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Time Title Type Location

Sunday, January 22 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Public Libraries Technology Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
Description :

The meeting will be a broad discussion on technology themes and trends with the purpose of defining some key topics that we will work into our program at ALA Annual.

Sunday, January 22 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Next Generation Catalog Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
Description :

The LITA Next Generation Catalog Interest Group invites representatives from major next generation catalog system vendors, including Ex Libris, eXtensible Catalog Organization, OCLC, and Serials Solutions. Each representative will demonstrate distinctive features of their system and will join in a panel discussion on topics, such as challenges of developing next generation catalog systems, embracing non-MARC metadata, and taking advantage of linked data.

Participants are encouraged to ask any question related to next generation catalog systems. A brief business meeting of the Next Generation Catalog Interest Group will be following.

10:30am - 12:00pm
OCLC Affecting Effectiveness: New Technologies to Maximize Library Impact Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
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
The Future of Emerging Technologies in Library Residency Programs Focus Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update, Other Sheraton Dallas Hotel
San Antonio Ballroom A
Description :

What do we mean when we talk about ‘emerging technology’ and being a ‘technology catalyst’ in libraries? How is emerging technology integrated effectively into library operations and services via residency programs?
The SJSU SLIS and its grant partners are conducting a planning grant to explore a new residency model for recent MLIS graduates, focused on integrating emerging technology into libraries. We will share our findings and insights to date, and then open it up to participants to solicit their experiences, thoughts and best practices. If you’re interested in emerging technology in libraries and residency programs, we encourage you to attend!

10:30am - 12:30pm
Top Technology Trends Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
Description :

We have a great slate of panelists for the Midwinter 2012 session:

* Stephen Abram, Gale Cengage Learning
* Marshall Breeding, Vanderbilt University Library
* Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC
* Nina McHale, Arapahoe Library District, Colorado
* Sue Polanka, Wright State University Libraries

Join us for a fun and casual discussion regarding technology trends to watch from some of today’s foremost experts.

Sunday, January 22 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cloud Computing & Virtualization Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Emerging Technologies Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center

Monday, January 23 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
LITA Town Meeting Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
Description :

Join your fellow LITA members in a conversation about how LITA responds to and involves its membership in the larger information, association, community-building, and technology-related landscape.

Monday, January 23 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Board of Directors Meeting (LITA) Governance/Membership Meeting Dallas Convention Center

Monday, January 23 - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 5:00pm
2012 ALA Midwinter Library Camp Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
Description :

Join fellow conference goers for the first ever ALA Midwinter Conference Camp. The goal of this Camp is to get people together to talk about anything library or conference related with a focus on reflecting on what inspired you at the 2012 Midwinter conference. Come prepared to share your experience and/or lead an informal discussion on a topic of your choice. Everyone is welcome!

Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)