Sessions with Handouts

Time Title Type Location

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 - 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)
1:30pm - 3:30pm
YALSA Research Forum: What's Next for YA? Committee meeting, Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
Description :

YALSA revealed its new Research Agenda in October, with four priority areas: 1) Impact of Libraries on YAs, 2) YAs and Reading, 3) Information Seeking Behaviors and Needs of YAs and 4) Informal and Formal Learning Environments and YAs. Join in on this discussion to explore what directions research might take in the next few years and how you might participate. Facilitated by members of YALSA’s Research Committee.

Friday, January 20 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Leadership Council (ACRL) Committee meeting, Governance/Membership Meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Lone Star Ballroom A1
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Saturday, January 21 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Games and Gaming Forum Forum/Update Dallas Convention Center
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 (,, 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
Subject & Bibliographic Access Committee Meeting (ACRL ANSS) Committee meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Executive Boardroom

Sunday, January 22 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Update on ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries Initiative Forum/Update Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Lone Star Ballroom A1
Description :

Learn about recent developments with ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Initiative, a multiyear project designed to aid academic librarians in demonstrating library value. The ACRL publication The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report, released in fall 2010, recommended that the association create a professional development program to build the profession’s capacity to document, demonstrate, and communicate library value in alignment with the mission and goals of their colleges and universities. In late fall 2011, ACRL joined with three partners – the Association for Institutional Research, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Council of Independent Colleges – to convene two national summits to determine the professional competencies that librarians need. In this forum, learn the advice given by those attending the summits: college and university chief academic officers, senior institutional researchers, representatives from accreditation commissions and higher education organizations, and academic librarians.

Sunday, January 22 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
RDA Update Forum Forum/Update Dallas Convention Center
Description :

Panelists will outline key cataloging changes related to RDA and steps being taken in preparation for implementation sometime after January 2013. Although there is at least a year before wide scale implementation of RDA, changes are already impacting workflow and data exchange.

In an effort to economize on speakers and room space and to add emphasis to this topic CaMMS is foregoing its Friday Forum to join with the TF in presenting this RDA Forum.

Scheduled presenters include: Beacher Wiggins (Library of Congress), Linda Barnhart (Chair PCC), Glenn Patton (OCLC), Sally McCallum (MARBI) and Troy Linker (ALA Publishing).