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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.

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 - 11:30am
Planning Committee Meeting (8:30-10am) & Executive Committee Meeting I (10-11:30am) (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Compass West
Description :

Planning for the operations of the Emerging Technologies in Reference Section.

Saturday, January 26 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Helping Patrons Find Employment or New Career Information Discussion/Interest group Washington State Convention Center
TCC LL3
Description :

Unemployment is still above 8% in many states. How do you work to help those in need of employment or those wishing to change careers? How do you use limited resources to help the most people you can? How do you interact with other groups and institutions (such as one-stop centers or campus career offices) working with the same community? What are the most valuable resources the library has to offer job seekers? What are services the library does not/cannot offer job seekers? Are there ethical issues in offering assistance to job seekers?

10:30am - 11:30am
MLA International Bibliography in Academic Libraries Discussion Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group Westin Seattle Hotel
Westlake Boardroom
Description :

Modern Language Association International Bibliography Discussion Group

10:30am - 11:30am
Sociology Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL ANSS) Discussion/Interest group Westin Seattle Hotel
Denny/Mercer
Description :

An open discussion forum for librarians working in/for the field of Sociology.

Saturday, January 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Guide to Reference Editors Meeting Committee meeting Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Willow
Description :

Meeting for Guide to Reference Editorial Board members and Contributing Editors.

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1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hot Topics Discussion Forum Discussion/Interest group Washington State Convention Center
Room 213
Description :

Join the RUSA Emerging Technologies in Reference Section Hot Topics in Electronic Reference Discussion Group at ALA Midwinter to discuss the topic:

More iLibrarian Tales from the Reference Crypt:
How librarians with mobile devices are changing the game.

Do you provide reference using an iPad? Rove the stacks with a Kindle Fire?
Curate app lists for your patrons? How is tablet technology changing your library? Share your experiences and ideas with other tech-minded librarians and hear what's working for them. This is a free flowing discussion so bring your burning discussion points. You'll walk away energized and ready to innovate in your own library!

Please join us in this informal table discussion, at the Washington State Convention Center, Room 213 on Saturday, January 26 from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm.

To list this on your ALA Midwinter schedule, the entry in ALA Connect's conference scheduler is http://alamw13.ala.org/node/8975.

Saturday, January 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Health and Medical Reference Committee Meeting (RUSA RSS) Committee meeting Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Alki Boardroom
Description :

The Health and Medical Reference Committee will
be finalizing plans for 2013 program, discussing ideas for future webinars and talking about topics to be included in the medical reference guidelines.

Saturday, January 26 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Criminal Justice / Criminology Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL ANSS) Discussion/Interest group Westin Seattle Hotel
Denny/Mercer
Description :

An open discussion amongst librarians working in/for criminal justice/criminology.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Heads of Public Services Discussion Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update Westin Seattle Hotel
Cascade II
Description :

New services and changes in services to meet evolving student/faculty demands, Redesigning the reference desk: creating a reference service location that welcomes students and facilitates contemporary reference interactions.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Reference Discussion Forum Discussion/Interest group Washington State Convention Center
Room 619
Description :

Discussion on issues relevant to Virtual Reference services in libraries.

Saturday, January 26 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Membership Social (RUSA) Reception, Social event Grand Hyatt Seattle
Leonesa I
Description :

A great way to kick off the Midwinter Meeting with style! The RUSA Membership Social is an opportunity to eat, drink, network and learn more about the division. RUSA leadership and longtime members will be on hand to answer questions about ways to get involved with the division, which serves a broad range of library and information professionals.

Sunday, January 27 - 7:30am

7:30am - 9:00am
Lifelong Learning: Whose Responsibility Is It? Exhibitor session Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Spanish Ballroom
Description :

Recent reports from employers indicate that employees enter the workforce from school without the continuous learning competencies necessary for their personal and professional success. Among these are information literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Join Dr. Lana Jackman, of the National Forum on Information Literacy for a talk and lively discussion around information literacy and lifelong learning and how academic and public libraries, as well as schools, can address the skills gap.

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Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
All-Committees Meeting (ACRL DLS) Committee meeting Westin Seattle Hotel
Blakely
Description :

Meetings of all DLS standing committees. Interested section and non-DLS members welcome to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Business Reference in Academic Libraries Meeting (RUSA BRASS) Committee meeting Washington State Convention Center
Room 619 Tbl 1
Description :

Meeting of the members of the Committee.

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8:30am - 10:00am
Business Reference in Public Libraries Meeting (RUSA BRASS) Committee meeting Washington State Convention Center
Room 619 Tbl 4
Description :

Meeting of the members of the Committee.

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8:30am - 10:00am
Business Reference Sources Committee Meeting (RUSA BRASS) Committee meeting Washington State Convention Center
Room 619 Tbl 2
Description :

Meeting of the members of the Committee.

8:30am - 10:00am
Discussion & All-Committees Meeting (RUSA BRASS) Committee meeting, Discussion/Interest group Washington State Convention Center
Room 619
Description :

All-Committees Meeting and discussion opportunity for those interested in business reference in all libraries.

8:30am - 10:00am
Just Ask: Defining and Advocating for the Reference Librarian Discussion/Interest group Red Lion Hotel Fifth Avenue
Emerald II
Description :

Want to influence the way RUSA advocates for reference services? Join members of the RUSA Just Ask Committee to discuss the evolving role of reference librarians and reference services in all types of libraries. The discussion will help create a RUSA member-influenced vision of both, which in turn will assist the organization in advocating more effectively for the support and development of quality reference services.

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