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Friday, January 20 - 8:00am

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 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
YALSA Research Forum: What's Next for YA? Committee meeting, Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D225
Description :

YALSA revealed its new Research Agenda in October, with four priority areas: 1) Impact of Libraries on YAs, 2) YAs and Reading, 3) Information Seeking Behaviors and Needs of YAs and 4) Informal and Formal Learning Environments and YAs. Join in on this discussion to explore what directions research might take in the next few years and how you might participate. Facilitated by members of YALSA’s Research Committee.

Saturday, January 21 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Value of Academic Libraries Committee Meeting (ACRL) Committee meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Majestic 09

Saturday, January 21 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Assessment and Research Committee (LITA) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A111
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Discovering and Cataloging Repositories and Unique Collections: An Update on Standards, Preservation, and Usage Forum/Update Dallas Convention Center
D168
Description :

As more resources are indexed online and as more researchers begin their quest in a digital environment, unique local collections and institutional repositories play an ever more important role. The development of standards for these materials and ensuring their long-term preservation is crucial. Please join the Standards Committee and the Holdings Committee to learn more about RDA for Non-MARC testers. Discover how the PIRUS2 project (Publisher and Institutional Repository Usage Statistics) is enabling the recording and reporting of articles hosted by aggregators or in repositories. Learn how preservation standards can ensure the long-term protection of digital collections.

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Faceted Subject Access Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D222
Description :

Increasingly users are searching for library materials through “Next Generation Catalogs” or “Discovery Systems” which provide options to limit keyword retrieval sets by subject terms. How do our current subjects function in this context? Can standards be developed for this? What should they be?

Sunday, January 22 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
A306
Description :

In the current economic climate, libraries must adopt cost-effective methods to facilitate access to collections. Vendor-provided records enable access to individual titles when batch-loaded into the catalog, but often have substantial quality issues. In this year’s meeting, CCRIG explores the benefits, challenges, and best practices for batch-loading vendor catalog records. Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for audience questions and a panel discussion of issues by the presenters.

“Batchloading: Current Practices and Future Challenges: A Survey of Large Research Libraries,” presented by Rebecca L. Mugridge MacIntosh: A review of survey results showing how batchloading records for access to digital collections can impact staffing, budgets, workflow, and quality standards. The data also examines how batchloading activities are managed within libraries, how information technology issues support and/or hinder batchloading activities, and how libraries assess the effectiveness of batch loading.

“Quality Issues in Vendor-provided Records for E-books,” presented by Stacie Traill and Chew Chiat Naun: The University of Minnesota Libraries documented and analyzed types of errors in vendor-supplied batchloaded records for electronic book collections. This presentation describes specific error types detected and the methods developed for identifying and correcting errors, including use of the MARCEdit tool. It also discusses unresolved issues in quality control for batchloaded records, and proposes some potential larger-scale solutions.

“Fast, but Accurate? Pitfalls of Batch Metadata Editing,” presented by Kathryn Lybarger: A discussion of problems and inconsistencies in MARC records for electronic resource packages that may be unexpected and difficult to reconcile using batch processes. Includes tips on how to process record batches to help maintain an accurate catalog, while taking advantage of the efficiency enabled by batch editing.

10:30am - 12:00pm
OCLC Affecting Effectiveness: New Technologies to Maximize Library Impact Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
C150
Description :

Facebook allows you to plug user-created or commercial apps into your online experience with a single, simple click. Amazon uses analytics to make recommendations about what you might enjoy reading. So why not use some of the same technologies to increase library effectiveness? In this session, Kathryn Harnish, OCLC’s product manager for the platform, describes several approaches that OCLC is taking to enable libraries—and their partners—to customize workflows, enhance the user experience and increase overall effectiveness.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 12:00pm
PLDS Statistical Report Demo Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
C155
Description :

PLAmetrics is a portal to the Public Library Data Service (PLDS) Statistical Report digital database. The database offers you access to all the yearly PLDS data currently available (2006-2011). The Report is compiled from surveys submitted by public libraries across the United States and Canada and presents timely and topical data on finances, library resources, annual use figures and technology to assist public library administrators in making informed management decisions. In addition, each annual PLDS Report contains a special survey highlighting statistics on one service area or public library topic. The report also is available each year as a print publication at the ALA Store. See: http://pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/publications/plds/index.cfm

10:30am - 12:00pm
Update on ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries Initiative Forum/Update Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Lone Star Ballroom A1
Description :

Learn about recent developments with ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Initiative, a multiyear project designed to aid academic librarians in demonstrating library value. The ACRL publication The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report, released in fall 2010, recommended that the association create a professional development program to build the profession’s capacity to document, demonstrate, and communicate library value in alignment with the mission and goals of their colleges and universities. In late fall 2011, ACRL joined with three partners – the Association for Institutional Research, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Council of Independent Colleges – to convene two national summits to determine the professional competencies that librarians need. In this forum, learn the advice given by those attending the summits: college and university chief academic officers, senior institutional researchers, representatives from accreditation commissions and higher education organizations, and academic librarians.

Sunday, January 22 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Committee on Research and Statistics Meeting (ALA) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A134
Description :

Committee on Research and Statistics Meeting

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Research & Statistics (ORS)

Sunday, January 22 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
DiversiTea: Diversity Research Grants Forum/Update Dallas Convention Center
C150
Description :

Join us for the launch of the 2012 Diversity Research Grants program, sponsored by the ALA Office for Diversity, which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science. Attendees will have the chance to discuss diversity research projects and celebrate the accomplishments of the 2011 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honoree, Camila Alire.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Diversity

Monday, January 23 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Committee Meeting (LRRT) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A114
Description :

Midwinter committee meeting for the Library Research Round Table