Sessions with Handouts

Time Title Type Location

Sunday, June 28 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Glossopoeia: The Preservation and Maintenance Tolkien's Fictional Languages Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 23
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Simplifying Library Value for Non-Library Development Officers and Staff Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 20
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Study Room Reservations: An Open-Access Solution Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 6
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Take a Seat: Hosting a Furniture Demo Lounge in the Library for Student Sampling of Vendor Furniture Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 21
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate C3
Description :

1. Topic: The impact of discovery layers on Technical Services staff
Facilitator: Erika Johnson, University of San Francisco

While some libraries have made the switch to next-generation library systems that only have a discovery layer, others are running both a discovery layer and a traditional catalog. This discussion will investigate whether such duplication is still necessary for some resources, and the impacts on tech services staff.

2. Topic: Redesigning libraries and archives using user experience design
Facilitator: Alexandra Lederman, Teachers College, Columbia University

As digital repositories grow into maturity, how can libraries and archives redesign them to maximize design and patron experience? We'll examine well-designed and recently re-designed digital archives while considering a question set inspired by user experience (UX) design.

3. Topic: Streaming media
Facilitator: Beth Bernhardt - Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications
Streaming Media - Come join the discussion on how technical services departments are handling request for streaming media. How do you fill these requests? What are the options for streaming media? And how are you communicating this information to your users?
4. Topic: Acquisitions of digital materials
Facilitator: Dana Haugh, Teachers College, Columbia University

Materials budgets have shifted to accommodate large journal and database subscriptions, single-title article access, and most recently, ebook holdings. Can libraries use the digital age as a means to change the digital publishing system and distribution?

5. Topic: Assessment and Technical Services
Facilitator: Leanne Finnigan, Temple University Libraries

Though library assessment has long been associated with public services, technical services departments increasingly play an essential role, both as supportive partners and as the subjects of assessment. In this discussion, we will share challenges we face and brainstorm ways to engage in assessment most effectively.

6. Topic: Using service experience design to create user-centered library services
Facilitator: Meredith Powers, Teachers College, Columbia University

How can library staff be encouraged take a user-centered approach towards library services as a whole, rather than as independent entities? The concept of service experience design takes a macro view of user/patron experience, and can help us take a broader approach to policy development. Discuss how looking at the library from a holistic perspective might lead us to better evaluate and assess the whole library ecology, and deliver better user services in all contexts.

7. Topic: Cataloging and Describing Graphic Materials: Negotiating New Terrain
Facilitators: Nicole Smeltekop, Michigan State University Libraries and Tim Kiser, Michigan State University Libraries
As more technical services work becomes automated, many of us have found that cataloging becomes more directed toward the unique materials held by our institutions. This roundtable will focus on practices in cataloging and describing graphic materials of all kinds (maps, posters, photographs, and more) in both physical and digital formats.

Sponsors :
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Embeddedness-Plus: Combining Embedded Librarianship with Direct Marketing to Underserved Groups Program Moscone Convention Center
2001 (W)
Description :

Are you interested in pumping up your library’s outreach program to reach even more students? Come learn about a large western university’s “embeddedness-plus” outreach model, which focuses on providing customized outreach to diverse patrons who may be missed in traditional outreach campaigns. We will describe our strategies and suggest how other libraries can identify demographic groups to whom they want to provide outreach and create similar customized outreach programs.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Examining Discovery Platforms within the New Framework of Information Literacy Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
133 (N)
Description :

This discussion forum will explore the innovative ways that librarians have used Discovery Tools for information literacy and pose possibilities for the future. As the new Information Literacy Framework is unrolled, this forum will consider how instruction overviews of discovery tools have changed or may change in the future. Presenters will briefly explain how they have updated their instructional presentations of discovery tools over time. Participants are encouraged to discuss these topics further details and add their own insight.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Get to Know the New RUSA Guidelines for Health and Medical Reference Services Discussion/Interest group Parc 55 San Francisco
Mason
Description :

RUSA's Health and Medical Reference Guidelines have been re-written and newly launched. Authors from the Health and Medical Reference Committee will present the new guidelines and lead a discussion about special considerations to make when answering health or medical reference queries. Topics raised will include best practices and unique approaches to health reference.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Librarianship in For-Profit Educational Institutions Interest Group Meeting Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 19 & 20
Description :

Discussion of topics of interest to librarians working in the for-profit education sector.

Sunday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
FEAST: Future & Emerging Access Services Trends Program Moscone Convention Center
2014 (W)
Description :

Why choose between presentations when you can come
to one FEAST? Future & Emerging Access Services Tre
nds (FEAST) is back
for a fifth year, providing multiple speakers and t
opics in one 90 minute session. Hear practitioners
and experts discuss what's
new or just around the corner in circulation, shelv
ing, reserves, interlibrary loan, offsite storage a
nd more in short seven minute
courses. Fresh and timely. Never frozen. There's al
ways plenty to choose from at the FEAST!

Sunday, June 28 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Laugh’s On Us sponsored by SAGE [$] Ticketed event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate A
Description :

Comedian and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone will headline this evening featuring bestselling authors Charlyne Yi, Aaron Karo, Alexandra Petri, and David Crabb. Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow. Some books will be given away free and others will be available for purchase at a generous discount. Purchase tickets early to this event, which is always a sell-out. Learn more about the authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/ticketedevents/laughs.

6/18/15: Mamrie Hart (You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures and Tales of Debauchery) is unable to attend the event, but free copies of her book will be provided to all The Laugh's On Us attendees courtesy of Penguin Publishing.

Cost :
$55 United for Libraries member, $60 non-members, $65 on site

Monday, June 29 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
“Not Elsewhere Classified”: Researching New and Niche Industries Program Moscone Convention Center
2022 (W)
Description :

How do librarians teach business students and entrepreneurs the research techniques for a budding industry or market? How do we help our clients get ahead of an emerging industry or a new idea? Learn from experts about how to locate and evaluate information on leading-edge industries, assess markets, and lead your clients in making strategic decisions when their business crosses traditional NAICS code boundaries or is part of a new field.

Monday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Heads of Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
2010 (W)
Description :

Our two panelists will be discussing one of the most important issues facing technical services today, namely, whether and how to migrate to a next-generation ILS, or what Marshal Breeding has called "Library Services Platforms" [1]. How are critical licensing decisions made? What kind of advance planning and analysis is required? What advice can be given to those of us yet to take the plunge? The stakes are high as we consider options for in-house development, cloud-hosting, and software-as-a-service (SaaS), which in turn affect decisions on organizational structure, professional development, and staff recruitment.

Beth Camden, Director of Information Processing at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, will discuss a migration to Kuali OLE [2], and Joseph Kiegel, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University of Washington Libraries, will discuss a migration to Ex Libris's Alma [3]. There will be ample time at the end for audience questions and comments.

[1] http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/9922/FE_Grant_Future_...

[2] https://www.kuali.org/ole

[3] http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/category/AlmaOverview

8:30am - 10:00am
Unlocking the Sciences: Collaborative Research with Community Engagement through Citizen Science Program Moscone Convention Center
2014 (W)
Description :

Citizen science is the practice of non-experts contributing to or engaging in scientific research across all disciplines. This panel, comprised of scientists and librarians, will highlight various citizen science projects and discuss how libraries can become involved and support these initiatives. For academic libraries, citizen science promotes science and information literacy among students as well as connects community members with researchers to bring about new discoveries. This program is co-sponsored in name only by the ACRL Instruction Section and the ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group.

8:30am - 10:00am
What Drives Collection Assessment? The "Why" That Brings You to "How" Program Moscone Convention Center
2002 (W)
Description :

Are we completely controlled by our buildings and the need to weed? What other factors for planning lead us to assess our collections? Is it possible to individualize assessment tools for genuinely meaningful results? Learn how three very different libraries, with different objectives, approached evaluation and assessment.

Monday, June 29 - 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)

Monday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
AAP/LibraryReads Mystery Authors' Panel Author Event, Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
122 (N)
Description :

Join the AAP and LibraryReads for a Mystery Authors' Panel and hear from five exciting new authors, sponsored by the AAP Library Marketing Committee. Authors include:

• John Katzenbach, author of The Dead Student (Mysterious Press)
• Cara Black, author of Murder on the Champ de Mars (Soho Crime)
• Kate White, author of The Wrong Man (Harper Paperbacks)
• Keith McCafferty, author of Crazy Mountain Kiss (Viking)
• Allison Brennan, author of Compulsion (Minotaur Books/Macmillan)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
ALSC Charlemae Rollins Presidents Program: More to the Core: From the Craft of Nonfiction to the Expertise in the Stacks Presidents program, Program Moscone Convention Center
2001 (W)
Description :

Awarding winning author and illustrator Melissa Sweet and literacy advocate Judy Cheatham, VP of Literacy Services at Reading is Fundamental, share the stage to present an informing and inspiring look at the creation of excellent nonfiction and the matchmaking of great books and kids who need them. Libraries’ role in innovative implementation of programs and services to support the Common Core Standards is a central skill and an important contribution to the communities we serve. Even if CCS isn’t a part of your educational landscape, great nonfiction books – how they are created and ways to connect them to children and families is central to our craft and critical to our ability to collaborate with our communities. Let’s be inspired together!

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Blend It: Using Technology to Create Onsite/Online Learning Spaces Program Moscone Convention Center
2004 (W)
Description :

Perceived barriers between our onsite and online colleagues and other learners are rapidly eroding. Using social media tools (e.g., Twitter, Facebook private groups, and Google+ Hangouts) and mobile devices allows us to draw people together when and wherever needed. Join us for this interactive session that uses a couple of case studies to show how online and onsite groups can be brought together for meetings and learning opportunities in a variety of settings.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Coming to Terms with the New LC Vocabularies: Genre/Form (Literature, Music, General), Demographic Groups and Medium of Performance Program Moscone Convention Center
2003 (W)
Description :

The Library of Congress, ALCTS/SAC and MLA have collaborated on new vocabularies to provide genre/form access to literature, music, and "general" works as well as controlled lists of demographic terms and medium of performance terms; new MARC fields are in place for attributes of works including audience, creator characteristics, and time period of creation. Leading contributors to this work will describe the context, development, and practical application of these new vocabularies and fields.

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