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Friday, January 20 - 8:00am

8:30am - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Behind the Genealogy Reference Desk: Genealogy is Bigger in Texas [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite Location
Dallas Public Library
Description :

THIS EVENT IS NOW A FREE, OFF-SITE WORKSHOP HOSTED BY PROQUEST. PLEASE CONTACT EVENT COORDINATOR MARY MANNIX FOR DETAILS.

In addition to covering basic skills for effective genealogy reference services, this workshop will feature expert speakers on local and specialized resources that help answer the more challenging research questions. Librarians from public, academic and all other types of libraries interested in learning how to use genealogy-related resources more effectively will benefit from this session. Speakers include Lloyd Brockstruck, who will address collection development during hard economic times; Sue Kaufman, who will focus on the Clayton collection of early Spanish documentation; and a third presenter, who will discuss Native American records. Lunch is sponsored by ProQuest.

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Cost :
Rates vary; Advance Rate: $100 for RUSA members

Friday, January 20 - 5:00pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Penguin Group (USA) Author Event - Ann Weisgarber Author event Dallas Convention Center
Penguin Group (USA) Booth #1426
Description :

Ann Weisgarber, Author
"The Personal History of Rachel Dupree"

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 21 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Executive Committee Meeting I (RUSA HS) [Closed] Committee meeting, Governance/Membership Meeting Dallas Convention Center
A116
Description :

Meeting of the officers and committee chairs of RUSA History Section

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, January 21 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
ALA Washington Office Breakout II - Online and Above the Radar: Ensuring the Use and Discoverability of Digital Collections Forum/Update Dallas Convention Center
C146
Description :

Creating digital collections is only the beginning of successful digitization projects. Ensuring access to and discoverability of those collections beyond library, archive, or museum websites relies on search engine visibility, directories, or large-scale portal projects. Building on the OITP Perspectives Paper, “Digitizing Hidden Collections in Public Libraries,” this panel will address initiatives aimed at providing increased access to the invaluable small and medium-sized digitization projects created by countless libraries, archives, and museums. Panelists Susan Currie, director of the Tompkins County (N.Y.) Public Library; Rachel Frick, Director, Digital Library Federation Program, Council on Library and Information Resource; Robert Horton, Associate Deputy Director for Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services; • Patrick Murray-John, Research Assistant Professor and Omeka Development Team Manager at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University; and Carol Linn, Library Consultant will discuss how to ensure access to and discoverability of digitization projects after their creation and best practices for collaborating with other institutions.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Washington Office (WO)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Local History Committee Meeting (RUSA HS) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A118
Description :

Committee meeting for librarians interested in local history and local history collections

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Saturday, January 21 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Genealogy & Local History Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
A310
Description :

Discussion group for librarians interested in genealogy librarianship and collections and local history librarianship and collections

Saturday, January 21 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Membership Social (RUSA) Reception, Social event Adolphus Hotel
Century Ballroom A
Description :

A social gathering for members of RUSA and those interested in learning more about RUSA. Membership not required. Come join us for a great party!

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
Genealogical Publishing Company Award Committee (RUSA HS) [Closed] Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A113
Description :

Committee for determining award recipient for GPC Award

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Sunday, January 22 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Genealogy Preconference Planning Committee Meeting (RUSA HS) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A113
Description :

Committee to plan upcoming genealogy preconferences

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10:30am - 12:00pm
Instruction & Research Services Committee Meeting (RUSA HS) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A119
Description :

A committee charged with creating and disseminating guidelines and tools to assist with instruction, reference services, and collection development.

Sunday, January 22 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Genealogy Committee Meeting (RUSA HS) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
D167
Description :

A forum for those interested in genealogy librarianship

Sunday, January 22 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
History Librarians Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D167
Description :

Discussion group with those interested in history librarianship and collections

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Monday, January 23 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Executive Committee Meeting II (RUSA HS) [Closed] Committee meeting, Governance/Membership Meeting Dallas Convention Center
A116
Description :

Committee meeting for officers and committee chairs of RUSA History Section

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 4:30pm
LibQUAL+® Training Sessions Exhibitor session Dallas Convention Center
A308
Description :

A set of workshops designed to provide potential and current participants with vital information to aid in the survey process. Each workshop covers a variety of topics including the history of LibQUAL+®, developing objectives and goals for administering the survey, marketing your survey, analyzing survey results, and much more!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Monday, January 23 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Forum (ALCTS): Author Steve Berry keynotes Preservation Week 2012 Kick Off Author event, Forum/Update Dallas Convention Center
A201/202
Description :

New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry keynotes the kick off for Preservation Week 2012 (April 22-28) at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas. Mr. Berry will speak at the ALCTS Forum on Monday, January 23, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Convention Center, room A201/202.
Steve Berry, author of “The Jefferson Key”, his most recent novel, and the forthcoming, “The Columbus Affair” (Ballantine, May 2012), will talk about the importance of preserving our personal and community cultural heritage. In a recent Wall Street Journal interview (November 2, 2011), Mr. Berry notes “What are we losing when that [on being told of the rapid loss of our historical record] happens? We’re losing windows to the past, thoughts to the past and ideas to the past, and that really affected me.”
Mr. Berry’s works have been translated into 40 languages with more than 12 million books in print in 51 countries, worldwide. Besides the “The Jefferson Key”, his titles include “The Emperor’s Tomb”, “The Paris Vendetta”, “The Alexandria Link”, and the Venetian Betrayal”.
A devoted student of history, Mr. Berry and his wife, Elizabeth, founded History Matters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding the preservation of the fragile reminders of our past. Since then, they have traveled the world raising much-needed funds for a wide range of historic preservation projects.
A native of Georgia, Steve Berry graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. You can learn more about Steve Berry and History Matters at steveberry.org.
Preservation Week, a joint initiative of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), the Library of Congress, and IMLS, encourages libraries and other institutions to connect our communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections. Visit the Preservation Week 2012 website for more information or how you can get involved.