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Friday, January 20 - 8:00am

8:00am - 6:00pm
2012 Odyssey Award Committee Meeting (ALSC / Booklist / YALSA) [Closed] Committee meeting Hyatt Regency
McMillan
Description :

The 2012 Odyssey committee will select the winner and honors (if any) for the 2012 award.

Interests :
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:00am - 10:00pm
2012 Caldecott Award Committee Meeting (ALSC) [Closed] Committee meeting Omni Dallas Hotel
Arts District 3
Description :

The 2012 Caldecott Committee will select the winner and honors (if any) of the 2012 award.

Interests :
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:00am - 10:00pm
2012 Geisel Award Committee Meeting (ALSC) [Closed] Committee meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Majestic 11
Description :

The 2012 Geisel Committee will select the winner and honors (if any) of the 2011 award.

Interests :
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:00am - 10:00pm
2012 Newbery Award Committee Meeting (ALSC) [Closed] Committee meeting Omni Dallas Hotel
Arts District 4
Description :

The 2012 Newbery committee will select the winner and honors (if any) of the 2012 award.

Interests :
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:00am - 10:00pm
2012 Sibert Award Committee Meeting (ALSC) [Closed] Committee meeting Fairmont Dallas Hotel
State Room
Description :

The 2012 Sibert committee will select the winner and honors (if any) for the 2012 award.

Interests :
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 9:00am
Orientation Session (Freedom to Read Foundation) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
D222
Interests :
Sponsors :
FTRF.
8:30am - 11:00am
Executive Board Meeting I (ALA) Committee meeting, Governance/Membership Meeting Omni Dallas Hotel
Fair Park 1
Interests :
Sponsors :
8:30am - 12:00pm
Board Effectiveness Seminar (ACRL) Committee meeting, Governance/Membership Meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Majestic 05
Interests :
8:30am - 1:00pm
Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Omni Dallas Hotel
Trinity 5
Description :

Join ALTAFF’s popular Nuts & Bolts program featuring Dr. Ron Heezen, director of the Shreveport Memorial Library, who will talk about embracing change as an organization to achieve goals. Round table discussions on topics of interest to Trustees, Friends, and Foundations will be facilitated by ALTAFF board members. Coffee will be served at 8:30 a.m. A box lunched is included. Save $25 off the combined registration cost of Nuts & Bolts and the Advocacy Institute.

Cost :
$50 ($75 onsite)
8:30am - 3:00pm
Scholarly Communication / Information Literacy Retreat (ACRL) [Closed] Committee meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Pearl 1
Description :

A closed meeting to draft the outline of a white paper on the intersections of scholarly communications and information literacy.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
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; $319 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement [$] Preconference/Institute Omni Dallas Hotel
Greenville Avenue
Description :

The goal of the program is to empower participants to help accelerate the transformation of the scholarly communication system. Participants will engage in a structured interactive program that explores scholarly publishing, author rights and OA in practice. This institute is appropriate for those with administrative responsibilities, with new leadership assignments in scholarly communication or digital publishing, as well as liaisons and any others who are seeking to advance their professional development in scholarly communication.

Cost :
ACRL member $255; $305 ALA member; $345 nonmember; $95 student; $95 retired
8:30am - 4:30pm
Tools for Transforming Your School Library Program (AASL) [$] 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 $304
8:30am - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Behind the Genealogy Reference Desk: Genealogy is Bigger in Texas [$] 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.

Interests :
Cost :
Rates vary; Advance Rate: $100 for RUSA members
8:30am - 5:30pm
Immersion Faculty Meeting (ACRL) [Closed] Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A127
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

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)
9:00am - 12:00pm
Executive Board Meeting (BCALA) Affiliate event, Committee meeting Marriott City Center
Cambridge
Description :

The BCALA executive board meeting is a planning meeting for the officers, committee chairs, and board members for the BCALA, Inc.

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
9:00am - 12:00pm
National Center for Education Statistics / Academic Library Survey Advisory Committee Meeting (ALA) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A124
Description :

National Center for Education Statistics/ Academic Library Survey Advisory Committee meeting

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Research & Statistics (ORS)
9:00am - 12:00pm
OITP Advisory Committee B (ALA) Committee meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Majestic 07
Description :

OITP Advisory committee will hold its annual retreat at Midwinter.

9:00am - 12:00pm
Shared Print Discussion (Center for Research Libraries) [Closed] Affiliate event Dallas Convention Center
A310
Description :

Invitational meeting of consortia and libraries involved in shared print programs, hosted by Center for Research Libraries.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members