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Friday, January 25 - 8:00am

8:00am - 5:00pm
Outstanding Reference Sources Committee Meeting I (RUSA CODES) Committee meeting Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Seneca
Description :

Committee will review member-nominated reference titles, discuss the merits of those titles, and then recommend the most outstanding reference publications for small and medium-sized libraries that will be included in the annual list.

8:00am - 5:00pm
Sophie Brody Medal Committee Meeting (RUSA CODES) [Closed] Committee meeting Grand Hyatt Seattle
Portland A
Description :

The committee will meet to choose the winner and honor books for this year. Closed meeting.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, January 25 - 8:30am

8:30am - 5:00pm
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Committee meeting Fairmont Olympic Seattle
St. James
Description :

Members of YALSA's Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults selection list committee will meet to discuss nominated titles, vote on titles to be included in the final list, and write annotations for the list. This meeting is open to any ALA member and visitors are welcome.

Friday, January 25 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
PAN Print Archives Meeting Other Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Willow
Description :

An informal meeting to share information regarding print archive projects.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 25 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Collection Development Committee Meeting (GWLA) Committee meeting Washington State Convention Center
Room 307-308
Description :

Semi-annual meeting for Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) representatives to committee

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 25 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:30pm
CANCELLED: Transforming Collections Task Force (ALCTS) Committee meeting Washington State Convention Center
Room 306
Description :

Meeting of the ALCTS Transforming Collections Task Force

Friday, January 25 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:15pm
ERT / Booklist Author Forum Author Event, Forum/Update, Recorded Session, Speaker series Washington State Convention Center
Ballroom 6B
Description :

“The Novel Is Alive and Well”— the 2013 subject of the always popular ERT/Booklist Author Forum—kicks Midwinter off in style, offering the first of many opportunities to hear and see favorite authors up close over the following days. Lively moderator Brad Hooper, Booklist adult books editor, will work his usual magic as he draws best-selling authors Terry Brooks, Ivan Doig, Gregg Olsen and Ruth Ozeki out on how their books contribute to the thriving of the novel form and the influence of the Pacific Northwest on their work.

To access the recording of the sessions please go to this URL http://eventscribe.com/2013/ALA-Midwinter/.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 26 - 8:00am

8:00am - 5:00pm
Outstanding Reference Sources Committee Meeting II (RUSA CODES) Committee meeting Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Seneca
Description :

Day 2 of committee review of the most outstanding reference publications for small and medium-sized libraries to be included on the annual list.

Saturday, January 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Dewey vs. Genre Shelving in School Libraries Discussion Group (AASL) Discussion/Interest group Washington State Convention Center
Room 213
Description :

School librarians will debate on the hot topic of shelving to Dewey or genre during this AASL discussion group.

Moderator: Hilda Weisberg, Editor, School Librarian's Workshop

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

Christopher Harris, Coordinator, School Library System at Genesee Valley (NY) Educational Partnership
Juanita Jameson, School Librarian, Good Middle School, Garden City (KS)
Allison G. Kaplan, Faculty Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Judi Moreillon - Assistant Professor, Texas Woman's University
Mark Ray, Manager of Instructional Technology and Library Service, Vancouver (WA) Public Schools
Devona J. Pendergrass, School Librarian, Mountain Home (AR) High School

8:30am - 10:00am
Ex Libris Alma: A Live Demonstration and Q&A Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Room 305
Description :

In the evolving research and learning environments, users’ needs have changed and will continue to change. At the same time, budgets are shrinking and greater efficiencies must be realized. Libraries are increasingly looking for new paradigms to deliver improved and completely new services to users. You’ve heard the buzz. Now is your chance to see how Ex Libris’ next-generation management system, Alma, provides a platform for the library of the future. In this session, we’ll discuss some of the key concepts behind the development of Alma and see how they’ve been realized through a live demonstration.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 11:30am
Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Westin Seattle Hotel
Grand I
Description :

Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries discuss issues of concern

Saturday, January 26 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Featuring Bloomsbury / MacKids / Kingfisher for Spring 2013 Exhibitor session, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 608-609
Description :

Bloomsbury, Kingfisher Books, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group will present their upcoming Spring 2013 titles, including picture books, middle grade, and teen fiction, and a variety of nonfiction for ages 4 to 14. Don’t miss the special giveaway for all attendees, while supplies last.

To access the recording of the sessions please go to this URL http://eventscribe.com/2013/ALA-Midwinter/.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 26 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Book Buzz Featuring Albert Whitman & Co., Egmont USA and Sourcebooks Exhibitor session, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 608-609
Description :

Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing children’s books since 1919. Best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children® Mysteries, its highly praised picture books, novels, and nonfiction titles succeed in delighting and reaching out to children and teens of all backgrounds and experiences. Albert Whitman’s special interest titles address subjects such as disease, bullying, and disabilities. All Albert Whitman books treat their readers in a caring and respectful manner, helping them to grow intellectually and emotionally.

Egmont USA is a children’s book publisher based in Manhattan. We have been building our team and our list since January 2008. We have a small, highly experienced and talented team across editorial and marketing and we are fired up about making a real impact with our books. Egmont USA is part of the Egmont Group, one of Scandinavia’s leading media groups, with activities including film, TV production, and interactive games. Egmont has activities in more than 30 countries.

Sourcebooks is creating the next evolution of a book publishing company. We are committed to innovative publishing, to exploring every platform and creating new models. Sourcebooks is home to more than 80 enthusiastic book loving employees who are dedicated to finding new ways to connect with authors, readers, and ideas. We publish over 300 new titles each year, including a fantastic line of children’s and young adult titles, and are honored to have 37 New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. Sourcebooks is proud to be one of the largest woman-owned book publishers in the country. Visit www.sourcebooks.com for more information, and check out the Sourcebooks blog.

To access the recording of the sessions please go to this URL http://eventscribe.com/2013/ALA-Midwinter/.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Hot Topics Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Virgina
Description :

Subject Specialists and Selection. Collection development is one of the most rapidly changing areas of librarianship. As patron-driven acquisitions and collaborative purchasing increase, do subject specialists still play an important role in selection? Is their participation essential? Join us for a lively discussion on how collection development responsibilities are changing and what these changes mean for librarians.

10:30am - 11:45am
HarperCollins Midwinter Book Buzz Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
TCC LL4-5
Description :

Join the HarperCollins Library Marketing team for a presentation of forthcoming titles from Spring and Summer 2013. Get the inside track on your favorite authors and discover a few new ones along the way! Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, so RSVP to librarylovefest@harpercollins.com, subject: RSVP Title Presentation.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Book Buzz Featuring Book Battle III…With A Vengeance Exhibitor session, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 608-609
Description :

Talia Sherer and Chris Vaccari return as misfit library marketers in the third episode of their highly acclaimed Book Battle series...

To access the recording of the sessions please go to this URL http://eventscribe.com/2013/ALA-Midwinter/.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hyatt at Olive 8
Ballroom C
Description :

There are forces of change requiring new approaches by collection development practitioners. Join us for a whirlwind discussion of some current trends...

1) Impact of Self-Publishing on collection development and acquisitions

2) Recognizing and Managing Business Terms before signing a contract

3) How do we know our selections are working? What data do you need and when?

4) Downsizing your print collection: what are your considerations?

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Electronic Resources Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Washington State Convention Center
Room 204
Description :

Meeting of the Electronic Resources Interest Group to discuss topics of interest.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
OCLC Collection Analytics: Using Data to Drive Decisions Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
TCC LL1
Description :

Library collections represent significant investments on the part of their parent institutions. Detailed information about the composition and use of collections is central to assuring a return on those investments. By leveraging the bibliographic, holdings and other data maintained by OCLC, members can gain insights into their collections, and shape decisions about resource allocation. Rick Lugg of Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) will illustrate the power of WorldCat data in making responsible and effective decisions about deselection and shared print. Kathryn Harnish, OCLC Senior Product Manager for Analytics, will describe OCLC’s strategy for curating, exposing and optimizing WorldCat data for analytics. She also will explain how OCLC and third-party partners can leverage the OCLC WorldShare™ Platform to develop and enhance data-driven services for members.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 5:30pm
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Committee meeting Fairmont Olympic Seattle
St. James
Description :

Members of YALSA's Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults selection list committee will meet to discuss nominated titles, vote on titles to be included in the final list, and write annotations for the list. This meeting is open to any ALA member and visitors are welcome.