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Wednesday, December 31 - 4:00pm

Cancelled Session
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Thursday, June 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:00am
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Orientation Orientation Session Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

Orientation session for trustees and unit liaisons

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Sponsors :
FTRF.

Thursday, June 26 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

Business meeting of Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees - morning session

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Sponsors :
FTRF.

Thursday, June 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:30pm
Fundamentals of Collection Assessment [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Las Vegas Convention Center
N234
Description :

Modeled on the popular six-week online course, this one and a half day preconference introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:
•the definition of collection assessment,
•techniques and tools,
•assessment of print and electronic collections, and
•project design and management.

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 :
Thursday (1pm-4:30pm) & Friday (8:30am-4pm): $338 ALCTS Member; $399 ALA Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member, $469 Nonmember

Thursday, June 26 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

Business meeting of Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees - afternoon session

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Sponsors :
FTRF.

Friday, June 27 - 8:00am

8:00am - 4:00pm
Library Tour: Las Vegas Libraries, Legends and Highrollers [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite
Off Site
Description :

Join this full-day tour of new libraries in North Las Vegas, Henderson District Libraries, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). The tour will also include the Las Vegas Clark County Library District Windmill Library and Service Center, a LEED gold building. Tour will be led by a local historian and members of the Architecture for Public Libraries Committee, and price includes motor coach transportation and a light lunch. Tour buses will be located on Convention Center Drive, just outside the main entrance of the LVCC North Hall.

Cost :
ALA member $140, LLAMA member $90, retired/student $40, Non-member $175
8:00am - 4:00pm
Preconference: How Business Librarians Support Entrepreneurs [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Pisa
Description :

Ready to maximize the value of your library to local entrepreneurs? This full-day workshop will address common information needs of entrepreneurs, including locating information about their market, industry, competitors and customers for both “Main Street” and technology start-ups, and which free or premium resources to use. Speakers will also discuss existing best practices in local small business support along with examples of collaboration with entrepreneurship faculty. Participants will learn what constitutes acceptable use of subscription business e-resources by entrepreneurs and how to work with vendors to avoid infringement claims.

Cost :
Division members: $259; ALA members $279; non-ALA: $299; Student: $119

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 - 10:00am
Intellectual Freedom Committee I Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

First business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Training, Orientation & Leadership Development Committee (TOLD) Committee meeting Las Vegas Hotel
Conference Room 01 & 02
Description :

Committee meeting for the ALA Training, Orientation & Leadership Development Committee (TOLD)

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 12:00pm
Streaming Media Passes the Tipping Point: Now What? [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Las Vegas Convention Center
N236
Description :

This half-day program will present fascinating and unexpected trends on streaming media in libraries from a recent national survey of academic librarians and will take a deep look at acquisition support and challenges in both public and academic institutions. Join us and learn where to purchase streaming media collections, the latest trends in streaming media, how to optimize discovery, marketing and evaluate usage in an effort to prepare for the future of content at your library.

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 :
$119 ALCTS Member; $144 ALA Member; $49 Retired Member; $49 Student Member; $169 Non-Member
8:30am - 1:00pm
BCALA Executive Board Meeting Affiliate Event Paris
Loire
Description :

BCALA Executive Board Meeting

Sponsors :
AFL
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
8:30am - 3:00pm
Emerging Leaders Workshop [Closed] Other Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 01
Description :

This is a leadership development session for the 2014 Emerging Leader participants.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 4:00pm
Fundamentals of Collection Assessment [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Las Vegas Convention Center
N234
Description :

Modeled on the popular six-week online course, this one and a half day preconference introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:
•the definition of collection assessment,
•techniques and tools,
•assessment of print and electronic collections, and
•project design and management.

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 :
Thursday (1pm-4:30pm) & Friday (8:30am-4pm): $338 ALCTS Member; $399 ALA Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member, $469 Nonmember
8:30am - 4:00pm
History Genealogy Preconference [$] 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 $40
8:30am - 4:00pm
Managing Data: Tools for Plans and Data Scrubbing [$] 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.

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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.

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Cost :
$235, LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
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.

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

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