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Saturday, January 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
ALA Washington Office Update: Legislative Issues -- What the Election Results Mean for Libraries: An Outlook for the New Congress Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 602-603
Description :

In early January 2013, members of the 113th United States Congress will be sworn in to office. Come hear Cook Political Report Senior Editor Jennifer Duffy—an expert on the U.S. Senate with over 25 years of experience—discuss the ways that the changes in Congress will impact the political landscape for library issues. Duffy will assess the political climate to help library supporters target messages that effectively resonate with legislators. Additionally, she will discuss the upcoming congressional legislation on issues that affect libraries. This event is sponsored by the Learning Express.

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

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Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Washington Office (WO)
8:30am - 10:00am
ALISE@ALA: The ALISE Research Update Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 604
Description :

Asking the Beautiful Questions about School Library Supervisors: An Initial Inquiry into the Roles, Responsibilities, and Challenges Faced by Individuals Responsible for Library Programs at the District Level. (Ann Weeks, Jeffrey Discala, Alexandra Moses, Sheri Massey, Diane Barlow & Rebecca Follman – University of Maryland). In July 2011, IMLS awarded funding to the University of Maryland to launch The Lilead Project, a workforce study about individuals responsible for library programs and services in large and medium-size school districts throughout the U.S. This paper will present preliminary findings from the national survey, which was conducted in October 2012.

Questioning the LIS Internship: Who is the Learner? (Nora Bird and Michael Crumpton – University of North Carolina – Greensboro) The focus of literature on the role of internship has been on whether or how such activity benefits the student. The beautiful question raised in this presentation is about what happens for both the practitioner supervisor and the LIS educator during the internship experience. What do all participants learn?

Questions Are Never Neutral: Examining the Occupy and Tea Party Movements as Exemplars of Information Research and Everyday (Political) Life. (Jessica Lingel, Rutgers University; Gary Burnett and Julia Skinner, Florida State University; and John Budd, University of Missouri) This panel concentrates on the rhetoric from and discourses of the Tea Party and Occupy Movements as foci for examination of information as deeply political; the result will be presentation of method, discursive practice in situ, and ramifications for education in the context of personal, informational politics.

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

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 26 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Edge Initiative - Info & Updates Affiliate Event, Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Other, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 611-614
Description :

Get the most recent and up-to-date info on the Edge Initiative. This session will include an update on the progress of the Initiative, an overview of the Edge resources and tools, and an update on the Edge launch.

The session will include a moderated panel of pilot librarians, members of the Edge coalition and members of the Library Directors Advisory Group will provide updates. For more information about this public Edge session, please contact Alison Saffold at asaffold@urbanlibraries.org or visit www.libraryedge.org.

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

10:30am - 11:30am
Pew Internet Research Update Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 606-607
Description :

Join Lee Rainie, Pew Internet and American Life Project, to hear firsthand new findings about library services: what the public wants (and does not want) at libraries, as well as details from library focus groups on how libraries are coping with the new mix of services. Explore this important new research and its implications for planning library services.

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

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Washington Office Breakout Session I - Copyright in the 113th Congress Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 604
Description :

The Washington Office’s Office of Government Relations will host a panel discussion exploring the copyright landscape on Capitol Hill at the start of the 113th Congress. The outcome of the recent elections, as well as activity in the courts will be discussed. In addition, the potential for legislation being introduced on copyright-related topics such as the first sale doctrine (dependent upon the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley & Sons, Inc.), orphan works, Section 108, and the Chafee Amendment will be explored.

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

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Washington Office (WO)
10:30am - 11:30am
Washington Office Update Breakout II: Starting from Scratch: New Recipes for Ebook Models that Work Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 602-603
Description :

Libraries and start-ups are taking on the ebook challenge by creating their own solutions to get ebooks into the hands of library readers. Join speakers, Linda Crowe and Heather Teysko from Califa, a not for profit membership cooperative serving libraries and other information services in California; Jamie Larue from Douglas County Public Libraries in Colorado; and Tim Coates from Bilbary Ltd, a web based ebook rental business model for a lively discussion about their projects. What was the motivating force that pushed them in the direction that they took? What have they learned along the way and how do they envision their futures? This panel will be moderated by Chris Harris, Coordinator/School Library Systems, Genesee Valley BOCES and member of the ALA Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG).

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

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Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Washington Office (WO)

Saturday, January 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
ALA and E-books: Prospects and Directions for 2013 Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 602-603
Description :

How is ALA addressing the challenges with e-books? Sari Feldman (Cuyahoga County Public Library), Bob Wolven (Columbia University), and Alan Inouye (ALA OITP) discuss the work of the Digital Content Working Group – from reports produced to discussions with publishers in New York and more. Policy strategies and priorities for 2013 will be illuminated through a panel (to be announced) of leading experts and practitioners from the e-book publishing ecosystem.

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

1:00pm - 2:30pm
CANCELLED: US National Libraries RDA Update Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update Washington State Convention Center
Room 606-607
Description :

Please note that this session has been cancelled.

This open forum shares progress and/or concerns over recommendations of the US National Libraries RDA Test Coordinating Committee and the US national libraries' preparations to implement RDA.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Digital Public Library of America Update (DPLA) Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 602-603
Description :

Join Emily Gore, Director for Content from the Digital Public Library of America, to get the latest information about the project, to learn more about the Hubs Pilot Project, the initial DPLA launch in April 2013, and to discuss ways to contribute to the DPLA now and in the future.

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

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Linked Data for Holdings and Cataloging: The First Step Is Always the Hardest! Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 611-614
Description :

Joint forum of the CRS Holdings Information Committee and the CRS Cataloging Committee. The first hour will be presentations about Linked Data and holdings and the second hour will be hands on case studies of creating Linked Data using the free tool Viewshare.

Both Committees thank OCLC for sponsoring this session.
From pre-conferences to webinars, there is a lot of talk recently about Linked Data. However, so far only large resource-rich organizations seem to have projects underway. Is the utilization of Linked Data even possible—or relevant—for my library? How would I even get started? Join the Holdings and Continuing Resources Cataloging Committees to learn more. In our first hour, Eric Miller of Zepheira will explain why the use of Linked Data is so exciting from a holdings perspective by sharing early findings of libraries experimenting with the Bibliographic Framework Initiative. Richard Wallis from OCLC will then discuss Linked Data from a cataloging perspective with the recent release of records for Linked Data.
The second half of our forum, beginning at 4:30, will show real life examples put together using free tools by brave volunteers from libraries just like yours! Violeta Ilik from Texas A&M used Viewshare to generate and customize unique, dynamic views of data about faculty members, their research areas, PhD granting institutions, and the authority records in the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF). Jeremy Myntti from University of Utah will show different ways that lots of existing metadata from digital collections can be exposed through the creation of unique user interfaces, including maps and faceting displays. Viewing data in different ways may reveal things about your data that you never knew. Eric Miller will be on hand to help interested attendees get started on their own projects. We know you are out there, come share your experiences with those eager to begin linking data!

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

3:00pm - 5:30pm
ACRL / SPARC Forum Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 606-607
Description :

“Life Beyond the Impact Factor: The Promise and Perils of Article Level Metrics.” For decades, scholars - and those who evaluate them - have had a limited set of options when it comes to metrics to measure the impact of their work. As scholarship has moved deeper into the digital realm, new opportunities to track its reach and utility have been created. New metrics are arising that can tell us something about scholarly works on a much more granular level than ever before. These article level metrics hold the promise to help tell a much richer story about a scholars work than a single measure could ever hope to do.

A panel of experts will explore what these emerging alternative metrics look like, how they work, and how they are being used. They'll also discuss both the promise and potential pitfalls of applying these measures in the research evaluation, tenure and promotion processes.

Speakers include:
• Heather Piwowar, cofounder of ImpactStory
• Jennifer Lin, Product Manager, Public Library of Science
• Scott Lapinski, Digital Resources and Services Librarian, Harvard Medical School

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

Saturday, January 26 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
ALA Research Update: Diversity Counts Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 604
Description :

In 2006, the ALA’s Office for Research & Statistics and Office for Diversity released Diversity Counts, a comprehensive study of gender, race, age and disability status in the library profession. This update will highlight new data on the profession derived from the most recent 2009 and 2010 American Community Surveys. Updates from the ALA 2012-2013 Diversity Research Grant projects will also be provided. During this session, Richard Chabrán, adjunct professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona, will be presented with the 2012 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honor. As part of its ongoing support of the propagation of library-based diversity research, the Committee on Diversity and Office for Diversity are pleased to recognize Mr. Chabrán for his contributions to the profession and his promotion of diversity within it.

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

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Research & Statistics (ORS)
ALA Office for Diversity
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Linked Data for Holdings and Cataloging: Interactive Session Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 611-614
Description :

Linked Data for Holdings and Cataloging: The first step is the hardest!
Both Committees thank OCLC for sponsoring this session.
From pre-conferences to webinars, there is a lot of talk recently about Linked Data. However, so far only large resource-rich organizations seem to have projects underway. Is the utilization of Linked Data even possible—or relevant—for my library? How would I even get started? Join the Holdings and Continuing Resources Cataloging Committees to learn more. In our first hour, Eric Miller of Zepheira will explain why the use of Linked Data is so exciting from a holdings perspective by sharing early findings of libraries experimenting with the Bibliographic Framework Initiative. Richard Wallis from OCLC will then discuss Linked Data from a cataloging perspective with the recent release of records for Linked Data.
The second half of our forum, beginning at 4:30, will show real life examples put together using free tools by brave volunteers from libraries just like yours! Violeta Ilik from Texas A&M used Viewshare to generate and customize unique, dynamic views of data about faculty members, their research areas, PhD granting institutions, and the authority records in the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF). Jeremy Myntti from University of Utah will show different ways that lots of existing metadata from digital collections can be exposed through the creation of unique user interfaces, including maps and faceting displays. Viewing data in different ways may reveal things about your data that you never knew. Eric Miller will be on hand to help interested attendees get started on their own projects. We know you are out there, come share your experiences with those eager to begin linking data!

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

Sunday, January 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Digital Badges Update: A New Way to Learn & Show What you Know Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 604
Description :

This session will provide an update regarding YALSA's Badges for Librarians project, which will create free, online continuing education opportunities based on YALSA's Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth (http://www.ala.org/yalsa/guidelines/yacompetencies2010). Individuals who successfully complete the online learning experiences will earn digital badges to display on their virtual resumes, Facebook pages, etc.

8:30am - 10:00am
Institute of Museum and Library Services Update (IMLS) Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 611-614
Description :

Join IMLS Director Susan Hildreth and other key staff of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services for a brief update on IMLS programs, followed by an opportunity for small group discussion with individual IMLS staff about current or potential programs.

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

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Public Library Association Update (PLA) Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 604
Description :

PLA is excited to be part of two valuable initiatives for public libraries – the Digital Learning Center (www.ala.org/news/pr?id=11454) and Edge (www.libraryedge.org), an initiative to create public access technology benchmarks for the library field. Join us to hear how these programs can have a powerful impact on the work of public libraries to provide digital literacy education and internet/technology access to communities. Discussion and feedback will be welcome.

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

10:30am - 11:30am
Summer Reading Update (ALSC, PLA, YALSA) Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 602-603
Description :

Join the Association for Library Service to Children, the Public Library Association, and the Young Adult Library Services Association for an update on summer reading. This session will include an update on the progress of YALSA’s two minigrants made possible through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The minigrants support the implementation of innovative summer reading programs for teens, especially to underserved teen populations and funding for libraries to train and use teens as interns to provide support during libraries’ summer reading programs. PLA will provide an overview about their IMLS-funded pilot research and design of a national digital summer reading (NDSR) program website application (app). Finally, ALSC will provide information on the latest summer reading resources and tools, including taking your summer reading program online.

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

10:30am - 11:30am
Top Technology Trends (LITA) Discussion/Interest group, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 606-607
Description :

LITA's Top Technology Trends session at Midwinter 2013 in Seattle will both return to its roots and take a new tack. As LITA's premier program on changes and advances in technology, the roundtable discussion will return to its original Midwinter form of a more informal discussion amongst library technology experts and thought leaders. The new tack will be to focus on a single broad area of current interest or concern to the library technology community.

The topic for Midwinter 2013 will be "If Data I Created Resides in a Cloud Environment, Is it Still Mine?". Lead by educator and librarian Carl Grant, of CARE Affiliates, a small group of library thought leaders will discuss the issues and ramifications of storing and mixing library created data with vendor-provided or licensed data in a cloud based or hosted environment.

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

Sunday, January 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Electronic Resources Management (LITA) Discussion/Interest group, News You Can Use Update, Recorded Session Washington State Convention Center
Room 604
Description :

The theme of the session will be "Meeting the Challenge: Successful electronic resources management in the absence of a perfect system".
This session
will focus on the best practices, creative approaches and local techniques that individual libraries use in order to manage and perform daily responsibilities. Potential topics include but are not limited to local workflows used to counter failed or missing functionality in existing systems, successful strategies for managing collections in the absence of an ERMS, or best practices for using non-ERMS systems and software for electronic resources management.

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

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Intellectual Freedom Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update Washington State Convention Center
Room 611-614
Description :

Intellectual Freedom Committee, Intellectual Freedom Round Table, and Division Intellectual Freedom Committee meeting