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Saturday, January 21 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ex Libris: The Magic Behind Relevance Ranking: ScholarRank, the Primo Relevance-Ranking Technology Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
C150
Description :

The greatest challenge for discovery systems is providing users with the most relevant search results out of the immense landscape of content. Similar to human interaction between two parties, where people adjust in tone, language, and subject matter, discovery systems need to “understand” the user’s context as well as the materials’ scholarly value. The session will describe Ex Libris Primo’s approach to relevance ranking. In addition to employing traditional information-retrieval methods that have been adapted to scholarly data, ScholarRank takes into account the intrinsic academic value of materials along with information about the user and the user’s research needs.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zondervan Author Event - Vannetta Chapman Author event Dallas Convention Center
Zondervan Booth #1535
Description :

Vannetta Chapman, Author
"A Perfect Square"

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:30pm
ALA Affiliates Luncheon [Closed] Affiliate event Dallas Convention Center
D224
Description :

This luncheon is to allow our Affiliate organizations to meet in an informal environment to convey information that might be of interest to other organizations within the Affiliate Member Network.

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Budget Analysis & Reveiw Committee Meeting (ALA) Committee meeting Omni Dallas Hotel
Fair Park 1
Description :

Budgeting information and approval.

12:00pm - 1:30pm
EBSCO Publishing Academic Librarian Luncheon Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Omni Dallas Hotel
Dallas DH
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
12:30pm - 1:00pm
ALA Masters Series: Dallas Public Library on Re-imagining the Public Library in a Post-Recession Economy Forum/Update, Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
A2
Description :

Dallas Public Library is rethinking everything as it transitions out of the Great Recession of 2008. Mobile technology allows staff to deliver service at point of contact; an innovation incubator provides opportunities for assistance to those wanting to start a micro-business; and a renewed commitment to library services in a digital age has staff focused on the customer’s experience.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Bites with LIRT Other, Social event Offsite Location
Off-Site
Description :

Held at a nearby restaurant, this gathering allows for colleagues to network over lunch.

Interests :

Saturday, January 21 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
HarperCollins Publishers Author Event - Deborah Crombie Author event Dallas Convention Center
HarperCollins Publishers Booth #1529
Description :

Deborah Crombie, Author
"No Mark Upon Her"

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Zondervan Author Event - Camy Tang Author event Dallas Convention Center
Zondervan Booth #1535
Description :

Camy Tang, Author
"Protection for Hire"

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 3:00pm
ALA JobList Placement Center: Unusual Opportunities to Enhance Your Resume Other Dallas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C Placement Center Table 1
Description :

When candidates for one job opening all have an MLS, how can you make yourself stand out? What will impress the person doing the hiring? This session will discuss ways you can take advantage of opportunities such as practicum’s, fieldwork, independent studies, special projects (i.e. developing a social media tool, or creating a web based tutorial), and research projects in order to enhance your resume and impress hiring officials. Come to this session to meet with students, recent graduates, and federal librarians to learn about opportunities available to you, and the best way to highlight them to get you job offers.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Committee on Organization Meeting (ALA) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A127
1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Midwinter Conversation: Understanding Your Communities Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update, Other Dallas Convention Center
A1
Description :

Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities: join these conversations and leave Midwinter with new tools to become a better advocate. Libraries rely on partners within the community to advocate on their behalf more than ever before. But how can libraries stay relevant to these stakeholders in an environment of ever-changing priorities? Join visionary professor David Lankes, author of “Atlas of New Librarianship” ( (http://www.newlibrarianship.org), in two afternoons of innovative and interactive conversations about harnessing the evolving role of libraries, and strengthening the librarian’s voice to help shape community perception.

Facilitators from the graphic recording company, Sunni Brown (http://sunnibrown.com/), will help create visual images of the plenary conversations that conclude each afternoon. The Saturday, January 21, 2012, session focuses on “Understanding Your Communities.” The Sunday, January 22, 2012, session focuses on “Transforming Librarianship.” Both run from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sessions are open to all Midwinter Meeting attendees; please add them to your Scheduler to indicate that you plan to attend. Attendees will also receive a coupon for 5% off the price of David Lankes’ galvanizing “Atlas of New Librarianship” (ACRL/MIT Press, 2011) at the ALA Conference Store.

The conversation continues on Sunday afternoon (http://alamw12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1073).

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Over the Rainbow Book List Committee I (GLBT RT) Committee meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Pearl 1
Description :

Committee meeting to create a bibliography of books that exhibit commendable literary quality and significant authentic lgbt content and are recommended for adults over age 18.

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Book Buzz Theater Featuring Penguin Young Readers Author event, Exhibitor session Dallas Convention Center
C1
Description :

Book Buzz Theater Featuring Penguin Young Readers

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Membership Coordinating Committee Meeting I (ACRL) Committee meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Majestic 03 Table 1
Description :

Part of the Membership Component Committee Meetings

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Penguin Group (USA) Author Event - Lucy Burdette Author event Dallas Convention Center
Penguin Group (USA) Booth #1426
Description :

Lucy Burdette, Author
"An Appetite for Murder"

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ex Libris - Path to the Future: How Three Libraries Took Steps to Secure the Future of Their Libraries Today Exhibitor session, Social event Dallas Convention Center
C148
Description :

A Panel Discussion featuring Midwestern State University, UT Dallas and Texas Woman's University.
Today, most libraries are evaluating their next resource management system. But many are unaware of the numerous paths available to them to get from today's technology environment to the future. Hear from three members of the Alma Early Adopter Community and how they are preparing to transition today's environment into the next generation of systems.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 3:00pm
OCLC Workflows Transformed: Libraries Share Experiences with OCLC Web-scale Management Services Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
C141
Description :

Join library panelists as they share current and planned efficiency savings achieved with OCLC Web-scale Management Services by replacing rote tasks with higher-value, higher-priority projects. This session will be led by an OCLC workflow consultant who has been on-site at these implementing libraries to assess the impact of Web Scale services on cataloging, discovery and delivery.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 3:30pm
2013 Newbery Award Committee Meeting (ALSC) Committee meeting Omni Dallas Hotel
Oak Cliff 2
Description :

Introductory meeting for the 2013 Newbery Award Selection Committee.

Interests :
1:30pm - 3:30pm
3M / NMRT Scholarship Committee (NMRT) [Closed] Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A109
Description :

Meeting of the committee to discuss scholarship applicants.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members