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Friday, January 20 - 8:00am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Libraries, Linked Data and the Semantic Web: Positioning Our Catalogs to Participate in the 21st Century Global Information Marketplace [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Omni Dallas Hotel
Dallas A
Description :

The web is evolving from a global information space for storing individual documents into a highly diverse information network in which pieces of data interlink and work synergistically together to create meaning. Speakers will introduce the Semantic Web and the basics of linked data. Particular attention on library linked data will include a review of the state of the art and some practical experience in linking library data to the greater linked data cloud.

Target Audience: Librarians, developers of web applications, information architects, and others interested in the basic concept of the semantic web, linked data and how libraries can take a leadership role in creating linked data solutions.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
Advance: $269 ALA Member; $219 ALCTS Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:30pm
Tools for Transforming Your School Library Program (AASL) [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Dallas Convention Center
D173
Description :

Create a powerful school library program with tools based on AASL’s learning standards and program guidelines. Explore AASL’s A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners with the School Library Program Assessment Rubric and learn how to collect and use data to drive program improvement. Then learn how AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action and Lesson Plan Database can take programs to the next level by building lessons cross-walked with the Common Core Standards.

Cost :
AASL Member $189, Retired Member $179, Student Member $159, ALA Member $239, Non-Member $304

Friday, January 20 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
2012 ALA Midwinter Unconference Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D165
Description :

An unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for our profession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:30am - 12:30pm
Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency
Reunion Ballroom E/F
Description :

"Big Heads" discusses important issues relating to technical services in large research libraries

Friday, January 20 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Transforming Collections Task Group (ALCTS) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A303
Description :

Transforming Collections Task Group is charged with discussing how ALCTS can interface with the ALA Transforming Libraries goal

Saturday, January 21 - 8:00am

8:30am - 9:30am
ALA Master Series: A Library occupies Occupy Wall Street Forum/Update, Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
Theater
Description :

Learn first-hand from the librarians on the front lines of Occupy Wall Street. Betsy Fagin, Mandy Henk, Zachary Loeb, Daniel Norton, and Jaime Taylor share their experiences participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement and building the People's Library.

Betsy Fagin was an ALA Spectrum Scholar in 2004 at the University of Maryland where she received her MLS degree. She has also received degrees in Creative Writing and Literature from CUNY - Brooklyn College and Vassar College.

Mandy Henk has been a librarian since 2003. She has experience working reference and doing instruction, but her main focus has been Access Services. Mandy's research interests include sustainable librarianship and the political economy of academic publications.

Zachary Loeb earned an MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2011. His areas of interest include archives, library technology, young adult services and the democratization of the public record.

Daniel Norton: Student, advocate and pre-professional librarian, Daniel serves as a liaison for educational outreach with the People's Library of Occupy Wall St. As an activist employed in NYC, he engages with the practice of librarianship through a fresh lens and a desire to impact the profession with forward-thinking ideas.

Jaime Taylor earned her BA from Smith College in 2006 and her MLS from Simmons College in 2009. She is the art librarian and archivist at Poster Auctions International in New York City, and one of the People's Librarians at Occupy Wall Street.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 21 - 9:00am

9:30am - 11:00am
bepress Digital Commons session: Journal Publishing Libraries Making a Difference Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
D168
Description :

Journal publishing has proven to be an extremely valuable and popular service for libraries to provide their campuses. The result has been a dramatic growth in library-hosted journals, putting libraries in a position to make a real difference in the publishing market. In this session, Bill Garrison (Dean of Libraries) and Todd Chavez (Director of Academic Resources) at University of South Florida describe their program to “rescue” journals that are poorly served by the traditional publishing model, offering an open access home for endangered and emerging scholarship.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 21 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Administration of Collection Management Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D173
Description :

If you have any interest in the administration of collection development or management please come and join us for a town hall-style meeting. We will discuss the future of this group and possible programming ideas for ALA Annual in Anaheim. This is your chance to help create something, so please do stop by.

10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED Library of Congress Update Forum Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
D171
Description :

Update on plans for RDA implementation, Bibliographic Framework Transition, and other intiatives

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 12:00pm
Scholarly Communications Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D221
Description :

Meeting of the ALCTS Scholaraly Communications Interest Group for discussion

Saturday, January 21 - 12:00pm

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)

Saturday, January 21 - 1:00pm

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)
1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Edge Initiative: Where People Connect, Communities Achieve Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update Dallas Convention Center
A130/131
Description :

A forum and group discussion on the Edge Initiative, a national effort to introduce benchmarks for high quality public access technology in libraries.

Sponsors :
ALA
Affiliate Organization
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 21 - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Do I Own these E-books or Not?: The Adventures of Jo Budler, Kansas State Librarian Forum/Update Dallas Convention Center
C146
Description :

You’ve heard about it. How one State Librarian dared to suggest that her libraries “owned” -- and did not rent – the e-books they had purchased. Now hear the behind the scenes story from Jo Budler, Kansas State Librarian. Learn about the publishers’ reaction to her claim and what this daring effort might mean for state and public libraries across the country. Learn why Budler took the path she did and how you can learn from her experience to improve what you can do in your own library.

Saturday, January 21 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Catalog Form and Function Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D227
Description :

The Catalog Form and Function Interest Group meets to present topics of interest.

Saturday, January 21 - 5:00pm

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Working Group on Digital Content and Libraries Meeting I (ALA) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
C144
Description :

This will be the first face-to-face meeting of the new Working Group on Digital Content and Libraries, appointed by ALA President Molly Raphael in fall 2011.

Sunday, January 22 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Digital Preservation Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D171
Description :

Are you ready to handle born-digital materials? We've talked about the future onslaught of these materials, and that future is now! Our speakers will present on-the-ground case studies of how two Texas institutions are dealing with the management of born-digital materials in special collections and archives. Dr. Patricia Galloway will discuss the work of graduate students in her Problems in the Permanent Retention of Electronic Records course, and talk about what skills are necessary for future digital archivists . Michele Reilly will talk about the process underway at the University of Houston to review existing workflows and develop new ones for born-digital material management. There will be time for discussion at the end of the presentations.

Patricia Galloway teaches courses on appraisal, digital archives, and museum studies at the School of Information, University of Texas-Austin. She holds PhDs in Comparative Literature and in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. From 1979 to 2000 she worked at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, where among other tasks she was the first manager of information systems and directed an NHPRC project to establish an electronic records program.

Michele Reilly earned her Masters Degree in Library Science degree from Indiana University in Bloomington (2005) with a concentration in collection development and library management. Throughout her library career she has concentrated on the preservation of digital materials, the future of digital technologies and how users are affected and interact with emerging technologies. She is the Head of Digital Services at the University of Houston Libraries.

8:00am - 10:00am
JSTOR Participants Meeting [Closed] Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Hyatt Regency
Shawnee Trail #362
Description :

JSTOR has spearheaded new efforts in support of its not-for-profit mission to extend access to the content on the platform, including Books at JSTOR, the Current Scholarship Program (CSP), and releasing the Early Journal Content freely to the world. This session will cover JSTOR’s vision for integrating books on to the JSTOR platform and how CSP addresses user needs and can increase library’s goals for information delivery and access. Additionally, we will discuss how JSTOR helps institutions leverage their investments in broadening access to local content and providing access options to unaffiliated scholars through the Register and Read program.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Sunday, January 22 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: Learning Labs in Libraries & Museums Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D162/164
Description :

A discussion and forum on the learning labs grant project created for libraries and museums.

Sponsors :
ALA
Affiliate Organization
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
National Libraries RDA Forum Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
D227
Description :

Update and discussion on RDA impelmentation planning, bibliographic framework transition, etc.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event