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Format: 02/19/2018 - 10pm
Format: 02/19/2018 - 10pm
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Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
The Future of Library Services for and with Teens Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S223
Description :

YALSA’s IMLS-funded National Forum on Teens and Libraries was a year-long effort that brought together key stakeholders from the areas of libraries, education, technology, adolescent development and the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to explore the world of young adults and library services for and with this population. This interactive session will offer a forum to discuss the findings and what they mean for libraries. Come with ideas and questions! The report is available at www.ala.org/yaforum.

10:30am - 11:30am
The role of libraries in data management and curation Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S222
Description :

As increasing amounts of data are being generated, applying best practices in handling data is important, and librarians are well poised to assist users. During this session, we will discuss the role of libraries in assisting with data management, application of metadata, ontologies, data standards, and the publication of data in repositories and on the Semantic Web. This talk will describe best data practices and engage the attendees in interactive activities to demonstrate these principles.

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10:30am - 11:30am
The Unstaffed Library: Challenges and Opportunities Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N254
Description :

With the proliferation of self-service technologies, unstaffed libraries are becoming a reality. This solution can extend some library services with limited staffing, but creates its own set of challenges. When faced with drastic cuts at their branch libraries, The Livermore Public Library took a hybrid approach. Hear about their “Easy Access Library” that offers staffed library services one day per week, along with six days per week of unstaffed access. This presentation will include the project background, implementation process, and political aspects of creating a hybrid facility, along with the practical side and challenges of operating an unstaffed library.

10:30am - 11:30am
Understanding Schema.org Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S230
Description :

Join us for an engaging session on "Understanding schema.org" at ALA Annual, sponsored by the ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee.

Sunday, June 29
10:30-11:30am
Las Vegas Convention Center S230

Schema.org is an effort among major search engines to promote better linking of Web content through the use of metadata attributes in HTML markup, allowing for improved access to digital objects. The ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee invites you to hear speakers who are active in schema.org development in libraries, and who will discuss initiatives in this area within the GLAM community which promote a broader understanding of the development of bibliographic information among these communities.

After a brief introduction to how schema.org represents a "discovery elsewhere" strategy for libraries, we will hear from two speakers.

Dan Scott, Systems Librarian, Laurentian University. "Cataloging for the open web."
Libraries have provided multiple access points for their resources in their catalogs--but that requires users to know that those catalogs exist. In a world where Google, Bing, and Yahoo are the ready-at-hand search tools, we need to provide access points for third-party search engines if we want to expand access to our resources. Embedding machine-readable schema.org metadata into the ordinary catalog pages of Evergreen, Koha, and VuFind is an effort to surface library resources in a way that meets the contextual needs of both users and search engines."

Jason A. Clark, Head of Library Informatics & Computing, Montana State University Libraries. "Beyond description: Using Schema.org to describe networks and actions in book, people, and discovery settings."
At its core Schema.org is about creating machine-actionable descriptions of content. Librarian, especially cataloging librarians, have a unique understanding of the benefits of description at scale. What may be newer to our field are the additional expressions being brought into the Schema.org standard such as actions, roles, and linked data sameAs equivalencies. With the introduction of these expressions, opportunities for a more nuanced expression of identity and relationships in addition to basic description have been enabled. In this session, we’ll look at some particular projects at Montana State University Library – an online web book (arc.lib.montana.edu/book/home-cooking-history-409/), a people directory application (www.lib.montana.edu/people/), and a digital collections search application (arc.lib.montana.edu/digital-collections/) – that are beginning to apply some of these additional Schema.org expressions to define relationships and linked data sources inside of web applications and web pages.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Multicultural Exchange Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

The program allows libraries to share how they celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and exchange ideas with one another.

Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 1:30pm
PR X-change Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Special Events Area
Description :

PR X-change

Sunday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: Five Minute Activities Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

Discover some quick activities to reward or assess students, no special materials or setup required. Whether your class has been so focused that they’ve completed the lesson with time to spare or you are waiting in line for a teacher to pick up their class, it is beneficial to have some five minute activities at your ready. These activities can be used to encourage students’ focus at the beginning of a lesson, as a reward, or as a quick assessment.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: Fonts in Space: Engaging Document Design Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

What makes a handout readable, engaging and useful to patrons and why? This ignite session will focus on document design for instructional materials. In addition to briefly exploring how good design can make a difference, this presentation will include three specific tips for how to captivate your audience without eclipsing your meaning.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: human libraries: bringing personal stories to research and learning Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

Libraries are all about books and journals and finding ways for people to acquire information. Wait, there’s more! We implemented the "augustana human library" where PEOPLE are the information! In the form of "human books", people tell their story typically of lived prejudice or discrimination (born with one arm, being transgender, sex addiction) or about unique life experiences (war vet, overcoming drug addiction, being adopted). We have students attend these sessions learning about their topic of research from a human first and then approach the scholarly resources. Adding the human touch to student learning and research!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: Online Post-Its; Library collaboration and assessment using Padlet Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

Wake Tech Community College has been using an online tool called Padlet as collaboration and assessment tool for information literacy.
Using this simple online tool, embedded in our Libguides, faculty and librarians can assess student research knowledge and article selection. Students find an article and post on the course’s Padlet. Librarians and faculty can then use the tool to assess how students understand the concepts taught. Faculty can also create group exercises where students results can be used to create final reports. Our faculty love Padlet and you will too.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: SMART enough to collaborate Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

Far beyond the expected uses of group work and peer-to-peer studying, students at the University of West Florida found some creative and innovative uses for 10 newly installed SMART boards in the main library. Studying how they utilized the technology gave tantalizing hints about how instructors could build more collaboration into classes and assignments.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: The Ally-brarian Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

How does a librarian assist an underserved population that they are not a part of? They become an ally. The “Ally-brarian” works to help those who would normally not “see themselves” in the library, either as a patron or professional, find a welcoming place. This session will outline how those who are part of a majority have the ability, and the responsibility, to use their capacity as librarians to advocate for those in the minority. It will also demonstrate how allies are crucial to promoting inclusivity in libraries, both in who they serve and who they employ.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
College Readiness Dialogues: Together We Succeed! Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N264
Description :

In 2010 Blue Valley High School and Rockhurst University co-hosted a College Readiness Dialogue for high school, college, and university librarians in the Kansas City metro area. The objective was to provide an open, relaxed, and informal dialogue between high school and academic librarians on students’ college readiness. The event drew professionals from public, private, and alternative schools in both Kansas and Missouri. This session will discuss how we put this together, the results, where we’re going with it in the future, and how you can organize this type of gathering in your own area!

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Dive into Digital Badges! A Badge Curriculum Workshop Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N252
Description :

Digital badges are growing in popularity and adoption. Librarians from three universities will share their experiences using badges for information literacy instruction. In this hands on workshop panelists will lead participants through designing a customizable plan for implementing badges at their own institutions, considering factors such as learning outcomes, student motivation, and flexibility for embedding in the campus environment.

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1:00pm - 2:30pm
Environments by Design: creating - and re-creating - spaces for both quiet and collaboration Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S228
Description :

Libraries are using existing spaces within facilities for multiple program types, and are challenged to re-imagine how spaces are repurposed for changing demands. This session will discuss how to design for flexible space use problems, and review key considerations in a successful multipurpose or repurposed space for both quiet and collaboration, such as acoustics and lighting. The program will include examples and new ideas on shared and repurposed space design and furniture solutions.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Eurasia and Central Asia Subcommittee Program Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S231
Description :

Eurasia and Central Asia Subcommittee Program

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
From Stumbling Blocks to Building Blocks: Using Threshold Concepts to Teach Information Literacy Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S219
Description :

Over the past decade, the “threshold concept” has emerged as a valuable tool for educators seeking to improve teaching and learning in higher education. The term refers to the core ideas and “ways of thinking and practicing” that are characteristic of a discipline but that students often find difficult to grasp. This program explores ways that librarians can use the threshold concept model to make information literacy instruction more relevant, meaningful, and exciting to students.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Getting a Bigger Piece of the Pie: Effective Communication with Funders & Policy Makers Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

Learn from the experts about how to get to know, communicate with, and influence those who approve your library's budget. Even in tough times, there are strategies to get your more.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Growing Libraries, Growing Librarians: Partnerships with libraries and library schools in Africa Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N254
Description :

This panel will highlight how American and African organizations are partnering to improve library services in Africa. Topics include book donation drives, building village libraries, Internet access and skill-building, crowd funding, and training the next generation of African librarians. Librarians with an interest in Africa as well as those seeking ideas to link with sister institutions in Africa will want to attend.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Immigration Reform, Asian Americans and Librarianship Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N258
Description :

Asian Americans are the second fastest growing immigrant population in the U.S., yet relatively little attention has been paid to their role in the debate over immigration reform. This program will focus on the impact of immigration reform on the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and how libraries and librarians can help Asian immigrants navigate the immigration system.

Sponsors :
AFL
Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (Affiliate)

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