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Saturday, January 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Library Boing Boing Meeting Discussion/Interest group Washington State Convention Center
Room 616-617
Description :

Join the Library Boing Boing member interest group to discuss internet- and popular culture-related issues (such as net neutrality, steampunk, etc.), as well as makerspaces and digital learning labs. We guarantee you'll hear about at least one great project another library is implementing that will inspire you.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 26 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Steven Johnson Author Event, Recorded Session, Speaker series Washington State Convention Center
Ballroom 6B
Description :

Enjoy listening to one of the most brilliant and inspiring visionaries of contemporary culture offer his hopeful, affirmative outlook for the future. Steven Johnson is acclaimed for multi-disciplinary storytelling and big ideas. Combining the deft social analysis of his earlier bestselling books "Where Good Ideas Come From" with the optimistic arguments of "Everything Bad Is Good For You", his most recent book "Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age" (http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781594488207,00.html, Riverhead Books) makes the case that a new model of political change is on the rise, transforming everything from local governments to classrooms, from protest movements to health care. Johnson paints a compelling portrait of this new political worldview—influenced by the success and interconnectedness of the Internet, but not dependent on high-tech solutions—that breaks with the conventional categories of liberal or conservative thinking. "Future Perfect" has already garnered rave reviews and has appeared on several lists of best books for Fall 2012.

At a time when the conventional wisdom holds that the political system is hopelessly gridlocked with old ideas, "Future Perfect" makes the timely and inspiring case that progress is still possible, and that new solutions are on the rise. Once you hear this speaker, you’ll want to keep up with his thinking -- his blog (http://www.stevenberlinjohnson.com) is a good place to start.

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
Imagineering – Business Meeting (LITA) Discussion/Interest group Washington State Convention Center
TCC 303 (Table 6)
Description :

Imagineering Interest Group will be meeting to discuss future ALA programs and Imagineering resources.

Saturday, January 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
GameRT Forum Discussion/Interest group Washington State Convention Center
TCC 202
Description :

Come to the GameRT Forum to hear about these hot topics!

Through the Looking Glass of Assessment: Developing an assessment toolkit to help spread the word about the value of games in libraries - presented by Ron T. Brown

This presentation will evaluate how libraries assess their gaming programs and will discuss a current work in progress that aims to build an assessment toolkit that can be used by both established and new game programs. Discussion will follow about the importance of assessment, what types of assessments are already being done now, who are the main audiences for assessment data, and the types of assessment tools libraries and game programs need immediately.

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What Exactly is an “Action-Adventure” Game, Anyway? : Providing Intelligent Access to Video Games - presented by Violet Fox

This presentation will report on a continuing research project to develop a formal metadata schema for video games. Employing a user-centered design approach, the project aims to address the gap between current metadata standards and gamers’ browsing, searching, and retrieval needs.

Additional presenters for the second presentation include Jin Ha Lee, Michelle Dillon, Violet Fox, Sean Fullerton, Chris Magnifico, Zach Welhouse (University of Washington iSchool), Andrew Perti, and Michael Carpenter (Seattle Interactive Media Museum).

Saturday, January 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL) / Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Interest Group Discussion/Interest group W Seattle Hotel
Great Room 2BC
Description :

A joint meeting of the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group and the Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Interest Group. The groups will share reports on the progress of current goals,examples of library projects using virtual worlds, and document the exploration of virtual world librarianship for future use.

Saturday, January 26 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tour of the Zine Archive and Publishing Project Exhibitor session, Social event Offsite Location
Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave.
Description :

With over 20,000 items, Seattle’s Zine Archive and Publishing Project (ZAPP) is one of the largest zine collections in the world. Join us for a tour of this vibrant, community-oriented space for creative collaboration.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Star Wars Reads: How to Plan a Galactic Event at Your Library Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
TCC 202
Description :

Ready to become a reading jedi? DK Publishing's Mindy Fichter and Rachel Kempster have organized over 2000 Star Wars reading events at bookstores and libraries across the country--and they'll be passing along their tips and tricks for holding out-of-this-world Star Wars events at your local library. Meet special guests, Ryder Windham, author of more than 60 Star Wars books, and Michael Pawuk, Teen Services Librarian at the
Brooklyn Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library in Ohio. The first 50 participants will receive a special DK Star Wars gift bag.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 27 - 11:30am

11:45am - 12:30pm
ALA Masters Series: Outreach 2.0: The Digital Revolution of Public Relations Speaker series Washington State Convention Center
Room 611-614
Description :

Library Facebook innovator and guru Ben Bizzle and emerging digital technology expert David Lee King will show you how to maximize the reach and impact of your library’s Facebook page in "Outreach 2.0: The Digital Revolution of Public Relations." These popular library innovators will provide strategies for taking advantage of the most cost-effective outreach tool there is, using examples from eight libraries across the country that added over 9,000 fans in 28 days. Many libraries struggle with building a following, but Bizzle and King will provide practical strategies for building a fan base significant enough to capitalize on the opportunities the platform provides, and guarantees to change the way you view community outreach. Bizzle is Director of Technology at Crowley Ridge Regional Library, Jonesboro, Arkansas. King is Digital Services Director at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, Kansas.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 27 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception (RUSA CODES) Reception Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Municipal Room
Description :

Celebrate the best fiction, non-fiction and reference titles of the year! RUSA's expert readers' advisory committees will unveil their choices for the Collection Development and Evaluation Section's (CODES) literary awards. All Midwinter attendees and exhibitors are invited to attend.

Monday, January 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
MAKE Magazine Introduces Maker Camp 2013 Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 611-614
Description :

In 2012, MAKE in partnership with Google+ launched a successful, six-week online summer camp for teens aged 13-17 which featured how-to instructions to complete 30 projects in 30 days. Guest (and celebrity) camp counselors provided guidance throughout the day to ensure the successful completion of the projects. Each of the days was themed to reflect the focus of that day’s camp: Maker Monday, Tinkering Tuesday, Weird Science Wednesday and Theoretical Thursday. Fridays were dedicated field trip days, with virtual visits to The Smithsonian, CERN, National Geographic, and Disney.

A number of libraries across the country participated in the inaugural program. Four librarians from these libraries will participate in a panel discussion about their experience integrating Maker Camp into their summer programs, and will share recommendations for using the STEM-based programming to engage this teen target and get them back into the library.

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

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, January 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Jefferson
Description :

Business meeting of the Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Initiative Group. The group will discuss progress of projects in process as well as make plans for projects going forward. A more detailed agenda will be posted in December.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
The New Stacks: The Maker Movement Comes to Libraries Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 611-614
Description :

Dale Dougherty, founding editor and publisher of MAKE Magazine, the leader of the maker movement, and Travis Good, MAKE contributing writer and maker champion, present a session on DIY culture and the return to “making” enabled by makerspaces. They’ll present thoughts and ideas on what they believe to be a unique opportunity for libraries across the country to reinvent their space and, at the same time, deliver on their original mission for their communities.

Specifically, Dale and Travis will introduce ALA members to the maker movement, discuss how making is transforming the landscape of education, supporting STEM initiatives, and motivating young people and adults alike to engage in learning by doing. Travis will present an overview of his cross-country tour, visiting libraries at different stages of creating a makerspace within the library, and a path to transition. Dale will speak to the initiatives and programs that libraries can avail themselves of that he is implementing through the Make Education Initiative.

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

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, January 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wrap Up/Rev Up Celebration Recorded Session, Social event, Speaker series Washington State Convention Center
Ballroom 6B
Description :

Wrap Up Seattle/Rev Up Chicago! The Exhibits Closing will be followed at 2:00 pm by the Star Wars-themed Wrap Up/Rev Up party hosted by bestselling authors Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda series) and Chris Alexander (Star Wars Origami).
Start in the Exhibit Hall at noon, where there will be discount sales and exhibitors will offer special giveaways in their booths. And be on the lookout for storm troopers from 501st Legion, 1:00-2:00 p.m. who’ll accompany you to the party at 2:00 p.m. From storm troopers to origami, there’ll be something for everyone, including photo opps with characters and more.
The exclusive ALA Graphics READ® posters and bookmarks featuring Origami Yoda and Darth Paper will be available at the ALA Store (while supplies last) during exhibit hours, Friday-Monday.
Alexander ‘s participation is sponsored by Workman Publishing and Angleberger’s by Abrams Books for Young Readers.

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

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)