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Format: 09/19/2017 - 6pm
Format: 09/19/2017 - 6pm
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Friday, January 30 - 8:00am

8:00am - 11:00am
AASL-CAEP Program Review Training Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W194a
Description :

New and experienced reviewers and program report compilers are encouraged to attend this session to learn about the NCATE/CAEP program review process, the 2010 AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians, report preparation and reviews, and appropriate assessments. All programs submitting an initial report must now use the 2010 standards. Reviewers who have not attended training on the 2010 standards must attend this session in order to be assigned to review programs using those standards.

8:00am - 4:00pm
Facilitated Strategic Planning Discussion (RUSA) Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W192a
Description :

A facilitated discussion about the mission and vision of RUSA.

Friday, January 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 11:30am
Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hilton Chicago
Salon A
Description :

Meeting of Big Heads

Sponsors :
8:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED Citizens Save Libraries Train-the-Trainer Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W179b
Description :

United for Libraries presents a "train-the-trainer" session on how to use the free "Citizens-Save-Libraries Power Guide for Successful Advocacy."

8:30am - 4:00pm
Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W185bc
Description :

Library Trustees, Friends groups, Foundations, and staff are invited to join a day of information and resource sharing, roundtable discussions, and learning opportunities. Agenda and speakers to be posted at wwww.ala.org/united.

Friday, January 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Midwinter Unconference Discussion/Interest group, Other McCormick Place West
W178a
Description :

An Unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences 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 profession 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)

Friday, January 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
FRBR Interest Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W176a
Description :

Meeting of the interest group

10:30am - 12:00pm
Round Table Coordinating Assembly Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W186c
Description :

N/A

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, January 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
International Perspectives on Academic & Research Libraries Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W186c
Description :

The International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group will discuss and promote projects and issues of interest and import to academic and research libraries from an international perspective.

Interests :
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W176a
Description :

Join us for the ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Meeting in Chicago!

The meeting will be divided into two different parts.

Part 1: 1:00-2:30: Educating Catalogers: the State of the Art.

Three library science educators will present their perspectives on the state of cataloging and metadata education. Panelists will address course content, the balancing of theory and practice, and pedagogical approaches. Discussion will explore the challenges of teaching cataloging in the context of the broader, and rapidly evolving, metadata landscape. One of our co-Vice-Chairs, also a teacher of cataloging in library school, will moderate.

We have asked speakers to focus their remarks on the following questions:

• What do you teach in your beginning and advanced cataloging courses?
• Does your course content focus more on theory or practice?
• Has your approach to teaching changed over time? If so, how?
• How do you stay up-to-date on cataloging topics and practices?
• What are the challenges of teaching cataloging in the context of metadata work expanding to serve users of cultural heritage, special, and archival collections?
• Has the increased adoption of discovery layers--most of which rely on relevance ranking and don't utilize authority data--impacted how you teach bibliographic and authority work?

Panelists:
Shawne Miksa, Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of North Texas

Gretchen Hoffman, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University

Allyson Carlyle, Associate Professor, iSchool, University of Washington

Moderator:
Karen Snow, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University

Part 2: 2:30-4:00: Drafting a Cataloging Competencies Document.

Following a brief break, the group will host an interest session on the drafting a competencies document for cataloging and metadata professionals, where we will identify whether such a document is useful to the community, learn of similar endeavors in the past, and identify potential partners in the drafting of a competencies document that may be shared broadly for community comment.

Friday, January 30 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 4:00pm
External Review Panel (ERP) chair training Discussion/Interest group Hilton Chicago
Grand Tradition
Description :

External Review Panelists who have participated in two or more on-site visits are invited to attend training for ERP chairs. The session will prepare attendees to lead an external review of MLIS programs seeking accreditation. Experienced ERP chairs will share tips and wisdom, and OA staff will present resources to use in the review process. People who are currently assigned to chair a review are strongly encouraged to attend. Program heads who want to learn more about the comprehensive review, the site visit, and the role of the ERP Chair in the review process are also encouraged to attend.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, January 30 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:30pm
ALA Finance Best Practices Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W179b
Description :

ALA Finance Best Practices

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
Patron Privacy Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Sheraton Chicago
Sheraton Ballroom 1
8:30am - 10:00am
ALA President-elect Sari Feldman Discussion Forum [Closed] Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W192b
Description :

ALA President-elect Sari Feldman and invited participants will discuss her presidential platform and key areas of focus for the 2015-2016 presidential year.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 10:00am
CANCELLED: Kitchen Table Conversations Committee meeting, Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick
Boardroom 1
Description :

At this year’s ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, we are continuing the kitchen-table type conversations with ALA members and attendees about their aspirations for ALA as their professional community – a community of members, staff and external allies. As the Board considers future directions for ALA in a time of significant change, your voice is very important. We urge you to participate so you are heard as we consider the best ways for ALA to work with and on behalf of members now and in the future. To ensure your seat, please register in advance by visiting http://vols.pt/Eab9qU. We will fill spaces on a first-come basis, and you are welcome to join without signing up provided there’s space.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Copy Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W474b
Description :

Update from the Library of Congress
Presenter: Angela Kinney, Chief, African, Latin American and Western European Division (ALAWE), Library of Congress

Preparing Copy Catalogers for Batch Cataloging
Presenter: Roman S. Panchyshyn, Catalog Librarian/Assistant Professor, University Libraries, Kent State University

Between consortial purchases and local purchases, the number and frequency of batch load projects of MARC records into the local catalog continues to increase. The Metadata and Catalog department at Kent State University Libraries is undertaking a project to train copy catalogers to evaluate and load records from various sources in batch to its Innovative Millennium ILS. Copy catalogers will be trained in the use of data exchange and rapid update in Millennium and the use of MarcEdit software and scripting languages for manipulation of batches of records. Cataloging managers will be responsible for overall project management, training and supervision, maintenance of load tables, and updating documentation.

A Semi-automatic Workflow to Create Provider-neutral Records for Locally Digitized Print Materials Presenter: Lucas Mak, Metadata and Catalog Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries

Michigan State University Libraries has developed a semi-automatic workflow for cataloging locally digitized print materials based on existing print version records. In this process, digitization staff only needs to supply cataloging staff a text file containing bibliographic record numbers of the print version and URLs of the digital files. The subsequent cataloging will be done in a multi-step process executed by a script, which includes sending XML query against the library catalog, creating provider-neutral records by XSLT transformation based on the returned XML, and converting the resulting MarcXML into .mrc file for batch loading. This presentation will discuss the design, challenges, and limitations of the process.

Quantity with Quality: Maintaining Copy Cataloging Productivity while Improving Cataloging Quality
Presenter: Sarah Wallbank, Technical Services Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts

In cataloging there is a continual tension between the need for productivity and the need for good quality metadata. Both are needed to ensure that library resources are discoverable, but they often seem mutually exclusive. At Clement C. Maxwell Library at Bridgewater State University productivity has been very good. Copy catalogers process new items quickly and the only backlog, which they are working on, is in Special Collections. However, due to weaknesses in training, the quality of copy cataloging needed improvement. With a combination of paced training and written editing guidelines and procedures, we have been able to maintain productivity while increasing the level of cataloging knowledge. The copy catalogers have learned RDA and improved their general knowledge of cataloging. Along with the training, catalogers have been taught to work with written editing guidelines and documentation that guide them on where to focus their efforts. This two-pronged approach of gradual training and written guidance has allowed them to maintain productivity while learning.

8:30am - 10:00am
Diversity Officers Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Hilton Chicago
Lake Erie
Description :

Diversity Officers Discussion Group

Interests :
8:30am - 10:00am
Library and Information Science Education Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Sheraton Chicago
Superior A & B
Description :

This meeting of the LIS Education Interest Group serves to promote discussion on trends, issues and programming related to the work of LIS educators and academic librarians.

8:30am - 10:00am
Middle managers discussion group Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick
Burnham/CC 23C
Description :

Middle managers discussion group

8:30am - 10:00am
OverDrive's Roadmap Breakfast [Closed] Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick
Regency Ballroom E
Description :

Learn about the details on OverDrive's roadmap. Share your feedback and input on OverDrive's platform and other industry activities to help OverDrive plan for other enhancements.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

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