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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 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study Advisory Committee Meeting (ALA) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A119
Description :

Advisory Committee Meeting for the Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study

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

Friday, January 20 - 7:00pm

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Executive Board Meeting (AILA ) [Closed] Affiliate event, Committee meeting Magnolia Hotel
Jackson
Description :

Executive board meeting for the American Indian Library Association (AILA)

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Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
American Indian Library Association (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, January 21 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Advisory Committee Meeting (ALA OLOS) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
D169

Saturday, January 21 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee Meeting (ALA) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
D169

Sunday, January 22 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Business Meeting (AILA) Affiliate event, Committee meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Houston Ballroom A
Description :

Business meeting for the American Indian Library Association (AILA)

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Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
American Indian Library Association (Affiliate)
10:30am - 12:00pm
OCLC Create, Manage and Share Digital Special Collections on the Web Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
C149
Description :

Join us to learn how CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management Software helps you to share digital special collections on the web and gives you full control of digital items, as well as their descriptions, access and display. The website configuration tools let you easily customize the appearance and behavior of your digital collections. And the new commenting, tagging and rating features encourages users to engage with your online collections.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 22 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
A Small But Powerful Forum for Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update Dallas Convention Center
A308
Description :

Join us for a small but powerful forum to discuss rural library advocacy. This session will introduce the newly revised “Small But Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library,” a toolkit from the ALA Committee on Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds, the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries. Panelists will discuss some of the current issues facing small and rural libraries and successful strategies for rural library advocacy. An open forum for librarians to share best practices, questions, and concerns will conclude the session.

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Committee on Archives, Libraries and Museums (CALM) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A133
Description :

Business meeting to set strategy and plan 2012 annual conference programs.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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.