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Friday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101: Network, Get Oriented, Get Involved Social event Las Vegas Convention Center
S222
Description :

If you’re new to RUSA or are a longtime member looking for opportunities to connect with members and ways to get involved, make sure to put RUSA 101 on your calendar! Spend an hour with us on Friday from 3-4p.m. before heading off to the opening of the exhibit floor.

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
All Committee Meeting (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

All Committees of the Emerging Technologies in Reference Section will meet together and then break out into individual committees to work on projects.

8:30am - 10:00am
Best Free Web Sites (RUSA-MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Best Free Web Sites Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Conference Program Planning Committee Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Conference Program Planning Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Local Systems and Services Committee (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Local Systems and Services Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Outreach Committee (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Outreach Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Products and Services Committee (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Products and Services Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Professional Development Committee (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Professional Development Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
RUSA RSS Virtual Reference Tutorial Sub-Committee Meeting Committee meeting Flamingo
Laughlin II
Description :

Meeting of the RSS/MARS Virtual Reference Tutorial Subcommittee.

8:30am - 10:00am
User Experience Design Committee (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the User Experience Design Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Libraries in the Course Management System: Best Practices and New Directions Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N263C
Description :

Course Management Systems (CMS), such as Blackboard, Sakai, Canvas Instructure, and Moodle are ubiquitous in the classroom environment. These systems are bridging the gap between traditional, hybrid, and fully online classes, as most academic institutions have adopted the use of a CMS across a wide spectrum: from serving to keep track of administrative processes, such as grading and attendance, to being the main tool for organizing and communicating course information for both faculty and students. Libraries have responded by implementing a variety of services in the CMS, including LibGuides, chat widgets, discovery search tools, and more. Three academic library panelists will highlight their experiences and efforts to integrate research services into the CMS. We will engage the audience in a group discussion of best practices, assessment, and project management tips for implementing a robust library presence in the CMS environment. The attendees will benefit from exploring the challenges and advantages of integrating library services into university-wide systems and platforms.

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
New Directions for Data Visualization in Library Public Services Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

A wide array of new instructional technologies have joined an increased understanding of the diversity of learning styles to foment new forms of teaching and information sharing. Data visualization is increasingly used in higher education and libraries to organize information, or provide new and innovative ways of disseminating data and learning objectives. The speakers at this event will provide further detail and background on the topic of data visualization, as well as examples of their use in various projects and settings.

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

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
Nominating Committee (RUSA MARS) [Closed] Committee meeting Flamingo
Bryce Board Room
Description :

Committee will meet to discuss preparation of the slate for Spring 2015 elections.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Planning Committee (MARS) Committee meeting Las Vegas Hotel
Boardroom
Description :

The Planning Committee will be reviewing follow-up recommendations from the Section Review, updating the MARS Handbook, and reviewing projects for the year ahead.

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual Reference Discussion Group (RUSA MARS) Discussion/Interest group Paris
Chablis
Description :

For the past 4+ years, we have been working on a new online resource for ALA, which supports those implementing a new VR service for the first time as well as those who just want a refresher. We call it the Virtual Reference Companion and you can check it out at http://www.ala.org/rusa/vrc. The forum will be a discussion and interactive presentation of the online tutorial, as well as gaining feedback for how to make it better and more effective.

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hot Topics Discussion Group (RUSA MARS) Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Mtg Rm C
Description :

Members of the Emerging Technologies in Reference Section will meet to discuss hot topics relating to enhancing reference services.

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Publications Committee I (RUSA MARS) [Closed] Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N221
Description :

The Publications Committee will meet to interview volunteer candidates for Communications positions.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Sunday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Publications Committee II (RUSA MARS) [Closed] Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N210
Description :

The committee will meet to interview volunteer candidates for communications positions.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Monday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Executive Committee Meeting (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N202
Description :

The elected members of the Executive Committee of RUSA MARS along with the Committee Chairs will meet to discuss current and planned activities of the section.

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