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Format: 06/20/2018 - 7pm
Format: 06/20/2018 - 7pm
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Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Taking action: Linked data for digital collection managers Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S222
Description :

The linked data movement has gained momentum. But how does paradigm shift affect digital collection workflows? This workshop will provide key theoretical concepts of linked data and engaging hands-on activities demonstrating how CONTENTdm metadata can be transformed into linked data. The workshop will also provide a forum to discuss how linked data might alter our current practices and workflows. This workshop is geared toward beginners and is designed for curious exploration and active learning.

Interests :
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Teaching Teens How to Fail: Library Spaces and the Maker Movement Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S221
Description :

The maker movement has already infiltrated many libraries. But who is a maker? What does s/he do? The Free Library of Philadelphia offers maker programs, from e-fashion to printed circuits. Much of the philosophy behind making is mentoring youth in tinkering and experimentation; teaching the making process as one of inquiry and inevitable failed attempts. We see the library as the ideal environment to mentor youth as they learn that it's okay to fail.

Learning Outcomes:
• Participants will be introduced to the maker movement and get a list of comprehensive resources
• Participants will explore low-barrier entry to maker activities (low-cost technology)
• Participants will explore proven mentorship practices

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Technical Services Collaboration Through Technology Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S231
Description :

As collaboration between Technical Services departments in different libraries increases, technology is there to help with communications. A panel will describe their experiences with different types of technology that have helped librarians to communicate effectively. Experiences include collaboration between the Cornell University and Columbia University technical services operations, implementation of a shared ERM across the Five Colleges of Ohio, and the BookOps center communications with New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Accidental Map Librarian Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N232
Description :

Digital or paper maps can pop up in anyone’s collection. Whether you inherited official map duties or are struggling with a few unexpected items, this outcome-oriented session will ensure that you make the most of the opportunity

1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - Intellectual Freedom and the Defense of Graphic Novels and Comic Books Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization that protects the freedom to read comics. At this presentation, learn how they have been a leader in opposing censorship for nearly 30 years by performing legal aid, education, and advocacy activities in the service of the community that reads, creates, and circulates comics. CBLDF's Executive Director Charles Brownstein tells the organization's story, introducing you to the readers, retailers and artists that the organization has stood up for in court. He'll also profile their extensive education activities that range from sharing the history of comics censorship to providing letters and resources that help keep books on shelves.
In the past year, CBLDF has helped protect dozens of books, from Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis to Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl. CBLDF's publications Raising A Reader and Using Graphic Novels in Education are vital tools in helping the next generation of teachers, librarians, and parents use comics to promote literacy. CBLDF Presents Manga and CBLDF's daily news blog are just two of the numerous resources the CBLDF offers in the spirit of preventing censorship by expanding education and understanding about comics. The Fund's efforts to fight censorship in courtrooms and classrooms are essential to protecting the future of comics. Learn what this small, but vital organization does, and how you can be a part of their ongoing mission!

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Turn Quiz Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S223
Description :

All communities have challenges. Librarians are uniquely positioned to help conquer them — given the right tools. Through four hands-on sessions, Harwood Institute coaches will show you how to leverage your trusted position in the community you serve to engage people on issues that matter to them. Each stand-alone session focuses on a single tool; taken together, they become a powerful framework for engaging community and leading change. Session 2 will introduce librarians to the “Turn Quiz” tool, enabling them to assess the focus of their efforts in the community as they shift their orientation from internal to external.

To access the tools that will be used in this session, please visit http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/libraries-transforming-communit....

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
“Embedded” Cultural Communities in Europe and the Americas: Challenges for Librarians Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S232
Description :

In Europe and the Americas, ethnic groups living within or dispersed among larger communities often seek to preserve their own languages, literatures, artistic traditions, and social identities. What strategies do they use? How can libraries and librarians collect and preserve the languages, literatures, and cultural heritage of these communities? Focusing on Basque, Romani, and Native American cultures, this panel will address the challenges librarians face as they collect materials for and about "embedded" ethnic groups.

Saturday, June 28 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Conversation Starter: People Experiencing Homelessness: How Libraries Can Be Community Collaborators & Catalysts for Positive Action Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

Homelessness is a challenge for communities across the country and public librarians find themselves at the forefront of this issue. From navigating the political process to hiring a Peer Support Specialist to collaborating with homeless service providers, learn how to position your library to be part of the solution in your community.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:30pm - 3:00pm
OITP - ALA and Moving Ahead with Digital Content Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N255/257
Description :

Come to learn about ALA’s efforts to advance ebook access in libraries. Also discussed will be directions on digital content more broadly, including key policy issues. A panel of experts will provide perspectives to inform ALA future directions. In the Q&A session, attendees are welcome to provide their thoughts on these important issues.
Session Chair and Introduction: Sari Feldman, DCWG Co-chair; Incoming President-elect of ALA; and Executive Director, Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library
Digital Content Issues: Alan S. Inouye, Director, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy
Panel Session: Digital Content and 2020: What’s Important?
There is an abundance of issues in the realm of libraries and digital content. What are the most important trends or issues in the next five years? Of these, which ones should or could ALA most influence to the benefit of the library community? How?
Moderator: Robert Wolven, DCWG Co-chair and Associate University Librarian, Columbia University
Paige Bentley-Flannery, Community Librarian, Deschutes (Oregon) Public Library
James Neal, Member, ALA Executive Board and Vice President, Columbia University

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 2:30pm

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Conversation Starter: Igniting the Conversation: Bringing inspiration home Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

Are you inspired by the conversations that happen at annual? Do you get new ideas from talking to librarians from different backgrounds? In this session we will discuss ways that you can bring these conversations to life in your own community. We will share with you a way to increase local and regional engagement between different types of librarians. The panel with talk about planning, executing and repeating a regional conference that brings together librarians from both sides of the US Mexico border. The conversation will continue with audience sharing ideas and experiences of local networking success.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
"TC Reads!" Breathing New Life into Book Program Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S225
Description :

Want to make a high school reading program more participatory and hip? Rejuvenate your reading program and create a culture of reading. Find out how one large, diverse, suburban high school was able to use branding, Skype sessions, ebooks, augmented reality, and social media to garner excitement for literacy. Presenters will demonstrate Aurasma AR application allowing participants hands on experience as used in our library orientation. Participants encouraged to bring smart phones/devices. There will also be a display of student and librarian generated materials. Presenters will share successful strategies and lessons learned to get you started.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N264
Description :

There are thousands of apps available in the iTunes Store, Play Store, and other online app stores. How do educators and school librarians evaluate, vet, and use these apps with students? Join AASL's Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee for their 2nd annual list of app honors. This session will review 25 of the year's most innovative apps available for instruction, student engagement and creation. Presenters will address the use of apps in the school library, how to use these tools with students, and provide opportunities for developing skills needed by 21st Century Learners for college/ career readiness.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Intellectual Freedom in the Surveillance State Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

still being drafted

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Come Make a Game: Library Game Jams Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S222
Description :

Ever wanted to make a game? You have many users who feel the same way Help turn gamers into creators!

Game Jams are intense game-creation experiences where participants create a game in a short period of time. Tabletop Game Jams require little more than poster board, index cards, and markers, and Digital Game Jams can be done with free game creation software. Libraries can use Game Jams to bring together a group of patrons to address a local need through the power of play. At this session, Scott Nicholson, director of the Because Play Matters game lab at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, and members of the Games and Gaming Round Table will facilitate a Game Jam, where you will be making a game! Once you have participated in a game jam, you will have the knowledge and experience to bring this low-cost, high-impact and flexible gaming program back to your library!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Continuing Education for Libraries: A National Conversation Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

In 2013, IMLS and OCLC Webjunction began to address Continuing Education (CE) efforts across the field of librarianship through a convening of CE influencers, a white paper, and several targeted grants. The challenges to this sphere are abundant: learners face limited time, funding, and organizational support; providers face questions of sustainability and inconsistent standards for CE delivery; and the overall ecosystem suggests significant duplication of effort. How do we do CE better? Join IMLS and its partners for an overview of progress thus far, and contribute to a national conversation that is certain to shape future CE.In 2013 IMLS and OCLC Webjunction began to address Continuing Education (CE) efforts across the field of librarianship through a convening of CE influencers, a white paper, and several targeted grants. The challenges to this sphere are abundant: learners face limited time, funding, and organizational support; providers face questions of sustainability and inconsistent standards for CE delivery; and the overall ecosystem suggests significant duplication of effort. How do we do CE better? Join IMLS and its partners for an overview of progress thus far, and contribute to a national conversation that is certain to shape future CE efforts in the field.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Discovering Open Access Articles: Maximum Access, Maximum Visibility! Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S228
Description :

We hear about Open Access everywhere--green or gold, embargoed or immediate, available from publishers or from institutional repositories. This development raises practical questions for libraries, researchers, and students. How to ensure discoverability of OA content in unsubscribed journals through link resolvers and metadata attributes? What is the impact of OA mandates? Join the ALCTS CRS Education, Research, and Publications Committee to learn about challenges and potential solutions to make article-level content more visible.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Finding Dead People: Genealogy and Local History Resources for the ILL Practitioner Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N232
Description :

This program will provide a brief overview of core tools of genealogical research including census records, county histories, family books, and local newspapers. Participants will then learn how to locate these materials in online repositories such as FamilySearch and American Memory and in major genealogical centers. The program will also introduce services offered by local historical and genealogical societies, and participants will learn to look beyond libraries as potential suppliers.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
IRC Americas Subcommittee Program Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S227
Description :

IRC Americas Subcommittee

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Technology Priorities for the New Library Reality Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S230
Description :

Fiscal resources are being reallocated between library service areas and slowly returning funds are looking for a new home. Is technology the right place for this money? Where should you focus your technology budget as new money becomes available to your budget? Technology staff(and what kind), hardware, software, network infrastructure, web services, eResources, and more all battle it out in our hearts for first priority. Results of a broad survey of librarians will be presented as well as strategies for evaluating competing priorities in your own unique library budget.

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3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Reading Lounge: Engaging Teens Through Interactive humanities Based Programming Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

Teen Reading Lounge, an interactive book discussion series created by Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) for public libraries to encourage teens to read and talk about literature that matters to them, engage teen audiences in out-of-school time learning in the humanities and increase the capacity of libraries to conduct public humanities programming for teen audiences. Session attendees will learn about best practices in building a successful humanities-based program and how collaboration leads to a successful and rewarding program with lasting benefits. Specific examples from a pilot program in Western Pennsylvania will be shared during the program.

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