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Format: 02/23/2018 - 10pm
Format: 02/23/2018 - 10pm
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Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
History Genealogy Preconference [$] Preconference/Institute Caesars Palace
Milano II & III
Description :

This all-day institute addresses issues of importance to library staff and administration when serving or partnering with genealogical patrons, volunteer, scholars, or educators. Nationally known specialists will discuss everything from Ancestors Roadshows to personalized research, webinar outreach, new online offerings, and making the financial case for genealogical librarianship. Luncheon will be provided by our sponsor, ProQuest.

This preconference is a free event. To register, please fill out the form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7HHNDJP.”

Cost :
Division members $50; ALA members $60; Non-ALA $70, Student/retirees $40
8:30am - 4:00pm
Immersion Faculty II [Closed] Committee meeting Bally’s
Palace 2
Description :

n/a

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 4:00pm
Managing Data: Tools for Plans and Data Scrubbing [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Convention Center
N109
Description :

As data continues to come to the fore, new tools are becoming available for librarians to assist faculty and use with their own data. This preconference would focus on the DMPTool and OpenRefine. The DMPTool will be presented to demonstrate customization features, review data management plans, best and worst practices, and writing a data plan for a data set a library may collect. OpenRefine will be demonstrated with sample data to show potential use with library data sets and more of the data lifecycle process.

Interests :
Cost :
$235, LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Nuts and Bolts for Friends, Trustees, and Foundations Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
S219
Description :

The popular Nuts & Bolts program will feature speakers addressing topics of interest to Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and advocates. RSVP to united@ala.org. Coffee and meet & greet will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is on your own. Agenda available online at www.ala.org/united.

8:30am - 4:00pm
Practical Linked Data with Open Source [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Convention Center
N258
Description :

This pre-conference combines theory and practice by giving participants a working knowledge of the creation and use of linked data and linked data applications. This session will ground participants in linked data models and patterns through hands-on exercises. Participants will go home with a working knowledge of the state of the art of linked data in open source library systems and the use of linked data to solve metadata problems across libraries, archives, and museums.

The full preconference schedule is now available at http://connect.ala.org/node/224435.

Condensed version of schedule:
8:30-8:45: Introductions/agendas.
8:45-10:15: RDFa and schema.org (presented by Dan Scott).
10:15-10:30: Break.
10:30-11:45: Open source library systems and the transition to Linked Data (presented by Galen Charlton).
11:45-1:15: Lunch (on your own) and/or lunch sessions for keeners, including "Adding structured data to your web pages."
1:15-2:15: Linked Data Patterns (presented by Richard Urban).
2:15-2:30: Break
2:30-3:10: "We're implementing Linked Data -- now what:" questions and discussion with presenters and guests, including Kevin Ford, Sylvia Southwick, Richard Wallis, and more.
3:10-3:30: Linked Data impact, the wider picture, users and consequences (presented by Jodi Schneider).
3:30-4:00: Wrap up, feedback, future workshops.

Interests :
Cost :
$235, LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Publishing Committee Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N210
Description :

Publishing Committee

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 4:00pm
Statistics and Reports: Data-Driven Decision-Making [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Las Vegas Convention Center
N235
Description :

This preconference will seek to answer several questions: • What data is collected in technical services? • Why is the information collected? • How is the data collected and what reports can be generated? • How can the data be used to analyze collections, workflow and positions? Join the ALCTS Acquisitions Section, Organization & Management Committee as we explore the options for making more decisions based on discoverable statistics and reports.

This is a ticketed event. To attend, you must register for this ALCTS preconference either in advance or at the door.

"Closed - Exclusive to Group Members" means attendance is restricted to preconference registrants. Limited seats are still available. To register on-site, see the ALCTS staff at the door.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Web Therapy [$] Ticketed event Las Vegas Convention Center
N110
Description :

Having trouble managing your library’s web site? Content in chaos? Platform the pits? Statistics staggering? The doctors are in! In this full-day preconference, we will tackle a number of tough topics to help cure the ills that are keeping your library site from achieving total wellness. Specific topics will be determined by a survey sent in advance to attendees. Enjoy networking and problem solving with fellow web-minded library folks.

Interests :
Cost :
LITA Member $235 ALA Member $350 Non-Member $380

Friday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:30am
Assessment in Action Focus Group I [Closed] Other Bally’s
Palace 7
Description :

n/a

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
9:00am - 11:00am
Affiliate Assembly Executive Committee (AASL) Committee meeting Caesars Palace
Livorno
Description :

A meeting of the officers of the AASL Affiliate Assembly Executive Committee.

9:00am - 12:00pm
Annual Unconference Discussion/Interest group, Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N113
Description :

An Unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itseld. Unlike most conferneces where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for out prodession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 12:00pm
Coming out of the Shell: Becoming a Powerful Public Speaker (NMRT) [$] Preconference/Institute Caesars Palace
Anzio
Description :

Anyone, even the shyest among us, can give a presentation that everyone will listen to.. it just takes learning savvy presentation and public speaking skills. Three experienced librarians with years of instruction and public speaking experience will impart their wisdom at this pre-conference session, sharing their favorite tools, tricks, and tips. Attendees will learn how to put together an engaging, informative, and appropriate presentation that will command attention, how to overcome nervousness and stage fright. Join us on June 27th to gain new insight into coming out
of your shell and becoming a powerful public speaker.

Cost :
$55-$105
9:00am - 12:00pm
Using Meaningful Gamification to Motivate Library Users: A Hands-on Workshop [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Roman I
Description :

Meaningful Gamification is the use of game design elements to help someone find meaning in a real-world setting. It is focused on using concepts like play, reflection, and engagement instead of rewards to engage users. In this workshop, Dr. Scott Nicholson, director of the Because Play Matters game lab from the iSchool at Syracuse University, will lead attendees through the process of developing library campaigns around reward-based gamification and meaningful gamification for a program, service, or other need. Attendees should come prepared with some aspect of a library that they would like to motivate patrons to engage with through game elements.

Cost :
Varies
9:00am - 3:00pm
Print Archive Network (PAN) & Looking to the Future of Shared Print Las Vegas Convention Center
N262
Description :

Building upon the experiences of current shared print initiatives, Maine Shared Collections Strategy (MSCS) and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) are co-sponsoring a session exploring how the shared print landscape will likely develop in years to come. The session will act as both a call for future action for existing shared print initiatives and as a good starting place for those debating whether shared print is a good fit for their institution. There will be opportunities for attendees to share their own experiences of managing print collections. The session will follow a PAN forum update (9:00-9:45 am). See here for agenda and registration: www.maineinfonet.org/mscs/ala2014/

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 3:30pm
Chapter Leaders Forum [$] Affiliate Event, Ticketed event Las Vegas Hotel
Conference Room 08
Description :

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Membership Development and Retention, New Revenue Ideas, Social Media, and Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
$75
9:00am - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Creating Effective Videos and Screencasts: A Library Learning Video and Screencasts BootCamp (LearnRT) [$] Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Milano III
Description :

LearningRT is proud to present a practical learning delivery skills bootcamp that will enrich your trip to the 2014 Annual Sessions. Our facilitator, Royce Kitts of Washburn University, will show you how to create effective video learning content from the “why are we making this” stage to “this is how you make it” stage. As a participant, you will work your way through the entire process from project design and objectives to shooting, recording and editing your video. Along the way you will encounter best practices, learning object development skills and effective methods to promote your newly created learning objects.

You will be shooting your own movie, so you should have your own device capable of recording video, a laptop (with either Windows Movie Maker or iMovie,) and be able to transfer the video you shoot from your device to your computer. Participants will leave with an authentic hands on experience able to create projects at their own library. Royce Kitts is currently Coordinator of the Carnegie Education Library at Washburn University, former director of the Tonganoxie (KS) Public Library and past president of the Kansas Library Association.

Cost :
$200-$350
9:00am - 4:00pm
Managing Local and Community-produced Born-digital Audiovisual Content [$] Preconference/Institute Caesars Palace
Neopolitan II
Description :

Libraries increasingly need to manage local and community-produced media content in born-digital form. This ranges from oral histories, local television and radio programming, to student thesis projects, sporting events, and university public relations videos. It also may include community-related material that is not handed directly to a library, but is instead posted to media sharing sites such as YouTube. Often the amount of content is daunting, and the sense of urgency for preservation overwhelming.

Multiple speakers will provide examples of strategies for the ingest and management of important born-digital content, illustrating reasonably achievable processes for institutions with varying collections and resources. Topics will include offering advice to content contributors (on
preferred file formats, wrappers, and metadata), to file structures and metadata for maintaining a collection, to a variety of methods for providing access, to concerns about ensuring the longevity and integrity of these works.

Audience:
A key audience will be archives and special collections
librarians. It is expected that the workshop content will also speak to public librarians and school librarians who get local contributions (local history, videos of football games, etc.), and to managers of mass produced
collections (like many in the Video Round Table) who are occasionally called upon to manage locally produced content (like university PR spots).

Potential learning outcomes:

● Participants will be equipped with multiple strategies for management and preservation of born digital collections
● Participants will be able to identify preferred file formats for ingest which will provide standards for their respective collection
● Participants will have more understanding regarding issues of longevity, integrity and access of born-digital material which will inform the development of their own institutional strategies
● Participants will be presented with examples of publicly accessible born-digital collections that can serve as models to apply to their own collections.
● Participants will be presented with examples of how acquired born-digital materials can be incorporated into educational programs relevant to the participants’ institution.
Co-Sponsored by NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program (MIAP)

Cost :
$50
9:00am - 4:00pm
Preconference: The Reference Interview [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Florentine I
Description :

Learn why people do not ask for what they really want, find out about the psychological barriers to asking for help, and discover how to work with your users so that they are willing to come back again with future questions. This interactive workshop covers techniques for in-person, telephone, and chat/IM reference services, and will be valuable for staff at any level of experience.

Cost :
Advanced Reg fees: Division members: $199; ALA members: $219; Non-ALA: $259: Students: $149
9:00am - 4:00pm
UNLV Libraries Transformed…An Open House Other Offsite
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
Description :

Please join UNLV Libraries on Friday, June 27th to explore our facilities and chat with our library faculty and staff. Highlights of the Open House include in-depth building tours, concentrating on our space enhancement projects and new learning environments, as well as information on the libraries’ educational role on campus. Our Special Collections division will be open for visitation in the morning. Learn more about the event, review our complimentary shuttle schedule, and complete our registration form at http://guides.library.unlv.edu/ala.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 4:00pm
USBBY Board of Directors Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N224
Description :

Meeting for the Board of Directors of the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY).

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