library, president of the California Library Association, and United for Libraries board member.

10:30am - 11:30am
To Merge or Not to Merge? The Present and Future of Library Service Desks Program Moscone Convention Center
2006 (W)
Description :

Library service desks are in transition. Reference,
circulation, and information technology service po
ints are merging,
separating, co-locating, turning into commons, and
more. What challenges and opportunities do these ch
anges present?
What practices should managers use to make the tran
sition between service models smooth and productive
? This program
will highlight current trends and provide in-depth
views of the experiences of three libraries which r
ecently undertook
major changes to their service desks.

10:30am - 12:00pm
A Tale of Two Spaces: Applying Lessons from a Large Construction Project to a Small Renovation Project Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 21
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Acquisition, Access, and Discovery of Streaming Media for Libraries Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 4
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Bridging the gap between library services in academic libraries worldwide: a visiting librarian model Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 6
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Establishing National Regional Resource Centers to Integrate Resource Development of Public Libraries Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 2
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Excellent library! – A Holistic Quality Model and Certificate for Transforming Libraries: Concept and Experiences from Germany Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 16
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
How do you take your books? Print? Digital? Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 18
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
New spaces, new learning behaviors, results of an unobtrusive study Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 13
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Paris Principles and Pierogi: Intercultural Communication in Cataloging Courses at the University of Warsaw, Poland Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 20
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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