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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

Friday, January 20 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:30pm
FRBR Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D168
Description :

There is more to Functional Requirements than just FRBR. Come join us to learn more about FRAD and the other FR models from our very knowledgeable presenters, Qiang Jin and Dr. Shawne Miksa.
Qiang Jin is Senior Coordinating Cataloger and NACO Coordinator, Associate Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. Her presentation will provide a basic explanation of the Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD): A Conceptual Model. It will illustrate the Conceptual Model for Authority Data with specific examples, and explain the FRAD entities, attributes of those entities and relationships between those entities with many specific examples so that attendees will be able to understand the FRAD model. It will include some brief RDA authority records exemplifying the major FRAD relationships.
Dr. Shawne Miksa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Sciences and Acting Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Information Science PhD Program in the College of Information (COI), University of North Texas. In her presentation, Dr. Miska will list and define the 12 user tasks from all three FR Models (FRBR, FRAD, FRSAD) and present her conception of corresponding tasks that an information organizer (cataloger, metadata specialist, etc.) performs to support the user tasks. Most of these tasks are not new to the practice, and Dr. Miska will show how they can be re-cast to correspond with the functionality models.

Friday, January 20 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mobilizing Community Support for Your Library: An Advocacy Institute Workshop [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Omni Dallas Hotel
Trinity 5 Table 1
Description :

Learn how to engage and mobilize friends and trustees groups, opinion-makers and civic organizations to support your public, school and academic libraries.

Presenters include: Dr. Jennifer Martin, Ph.D., senior associate provost and dean of the Graduate School, Texas Woman's University; Ed Palmer, chairman, Municipal Library Board, Dallas, and Rocco Staino, retired director of the Mary I. Keefe Library, North Salem Central Schools, NY & contributing editor, School Library Journal.

Register for Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations (Event code: ALT1) from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday morning and receive a discount on combined registration.

Mobilizing Community Support for Your Library: An Advocacy Institute Workshop is sponsored by the Texas Library Association. It is presented in partnership with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), ALTAFF, and organized by the Advocacy Training Subcommittee of the ALA Committee on Library Advocacy, in conjunction with the ALA Office for Library Advocacy.

Cost :
$50 ($75 on site)

Friday, January 20 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Future of University Libraries Committee Meeting (ACRL ULS) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
D170
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Taiga Forum Meeting Exhibitor session, Social event, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
C149
Description :

Changes in the economic and information landscape of higher education and technology demand that academic libraries develop new solutions to meet changing user expectations, and prepare our organizations for future directions. All academic library Associate University Librarians, Associate Deans, Assistant Directors, or equivalent ranked senior personnel who are interested in discussing organizational change are welcome to attend.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 20 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
A304
Description :

Effective Succession Planning and Strategies to Identify and Prepare New Managers for Cataloging and Metadata Departments

The need to plan for succession planning in an environment that is losing its cataloging and metadata department leaders challenges libraries of all types and sizes. Guest presenter April Grey will present an overview of her experiences coming into the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as the Head of Cataloging with minimal library experience, heading a department where 80 percent of the staff have more than 20 years’ experience. She will discuss the successes, challenges and the plan for changes in the future.

Members will discuss the current state of increasing vacancies for cataloging and metadata department managers and explore the requirements, experience, and challenges of this emerging trend.

Saturday, January 21 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
AAUP Book Selection Committee Meeting (AASL) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A302
Description :

Meeting to select suitable titles for secondary school use from the current publications from the members of the Association of American University Presses to be published in an annual bibliography.

8:00am - 10:00am
Executive Committee Meeting (ACRL ULS) Committee meeting, Governance/Membership Meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Trinity 1
Description :

Executive committee for University Libraries Section

8:00am - 10:00am
Project MUSE Users Group Breakfast Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Fairmont Dallas Hotel
Pavilion Room
Description :

Hear the latest news on Project MUSE electronic book and journal collections, featuring over 500 journals and 14,000+ books from the most respected university presses and scholarly societies.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
8:00am - 10:00am
Yes, I'm ready to get involved! (BCALA) Discussion/Interest group Marriott City Center
Normandy
Description :

This meeting is open to all who wish to get involved with BCALA. The meeting will focus on discussing and reviewing leadership opportunities within BCALA.

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
8:00am - 12:00pm
Preservation Administrators Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency
Reunion Ballroom G/H
Description :

Meeting of the Preservation Administrators Interest Group (PAIG) for program and discussion. Featured speakers:
• Ann Marie Willar, MIT
• Roger Smith, University of California-San Diego - Managing an Efficient Local Book Scanning Workstation
• Annie Peterson, Yale, and Jake Nadal, UCLA - Scarce and Endangered Works: Using Network-level Holdings Data in Preservation Decision Making and Stewardship of the Printed Record
• Julie Mosbo, Southern Illinois University - Preservation Week Update; Poor man’s mold clean-up project
• Various alumni speakers, highlighting the Preservation Management Institute program

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
ALA JobList Placement Center: Behavioral Interviewing – You need to reach for the STAR. Other Dallas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C Placement Center Table 4
Description :

Interviewing has evolved dramatically since the yes/no type questions asked by employers. Behavioral interviewing is the latest method of job interviewing that employers use to determine the high performing candidate. You need to know how to prepare, what to expect and how to deliver at the interview.

The premise behind behavioral interviewing is that your past performance is the most accurate predictor of your future performance in similar situations. Employers are much more probing with this technique and not only want to evaluate your past experiences but want to know about your past performance to determine your potential for success. Employers want to avoid falling into the trap of hiring candidates that shine at the interview but don’t work out on the job.

In the interview, you need to reach for the STAR when delivering your response and tell stories to illustrate you do have the skills and experience for the position. From the employer’s perspective, the presenter will provide you with the information and tools to master the behavioral interview so you can snag that job!

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
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
Copyright Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Majestic 06
Description :

The ACRL Copyright Discussion Group focuses on copyright related issus of current interest to college and university librarians. Litigation and legislative developments related to orphan works and ditial libraries will be the topic of discussion at Midwinter 2012.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Games and Gaming Forum Forum/Update Dallas Convention Center
D227
Description :

Join us for two fascinating presentations during the Games and Gaming Round Table's first ever forum/update.

Dave Pattern will talk about Lemon Tree (https://library.hud.ac.uk/lemontree/, http://library.hud.ac.uk/blogs/projects/lemontree/), a project to “gamify” the library experience at the University of Huddersfield (UK). The project is still in its infancy, but the aim is to make using the library fun and, by hooking into the social network of the players, to attract students who otherwise might not have engaged with the library. This session will also include findings from the Library Impact Data Project, which investigated the link between library usage and academic achievement at 8 academic universities in the UK.

ALA's National Gaming Day @ your library is a fairly new event created to promote the “educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games”. The University of North Texas Library has participated for two years and has organized their event to offer fun along with a focus on research and development opportunities available for people interested in all aspects of gaming. In this talk, Diane Robson and Bethany Ross will detail the planning and organization of NGD at an academic library.

Afterward, ALA staffer Jenny Levine will talk about changes coming to this year's NGD event.

Interests :
10:30am - 12:00pm
Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D174
Description :

Perpetual Access: Peaks and Pitfalls

We know that we want to have perpetual access clauses in our licenses and we know that publishers will provide them, but what are we actually getting with our perpetual access rights? In this informal group setting, we will discuss the results of our examination of perpetual access clauses from 20 of the Texas A&M University Libraries’ licenses for our major journal packages, including the impact on our electronic resources and serials workflows; the potential impact on the acquisitions and cataloging staff; and how perpetual access affects our current and/or future functions as technical services librarians. We will present a chart comparing the perpetual access rights offered by the 20 publishers and we will then open the discussion to the audience to learn how librarians at other institutions deal with perpetual access.

Saturday, January 21 - 1:00pm

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 - 3:30pm
Catalog Management Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D227
Description :

The program will include presentations on enhancements made to catalog records at the College of New Jersey Library to improve the discovery of video materials and the impact of print withdrawal projects at Florida State University Libraries on catalog management activities. Discussion topics include the effect of patron driven acquisitions on library catalogs and quality control issues associated with vendor supplied record sets.Presentations and speakers:

• “A Little Breathing Room Please! Catalog Management Projects That Make a Difference” presented by Ruth S. Ziegler, who will cover the impact of print withdrawal projects on catalog management activities.

• “Separate, Merged, and Separate Once Again: Un-mulvering the Mulvered Records” presented by Lucas Mak, who will describe how he used XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation) to automate the process of separating 7,400 single records for theses that described both the print and microform versions into separate records for each format.

• “Cooperative Quality Control for Cataloging: Initiatives in Error Handling” presented by Ian Fairclough, who will review cooperative initiatives he has undertaken with OCLC and electronic distribution lists he created to further the cooperative resolution of cataloging errors.

• “Towards Better Discovery of Video Materials” presented by Cathy Weng and Yuji Tosaka, who will illustrate how enhancements were made to catalog records to improve the discovery of video materials.