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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 - 1:00pm

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 - 4:30pm

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 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Putting U in UX Design: User Experience Design Discussion Forum Discussion/Interest group Washington State Convention Center
Room 203
Description :

The newly created User Experience (UX) Design Committee of the Emerging Technologies in Reference Section (MARS) practices what it preaches! We invite you to help us develop future programming and projects by joining us for a lively discussion led by Heidi Steiner, Head of Digital and Distance Education Services at Norwich University. Heidi will kick off the discussion by sharing her thoughts and experiences with UX design. She and members of the committee will then open the discussion by inviting you to share your interests, experiences, and thoughts related to user experience design and emerging technologies in libraries.

Monday, January 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 11:30am
Executive Committee Meeting II (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Washington State Convention Center
Room 214
Description :

Planning for the operations of the Emerging Technologies in Reference Section