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Format: 09/24/2017 - 5pm
Format: 09/24/2017 - 5pm
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Wednesday, December 31 - 4:00pm

Cancelled Session
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Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Branding You! Matching Your Brand to Your Career Plan [Closed] Preconference/Institute Bally’s
Bronze 3
Description :

Have you considered your personal brand or the importance of having mentors when developing a career plan? Come hear panelists who are all in different stages of their careers (from PhD students to library managers) share successes in overcoming career obstacles in diverse environments, the benefits the Spectrum Scholar network provided, and how they continue to pay forward this experience by being mentors themselves. Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 12:00pm
Stepping Into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Convention Center
N254
Description :

As Director positions open up, is the next generation of leaders ready to assume those positions and transform the libraries in their community? What new skills are needed to drive libraries forward? If you’re interested in administration, this session will provide you with an introduction to what the job entails and introduce you to the skills you’ll need to prepare yourself. Hear from four new public library Directors about the basics, the challenges and the unexpected in their first few years on the job. Learn how they used career opportunities, ALA experience, and other guideposts to enter administration successfully.

Cost :
Early Bird: ALA Member($215), Division Member($165), Retired Member($165), Student Member($165), Non-Member($265). Advance and On-site: ALA Member ($225); Division Member ($175); Retired Member ($175); Student Member ($175); Non-Member ($275)

Friday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N263
Description :

Competencies for the 21st Century Cataloger

“Cataloger 3.0: Competencies and Education for the BIBFRAME Catalog”, presented by Allison Jai O’Dell, Special Collections Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, University of Miami Libraries.

A new data model for resource description creates the chance to re-imagine cataloging expertise and explore new roles for the catalog librarian. The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) provides a linked data model and vocabulary for representing library resources based on the Resource Description Framework (RDF). BIBFRAME will launch the library catalog onto the Semantic Web, creating new opportunities in discovery experience design.

This presentation will cover competencies and education for a career in resource description and access by looking at possibilities presented by the Bibliographic Framework Initiative. As the library catalog becomes increasingly annotated with external data sources, metadata functions in a Web 3.0 environment will be collaborative and outward-facing. Practical considerations for the catalog librarian include building crosswalks between metadata schemas, implementation of the entity-relationship model, and development of the object-oriented next generation catalog. We will discuss participation in the Linked Open Data movement and facilitation of a user desire to mash and re-purpose library catalog data.

“Please send Catalogers: Metadata Staffing in the 21st Century”, presented by Jennifer A. Liss, Head, Monographic Cataloging Image Unit, Indiana University, Bloomington Libraries.

You’ve heard the phrase before: “traditional cataloging.” The phrase is most often used to identify the MARC-based work that catalogers perform, as opposed to the metadata work associated with digital objects. In truth, both kinds of work require the same intellectual engagement. Whether the task is cataloging printed books, providing access to digitized photographs, encoding literary texts, or describing earth sciences datasets, the underlying principles governing access remain the same.
At Indiana University, the tangible outcomes of embarking on non-MARC metadata are that catalogers learned new tools and standards while providing access to hidden and unique collections. This presentation will focus on the intangible outcomes of the enterprise, addressing ways in which those who perform traditional cataloging are uniquely positioned to make valuable contributions to the linked library data future. It will also offer preliminary musings on competencies for professionals and paraprofessionals performing metadata work.

A brief business meeting will follow the presentations. Draft agenda below:
1. Leadership: incoming chair and vice-chair(s). Contact Bruce if interested in future leadership opportunity.
2. Discussion of topics of interest for future programs

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Making a Mentorship Match: What Works, What Doesn't, and What Can ALA Offer? Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N252
Description :

New and emerging leaders within the profession share information about mentorship programs across ALA and lead a discussion on best practices. Join in to hear about what mentorship offerings are available across ALA, discuss how to find the best fit for a mentor or mentee, and share what works and what doesn't when it comes to starting a mentoring relationship.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Consulting After Retirement: Is it Right For You? Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

Thinking of retiring? Want to utilize your skills and expertise on a part-time per project basis? Like to keep your hands on the pulse of change? Then maybe being a Library consultant is the right path for you? or is it? You make your own decision after listening to this expert panel who have gone through the process and will share their experiences.

10:30am - 11:30am
Making Tenure: A Model for Collaborative Publishing Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S227
Description :

Discover a new group publishing model that supports academic librarians in tenure-track positions. Listen as newly tenured and new tenure-track faculty librarians demonstrate their model and provide the tools you need to bring the model back to your own library environment. From the research brainstorming step through journal selection and the submission process, you will learn to tackle publishing obstacles such as the Institutional Review Board application, fair work distribution, group organization, and clear communication.

10:30am - 11:30am
New Members Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Bally’s
Palace 3
Description :

The ACRL New Members Discussion group is for new (and aspiring) academic librarians. We meet twice a year–at both ALA conferences–to chat about whatever is on our minds. It’s an opportunity for networking and a friendly place to ask any questions you have about succeeding in ACRL.

10:30am - 11:30am
Retired Members Round Table Meeting (RMRT) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N211
Description :

Meeting of Board, Committees, Members, and potential members - you don't have to be retired.

Saturday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Beyond the Classroom: Developing Soft Skills through Student Organizations Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 2
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Landing Your First Academic Library Job: A Cohort Study of Recent Graduates from the UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 13
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Community Needs, Reference, & Assessment in Job & Career Reference: RSS Job & Career Reference Committee Discussion Forum Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Hotel
Conference Room 09
Description :

Large and small libraries hold a variety of programs for job seekers – regular classes, one-shot sessions, traditional reference services, reference appointments and others. How do libraries and information providers determine needs of the community and which services & programs to offer? How do they assess outcomes? Come join the RSS Job & Career Reference Committee for a discussion of various strategies for best serving communities large and small.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Embedding Librarians in Virtual Communities Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

Librarians are increasingly supporting information literacy needs in online virtual communities. This program will share examples of embedding librarianship through MOOCs, wikis, mobile devices, and virtual worlds on an international scale. New tools for the role of the 21st century librarian will be featured as we seek best practices for serving the needs of users in physical, virtual, and augmented spaces.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Grow Forward: Professional Education Needs in the 21st Century Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S219
Description :

Twenty-first century libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) face tremendous changes in how they select, acquire, preserve and provide access to content, especially born digital materials. Websites and social media, content management systems and online exhibits, digital preservation and forensics: all these must-have features are accelerating the pace of change. LAM professionals need to acquire twenty-first century skill-sets to respond to these changes, yet many of our newest graduates report that they cannot find jobs, in some cases because they lack traditional skills. In this session, we will look at educational expectations and opportunities for new and seasoned professionals, including certification, credentialing, badging, and portfolios and how professionals and employers can be confident that a resume accurately reflects real-world skills. We will review the ways that traditional GLAM education is adapting to new demands and discuss additional areas in which improvement is needed.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Real Leaders in a Virtual World: Tools and Strategies for Success Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N252
Description :

Lead a committee in a virtual environment? Participate with colleagues a thousand miles away? Yes, it's possible, easy, and can be amazingly effective. If you've ever wondered how a virtual leader leads, what tools to use, and how committee members contribute, this program is for you. You'll hear ideas and answers to questions not only about how committee work can be done between conferences, but how to meet deadlines and accomplish goals more effectively.

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Retirement Fundamentals: Are You Ready to Retire? Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N258
Description :

Before the program starts, please celebrate with the Retired Members Round Table (RMRT) as they announce the 2014 recipient of the Norman Horrocks-Rowman & Littlefield Annual Conference Award. Whether you are planning to retire in the next one to five years or in 2053 as the old saying goes, it’s never too early or never too late to plan your retirement. How can I save for the future? Will I be able to retire when I planned to? Will I be able to live the retirement I always dreamed of? Or do I need to create a new vision for what retirement might be? This program is designed so you can ask the experts to help you understand the decisions you need to make now to meet your financial objectives, plan and implement your own successful retirement strategy, the benefits of making a planned gift to a non-profit organization and how to keep involved after your retirement.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
New Members Discussion Group (ACRL LES) Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N201
Description :

To help new literature librarians to develop professionally and to form collegiate relationships with their peers and colleagues.

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Going Beyond Job Search Help at Queens Library Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

In a tough economy and labor market, many libraries have gone beyond basic job search help to provide more extensive services for job search training, from resume building to interview preparation and mock interviews. Queens Library expanded job search training beyond that to provide in-person and online career specific training opportunities that help library customers to be more competitive in a tight labor market. This has included online training and free testing for certification for software like Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suites and QuickBooks and for career certifications such as Six Sigma, Project Management and Human Resources as well as in-person training for construction, food safety and entry-level healthcare careers. Queens Library staff will discuss the logical progression from resume help to career-specific training and lead a discussion on what might work in libraries of all sizes serving diverse populations.

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Children’s Librarians in the Lead: Managing Change, Inspiring Innovation & Empowering the Next Generation Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N232
Description :

Children’s librarians are in a natural position to develop key leadership skills that will serve them both in and out of the realm of children’s services. This program will give children’s librarians practical front-line advice on managing busy libraries as well as provide longer-range tips on advocating for youth services, leveraging statistics, strategic planning, and growing into positions of leadership.

10:30am - 11:30am
Librarians of Color: The challenges of “movin’ on up” Affiliate Event Paris
Champagne 3 & 4
Description :

This is a panel discussion about the challenges of being a manager and a person of color. The panel consists of managers from the 5 ethnic associations who have less than 5 years of managerial experience. The panelists are from different types of library systems and they all supervise professionals and paraprofessionals:

>> American Indian Library Association (AILA)
>> Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)
>> Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)
>> Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
>> National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the
>> Spanish Speaking (REFORMA)

The following topics will be explored:
1. Challenges and obstacles of becoming a manager--the interview process
2. What to expect after you have been hired
3. Where do you get support
4. Roles you play-manager, parent, coach, etc.
5. Adapting to the audience –code switching, speaking a language other than English

Sponsors :
AFL
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)

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